- SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW
- SET IN A UNIQUE SECLUDED PLOT OF MORE THAN 1 ACRE
- RURAL & HILL VIEWS
- OUTBUILDINGS WITH POTENTIAL SPP
- COMMERCIAL SIZE GREENHOUSE
- BEAUTIFULLY PLANTED GARDEN
- LOCATED IN QUIET HAMLET
- CLOSE TO WALKS & SWANAGE STEAM RAILWAY
- SANDY BEACHES ONLY A SHORT DRIVE
- LOVELY FAMILY HOME
SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW SET IN A UNIQUE SECLUDED PLOT OF MORE THAN 1 ACRE WITH HILL VIEWS OUTBUILDINGS WITH POTENTIAL & COMMERCIAL SIZE GREENHOUSE
The hamlet of Harmans Cross located along the Valley Road between the Historic Village of Corfe Castle and the Seaside Town of Swanage, made all the more popular with the Swanage Steam Railway running through the valley, stopping at this tranquil period station between Swanage and Norden Halt, with many special events being held in the field adjacent to the newly built Village Hall and children’s play area. The village has two petrol stations both with small convenience shops and there is a pop-up post office, local walks are easily accessible, and the sandy beaches of Studland, Shell Bay and Swanage are all within a short drive.
Lifton is a spacious 3 double bedroom Bungalow set in grounds of more than one acre, built of Purbeck Stone under a clay tile roof, south facing and enjoying sunshine throughout the day. An established orchard containing apple, pear, plum and greengage trees, 2 ponds, various wooden outbuildings and cedar greenhouse along with vegetable patch, chickens and secret garden all contribute to this unique property.
The Front Door opens into the Entrance Hall with plenty of space for shoe and coat storage and door opening into inner Hallway. All three Bedrooms and Family Bathroom are accessed from the hallway. At the end of the Hallway a door opens to a delightfully light and spacious Lounge/Diner, with beautiful French Oak wooden flooring, dual aspect windows offer views across fields to Nine Barrow Down and south facing window and patio doors overlook and open on to sun terrace, front garden and the orchard beyond. With plenty of room for comfortable seating, large dining table and chairs a wood burning stove adds a homely cosy heat for winter evenings. A good size Kitchen/Breakfast room located to the rear of the bungalow has dual aspect windows overlooking the rear garden and rural views extending to North Hill. A good selection of wall and floor units offer plenty of storage and work space with integral Bosch double oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, central heating boiler, dishwasher and washing machine, and central floor space for breakfast table and chairs. The back door has a stable door style opening on to the rear garden and decked area with perfect views for relaxing and al fresco entertaining.
The Master Bedroom with En Suite is located to the front of the bungalow with dual aspect windows allowing plenty of natural light to this spacious room and presenting lovely garden views. A built in wardrobe gives plenty of storage space and a compact En Suite comprising of walk in shower, wash basin and w.c completes this very pleasant room. Bedroom 2, opposite the Master is another spacious double room, dual aspect with views over the rear garden and Purbeck Hills. Along the Hallway is the Family Bathroom, a large room comprising generous wet room shower with screen, rainfall shower head and separate hand held attachment. A fully tiled room with vanity/storage unit below wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail. The third Bedroom is another spacious double with large window overlooking the rear garden, fields and hills. The airing cupboard is located off the Hallway and also houses the water softener unit. The Hall and Bedrooms all have wood effect laminate flooring.
Gas central heating and UPVC double glazed windows throughout. Laminate flooring in all rooms except the Lounge/Diner which has beautiful French Oak planks bringing an extra warm glow to the room. On the Bungalow roof Solar PV Panels generate to a ‘Feed in Tariff’. Mains Gas, Water and private septic tank.
Outside – The garden and grounds are extensive and varied with many outbuildings, electrical power points in strategic positions and secluded garden areas. Well planned planting of shrubs and hedges allow a natural flow through the garden with an established orchard, terrace, raised deck, fish pond, nature pond, chicken pen, large commercial size greenhouse (60ft. x 20ft.), raised vegetable beds, pergola arches and fences swathed in more fruit tree fans and soft fruit shrubs and trees all following through to a natural secret garden, a tranquil hideaway amongst trees and wildlife.
The largest of the outbuildings offers good potential for redevelopment, subject to planning permission, being an established self-contained unit. Currently part of the outbuilding has B1 commercial use as a Bookbinders Workshop, other uses possible with permission.