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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Evening Hill, Poole BH14

Guide Price £2,300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Situated on a generous plot with established planting and rolling lawns on a sought-after no-through road on Evening Hill, just a stone's throw from the shores of Poole Harbour is this stunning home
  • Four/five double bedroom suites
  • Five bath/shower rooms
  • Spacious and versatile family accommodation including 35'2 x 22'6 lounge, very generous family room/games room/cinema room (35'3" x 34'9")
  • Top floor 30'7" x 30'5" room lending itself to a multitude of uses, such as teenager's room, annex potential, home office, with en-suite and harbour glimpses
  • Accommodation set over four floors, ideal for a larger family
  • Detached double garage (19'5" x 19'5") with electric up-and-over door and loft over
  • Entrance driveway with off-street parking for several vehicles behind electric gates, fully wired burglar alarm
  • Feature veranda and terraced decking/balcony leading down to patio
  • Set amongst other properties of architectural significance in Conservation Area

Full description

We are delighted to offer to the market for the first time in eleven years this large and imposing family residence, beautifully constructed by renowned local builders, Whitelock. A substantial, five double bedroom, five bathroom family home set over four floors with harbour glimpses.

Evening Hill occupies a beautiful and very sought-after location, overlooking the shores of Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world. Whilst quieter than Sandbanks, this stunning location with its picturesque backdrop offers a range of convenient local amenities, including superb world-class dining at Sandbanks, Lilliput and Canford Cliffs, all a short stroll or car drive away.

Evening Hill is a leafy, beautiful enclave of Poole, and its beauty has resulted in its being awarded a Conservation Area. 

Moonshadow is located approximately halfway down Crichel Mount Road, a quiet, no-through road.

The Property

Sometimes, a property comes to the market that is quite unlike any other. It is our opinion that Moonshadow is one of these homes. A very large and imposing family residence, beautifully situated in one of Poole’s most desirable enclaves, in a quiet no-through road just a short stroll from Evening Hill, with its incredible views. 

A true family home with extensive, established and mature gardens including a forest area, zipline, tree-fort, hot tub, patio, decking, trellis walkway, and water fountain. This property really is unique and offers something for everybody. 

Truly versatile living accommodation is on offer, with several very large spaces flexible enough for the ever-changing and demanding needs of modern family life. Space for everything from family coming to stay, friends, a cinema room, a sauna, a hot-tub, double garage, boat/dinghy storage, and even the aforementioned zipline as a slightly unique way to wind down.

Perhaps best left to the words of the current owners:

“We knew on our first viewing that this was where we wanted our children to grow up. They were 4, 7 and 9 then. We’ve been here 11 years. The “forest", the tree fort, the hot tub, the huge decks for summer breakfasts and barbecues, the playroom and beautiful living room for parties all ages from 5 to 80 have made indelible memories for us, our family and friends. We’ve loved it all! We are leaving because the kids have grown up and we just aren’t all here enough now to do justice to this happy house. It’s bitter sweet, leaving here, but it’s time for somebody else to create some ‘Moonshadow’ memories”.

Full Description:

Entrance to the property is gained via twin electric gates opening onto a gently sloping brick paviour with feature brick edging driveway leading down to parking and turning area, as well as access to the detached double garage. A perimeter railing defines the edge of the property from the road and frames the established planting and herbaceous borders.

A range of mature planting and trees, brick borders further down with further planting, access to side garden (currently used for sailing dinghy storage). Stone/flint-style chippings to immediate border with house, affording access to veranda and decking, also accessible from kitchen and lounge.

Accommodation with approximate room sizes as follows:

Ground Floor

Entrance Lobby/Porch - 12’1” (3.68m) x 4’11” (1.5m)

Entrance through obscure glass and timber front door with clear glass either side, smooth set coved ceiling with central light point, curtain rail, power sockets, tiled floor, gas radiator, panelled glass windows and entrance through timber panelled door into:

Entrance Hall - 21’2” (6.45m) x 18’ (5.49m) max

Smooth set and coved ceiling with central light point, doors to all principal rooms, gas radiators, inset fire in cream-colour sillstone hearth, power points, double doors to two coat and shoes storage cupboards with rail and shelf over (both measuring 2’3” x 5’8”), wall-mounted entryphone and gate control.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 23’8” (7.2m) max x 12’11 (3.9m) max

Smooth set and coved ceiling with inset LED downlighters, black slate quarry-style tiled floor, country-style eggshell white units with grey tiled splashbacks and granite, flecked worktops with inset 1.5 bowl stainless steel with integrated drainer, chrome mixer tap over and ‘Insinkerator’ waste disposal, good range of eye– and base-level fitted units including storage cupboards, multiple power points, bottle rack, central island, space for American-style fridge freezer and space for microwave, large ‘Britannia’ five-ring gas range cooker set in hearth with extractor hood over, built-in Bosch automatic dishwasher, large timber window over sink overlooking veranda and side elevation, feature floor-to-ceiling corner window to front and side elevation with double French doors opening onto veranda/terracing from breakfast area.

