Canford Cliffs Road, Poole

£300,000 Offers in Excess of
  • Ref: 9599180
  • Type: Retirement
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 1
  • Tenure: Share of Freehold
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Property Features

  • Immaculate 2 double bedroom 1st floor flat in the magnificent Chartcombe development
  • In the best position in the best block in the development-all windows overlook the gardens
  • 2 bathrooms, double glazed windows and gas central heating
  • 25ft long living room
  • Expertly block managed at value for money prices: On site manager and housekeeper
  • Probate sale: no chain
  • Dedicated underground parking plus visitor parking
  • Private and free access to Compton Acres
  • Library and hairdressing salon in the block
  • Share of freehold

Property Summary

You approach this development from a sumptuous long hedged drive off of Canford Cliffs Road, where there is a bus stop immediately outside. The drive is next to Compton Acres, which is acknowledged as one of the finest privately owned gardens in England. And owners have a private access to Compton Acres with free entry 52 weeks a year.

As the drive splits there are electronic gates to Chartcombe, a further drive which sweeps round to the entrance to the flats. The drive sweeps around a magnificent centerpiece Oak tree which is illuminated and the focal point of occasions like Remembrance Sunday. Off of the drive there is the entrance to the secure underground car park, with a dedicated space for your flat and storage units. There are lots of visitor spaces. With a high quality CCTV system, BPT security video entry system for each flat, hard wired smoke alarms, internal telephone system and Careline emergency call system in each flat, safety and security is taken very seriously.


As you stand at the front entrance you are struck with how peaceful, tranquil and enclosed you feel with the wooded surrounds.

 Through the front entrance there is the welcome sight of the Manager’s office which is open every week day from 8.30am. The management of the blocks is worth noting because it is fantastically organised. Don’t forget that when buying this flat you have a share of freehold, are a shareholder in Chartcombe Properties Ltd, and have your say in the management of the property. Your company employs a full-time manager, housekeeper and cleaner and there is a maintenance schedule programmed up until 2022/3 which caters for every conceivable eventuality and financial costing. This is available for all to see on the Chartcombe Property website. Chartcombe has strong reserves and at £630.86 per quarter maintenance represents excellent value for money. The maintenance also includes water and sewerage costs. And now is an ideal time to buy as considerable sums have been spent on the grounds recently.


Then WOW. Through to the magnificent 4 storey high atrium with a glass roof and real plants to all the internal atrium balconies. If you want time outside your flat this stylish area provides a focal point. It has a well fitted kitchen, Wi-Fi access and regular social gatherings: coffee mornings Monday-Thursday, afternoon tea on a Friday, Sunday afternoon teas, speakers, concerts and there is even a knitting and a Ukulele club. 

Talking of the facilities, Chartcombe has its own hairdressing salon(open Wednesdays and Fridays) and a well stocked library with seating area.


The flat itself is located on the 1st floor and there is lift access. There is a front door bell and spyhole. By the front door and external to the flat there is an extra private storage cupboard It is large(900 sq. ft.)beautifully presented, recently redecorated and clean with 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen with the highest quality appliances and a magnificent living room with ornate coving, over 25ft long with a beautiful alcove in front of the large bay window, ideal for sitting in the sun and reading, and great for a breakfast/dining area. The flat has been designed so that all the windows overlook the gardens. All are South East facing. What strikes me about the flat is the attention given to storage. Cupboards built in both bathrooms, fitted wardrobes in the main bedroom and 3 cupboards, including an airing cupboard, in the hall. Individual Wi-Fi is available in the flat and you can access SKY TV.


If you have visitors there are 2 serviced guest suites which are available at £27 per suite for a couple £25 per suite if staying for 4 nights or more.

The flat overlooks the beautifully maintained gardens, from part of which there are views over Parkstone Golf Course, Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island.

Without question in one of the best positions in the best block.


Hallway: Outside the front door of the flat there is an extra store cupboard dedicated to the flat. As you enter the property you have each room available to you immediately. The front door has two locks, a spyhole and a letterbox (each flat receives its own post for convenience to residents). Two cupboards are located either side of the entrance each with a large storage capacity and shelves built in. A video entry system gives optimal security enabling a resident to view any caller to the property. The main panel for the emergency system is located within a centralised location in the hallway with direct contact with the manager’s office. An airing cupboard houses the flat’s pressurised water tank(Heatrae Sadia Megaflow) with some additional storage space available.

Kitchen: 2.45m (8'4'') x 3.15m (10'3.3'')

The kitchen is provided with natural light from the double glazed window overlooking the gardens. With all utilities built in including a Neff double oven and Miele fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and hob. A large number of timber high and low level units all within arms reach and work surfaces with plenty of plated sockets for any extra appliances. Housing for the Glow worm Micron boiler.

