Considered the finest retirement development in the area. 2 double bedroom 2nd floor apartment in this wonderful location-value for money, security, storage and community activity. No forward chain.
You approach this development from a sumptuous long hedged drive off of Canford Cliffs Road, where there is a bus stop immediately outside. The drive is next to Compton Acres, which is acknowledged as one of the finest privately owned gardens in England. And owners have a private access to Compton Acres.
As the drive splits there are electric gates to Chartcombe, a further drive which sweeps round to the entrance to the flats. The drive sweeps around a magnificent centerpiece Oak tree which is illuminated and the focal point of occasions like Remembrance Sunday. Off of the drive there is the entrance to the secure underground car park, with a dedicated space for your flat and storage units. There are lots of visitor spaces. With a high quality CCTV system, bpt security video entry system for each flat, hard wired smoke alarms, internal telephone system and Caretech emergency call system in each flat, safety and security is taken very seriously. As you stand at the front entrance you are struck with how peaceful, tranquil and enclosed you feel with the wooded surrounds.
Through the front entrance there is the welcome sight of the Manager’s office which is open every week day from 8.30am. The management of the blocks is worth noting because it is fantastically organised. Don’t forget that when buying this flat you have a share of freehold, are a shareholder in Chartcombe Properties Ltd, and have your say in the management of the property. Your company employs a full-time manager, housekeeper and cleaner and there is a maintenance schedule programmed up until 2022/3 which caters for every conceivable eventuality and financial costing. This is available for all to see on the Chartcombe Property website. Chartcombe has strong reserves and at £692 per quarter maintenance represents excellent value for money (compare to other retirement developments). The maintenance also includes water and sewerage costs for each individual flat.
Through to the magnificent 4 storey high atrium with a glass roof and real plants to all the internal atrium balconies. If you want time outside your flat this stylish area provides a focal point. It has a well fitted kitchen, Wi-Fi access and regular social gatherings: Coffee mornings Monday-Thursday, afternoon tea on a Friday, Sunday afternoon teas, speakers, concerts and there is even a knitting and a Ukulele club. Talking of the facilities, Chartcombe has its own hairdressing/chiropody salon and a well stocked library with seating area.
The flat itself is located on the 2nd floor and there is lift access. There is a front door bell and spyhole. By the front door and external to the flat there is an extra private storage cupboard It is large(900 sq. Ft.) well presented, clean with 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen with high quality appliances and a lovely living room leading to a sun room. The sun room has views over Compton Acres gardens, Parkstone Golf Club, Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island and The Purbeck Hills. Ideal for sitting in the sun and reading, and great for a breakfast/dining area. The flat has been designed so that all the windows overlook the gardens. All are South West facing.
What strikes me about the flat is the attention given to storage. 3 good sized cupboards, including an airing cupboard, in the hall, an external cupboard next to the flat, fitted wardrobes in both bedrooms, and further cupboards in the garage space. If you have visitors there are 2 serviced guest suites which are available at £35 per suite. Without question in one of the best positions in the best block.
Share of Freehold: Associated lease with 962 years remaining
Annual Council Tax for 2020/21: Band F £2523.42 payable
TV & Connectivity: Sky and most other providers available
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating: C(80)
Environmental Impact Rating: C(78)
Service Charge: £692 per quarter(£2768 per year)
Services Included: Water & sewerage for each individual flat, buildings insurance, permanent manager & housekeeper, communal cleaner, building maintenance, gardening.
Block Reserve Fund: In excess of £100,000
Age restriction: One partner must be at least 60 years of age
Guest facilities: 2 serviced guest suites (double or twin) which are available at £35 per suite per night.
Gas central heating and double glazing throughout
1 dedicated private parking space in the garage plus visitor spaces
No forward chain
Viewings: Available to view immediately
You approach this development from a sumptuous long hedged drive off of Canford Cliffs Road. As the drive splits there are electronic gates to Chartcombe, a further drive which sweeps round to the
entrance to the flats. The drive sweeps around a magnificent centerpiece Oak tree which is illuminated and the focal point of occasions like Remembrance Sunday. Off of the drive there is the entrance to the secure underground car park, either walk or take the lift back up to the ground floor level where you can walk to your block entrance.
Underground parking is available at Chartcombe with a designated space for each property. This flat comes with 2 storage cupboards. There are guest parking spaces available. There is also a bike store.
Access To Compon Acres
The drive is next to Compton Acres, which is acknowledged as one of the finest privately owned gardens in England. And owners have
a private access to Compton Acres with free entry 52 weeks a year.
