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.

Highcliffe on Sea (or simply Highcliffe) sits on a high bluff above a beautiful stretch of sand and shingle beach. 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.

Upon arrival, the spacious hallway grants entry to the primary areas featuring newly laid stone tile flooring and gives access to all accommodation including the four-piece family bathroom.

On the right, a meticulously crafted kitchen/breakfast room awaits, featuring laminate worktops, a double basin ceramic sink, and ample storage options. Integrated appliances include a Bosch induction hob, eyeline oven/grill combo, microwave, fridges, freezer, and Neff dishwasher

The kitchen is equipped with a serving hatch that connects seamlessly to the dining room. Here, double French doors open onto the patio and garden, while the tiled floor extends throughout.

The living room is to the left in the property and has a dual aspect. The main focal point is of course the far-reaching picturesque views of the sea . It is an impressively sized room with wall lighting and feature spotlights above the gas fireplace and has recently been redecorated.

Towards the back of the property, the spacious primary bedroom suite occupies the recently extended area. It features floor-to-ceiling sliding triple doors that open up to provide direct access to the beautiful garden. Additionally, the room is equipped with fully fitted floor-to-ceiling wardrobes.

Additional ground floor rooms comprise a practical utility and boot room, where the brand-new boiler system is housed. This area offers ample storage and convenient access to the side of the property through sliding doors and a separate office overlooking the front aspect.

The hallway’s central winder staircase leads to the first floor, revealing three versatile rooms

To the right, a bedroom features dual aspect views, complemented by wooden fitted wardrobes, and grants access to the balcony through sliding doors.

The central room seamlessly connects to the balcony, spanning the width of the property, with decked flooring and a glass balustrade ensuring uninterrupted vistas.

The third room presents dual aspect views and comes equipped with fitted storage units, offering both functionality and style

Completing the floor is a spacious bathroom featuring a double length walk-in shower, storage unit with basin, WC, bidet, and garden views. Additionally, floor-to-ceiling storage cupboards

The property includes a self-contained annex comprising a double bedroom and a three-piece family bathroom suite. Additionally, it features a spacious reception room with French doors opening onto the rear patio and gardens, enjoying a westerly aspect. The annex also has a separate front door access.

The property is accessed through electric sliding gates leading to a block paved driveway, offering ample off-road parking. The rear gardens, enjoying a west-facing aspect, are a standout feature, meticulously landscaped for privacy.

They include a spacious patio area, ideal for alfresco dining and enjoying the afternoon sunsets.The property features a sweeping in-and-out driveway, accessed via electric sliding gates, leading to a block-paved driveway providing ample off-road parking and access to the garage for storage.

Its expansive rear gardens, facing west, are a standout feature, meticulously landscaped and primarily laid to lawn, adorned with mature trees and hedging along the border, ensuring a high degree of privacy.

A unique garden pod located at the rear captures sunlight throughout the day, offering an additional outdoor room with panoramic views of the surrounding gardens.

Adjacent to the rear of the property lies an extensive patio area, accessible from multiple rooms, perfect for alfresco dining and soaking up the afternoon sun.

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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Highcliffe, Christchurch

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 3
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 5

Located within the most desired road of the area, this property offers nearly 2,800 sq ft of internal living space, providing uninterrupted panoramic views across Christchurch Bay from the Isle of Wight to Mudeford Spit and the Purbecks. Complete with a fully self-contained annex and meticulously manicured gardens, it has undergone extensive improvements, presenting a rare opportunity to secure one of the most coveted plots in the Wharncliffe Road. With the potential for further extension and enhancement, this property offers the chance to create your dream home in this sought-after location.

Property Details

  • Council Tax: Band G
  • Tenure: Freehold

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