Oliver Miles

01929 426655

1 Bedroom Retirement Property - £300,000

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1 Bedroom Retirement Property - £300,000

This single storey attached patio cottage was formerly part of Scarbank House, a manor house built around the turn of the 19th Century but converted into 3 self-contained properties in the early 1970s. It is situated in a premier residential cul-de-sac on the outskirts of Swanage adjoining open country and enjoying fine views to fields and Durlston Country Park.

The seaside resort of Swanage lies at the eastern tip of the Isle of Purbeck, charmingly surrounded by the Purbeck Hills. It has a safe, sandy beach, and is an interesting mixture of period stone cottages and more modern properties. It also boasts an historic steam railway. To the South is the Durlston Country Park renowned for being the gateway to the Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastline. The market town of Wareham, which has main line rail link to London Waterloo (approx. 2.5 hours), is some 10 miles distant with the large towns of Poole and Bournemouth being within reach via the Sandbanks ferry, 6 miles distant.

This cosy cottage has local Purbeck stone walls under a flat roof insulated with 75mm (3in) Cellotex, and has the benefit of uPVC double glazing and gas-fired heating. It enjoys a mainly crazy-paved south and west facing garden and parking for 2 vehicles. There is scope to extend and/or re-design the existing layout and architects have sketched some suggested plans available to inspect at our offices. The fitted carpets, curtains and blinds are included in the purchase.


(Part split-level. All measurements approximate)



4.9m x 3.2m (16' x 10' 6")
Fitted wood burner.


5.9m x 4m (19' 4" x 13')
Range of fitted worktops, cupboards and drawers, composite 1.5 bowl sink unit. ‘Canon’ gas range, filtration hood over, gas boiler serving heating radiators and hot water. Door to garden.



4.2m x 2.6m (13' 9" x 8' 6")
Door to entrance conservatory.

Tiled shower cubicle with mains shower, washbasin and WC. Shelved cupboards, automatic extractor fan, heated ladder towel rail, tiled floor.


Shelved storage.


Panelled bath with independent shower over, tiled surround, pedestal basin, WC. Tiled floor, shelved storage.


3.6m x 2.6m (11' 10" x 8' 6")
Stairs down to:


4.2m x 3.1m (13' 9" x 10' 2")
Built-in store. Part-tiled floor, door to garden.


Parking for 2 vehicles. South and west-facing crazy-paved garden with flower and shrub borders.


All mains services.




Band ‘E’ £ 2985.82 payable 2023/24

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Oliver Miles is an independent Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents focussing on the selling, letting and valuation of residential and commercial properties in Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck. We have over fifty years of experience and offer high-quality marketing and a professional, honest and friendly service. We are members of:

RICS: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
ISVA: Independent Surveyors & Valuers Association
The Property Ombudsman (Sales)

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Selling with Oliver Miles Estate Agents

We will arrange a mutually convenient time to inspect your property, measure and take internal and external photographs. We then prepare particulars/brochures.

Details will then be e-mailed, or posted, to all potential buyers. We will also contact “hot” buyers by phone. We advertise all our properties on Rightmove and OnTheMarket throughout the UK.  

We accompany prospective buyers on viewings and provide you with feedback. We will then negotiate on your behalf to achieve the best price. Once a sale is agreed upon, our team keep the transaction on track, liaising between the various parties. This enables your sale to be completed as swiftly and smoothly as possible.

For information about letting with Oliver Miles please see below.

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Our thanks go to Oliver Miles and his team in assisting us to find and buy our new home.

They contacted us to alert us to the availability of the property and then with great care and knowledge guided us through our purchase and were pleased to help us every step of our journey.

Peter and Emma, Swanage.

Thanks to all of the team at Oliver Miles for making the sale of our house as smooth and comfortable as possible. Your professional and friendly assistance has been greatly appreciated with easy to understand updates right through the process.

Bob and Merrilyn, Swanage.

Oliver Miles handled the purchase of our new property. It was a long and challenging transaction. Oliver Miles demonstrated great professionalism in progressing the transaction and using local contacts to keep moving things along and keeping all parties informed.

We are very grateful for their help and support and wouldn't hesitate to recommend and would certainly use Oliver Miles in the future. Many thanks to Jackie, John and the team.

I have just sold a property with the help of Oliver Miles Estate Agent. I can't thank the staff enough for their help and support over the last few months.

They have first class knowledge of the local market; they are all very professional, and always friendly and helpful. Jackie in particular was an absolute lifeline to me at times: always supportive and very, very efficient.

I would certainly use their services again, and I would not hesitate to recommend them. They will help to make buying / selling your property so much easier (let's face it - moving is not the most stress-free thing to do!). Thank you all at Oliver Miles.

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