The charming gardens can be accessed through a gravel driveway, leading via large double gates to a spacious parking area that generously accommodates off-road parking. This parking area is thoughtfully separated from the gardens by mature shrubbery.
The gardens are primarily laid to lawn, bordered by closed board fencing and a distinctive brick wall, ensuring a private and tranquil atmosphere. A significant feature is the expansive decking area adjacent to the kitchen, complete with a power supply, providing a practical and enjoyable outdoor space.
A sunny patio welcomes you to the rear of the gardens which leads to a secluded gravelled area with a brick-built barbeque and fireplace. Additionally, there are two secure outbuildings offering power and lighting.
The entrance hallway welcomes you with solid oak herringbone flooring, extending seamlessly throughout and providing access to the ground floor, including a convenient cloak cupboard.
To the right of the entrance hallway, a charming dining room awaits, adorned with a feature fireplace, retrofitted with a wood surround on a slate hearth, forming an attractive focal point. The bay window adds to the appeal, overlooking the front aspect.
Opposite, doors open to unveil a spacious triple-aspect sitting room featuring two fireplaces and custom-built cupboards. This room presents the potential to be divided, allowing for versatile use as two separate reception areas, as both sections have access to the hallway.
Continuing towards the rear of the property is a breathtaking kitchen family room that has been expanded in recent years. This inviting space showcases a distinctive exposed brick wall, three skylights, and bi-folding doors with integrated blinds, seamlessly opening onto the rear decking and gardens.
The bespoke kitchen is equipped with an extensive array of hand-painted wall, floor, and drawer units featuring integrated LED lighting. A practical pantry cupboard adds both convenience and character, while the kitchen is finished with quality polished granite work surfaces. Additionally, a separate island unit not only provides extra storage but also serves as a useful breakfast bar.
Additional ground floor spaces include a sizable utility room offering extra work surfaces and storage, along with ample space and plumbing for white goods. A sliding door provides access to the ground floor WC.
Leading from the hallway, a period, cut and open-string staircase with a solid oak volute handrail ascends to the first-floor part-galleried landing.
The principle bedroom suite stands out as a notable feature of the property and provides ample space for bedroom furniture. It showcases a premium four-piece ensuite with traditional Imperial fittings, featuring a spacious shower cubicle with a large overhead fitting, a distinctive tiled wall, and a luxurious roll-top bath equipped with mixer telephone taps, a hand shower and two heated towel rails. The ensuite also includes a WC and a bespoke vanity unit with double inset basins and granite top.
Two more spacious double bedrooms, both equipped with a good range of storage furniture, are serviced by a four-piece family bathroom suite. The suite features a corner shower cubicle, a white panelled bath, double handwash basin with fitted storage underneath, and two heated towel rails. The bathroom is elegantly finished with partly tiled walls.
There is a thriving high street of quality independents, plus an excellent selection of bistros, cafes, pubs and restaurants, among them Captain’s Club Hotel and The King’s Arms. Christchurch is also home to the immensely popular Christchurch Food Festival.
The town attracts retirees, families and the active. Christchurch Quay and harbour is ideal for paddleboarders, sailors and windsurfers, while families are drawn by the excellent schooling, including Twynham secondary school and sixth form college judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Property ranges from character family homes and modern chalets to quayside developments. Communications are good: train services from Christchurch’s mainline station take around two hours into London while the A35 provides access to road networks.
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.
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This property has undergone a meticulous and sympathetic renovation and extension in recent years, showcasing high-quality fixtures, fittings, and charming period features throughout. It has emerged as one of the distinguished properties within the area. This captivating three-bedroom character residence, originally dating back to 1886, stands conveniently within walking distance of local amenities and close proximity to the Coast, nature reserves, and a mainline train station. Nestled within expansive and private gardens, the residence features additional outbuildings and a sweeping driveway that offers ample off-road parking.