Living Room: 4.20m (13'7.8'') x 7.74m (25'3.9'')

A large double glazed 6 pane window  with pencil pleated curtains overlooks the gardens which flood the room with light. An arch splits the room with a perfect space for a table and chairs to enjoy breakfast each morning. There is also 4 plated Double Plug Sockets, a telephone socket, tv aerial sockets, and 2 thermostatically controlled radiators 

Master Bedroom: 2.89m (9'4.8'') x 4.34m (14'2.4'')

The master bedroom contains two plated double sockets, an emergency button, linked to the manager’s office, either side of a designated area for a bed. There is also specific side lamp sockets which can be used. A double glazed window with pencil pleated curtains looking over the gardens contains a perfect view to wake up to each morning. For storage there is one double and two single wardrobes with plenty of space for all clothes.. There is also a television point and a thermostatically controlled radiator located beneath the window.

En Suite Bathroom 1: 2.57m (8'4.3'') x 2.36m (7'7.4'')

The bathroom comprises of a loo, wash basin, a bidet, a bath, extractor fan and a heated towel ladder. There is a large amount of storage space within the bathroom for all toiletries. 

Bedroom 2: 2.57m (8'4.3'') x 3.88m (12'7.3'')

The second bedroom of the property also benefits from a large double glazed window with pencil pleated curtains and vertical blinds overlooking the garden. There are multiple sockets, a telephone point and a thermostatically controlled radiator. Previously used as a dining room.

Family Bathroom: 2.57m (8'4.3'') x 2.36m (7'7.4'')

A large bathroom accessible via the hallway with loo, wash basin and enclosed shower. There are multiple cupboards for toiletries and a heated towel ladder. An extractor fan is also overhead.

Storage: Two large designated storage cupboards are located in the hallway with further space available in the airing cupboard plus an external storage cupboard.

Parking: Underground parking is available at Chartcombe with a designated space for each property. There are guest parking spaces available. There is also a bike store

Garden: The gardens are looked after with a variety of plants and trees, with views overlooking Parkstone Golf Course and Brownsea Island. Residents receive a key which grants free access to the resident to Compton Acres award winning gardens and coffee rooms. There is outside furniture for sitting in the gardens.

Communal Area: Chartcombe offers a library located on the 3rd floor which residents can enjoy at no extra cost. A hairdressing salon is located conveniently outside the front door of the property which is available Wednesday and Friday to residents. There is a communal area located on the ground floor which has regular events for residents. The manager’s office is located on the ground floor entrance and is staffed during office hours.


Leaving your beautifully secluded home behind, there are bus stops right outside Chartcombe with a regular service to Bournemouth and Poole, as well as the open top service to Studland and Swanage. It is a short walk into Canford Cliffs village where you will find a Post Office, banks, a convenience store, coffee shops, a renowned hairdressers and beauty salon at HND, a good selection of restaurants and 2 excellent Gastro Pubs at The Cliff and The Plantation. A Tesco Express store is due to open in the village. A short walk further and you are at the Harbour Heights Hotel with breathtaking views over the harbour. It is a 10-15 minute walk to the harbour edge and the famous Sandbanks beaches. Going the other way from Chartcombe, it is a similar walk into Lilliput Village for exotic eating at Koh Nai Thai Tapas and the best sausage rolls in the universe at Mark Bennett’s award winning artisan bakery. Major supermarkets, Waitrose, M&S food, Tesco and Lidl are all within a couple of miles. 

Compton Acres itself has a popular coffee shop and gift store. And for special occasions, seek out Rick Stein’s harbourside restaurant or take the chain ferry to The Pig on the Beach at Studland.

 To exercise the brain and the body, at Canford Cliffs Village Hall there are bridge meetings, Pilates and keepfit classes, badminton and table tennis. Locally at Leicester Road there are tennis courts and green bowls. And of course golf at Parkstone Golf Club, ranked in the top 100 of UK courses. Poole Harbour is the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world and 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 kite surfers in action in this UK hub for the 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.

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. 


Share of Freehold: Associated lease with 962 years remaining

Annual Council Tax for 2019/20: Band F  £2523.42 payable

TV &Connectivity: Sky and most other providers available 

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

Environmental Impact Rating: C(77)

Service Charge: £2,778.52 per year

Services Included:  Water & sewerage, buildings insurance, permanent manager and housekeeper, communal cleaner, building maintenance, gardening.

Block Reserve Fund: c.£120k

Ground Rent: Peppercorn 

Age restriction: One partner must be at least 60 years of age 

Guest facilities: Guest suites available. £13.50 per person per night or £12.50 per person per night if stay is 4 nights or more.

Gas central heating and double glazing throughout

No Pets 

1 dedicated private parking space in the garage plus visitor spaces

Probate Sale: No forward chain 

Viewings: Available to view immediately 

If you would like to know any additional information about this property or the area. Please feel free to give us a call, email or pop into the office for a coffee.