You approach this development from a sumptuous long hedged drive off of Canford Cliffs Road. The drive is next to Compton Acres, which is acknowledged as one of the finest privately owned gardens in England. And owners have a private access to Compton Acres with free entry 52 weeks a year.
As the drive splits there are electronic gates to Chartcombe, a further drive which sweeps round to the entrance to the flats. The drive sweeps around a magnificent centerpiece Oak tree which is illuminated and the focal point of occasions like Remembrance Sunday. Off of the drive there is the entrance to the secure underground car park, with a dedicated space for your flat and storage units. There are lots of visitor spaces. With a high quality CCTV system, BPT security video entry system for each flat, hard wired smoke alarms, internal telephone system and Appello emergency call system in each flat, safety and security is taken very seriously.
As you stand at the front entrance you are struck with how peaceful, tranquil and enclosed you feel with the wooded surrounds.
Through the front entrance there is the welcome sight of the Manager’s office which is open every week day from 8.30am. The management of the blocks is worth noting because it is fantastically organised. Don’t forget that when buying this flat you have a share of freehold, are a shareholder in Chartcombe Properties Ltd, and have your say in the management of the property. Your company employs a full-time manager, assistant manager and cleaner and there is a maintenance schedule programmed up until 2022/3 which caters for every conceivable eventuality and financial costing. This is available for all to see on the Chartcombe Property website. Chartcombe has strong reserves and at £668.08 per quarter maintenance represents excellent value for money. The maintenance also includes water and sewerage costs. And now is an ideal time to buy as considerable sums have been spent on the grounds recently.
Then WOW. Through to the magnificent 4 storey high atrium with a glass roof and real plants to all the internal atrium balconies. If you want time outside your flat this stylish area provides a focal point. It has a well fitted kitchen, Wi-Fi access and regular social gatherings: coffee mornings Monday-Thursday, afternoon tea on a Friday, Sunday afternoon teas, speakers, concerts and there is even a knitting and a Ukulele club.
Talking of the facilities, Chartcombe has its own hairdressing salon(open Wednesdays and Fridays) and a well-stocked library with seating area.
The flat itself is located on the 1st floor and there is lift access. There is a front door bell and spyhole. It is large(900 sq. ft.)beautifully presented, recently redecorated and clean with 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen with the highest quality appliances and a magnificent living room with ornate coving, over 25ft long with a beautiful alcove in front of the large bay window, ideal for sitting in the sun and reading, and great for a breakfast/dining area. The flat has been designed so that all the windows overlook the gardens. All are South East facing. What strikes me about the flat is the attention given to storage. Cupboards built in both bathrooms, fitted wardrobes in the main bedroom and 3 cupboards, including an airing cupboard, in the hall. Individual Wi-Fi is available in the flat and you can access SKY TV.
If you have visitors there are 2 serviced guest suites which are available at £27 per suite for a couple, £25 for a single(reducing to £25/£20 for the next consecutive nights).
The flat overlooks the beautifully maintained gardens, from part of which there are views over Parkstone Golf Course, Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island.
Leaving your idyll, there are bus stops right outside Chartcombe with a regular service to Bournemouth and Poole, as well as the open top service to Studland and Swanage. It is a short walk into Canford Cliffs village where you will find a Post Office, banks, a convenience store, coffee shops, a renowned hairdressers and beauty salon at HND, a good selection of restaurants and 2 excellent Gastro Pubs at The Cliff and The Plantation. A short walk further and you are at the Harbour Heights Hotel with breathtaking views over the harbour. It is a 10-15 minute walk to the harbour edge and the famous Sandbanks beaches. Going the other way from Chartcombe, it is a similar walk into Lilliput Village for exotic eating at Koh Nai Thai Tapas, the best sausage rolls in the universe at Mark Bennett’s award winning artisan bakery, and a Tesco Express. Major supermarkets, Waitrose, M&S food, Tesco and Lidl are all within a couple of miles.
Compton Acres itself has a popular coffee shop and gift store.
And for special occasions, seek out Rick Stein’s harbourside restaurant or take the chain ferry to The Pig on the Beach at Studland.
