Our rooms have had a make over!
Over the winter of 2015 we refurbished all of our rooms to ensure they provide an even greater level of luxury than before. Returning customers will notice big changes in most of the rooms which we are sure will improve your stay even further.
The inspiration behind the name for the guest house, Oliver Cromwell, having finally taken the “last Royalist stronghold” in the South of England, although it must be said only by treachery, ordered the “slighting” of Corfe Castle. He gave the job of packing gunpowder around the foundations to Captain Hughes of Lulworth, who then blew up the castle so that it could never be used again.
The Cromwell is a large well appointed double room with exposed original beams. The room has been furnished with high quality oak furniture to match the beams and provide it with the regal splendour beholden to its name. The room has modern en suite facilities and a 24” wide screen LED HDTV as well as tea/coffee making facilities.
Named after Lady Mary Bankes, who successfully defended Corfe Castle with a handful of men during the English civil war. She was ultimately betrayed by one of her own commanders, who managed to lead a party of parliamentarians into the castle by reversing their jackets and assuming the guise of Royalist soldiers.
The Bankes is a large attractive double room with exposed original roof timbers. The room is appointed with high quality rustic reclaimed wooden furniture to match the beams. The Bankes embodies the solid, persevering characteristics of its namesake and the room benefits from modern en suite facilities and is further enhanced by a 27” wide screen LED HDTV as well as tea/coffee making facilities.
Named after the reigning monarch at the time of the last major battle in Corfe Castle between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers. His reign (1625-1649) led to two civil wars, the abolition of the monarchy and eventually his execution for treason.
The Charles I is a spacious and elegant double room set with an impressive double kingsize bed and tastefully appointed with high quality walnut furniture. As with all our rooms the Charles I benefits from modern en suite facilities and has a 24” wide screen LED HDTV as well as tea/coffee making facilities.
Named after the besieging Parlimentarian Colonel who resorted to colluding with one of Lady Mary’s own commanders in order to finally bring Corfe Castle, one of the last Royalist strongholds in the South of England, to its knee’s.
The Bingham is a spacious comfortable twin bedded room, which is light and airy and is tastefully appointed with high quality walnut furniture. The Bingham continues the theme of embodying the spirit of its namesake, this room has the ability to be something it’s not, - although it looks like a twin, it can easily convert to a super-kingsize at a moments notice. As with all our rooms the Bingham benefits from modern en suite facilities and is has a 27” wide screen LED HDTV as well as tea/coffee making facilities.