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Bedrooms: 4
This charming semi-detached cottage is situated in a rural position mid-way between the villages of Corfe Castle and Stoborough, adjoining open country with Norden Heath nearby, which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a haven for a diversity of wildlife.

Picardy Cottage, thought to have been constructed around 1920, has been expertly extended in recent years and, whilst maintaining the character of the original dwelling, the spacious and versatile interior has been remodelled creating a modern, easy living family home. Many of the rooms have dual aspects creating particularly light accommodation. The large well stocked garden at the rear (just under a quarter of an acre) has been designed with sweeping borders giving an illusion of depth and interest and has fencing and/or hedging on all sides to give a secure family space.

The quintessential village of Corfe Castle is just over 1.5 miles away and lies at the centre of the Isle of Purbeck, 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 spacious entrance hall welcomes you to Picardy Cottage. Leading off is a large living room featuring an attractive brick fireplace with fitted woodburning stove and throughway to the dining area with underfloor heating and double doors to the garden blending the inside and outside living space. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with cream cottage units, wood worktops and quality integrated appliances. There is a ground floor bedroom, which could be used as a further sitting room if required, and a shower room.

Living Room 4.53m x 4.2m (14'10" x 13'9")

Dining Area 4.63m x 2.36m (15'2" x 7'9")

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.51m x 3.01m (14'9" x 9'11")

Bedroom 4 3.79m excl recess x 3.48m (12'5" excl recess x 11'5")

Shower Room

On the first floor there are three bedrooms. The master bedroom enjoys views over the garden and adjoining countryside. There is a family bathroom with corner bath and shower over which completes the first floor accommodation. At every opportunity space has been creatively utilised for storage.

Bedroom 1 4.49m x 3.13m (14'9" x 10'3")

Bedroom 2 4.18m max x 2.56m max (13'8" max x 8'5" max)

Bedroom 3 3.36m x 1.87m (11' x 6'2")


There is an attractive rear garden, predominantly lawned with mature flower and shrub borders, paved patio, herb garden to the front, greenhouse and Summerhouse, perfect as a home office. The gated driveway provides parking for several vehicles and there is a substantial detached garage with electronically operated roller door.

Detached Garage 7.5m x 3.3m (24'7" x 10'9")

Summerhouse 2.92m x 2.92m (9'6" x 9'6")

SERVICES Include electricity, gas, mains water. The central heating is supplemented by an air source heat pump and solar panels which generate an income of approx. £1,000 per annum. Country drainage.

COUNCIL TAX Band D - £ for 2020/2021.

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through Corbens, 01929 422284. The postcode for this property is BH20 5DT.

Property Reference COR1341

01929 288149

Corbens Estate Agents

41 Station Road, Swanage, Dorset

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