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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Crichel Mount Road, Evening Hill, Sandbanks, Dorset BH14 8LT

Guide Price £2,300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning 6000 sq ft 4 storey family home on Evening Hill Sandbanks sitting on an acre plot
  • Perfect family, fun and party house
  • 5 Large double bedrooms each with wonderful views of the property grounds
  • 4th floor guest annexe with views over the treetops to Poole Harbour
  • Ground floor dedicated adult/children playroom with sauna and cinema area
  • Gallery style hall stairs and landings with library area
  • 5 bathrooms plus separate loo
  • Electric gates, large block paved driveway, double garage
  • Rare opportunity in one of the most sought after locations in the area
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Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Exquisite, grand & beautiful are words that come to mind as you drive into the gated entrance & down the driveway towards 'Moonshadow', five double bedroomfamily home on Evening Hill. Almost 6000 sq ft of property set in a tree lined one acre plot. Fabulous location and family friendly design.

The owners have made this a fun, exciting, quirky home and environment in which they have raised their 3 children for the past 11 years.


The breath taking views of the garden and grounds welcomes and makes you want to go further and investigate all this property has to offer.From the moment you go through the electric gates to 'Moonshadow' and they smoothly close behind you the vastness, beautiful design and grandness paired with the gorgeous grounds that surround the house almost stops you in your tracks as you walk towards the front door.

The living space within this home is perfect for a family. Through the front door, into a large porch and a 35 square metre hall, right to the dining room, utility room and downstairs loo, left to the kitchen/breakfast/supper room. This is a fantastic family space with a range of white wall and base units a breakfast bar and space for a large dining table. Amongst the features of the kitchen are Maia worktops, gas range cooker and American style fridge/freezer. And of course the owners own quirky touches. The patio doors lead from the dining area of the kitchen and from here you can access the decking area which wraps around the property, the sunshine hits this spot perfectly, it is the ideal place to enjoy a family breakfast during the summer mornings.

In front of you is the vast living room with gorgeous views over the rear garden, there are large windows to either corner of the room along with french doors leading to the decking area. The outlook from the living room is 3 sided, to the South, West and North of the garden.

Up the galleried mahogany staircase to a stunning feature window and library area, a space for the owners found peace in to sit and read. There are 2 bedrooms to the left of the landing which share the family bathroom, complete with bath, shower and bidet. To the right is another bedroom with an ensuite and a dressing room. In front of you is the master bedroom with a feature square bay window looking over the back garden. This bedroom is over 26 ft long and has an ensuite. What strikes you is the size of all the bathrooms on this floor, all over 100 sq ft.



On the 4th floor is the guest suite. Or children's playroom, or gym, or music room. Whatever you want it to be. Almost 1000 sq ft with a separate shower room and some views over the treetops to Poole Harbour.

Now we come to the rear ground floor and for this particular agent, this is wonderful: apart from the dedicated boiler room, there is a wine cellar, then into the adult/children play floor of almost 1400 sq ft, laid out with sauna, cinema, pin ball machines, table tennis table, pool table and jukebox, dressed as you would expect from these owners with quirky mementoes from around the world. There is a shower room with loo. This games room leads straight out onto the patio.

As you would expect from a Whitelock built property, everything is robust and quality from mahogany doors, window frames and staircases to the detailed tiles in all bathrooms.

Outside are the vast gardens, safely enclosed so that children and dogs can roam free. Again the whole outside area reflects both style and the fun nature that the family have brought to this home. From hot tub, to zip wire, to tree houses, to bonfire area, to woods to explore there is energy sapping entertainment while the parents sit and watch from the terrace with perhaps a glass or two.

In the front block paved driveway there is a double garage with loads of storage space above.

This one of the most prestigious roads in the area, sat on the top of Evening Hill, which overlooks Sandbanks and Poole Harbour. Landfall, a famous Grade II Listed Art Deco house is nearby as well as Tinkers Revel, considered to be one of Poole's finest homes.

