Cliff House is located in the popular area of Highcliffe on Sea. This location is well known for its natural beauty and sandy beaches. Highcliffe also has a variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, and a range of boutique shops.
The beautiful grounds and ‘Romantic and Picturesque’ architecture of the Highcliffe Castle can be enjoyed at ease being only 160 metres away (approximately). The property adjoins Steamer Point, a 24 acre cliff top designated local nature reserve (LNR) that is situated between Highcliffe Castle and Friar’s Cliff on the Christchurch coastline.
The local area benefits from many different recreational facilities like sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding and Mudeford is also home to a number of dinghy championships with Mudeford Quay being approximately 2.7 miles away with several places to eat and drink, as well as areas to enjoy a picnic, a children’s play area and an ideal spot for crabbing on the quayside. You can also catch the ferry across to the popular Mudeford Sandbank with golden sandy beaches, a beachside cafe and links to the Hengistbury Head nature reserve.
The property is also located approximately 2.3 miles from the New Forest National Park offering beautiful open countryside with walking, riding and cycling activities. The historical town of Christchurch is extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. The town centre has many restaurants, cafes, a Waitrose and an M&S as well as a good selection of other food retailers, weekly market and boutique shops, as well as access to the Priory Quarter. Christchurch Quay also hosts local events and activities in and around the Bandstand and Place Mill.
The accommodation is arranged over two floors and offers 2162 sq ft of well presented accommodation with all principle rooms enjoying the panoramic sea views.
On the ground floor the main living/dining room is located at the rear of the property enjoying the view, fully glazed on the south and easterly elevations with patio doors and bi-folding doors to maximize the views from this room. The kitchen adjoins this space, via which access is gained to a utility room and beyond to a sitting room, bedrooms three and four and a ground floor shower room.
The first floor comprises a spectacular master bedroom which benefits from the finest panoramic sea views and a large south facing balcony. Bedroom two and a family bathroom complete the accommodation.
Internally the property is flooded with natural light. The rooms are well proportioned and the versatile configuration works and flows effortlessly. Alternatively, a buyer could remodel Cliff House to create an architecturally modern home on a truly unique plot.
Please note: The neighbouring property ‘Dalkeith’ is also on the market with Spencers at a guide price of £2,500,000. Please contact us for further details.
The property is approached via a shingle no through road leading to wrought iron gates and in turn to a shared driveway and, in turn, a private driveway. To the front is a small area of lawned garden and a pathway to the front door. To the rear is a private lawned garden with a paved terrace immediately adjacent to the house. To the far side of the garden a pathway leads via private gate to the beach path. Adjacent to this is a large storage cabin, ideal for the storage of garden equipment, furniture and water sports items.
All mains services connected
Energy Performance Rating: D Current: 67 Potential: 78
Council Tax Band: TBC
Living in Highcliffe on Sea
Highcliffe on Sea (usually simply called Highcliffe) is a small, leafy coastal town on the Hampshire/Dorset border. West of Barton on Sea and east of Mudeford, Highcliffe is perfectly positioned for those in search of a relaxed yet smart beach lifestyle.
Features include secluded Highcliffe Beach which has panoramic views over Christchurch Bay to the Isle of Wight and Hengistbury Head. It’s a favourite with locals for walking, paddleboarding and surfing and can be reached via a pathway zig-zagging down through the gardens of Highcliffe Castle, once home to Mr Selfridge and now the venue for varied concerts, exhibitions and fairs.
Further outstanding amenities include Highcliffe Castle Golf Club and Steamer Point Nature Reserve. In addition Highcliffe has foodie appeal thanks to the annual Highcliffe Food & Arts Festival, and a good selection of independents and eateries, such as family-owned butcher’s, beachfront cafes, Raymond Blanc’s brasserie-style gastropub The Oaks and, just up the road on the edge of the New Forest, luxurious Chewton Glen Country House Hotel.
Families are also drawn by the schooling. Local primaries and secondaries are judged to be at least ‘good’ according to Ofsted – including Highcliffe St Mark’s Primary and Highcliffe Secondary School and Sixth Form. Meanwhile local independents include Durlston Court and Ballard, both rated ‘excellent’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
The New Forest lies three miles to the north, the nearest sizable town is Christchurch (also three miles), and there is good accessibility via the road network to Lymington (nine miles), Bournemouth (10 miles), and Southampton (21 miles). A mainline railway station at nearby Hinton Admiral provides services to London Waterloo in approximately two hours.
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Available for the first time in 28 years, Cliff House occupies arguably an unrivalled position, enjoying uninterrupted sea views from Hurst Castle and The Needles to Hengistbury Head. In addition the property boasts private, south facing gardens and direct access via private pathway to the beach below. Energy Performance Rating: D