The property is accessed via a tarmac driveway, providing ample off-road parking, and leads to the integral double garage accessible through electric doors.

At the rear, the meticulously maintained gardens feature a large expanse of lawn bordered by mature trees and shrubbery, ensuring privacy. A spacious patio runs the length of the rear of the property, offering an ideal setting for effortless transition from indoor comfort to outdoor relaxation.

This Friars Cliff area comprises leafy avenues and closes of modern family homes. It is a favourite with families or seeking a relaxed lifestyle thanks to the easy access to local sandy beaches and nearby amenities. These sweeping bays of gently sloping sand offer safe swimming, stunning views over Christchurch Bay, and are edged with pastel coloured beach huts and trees.

The nearby coastal town of Christchurch is a thriving high street of quality independents, plus an excellent selection of bistros, cafes, pubs and restaurants, among them Captain’s Club Hotel and The King’s Arms. Christchurch is also home to the immensely popular Christchurch Food Festival.

Friars Cliff also offers close proximity to the village of Highcliffe, which 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.

An inviting entrance hallway welcomes you, providing access to all ground floor accommodations, including a cloakroom, internal door to the double garage, and convenient understairs storage

From the hallway, double casement doors swing open to reveal the bright and airy living room. Here, a feature coal-effect gas fireplace, set within an attractive stone surround, serves as a captivating focal point. Sliding doors effortlessly connect the space to the rear patio and gardens, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living.

Twin doors from the living room gently lead into the separate dining area, offering ample space for furniture.

At the end of the hallway, you’ll find a fantastic kitchen breakfast room that has been tastefully modernised in recent years. It features a well-appointed array of handle-less white gloss wall, floor, and drawer units. The kitchen includes an integral single oven, combination microwave with a warmer drawer underneath, and a four ring induction zone and gas hob with a stainless steel extractor fan overhead. A separate access door leads to the rear garden.

Additional ground floor rooms comprise a well-proportioned office with a pleasant view overlooking the front aspect. This versatile space has the potential to be utilised as an additional bedroom, offering flexibility to accommodate various lifestyle needs.

Ascending from the hallway, the stairs lead to the first-floor landing, featuring a part-galleried design. This landing provides access to the first-floor accommodation; also presenting the opportunity to extend over the garage or into the loft space subject to necessary planning conditions.

The first-floor accommodation features four generously sized double bedrooms, all of which offer built-in storage. These bedrooms are served by the four-piece family bathroom, which includes a panelled bath with a shower attachment and a separate corner shower, enhanced by modern wall tiles.

The primary bedroom suite stands out as a notable feature of the property, offering generous proportions and sliding mirrored wardrobes. Additionally, it includes an additional walk-in wardrobe that leads to a four-piece en-suite. The en-suite comprises a shower cubicle, bath with mixer taps, WC, and handwash basin with fitted storage underneath.

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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£1,375,000

Friars Cliff

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 2
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 2

A magnificent four/five-bedroom detached house situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the coveted area of Friars Cliff, just a stone's throw from the sandy shores of Avon Beach. This tranquil property offers a serene ambiance while conveniently positioned just a short stroll away from the beach. 


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