THE SITUATION

Highcliffe on Sea (or simply Highcliffe) sits on a high bluff above a beautiful stretch of sand and shingle beach. This small leafy coastal town, straddling the Dorset/Hampshire border, is best known for Highcliffe Castle, an ornate early Victorian mansion, once home to Mr Selfridge and now an events venue. Its grounds enjoy outstanding views across Christchurch Bay towards the Isle of Wight while footpaths head off to a wooded nature reserve or zig-zag down to the beach.

Highcliffe is ideal for those searching for a relaxed yet smart seaside lifestyle. A high street of useful independent shops includes a bakery, family butcher and gourmet grocery. Highcliffe also nurtures a foodie reputation with an annual food festival and tasty selection of cafes, gastropubs and restaurants.

Leisure facilities include Highcliffe Castle Golf Club while the New Forest lies just to the north.

Mainline railway stations are found nearby at Hinton Admiral and New Milton with services to London Waterloo in two hours.

THE PROPERTY

The interior comprises of a light and spacious entrance hall with doors to a modern cloakroom, coat cupboard and doors to the kitchen and sitting room.

The high quality modem kitchen has been refitted by the current owners to a very high standard. There is a comprehensive range of shaker style storage cupboards and drawers. Integrated appliances include a built-in electric oven, induction hob, extractor over, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There are extensive work surfaces with a white enamel sink unit and tiled splash backs.

The spacious double aspect sitting/dining room has sliding patio doors leading out to the rear garden and a feature electric LED flame effect fire.

There are three double bedrooms, two with built-in wardrobes and a stunning fully tiled bathroom that was refitted in 2018 to a very high standard with bath, large shower cubicle and a combination wash basin and WC vanity unit.

GROUNDS & GARDENS

The property is accessible via a paved driveway, which leads to the front entrance and creates a spacious parking area for vehicles. It also provides access to the single vehicle garage.

The rear gardens are a standout feature, providing a charming and private retreat with closed-board fencing, mature shrubbery, and an area of lawn.

A spacious raised decking area enjoys a sunny southerly aspect, perfect for outdoor relaxation and entertaining.

SERVICES

Energy Performance Rating: C Current: 69 Potential: 84

All mains services connected

Council Tax Band: E

Living in Highcliffe on Sea

Highcliffe on Sea (usually simply called Highcliffe) is a small, leafy coastal town on the Hampshire/Dorset border. West of Barton on Sea and east of Mudeford, Highcliffe is perfectly positioned for those in search of a relaxed yet smart beach lifestyle.

Features include secluded Highcliffe Beach which has panoramic views over Christchurch Bay to the Isle of Wight and Hengistbury Head. It’s a favourite with locals for walking, paddleboarding and surfing and can be reached via a pathway zig-zagging down through the gardens of Highcliffe Castle, once home to Mr Selfridge and now the venue for varied concerts, exhibitions and fairs.

Further outstanding amenities include Highcliffe Castle Golf Club and Steamer Point Nature Reserve. In addition Highcliffe has foodie appeal thanks to the annual Highcliffe Food & Arts Festival, and a good selection of independents and eateries, such as family-owned butcher’s, beachfront cafes, Raymond Blanc’s brasserie-style gastropub The Oaks and, just up the road on the edge of the New Forest, luxurious Chewton Glen Country House Hotel.

Families are also drawn by the schooling. Local primaries and secondaries are judged to be at least ‘good’ according to Ofsted – including Highcliffe St Mark’s Primary and Highcliffe Secondary School and Sixth Form. Meanwhile local independents include Durlston Court and Ballard, both rated ‘excellent’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

The New Forest lies three miles to the north, the nearest sizable town is Christchurch (also three miles), and there is good accessibility via the road network to Lymington (nine miles), Bournemouth (10 miles), and Southampton (21 miles). A mainline railway station at nearby Hinton Admiral provides services to London Waterloo in approximately two hours.

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£635,000

Christchurch

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 1
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 1

An exceptionally well presented three double bedroom detached bungalow quietly situated in a pleasant cul-de-sac within easy walking distance of Highcliffe Castle and the beach. This delightful property, with its charming features and excellent potential, and is a perfect choice for those seeking a serene and spacious home in a desirable location. Set within lovely private south-facing gardens.


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