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Bedrooms: 3
This charming detached Purbeck stone cottage is situated on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Kingston, adjoining open country. Steeped in character, and reflecting the area’s rich architectural history, it is thought to have been constructed during the 19th Century and has a number of character features including feature fireplaces, beamed ceilings and Purbeck stone flooring.

‘Ragged Cottage’ is located on a country lane in the heart of one of the most attractive areas in the UK with inland and coastal walks to Chapman’s pool and Houns Tout Cliff. Within the village there is the Scott Arms public house and the impressive St James’ Church and tower. It is eminently suitable as either a main residence or as an investment and an internal inspection is highly recommended.

The village of Kingston is situated on the Purbeck Ridge above the historic Castle Ruins of Corfe Castle, and sits to the West of the seaside resort of Swanage (5 miles distant) with its fine, safe, sandy beach and the market town of Wareham a similar distance, which has main line rail links to London Waterloo (approx 2.5 hours). Much of the area surrounding the village is classified as being of Outstanding Natural Beauty incorporating the Jurassic Coast, part of the World Heritage Coastline. Kimmeridge Bay, the stunning Lulworth Cove and a wealth of dramatic coastal walks are nearby.

The spacious living room welcomes you to the cottage and is particularly light with dual aspects. It commands superb views over the valley and has a large feature inglenook fireplace. Leading off is the dining room with Purbeck stone fireplace. Both rooms have beamed ceilings and Purbeck stone flooring. The kitchen is at the rear of the cottage and enjoys similar views to the Living Room. It is fitted with a range of cottage style green units, wooden worktops, Butler sink and integrated appliances. Folding doors lead to the paved terrace and rear garden harmoniously blending the indoor/outdoor living space. Bedroom 3 is a dual aspect single bedroom with access to the garden and has the benefit of an en-suite shower room. This completes the downstairs accommodation.

Living Room 5.04m x 4.41m (16'6" x 14'6")

Dining Room 4.41m x 4.13m (14'6" x 13'6")

Kitchen 4.66m x 3.63m (15'3" x 1111")

Bedroom 3 3.8m x 1.8m (12'5" x 5'11")

En-Suite Shower Room

On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms. Bedroom 1 enjoys dual aspect views over the valley to Corfe Castle. Bedroom 2 is also a good sized double facing South. The family bathroom has a freestanding roll top bath. a large shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC.

Bedroom 1 4.4m x 3.87m (14'5" x 12'8")

Bedroom 2 3.35m x 2.51m (11' x 8'3")

Bathroom 4.41m x 1.8m max (14'6" x 5'11" max)

The attractive rear garden has outstanding views over the valley to Corfe Castle. It is well screened by mature shrubs and trees and adjoins open countryside. In addition to the timber summer house (currently used as an office), at the foot of the garden is a stone building (formerly an old piggery) currently used as a garden room with electric light and power, plumbing and a sink. There is parking for 2-3 vehicles to the side of the cottage.

Garden Chalet 4.02m x 2.15m (13'2" x 7'1")

All viewings are strictly by appointment through the Sole Agents, Corbens, 01929 422284. The postcode for this property is BH20 5LJ.


As you drive into the village of Kingston, The Scott Arms public house is situated on the corner of West Street. Turn into West Street and take the first turning on the right. Follow this lane continuing around to the left and you will find Ragged Cottage on the right hand side.

Council Tax Band E

Property Reference KIN1751

01929 288149

Corbens Estate Agents

41 Station Road, Swanage, Dorset

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