- Delightful Character Thatched Cottage
- Charming Rural Setting
- Grade II Listed
- Inglenook Fireplace with Woodburner
- Annexe with Additional Accommodation
- Set in Approx. 1/4 Acre of Gardens
- Far Reaching Views Across to Poole Harbour
- No Forward Chain
A rare opportunity to acquire a cottage with annexe in a quintessential Dorset village. Rockley Cottage is set within delightful gardens, extending to about a quarter of an acre, and with far-reaching views across to Poole Harbour.
This Grade II listed cottage likely dates back to the mid-17th century and forms one half of a pair of cottages. Its attractive brick elevations are under a thatched roof and, whilst compact at 933 sq ft, it has an exceptionally cosy and characterful feel.
The sitting room features a wonderful inglenook fireplace with woodburner and bread oven, as well as flagstone flooring and exposed ceiling timbers. An Aga occupies the former fireplace in the kitchen, which also features further exposed timbers. Stairs lead to the first floor landing, which features a double height ceiling with exposed lime mortar panels and timbers. Doors lead to the two bedrooms and bathroom, with attractive an open fireplace and vaulted ceiling to the master bedroom.
Outside, directly to the rear of the property is a stone terrace with boxed hedging, leading to a kitchen garden with thatched tool shed and a rear boundary bordering open farmland. In all, the gardens extend to about a quarter of an acre. From the road, a private gravelled driveway provides off road parking for two cars. To the other side of the driveway from the cottage is a charming detached timber built annexe with reception room, double bedroom and shower room.
The annexe was designed by a local architect and finished to an extremely high standard, featuring timber flooring in the main reception room and bi-fold doors opening out onto the lawn, with far reaching views across to Poole Harbour. To the rear of the annexe is a delightful orchard.
East Creech, surely one of the most charming villages on the Isle of Purbeck, is a hamlet at the foot of the Purbeck hills. It is situated in a delightful rural setting, about 3km west of Corfe Castle, and is made up of a cluster of stone period cottages.
The village lies within the designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is within easy reach of stunning World Heritage status coastline. Corfe Castle village provides a variety of amenities including the National Trust administered Castle ruins, shops, hotels, restaurants and public houses. Other local villages of note include Kimmeridge, West Lulworth and Worth Matravers. For more comprehensive facilities, the towns of Wareham and Swanage both provide a good variety of shopping, education and recreation, with Swanage having a Heritage Railway line to Corfe Castle. Further afield are the towns of Dorchester, Poole and Bournemouth. The mainline railway station at Wareham has regular services between Weymouth and London Waterloo.
The cottage can be found by proceeding around the Wareham ring road towards Swanage, where between the Wareham and Stoborough roundabouts take the right hand turning into Grange Road, signposted to Creech, Steeple and Kimmeridge. Proceed along Grange Road for about two miles, taking the left hand turn signposted towards Creech, Steeple and Kimmeridge. Continue for about a mile and upon entering East Creech, Rockley Cottage is situated on the left hand side just past the red telephone box.