Large 3 double bedroom ground floor flat in an iconic well regarded block in Canford Cliffs just a short walk to the beach and the village centre. The flat has a south facing outside patio and is one of the best flats in the block to appreciate the outstanding grounds. Probate sale with no chain.
This block is expertly managed; the budget each year provides a reserve to ensure that the grounds and the fabric of the building are thoroughly maintained. Please note that the water and sewerage charges for each flat are included in the maintenance charge. The budget for the year ending June 2018 is available on request from us for interested parties.
You drive into the block down a sweeping drive that takes you to the rear of the block where there are visitor and stop off spaces to unload your shopping. The safe one way system leads to your own garage.
Up the steps to the block with a telephone entry system for visitors. Flat 31 is situated on the ground floor and you are struck by the size of the flat with 3 double bedrooms and a magnificent living room/dining area covering over 250 sq ft. Outside of this and accessed by patio doors is the terrace. The late owner was known well in the block for the outstanding pot plants she grew there in this south facing aspect and she could often be seen tending to her plants and sitting and reading in this sun trap. Her children talk of her 70th birthday party on which the lawn directly outside her patio was full of well-wishers.
There is significant storage in the flat with 4 separate storage cupboards, including 2 airing cupboards, one containing an immersion tank, the other the boiler, which was installed in January 2015. The whole block is fully electric and the boiler is set to Economy 10 tariff. In 2 of the bedrooms there are also substantial fitted wardrobes.
The kitchen also has lots of high and low level storage units and is perfectly designed for ease of use. Appliances include a Bosch dishwasher, Bosch washer/dryer, Neff fridge and freezer, Neff electric hob and Neff electric oven.
The main bedroom has a large en suite shower room and there is a separate family bathroom.
In addition, the hall in the flat is designed in such a way that there is space for an office/study area.
The block is brilliantly positioned close to the village and the beaches and this large apartment is ideal for a spacious main home if downsizing or a great location for a holiday home.
Well known as a fantastic location, you are just 300 yards to Canford Cliffs village and less to the cliff top with steps down to the beach. Yet the sylvan setting is all peace and quiet.
Opposite the entrance to the block is Canford Cliffs library and it is just a 5 minute walk to Canford Cliffs village hall, which is a focal point for many people in the area. Regular activities include: Keep fit, Pilates, Ballet, Yoga, Short Tennis, French Conversation, Singing, Badminton, Ballroom Dancing, Bridge and more.
Whilst in the village, the Coffee Saloon is renowned for its coffee, ditto Oxford’s for its bread and patisseries. Plus, for everyday shopping a new Tesco Express is soon to open. The area acknowledged market leader, HNB hair and beauty salon, is easily recognized by the familiar face of the concierge who welcomes you. There are two excellent gastro pubs also in the village, The Cliff and The Plantation. Turning left out of Branksome Court, down the hill is the beach front Branksome Café at the Blue Flag beach at Branksome Chine, part of 7 miles of continuous beach from Poole to Bournemouth and beyond. From there you can stroll along the beach or the promenade to the famous beaches of Sandbanks. All around you are more wonderful restaurants with Rick Stein’s open on the edge of Poole Harbour and the Pig on the Beach is in Studland via the Sandbanks chain ferry.
The harbour itself is the second largest natural harbour in the world (after Sydney) with many marinas capable of mooring the largest of yachts. Poole itself is the home of Sunseeker Marine. The natural harbour ensures safety and security for the yachts and the wonderful microclimate created by the Purbeck Hills makes for regular use of the water. And watching the kite surfers and windsurfers in this UK hub for the sports will leave you open mouthed. The harbour is known to be the UK’s safest venue for teaching windsurfing and kitesurfing to adults and children alike.
Sports are a feature of the area. I guess that an interest in the water brings you to want to live here. The prestigious Royal Motor Yacht Club is on the Sandbanks peninsula, Salterns Marina is the other side of Evening Hill and the sailing centre of the area is Parkstone Yacht Club in Lilliput.
Parkstone Golf Club, one of the top 100 courses in the country is on your doorstep and the famous West Hants Tennis Club is within 4 miles. The area has a large cycling community with a favourite destination being to take the Sandbanks chain ferry to explore the Purbeck Hills. Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is a must for walkers. There are local gyms at the Haven Hotel and the Sandbanks Yacht Company. And of course AFC Bournemouth is a Premier League club.
