- Edwardian Arts & Crafts gated residence close to the award winning beaches
- Detailed restoration has taken place
- 0.5 acres of grounds and 10,000 sq. ft property
- 26 rooms across 2 wings including 7 double bedrooms
- Includes cinema room, wine store room and games room
- 2nd ever property to be built in Branksome Park, Cairnton is a local heritage asset
- Separate gated entrance to a triple garage
- ‘Nanny’ annexe plus space in a wing in the house for staff if required
- Perfect space to run businesses from this home setting
- Proof of funds will be required prior to viewing
Rare 26 room residence dating back to 1916, restored in detail exquisitely by the owners, mixing in state of the art modern with the property arts and crafts heritage. 10,000 sq ft on half an acre plot.
Built in 1916, Cairnton is a local heritage asset within the Branksome Park conservation area. It is classified as of architectural interest. It was occupied for a long time initially by a highly decorated naval officer who served in both world wars. The name of the property originates from Sydney, Australia where he married his wife whose family home was called ‘Cairnton’. For those interested in the history we have a pack of information.
Cairnton is the 2nd ever property built in the Branksome Park estate which was established as an area in 1852. The first construction in the area is the Packe Mausoleum which still stands today.
Cairnton sits on half an acre in Branksome Park where it is a 5 minute stroll to the beach. The 10000 sq ft property has been restored in detail exquisitely by the owners, mixing in state of the art modern with the property’s arts and crafts heritage.
There are both front and rear entrances to the house and separate gated entrances to the grounds from the Avenue and Dalkeith Road. Both entrances lead to large inner halls, both with staircases to the upper floors. Please see the floorplan and of note is wonderful flow and options on the ground floor, with the choice of casual and more formal dining area. There is a separate pantry and wine cellar. Also on the ground floor is a games room and a media room.
On the first floor, there is guest suite, a further bedroom plus the master with dressing room. An outside 200 sq ft decked area is accessed from the landing. The remaining 3 bedrooms are on the 2nd floor.
On the other side of the house and also on the first floor is a glorious multi functional studio with a glazed vaulted ceiling. This was a music/art room for the owners but this space at over 850 sq ft can be used for lots of purposes and in today’s climate, a perfect space to house a business.
Above the triple garage is a ‘nanny’ flat.
In the 12 years since the owners bought Cairnton, there has been disproportionate investment in restoring the building. This is a rare opportunity.
Annual Council Tax: Band H £3631.78 payable
Connectivity: Sky Superfast (BT fibre available)
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating: D(65)
Environmental Impact Rating: D(63)
Special specification combination boiler and double glazing throughout
Triple Garage and drive for multiple vehicles
Property Size: 10,000 sq. ft
Plot size: 1/2 acre
Branksome Park is situated between Bournemouth and Poole and Cairnton sits a short stroll to 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 in Sandbanks, Canford Cliffs and Westbourne are wonderful restaurants with Rick Stein’s 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 3 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.
If you have school age children, at primary level Lilliput 1st school and Baden Powell are Ofsted rated outstanding. There are local bus pick up points for the private schools of Dumpton, Castle Court, Canford, Bryanston and Clayesmore. For shopping, Waitrose, M&S Food, Tesco and Lidl are all within easy reach.
From Cairnton 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.
No amount of description or pictures can touch the sides of this wonderful home. If you are interested then a viewing of this part of the English Riviera is a must.