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Watergate, Nairn Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole

  • Ref: 9504104
  • Type: Flat / Apartment
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Tenure: Share of Freehold
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Property Features

  • Large ( 1500 sq ft ) 3 double bedroom 1st floor flat in Canford Cliffs
  • Share of freehold
  • Underground garage parking with 2 dedicated spaces and lift access
  • 3 bathrooms, 2 en suite
  • Over 550 sq ft living room and dining area
  • 35 ft West facing balcony in sylvan setting with viable glimpses of Poole Harbour
  • Grand block of just 6 apartments
  • Probate sale
  • Same ownership for the last 16 years

Property Summary

One of the most iconic and recognizable blocks in the area. 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, over 550 sq ft of living room/dining area, and a 35ft balcony with viable glimpses of Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island. 2 allocated spaces in underground garage. Gated entrance and just 6 flats in the block.

Imposing, grand block, very secluded and private in its sylvan setting yet less than 10 minutes walk both to Poole Harbour and Canford Cliffs village. The block was built in the late 1990’s and is nicely secluded from the road offering a particularly quiet and private setting. I am certain that land of this size would today have had considerably more flats built on it.

It has been in the same family for 16 years but is now being sold as part of probate and therefore there is no forward chain.

The entrance to the plot is imposing with stone surrounds to the gated entrance, operated via remote control. The drive sweeps up to the block and to the underground garage which door is opened via remote control. There is good deal of visitor parking on a dedicated block paved area.

What strikes you as you approach is both the wonderful grounds and the stately look of the block which is reflected in the pillared entrance and the large communal areas and wide staircases. Within the maintenance charges is provision for the gardening to be done every week. The gardens and shrubs really are immaculate.

In the garage there are two dedicated parking spaces and the garage is automatically lit. There is also an unloading/disabled space for considerate use by the flat owners. The garage has a bike store. From the garage you can take the lift direct to the 1st floor, therefore making unloading of shopping easy.

Once inside the flat, the 3 storage cupboards in the hall will be welcome. The alarm panel and video entry system are also in the hall.

There are 3 double bedrooms, 2 with en suite bathrooms and bedrooms 1 and 2 have significant fitted wardrobes and dressing tables. There is also a third family bathroom. The kitchen has quality built in appliances and lots of high and low level units including a matching dresser.

The wow is provided by the stunning living room/dining area which is over 550 sq ft with 2 sets of triple patio windows/doors leading out onto the 35ft West facing balcony overlooking the Sylvan setting with glimpses of Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island.

The flat is in good condition but suspect that a new owner will want to do some refurbishment, which is reflected in the price.


Block Entrance

Impressive entrance with stone surround and ornate iron gates, accessed via remote control. Side gate for pedestrian access. Timber enclosed bin store. Tarmacked drive leading to the block entrance with block paved visitor parking. Grand pillared communal entrance.

Living Room — 7.2m x 5.6m

Triple double glazed patio windows with sliding door to the balcony. Radiator, carpeted, built in shelving, TV point. Almost 400 sq ft.

Dining Area — 4.8m x 3.4m

Open plan to the living room and accessed from its own door or via an arch from the living room. Again triple double glazed windows with sliding door to the balcony. Carpeted, radiator.

Kitchen — 4.8m x 3.0m

Vinyl flooring with a range of high and low level units plus a matching dresser. Radiator. Double glazed Georgian style window. Built in appliances include Neff dishwasher, Bosch washing machine, Neff gas hob, Neff microwave, Neff double oven, Zanussi fridge, Zanussi freezer. The Glow Worm Micron boiler is located in the kitchen.

Balcony — 10.4m x 1.68m

It stretches uninterrupted the length of the living room and dining area. 35 ft in total plus a storage cupboard. Glass and painted steel, tiled floor. Viable glimpses of Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island.

Bedroom 1 — 4.0m x 3.8m

Carpeted, radiator, 2 double glazed Georgian style windows, TV point. Substantial fitted wardrobes and fitted dressing area.

En Suite to Bedroom 1 — 3.0m x 1.7m

Carpeted, fully tiled, extractor fan, radiator and obscure double glazed window. Bath, quadrant shower cubicle with Mira electric shower, loo. Sink with vanity unit and vanity mirror.

Bedroom 2 — 4.7m x 3.6m

Carpeted, radiator, double glazed Georgian style window TV point. Fitted wardrobes and fitted dressing area.

En Suite to Bedroom 2 — 2.3m x 1.8m

Carpeted, fully tiled, extractor fan, radiator. Bath with shower attachment, loo. Sink with vanity unit and vanity mirror.

Bedroom 3 — 3.2m x 2.4m

Carpeted, radiator, double glazed Georgian style window.

Family Bathroom —1.8m x 1.8m

Fully tiled, shower cubicle, loo, sink with vanity unit and vanity mirror. Extractor fan


L shaped plus hall with post delivered directly to the front door. Carpeted, radiator, smoke alarm. The alarm control and the video entry phone system are located in the hall as is a Drayton Digital Wireless Thermostat. There are 3 good sized storage cupboards in the hall. One currently used for shoes which contains the Memera consumer unit. Coat cupboard. Large airing cupboard with hot water tank.


The tarmacked drive leads to 2 spaces in the underground car park with access via remote control electric up and over door. Automatic lights. Bike store. There are 2 other pedestrian entrances to the garage, one adjacent to the garage door, one on the opposite side of the block. From the garage the lift can be taken directly to your floor. There is a single spare parking space for use on an ad hoc basis for disabled people and for loading and unloading.


Substantial grounds and the communal gardens wrap around the sides of the building and there is a level lawn directly to the rear. Beyond the lawn is a mature hedge and area of woodland. The gardens are maintained weekly by contract gardeners. To the front of the building there are mature shrubs and the whole of the grounds are beautifully manicured.


Annual Council Tax: Band G £2798.27 payable

Connectivity: Most broadband suppliers are available

TV: There are communal aerials for all regular channels as well as Sky and Freeview

Pets: One small pet is permitted subject to approval of the management company.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating: Band C (77)

Environmental Impact Rating: Band C(76)

Terms: Share of freehold

Service Charge: £1427.00 per 6 months of which £250 goes to the reserve fund for the block. £18k was spent in the last financial year on block upgrading.

Service Included: Maintenance includes buildings insurance, communal cleaning and maintenance, lift maintenance, gardening and window cleaning. 

Investor Information: Projected rental income of £1800 per month 

Viewings: With 24 hours notice. Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 5pm. A weekend viewing may be available by arrangement.


Well known as a fantastic location, you are just 850 yards from both the beach and Canford Cliffs village and 450 yards to the harbour via a little known path close by. Yet the sylvan setting is all peace and quiet.

In the village is Canford Cliffs library and it is just a 10 minute walk to Canford Cliffs village hall, which is 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. 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 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 kitesurfers 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 children to windsurf and kitesurf. 

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. 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. And of course 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 Watergate 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.

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The Agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. All measurements quoted are approximate and for guidance only. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor.

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