Guide price £2,000,000
A fabulous penthouse apartment with beach frontage on Sandbanks peninsula and spectacular panoramic views. Beachview occupies a prime position on the Sandbanks peninsula, at the end of the spit with frontage to arguably the best beach in the area. The apartments building was constructed in the late 70's by the current owners' family and The Penthouse has been in the same ownership since then. This is the first time it has ever been available on the open market. Penthouses in a location as good as this are few and far between and this one boosts all the attributes one would expect in a property of this calibre. Beautifully presented, the accommodation extends to over 2,000 sq/ft with a fabulous wrap around sun terrace of over 1,270 sq/ft which has the most incredible beach views and a unique aspect looking back towards Canford Cliffs and Poole Harbour, and out to sea from The Needles in the east to Studland Bay and Old Harry in the west. The apartment has been extremely well maintained over the years and includes a 28ft sitting room with an arch to the dining room, and beyond that a smartly fitted kitchen. Off the hall there are 3 double bedrooms all with ensuite bath/shower rooms. Access up to the apartment is via a video phone entry system with a lift directly in to the hall. The balustrade around the terrace has been upgraded to frameless glass as part of a scheme to upgrade the building in recent years and the décor has been updated from time to time at considerable expense, but The Penthouse, Beachview now offers the perfect opportunity for the incoming owners to update and add their own style to this unique property in a spectacular location. Beachview is approached directly off Banks Road through a pair of secure electric gates and is surrounded by very well-kept common grounds. Within the grounds there is extensive private and visitor parking and a double garage. Off the enclosed sun terrace behind the block there is a private beach hut and direct access out onto the beach. Situated at the entrance to Poole Harbour, with the beach and sea views on one side and one of the largest natural harbours in the world on the other, Sandbanks has gained an enviable reputation as one of the most desirable locations in Europe, let alone in the UK. Some of the best boating and water sports facilities in the country are on your doorstep including all the Poole harbour sailing clubs and marinas. There is a cluster of local shops and cafes nearby, and some fine restaurants and bars. Rick Steins renowned Sandbanks restaurant is almost opposite, The Pig at Studland is along the beach, Chewton Glenn and Lime Wood are nearby in the New Forest. Although you are right down on the coast and at the gateway to the Purbecks communication links in and out of this part of Dorset are excellent. Poole and Bournemouth both have mainline railway stations with fast 1/2 hourly trains to London Waterloo, and the A31 provides a straightforward link with the M27 and M3 for the drive up to London (111 miles). Leasehold: Lease - 199 Years from March 2003 Service Charge & Maintenance - Currently £5,071 p.a. payable 6 monthly in advance. Note - The freehold is owned collectively by the 9 leaseholders and a share of the freehold interest is included in the sale of the property.
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