Entrance to the Grounds
The flats can be accessed from Western Road or The Avenue and driving in you can only be impressed by the size of the grounds which have a tarmac drive through them, part of which has been resurfaced. Aside from garages and visitor parking spaces, there is the swimming pool, the walled garden and the extensive lawns.
Entrance to the Block
There is a tiled floor reception hall that visitors and residents can enter without a key-ideal if it is raining. The security phone to the flats is there. Once in the carpeted area before the flat entrance is a cupboard containing the gas and electricity meters. The cupboard also has space for a rubbish bin which the caretaker collects every week day.
The entrance hall has fitted carpets and painted plaster walls and ceilings with wall uplighters. There is a thermostatically controlled radiator, mains wired smoke alarm and secure door entry phone. The entrance hall has a large 3 door storage cupboard. Grey carpet.
The inner hall leads through a part glazed Tod door from the entrance hall and has fitted carpets and painted plaster walls and ceilings with wall uplighters. Mains wired smoke alarm. There is a heated airing cupboard and a second storage cupboard to the end of the hall. Thermostatically controlled radiator.
21' 8'' x 12' 6'' (6.6m x 3.8m)
The living room has fitted carpets and painted plaster walls and ceilings with wall uplighters. 2 large double glazed windows with double glazed french patio doors onto the terrace. 2 thermostatically controlled radiators, TV and SKY points. Chrome effect curtain pole.
21' 8'' x 5' 7'' (6.6m x 1.7m)
The 22 ft long patio has a tiled floor with white painted metal railings and wall lights. The balcony looks over the gardens around the building.
11' 6'' x 8' 6'' (3.5m x 2.6m)
The kitchen has a tiled floor and painted plaster walls and ceilings. Double glazed window. The kitchen units are a grey gloss finish with white quartz stone effect worktops with bullnose edges and tiled splashbacks. Fittings and appliances include a stainless steel 1.5 bowl sink and drainer, gas hob with extractor hood, dishwasher (never used), washer/dryer, fridge and freezer, double oven, Glow Worm Energy 30C gas combi boiler (the temperature in the property is controlled by a remote control thermostat). Spotlights.
16' 9'' x 12' 2'' (5.1m x 3.7m)
Bedroom 1 is a large over 200 sq ft double bedroom with fitted carpets and painted plaster walls and ceiling. Double glazed window and a double glazed patio door onto the terrace. Built in 4 door wardrobes, thermostatically controlled radiator. Chrome effect curtain poles.
16' 9'' x 10' 2'' (5.1m x 3.1m)
Bedroom 2 is a large double bedroom with fitted carpets and painted plaster walls and ceiling. Double glazed window and a double glazed patio door onto the terrace. Thermostatically controlled radiator and built in 3 door wardrobes with additional storage cupboard. Chrome effect curtain poles.
10' 2'' x 9' 10'' (3.1m x 3.0m)
Bedroom 3 is a double bedroom with fitted carpets and painted plaster walls and ceiling. Double glazed window, thermostatically controlled radiator and fitted 2 door wardrobes. Chrome effect curtain pole.
11' 6'' x 5' 11'' (3.5m x 1.8m)
The bathroom has a tiled floor, tiled walls and a painted plaster ceiling. Obscure double glazed window, chrome heated towel ladder. White bath with grey bath panel with shower attachment, toilet and washbasin with mirror fronted bathroom cabinet above. Spotlights.
The shower room has a tiled floor, tiled walls and painted plaster ceiling with inset LED spotlights. Obscure double glazed window, heated chrome towel ladder. Glass door shower enclosure with chrome bar thermostatic mixer control, toilet and washbasin in vanity unit with mirror above.
The property has a single allocated garage with remote controlled electric up and over door, inside the garage has power and light. There is plenty of visitor parking around Greenacres.
The gardens that wrap around the building are mostly laid to lawn with mature planted borders and tree line. There is a secret garden hidden in the back of the grounds has lawn and mature plants with benches and planted pergola, perfect for a barbeque. The secret garden also has a toilet to the back of the caretakers bungalow. There is even a herb garden available for the residents.
The heated swimming pool is available for use and maintained between May and September inclusive. There are changing cubicles, a shower and storage lockers.
Greenacres is within a 10 minutes 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, if it is body boarding, kite surfing or paddle boarding you are into you really would be spoilt for choice as the list goes on. Don't forget that the block is pet friendly and there is no better place to walk with man's best friend than the beach. And for energetic people (and dogs) 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.
Westbourne is full of an eclectic mix of eateries and coffee shops as is Bournemouth. The local Daily Echo ran a recent article ‘Why Westbourne is foodie heaven’. Locally Westbourne is considered very much a village with lots of independent shops and the UK’s smallest cinema with just 19 seats. The pick of eateries are The Dancing Duck, Indi’s. Renoufs cheese and wine bar, the award winning Chez Fred fish ‘n chips and a real traditional pub-The Porterhouse. And in Canford Cliffs, don’t miss going to The Cliff pub.
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.
For shopping there is an M&S food store in Westbourne and a larger store Tesco or Lidl at Branksome , all walking distance from Greenacres. For ladies the famous HND hairdressing and beauty salon is in the local Canford Cliffs village.
From Greenacres you have easy access(less than 2 minutes) to the Wessex Way which is dual carriageway to the A31, from here 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 and has direct routes to London(2 hours) and Manchester. And from Poole Harbour there are daily ferries to France and the Channel Isles.
Flat living but with the benefits, and not the hassle, of the grounds and the swimming pool. Home or lock up and leave holiday bolthole or future investment with £1300 pcm rental income achievable now. Whichever is for you, you will not be disappointed.