Est. Mortgage £1,415 per month
A period Edwardian town house, one of just 5 townhouses in this unique elevated terrace. Retaining many of the original features and having special architectural merit; thought to have been built around 1903 and known as ‘The Chalets’, these properties rarely come to the market. Set over three floors, the property has been updated in the last few years, complementing the old with modern living: an eclectic mix of vintage style with a modern twist, lovingly enhanced by the present owner an award winning Saatchi shortlisted artist. In a Sunday Times article the owners said " To honour the story of this house, which has been here for 11 decades, we too care to preserve the original features. We used bespoke hand-mixed paint, and each floor is tied together by seaside blues and whites. The house feels like a work of art itself"
The ENTRANCE HALL, with stripped timber flooring, a theme carried through the property, leads to the living accommodation. The SITTING ROOM, is a light room with original picture rail, cornices and a 50’s period tiled fireplace and sash windows overlooking the Downs. The DINING ROOM has an original Purbeck marble hearth, under-stair and alcove storage and a window overlooking the garden to the rear. The KITCHEN is retro in design with period units, original pamment floor tiles, fireplace and mantel. There is space for a washing machine, slim line dishwasher, gas cooker and fridge. A ‘Mondrian’ inspired garden cloakroom can be found just outside the back door in the garden.
Stairs rise to the FIRST FLOOR landing and 2 of the 4 bedrooms and the garden room. The GARDEN ROOM, a light reception room has oak and glazed double doors which open out onto the BALCONY DECK and rear GARDEN. BEDROOM 1 is a spacious double with an original Edwardian tiled hearth, built-in wardrobes, a wonderful VERANDA with spectacular views over the town, Downs and with glimpses of the sea. BEDROOM 2 a further double, also with built-in wardrobe and window overlooking the garden to the rear. The period BATHROOM has bathtub with shower over, butler wash hand basin and WC with wall hung cistern.
Further stairs rise to the SECOND FLOOR and the remaining bedrooms. BEDROOM 3, a double room, the original timber floor is preserved under rare 1950’s period lino. There is a Purbeck marble hearth and large double dormer window with superb views across the town towards the Downs and the sea. This wonderfully light room is presently used as an artist’s studio. BEDROOM 4 is a large single room with large window to the rear garden.
Steps rise to the elevated, stone paved FRONT GARDEN. The REAR GARDEN, accessed from either the kitchen or the garden room. From the kitchen a stone paved path and stone steps lead up to the elevated garden. The balcony deck has reclaimed metal railings and oak handrails. There is a timber GARDEN SHED, flower bed and a gate with pedestrian access to the rear of the terraces, via an alleyway, to Priests Road.
The property is located close to the beaches and town centre. Swanage is famed for its long sandy beaches, eclectic shops and restaurants, and folk and jazz festivals. A short walk from the property is access to Townsend Nature Reserve and onto Durlston County Park. From Swanage you are only a short ferry journey from the market town of Bournemouth and a short car or steam train journey from the Saxon walled town of Wareham, with mainline links from both of these areas to London/Waterloo you can be in the capital within 2 ½ hours.
From DOMVS Wareham branch follow signs to Swanage. On entering Swanage follow signs to town centre and continue on the one-way system, bearing right to the fork at the zebra crossing. Taking the left hand fork into High Street continue past the War Memorial, towards the junction at Court Hill Road, the property can be found on the left hand side, take the stone steps up to the front path.
Unique period town house
Building of architectural interest
Close to beaches and town centre
Views toward Downs and sea
Room Measurements Please refer to floor plan.
Services Mains drainage, gas and electric.
Local Authority Dorset (Purbeck) Council, tax band C.
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