- CHARACTER 4 BEDROOM PURBECK STONE PROPERTY
- SEPARATE ANNEXE FOR INCOME POTENTIAL
- LARGE WORKSHOP
- RURAL LOCATION CLOSE TO DURLSTON COUNTRY PARK
- 1.5 ACRE PADDOCK
- LARGE GARDEN WITH LAWN, TERRACES & PIZZA OVEN
- VEGETABLE BEDS & FRUIT TREES
- WILDLIFE POND
- BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME
CHARACTER 4 BEDROOM PURBECK STONE PROPERTY WITH SEPARATE ANNEXE LARGE GARDEN WORKSHOP & 1.5 ACRE PADDOCK IN RURAL LOCATION CLOSE TO SWANAGE & DURLSTON COUNTRY PARK
Situated in the south-east corner of the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, a mile south of Swanage, lies Durlston Country Park 320 acres of very special countryside. The Country Park was established in the 1970s and Durlston Castle was restored in 2011 to become a spectacular new facility for visitors to the Jurassic Coast. Swanage, a family seaside town, with long sandy beaches, a variety of restaurants, pubs, cafés, schools, the Historic Swanage Steam Railway, and access to coastal and inland walks, offers everything for a family home or holiday home destination.
Situated on the southern outskirts of Swanage on the fringes of Durlston Country Park this Purbeck Stone property originated in the 1600’s with more recent extensions sympathetically added some 20 years ago. Containing many original features this character property offers extensive accommodation for a comfortable family home, versatile outside space, with separate annexe offering holiday rental income potential, large workshop ideal for conversion and 1.5 acre paddock.
Sheltered by an open porch, ideal for wood storage, the Front Door opens into an Entrance Hall with Purbeck Stone Floor and a velux roof light creating lovely natural light, a stained glass window gives a view through to the extended Lounge, bringing extra light to this space. The ground floor Cloakroom with wash basin and w.c. has ample storage for coats and shoes. The inner Hallway with exposed stone wall and stairs gives access to Kitchen and a door to right opens into the Sitting Room, a spacious comfortable room with wood burning stove contained within a floor to ceiling stone chimney breast and exposed beams adding to a cosy feel, whilst the dual aspect Lounge extension offers a more casual seating area, Music Room or Dining space with exposed stone wall, wooden floor and patio doors to south facing terrace. A door leads through to the Office/Study a good size room with space for plenty of storage. Steps down from either the inner Hallway or Office bring you to the Kitchen/Diner, a lovely light room with velux windows and vaulted ceiling exposing original roof timbers. Modern curved floor units flow elegantly along two sides of the Kitchen, combined with a walk in larder/pantry and separate Utility Room, the Kitchen provides ample space for family cooking and has a large Rangemaster cooker and integrated dishwasher. Purbeck Stone flooring with underfloor heating extends through to the Dining end of the room which comfortably accommodates table and seating for 8 people. An opening from here descends down stone steps to a second Sitting Room/Family Room with exposed stone wall, wood burning stove, wooden flooring and patio doors to rear terrace, an ideal room for entertaining combining inside and outside space.
A ground floor Bedroom with En Suite is accessed from the Office/Study providing an ideal guest suite. A large double room with south facing window, the En Suite is spacious comprising of bath with overhead shower, wash basin, w.c., heated towel rail, storage cupboards and velux window providing good natural light.
Stairs from the inner Hallway lead to the first floor with velux windows allowing natural light and eaves/attic storage accessible via a door off the stairs. Bedroom 2, a double size dual aspect room with velux roof light and original metal frame west facing window. The Master Bedroom accessed from the Landing through a dressing room, opens into a large room with exposed beams, south facing window and velux roof light, and space for casual seating. The Family Bathroom is a good size comprising of curved bath with hand held shower, large walk in shower, built in vanity unit with wash basin, heated towel rails and w.c. Bedroom 3 on the south eastern side of the house is spacious and light with two windows, exposed stone wall and built in wardrobe.
Anvil Lodge – Refurbished in 2014 this spacious open plan building offers comfortable accommodation for up to 4 people as a holiday rental property or provide independent family living. Oak double doors open into a tiled Kitchen/Diner extending into a carpeted Lounge area. The compact Kitchen is perfectly laid out with integral oven, convection hob, extractor hood, inset sink, undercounter fridge and good selection of wall and floor storage units. With plenty of space for dining table, chairs, sofas and armchairs, a very comfortable living room with underfloor heating throughout for cosy winter days. A shower room comprising of curved walk in shower, wash basin and w.c. completes the ground floor of the Lodge. Upstairs is an open Bedroom extending the length of the building, with large velux windows flooding daylight to this versatile space.
Gas Central Heating with new boiler in 2017. 10Kw Solar Panel System generates electricity for the Barn & Lodge on a Feed in Tariff. Private septic tank. Wired in fibre Wifi and ethernet cables, TV’s and music system linked. Mains water with Water Softener fitted.
Outside – Tended garden surrounds this character property with grounds extending beyond the enclosed rear garden to a wildlife pond and 1.5 acre paddock. A magnificent Purbeck Stone wall flanks the western side of the rear garden escalating at the bottom of the garden to a stately height encompassing a large workshop currently topped by the solar panels. This wall separates the access lane to the paddock with a second lower Purbeck Stone boundary wall running parallel. The front garden has a lovely cottage feel with established borders, lawn and sun terrace. The rear garden has a stone paved courtyard patio, extending to informal lawn, with raised deck platform, steps lead to a lower level decked area surrounded by a Purbeck Stone retaining wall and stone built pizza oven, more lawn extends to the lower part of the enclosed garden culminating with the raised vegetable beds and the workshop/summer house. Established Apple, Pear, Plum, Cherry, Greengage and Walnut trees make this garden productive as well as a versatile setting for play, relaxation and entertaining.
There is plenty of parking space within the grounds. Part of the access lane is owned by Anvil Barn with neighbouring properties having a right of way and contributing to maintenance costs.