If you are moving house, looking to start a new life in Corfe Castle or retiring to Corfe Castle, we can help you.
The sight of Corfe Castle rising from the hill as you turn a corner is one that never fails to lift my spirits.
It is so evocative of lovely summer days, of Enid Blyton stories and for me, the promise of the lovely Purbeck Valley Folk Festival.
I know when I see Corfe I only have a couple of miles to go to reach the festival site, from where you can step out of the campervan and see the castle on the next hill, with the steam train chuffing gently towards you.
The village has been the inspiration for many literary and film titles.
The children’s author Enid Blyton spent time in the area, and some of her adventure stories like The Famous Five (Kirrin Island) featured castles that were said to be based on Corfe Castle. In 1957 the Children’s Film Foundation (CFF) movie Five on a Treasure Island was filmed in and around Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle Village and the Jurassic Coast (Durdle Door and Stairhole at Lulworth Cove).
Enter the shop on the corner and you could well be stepping into the pages of a Blyton book, and there is a trail around the village in tribute to the author, who inspired millions of children with her tales of adventurous youngsters.
Corfe was featured in the 1971 film Bedknobs and Broomsticks as the fictional village of Pepperinge Eye.
The castle itself features prominently in Mike Leigh’s 1976 TV play Nuts in May. The two main characters, Keith and Candice-Marie, pay a visit to the castle during their camping holiday.
Keith Roberts, an English science fiction writer who lived nearby, set his novel Pavane partly around the castle and similar events in an alternate history.
The castle is also the setting for Ron Dawson’s children’s story, Scary Bones meets the Wacky Witches of Wareham.
The castle itself is incredibly important, as it was built in the 11th century from stone when most castles were constructed with timber and earth. This shows the castle was extremely high status. It is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
It was built by William the Conqueror and underwent major structural changes in the 12th and 13th centuries. In the 15th century it fell to a siege ending in an assault and it is now owned by the National Trust, attracting more than 200,000 visitors each year.
If you want to know what it looked like when it was built you can head to the Corfe Model Village, which features 1/20 scale versions of many of the village’s homes and structures as they would have looked just before the castle was attacked.
Historians will also love Mortons House Hotel, which was built in 1590 and is one of the most notable buildings in the village.
The village offers a unique range of independent shops, pubs, restaurants, teahouses, hotels, self-catering holiday homes, bed and breakfast accommodation and two free museums. It is just a short hop from Poole on the ferry from Swanage, and about ten minutes from Wareham main line train station – there will soon be trains running to Wareham from Corfe after a government grant funded to re-joining up of the line.
Properties in Corfe Castle is pricey, with an overall average price of £455,700 over the last year.
The majority of sales in Corfe Castle during the last year were terraced properties, selling for an average price of £504,250. Detached properties sold for an average of £461,250, with semi-detached properties fetching £347,500.
Overall, sold prices in Corfe Castle over the last year were 9% down on the previous year and 15% down on the 2017 peak of £538,450.
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