... to luxurious cool.
Built in the height of the stylish 1950s, and luxuriously and generously extended more recently, with six double bedrooms; could there be a more stylish combination?
You walk into a fabulous and large entrance hall with palatial timber flooring, then on to the elegant sitting room. The polished stone living-flame gas fire is a cosy option for cooler evenings, whilst double doors fling wide open to the sunny south-facing terrace for the summer months, creating the perfect room for entertaining whatever the time of year.
Opposite the sitting room is the wonderfully spacious and light kitchen with under-floor heating. With bespoke timber units and attractive and durable Corian work surfaces, not to mention a fantastic central island with an in-built induction hob, this is, truly, a kitchen to live in. No detail has been overlooked; two ovens, a microwave, steamer, Bosch dishwasher and inset fridge and freezer are all included.
There is also a marvellous, roomy dining space here, as well as a cosy sitting area. This is very much a house for family and friends.
Next door, there is a glorious oak-floored family room with a wood-burning stove, full-height windows and bi-fold doors opening onto an expansive terrace. There is also a good-sized study adjacent.
From the family room, a spiral staircase leads up to a mezzanine and on to a large office presently used as a cinema room.
A well-equipped utility room is set off the family room, with white goods included and a door to the double garage. There is also, of course, a downstairs cloakroom.
Upstairs, there are six bedrooms. The master bedroom has its own private staircase leading up to it from the landing. This is an amazingly large room – a proper haven – with a pretty balcony overlooking the garden, and an en-suite shower room. The walk-in dressing room is, truly, impressive.
The second bedroom is no slouch either and would make a fantastic guest room. It was the original master bedroom and, as such, has its own en-suite with a claw-foot bathtub, shower and ‘his and hers’ sinks, not to mention super views out across the garden.
The other four bedrooms are all doubles with views, two en-suite, and two sharing a family bathroom.
Outside, ornate, electric, iron gates open onto a driveway that sweeps around the front of the house, and a charming gravel drive takes you up to a double garage at the side of the house. The large, lawned front garden is bordered with mature shrubs and trees.
Tucked away around the left side of the house is a pretty picket fence and gate, opening into the large, south-west facing rear garden. Bordered with fencing, hedges and beautiful, tall trees, this is a private garden, not at all overlooked.
A wide, paved terrace hugs the rear of the house, combining outside and in, while the rest of the garden is laid to lawn. There is a lower, lawned terrace too, and a side utility and storage area leading back to the garage. In total, this utterly private plot is 0.75 of an acre.
Bournemouth is surely one of the best places to live in Britain, with access to the sea, a thriving university, and just moments from the world-famous Jurassic Coast.
Surrounded by natural beauty, Bournemouth enjoys chic, urban culture as well as enchanting walks almost from the door and panoramic views of the coast. To top it off, the schools are second to none. Just around the corner from the property is the popular West Hants Tennis Club, with indoor and outdoor tennis, a pool, bar and restaurant.
The town is conveniently placed in the east of Dorset; no part of the county is more than an hour and a half away. Poole and its cross-channel ferry port is just minutes away. From golf at Parkstone or Dorchester – or even Bulbury Woods – to swimming and sailing off the Jurassic Coast, the very best that Dorset has to offer is all within easy reach.
Take the M3 out of London, then the M27, and keep going, but not for long!
To The West Hants Tennis Club – 2 mins
To Westbourne – 5 mins
To Sandbanks – 14 mins
To Bournemouth station – 14 mins
To Poole – 19 mins
To the M27 – 28 mins
To Studland Beach – 47 mins
Bournemouth to London Waterloo – approx. 1hr 50 mins
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