East Street, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5ED | Property for sale | Savills
1,537 sq ft(142.79 sq m)
Guide price £745,000(€849,457)

East StreetCorfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5ED

    Key features

    • Historic village of Corfe Castle on the beautiful Isle of Purbeck
    • With village shop, several tea rooms, hotels, public houses and Corfe Common
    • Grade II listed former Manse occupying a prominent position in the heart of the village
    • Subject of a comprehensive and sympathetic programme of refurbishment and modernisation in recent years
    • Secluded courtyard terrace with steps leading to lawn with flower and shrub borders

    Charming Grade II listed former Manse, in the heart of historic Corfe Castle.

    About this property

    • A charming Grade II listed former Manse, occupying a prominent position in the heart of the village. The house is understood to date from the late 18th Century and has handsome elevations of mellow local stone under a tiled roof, with small paned sash windows to the front. The house has been the subject of a comprehensive and sympathetic programme of refurbishment and modernisation in recent years, and is attractively presented. Particular features including a painted wood freestanding kitchen with gas fired Aga, log burners in both reception rooms and one of the bedrooms, period style radiators, and oil fired central heating.

      Internal inspection is strongly recommended.

      The accommodation offers generous room sizes, and a layout that could be arranged to suit a purchaser's needs. The front door opens into the hall area, with wood floor, understairs storage and a utility cupboard housing plumbing and space for a washing machine. The bright sitting room with has a feature stone chimney breast with log burner, sash window with window seat to the front and a small side window, fitted bookshelves and wood flooring. The dining room has a fire surround with mirrored overmantel and log burner, deep sash window with window seat and a serving hatch to the kitchen. The stylish kitchen includes a good range of freestanding units in grey with butcher's block wood worktops and includes a Belfast sink, Neff oven, integrated fridge/ freezer and dishwasher, gas fired Aga, flagstone style tiled floor, and an exposed stone feature wall. A glazed door with side windows opens on to the secluded courtyard at the side.

      From the hall a staircase with elegant balustrade and wood handrail leads up to the first floor landing, which provides a study or reading area with sash window to the front, and a cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. The good size main bedroom has two oak fronted wardrobe cupboards and a linen cupboard. There is another large bedroom on this floor which has previously been used as a sitting room, and features a log burner. The bathroom has a bath with rainfall shower over, a basin set into a wash stand, and a heated towel rain. Adjacent is a separate WC. The stairs continue up to the second floor landing with storage lockers. There are two further characterful double bedrooms, with sloping ceilings, exposed timber beams, and stripped pine doors.

      A high box hedge runs along the front boundary with a rustic work arch and flagstone path leading to the front door. A gate at the side opens into a secluded courtyard terrace with stone walls surrounding. Steps lead up to a lawn with flower and shrub borders, secluded by hedging and trees. The garden continues up the slope in its natural state, and into trees at the end where there is a garden shed.

      We are advised that the house is Freehold, with a small area of the first floor at the rear being a Flying Freehold over the adjoining house behind.

      NB The owner is currently preparing a planning application to provide an access from the street to allow a car to be parked in the courtyard.

      We are also advised by the owner that the current external oil fired boiler could potentially be replaced with a mains gas boiler.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Stunning Corfe Castle with its amazing castle ruins and dramatic history, is one of my favourite villages

    Jamie MortenProperty agent

    Local information

    • The historic village of Corfe Castle, renowned for its imposing castle ruins and pretty stone cottages, lies in the beautiful countryside of the Isle of Purbeck, part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    • Within the village are a village shop, several tea rooms, hotels and public houses.
    • Corfe Common, a landscape common understood to date from the Middle Ages, is a haven for wildlife and the largest area of common land in Dorset.
    • The seaside town of Swanage with sandy beaches and day to day shopping needs is approximately six miles drive, and the Saxon market town of Wareham with train station to London Waterloo approx. 4.4 miles.
    • The UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast, offering breathtaking scenery and beautiful coastal and cliff walks starts at Studland beach approx. five miles away.
    • 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 sailing and numerous other watersports.
    • There are many yacht clubs and marinas around the shore, the closest being at Ridge Wharf and Shell Bay.

    Additional information

    • Council Tax Band F
    • Directions: From Wareham, follow the A351 south east signposted to Swanage and Corfe Castle. Drive past the castle ruins high above you on the right hand side, and as the road starts to bear around to the right and into the village, The Manse is the house on the left hand side, on the junction with Sandy Hill Lane. You can park immediately outside, with further parking along Sandy Hill Lane and in the walkers' car park at the top of the hill.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F