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6 bed detached house for sale
Rectory Lane, Studland, Swanage
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Freehold
  • Superb period cottage
  • Unrivalled position overlooking pasture meadows to studland bay & old harry rocks
  • Many outstanding character features
  • Set in extensive landscaped grounds
  • Attractive lodge designed in the style of an old french barn
  • Detached double garage
  • Gated gravelled driveway wth off-road parking for 4 vehicles


Church Cottage is a superb period cottage believed to be one of the oldest dwellings in the village, situated in an unrivalled position overlooking pasture meadows to Studland Bay and Old Harry Rocks. The original property is thought to date back to the 17th Century although altered and extended over time.

It is Grade II Listed with many outstanding character features, set in extensive grounds within which stands an attractive Lodge, constructed in 2012 and designed in the style of an old French Barn, complementing the original dwelling. Much of the timber throughout the building is of French Oak.

Both properties in the past have been let for holiday purposes yielding an annual gross income in excess of £100,000. The seller is willing to grant the purchaser free use of a deep water mooring in Studland Bay for yachts/boats that is visible from all sea side windows of Church Cottage.

The pretty village of Studland, the inspiration for Toytown in Enid Blyton’s Noddy, lies at the South-Eastern tip of the Isle of Purbeck, approximately 9 miles from the conurbations of Poole and Bournemouth both of which have main line rail link to London Waterloo (approximately 2.5 hours). Much of the surrounding area is owned by the National Trust and is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty including the gateway to the Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastline.

Church cottage
The entrance hall welcomes you to Church Cottage and leads through to the exceptionally spacious drawing room with feature Inglenook style fireplace and beamed ceiling; these characterful features follow through into the dual aspect dining room, which has a second staircase to the first floor directly into the master bedroom. The breakfast room leads from the drawing room through to a contemporary styled kitchen fitted with a range of cream units and integrated electric hob and oven. The ground floor accommodation is completed by the South & West facing conservatory and a shower room.

Drawing Room 5.55m x 4.34m
Dining Room 5.12m x 4.15m
Conservatory 3.54m max x 3.11m
Kitchen 4.32m x 2.8m
Breakfast Room 4.34m x 2.75m
Shower Room 1.61m x 1.09m

On the first floor there are four double bedrooms; the master is a spacious room facing South & East and boasting fine views to Studland Bay and Old Harry Rocks. Bedroom 2 benefits from an en-suite shower room, whilst bedrooms 3 and 4 enjoy similar views to the master. The family bathroom and a spacious landing area, which could provide an ideal study area, completes the accommodation on this level.

Master Bedroom 5.12m x 4.14m
Bedroom 3.49m x 2.96m
Bedroom 3.36m x 2.98m
Bedroom 2.88m x 2.57m
En-Suite Shower Room 2.88m max x 1.66m
Family Bathroom 3.32m x 1.81m

Total Floor Area Approx. 180 sqm (1,937.5 sq ft)

The secluded and attractive landscaped grounds extend to approximately 0.67 of an acre (0.27 of a hectare) and provide an exquisite relaxing environment. Mostly laid to lawn with an abundance of ornamental trees, shrub beds and borders, there is also a raised paved seating area which takes advantage of the fine sea and country views. The properties are approached by a gated, gravelled driveway providing off-road parking for 4 vehicles, there is also a detached double garage.

Garden cottage has been designed in the style of an old French Barn and features French Oak flooring to the entire ground floor. Glazed French Oak doors lead from the entrance hall to the impressive South facing galleried living room with vaulted beamed ceiling and curved floor to ceiling windows overlooking the attractive gardens. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wooden fronted units and integrated electric hob and oven. The master bedroom has the benefit of a good sized en-suite bathroom, a separate shower room completes the ground floor accommodation.

Living Room 5.23m x 4.14m
Kitchen 3.33m x 2.29m
Master Bedroom 3.68m x 3.26m
En-Suite Bathroom 2.74m x 1.41m
Shower Room 2.22m x 1.68m

On the first floor there is a large minstrel galleried landing overlooking the living room, with a door leading through to the second bedroom which features an attractive arched window and beamed sloping ceilings.

Minstrel Galleried Landing 5.19m x 4.67m max
Bedroom 2 5.19m x 3.3m

Total Floor Area Approx. 95 sqm (1,023 sq ft)

Viewing is strictly by appointment through the Agents, Corbens, .

Property Ref: STU1062 View more View less
01929 408083
2 EPC images available
EPC (pdf)
EPC (pdf)


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