The property is situated on the famous Sandbanks Peninsula located at the entrance to Poole Harbour, regarded as the second largest natural harbour in the world. Sandbanks is internationally renowned for its water sports and boating and in addition there are excellent walking, cycling and horse riding along the Jurassic coast, England’s first National World Heritage site, which provides some of the most dramatic scenery. This can be accessed by the Sandbanks car ferry linking Poole to the popular ‘blue flag’ beaches at Shell Bay, Studland, Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck. For those less inclined to take to the sea, the County of Dorset offers some of the UK's most beautiful countryside, with a vast array of lifestyle opportunities from the wilds of the New Forest, to manicured championship golf courses.
Transport communications are excellent as the main line railway station at Poole provides services to Southampton and London, being approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. The start of the Wessex Way, (A338) is located approximately 2 miles away and offers access to the M27 motorway with London 1 hour 30 minutes commute. Bournemouth and Southampton International Airports are also nearby and there is a ferry terminus at Poole Harbour with services to the Channel Islands and mainland Europe.
This first floor apartment in Golden Gates, situated on the world famous and much sought after Sandbanks Peninsula is perfectly positioned at the entrance to Europe's largest natural harbour with safe, sandy golden beaches on one side and the active glistening shores of Poole Harbour on the other.
The apartment has a large sun balcony ideal for entertaining and is next to access down onto the beach. Modern decor with earth tones and finished woods create a cosy atmosphere in this spacious apartment with three double rooms. It also offers natural stone tiled bathrooms with tub and walk-in shower. A sun balcony runs along the full length of the front of the apartment overlooking the sea, with a large table and chairs. All the fixtures and fittings are included in the sale by negotiation.
The Chain Link Ferry gives pedestrian and vehicular access to the picturesque National Heritage Coastline on the Isle of Purbeck, perfect for keen cyclists, nature lovers and walkers alike. Also within easy reach is one of the area's many safe and sandy beaches and various yacht clubs, marinas and water sports activities - one has many choices to enjoy the shallow waters of the harbour from sailing to jet skiing to body boarding.
The Sandbanks Yacht Company, a recently opened health club with fitness classes, gym, treatment room and Boatyard Cafe Bar, is close by and within level walking distance. The bustling towns of Poole and Bournemouth are both within five miles of the property and offer an array of cosmopolitan boutiques, eateries and entertainment facilities.
The property is approached from the lower ground floor via stairs or passenger lift, benefits from parking and garage.
Tenure: Share of Freehold, 999 year lease from 1999
Maintenance: £4,000 pa to include building insurance, window cleaning, gardening, maintenance & cleaning of communal areas and lift maintenance.
Council Tax Band: G