Corfe Castle Estate Agents

DOMVS Estate Agents in Corfe Castle provides free house valuations for property sales and lettings. Find out more about Corfe Castle in Dorset, and our estate agency service.
Corfe Castle Estate Agents

DOMVS estate agency in Corfe Castle has been selling and letting homes since 2005 via its nearby Wareham office, on South Street. DOMVS has a good selection of property to buy in Corfe Castle, as well as property to rent in Corfe Castle and provides a choice of three easy ways to get a free valuation for either selling or letting your property.

House Prices around Corfe Castle

Properties around Corfe Castle had an overall average price of £582,000 over the last year.

The majority of sales around Corfe Castle during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £694,286. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £255,000, with terraced properties fetching £450,000.

Overall, sold prices around Corfe Castle over the last year were 14% down on the previous year and 8% down on the 2021 peak of £635,795.

Source: Rightmove. Last updated 07/24

About Corfe Castle

Nestled in a gap in the Purbeck Hills, the village of Corfe Castle is most famous for the fortification of the same name that stands over it. Equidistant (approximately five miles) from the towns of Wareham and Swanage, the village has a long, rich history, tangible throughout the area. At the southern end, Corfe Common contains barrows suggesting human habitation dating as far back as 6,000 BC and is also considered a fine example of later Celtic field systems. In the 18th Century, Corfe Castle benefited from the extraction of clay from the surrounding landscape and the timely arrival of merchant William Pike. Pike struck up a deal to supply the Wedgwood Company with some 1,200 tons of clay, consequently leading to major employment and growth in the village into the 20th Century.

Established by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century, Corfe Castle itself was one of the first in Britain to be constructed, in part, from stone rather than earth and timber, suggesting it commanded a particularly high status. The castle played a prominent role in the English Civil War as one of the few Royalist outposts in a predominantly Parliamentarian Dorset. It is said the expression ‘turn coat’ comes from the Parliamentarian siege of the castle during which time a Royalist defender colluded with the besiegers and left the castle to gain reinforcements from Somerset. These reinforcements pretended to be Royalists when entering the castle, but once inside ‘turned their coats’ to display their Parliamentarian uniform and attack, bringing about the downfall of the castle.

The 17th Century saw the slighting of Corfe Castle, along with many others, by parliament. Its solid structure, however, meant complete demolition was an impossibility, and the castle was left in ruins. Many of the historic homes in the village are believed to have been built with stone salvaged from the site, adding a new dimension to the saying ‘your home is your castle’. In the early 1980s, Corfe Castle was bequeathed to the National Trust and is now, under their care, a hugely popular visitor attraction. The village surrounding it today is both picturesque and thriving, dotted with unique shops, tearooms and pubs. Further afield, the Dorset countryside offers endless walking opportunities and the heritage steam and diesel services of nearby Swanage Railway are not to be missed.

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