Lounge - 35'2" (10.7m) max x 22'6" (6.9m) into bay

A real feature room, smooth set and coved ceiling in three sections, triple central downlighter points and wall-mounted light fittings, based around large inset fire in cream sillstone-style hearth, power points, gas radiators, feature square bay floor-to-ceiling windows with double French doors opening onto veranda and decking, feature floor to ceiling corner window units to rear, left and right-hand side elevations, dimmer switch points, wall-mounted thermostatic heating controls, fitted carpets.

Dining Room - 13'9" (4.2m) x 12'4" (3.8m)

Smooth set and coved ceiling with central light point and wall-mounted uplighter points, gas radiator, range of power points, feature corner floor-to-ceiling window with glazed units to front and side elevations, fitted carpets.

Utility Room - 9’8” (3m) x 5’11” (1.8m)

Smooth set and coved ceiling with central downlight point, good range of base– and eye-level cupboards with floor to ceiling cupboards in corner, part tiled walls, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, beech-style laminate worktop with inset stainless steel sink with integrated drainer and chrome mixer tap over, oversized timber door with glazed inset panels to side elevation and onto garden access.


Smooth set coved ceiling with central downlight point, corner vanity unit with storage below and inset ceramic sink with chrome mixer tap over, feature Moroccan-style tiled splashback above, matching ceramic WC, gas radiator, fitted carpet, obscure glazed window to side elevation. 

Lower Ground Floor

Lower Lobby - 18’2” (5.53m)  x12’3” (3.73m) 

Tiled floor with inlaid intricate feature central design, smooth set and coved ceiling with central downlighter, central power points, NB: current vendors are using this space as a wine cellar. Door to:

Boiler Room - 10'5" (3.2m) x 9'3" (2.8m)

Exposed block walls and concrete beam ceiling, central strip light point, large ‘Ideal Concord CX’ floor-mounted boiler with flue over, heating and hot water wiring control centre, ‘Horstmann ChannelPlus H37XL’ wall mounted heating and hot water control unit, water softener, water pump and controls for hot tub, large storage area. 

Family Room/Games Room - 35'3" (10.7m) max  x 34'9" (10.6m) max

A real feature of the house, double-glazed floor to ceiling windows and French doors to garden and patio, double-glazed corner windows to rear, left and right elevations, smooth set and coved ceiling with central downlight points, gas radiators, fitted timber sauna (approx. 6’x6’), games room area, home cinema area including ceiling-mounted projector point, door to

Downstairs Shower Room

Smooth set ceiling with inset downlighters, fully tiled walls and floors, Ideal Standard white ceramic sink with chrome mixer tap over and separate floor-standing WC with white cistern, white heated towel radiator, shower in inset glass cubicle with shower head and riser rail, chrome wall-mounted mixer controls. 

First Floor

First Floor Galleried Landing - 25’8” (7.8m) max into bay x 18’6” (5.6m) max

Doors to all first– floor bedrooms, door to large towel/linen storage/airing cupboard with slatted shelving, large hot-water cylinder with lagging.
Feature library area to front elevation with square bay window, floor-to-ceiling windows to front, left and right elevations, inset library-style bookcases either side with double radiators behind radiator covers. Central light fitting point.

Master Bedroom suite - 17'7" (5.4m) max x 14'10" (4.5m) max

Smooth set coved ceiling with central downlight point, fitted carpets, square bay to rear elevation, floor to ceiling square bay timber windows offering superb views over rolling lawns and rear garden. Full range of fitted wardrobes, two floor-to-ceiling feature radiators, fitted carpets. Door to:

En-suite Bathroom

Smooth set and coved ceiling with inset downlighters, feature floor-to-ceiling corner windows with opaque glazed units to rear and side elevations, fully tiled walls and floors, corner bath with chrome mixer tap and shower head, his-and-hers sinks inset into marble-style stone top, vanity unit with storage under and large plate glass mirror inset into wall. Shaver point, ladder towel radiator, four-piece suite including ceramic WC, ceramic low level bidet, corner shower unit with glazed enclosure, chrome and gold-style riser rail, shower head over, wall-mounted mixer controls. 

