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A classic Isle of Purbeck stone cottage in Dorset is a charming country house near the World Heritage Coast

Rickett’s Farm Cottage is a classic Isle of Purbeck cottage with stunning views near the Dorset World Heritage Coast and Corfe Castle. Believed to date from the 17th century, and originally built as two cottages and a stable, the house is constructed of stone walls under a stone slate roof, and is buttressed at the front.

Original features include stone walls, exposed beams, two inglenook fireplaces and a bread oven. Accommodation comprises: entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, four bedrooms, bathroom and a shower room.

Outside, the cottage is set in pretty landscaped gardens which are laid out as a series of sheltered grass terraces set with mature trees and shrubs, while immediately behind the house is downland with wonderful views and on the summit, a Neolithic long barrow and Bronze Age mounds.

Rickett’s Farm Cottage is located in Ailwood, just over two miles from Corfe Castle in Dorset which has a good range of shops and facilities. Dorchester is around 23 miles and the beautiful Studland Bay is just over four miles.

The guide price is £725,000. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01935 812 236 or visit

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