A charming and substantial five bedroom family home, enjoying a large degree of privacy in the heart of the prestigious Branksome Park area. Accommodation Five double bedrooms – Four bathrooms (two en-suite) – Kitchen with adjoining dining room – Drawing room – Sitting room – Study – Utility room – Downstairs WC – Double garage – Outdoor heated swimming pool – Wine cellar – Mediterranean style al fresco covered seating area – In / out driveway – Set in approximately one acre of private grounds The Property This delightful detached house has been skilfully extended over the years to create a spacious and well proportioned family home totalling 4,390 sq ft. The property, which is principally based over two levels boasts many original features all complemented by a tasteful décor throughout. The ground floor accommodation is accessed off a spacious central hallway which showcases an impressive, sweeping curved staircase leading to the first floor. Two elegant reception rooms overlook the southerly facing side of the gardens with the first sitting room enjoying direct access onto the lawned garden area. Also located off the main hallway is the kitchen, installed with traditional style bespoke Hart units and slate worktops, all centred around an impressive Paul Bocuse range cooker. Adjoining the kitchen is a delightful dining area, which subsequently leads through to the formal dining area, making this the perfect environment for entertaining. These two principal reception rooms are located at the rear of the property and enjoy a charming outlook over the upper terrace area and the outdoor pool below. The first floor offers five double bedrooms. The impressive master suite comprises separate dressing room and en-suite shower room with ‘his and hers’ sinks. The master bedroom and bedroom five are located at the rear of the property, both with access onto a charming sun balcony. In addition to the five bedrooms, there are two family bathrooms and an additional en-suite shower room to bedroom two. Gardens and Grounds The in / out driveway offers ample parking for several cars and leads down to the house and garage, which is situated in the front of the plot. The magnificent sylvan setting provides a large degree of privacy and seclusion, with many of the larger trees providing an obvious boundary to the neighbouring properties. The house itself is is situated in approximately one acre of well maintained grounds. The south facing gardens, which are mostly laid to lawn, enjoy direct access to Branksome Chine and a wooded valley that leads down to Branksome Chine beach, an award winning Blue Flag sandy beach. A large Spanish-style terrace spans the width of the rear of the property, which overlooks the swimming pool below. Located next to the pool is a Mediterranean style covered dining area with outside fireplace. This has been positioned to make the most of the evening sun, making it a perfect al fresco entertainment area. Location The property lies within the very heart of Branksome Park, the South Coast’s most exclusive residential estate. The bistros and wine bars of Canford Cliffs village are located just over a mile away; Sandbanks Peninsula and Poole’s famous natural harbour are also close by and offer an array of water sports facilities and yacht clubs. The property is ideally situated giving access to Bournemouth and Poole. Branksome train station, with its direct links to Southampton and London is also located just over 1 mile away making it an ideal place to own a second home.