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4 bedroom house for sale
Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset
- Panoramic sea views
- 3/4 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Drawing Room
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
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.
Starboard Lights occupies arguably one of the most sought after spots along the aptly named,
Panorama Road, which follows the more sheltered westerly side of Sandbanks. The house has an unrivalled panoramic view of the Purbecks in the distance to Green, Furzey and Brownsea islands, up to Poole Quay and around the inside of the harbour to Sandbanks. The west facing position of the house allows for year round enjoyment of spectacular 'Turner-esque' sunsets. Canford Cliffs village is host to a small parade of useful shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Of particular note are the Caf√© Shore restaurant on Sandbanks and the acclaimed Haven Hotel. The Royal Motor Yacht Club, located further along Panorama Road from Starboard Lights, has its own haven and private moorings as well as accommodation and a restaurant. A number of other well known yacht clubs can be found in Poole Harbour. There are many public and private golf courses in the vicinity, including the prestigious Parkstone Golf Course and Meyrick Park. There are a number of excellent tennis
clubs including the East Dorset Tennis and Croquet Club and theWest Hants Club in Bournemouth.
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 are car ferries from Sandbanks to the popular 'blue flag' beaches of Shell Bay, Studland, Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck.
Starboard Lights is a striking house, which was built by the current owners in 1995. The westerly orientation of the building and unique multi-faceted design; a partially grey brick, partially rendered structure, which features a principally glass frontage and two sizeable balconies, has been carefully considered to take advantage of the property's enviable views. The balconies are made of African hardwood, which is amongst the most durable of woods, and provides a superb area for outdoor entertaining during the warmer months. At the back of the house, immediately in front of the shore, is the heated swimming pool, surrounded by a brick patio, the summer house and boathouse with slipway. The garden to the rear is mainly laid to lawn with a range of mature shrubs and trees.The property has a shared driveway, which sweeps round to a gravel parking circle in front of the house and double garage. To the left of the drive is a beautiful natural garden area, interspersed with trees.
Please note: We have stated that the drive is shared with the adjacent property. This is a simplification in that the adjacent property has the benefit of a non exclusive right of way over the drive at any time and for all purposes. The right of way runs from the entrance gates and over the spur leading into 102 Panorama Road, as shown on the plan. There are no rights to park on the drive, merely to pass over it. There is a shared responsibility for maintenance.
The layout of the house has been organised around a generous entrance hall, housing an
impressive pine staircase. The hall is attractively finished with complimentary pine skirting boards,
door frames and rope style cornicing and provides access to all of the reception rooms. Glazed pine doors lead through to the drawing room, which is wonderfully light on account of the large bay window with a far reaching aspect across the harbour to Brownsea Island. This room has access onto the balcony at the back of the house and leads through internally to the dining area, which has floor to ceiling glass doors providing a second access to the balcony. The kitchen/breakfast room can be accessed via either the dining area or entrance hall. The kitchen has a range of cabinets and fitted pine units with tiled surfaces. At the back of the room, a door leads through to the utility room, which has a large area for hanging coats, a separate access to the garden, laundry area and internal access to the garage. Adjacent to the kitchen is a storage room. Also accessed from the entrance hall is a study, cloakroom and the staircase that leads down to the lower ground floor studio.
The staircase to the lower ground floor has been specially designed in width and fitted with an
electric point at the base to cater for a potential stair lift. A hallway housing a substantial storage
cupboard leads through to the reception/studio/living room, which has a kitchen area and an ensuite bathroom, with a bath, shower cubicle and loo. The studio has excellent storage in the form of two
fitted cupboards. Glass double doors lead out onto the patio area.
On the first floor there is a spacious landing with attractive rope style cornice, spotlights, a storage
cupboard, airing cupboard housing the boiler, a window with a pretty aspect out towards the drive and access to the bedrooms and bathroom. The master bedroom gives an impressive feeling of
space due to its large baywindowand vaulted ceiling. Double glass doors lead onto an external
balcony, which is also shared by two further double bedrooms. Twin fitted wardrobes with
hanging and shelving space flank the 'mock wardrobe' doors, which lead through to an ensuite housing a bath, separate shower cubicle, three further cupboards and a loo. The second and third guest bedrooms share a bathroom and separate cloakroom on the opposite side of the landing. Both bedrooms have fitted storage space and access to the shared external balcony. Bedroom 2 has access to the insulated loft. For further details please refer to the floor plan and full brochure.
From London take the M3 motorway towards Southampton. At Junction 13 take the exit towards Bournemouth and follow the M3. The road will merge into the M27. Continue onto the A31. Branch left and at the Ashley Heath Roundabout take the 1st exitonto the A338 towards Bournemouth. At St Paul's roundabout take the 2nd exit onto A338 (singposted Ring Road, Bournemouth town centre (West), Poole). At Bournemouth West roundabout take 2nd exit onto A338 (signposted Poole, Westbourne). On reaching the County Gates Gyratory roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto The Avenue (B3065), signposted towards Sandbanks. Follow The Avenue for approx 1.8miles into Canford Cliffs village. At the mini roundabout take the 1st exit, signposted to Sandbanks. Continue down the hill on B3065, Haven Road, and at the T junction turn left, signposted Sandbanks/Swanage). Follow the harbour round and at the roundabout go straight over. The road becomes a 2 land one-way street. Take the right fork down Panorama Road. The entrance to Starboard Lights is located a short way along, as the road bends to the right, on the left hand side.