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Russett Hollow Annexe

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7 Nights See prices

  • £525  to  £625

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About Russett Hollow Annexe

Russett Hollow Annexe is a fantastic choice for couples who want a comfortable and private Dorset holiday cottage. The one bedroom bungalow is along a quiet stone lane just a short walk from Church Knowle and the village’s award winning pub, The New Inn, a medieval church dating back to the 1400s and animal sanctuary with cafe. There is a convenient footpath which takes you through the village and up Knowle Hill (where you can enjoy far reaching views over Purbeck and Poole Harbour) to the ruins of Corfe Castle, and past The Rings.

Church Knowle is in the heart of Purbeck which means you can walk or cycle to many attractions if you don’t want to drive, and there is a public footpath that goes past Russett Hollow Annexe that links up with the Dorset Coastal Footpath. Many Purbeck landmarks may be familiar to fans of the film “Nuts in May” as it was filmed at Corfe Castle Campsite and the surrounding area.

Corfe Castle is less than two miles from Russett Hollow Annexe. It is a vibrant village with castle ruins and a good variety of shops (you may recognise the local grocery store featured on the BBC show “Mary Queen of Shops”). The Saxon town of Wareham is six miles north of the cottage, where there are further shops, tea rooms, two supermarkets and a riverside Quay where you can hire a boat or take a trip in a paddle steamer. Close to Arne RSPB Nature Reserve, part of the ‘Super Heath’, stunning for wildlife and birdwatching and where BBC Springwatch and Winterwatch is filmed. Wareham Forest is a lovely place to walk or ride a bike, while the more adventurous may enjoy paddleboarding on the River Frome. Wareham also has a cinema and modern sports centre with a swimming pool and gym, and the town is close to the Olive Tree Cookery School where you can attend a workshop or buy a delicious hamper for a special picnic.

Water surrounds the Isle of Purbeck on three sides, so you are never far from the sea. Kimmeridge is less than three miles away where the World Famous Etches Collection fossil museum is based.  They exhibit the ‘Sea Monster’, as featured in David Attenborough’s BBC programme.  Seven miles south of Church Knowle, the seaside town of Swanage has more shops, pubs and cafes, and a beautiful seafront promenade and Victorian pier. Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove are a must-see, and you are also within reach of Poole, Weymouth, and the National Trust managed beaches of Studland. Other top Purbeck attractions include the Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World, Swanage Steam Railway, Hardy’s Cottage, where the writer Thomas Hardy was born, and Clouds Hill where Lawrence of Arabia (T. E. Lawrence) lived.

After a busy day discovering Purbeck, the Jurassic Coast and beautiful Dorset attractions, you can return to the welcome comforts of Russett Hollow Annexe, with its sunny garden to enjoy long summer evenings, and cosy living room with a woodburning stove and lovely views.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Amelia & John Coffen joined Independent Cottages in October 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Dorset)

Russett Hollow Annexe is a one bedroom cottage with all accommodation on the same level. Guests can enjoy peace and privacy, and as the cottage is on the grounds of the owner's house, there is the added benefit of having them close if you have any questions about the property or the local area.

Accommodation Comprises:

  • The combined sitting and dining room is furnished in a traditional style with a comfortable two-seater couch and armchair, bookcase with a selection of games and books, and a television with satellite channels and DVD player. There is a log burning stove for chilly evenings, and the large glass sliding doors, which open onto the patio, make the most of the stunning countryside views.
  • The dining area has a dining table and two chairs. It also has a large window with wonderful views, making the room double-aspect and allowing lots of natural light in during the day.
  • The fitted kitchen has a good range of cooking utensils, pans, crockery and cutlery. There are cupboards and a fridge (with ice box) for storing food, a table-top oven and hob, kettle, toaster and microwave - everything you need for easy self-catering.
  • The bedroom is elegantly furnished with a comfortable double bed with bedside table and reading light. A wardrobe and chest of drawers with a large mirror provide ample space so you can unpack and settle in. There is an iron and ironing board, and a hairdryer.
  • A heated towel rail adds a touch of luxury to the shower room, which has a large shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.


  • Russett Hollow Annexe enjoys spectacular views of the Purbeck countryside, and the garden is a beautiful place from which to enjoy them.
  • A paved courtyard at the front of the property has an outdoor table and chairs and is a lovely location to enjoy a drink while you spot the local wildlife which includes deer, squirrels, pheasant and badgers, and there are alpacas in the neighbour's field. A path leads through the garden and past apple trees to the parking area.
  • Further seating on the rear patio lets you move around with the sun. The garden has a further raised patio with a barbecue. The views from this platform are outstanding.
  • There is off street parking for one vehicle.
  • The owners can provide storage for bicycles, surfboards or fishing equipment if required. Guests can also bring their own jet skis or boats to launch at Wareham or Kimmeridge.

Further Information: All utilities and bedding are included in the cost of hire, but guests are required to bring their own bed linen, towels and tea towels. Although the property is on one level, there are steps leading to it from the parking area and it is not suitable for wheelchairs. The property has central heating and WiFi. No smoking. No pets. No children.

Russett Hollow Annexe Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 29th Mar 2024 - Thu, 11th Jul 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 12th Jul 2024 - Thu, 29th Aug 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 30th Aug 2024 - Thu, 26th Sep 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Amelia & John Coffen
Member Since October 2017

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