Poole Harbour is the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world and haven to boats of all sizes. There are of course numerous yacht clubs, marinas and slipways. From Evening Hill you can watch the spectacular sight of kitesurfers and windsurfers in the harbour and feel as if you can almost touch the kites. If the water isn't your pastime, Moonshadow is on the doorstep of Parkstone Golf Club which is in the top 100 golf clubs in the UK. There is also a big cycling community in the area with a favourite venue being to cross over on the Sandbanks chain ferry to the Purbeck Hills. And Dorset's Jurassic Coast is a key destination in the UK for walkers. These hills guard the harbour and create the special microclimate that the area is famous for. Less energetically you can walk down to the famous Sandbanks beaches for a lazy day in the sun.



This is a wonderful location for entertainment and eateries, much within walking distance. A Sunday morning stroll down to Sandbanks can be rewarded by a bacon sandwich at Jazzy's cafe. Dinner at the Harbour Heights Hotel means sumptuous views across the harbour. Also special is a meal at the new harbourside Rick Stein restaurant or again take the chain ferry to the Pig on the Beach. Walk down the other side of Evening Hill to Lilliput for Thai Tapas at Koh Nai. And absolutely not to be missed is a visit to Mark Bennett's award winning artisan patisserie which sells the best sausage rolls in the universe. For young, fun nights out try the close by vibrant Ashley Cross. And there are a couple of great pubs in Canford Cliffs village. Also in the village, for the ladies, is the highly respected HNB hair salon and spa.

Or perhaps the best evening out is to walk 2 minutes to Evening Hill with fish 'n chips and sit on a bench and watch the fireworks exploding over the harbour.

If your children are of school age, the local schools are excellent. At primary level, Lilliput 1st school is Ofsted rated outstanding. Baden Powell and St Peters rated good and at secondary level St Edwards and Parkstone Grammar are similarly rated. There are also local bus pick up points for the private schools of Dumpton, Castle Court, Bryanston, Canford and Clayesmore.

For travel for work or pleasure out of the area, there are direct rail services today to London(under 2 hours) and Manchester. From Moonshadow, you are a couple of miles from the Wessex Way with at least dual carriageway to the New Forest, Southampton and the UK motorway network. Bournemouth International Airport is the fastest growing in the UK. And from Poole there are daily ferries to France and the Channel Islands.

This is not steel and glass, this is sturdily built grand style in a rarely available location on a magnificent one acre plot.

This home includes:

  • Porch

    3.68m x 1.32m (4.8 sqm) - 12' x 4' 3" (52 sqft)

    The porch has a tiled floor and painted plaster walls and ceiling. Wood front door with obscure double glazed panes and full height double glazed window to either side of the door. Thermostatic radiator.

  • Entrance Hall

    6.37m x 5.48m (34.9 sqm) - 20' 10" x 17' 11" (375 sqft)

    The entrance hall has fitted carpets and painted plaster walls and ceiling. Double glazed wood frame partition wall to the porch. Two double door coat closets. Electric feature fireplace, thermostatic radiator. Smoke alarm and front gate entry phone. The entrance hall leads into all ground floor rooms and to the stair cases for the first and lower ground floors.

  • Living Room

    10.68m x 6.88m (73.4 sqm) - 35' x 22' 6" (790 sqft)

    The living room has fitted carpets and painted plaster walls and ceiling. The room has 2 sets of full height wood framed double glazed corner windows and double glazed french doors onto the terrace with full height double glazed windows to either side. The room has 4 thermostatic radiators, a gas feature fireplace with stone mantle, Honeywell thermostat control and SKY tv connectivity.

  • Dining Room

    4.09m x 3.73m (15.2 sqm) - 13' 5" x 12' 2" (164 sqft)

    The dining room has fitted carpets, reed wallpaper and a plaster ceiling. Full height wood framed double glazed corner window, wall lights and thermostatic radiator.

