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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Elms Avenue, Poole, BH14

Withdrawn from Market £2,850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Waterside Property
  • Direct Harbour Access
  • Ideal For Redevelopment (STPP)
  • One Of The Most Sought After Addresses In Lilliput
  • Stunning Sea Views Across The Blue Lagoon
  • Set Within Grounds Of Approximately 0.51 Acres
  • Existing Property Approx 3000 Square Feet
  • Private Jetty (Requires Refurbishment)
  • Accommodation Set Over Four Floors
  • Potential For Road To Shore Access (STPP)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property
The existing detached residence measures in excess of 3,000 square feet and is arranged over four floors offering flexibility and versatility in its accommodation with good size rooms and various living areas throughout.

Whilst the plot occupies a south-easterly aspect, the house itself enjoys a more southerly orientation affording spectacular sea views from most of the principal rooms. Although the house is perfectly functional in its current state, there is no doubt that it would benefit from updating and modernisation. However, given the potential for redevelopment, details of the house have been kept to a minimum.

The accommodation currently comprises six bedrooms (two en-suite), a living room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, study, sitting room, utility room and two downstairs cloakrooms. In addition, there is a further bathroom and three WCs. On the lower ground floor, there is a cellar, a workshop and a tandem garage. The sea views are best enjoyed from the large first floor balcony and the second floor terrace.

With access via the driveway enclosed by a low level brick wall to either side of the entrance, the plot opens up, widening as you approach the property. The driveway encloses an island laid to shrubbery and mature trees with ample parking to the front of the property. The main driveway then slopes away towards the garage, revealing the lower ground floor. A side gate and rear door from the garage lead to the rear garden.

The existing residence occupies a central location upon the plot and behind the property there is a terraced area with steps and pathways leading down to the rear lawn. The spacious rear garden slopes gently from right to left and down towards the waterside edge. Around the edges of the garden which is largely laid to lawn, are a rockery and borders with gated access to the beach front and jetty which is in need of rebuilding.

The Plot
The plot sits at just over half an acre and presides along the front-line of The Blue Lagoon on Elms Avenue - one of Lilliput’s most prestigious roads. There is a certain cachet associated with being located within the cul-de-sac at this end of the road - The privacy, peace and tranquillity, not to mention the absence of passing traffic, are benefits normally associated with a more rural setting.

Enjoying a south-easterly view across the lagoon, the plot slopes gently down towards the shoreline and slightly upwards to the right, bounded by a wooden fence in the front garden and brick wall at the rear. Behind the boundary in the neighbouring garden to the right, a line of large mature trees - oak, chestnut, poplar and three majestic Monterey pines, offer a considerable degree of shelter from the predominantly south-westerly winds. The benefits of this aspect to a family residing all year 'round cannot be underestimated.

A number of large trees, mostly cypress and holly have already been removed from the front and rear of the plot owing to being dead or in a poor condition. Permission has also been obtained to remove the remaining large cypress tree at the front, but this has not yet been carried out.

Work was recently undertaken by the owner of 55A to address cracking to the boundary wall caused by the presence of the large Monterey pines together with the difference in ground level at this point. All parties were in agreement that every effort should be made to save the trees whilst addressing the danger posed by the cracking to the wall. The solution was to completely rebuild the wall adding heavy sheet-steel piling and a concrete back-fill. This major work was completed in 2015 and ensures the future stability of the wall.

There exists a deed of covenant limiting the redevelopment of any plot on the Elms Estate to a single dwelling. This makes the plot less attractive to a commercial developer, but for anybody fortunate enough to be able to commission a bespoke design and build for their family home, this is a location that should not be overlooked.
At just over half an acre, this substantial sea-front plot offers considerable potential for redevelopment. There's ample room to build a modern, luxury family home with enough space left for a large garden between the house and the shoreline.
Although the existing dwelling is centrally located within the plot, a new development would benefit from being built further toward the left side to make better use of the stunning views to the south across the lagoon towards Salterns point and Sandbanks peninsular beyond. Such a relocation would also allow the potential, subject to planning approval, of course, to have direct road-to-shore access. This rare and unusual feature would be of particular interest to an active family with a passion for sailing and water-sports. No other address in Elms Avenue has the potential for this type of access except for the adjacent property, 55A, where this has already been realised.
The views from the house and rear garden are breath-taking, but the location is also sheltered by the large trees and topography, making this a particularly special location for an all year round residence.
Whilst many of the neighbouring properties have already been, or are currently in the process of being, redeveloped, the position of this plot at the far end of Elms Avenue, together with with its size and outlook make this a rare, unique and exciting prospect for buyers with a passion for property and design, looking for an opportunity to innovate and create their ideal home.

