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Bedrooms: 3

Seahorse Cottage has recently undergone a meticulous and sympathetic renovation resulting in an exceptionally fine home with a particular focus on natural light. It now offers exceptionally stylish, family accommodation with underfloor heating to the ground floor and views across Swanage Bay to the Ballard Down and the Purbeck Hills in the distance.

The cottage, originally old stables constructed during the 19th Century and converted to a dwelling in 1934, occupies an excellent position at South Swanage about a third of a mile from the town centre and within easy reach of ‘The Downs’ and the coastal path.

The seaside resort of Swanage lies at the eastern tip of the Isle of Purbeck, delightfully situated between the Purbeck Hills. It has a fine, safe, sandy beach, and is an attractive mixture of old stone cottage and more modern properties. To the South is the Durlston Country Park renowned for being the gateway to the Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastline. The market town of Wareham which has main line rail link to London Waterloo (approx. 2.5 hours) is some 9 miles distant with the conurbation of Poole and Bournemouth being in easy reach via the Sandbanks ferry.

The entrance hall with attractive stable door, exposed stone wall and flagstone flooring welcomes you to Seahorse Cottage. Original sliding stable doors lead through to the spacious living room with feature fireplace and woodburning stove. Double doors open to the paved courtyard garden, seamlessly blending the inside/outside living space. The kitchen is fitted with a range of sage units, contrasting worktops, small range style cooker and integrated slimline dishwasher. Also on the ground floor is the utility with cloakroom leading off.

Living Room 6.59m x 3.28m (21'8" x 10'9")

Kitchen 3.38m x 1.93m (11'1" x 6'4")

Utility 3.27m x 1.44m (10'9" x 4'9")

Cloakroom 1.44m x 1.33m (4'9" x 4'4")

On the first floor there are three bedrooms; the dual aspect master bedroom is particularly spacious and has views across Swanage Bay to Ballard Down and also has the benefit of an en-suite shower room. Bedroom two is also a good sized double with a balcony enjoying similar views to the master. Bedroom three is a large dual aspect single room. The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite including roll top bath and large walk-in shower.

Bedroom 1 5.13m x 3.04m (16'10" x 10')

En-Suite 1.72m x 1.16m (5'8" x 3'10")

Bedroom 2 4.28m x 2.51m max (14'1" x 8'3" max)

Balcony 1.36m x 1.12m (4'6" x 3'8")

Bedroom 3 2.91m x 2.22m (9'7' x 7'3")

Family Bathroom 2.94m x 1.89m (9'8" x 6'3")

Outside, Seahorse Cottage is approached by timber gates giving access to a gravelled parking area for 3 vehicles. Beyond, the formal courtyard garden is partially bound by dry stone walling and has raised flower beds. The integral ‘old stables’ features a cobbled floor and could be used as a workshop or additional accommodation, subject to consent.

Old Stables 4.72m x 3.59m (15'6" x 11'9")

SERVICES All mains services connected.

COUNCIL TAX Band E - £2,774.45 for 2021/2022.

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through the Sole Agents, Corbens, 01929 422284. The postcode for this property is BH19 2AG.

Property Ref SEN1531

01929 288149

Corbens Estate Agents

41 Station Road, Swanage, Dorset

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