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6 bedroom house for sale

Harbour Watch, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset

Guide Price £7,450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 reception rooms
  • Cinema & Gymnasium
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 5 bath/shower rooms & Wet room
  • 7 Car Underground garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Canford Cliffs (2.5 miles), Bournemouth Station (4.7 miles, trains to London Waterloo from 1hr 52mins), Poole Station (5.1 miles, trains to London Waterloo from 1hr 58mins), Bournemouth airport (11.7 miles), London (109 miles), (All distances and times are approximate)

Sandbanks is highly regarded as one of the most exclusive addresses for coastal property in the UK. A stunning stretch of blue flag beach, abundance of water sports and wealth of superb restaurants make this small sandy Dorset peninsula a much revered retreat for sailing enthusiasts and celebrities alike.

Harbour Watch is arguably one of the most exclusive properties on the Sandbanks peninsula. Its south westerly aspect allows for sensational, far reaching views across the harbour and around to Brownsea Island and the dramatic Purbeck Hills beyond. Poole Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world and provides private and commercial ferry services to France and the Channel Islands. there is a car ferry leading from Sandbanks to the popular 'blue flag' beaches of Shell Bay, Studland, Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck. The waters around Poole Harbour are famous for year-round sports including; sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing, kite surfing and swimming.

Harbour Watch is conveniently located for the small parade of shops and wine bars at Canford Cliffs but is also equidistant between the town centres of Bournemouth and Poole, which offer a wealth of shopping, entertainment and recreational facilities. Prestigious Golf Clubs in the region include, Isle of Purbeck, Parkstone, Broadstone and Ferndown.


This magnificent property occupies one of the finest water front positions on Sandbanks. Its south westerly aspect allows for sensational, far reaching views across to the National Trust beaches at Shell Bay, the entrance to Poole Harbour through to Brownsea Island and, in the distance, to the dramatic Purbeck Hills beyond.

Built in 2004, this magnificent contemporary property offers both privacy and security and therefore lends itself well as either a main residence, a second home or weekend retreat. Entered through electronic gates Harbour Watch stands elegantly at the end of a smart red brick driveway, which is flanked to the right by an attractive formal garden with mature shrubs and trees.

The house has been designed to an exceptional level and boasts a significant number of state of the art features. An AMX Home Entertainment System runs throughout the property, enabling the control of music, television equipment, lighting moods and the curtain or blind operation from each of the rooms. The AMX panels also controls the property's security system.

All of the principal reception rooms enjoy a spectacular view of Poole Harbour. An exceptionally impressive reception hall, with dual staircases and gallery to the first floor accommodation above, provides a lasting first impression. To the right of the hall, the kitchen/breakfast room, which leads through to the dining area and conservatory, is an excellent example of contemporary open plan space, ideal for entertaining. Similarly the other reception rooms throughout the ground floor command a sense of space and comfort.

On the first floor, the master suite with its generous bathroom and dressing area has arguably the best views in the house. The large window and balcony have been designed to take advantage of its enviable position. All of the further 5 double bedrooms are of an excellent size, two of which have useful integrated study areas.

On the second floor of the property the cinema room, complete with 55" plasma television, projector and screen, is the ultimate environment in which to unwind. Whilst black out blinds have been installed to further enhance the cinematic experience, the adjoining terrace is also an ideal spot for enjoying the best of sunny days.

The lower ground floor of Harbour Watch is full of exciting surprises. The games room is large enough to cater for a full size snooker table and has a useful adjoining bar area. There is also a gymnasium and a fantastic wet room, perfect for bringing water sports equipment and clothing into. A lift provides access to all floors. Also on the lower ground floor is an air conditioned and humidified wine cellar with excellent storage space. The sizeable open 7 car garage, which could also be used as a workshop, can be accessed internally from the lower ground floor or via the external electronic doors.

