Owners say, "This is an extraordinarily lovely home." We agree!
The property lies within the heart of the village of Corfe Castle, just minutes from the castle itself and the steam railway station. The charming village shop is also only a short walk away, and full of just about everything you could need. St Edward's Church sits in the square by the castle and shop. From the bottom of the garden a gate takes you directly onto the village common, providing lovely walks and a place for children to play safely.
The amazing sandy beaches of Studland and Swanage are a short drive away – or why not take the steam train into Swanage? The village also offers buses that run from Swanage to Wareham and on to Poole. Turn left outside Corfe, and the road takes you to Kimmeridge, the lost village of Tyneham, and on to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. At the riverside town of Wareham, roughly five miles away, is a mainline train station to London Waterloo.
- Gorgeous Cottage in Historic Village
- Private Garden with Access to Common
- Garden Views of Corfe Castle
- Packed with Original Features
- Generous Accommodation
- Potential for Passive Income
- Close to Fabulous Walks
This remarkable and enchanting Grade II listed cottage has a long history in Corfe Castle. We believe the front part of the house could be an Anglo-Saxon Long House, and part of the back of the house, which was the old stable, dates back around 300 years. It is a property full of charm and character, with a lovely, homely feel to it.
The large front door leads you into the DINING HALL, a wonderful room for entertaining in style. The formal SITTING ROOM has an open fireplace, well used during the colder months for warmth and atmosphere and, as with all the rooms, window shutters to keep the warmth in. The KITCHEN AND SCULLERY are both fitted with attractive timber wall and base units, the kitchen has a gas range, butler sink and a larder store and in the scullery, there is space and plumbing for a fridge, freezer and washing machine. The boiler is housed here too, and a door takes you out into the garden. Move from the kitchen and into the very pretty BREAKFAST ROOM, a superb spot for meals, with French doors opening onto the garden it is a lovely place to start, or indeed, end your day, and there is more than enough space for a sofa and an area for a desk! From the Scullery, go through to the inner hall to a ground floor BATHROOM with bathtub, shower cubicle, W.C. and built-in sink unit. Pass by the bathroom and into the SNUG, a fabulously useful room for relaxing. There is a pretty spiral staircase up to BEDROOM 3, which is full of character and views across the garden. This section of the house, which was the 18th century stable, could become an annexe or perfect for a passive income.
From the dining hall, attractive timber stairs take you up to the FIRST FLOOR and bedroom accommodation to BEDROOMS 1 and 2. Both bedrooms are large doubles with character and super views, BEDROOM 1 has views to Nine Barrows at the front and across the garden to the hills at the rear and BEDROOM 2 has similar rear garden views. The FAMILY BATHROOM is a really good size, with a bathtub with shower over, sink and W.C. There is also access to BEDROOM 2 from here.
This garden is a wonder of mature shrubs, trees and seating areas. At just under 200 feet long it can literally be whatever you wish to make it.
With a sneak view of the Castle, you can sit and imagine what it could have been like in days gone by. At the far end of the garden is a gate which give you direct access onto the Common with walks and views across the hills, not to mention an even better view of the Castle.
The present owner parks in West Street and enjoys a walk across the common and through the back gate to the cottage.
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Dorset (Purbeck) Council. Tax band F.
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