Rare opportunity to buy this original lodge which dates back to 1902. This 3 double bedroom property has been in the same ownership for the last 15 years, where they have brought up their 2 daughters. This is a unique location in the adopted drive adjacent to Compton Acres gardens where in the evening, the owls can be regularly heard.
Perfect to walk into Canford Cliffs village for local shopping, a patisserie, a popular coffee shop, 2 gastro pubs and the village hall.
Off of Canford Cliffs Road to the garage and 2-3 off road parking spaces, leading to the block paved, walled courtyard which is magnificent when lit at dusk.
A grand entrance with feature palm trees, traditional pillars, wrought iron gates, original quarry flooring and original hardwood entrance door.
The home is tardis like inside with 3 double bedrooms, a through living room/dining area, 2 bathrooms, a large hall that doubles as a work from home space, kitchen and utility room plus a significant amount of storage space throughout.
Features to look out for include retention of many original features, new kitchen in 2019, log burner and acoustic laminate double glazing in many of the windows.
Quirky property, quirky location but above all, a lovely family home.
Annual Council Tax: Band E £2,219.42 payable
Connectivity: Satellite dish in place
TV: Fibre optic
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating: New EPC has been applied for
Environmental Impact Rating: New EPC has been applied for
Off road drive parking for 2-3 vehicles plus garage
Property size: 1,365 sq. Ft
Investor Information: £2,000 pcm
Viewings: With 24 hours notice or sooner by arrangement.
Parking And Garage
Brick built garage with 2 outside lights. Internal power and light. Pitched roof with extra storage in eaves. Off road parking on block paved drive for 2-3 cars.
Block paved courtyard, enclosed by brick walling to the front boundaries with feature lights. Tiered garden with rhododendron hedge. Steps up to greenhouse. To the other side of the property, shingled area and large block paved path to the bin store area and back door of the property. Fence panels to the boundary. There are 3 outside water taps.
Front Entrance To The Property
Wrought iron gates with traditional pillars and 2 feature palm trees. Covered external porch with original quarry flooring to original front door with original dimpled glass feature. 2 external lights.
Wide hall that leads to a perfect space for working from home. Radiator, carpeted. Under stairs storage cupboard.
Natural light floods the room from the double glazed South facing mullion window. Roman blinds, curtain pole. Multi pane Georgian style doors to the courtyard. Curtain pole and pencil pleated curtains. Carpeted, radiator, TV point.
Open plan to the living room but owners have retained the multi pane Georgian style doors that used to divide. West aspect windows in hardwood frames with acoustic laminate double glazing. Curtain pole, roman blinds. Carpeted. Log burner.
Newly fitted in 2019. Grey timber effect high and low level storage units-lots of them include corner multi space units. Glass work surfaces with waterfall edges. Glass splashbacks. Tiled floor. Appliances include 5 ring gas hob, AEG combi oven, electric fan oven, dishwasher. Plugs with usb ports. Inset lights. Double glazed window and part glazed back door. Glow Worm Betacom boiler(4 years old)
Outside the back door to the utility room. Timber floor. Double glazed doors and window. Power, light, plumbing, and more storage.
Ground Floor Bathroom
Luxury quadrant shower, loo, sink, heated towel ladder. Tiled floor, fully tiled walls, inset lights. Acid etched star print obscure window.
Bedroom 3 (Downstairs)
Dual aspect double glazed windows, one with a roller blind and curtains on a pole, the other with pencil pleated curtains on a pole. Full wall of mirror fronted, double depth wardrobes. Carpeted, radiator, TV point.
Stairs And Landing
Carpeted twist and turn staircase with traditional balustrading. Velux window.
First Floor Bathroom
Tiled floor, radiator, inset lights. Loo, sink, shaped jacuzzi bath with glass splashbacks. Velux window.
Carpeted, radiator, Velux window with integral blind, double pane double glazed window with roman blind. Part mirrored double depth wardrobes leading to the loft access which is insulated and part boarded. TV point.
Carpeted, radiator, Velux window with integral blind.
From East Lodge it is only a 10 minute walk down to the Chine, where you can take a stroll along the West Undercliff Prominade and enjoy the miles and miles of sandy beaches. Or you could take a short walk into Canford Cliffs village where you will find a Post Office, 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 Canford. A Tesco Express store is due to open in the village. 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 plus small Tesco and Co-Op stores. Major supermarkets, Waitrose, M&S food, Tesco and Lidl are all within a couple of miles.
The famous Compton Acres gardens are on your doorstep. Compton Acres itself has a popular coffee shop/eaterie 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.
East Lodge sits close to the perimeter Parkstone Golf Club, ranked in the top 100 of UK courses. To exercise the brain and the body, at Canford Cliffs Village Hall there are bridge meetings, Pilates and keepfit classes, badminton and table tennis. Everlast Fitness Club has a fully equipped gym, a swimming pool and 2 studios for classes. Locally at Leicester Road there are tennis courts and green bowls.
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. There are various yacht clubs, the largest being the Royal Motor Yacht Club at Sandbanks and Parkstone Yacht Club in Lilliput. 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. Of course to do nothing you are within walking distance of the famous Sandbanks beaches.
If your children are of school age, the local schools are excellent. At primary level, Lilliput 1st school is Ofsted rated outstanding. Baden Powell and St Peters rated good and at secondary level St Edwards and Parkstone and Poole Grammar are similarly rated. There are also local bus pick up points for the private schools of Dumpton, Castle Court, Bryanston, Canford and Clayesmore.
From East Lodge 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 unique and stunning place to live.