Marina Facilities

Harbour Watch offers the ideal set up for those who prefer travelling by boat to car. The twin berth marina was installed by the original owner and has remote controlled hydraulic opening dock gates on both sides. There is also a jetty, pier and pontoon, allowing easier mooring.

Gardens & Grounds

The garden to the rear of the property comprises a sizeable terrace, accessible from the principal reception rooms, and an area laid to lawn, which leads down to the decked jetty and marinas. There is direct access to the lower ground floor from this side of the house.


Reception Hall, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Conservatory, Drawing Room, Playroom, Study/Library, Cinema Room with Terrace, Games Room with Bar Area, Gymnasium, Wet Room, Master Suite with Balcony, Dressing Room and Bathroom, 5 further Double Bedrooms (2 with Study Areas and 1 with a Balcony), 4 further Bath/Shower Rooms, Air-Conditioned and Humidified Cellar, 7 Car Underground Garage/Workshop, Utility Room, Lift, Twin Berth Marina with Hydraulic Dock Gates, Jetty, Pier and Pontoon, Front and Rear Formal Garden, All in about 0.5 acres

Approximate Room Measurements

Basement Dimensions
Games Room: 25'2 max x 22'9 max 577.08 sq ft
Gym: 15'9 x 11'7 186.03 sq ft
Wine Cellar: 18'1 max x 14'2 max 257.02 sq ft (max)
Wet Room: 11'3 x 9' 1102.83 sq ft
Garage: 45'0 max x 41'2 max 1854 sq ft (max)
Workshop: 18'2 x 11'7 212.94 sq ft
Garden Store: 14'2 x 9'7 137.74 sq ft
Plant Room: 13'9 x 11'2 155.68 sq ft
Cloakroom: 5'2 x 4'2 22.28 sq ft
Hall: 13'0 x 3'5 46.02 sq ft
TOTAL: 3383.62 sq ft

Ground Floor Dimensions
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 22'6 x 18'9 427.14 sq ft
Dining Room: 17'0 x 11'7 198.9 sq ft
Conservatory: 17'0 x 10'4 176.8 sq ft
Lounge: 21'9 x 17'0 372.3 sq ft
Study/Library: 21'1 x 16'0 377.81 sq ft
Play Room: 14'4 x 10'3 148.32 sq ft
Utility: 17'7 x 8'0 141.6 sq ft
Hall: 22'5 x 22'1 497.25 sq ft
Cloakroom: 9'5 x 7'3 69.35 sq ft
Lobby: 8'8 x 5'7 50.16 sq ft
TOTAL: 2459.63 sq ft

First Floor Dimensions
Master Bedroom: 21'6 x 16'6 358.56 sq ft
Master En-Suite: 16'5 x 8'0 141.9 sq ft
Dressing Room: 11'12 x 9'1 (into wardrobes) 101.19 sq ft (into wardrobes)
Bedroom Two: 16'9 x 15'7 265.33 sq ft
En-Suite Two: 11'3 x 6'6 74.58 sq ft
Bedroom Three: 13'3 x 11'2 148.96 sq ft
En-Suite Three: 8'8 x 4'7 41.36 sq ft
Study Two: 7'3 x 7'1 51.83 sq ft
Bedroom Four: 16'5 x 13'1 216.15 sq ft
En-Suite Four: 10'5 x 8'7 91.35 sq ft
Study Three: 9'6 x 7'3 (into wardrobes) 143.08 sq ft
TOTAL: 1634.29 sq ft

Second Floor Dimensions
Second Lounge: 31'1 max x 14'6 454.06 sq ft
Bedroom Five: 23'1 (into wardrobes) x 13'8 318.78 sq ft (into wardrobes)
En-Suite Five: 7'9 x 5'6 max 44.24 sq ft (max)
Bedroom Six: 11'7 x 11'4 133.38 sq ft
Cloakroom: 13'3 max x 4'6 84.18 sq ft (max)
Store: 26'3 max x 8'4 220.92 (max)
TOTAL: 1255.58 sq ft


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21 May 2011


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