Outside the front door of the flat there is an extra store cupboard dedicated to the flat. The front door has two locks, a spyhole and a letterbox (each flat receives its own post for convenience to residents). A video entry system gives optimal security enabling a resident to view any caller to the property. The main panel for the Caretech emergency system is located within a centralised location in the hallway with direct contact with the manager’s office. Carpeted, radiator, shelving unit, smoke detector alarm.
3 large storage cupboards: 1. Shelved and contains consumer unit. 2. Deep cupboard, shelved, carpeted, coat hooks. Electric air heater. 3. Airing cupboard with water cylinder and shelving.
The kitchen is provided with natural light from the double glazed window overlooking the gardens, with views of Compton Acres gardens and Parkstone Golf Club. With all utilities built in including a Neff oven and separate grill, Hotpoint electric hob, fridge/freezer, Ariston dishwasher and washer/dryer. A large number of timber high and low level units all within arms reach and cream work surfaces with plenty of plated sockets for any extra appliances. Stainless steel 1.5 sink. Housing for the Glowworm Micron boiler. Cream vinyl flooring.
A large double glazed 6 pane window overlooks the gardens with views over Compton Acres gardens, the 11th fairway of Parkstone Golf Club, Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island and the Purbeck Hills. Carpeted, wall lights.
Through to the sun room from here via glazed doors. Carpeted, thermostatically controlled radiator, wall lights, TV point. Entry to the living room is via double doors from the hall.
Double glazed window with restricted views of the gardens and Compton Acres gardens. Carpeted, thermostatically controlled radiator. Overhead storage units and mirror fronted 3 door fitted wardrobes. TV point.
The bathroom comprises of a loo, wash basin with mirror and illuminated shaver unit, a bidet, a large shower/drying cubicle, extractor fan and a heated towel ladder. Bathroom cabinet. Carpeted.
The second bedroom of the property also benefits from a large double glazed window overlooking the garden with views of Parkstone Golf Club and Compton Acres gardens. Carpeted, thermostatically controlled radiator, overhead storage unit, mirror front double door fitted wardrobes and a small vanity mirror unit
A large bathroom accessible via the hallway with loo, wash basin with mirror and illuminated shaver unit and shower cubicle. Carpeted, extractor fan.
The gardens are looked after with a variety of plants and trees, with views overlooking Parkstone Golf Course and Brownsea Island. Residents receive a pass which grants access to the resident to Compton Acres award winning gardens and coffee rooms. There is outside furniture for sitting in the gardens.
Chartcombe offers a library located on the 3rd floor which residents can enjoy at no extra cost. A hairdressing salon/chiropdist is located on the first floor. There is a communal area located on the ground floor which has regular events for residents. The manager’s office is located on the ground floor entrance and is staffed during office hours.
Leaving your beautifully secluded home behind, there are bus stops right outside Chartcombe with a regular service to Bournemouth and Poole, as well as the open top service to Studland and Swanage. It is a short walk into Canford Cliffs village where you will find a Post Office, banks, a convenience store, coffee shops, a renowned hairdressers and beauty salon at hnd, a good selection of restaurants and 2 excellent Gastro Pubs at The Cliff and The Plantation. A Tesco Express store is due to open in the village.
Canford Cliffs Village Hall offers a huge range of activities and classes including keep fit, pilates, yoga, ballet, bridge, table tennis, badminton, dancing, singing and French.
A short walk further and you are at the Harbour Heights Hotel with breathtaking views over the harbour. It is a 10-15 minute walk to the harbour edge and the famous Sandbanks beaches. Going the other way from Chartcombe, it is a similar walk into Lilliput Village for exotic eating at Koh Nai Thai Tapas and the best sausage rolls in the universe at Mark Bennett’s award winning artisan bakery. Major supermarkets, Waitrose, M&S food, Tesco and Lidl are all within a couple of miles.
Compton Acres itself has a popular coffee shop and gift store. And for special occasions, seek out Rick Stein’s harbourside restaurant or take the chain ferry to The Pig on the Beach at Studland.
Locally at Leicester Road there are tennis courts and green bowls. And of course golf at Parkstone Golf Club, ranked in the top 100 of UK courses. Poole Harbour is the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world and haven to boats of all sizes with lots of yacht clubs, marinas and slipways. Even if the water is not for you it is spectacular viewing to watch the windsurfers and kite surfers in action in this UK hub for the sports. The area has a strong cycling community with a highlight being to take the chain ferry to Studland and explore the Purbeck Hills. And Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is a key destination for walkers.
From Chartcombe you are approximately 2.5 hours from London by car. It is a couple of miles to the Wessex Way with at least dual carriageway to the New Forest, Southampton and the UK motorway network. By rail there are direct routes to London and Manchester.
Bournemouth International Airport is the fastest growing in the UK and from Poole there are ferries to France and the Channel Islands.
A stunning place to live.