King's Orchard is home to two welcoming self-catering retreats close to the Dorset coast. Providing Four Star Gold self-catering, these stylish barn conversions have classic contemporary appeal just perfect for couples wanting to explore this beautiful part of the South West. Stylish throughout, both holiday homes are located opposite the main property and are an excellent choice for those with a passion for the great outdoors and wildlife with superb walking from the doorstep, including private access to a ten acre nature reserve just yards away. They are also excellent bases for exploring the many attractions of Dorset including the world famous Jurassic coastline and the Isle of Purbeck.
Ideally placed in Creech Bottom, a sleepy tranquil hamlet sitting at Purbeck's very heart, walkers will be in heaven with the Purbeck Way accessible from the front door. Lace up your walking boots and explore miles of stunning scenery with popular walks taking you to Corfe village with its majestic castle ruins (built in the 11th Century by William the Conqueror and just four miles away) and even Swanage (for the hardened walker at ten miles in distance!). You also have access onto the South West Coastal Path at Kimmeridge (a marine wildlife reserve six miles away), and an RSPB nature reserve at Arne for birdwatchers (just four miles).
Enjoy the tranquility and a cream tea at the unique Blue Pool (just a mile from King's Orchard) or take a nostalgic trip on the Swanage Steam Railway which can be boarded just three miles away at Norden. For those seeking the cry of the gull, head to the glorious beaches at Studland (ten miles by car) or world famous Lulworth Cove (closer still and five miles) where you will find a beautiful castle on Lulworth Estate and Durdle Door beyond.
Take a trip to enjoy the magic (and wildlife!) of Brownsea Island from Wareham Old Quay (two miles away) or visit Weymouth, Swanage and Poole harbour, all offering a wealth of attractions.
Michael Green joined Independent Cottages in December 2016
The Loft is a stylish first floor one-bedroom apartment, located in the East Wing of the main house, with its own entrance and a good degree of privacy. Accessed via an external staircase, accommodation is presented to a high standard of comfort and comprises:
Outside: Guests have a private area to sit out when the sun shines with outdoor furniture - a lovely place for a glass or wine or BBQ after a long day walking. Parking available opposite the apartment.
Additional information: A welcome tray is provided with tea and coffee. Lots of thoughtful useful extras are provided but there are supermarkets in Wareham just two miles from King's Orchard. Bedlinen, towels (please bring beach towels), electricity and heating included in the price. Short breaks (three night minimum) available during the winter months. Sorry but no pets. Friday is the normal changeover day but the owner will try to be flexible where possible.
Star Rating: 4 Star Gold
Please book by email. The Loft is a brick building but,is part clad in wood to meet local planing approval. It is well insulated and heated for Winter and Spring.