Lower Parkstone, Poole, Dorset


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A great family home with loads of little cost potential. The owners have lived here for 32 years and brought up 6 children. Now the lower ground floor is empty, other than for storage and there is up to 760 sq ft to convert to a granny annexe, income or a children’s den. Quiet, safe cul-de-sac. 2133 sq ft of property sitting on 4736 sq ft plot

Yes, this is a is lovely home as it is but with 2 rooms (330 sq ft and 132 sq ft) plus a double integral garage and a large hall on the lower ground floor. There is a lot of opportunity here now that the 6 children have flown the nest and the owners want to downsize. When the children left home the owners converted one of these rooms into a sauna and wet room, which it still is. This is an option to use the main room as a children’s play/living room and keep the wet room as is to clean up muddy and sandy children before they come into the main house. Or this would make a great space for a granny annexe. Or you could go that extra mile and convert the garage as well to create an annexe for your own family’s use or as a letting income and still have the drive with maybe a car port for off-road parking. A private entrance could be created. The garage houses a new style consumer unit which is just over 2 years old

In respect of the current living space, you go up steps to the front door past a small lawn and rockery. At the side of the front door is a small patio which is the vendor’s favourite sun trap for morning coffee. Through the front door to a wide hall which is currently used for office space. It also has a coat and shoe cupboard. Off of the hall is the living room/dining area with patio doors front and back. At the front leading onto the morning coffee patio, at the back on to a raised rear patio and then the surprisingly large 60 ft back lawn surrounded by mature shrubs and trees with well defined panel fencing and an aluminium framed greenhouse.

Also off the hall is the kitchen which has been refurbished 3 months ago with a new built-in fridge/freezer and 5 burner gas hob. The kitchen houses the substantial Worcester Bosch boiler which is just over 2 years old. There is a rear door to the garden. Separated by an arch is a small breakfast area. On this floor is a double bedroom and a fully tiled shower room with a power shower, loo and hand basin.

On the first floor, there is brand new carpet to the spacious landing with airing cupboard and 3 double bedrooms, one ensuite and a family bathroom. The loft is part boarded and has a light.

Area Description

Inverclyde Road is a safe, quiet cul-de-sac. Those of you who are local will know about the communities of Penn Hill and Ashley Cross. Must do’s include a visit to Mark Bennett’s award winning artisan Patisserie for the best sausage rolls in the universe, go to the famous Party in the Park on Ashley Cross green, play Boules there too after breakfast at Le Bateau, have a night out at Mr Kyps, the area’s HQ for tribute bands with a drink before at the Bermuda Triangle. Or for a special event, dinner at the Ox or the Cruel Sea. All without taking your car out of the drive, or forking out for a taxi.

Further afield but walkable is Whitecliff Park, ideal for teaching the kids to ride their bikes or to kick their first football. In the park there is a playground, and organised junior football. From here you can walk into Poole along the edge of Poole Harbour, which is the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world. In Poole Park, there is more family fun and entertainment and a stroll along the quay is not to be missed…… and chips, cockles, traditional old town Poole pubs, or gaze in awe at the Sunseeker yachts.
Of course the harbour is 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 kitesurfers in action in this UK hub for the sports. It is recognized as one of the safest areas to teach children these 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. For lazier days, there are the famous beaches at Sandbanks, part of 7 miles of award winning beaches.
Of course there is work too. The area has become a significant employer in the South of England with the headquarters of LV, JP Morgan, Vitality, Barclays International, Sunseeker Marine, RNLI and Merlin Entertainments. The commerce in the area has been boosted by the new Twins Sails bridge. For travel out of the area, you are 5 minutes walk to Parkstone railway station with direct routes to London and Manchester. 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. And Bournemouth International Airport is the fastest growing in the country. The bus service to Poole and Bournemouth is excellent. And you are minutes from Poole Quay where the ferries sail to France and the Channel Islands. By the way, after a hard day in London, a pint at The Cow by the train station is a treat. There is an excellent bus service from the nearby Bournemouth Road.
To complete the picture of this location the schools are excellent. At primary level, Courthill infants and Baden Powell and St Peters and at secondary level, St Edwards. All are Ofsted rated good. Both grammar schools are also accessible.
Poole Hospital is less than 5 minutes by car. The doctors surgery, Parkstone Health Centre, Is within walking distance. Moonfleet dentists is in Bournemouth Road. Afrivet is the local vets in Woodside Road.
A perfect light and airy home on a large plot for a family with the opportunity to model it to your requirements.
Additional Information

Council Tax Band E: £1855.15 payable
Energy Performance Certificate(EPC) Rating: 60
TV/Broadband: Most suppliers available; Virgin Media available in the road

Ground Floor
Entrance Hall – 5.14m x 2.15m:
Wood oak effect lamintae flooring with a conveniently placed cupboard suitable for coats.
WC – 1.61m x 2.13m:
A three piece set of WC, wash basin and enclosed shower. Privacy window overlooking the front aspect of the property providing natural light.
Bedroom 4 – 4.27m x 2.45m:
Double Glazed window to the front aspect overlooking the drive and a further overlooking the side aspect. Radiator beneath main window.
Living Room – 6.99m x 5.32m:
Double glazed sliding patio doors open to terrace to the front of the property. Double glazed sliding French doors to the rear aspects terrace. Serving hatch to kitchen for convenience, multiple power points and tv point throughout.
Kitchen – 3.77m x 3.35m / Breakfast Room – 1.47m x 2.73m:
Base and eye level cupboards, half tiled walls, single sink, Worcester gas fired boiler, double glazed window to rear with double glazed single door leading to rear terrace. Stairs to lower floor.
Basement Level
Carpeted flooring with 2 storage cupboards. Sauna room and family room access.
Sauna Room – 3.6m x 3.6m:
Wet room incorporating walk in shower, wash basin and a custom made sauna by Sauna Finn.
Family Room – 8.6m x 4.7m:
Large room split by an archway perfect for a children’s play room or cinema room. The lower level of the property could be converted into a granny annexe if desirable.
Garage – 5.1m x 4.8m:
Double garage with space for 2 cars. Access via front drive with an up and over remotely controlled door.
First Floor
Spacious landing with light piercing through the large double glazed window. Doors to family bathroom and three bedrooms.
Master Bedroom – 3.04m x 3.02m:
The master bedroom overlooks the rear garden with a large double glazed window. There is built in furniture built around the designated space for a bed. A large radiator stretches the entirety of the window.
Master En Suite:
Large privacy window to side aspect allows plenty of natural light. Three-piece suite including WC, wash basin and enclosed shower cubicle provide all that is necessary for the En suite. Loft access is also provided in the En suite.
Bedroom 2 – 3.65m x 3.02m:
A spacious double bedroom benefitting from natural light. Double glazed window to rear elevation with radiator beneath. Multiple power points placed aptly throughout.
Bedroom 3 – 3.03m x 3.91m:
Another brilliantly bright room, bedroom 3 overlooks the front aspect of the house with a double glazed window. A radiator stretches across beneath the window.
Family Bathroom:
Natural light is provided by the large privacy window to the front aspect of the property. The family bathroom is half tiled, with further tiles enclosing the shower space. The bath is also tiled, with a shower also fitted. A WC and wash basin complete the family bathroom with a radiator located centrally.

Available – 2017-02-21 00:00:00
Type – Furnished/Un Furnished
Rent Frequency – Monthly –

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