  • Kitchen

    7.2m x 4.09m (29.5 sqm) - 23' 7" x 13' 5" (317 sqft)

    The kitchen has a tiled floor and painted plaster walls and ceiling with inset LED spotlights. The dining area of the kitchen has a full height wood framed double glazed corner window and french door onto the terrace. There is an additional double glazed wood framed window over the kitchen worktops. The kitchen units are a white finish with black Maia worktops including the central island and a tiled splashback to the outer worktops. The units have fittings and appliances including a 2 bowl stainless steel sink and drainer, Gas range cooker, microwave and american style fridge freezer.

  • Utility Room

    3.32m x 1.81m (6 sqm) - 10' 10" x 5' 11" (64 sqft)

    The utility room has a tiled floor and painted plaster walls and ceiling. There is a wide door to the side of the property with 2 obscure glass panes. The walls are tiled around the units to the walls and floor with a stainless steel sink and drainer to the worktop. Space and plumbing for 2 appliances.

  • WC

    1.73m x 1.55m (2.6 sqm) - 5' 8" x 5' 1" (28 sqft)

    The ground floor WC has fitted carpets, papered walls and plaster ceiling. Obscure wood framed double glazed window, Washbasin and corner unit, hidden cistern toilet and thermostatic radiator.

  • Terrace

    The wooden deck-board terrace wraps around the back and sides of the ground floor of the property. There is a breakfast deck from the kitchen french doors and a large deck from the living room french doors. Steps down into the main gardens.

  • Landing

    5.51m x 7.82m (43 sqm) - 18' x 25' 7" (463 sqft)

    The stairs and landing to the first floor have fitted carpets and painted plaster walls and ceiling. There is a full height wood framed double glazed bay window looking over the front drive and gardens, The banisters and hand rails are a varnished wood, 2 thermostatic radiators and smoke alarm. There is an airing cupboard from the hallway with fitted shelving and hot water cylinder.

  • Library

    The first floor landing has a library with fitted cabinetry.

  • Master Bathroom

    8m x 4.48m (35.8 sqm) - 26' 2" x 14' 8" (385 sqft)

    The master bedroom has fitted carpets and papered walls and ceiling. There is a full height wood framed double glazed bay window and 2 thermostatic wall panel radiators and 12 door fitted wardrobes.

  • Ensuite Bathroom

    3.34m x 2.92m (9.7 sqm) - 10' 11" x 9' 6" (104 sqft)

    The ensuite to the master bedroom is fully tiled. The ceilings are painted plaster and have inset spotlights. Extractor fan. Wall mounted shaver socket. Towel rail. Double glazed corner windows with obscured glass. Corner bath, his and hers sinks with stone work tops. WC. Bidet. Corner shower.

  • Bedroom 2

    5.2m x 3.72m (19.3 sqm) - 17' x 12' 2" (208 sqft)

    Bedroom two has fitted carpets. Painted plaster walls and ceilings. Fitted wardrobes. There is a full height wood frame double glazed full height corner windows and a wall panel radiator.

  • Ensuite Shower Room

    3.16m x 3.06m (9.6 sqm) - 10' 4" x 10' (104 sqft)

    The ensuite shower room to bedroom 2 has fully tiled walls, painted plaster walls and ceilings with inset spotlight fittings. Extractor. The windows are full height double glazed obscured glass. WC, bidet, corner shower, sink with a stone topped unit. Towel rail and wall mounted shaver socket.

  • Dressing Room

    2m x 1.77m (3.5 sqm) - 6' 6" x 5' 9" (38 sqft)

    The dressing room is great for storage and hanging clothing. It has fitted wardrobe furniture. Painted plaster walls and ceilings and has light and power.

  • Bedroom 3

    3.71m x 3.36m (12.4 sqm) - 12' 2" x 11' (134 sqft)

    Bedroom three has painted plaster walls and ceilings a fitted carpet. Fitted wardrobes and a wall mounted radiator. Full height corner wood frame double glazed windows.

  • Bedroom 4

    4.05m x 2.96m (11.9 sqm) - 13' 3" x 9' 8" (129 sqft)

    Bedroom three has painted plaster walls and ceilings a fitted carpet. Fitted wardrobes and a wall mounted radiator. Full height corner wood frame double glazed windows.

