Balcombe Road, Poole
£560,000 Guide Price
- Ref: 9593869
- Availability: For Sale
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Reception Rooms: 1
- Tenure: Share of Freehold
- Large (1,245 sq. ft.) 3 double bedroom raised ground floor flat in a striking block
- Perfect flow to the flat, perfect location
- 3 bathrooms (2 ensuite, one with bath & shower + family shower/cloakroom)
- 2 balconies accessed from 4 rooms, including the South facing balcony which is 17 ft long. This flat has the largest balconies in the block
- State of the art security to the block
- 2 dedicated parking spaces in the garage (only 4 of the flats have)-worth their weight in gold in this location
- Quality appliances and mechanics to the flat
- Expertly managed block with over £40k in the reserve fund
- Share of freehold
- Gas central heating and double glazed windows
Property SummaryA striking block of 8 flats with its glass block entrance and steel and glass balustrading, curved shaping in beautifully maintained grounds. This flat has one of the largest balconies in the block and is one of only 4 flats in the block which has 2 dedicated parking spaces in the garage.
This 3 double bedroom flat is as perfect as they come. The block was built in 2007 and the current owner did a lot of refurbishment in 2017.
I say perfect because it has perfect flow to the rooms, exampled by the kitchen/dining area/ utility area where there is clever separation. In addition the 2 balconies are accessible from 4 rooms in total. And to many people’s taste the purpose built lockable store with power and light is so useful.
And one of best managed blocks in the area, over £40k in the reserve fund, plus quarterly funding of it , with recent improvements that include state of the art security features to the garage and communal area redecoration.
The mechanics of the flat are one of the perfections: Potterton Promax boiler and pressurised water system to support 3 bathrooms, network box and high quality appliances.
All the windows have fitted blinds or curtains which are included within the price.
The highlights: You choose: the shaped South facing balcony which is 17 ft long or the walk-in dressing room to the master bedroom.
You will not be disappointed when viewing this property.
Entrance to block
Secure electric gated entrance to the block with a shingle drive down to the underground parking, block paved visitor parking and seating area with water fountain. A stunning collection of mature shrubs and trees with the whole area illuminated. The front door to the block has a glass block surround in keeping with the Art Deco feel of the property. Once inside the block it is tiled with individual post boxes for the 8 flats. Automatic lights.
Large and L shaped. Carpeted, thermostatically controlled radiator and inset spotlights. Alarm control panel, security video entry control, smoke alarm and Boss thermostat. A useful storage/cloakroom cupboard is off the hall.
Potterton Promax boiler to support 3 showers. Pressurised water system. The cupboard also contains the network box, the consumer unit and the alarm control system.
Tiled floor and part-tiled walls. Inset spotlights, heated towel ladder, extractor fan, loo, sink and quadrant shower cubicle.
Kitchen/Utility Area/Dining area - 3.75m x 4.72m
Clever separation of the utility area and kitchen space.
Quality finished with buttermilk gloss high and low level units including deep drawers. All units are soft close. Quartz work surfaces and a 1.5 stainless steel sink with waste disposal unit. Tiled floor, teal wall tiles, inset spotlights and 2 thermostatically controlled radiators. There is a TV point and the LG TV is included.
Appliances: Wine fridge, Neff oven and separate Neff combination oven/microwave, Neff induction hood, Neff extractor hood, AEG washer/dryer(just 2 years old), Neff 600 12 place setting dishwasher.
There is a double glazed sliding door to the front balcony and separate window with soft blue vertical blinds to each
Front Balcony—5.25m x 2.46m
Covered curved balcony with steel and glass balustrading. Tiled floor, inset spotlights. South facing. Accessed from the kitchen/dining area and the living area. The balconies on this side of the block are the largest.
Living room—5.19m x 4.67m
Carpeted, 2 thermostatically controlled radiators, inset spotlights, TV point. Obscure double glazed side window with vertical blinds. Double glazed tri fold doors to access the balcony with curtain pole and eyelet curtains. New electric fitted focal point fire
Master Bedroom—4.17m x 3.20m
Carpeted, TV point, inset spotlights, access to dressing room, thermostatically controlled radiator. Double glazed sliding doors with vertical blinds to the rear balcony.
Rear Balcony—5m x 2m
Covered with inset lights, tiled floor, steel and glass balustrading. Accessed from the master bedroom and Bedroom 2.
