“A building with a real story to tell – an amazing history plus great views.” - AA Inspector
CORFE CASTLE, DORSET
Our Inspector's view
Mortons Manor is a family-owned Grade II listed Elizabethan Manor House, sitting at the base of Corfe Castle steeped full of history dating back to 1590. The Tudor building was built in the shape of an ‘E’ to honour Queen Elizabeth I who stayed here. It's impressive inside too – the oak-panelled drawing room has a roaring log fire in cooler months, and a good range of enjoyable cuisine is available in the restaurant – the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or dinner throughout your stay. Bedrooms, many with views of the castle, are comfortable and well equipped.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 21
- Family rooms: 2
- Bedrooms Ground: 4
- Free TV
- WiFi available
- Hearing loop installed
- Children welcome
- Laundry facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Outdoor parking spaces: 40
- Accessible bedrooms: 4
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £145
- Double room, minimum price: £170
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.
Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing.
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