  • Bathroom

    3.96m x 3.68m (14.5 sqm) - 12' 11" x 12' (156 sqft)

    The family bathroom has fully tiled walls and floor. Painted plaster walls and ceilings with inset spot lights. Full height obscured double glazed windows. Large wall mounted mirror and shaver socket. Extractor and towel radiator. WC, bidet, corner shower, bath, was basin set in a stone vanity unit.

  • Landing

    There is a cupboard with access to the pipework.

  • Guest Room

    9.25m x 9.27m (85.7 sqm) - 30' 4" x 30' 4" (922 sqft)

    The guest bedroom covers the entire top floor and is large enough to be an office and music room as-well as a guest room with ensuite. There are 8 Velux style windows with fitted blinds. There is painted plaster walls and ceiling. Storgage into the eaves and a cupboard that houses the watertank. The flooring has fitted carpets and there are wall mounted radiators.

  • Shower Room

    2.23m x 2.31m (5.1 sqm) - 7' 3" x 7' 6" (55 sqft)

    The ensuite shower room has a painted plaster ceiling with inset spotlights, fully tiled walls and flooring. A wall mounted extractor and non thermostatic towel rail. There is a fitted mirror and shaver socket. Shower with a glass door, wash basin with stone top vanity unit and storage. Bidet. WC

  • Hall

    3.98m x 5.64m (22.4 sqm) - 13' x 18' 6" (241 sqft)

    The lower ground hallway has a large space which is currently used as a wine celler/ bottle store. The walls and ceiling are painted plaster. There is a wall mounted radiator and smoke alarm.

  • Boiler Room

    3m x 2.81m (8.4 sqm) - 9' 10" x 9' 2" (90 sqft)

    Tiled flooring, unfinished walls. 'IDEAL' CONCORD CX boiler. Control panel for the central heating. 'Rusham' water softener.

  • Games Room

    10.74m x 10.74m (115.3 sqm) - 35' 2" x 35' 2" (1241 sqft)

    The games room could be sectioned and used for an array of purposes. It has a fitted carpet with painted plaster walls and celling. Three radiators. There are two sets of double glazed full height windows and french doors leading to the rear patio area of the garden. Currently within the lower level there is a games area, cinema room with a projector and cabling. 'Tylo' Sauna. Smoke alarm, Honeywell thermostat.

  • Shower Room

    3.75m x 1.07m (4 sqm) - 12' 3" x 3' 6" (43 sqft)

    The lower ground shower room has painted plaster ceiling and fully tiled walls and inset spotlights. An extractor fan and heated towel rail. Sink, WC and sliding glass door shower.

  • Front Gardens

    The gated driveway has block paving and has a gradual slope towards the double garage, there is space for several vehicles at the front of the property. The front garden is laid to lawn and has mature shrubs surrounding for privacy.

  • Double Garage

    The garage has light and power and a remote controlled door. The space in the pitched roof of the garage is large, great for additional storage.

  • Rear Gardens

    The garden wraps around the property, there is decking to both sides, to the left is space for seating and to the right there are steps leading down to the rear garden. The rear garden is an adventure playground for the whole family. The current owners have a hot tub in the garden which can be accessed directly from the french doors on the lower ground level. To the bottom of the garden is a forest area, home to the adventure play trail and treehouse. There is also a seating area, perfect for enjoying 'camp fire' and enjoying time with the whole family.

  • Please note, all dimensions are approximate / maximums and should not be relied upon for the purposes of floor coverings.

Additional Information:

  • Council Tax Bad H : £3035.70 per annum

  • SKY TV and Broadband availiable

  • Council Tax:

    Band H

  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating:

    Band C (69-80)
If you ever want to know anything about 'Moonshadow', Sandbanks or the surrounding area, please do not hesitate to give us a call or pop into our office for a coffee and we will help in any way we can, we are open on Sundays.

EweMove Property Reference: 6425


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