Welcome to Roffy House
The Roffy House property provides an idyllic combination of artistic, literary and natural history, seclusion and comfort, situated within a designated area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB Dorset). Located just across the fields from the village of Corfe Castle, about four miles from the famous NT beach at Studland Bay, and the seaside resort of Swanage. Within walking distance of the stunning Jurassic coastline , the property enjoys lovely views of the Purbeck Hills, the distant sound of the Swanage Steam Railway and the immediate bustle of the abundant garden bird, insect and animal life (RSPB Arne).
Thomas Hardy reputedly wrote the classic Jude the Obscure whilst staying in the house in 1894 with his new wife, Emma Gifford. Roffy House is also immortalised in "Purbeck on Film", depicting vignettes of the bohemian artistic community around Corfe Castle in the 1930's made by Roffy's owners at the time, the opera singers David Brynley and Norman Notley. The Music Room was used as a retreat for singers to practice for London concert recitals and artists like Frances Hodgson, Newberry and Fry.
The property was recently extended and upgraded to create a lovely retreat away from the noise and stress of modern life, with access to the property via a single track lane with no through traffic, the tranquil setting is complete.