- Central Heating
- Double Garage
- Gas Heating
- Off Street Parking
- Outdoor Entertaining
Agents & home owners alike often claim to have the best house on the street or within a given postal area. On this occasion it is difficult to argue with either!
The location is something special. Clowes Avenue is a no-through road with wide grass verges providing a feel of space & privacy. Number 29 is located at the far end of the Avenue with an adjacent wide, pedestrian link to the coast road & beach front. The current owners have made this truly stunning waterfront home a labour of love & were the main drivers during the design, planning, build, landscaping & all the way through to the interior finishes.
A high degree of consideration & thought was put into the properties’ design & implementation. Without the owners time & dedication, this would not be the home it is today. It is in every sense a “Smart Home”. Be that the state of the art windows, external insulation or the variety of hidden cabling that allows control of almost everything within the property from a smartphone or tablet, either locally or remotely.
This stunning waterfront property is located only a few minutes' walk from Hengistbury Head. The headland itself is one of the most important Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in England. The hustle & bustle of Southbourne High Street with its extensive range of shops, bars plus restaurants is a short drive, or an easy 20-30min walk along the promenade, from the property
However, the properties’ main attraction is only 50 meters away. Namely the Blue Flag award winning dunes & sandy beach!
Access to this prestigious home is via Clowes Avenue directly onto a block driveway which has extensive parking plus an integral double garage. On entering the front door there is a full-height, glazed lobby containing a separate cloaks area. The glazed lobby flows into the welcoming entrance hall which provides glimpses of the sea views to come.
The overall design of the property takes total advantage of waterfront living, with flexible accommodation delivering a modern, warm & friendly seaside-style ambience. With approximately 242.5m2 (2609.3sq ft) nett internal floorspace & comprising of four double bedrooms, three bath/shower rooms, a large open plan kitchen/breakfast bar, dining area, in addition to the two linked living areas, this special waterside home is likely to serve your every need for easy, casual living.
The ground floor has three king-sized bedrooms which all include modern built-in wardrobes, an elevation of full-height glazing with access into the south-facing garden plus views to the sea horizon. The master bedroom has its own ensuite plus a dressing area. The remaining two ground floor bedrooms share a generous bath/shower room. A good-sized utility/boot room, accessed from the hall, connects via an exterior door to the side/rear garden & handy triple wheelie-bin store.
The side/rear garden is secured by a 1.8m hedge & quality “hit & miss” timber fencing along with a matching, secure access gate that links back to the drive at the front of the property.
Access to the garage is from the front entrance lobby. The garage has a, fixed, domed skylight proving a good degree of daylight & is the area is ideal for housing the latest sports car, watersports equipment, motorbikes, cycles or whatever your poison happens to be!
From the ground floor hall area, the stunning floating staircase takes you to the first floor where all your sea view dreams come true! The dramatic vaulted ceiling on the first floor encompasses an expanse of floor to ceiling glazing which makes the most of the unbelievable south-facing view & provides a unique feeling to the property. In full view of the seascape there is a modern fitted kitchen with all the latest appliances plus a few extras.
A dining area is located adjacent to the kitchen which leads to a separate, fourth double bedroom/study complete with a built-in storage wall. A separate WC/shower room is accessed from bedroom 4.
The first floor also contains two, linked, living areas each with floor to ceiling glazing & access to their own, separate south-facing balconies. Both living areas provide amazing views but each has a very different feel, enabling you to socialise, watch the TV, sit & contemplate the glowing embers & logs of the glass-fronted fire or to tuck yourself away with ambient lighting & a good book!
The two balconies encompass the width of the property & have great depth allowing you to have a multitude of furniture so you can lap up the sun on a lounger, sit & chat with friends/family or enjoy a barbequed dinner “al fresco” on your exterior dining table.
Both balconies are ideal for a sundowner drink or breakfast/morning coffee. Externally to the south & west side of the property is a stunning, recently designed & landscaped low maintenance garden with planting selected to bring colour in Spring through to Autumn & to tolerate coastal conditions during the winter period.
A large porcelain patio area faces south & links the three ground floor bedroom areas. To the east, an enclosed gravel passageway leads to a tall, free-standing garden storage unit. If you ever feel you have had enough of the sea view from the balcony upstairs, you can retreat into the garden where there are places to chill and lap up the sun & sea air.
Waterfront homes of this stature and generous proportions rarely come to market in Hengistbury Head, Southbourne. If you want to achieve the waterside lifestyle of your dreams then early viewing is recommended.
ACTIVITIES & TRANSPORT
Sea & beach – 50 meters
St Katharine's C of E School - 800 meters
Southbourne High street - 1.6 miles
Christchurch town centre - 2.0 miles
Hengistbury Head - 0.9 miles
Christchurch Sailing Club - 2.3 miles
Boscombe Pier - 2.6 miles
Bournemouth airport - 5.5 miles
Christchurch station - 1.8 miles, 120 minutes to London Waterloo
Band G - £3417 per annum
EPC Rating B
SERVICES All mains services are available at the property. We would emphasise that none of the services or equipment referred to in these particulars have been tested.
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