Bedroom Suite Two - 13'2" (4m) x 12'4" (3.8m)

Smooth set and coved ceiling with central LED light point, corner floor-to-ceiling feature windows to front and side elevations, fitted carpets, gas radiator, light point, door to

Dressing Room with a range of fitted clothes storage including hanging rails, shelving and drawers, smooth set and coved ceiling with central light point. Door to

En-suite Bathroom, smooth set and coved ceiling with inset downlighters, fully tiled floors and walls, square bay window with opaque glazed window to
side, front and rear elevations. White ceramic sink with chrome mixer tap over inset in stone worktop with vanity unit below, glazed mirror inset into wall, shaver point, shower with glass screen, chrome shower head on riser rail with wall-mounted mixer controls. Ceramic white WC and matching bidet, heated ladder towel radiator.

Bedroom Three - 13' (4m) x 12'3" (3.7m)

Smooth set coved ceiling with central light point, feature floor-to-ceiling corner windows to front and side elevations, gas radiator, fitted carpet, inbuilt wardrobes with wooden and glazed doors with shelving and hanging space.

Bedroom Four – 13'5" (4.1m) x 10'2" (3.1m)

Smooth set and coved ceiling with central light point, built-in wardrobes with wooden and glazed doors, shelving and hanging space, fitted carpets, corner floor-to-ceiling timber windows with views over side elevation and rear, overlooking lawns and gardens. 

Family Bathroom

Shared between bedrooms three and floor, fully tiled walls and floors, smooth set ceiling with inset downlighters, four-piece bathroom suite comprising shower cubicle with wallmounted mixer controls and shower head on riser rail, set on raised plinth, large white bath with chrome mixer tap over, white ceramic WC and white ceramic bidet. Square bay opaque glazed window to side elevation. Ideal Standard white ceramic sink with chrome mixer tap over set in stone worktop, vanity unit below, large plate glass mirror inset in wall, shaver point, heated towel radiator. 

Second Floor

Landing with door to small storage cupboard housing pipework, home entertainment points and wiring. Landing with central light fitting and door to:

Loft Room/Games Room/Home Office/Bedroom Five – 30'7" (9.3m) max x 30'5" (9.3m) max

Vaulted ceiling with eight Velux windows affording views over gardens, and with seasonal Poole Harbour glimpses, eaves storage, white beams, ceiling light points, fitted carpet, currently used as guest bedroom, lounge area, two home offices and loft storage room. Door to:

En-Suite Bathroom

Smooth set and coved ceiling with inset light points, fully tiled walls and floors, large shower cubicle behind glass door, wall-mounted MIRA Event power shower with wall-mounted riser rial and chrome shower head over, ladder radiator, white ceramic WC, bidet, Ideal Standard white ceramic sink with chrome mixer tap over, inset in stone top with vanity unit below and plate-glass mirror, shaving light over. 

Detached Garage – 19'5" (5.9m) x 19'5" (5.9m)

Brick-built detached garage with peaked tiled roof and feature central turret with ‘Marantec Comfort 250’ up-and-over remote controlled electric garage door. Light and power. Pull-down ladder to large peaked loft storage. 


A particular feature of this property, being established and well-planted with both formal and informal areas on offer. These include a charming walkway through feature trellis with established planting, a Wendy house, a large patio with hot-tub, very large balcony/decking from kitchen/lounge stretching round the property providing entertaining and alfresco dining opportunities, with outside lighting and steps down to patio, established lawns and borders with a range of mature planting, feature water fountain illuminated in middle of garden, enchanting wooded area/forest to rear with treehouse built by current vendors. Steel-meshed stone gabions to side retaining wall with established planting growing up providing another feature and backdrop. Zipline currently installed, established planting include vine-style planting growing over walls of decking.
A real family garden and vast entertaining space for all the family. Ideal for gardeners or simply as a vast outdoor area to use and enjoy, with formal and less-formal areas of planting and gardens.

In all, the plot measures around one acre.


Current 69
Potential 80


Please note that it can not be presumed that the property has all the required planning, building regulations or other consents as Arlington & Hall have not carried out a structural survey or had sight of the title documents. We advise you to seek verification on all matters from your solicitor. The services and appliances, facilities and specific fittings have not been tested, therefore no guarantee is given that they are in working order. All text, measurements, floor plans and distances are approximate and intended as a guide only and should not be relied upon.  Photographs are not necessarily comprehensive and it can not be assumed that items shown are included. These details do not represent or constitute an offer or contract. Arlington & Hall advises the buyer to contact a member of our staff should they have any particular aspect regarding the property. The copyright of all text, photographs and floorplans remains the right and property of Arlington & Hall Ltd.  

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Added on Rightmove:
13 October 2016


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