Church Knowle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5NF | Property for sale | Savills
145.49 sq m(1,566 sq ft)
Guide price £1,195,000

Church KnowleWareham, Dorset, BH20 5NF

    Key features

    • Enviable location in sought after village
    • Within glorious countryside of the Isle of Purbeck
    • Charming cottage with beautifully presented accommodation
    • Most rooms enjoy lovely views over the gardens
    • Pretty cottage gardens surround the property

    Delightful period cottage in this sought after village.

    About this property

    • A charming period cottage having appealing elevations of local Purbeck stone under a slate roof, with planning permission for a traditional car port with guest suite over and utility extension to the cottage.

      The beautifully presented accommodation includes an entrance porch with front door opening into the dining hall, with flagstone floor, fireplace recess and understairs cupboard. The good size sitting room has triple aspect windows including French doors to the garden and a log burner on a polished Purbeck stone hearth, and there is a further reception room which could be used as a formal dining room or ground floor bedroom. The attractive hand painted kitchen has wood worktops, Belfast sink, integrated dishwasher and a range cooker with extractor hood over. Leading off the kitchen is a rear hallway/ boot room and cloakroom. On the first floor are the main bedroom with pretty cast iron fire surround and fitted wardrobe whilst the larger guest bedroom has a glazed shower with rainhead fitting. There are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Most rooms in the cottage enjoy lovely views over the gardens and across to the hills of the surrounding countryside beyond.

      The property has a private gated driveway with paved parking area for several cars, approached via a right of way along the adjoining farm track. The pretty cottage gardens surround the property and are lawned with a wide variety of shrubs, herbaceous plants and trees. There are several terraces for different times of the day including an elevated corner patio with summerhouse perfect for evening drinks and a useful storage shed.

      Photos taken 2020, 2022, 2023

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    This really is a gem of a cottage, in one of my favourite Purbeck villages

    Jamie MortenProperty agent

    Local information

    • Fossil Cottage enjoys an enviable location in the sought after village of Church Knowle.
    • The village is set within the beautiful countryside of the Isle of Purbeck, offering excellent walking, cycling and riding, and designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    • From the cottage, a footpath leads up to the ridge leading to Corfe Castle with spectacular views over the Purbeck hills and Poole Harbour.
    • In the village are the church of St Peter, the village hall and a public house.
    • Corfe Castle, world famous for its castle ruins is about 2 miles away and offers further amenities such as a village shop, hotels, restaurants and pubs including The Pink Goat which is highly recommended, and a short distance away, The Weld Arms at Lulworth.
    • The walled Saxon town of Wareham, with a Sainsbury's supermarket and mainline railway station to London Waterloo is about five miles, and the Heritage steam railway from Corfe Castle connects with the Victorian seaside town of Swanage, about 4 miles away.
    • The UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast starts at Studland Bay, and includes incredible beaches and further along the coast, geological formations such as Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.

    Additional information

    • Council Tax Band F
    • Directions: Driving from Wareham, proceed into Corfe Castle. Just before you reach the Castle ruins, turn right signposted Church Knowle. Follow this road into Church Knowle and you will find the drive to Fossil Cottage, 3 Church Knowle adjacent to the red telephone box.
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F