This stunning three double bedroom raised ground floor flat is in beautiful condition throughout and is thoughtfully laid out. Three bathrooms, two large balconies, two garage spaces and separate store in a well managed block.
A striking block of eight flats with its glass block entrance and steel and glass balustrading in well maintained grounds-see planned works in the entrance description. This flat is one of only 4 flats in the block which has 2 dedicated parking spaces in the garage, plus a large lockable store with power and light. The block was built in 2007 and the current owner did a lot of refurbishment in 2017.
There is a 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 one of best managed blocks in the area, over £40k in the reserve, 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 excellent: 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.
Share of Freehold; Ground Rent: Nil
Annual Council Tax for 2020/21: Band F £2,622.95 payable
Service Charge: 866.79 per quarter (of which £276.99 per quarter goes into the reserve fund); Buildings Insurance: £443 per year per flat
Service Charge Detail: Block maintenance, lift maintenance, window cleaning, communal electricity, gardening
Reserve Fund: £46,250; Block Management: Woodley & Associates
Gardens: The flat owners have agreed to a landscaping design for the front of the property which should take place in June/July
TV: Sky. Owner has Sky Q ;Connectivity: Owner has Sky Broadband
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating: B(84); Environmental Impact Rating: B(83)
Gas central heating and double glazing throughout
No permanent pets permitted in the block
2 dedicated private parking spaces in the garage plus visitor parking (Balcombe Road is within a Controlled Parking Zone Mon-Fri 8am-6pm (free 2 hours). Permits available from Poole Council at a cost of £55 per year
Letting: You are permitted to let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement
Viewings: Available to view immediately
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. Current works planned include landscaping of grassed areas by the visitor parking, removal of a tree on the front boundary. It should be noted that there is also permission granted to remove the large Cypress tree in the grounds of the block next door (The Grove).
Hall 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.
Kitchen/Utility Area/Dining area 15' 6'' x 12' 4'' (4.72m x 3.75m) 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 pale blue vertical blinds to each.
Front Balcony 17' 3'' x 8' 1'' (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.
Family Shower room 6' 0'' x 5' 9'' (1.84m x 1.74m) Tiled floor and part-tiled walls. Porcelanosa tiles used. Inset spotlights, heated towel ladder, extractor fan, loo, sink and quadrant shower cubicle. Built in accessories shelf below a large mirror. Shaver point.
Living Room 17' 0'' x 15' 4'' (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 13' 8'' x 10' 6'' (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.
Ensuite to Master Bedroom 13' 8'' x 5' 7'' (4.17m x 1.70m) Bath and separate shower cubicle with drying area. Waterfall shower. Oversized sink, loo, heated towel ladder. Large focal mirror, Porcelanosa tiled floor. Inset spotlights, extractor fun, double glazed window with frosted glass. Long built in accessories shelving.
Dressing Room to Master Bedroom 10' 0'' x 5' 9'' (3.06m x 1.74m) Walk in, carpeted, inset spotlights, fully fitted.
Bedroom 2 13' 2'' x 9' 5'' (4.01m x 2.88m) Carpeted, inset spotlights, fitted obscured glass front double wardrobes. TV point and the Samsung TV is included. Thermostatically controlled radiator. Double glazed window with vertical blinds. Double glazed door to rear balcony with Intu plisse blind.
Ensuite to Bedroom 2 7' 4'' x 5' 7'' (2.24m x 1.69m) Tiled floor, part tiled walls, heated towel ladder, inset spotlights. Tiles are Porcelanosa. Loo, sink and shower cubicle with drying area. Built in accessories shelving, large mirror. Double glazed obscure window.
Rear Balcony 16' 5'' x 6' 7'' (5.00m x 2.00m) Covered with inset lights, tiled floor, steel and glass balustrading. Accessed from the master bedroom and Bedroom 2.
Boiler Cupboard 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.
Bedroom 3 11' 1'' x 9' 11'' (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.
Underground Garage 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.
Garage Storage A dedicated, lockable storage area with power and light.
Area Description You can walk to Branksome Chine beach in 10-15 minutes 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 walk 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. The harbour is acknowledged to be one of the safest places in the UK to teach children to windsurf and kitesurf.
. 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 ranked 78th 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 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.