Entrance to Block
The recurring theme is the quality of the build and (personally speaking) it is a delight to see a more traditional design, based upon an Italian villa theme. It is indeed a handsome block. The entrance is mainly block paved with slatestone walkways. The driveway is self draining. There is external timed lighting for both practical use and warm winter lighting. The gardens are gated and landscaped and are maintained on a weekly basis. There is a discreet wooden clad bin store.
An underground car park has been specifically provided to ensure an additional level of security for residents. Each apartment has two allocated parking spaces as well as a private lockable storage unit with power and light. The car park also features charging points, future proofing the development for electric cars. There is a lift from the heated lobby area in the garage. The drive way down to the garage has a shallow gradient to accommodate sports cars and the garage itself has high ceilings, high enough for all 4 x 4’s.
These have been created to flood the hallways with light. There are mirrors on all levels with integrated low energy lighting. The stair way is wide with black iron metalwork handrails. The lift accesses both floors and the garage.
A mix of solid fire doors and glass fire doors with high quality handles.
Provision for electrically operated blinds/curtains
Provision for music systems via ceiling speakers
Communal Sky dish system
Highest quality Karndean flooring to the hall and living area
High quality bleach cleanable carpets to the bedrooms
Eco friendly heat recovery systems Gas fired wet underfloor heating throughout
Heatmiser thermostats to each room
CAT6 cabling to all rooms to provide the best possible internet access
Telephone security entry system. Skylight. There a 3 storage cupboards off the hall with significant storage in each. One also contains the Worcester Boiler and the Brink heat recovery system. Double doors into the living area and kitchen.
Living Area leading to Kitchen Area
Almost 700 sq ft of space with a large window with wide sill that would make an ideal window seat. Separated from the kitchen area by a long breakfast bar with stone work surface
This was individually designed to fit the space and hand built on site. Double Rangemaster sink. Boiling water tap. Window above the sink and Velux above the work surfaces. Bosch integrated dishwasher. Bosch induction hob with integrated down draft extraction and vapour pan. Series 8 Bosch combi oven/microwave and separate Series 8 oven. Fully integrated fridge and freezer. Wine fridge. Silestone worktops and splashbacks. The kitchen has been designed to have substantial storage.
Large window with woodslat blinds.
Fully tiled. Double shower cubicle with 3 way controllable shower valves and waterfall shower head plus separate hand held shower. Vanity sink. Loo.
Via carpeted stairs (with further understairs storage) from the living area with a skylight at the top of the stairs. The terrace has polyurethane decking, outside lighting and 2 double external power sockets.
Bedroom 2 & 3
Large widows to both bedrooms
Ensuite to Bedroom 2
Fully tiled. Shower cubicle with 3 way controllable shower valves and waterfall shower head plus separate hand held shower. Vanity sink. Loo. Window.
Bath with an all-in-one filler, thermostatically controllable. Vanity sink. Loo. Fully tiled.
From White Pines 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 plus small Tesco and Co-Op stores. Major supermarkets, Waitrose, M&S food, Tesco and Lidl are all within a couple of miles.
The famous Compton Acres gardens are on your doorstep. Compton Acres itself has a popular coffee shop/eaterie 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. White Pines sits close to the 17th tee and 3rd green of Parkstone Golf Club, ranked in the top 100 of UK courses. To exercise the brain and the body, at Canford Cliffs Village Hall there are bridge meetings, Pilates and keepfit classes, badminton and table tennis. DW Sports has a fully equipped gym, a swimming pool and 2 studios for classes.
Locally at Leicester Road there are tennis courts and green bowls. 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. There are various yacht clubs, the largest being the Royal Motor Yacht Club at Sandbanks and Parkstone Yacht Club in Lilliput. 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. Of course to do nothing you are within walking distance of the famous Sandbanks beaches.
From White Pines 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. 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.
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.