Kingston, Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5LH | Property for sale | Savills
1,259 sq ft(116.96 sq m)
Guide price £595,000(€703,746)

KingstonCorfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5LH

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2024
  • Next to popular public house, The Scott Arms
  • High on the Purbeck Ridge with stunning views
  • Imaginatively remodelled to provide single storey home
  • Private walled shingle courtyard with excellent views
  • Currently used as holiday let
  • Two owned parking spaces across the lane

Charming Grade II listed character property in this sought after Purbeck village.

About this property

  • The Old Forge is a most appealing Grade II listed character cottage which cleverly combines an exterior of local Purbeck stone with a stylish, contemporary interior. Originally two buildings, one of which was the forge, the property has been imaginatively re-modelled to provide a single storey home that could be used as a main home, but would also make the perfect second home. In addition, the current owners have generated a valuable income from renting the property out.

    The cottage is situated in the heart of this Conservation Area village, surrounded by beautiful countryside with views towards Corfe Castle, and has a popular public house which the property adjoins.

    The accommodation has many character features, with most rooms enjoying vaulted beamed ceilings, several with roof lights, and flagstone floors. The front door opens straight from the private entrance courtyard into the living area with log burner and chimney extending into the tall vaulted ceiling. The generous open plan kitchen/ dining room is ideal for entertaining and is fitted with a range of oak units with granite tops and a Belfast sink, with space for a table and chairs. The main bedroom features an original fireplace and chimney breast (not a working fireplace) and a modern en suite shower. There are two further bedrooms and the modern family bathroom with bath and shower. The cottage has oil fired central heating.

    Outside, the cottage has the benefit of a private walled shingle courtyard, perfect for al fresco dining, which enjoys excellent views over the wall across to the ruins of Corfe Castle. The Old Forge has the benefit of two owned parking spaces diagonally across the lane, and opposite the pub.

    Agent's Note
    The property is currently used as a holiday rental property and is registered for Business Rates. The owner has advised that there is no restriction on residential use and a purchaser could revert to Council Tax if required.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I think Kingston is the perfect village from which to explore all that the Isle of Purbeck has to offer

Jamie MortenProperty agent

Local information

  • Kingston is a small and picturesque Dorset village renowned for its characterful stone cottages, church, and popular public house, The Scott Arms.
  • The village is set high on the Purbeck Ridge and enjoys stunning views towards Corfe Castle and Poole Harbour across Corfe Common, a haven for wildlife and one of the largest areas of common land in Dorset.
  • The incredible UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast famous for its geological formations such as Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door is about two miles drive, the seaside town of Swanage with day to day shopping needs is about five miles, and the Saxon market town of Wareham with train station to London Waterloo is about six miles.
  • Fine walking, cycling and riding can be enjoyed across the area, and the South West Coastal Path can be joined at Worth Matravers.
  • The Isle of Purbeck Golf Club lies on the road to Studland and there are many fine courses in the wider area.
  • Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world, is famous for its beach at Sandbanks, sailing, paddle boarding and many other watersports.

Additional information

  • Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating.
  • NB The water and drainage are private, supplied by The Encombe Estate, who we are advised provide this facility to the majority of the village.
  • Agent's Note
  • The property is currently used as a holiday rental property and is registered for Business Rates. The owner has advised that there is no restriction on residential use and a purchaser could revert to Council Tax if required.
  • Directions: From Wareham, take the A351 signposted to Swanage, following this road through Corfe Castle village. After leaving the village, turn right signposted to Kingston. Follow this winding road for several miles, and at The Scott Arms public house, turn right. The Old Forge can be found on the next corner beyond the pub, accessed on foot from the driveway down to the car park.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F