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DOMVS in assoc. with Fine & Country are delighted to offer a rare opportunity to purchase this aesthetic, original detached 4 bed home. Superb craftsmanship in ARTS & CRAFTS style . Light and airy with fabulous SEA VIEWS. This extraordinary home has only ever had 3 owners since being built Circa 1925. A real gem!


Swanage is known for its long sandy beach, eclectic shops and restaurants, folk and jazz festivals. The Durlston area of Swanage, famed for Durlston Castle and Country Park, is a highly desirable area. Cliff top and downs walks are within a short distance and Swanage town centre approximately 1/3rd of a mile from the property. Studland beach is approximately 5 miles and the riverside town of Wareham is just 10 miles. Via the Swanage/Sandbanks ferry, Bournemouth Airport is a mere 19 miles and it is just 3.2 miles from the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club.


  • 1925 Architect Designed
  • Many Original Features
  • Stunning Sea Views
  • Gardens
  • 4 Bedrooms


Situated in an enviable location in the Isle of Purbeck, sitting in it's own microclimate, this special character Arts & Crafts style house was built in 1925 by a local architect and has only had two subsequent owners.

The Arts & Crafts original features have been retained, from the glass in the wonderful solid oak front door, to the unique tiled fireplaces and the original doors and ironwork latches. As a spacious family house, Brownroof has seen many a Christmas get-together, with its welcoming brick open fireplace in the central south-facing RECEPTION HALL.

The dual aspect LOUNGE with its Art Deco feature fireplace and beautiful bay window has sea glimpses to Swanage Bay and views to Nine Barrow Down and Old Harry Rocks. The large separate DINING ROOM with its stunning original fireplace is perfect for dinner parties for family and friends. The adjacent KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM has a large floor-to- ceiling pantry which is cool in summer and a Rayburn – making it comfortably warm in winter.

The UTILITY ROOM has its original terracotta floor tiles, as well as an extremely useful original Belfast sink, storage area and laundry. This is a great space for leaving muddy boots or sandy clothes when you come in from the GARDEN or the BEACH. Upstairs, the large dual aspect MASTER BEDROOM has views across the south-facing garden to the restored Water Tower as well as across Swanage Bay to Ballard Down. There are two further BEDROOMS also with original tiled fireplaces and lovely sea views. Along the top landing the family BATHROOM has a cast iron bath. There is a south-facing SNUG/OFFICE with views over the top lawn. This room could be used flexibly as a single bedroom, study or library.
Brownroof benefits from gas-fired central heating and double glazed windows and offers much potential.


The house sits in the centre of a large tree-lined mature, landscaped GARDEN, which has ‘garden rooms of the era’ with Purbeck stone features and views over Swanage Bay and the Purbeck Hills. There is a lawn large enough for family games and an ‘al fresco’ lunch area near the kitchen. A vegetable patch with raised beds adds a piece of the good life and a ‘secret garden’ offers a place for children to play or for quiet contemplation. The GARAGE has a gated drive and there is also a large car/boat parking area at the entrance in Drummond Road.
Brownroof benefits from its secluded garden setting but is only minutes from the Downs, Durlston Country Park, the beach and all the facilities that Swanage town has to offer.
Over the years, Brownroof has been: “Good to bring up a family in and invite friends to – plenty of space to be together, and space to be apart”.


On entering Swanage, follow signs through to the town centre and brown signs to Durlston Country Park. At the Stone Quay, turn right into Seymer Road. Follow onto Durlston Road. Turn right onto Bon Accord Road. Turn 4th right into Newton Road, and next right to Salisbury Road.

Room Measurements

Please refer to floor plan

Local Authority

Purbeck District Council, Tax Band G


Mains Gas, Mains Electric, Mains Drainage


Our Lettings Department is available to provide experienced assistance should this be relevant with your purchase; please contact 01305 757300.

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