- 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
*** IDEAL LOCK UP AND LEAVE HOLIDAY HOME OR LET *** A STYLISHLY CONVERTED 2 BED PURBECK STONE SEMI DETACHED COTTAGE 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.
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Ground Floor - The Front Door located to the rear of the property opens into a Hallway with enclosed cupboard for coat and shoe storage to the right. To the left a Utility/Cloakroom consists of w.c. and wash basin but also provides adequate space for washing machine with storage above. The Hallway opens into the Lounge/Diner, a spacious dual aspect room with windows facing south and east, making a light and airy room with plenty of space for comfortable seating, dining table and chairs. The Kitchen accessed from the Lounge/Diner is stylishly designed with Howden’s gloss white units and new integrated appliances including microwave, fridge/freezer, electric oven, ceramic hob, extractor fan and dishwasher. Stairs lead from the Hallway to the first floor with a large under stair cupboard accessed from the Lounge.
First Floor – At the top of the stairs on the landing is an airing/linen cupboard providing enclosed storage. A roof hatch with pull down ladder provides easy access to the loft. The Master Bedroom located to the front of the property, enjoys dual aspect east and south facing windows providing good natural light and offering views over the village recreation field. A decent size double room with space for wardrobe and bedroom furniture. The second double bedroom located to the rear of the property, has east facing window and slightly sloping ceiling, but provides plenty of space for double or twin beds along with general bedroom storage. 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.
Outside – One off road parking space closest to the front of the house is provided for Bower’s, the terrace patio area immediately to the front of Bower’s provides outside space to sit, along with part of the raised garden adjoining the pavement and entrance to the cottage parking.