To exercise the brain and the body, at Canford Cliffs Village Hall there are bridge meetings, Pilates and keepfit classes, badminton and table tennis. Locally at Leicester Road there are tennis courts and green bowls. And of course golf at Parkstone Golf Club, ranked in the top 100 of UK courses. Poole Harbour is the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world and haven to boats of all sizes with lots of yacht clubs, marinas and slipways. Even if the water is not for you it is spectacular viewing to watch the windsurfers and kite surfers in action in this UK hub for the sports. The area has a strong cycling community with a highlight being to take the chain ferry to Studland and explore the Purbeck Hills. And Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is a key destination for walkers.
This a retirement development for independent living which requires one partner to be 60. It is being sold with share of freehold. The lease term for flats is 125 years from the 1st of October 1998. By arrangement with the Company Solicitor every member of Chartcombe Properties Limited is entitled on demand to be granted an extension of the term of their leases to 999 years with a peppercorn ground rent. There is a very modest cost for this service.
A large apartment in a magnificent development in a sumptuous location.
Council Tax Band F: £2192.45 payable
Share of freehold
Maintenance charge: £668.08 per quarter
Maintenance includes: Water & sewerage, buildings insurance, permanent manager, assistant manager, communal cleaner, building maintenance, gardening
Ground rent: Peppercorn
Age restriction: One partner must be at least 60 years old
Reserve fund: £116,000
Kitchen: 2.45m (8’4”) x 3.15m (10’3.3”)
The kitchen is provided with natural light from the double glazed window overlooking the gardens. With all utilities built in including a Neff double oven and Miele fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and hob. Large amounts of storage all within arm’s reach and a sizeable workspace with plenty of plated sockets for any extra appliances.
Living Room: 4.20m (13’7.8”) x 7.74m (25’3.9”)
A large double glazed 6 pane window overlooks the gardens which flood the room with light. An arch splits the room with a perfect space for a table and chairs to enjoy breakfast each morning. There is also 4 plated Double Plug Sockets, a telephone socket, tv aerial sockets and a large radiator with shelf.
Master Bedroom: 2.89m (9’4.8”) x 4.34m (14’2.4”)
The master bedroom contains two plated double sockets, an emergency button, linked to the manager’s office, either side of a designated area for a bed. There is also specific side lamp sockets which can be used. A double glazed window looking over the gardens contains a perfect view to wake up to each morning. For storage there is one double and two single wardrobes with plenty of space for all clothes.. There is also a television point and a radiator located beneath the window.
En Suite Bathroom 1: 2.57m (8’4.3”) x 2.36m (7’7.4”)
The bathroom comprises of a w/c, wash basin, a bidet and a bath which has a rising seat operated via remote. There is a large amount of storage space within the bathroom for all toiletries. A towel rail ensures a towel is at a comfortable temperature for the resident. There is an emergency button located in the bath, multiple hand rails and an extractor fan.
Bedroom 1: 2.57m (8’4.3”) x 3.88m (12’7.3”)
The second bedroom of the property also benefits from a large double glazed window overlooking the garden. There are multiple sockets and a telephone point within. This could be used as a perfect dressing room if a second bedroom is not required.
Family Bathroom: 2.57m (8’4.3”) x 2.36m (7’7.4”)
A large bathroom accessible via the hallway with w/c, wash basin and enclosed shower. There are multiple cupboards for toiletries and a towel heater. An extractor fan is also overhead.
Storage: Two large designated storage cupboards are located in the hallway with further space available in the airing cupboard.
Parking: Underground parking is available at Charcombe with a designated space for each property. There are guest parking spaces available on a first come first serve basis.
Hallway: As you enter the property you have each room available to you immediately. The front door has two locks, a spyhole and a letterbox (each flat receives its own post for convenience to residents). Two cupboards are located either side of the entrance each with a large storage capacity and shelves built in. A video entry system gives optimal security enabling a resident to view any caller to the property. The main panel for the emergency system is located within a centralised location in the hallway with direct contact with the manager’s office. An airing cupboard houses the flats individual boiler with some additional storage space available.
Garden: The gardens are looked after with a variety of plants and trees, with views overlooking Parkstone Golf Course and Brownsea Island. Residents receive a key which grants free access to the resident to Compton Acres award winning gardens and coffee rooms.
Communal Area: Chartcombe offers a library located on the 3rd floor which residents can enjoy at no extra cost. A hairdressing salon is located conveniently outside the front door of the property which is available Wednesday and Friday to residents. There is a communal area located on the ground floor which has regular events for residents. The manager’s office is located on the ground floor entrance and is staffed during office hours.
Available – 2016-11-16 00:00:00
Type – Furnished/Un Furnished
Rent Frequency – Monthly –