- Fully refurbished to an exceptional standard
- Convenient Village Location in Langton Matravers with shop and pub
- Purbeck Stone construction with timber lattice windows and stone roof
- Private Parking
- Private Garden
- South Facing
- Close to Swanage
- Underfloor heating
- No forward chain
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TWO SUPERBLY CONVERTED 2 BED PURBECK STONE SEMI DETACHED COTTAGES
IN THE SOUGHT AFTER VILLAGE OF LANGTON MATRAVERS
“Bower’s” and Diffey’s” are two beautifully refurbished cottages, in the popular Purbeck Village of Langton Matravers. These two charming character residences have been cleverly created by dividing the former Science Block of the Old Malthouse School. Newly refurbished to an exceptional standard, with underfloor heating, fully insulated walls and roof void, new kitchens and bathrooms both of excellent stylish quality, private parking and personal outside space.
The Village of Langton Matravers offers easy country access to a multitude of walks, along the Jurassic coast easterly towards Dancing Ledge and Durlston and westerly to Seacombe, Winspit, St Aldhelm’s Head and continuing along the South West Coastal Path. A walk along the Priest’s Way will take you directly to Worth Matravers and the famous Square & Compass pub.
The Science Block was itself built on the site of two cottages, one of which was occupied by Eliza Jane Bowers, who married to become Eliza Jane Diffey, and these family names which are very common in the area, provided perfect names for the two new cottages, keeping the connection to local history.
The Old Malthouse School was a preparatory school in the village of Langton Matravers near Swanage in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, United Kingdom. The school was founded in 1906 by Rex Corbett, an ex-England football player, and started with ten pupils in a building that was formerly a brewery. Tom Pellatt, his brother-in-law who ran Durnford School at Durnford Court in the same village had blasted out a swimming bath in the rocks at Dancing Ledge, a mile and a half away on the coast and the pupils of both schools used this daily in the summer term. Durnford's most famous former pupil is Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Ground Floor - The Front Door located to the west side of the property opens into a Hallway with space for coat and shoe storage. From the Hallway a door leads through to the open plan living area incorporating Kitchen/Lounge/Diner, a spacious dual aspect room with windows facing south and north, making a light and airy room with plenty of space for comfortable seating, dining table and chairs. The Kitchen area is stylishly designed with an excellent selection of Howden’s gloss white units and new integrated appliances including microwave, fridge/freezer, electric oven, ceramic hob, extractor fan and dishwasher. A door opens from the Kitchen into the Utility Room fully serviced for washing machine and extra storage, with a second door providing access to the ground floor cloakroom comprising of w.c. and wash basin. Stairs lead directly to the first floor with an under stair cupboard accessed from the Lounge.
First Floor – On the landing a roof hatch with pull down ladder provides easy access to the loft. The Master Bedroom located to the front of the property, has south facing windows providing good natural light and offering views over the village recreation field. A decent size double room with adequate space for wardrobe and bedroom furniture or to create a quiet sitting area/dressing room or nursery. The second double bedroom located to the rear of the property, has a west facing window and slightly sloping ceiling, but provides plenty of space for double or twin beds along with general bedroom storage, this room can be accessed from the Master Bedroom or Landing. The Family Bathroom is fully tiled and elegantly designed consisting of P shaped bath with overhead shower and screen, w.c., wash basin within a vanity unit and mirrored wall cabinet above. The airing/linen cupboard is also located in the bathroom.
Outside – To the front of the property the raised terrace and garden is south facing and provides a lovely area to sit and relax. The garden is low maintenance and has been sympathetically planted with shrubs. One allocated off road parking space is also provided.