Published: 06/08/2023 By Jon SummersSymonds & Sampson are pleased to offer for sale a fine small estate close to the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.
The Corfe Hill Estate lies to the north of Weymouth; at its heart is an elegant Georgian house with further accommodation, and outbuildings all set within 21.60-acre grounds. The classically styled Grade II listed house is understood to have been built for Edward Balston, ‘Thrasher of Radipole’ in 1821.
Formerly configured as apartments, the house has been extensively restored during the current ownership and was the recipient of a civic award in 1999 in recognition of the outstanding restoration. Impressive reception rooms and bedrooms in the oldest part of the house overlook the grounds, whilst a later addition incorporates a pool area and two self-contained apartments on the first and second floors.
Two further dwellings lie to the north of the house providing excellent ancillary accommodation. The approach to the property is impressive, a sweeping drive through woods then skirts the expanse of formal gardens. A courtyard provides secure garaging, beyond which is a further yard, a substantial walled garden ripe for cultivation, and two stable blocks.
Jon Summers, Head of Agency at Symonds & Sampson is quoting a Guide of £3,000,000 for the freehold of the estate. “Corfe Hill Estate is somewhat unique as it offers the charm of a period home within extensive grounds. The extra accommodation provides flexibility for multi-generational living or business purposes. It is a hidden gem, nestling in the Wey Valley to the north of Weymouth with its blue flag beach and picturesque harbour with excellent eateries and bars. Nearby Portland Harbour is a world-renowned venue for sailing and water sports.”
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