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  • Bedrooms: 4
SOLD BY CORBENS: A rare opportunity to acquire a fine Purbeck stone property exuding a wealth of character, charm and original features. Newton Hall is a historic Grade II* Listed building set within a delightfully attractive walled South facing garden.

The original building is thought to date back to the 1600s, although there is likely to have been a dwelling on the site since the Norman Conquest. Newton Hall is steeped in history and is sited in a popular residential area approximately three quarters of a mile from the town centre yet, within easy reach of open country.

You are immediately welcomed to this exceptional property by one of the many Grade II* features, the impressive front door with dressed stone surround and elaborate Cockram Coat of Arms. Once inside, ornately carved original oak doors lead through to the exceptionally spacious Baronial style drawing room with superb carved stone bay window, leaded lights, inglenook stone fireplace with woodburning stove and imposing staircase to the minstrel gallery. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of units, hardwood worktops and integrated appliances. There is fitted bench seating creating a more informal family dining hub. Beyond the kitchen is a short glazed walkway to the ground floor bedroom and shower room, this creating an ideal guest suite or home office, if required.

Drawing Room 13.55m x 6.37m

Kitchen 6.46m x 3.66m

Bedroom 4 5.61m x 2.88m

Shower Room

The minstrel galleried landing, with cathedral ceiling and central copula, overlooks the elegant drawing room. There are two double bedrooms, one with feature internal stained-glass window and en-suite shower room, the other with characterful A-framed beamed ceiling and exposed stone wall. A family bathroom blends modern convenience with stylish period features.

Bedroom 2 4.99m x 2.99m

En-Suite Shower Room

Bedroom 3 4.94m x 3.88m


A second staircase leads from the kitchen to an en-suite master bedroom with beamed ceiling and fitted with a range of wardrobes along one wall.

Bedroom 1 4.23m x 3.66m

En-Suite Shower Room

Total Floor Area Approx. 219m2 (2,357 sq ft)

A formal South facing walled garden is situated to the front of the property and is attractively landscaped with lawns, well established borders and twisted trunk Magnolia tree. A wide stone paved raised terrace with water feature provides an area to relax and enjoy al fresco dining. An archway leads through to the open fronted Coach House and cobbled courtyard. To the rear there are two enclosed courtyards, one with raised flower beds.


The Manor of Newton clearly dates from the time of the Norman Conquest but the building is likely to be the site of a much earlier settlement. The exact age of Newton Manor is not known as it has been altered so extensively over the Centuries but it is believed that the main Manor House and the adjoining cottage date from the 1600s. The house was purchased by a Lewis Cockram in 1597 and remained in the ownership of the Cockram family until 1830, the elaborate Cockram Coat of Arms can be found above the Grade II* Listed entrance to Newton Hall.

More recently the property was a boarding school for girls until the 1980s when it was converted to residential use and the wings sold off separately.


Throughout the year the town hosts a number of music festivals, which include jazz, blues, and folk, summer carnival, fish festival and lifeboat fundraising week.

There are numerous sporting and recreational activities in the area including sailing, power boating, water skiing and other water sports and excellent golf courses at The Isle of Purbeck Golf Club and Wareham Golf Club. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy the South West Coast Path, taking in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Jurassic Coast.

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 cottages and more modern properties, all of which blend in well with the peaceful surroundings. To the South is Durlston Country Park renowned for being the gateway to the Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastline.

Council Tax Band E - £2,646.75 for 2020/2021.

Viewing is strictly by appointment through the Agents, Corbens, 01929 422284.

Property Reference: HIG1185

Arrange viewing 01929 288149

Corbens Estate Agents

41 Station Road, Swanage, Dorset

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