A stunning entrance with stone pillars and a brick arch above the substantial front door leading into the entrance hall and to all the ground floor accommodation. The lounge, which lies to the rear aspect, features an original cast iron fireplace which is in working condition. This elegant room has a pleasant double aspect to the side and rear gardens and has ceramic tiled floors with dividing doors leading to a snug with patio doors which also lead out onto the rear terrace and gardens. The kitchen, which lies to the front, has an attractive double aspect and has a good range of base, wall and drawer units with ample working surfaces over. The appliances include an electric under oven, an electric hob, and space for a dishwasher and fridge freezer. There a useful storage/larder cupboard and the floors are stripped wooden floorboards with plenty of space for breakfast table and chairs. The separate dining room lies to the side and front aspect and has tiled floors and a small alcove with access to a cupboard housing the gas fired boiler, which supplies all the central heating and hot water. The utility room has access to the front and rear of the property and has a range of built in base and wall units, with an additional sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine and a separate tumble dryer, and back door to the garden.  The reception room has an attractive aspect overlooking the rear gardens. Just off the rear lobby is the ground floor cloakroom.

Stairs lead from the rear lobby to the first floor landing where there are three first floor bedrooms and a shower room. The master bedroom is a most charming room with an original period fireplace and a separate dressing area. The two other bedrooms are attractive rooms and both are suitable for double beds. The family bathroom comprises of a three piece suite of the period style which also includes a generous shower cubicle and the decor is finished in black and white. 

There is ancillary ground floor accommodation comprising of a double bedroom with en-suite shower room.

The property is approached through double gates to a large gravel driveway with parking for several vehicles leading to a single garage. The remainder of the front garden comprises of a raised lawn and a most attractive flowering border close to the front of the house with a wrought iron side gate leading to a pretty side garden and giving access to the rear gardens. The rear gardens have a westerly aspect and comprises of a lawn and a large terrace adjacent to the rear of the property. There are numerous plants, shrubs, trees and tall hedging on the boundaries, which create a private garden. There is a garden shed and a useful wood storage facility. 

The property is situated in the stylish hamlet of Westbourne which has a cosmopolitan feel with a delightful mix of shops, cafes and restaurants, whilst the stunning Sandbanks Peninsula is just 3 miles away. The larger centre of Bournemouth is approximately 0.5 miles away, offering an extensive variety of shops, restaurants, cafés, bars and leisure facilities. The stunning blue flag sandy beaches are only a five minute walk away, which also includes a lovely walk through the Chine and the Tropical Gardens towards Alum Chine beach.

The A35 is easily accessible, providing links to Westbourne, Branksome and Poole Harbour (approximately 6 miles). For the commuter the A338 joins the A31 & M27 linking to Southampton (approximately 30 miles east), Winchester (via the M3) and London (via M3/M25). There is a mainline railway station in Bournemouth, and an international airport at nearby Hurn.

Living in Christchurch

Christchurch is a delight; a harbourside town of character and charm located where the Avon and Stour rivers flow into Christchurch Harbour.

Positioned between Bournemouth and the New Forest, Christchurch is a lively town with mainline station and a good variety of independents and national brands (from Boots to Waitrose). It has become something of a foodie destination: chock-a-block with cafes, pubs, and restaurants, such as The Jetty on Mudeford Quay. It is also the venue for a popular food and wine festival that attracts some high profile chefs.

Other attractions include the priory, castle ruins, nature reserves, nearby beaches and Mudeford Quay with ferry service to Mudeford Spit (with iconic beach huts) and Hengistbury Head. A wide range of activities are available such as cricket, golf and watersports. Another boon for families are the schools – rated at least ‘good’ by Ofsted, while Christchurch Infant School, Mudeford Infant and Junior Schools and Twynham comprehensive are all graded ‘outstanding’.

An attractive range of property includes architect-designed new builds, fine Georgian houses and modern townhouses, some in waterside locations and with views across Christchurch Harbour.


Alum Chine, Westbourne, Dorset

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 1
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 3

A mid nineteenth century Grade II Listed three/four detached home situated in an exclusive residential area within a short walk of the beach and local shopping facilities. This Lady Wimborne cottage retains many original period features including; cast iron fireplaces, original doors and windows which have been beautifully restored to their former glory. Energy Performance Rating: Not required

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