With access to London approximately a two hour drive away (via the M27 and M3), Poole offers an array of activities for tourists, hobbyists and residents. Situated ten miles from Bournemouth Airport and only a couple of miles from Poole station, it's no wonder this area is so popular. Lilliput is a hotspot for water-sports enthusiasts with a number of award-winning beaches a short walk away.

As one of the world’s largest natural harbours (second only to Sydney), Poole Harbour is an iconic part of the southern coastline, full of exciting marine activity and breath-taking views. Whilst busy and bustling in parts, there are many secluded spots which are ideal for local exploration.

Parkstone Yacht Club is a five minute walk from the property, offering a variety of sailing opportunities from youth sailing to club racing, together with a well-appointed restaurant with views across the harbour. Just under a mile in the opposite direction is the '5 Gold Anchor' marina at Salterns Point, offering 275 pontoon berths and 75 swinging moorings - accessible 24 hours a day. As one of the first marinas to be awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Accolade, the facilities are extensive and highly rated. The marina offers further membership with exclusive benefits from club events to discounted rates at Salterns Harbourside Hotel.

Another mile further along the harbour coastline is the world-famous Sandbanks peninsula which is said to have the world’s fourth-highest land value and offers an array of upmarket cafes, boutiques and Blue Flag beaches. With direct access by ferry to the rolling hills of the Purbecks, Brownsea Island and the famous walks of the Jurassic coast, the opportunities in this stunning coastal hotspot are endless.

With bountiful natural beauty and plenty of local conveniences including a petrol station and a number of shops within walking distance, Elms Avenue is right the heart of this truly unique coastline.

Lower Ground Floor
The lower ground floor accommodation comprises:


28'6" (max) x 10'8" (max) (Irregular shape room)
(8.687m x 3.251m)


14'8" (max) x 9'1" (max) (Includes staircase)
(4.470m x 2.769m)


16'4" (max) x 8'4" (max) (Irregular shape room)
(4.978m x 2.540m)

Ground Floor

The ground floor accommodation comprises:

The Reception Hall:

14'8" (max) x 12'5" (max)
(4.470m x 3.785m)

The Study:

12'1"(max) x 10'8" (max)
(3.683m x 3.251m)

The Living Room:

18'11" (max) x 16'5" (max (into Bay)
(5.766m x 5.004m)

The Dining Room:

18'8" (max (into Bay) x 13'9" (max)
(5.690m x 4.191m)

The Conservatory:

9'11" (max) x 5'5" (max)
(3.023m x 1.651m)

The WC:

5'8" (max) x 5'8" (max) (L Shaped Room)
(1.727m x 1.727m)

The Kitchen/Breakfast Room:

20'1" (max) x 9'7" (max)
(6.121m x 2.921m)

The Sitting Room (Annexe):

14'1" (max) x 12'8" (max) (Irregular Shaped Room)
4.293m x 3.861m

The Utility Room:

9'11" (max) x 8'2" (max) (Irregular Shaped Room Includes Depth Of 2nd W.C.)
(3.023m x 2.489m)

First floor
The first floor accommodation and measurements are as follows:

The First Floor Landing:

14'8" (max) x 9'1" (max) (Includes staircases)
(4.470m x 2.769m)

The Master Bedroom:

15'7" (max) x 11'11" (max) (Irregular shape room)
(4.750m x 3.632m)

The Master En-suite:

11'11" (max) x 4'7" (max)
(3.632m x 1.397m)

The Balcony:

32'8" (max) x 5'5" (max)
(9.931m x 1.651m)

The Second Bedroom:

13'10" x 9'10"
(4.216m x 2.997m)

The Third Bedroom:

12'2" (max) x 10'7" (max)
(3.708m x 3.226m)

The Fourth Bedroom:

10'7" (max) x 7'1" (max) (Irregular shape room)
(3.226m x 2.159m)

The Bathroom:

11'7" (max) x 6'2" (max) (L shaped room)
(3.531m x 1.880m)

The Upstairs WC:

4'6" x 2'11"
(1.372m x 0.889m)

Second floor

The second floor accommodation comprises:

The Second Floor Landing:

8'7" x 7'5"
(2.616m x 2.261m)

The Roof Terrace:

8'7" x 4'0"
(2.616m x 1.219m)

The Fifth Bedroom:

12'11" (max) x 12'7" (max) (Irregular shape room)
(3.937m x 3.835m)

The Sixth Bedroom:

12'11" max. x 11'6" (max) (Irregular shape room)
(3.937m x 3.505m)

The En-Suite WC:

4'7" x 3'3"
(1.397m x 0.991m)

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 May 2017


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