Ensuite to Master
4.17m x 1.70m
Bath and separate shower cubicle with drying area. Waterfall shower. Oversized sink, loo, heated towel ladder. Large focal mirror, tiled floor. Inset spotlights, extractor fun, double glazed window with frosted glass.
Dressing Room to Master
3.6m x 1.74m
Walk in, carpeted, inset spotlights, fully fitted
Ensuite - 2.24m x 1.69m
Tiled floor, part tiled walls, heated towel ladder, inset spotlights. Loo, sink and shower cubicle with drying area.
Bedroom 3—3.37m x 3.01m
Currently used as an office. Full length obscured double glazed window with vertical blinds. Carpeted, thermostatically controlled radiator, inset spotlights, TV point.
One of only 3 flats in the block that has 2 dedicated parking spaces. Tarmacked floor, electrically operated roller shutter. Security cameras and fob controlled exits with electronic deadlocks. The spaces have permission to install electric vehicle charger. The garage is accessed by rear stairs and the lift.
A dedicated, lockable storage area with power and light
Balcombe Place is within a 10-15 minute walk of Branksome Chine beach making this location perfect for summer evening and weekend strolls along the promenade. At Branksome Chine itself is Branksome Beach Cafe, a great treat either before or after the walk for a coffee & cake or spot of lunch. There is a 7 mile stretch of award winning blue flag beaches to be enjoyed there is an array of other places to stop for food, drink or an ice cream. From Branksome Chine it is an easy stroll into Bournemouth Centre or in the opposite direction to Sandbanks which is the entrance to Poole Harbour; the 2nd biggest natural harbour in the world. There are a number of activities to be enjoyed given the close proximity to the beach and Poole Harbour itself or just watch in awe at the windsurfers and kitesurfers in this UK hub for the sports.
And for energetic people Dorset's Jurassic coast is a key destination for walkers. This is over the chain ferry at Sandbanks, which is also the gateway to the Purbeck Hills which accommodates the area's large cycling community. For golfers the area is full of recommended courses the closest being Parkstone which is in the top 100 in the UK. Tennis courts and a green bowls lawn in Leicester Road are a short walk. Or a lazy day on Sandbanks beach is always good.
If you enjoy meeting friends for long lazy lunches or fancy a spot of shopping you have a number of options, especially if you don't want to take the car, Westbourne and Canford Cliffs village are both within walking distance, there is an M&S Simply Food in Westbourne as well as an eclectic mix of coffee shops, bars and eateries in both Westbourne and Canford Cliffs. For when you need a larger store Tesco or Lidl at Branksome is just a few minutes from Westbourne village itself. And For ladies the famous HND hairdressing and beauty salon is in the local Canford Cliffs village. There are some real 'treat' restaurants locally. On special occasions try out Rick Stein's that sits on the edge of Poole Harbour and the Pig on the Beach in Studland with the some of the most special views over Poole Harbour and Old Harry Rocks.
From Balcombe Place you have easy access to the Wessex Way which is dual carriageway to the A31, where you have access to the New Forest, Southampton and the UK motorway network. Bournemouth International Airport is within 9 miles and Branksome Railway Station is closeby(9 minutes walk) and has direct routes to London and Manchester. And from Poole Harbour there are daily ferries to France and the Channel Isles.
So you are in the tranquil of your private flat, yet just minutes walk for shopping or to catch the train.
Share of Freehold:
Annual Council Tax for 2019/20: Band F £2523.42 payable
TV: Sky with Sky Q available
Connectivity: Current owner uses Sky broadband and comments that the speed is excellent
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating: B(84)
Environmental Impact Rating: B(83)
Service Charge: £787.70 per quarter (of which £265 per quarter goes into the sinking fund)
Services Included: Lift maintenance, block maintenance, window cleaning, communal electricity, gardening, block management by Rebbecks
Buildings Insurance: £423 per year per flat
Reserve Fund: £40,097
Ground Rent: Nil
Gas central heating and double glazing throughout
No permanent pets permitted in the block
2 dedicated private parking spaces in the garage
Letting: You are permitted to let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement
Viewings: Available to view immediately
Balcombe Road is within a Controlled Parking Zone Mon - Fri 8AM to 6PM (Free 2 Hours) permits available from Poole Council
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