Western Avenue, Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7AN | Property for sale | Savills
593 sq m
Guide price £4,250,000(฿181,563,043)

Western AvenueBranksome Park, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7AN


    Key features

    • Branksome Park living at its finest
    • An exceptionally rare property
    • Exquisite specification, finishes and furnishings throughout
    • Manicured and beautifully designed gardens
    • Approximately 6383 sq ft of ultimate luxury

    An exceptional single storey residence with a detached guest annex set on a stunning, private plot in arguably the best road in Branksome Park.

    About this property

    • Savills are delighted to offer for sale this exceptional residence which boast state of the art specification and finishes, exquisite contemporary gardens and approximately 6383 sq ft of ultimate luxury. This truly is Branksome Park living at its finest, the property previously won the Best House in Dorset award at the Daily Mail UK Residential Property Awards. Since the property won the prestigious award the current owners have further enhanced the property which has taken a vast amount of time and expense. This ‘Best in Class' property is ready to move into and furniture can even be negotiated separately. Initially designed by Terence O'Rourke and the standard of finish and array of specification set a new benchmark in house building, which to this day, has yet to be surpassed, in our opinion.

      The entrance vestibule is approached by crossing a reflective pool and an oversize front door gives access to this fabulous home. The main reception hall opens up into the open plan living arrangement, with very high ceilings and large expanses of glass that bathe's the space in natural light whilst bringing the outside in. The informal living area is open plan to the main kitchen/breakfast area with its clean lines and German fitted units by Leicht, incorporating a comprehensive array of appliances by top manufacturers such as Gaggenau. A free-standing chimney breast is a lovely focal point throughout the daytime and evenings. In keeping with today's lifestyles, the dining arrangements are both formal and informal, with a comfortable breakfast bar and separate breakfast table at one end and a beautifully designed dining room at the other. When hosting family or events with friends, there is a separate professional kitchen incorporating a Wolf stainless steel range complete with infra-red warmers, stainless units with a separate ‘prep' station and refrigeration by Gaggenau. The layout of this home is especially suited to entertaining family and friends, something which the current owners have particularly enjoyed.

      The living areas reveal a very high level of finish. Luxury carpets sit side by side with hi-tech poured resin floors and oversize walnut finish doors with concealed hinges match the impressive size and scale of the rooms throughout. Polished plaster can also be seen in various locations, where colours and textures have been carefully chosen from a subtle palette of colours. There is also a programmable Control4 home automation system in all principal rooms. One item which is invisible to the naked eye is the mechanical ventilation system, which circulates fresh air throughout the house. The living areas connect to a stunning central atrium which, in common with the rest of the property, is light and airy but is also beautiful at night. This area is home to three substantial indoor plants and glass sliding doors access the formal dining room.

      The principal bedroom suite is the very epitome of luxury with a wide expanse of fitted wardrobes, a built-in dressing table (with a remote control retractable mirror), a concealed drink station with an integrated coffee machine and a zip tap for instant hot water. The en suite boasts twin hand basins, a walk-in shower and a luxurious bath, all of which are sophisticated but understated. The guest bedrooms are also generously proportioned and in common with the principal suite open onto a decked terrace with views of planted bamboo and Acer trees. The sitting room has a double aspect with views of the rear garden and it features a bespoke chimney breast and a large format television above. It is an ideal area in which to relax but it is also the perfect venue for viewing the latest cinematic releases with 5.1 surround sound and superb acoustics.

      Other facilities include a study, a walk in clothing store, separate shower facilities, a utility room and a palatial double garage. As well as planning permission for an additional double garage. There is also a self-contained guest suite with a bedroom, en suite bathroom, kitchen and terrace. This part of the development is completely detached from the main home and apart from being ideal for an au pair or family member, it would also make a great home office. From the outset the original design and function was intent on building a special home and one which also boasted good green credentials. To this end, harvested rain water serves the irrigation system in the grounds and solar panels assist with mains power and if using the pool, heating and use of it. As one would expect the house is thermally efficient and economical to run with under floor gas fired central heating throughout. The grounds are imaginatively landscaped and an oasis of quiet and tranquillity.

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    The most important feature in a house to me personally is the garden and I honestly believe that the gardens at this property are the best I have ever seen.

    Sean GibsonProperty agent

    Local information

    • This attractive property is located within the highly desirable Branksome Park conservation area where properties stand in gardens of no less than three quarters of an acre. The location is renowned for its mature trees and is situated close to the coast between the town centres of Bournemouth and Poole.
    • The local award winning Branksome Chine beach can be reached via Branksome Chine itself. Branksome Park is bounded by a magnificent championship golf course, together with local village shops, cafes and restaurants at Canford Cliffs village. There is also good access to the main towns of Poole and Bournemouth as well as the Purbecks and the New Forest.
    • Poole Harbour is the second largest natural Harbour in the world and the area is renowned for its sporting and recreational facilities, including excellent sailing and water sports, as well as spectacular walks on the Isle of Purbeck and along its rugged coastline.
    • Good local schools are numerous and include Canford School, Bournemouth and Poole Grammar schools, Bournemouth Collegiate, Talbot Heath and Park School.
    • Arts are an important aspect of Poole's creativity and heritage and the area has a strong, developing arts scene. The Lighthouse, which is Poole's Centre for the Arts is the largest regional centre in the UK and home to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
    • The port of Poole provides links across the channel to Cherbourg, St Malo and the Channel Islands.
    • Local Beach 0.75 mile
    • Canford Cliffs shops 1 mile
    • Westbourne shops 1 mile
    • Poole Harbour 1.8 miles
    • Sandbanks 2 miles
    • Bournemouth centre 3 miles
    • Poole centre 4 miles
    • Bournemouth Airport 12 miles
    • London 110 miles (2 hours by train)
    • All times and distances are approximate
    • NB Photographs taken May 2022

    Additional information

    • BCP
    • Council Tax Band H
    • EPC Rating = B
    • Tenure = Freehold