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Bedrooms: 4
The Manse is a most attractive Grade II Listed cottage thought to date back to the mid-18th Century and is of architectural interest. The property has been meticulously and sympathetically renovated by the current owner over recent years with a mix of original character features including attractive fireplaces. This combined with exceptional high specification luxury fixtures and fittings throughout, has created a stylish, relaxed home offering an easy living style.

As the name implies, it was formerly a Manse for the United Reformed Church. The building is constructed of stone under a tiled roof and is attached to the neighbouring cottage at the eastern end.

The quintessential village of Corfe Castle lies at the centre of the Isle of Purbeck 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.

The entrance hall is central to the accommodation and welcomes you to ‘The Manse’. The large, stylish living room has a feature Purbeck stone fireplace with fitted woodburning stove. The dining room is full of character with a feature cast-iron fireplace, window seat and serving hatch to the kitchen beyond. The kitchen, with feature exposed stone wall, is fitted with light grey units and rustic wooden worktops, matching dressers and gas fired Aga and has access to the gravelled courtyard and garden.

Sitting Room 4.5m x 3.9m (14'9" x 12'9")

Dining Room 4m x 3.9m (13'1" x 12'10")

Kitchen 4.9m x 2m (16'1" x 6'7")

On the first floor there are two spacious double bedrooms. Both rooms are south-west facing and have some views of the village, the old mill and oblique views of the Castle. The family bathroom is fitted with a stylish modern suite including bath with rainfall shower over. A separate WC completes the accommodation on this level. There are two further double bedrooms on the second floor, both with sloping beamed ceilings.

Bedroom 1 4.5m x 3.9m (14'9" x 12'9")

Bedroom 2 4m x 3.9m (13'1" x 12'9")


Separate WC

Bedroom 3 4.5m x 2.95m (14'9" x 9'8")

Bedroom 4 3.96m x 2.95m (13' x 9'8")

Outside, the terraced garden is set to the side of the property and is mostly grassed with wildflowers, gravelled courtyard, mature shrubs, Purbeck stone retaining walls and ornamental trees and has some views of the village and Castle Ruins. There is also scope to create gated parking, subject to consent.

SERVICES All mains services connected.

COUNCIL TAX Band F - £3,118.25 for 2021/2022.

VIEWING is strictly by appointment through the Agents, Corbens, 01929 422284. The postcode is BH20 5ED.

Property Ref COR1548

01929 288149

Corbens Estate Agents

41 Station Road, Swanage, Dorset

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