Large Purbeck house, accommodation for the whole family.
The Halves is a stunning detached period home directly adjoining and overlooking Halves Common, the largest area of common land in Dorset, peacefully watched over by the historic Corfe Castle ruins. This substantial Purbeck House, formerly a Wesleyan Chapel built around 1880, has been lovingly restored, yet retains many original features and charm.
The farmhouse style kitchen is the heart of this delightful home and features a focal log burner, perfect for those crisp winter evenings. The double aspect allows the morning sun to fill the room while breakfast is enjoyed around the refectory dining table. There is a comfortable and snug lounge complete with cosy log burning stove and a quaint sunroom overlooking the common. On the first floor there are three light and spacious bedrooms, two of which have ensuite bathrooms. Views of the rolling Purbeck hills and countryside can be enjoyed from all bedrooms.
Step outside the back door and you will find the romantic National Trust Corfe Castle ruins. A flat walk across the common leads to the delightful playpark and village amenities including bakery, village store, traditional sweet shop, a choice of pubs/restaurants and delightful tea rooms. You can even take a step back in time and visit the quaint model village or hop on board the historic steam train, running from Corfe Castle to Swanage.
Guests should note that in keeping with the era, this cottage stands behind another house and is accessed via a rather unusual thoroughfare passage and pathway. The Halves affords quiet and privacy away from the road. Non allocated parking can be found on the surrounding roads.
Unrestricted on road parking
Baby friendly/Child friendly
- 3 Bathrooms
- Open fire
- Travel cot available
- High chair available
- Washing machine
- Walk to Corfe Castle
- Walk to pub
- Walk to shop
- Sorry No Pets
- No Smoking
3 Bedrooms. Two f/floor king size rooms, both ensuite and one twin room. Kitchen, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/ freezer, dining area to seat 8. Utility with washing machine and tumble drier. Bathrooms G/Floor shower room and two F/Floor ensuite bathrooms with full suite and hand held shower over bath. Lounge with Smart TV and wood burner (logs provided). Sun room with seating overlooking and direct access to Halves common. Small patio garden surrounding property with furniture and BBQ). Parking on road only. Bed linen and towels included for all bookings. Wi-Fi. Electric heating throughout. Travel cot (no linen) & highchair available on request.
2018 Friday Pricing
Week beginning and price
No Short Breaks
£30 booking fee
£100 refundable security fee
The normal changeover for this property is a FRIDAY , though this is flexible out of season and over Christmas.
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New Property Coming March 2018