Despite living in one of the most stunning places in the UK, the area is a significant business hub with the headquarters of JP Morgan, Vitality, LV, Sunseeker Marine, Barclays International, the RNLI and Merlin Entertainments all in the conurbation.
From Branksome Court you are approximately 2.5 hours from London by car. It is a couple of miles to the Wessex Way with at least dual carriageway to the New Forest, Southampton and the UK motorway network. By rail there are direct routes to London and Manchester.
Bournemouth International Airport is the fastest growing in the UK and from Poole there are ferries to France and the Channel Islands. A stunning place to live.
2 entrances to the block with telephone entry system. Carpeted. Visitor toilet if required.
Front door with spyhole and letterbox (yes, the postman delivers direct to you in this block). Laminated floor down the long hall which opens into a space that would make an ideal office area. 3 centre lights and smoke alarm. 2 storage/cloakroom cupboards by the front door, one containing the consumer unit. Also, an airing cupboard and a boiler cupboard. The airing cupboard has an immersion tank, a large water storage tank, and a top up tank for the heating system. The boiler was fitted at the end of January 2015 and has been serviced in both February 2016 and 2017. It is a Potterton Gold 11kw electric boiler. Radiator. Telephone entry receiver.
Living Room/ Dining Area 6.6m x 3.8m
Over 250 sq ft. Obscure glazed door leading into this bright space with large sliding double glazed patio doors and a double-glazed window. Both have fitted vertical blinds and there is an integral wooden pelmet above. There is beechwood surround feature fireplace. 2 centre lights, 2 side lights, 2 radiators. Carpeted. This room contains the thermostat for the flat.
Kitchen 3.8m x 2.5m
Great design for ease of use with plenty of storage. Obscure glazed door leads into the kitchen which has a tiled floor and tiled splash backs. Rolled edge worktops and high and low level units. The double glazed window is a tilt and turn style and has a fitted roller blind. Appliances include a Bosch dishwasher, Bosch washer/dryer, Neff fridge and freezer, Neff electric hob and Neff electric oven. 1.5 stainless steel sink and drainer. Spotlights.
Main Bedroom 4.7m x 3.6m
Large 180 sq ft room with double glazed window, fitted venetian blinds and wine coloured curtains to curtain rails fitted to the underside of the wooden pelmet. Centre light. Carpeted. Radiator. 4 door fitted wardrobes.
En Suite To Main Bedroom 2.4m x 1.8m
Double sized shower cubicle, sink and toilet. Tile effect vinyl flooring and part tiled walls. Integral mirror and mirror fronted bathroom cabinet. Radiator. Spotlights.
Bedroom 2 4.7m x 3.1m
Double bedroom with large radiator. Carpeted. The double glazed window has fitted venetian blinds and cream curtains on a curtain rail fitted to the underside of the existing wooden pelmet. Centre light. Triple door fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 3 3.1m x 2.8m
Double bedroom but previously used by the owner has a dining room. Thermostatically controlled radiator below double glazed window with fitted venetian blinds. Built in wooden pelmet with curtain track. Ceiling light. Carpeted.
Main Bathroom 2.1m x 1.9m
Large sink, bath with shower over, toilet. Spotlights. Carpeted and part tiled.
Garage 5.51m x 2.51m (13.85 sq m)
Up and over door. Concrete floor. Outside water taps to the garages for car washing.
Magnificent sylvan setting with cleverly designed in and out drive, visitor parking and immaculate lawns.
Annual Council Tax: Band E £1938.13 payable.
Connectivity: Most broadband suppliers are available.
TV: The block has a communal Sky dish. Each flat pays for individual flat services.
Pets: Sorry but no pets are permitted.
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating: Band F (38)
Environmental Impact Rating: Band D(59)
Terms: Share of freehold. The flat is conveyed with 5 shares in Branksome Court Management Company which owns the freehold. The associated lease is 199 years from 1st July 2000.
Service Charge: £2386.00 payable in quarterly intervals: £596.50 per quarter.
Maintenance includes buildings insurance, water and sewerage charges for each flat, communal cleaning and maintenance, lift maintenance, gardening and window cleaning. The budget for the year ending 30th June 2018 includes £61,000 to the reserve/works fund.
Investor Information: Projected rental income of £1300 per month, realizing 4.27% gross yield.
If you would like any additional information about this property or the area, please feel free to give us a call, email us or pop into the office for a coffee.
Available – 2017-11-13 00:00:00
Type – Furnished/Un Furnished
Rent Frequency – Monthly –