Just about the perfect retirement flat. Beautiful woodland environment but in a key prestigious location, such that you eliminate your car from your thinking most of the time. Excellent condition 2 double bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment on the 2nd floor in an impeccably maintained and managed block.
Up a sweeping drive to the front entrance. There is a dedicated parking space for your flat plus lots of visitors spaces. There is also a bike store. You notice immediately the large immaculate gardens. These are both interesting with well designed hedges, mature shrubs and even a bandstand plus they are used by the owners as the gardens are South facing. It is important in this block to have a fully South facing flat, which number 16 is as the flat is flooded with light.
In through the secure front entrance to the block, adjacent to which is the caretakers office. The communal areas illustrate who well managed the block is. Everything is immaculate, even the back staircases have been given design attention. Take the lift to the top floor and into the flat itself. It is a large flat, just short of 900 sq ft and this strikes you in every room none more so than the living room/dining area which is almost 300 sq ft. It is perfect to move into with existing curtains, blinds, carpets and flooring throughout. There is excellent storage throughout the flat, included fitted wardrobes in each bedroom. There is quality everywhere from the doors to the security entrance system, community alarm service to fully integrated Neff appliances in the kitchen, including a dishwasher and washer/dryer. There is a caretaker for your needs and the property is mobility and wheelchair standard.
Located in Branksome Park half way between Poole and Bournemouth, the immediate area has excellent amenities eliminating any need for a car if you don't want one. Despite feeling as if you are in a private woodland environment, both Tesco store(with a pharmacy) and a Lidl store are within 2 minutes walk. It is 10 minutes into Westbourne and the M&S food store. Westbourne is famous for its eclectic mix of shops, coffee shops and restaurants. There is a main Post Office here plus most of the major banks. The medical centre is also in Westbourne and there is a choice of local dentists. Poole Hospital is within 3 miles. Walking the other way, it is 5 minutes to the Redlands Retail Park with the likes of John Lewis Home, Homebase, Next Home, Boots, Laura Ashley Home, Home Bargains and a DW fitness centre. This is at the start of Ashley Road which has a Co-Op and a Waitrose. Again just 5 minutes walk to Penn Hill where there is a Post Office and the award winning Mark Bennett's award winning patisserie. You will be hooked on their bread, pastries and sausage rolls. In Canford Cliffs village there is a strong bridge community as well as HND, one of the country's leading hair and beauty salons.
The property boasts excellent transport links, Branksome train station is within 2 minutes walk with direct trains to London Waterloo, Weymouth and Manchester. There are frequent bus services to Poole, Bournemouth and Castle Point Shopping Centre which bus stops are within 60 yards. it is less than a mile away from the Wessex Way dual carriageway, which leads on to the A31, from here you have access to the New Forest, Southampton and the UK motorway network. Bournemouth International Airport is the fastest growing in the UK. From Poole there are daily ferries to France and the Channel Islands.
For your pastimes and hobbies you are perfectly situated. St Aldhelms Church is adjacent. It is a again about a 5 minute walk to the Leicester Road green bowls lawn and tennis courts. Parkstone Golf Club which is is the top 100 golf clubs in the world is less than a mile. It is just 2 minutes to the woods which lead to the Chines and the beaches, which are on the edge of Poole Harbour, the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world. Of course the harbour is 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 kitesurfers in action in this UK hub for the sports. 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. For lazier days, there are the famous beaches at Sandbanks, part of 7 miles of award winning beaches. The area is full of wonderful restaurants and eateries. Try The OX in Ashley Cross, Renoufs in Westbourne, Jazzy's Cafe in Sandbanks, Rick Stein's also in Sandbanks, The Cruel Sea in Penn Hill, Koh Noi Thai Tapas in Lilliput, The Plantation in Canford Cliffs..........you will not be disappointed. There is even a 10 pin bowling alley, within 2 minutes walk, for when the family come to visit!
Lovely flat, lovely block, lovely location......you will never be short of visitors.
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