Rook Hill Road, Friars Cliff, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23

3 bedroom property for sale

Guide price £1,950,000

A unique opportunity to BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME on one of Friars Cliff's most sought-after roads. Situated just yards from the beach, this chalet home has full planning permission for an elite 6,500SqFt Classic Style home or the precedence set for a Modern Contemporary home.

The Area
Rook Hill Road is a private and exclusive road situated just a stone’s throw from Avon Beach. It truly is a most enviable location to build your forever home. Avon Beach is a golden sandy oasis where you will find the award-winning Noisy Lobster restaurant, amongst other cafes and beach huts. Following the promenade to the West is Mudeford quay renowned for its sailing, water activities and local fishing boats. It's a popular place for families with the shop at the end of the Quay selling crabbing nets, buckets, and bait. There is also a RNLI inshore lifeboat station, a Mudeford fun day once a year, and a highly regarded pub, The Haven Inn. Furthermore, the Mudeford ferry provides access across to the Mudeford Sandbank, generally every 15 minutes in the Summer months, featuring the Beach House Cafe and adjoining Hengistbury Head. Heading East from Avon Beach is Steamer Point Nature Reserve and the grounds of Highcliffe Castle. Christchurch Town Centre is approximately three miles distant with its historic 11th Century Priory, various shops, bars, and restaurants. Christchurch or Hinton Admiral railway stations provide a mainline commute to London and Bournemouth Airport for European travel.

The Potential
The full granted planning permission (8/20/0468/FUL) presents an extremely well-designed and intelligently planned Classic Style home influenced by French and English architecture. The accommodation is extensive with every room an impressive size with 2.7m high ceilings.

There is a large covered main external entrance that opens-up into an impressive double-height entrance hallway with a feature staircase flooded with natural light from the atrium above.

The kitchen, dining and informal living area will really be the hub of the home measuring over 1,000 sq. ft leading into a traditional orangery with bi-fold doors opening-up into the vast patio area creating a fabulous indoor/outdoor living and entertaining area.

In addition, on the ground floor, there is a beautifully well-proportioned living room and a study/office overlooking the front garden.
The house benefits from an integrated double garage accessed from the entrance hall and the large utility room area to include a boot room and cloakroom.

Situated on the first floor is the 700 sq.ft. Master Suite with a generous his & her dressing room and ensuite with double doors leading onto a private balcony. Adjacent to this is a large guest suite with a dressing room and ensuite. There are a further 3 large double bedrooms with ensuites and built in wardrobes, with bedroom three having its own dressing room. A sunny terrace sits over the front of the property, accessible from the mezzanine landing.

There is an in-and-out drive with plenty of space for multiple vehicles and a large landscaped sunny garden to the rear, with an opportunity to create a beautiful outside entertaining space and al fresco dining area.

Even with this current planning permission granted, there is nevertheless style and size flexibility, and a more contemporary style property would still be in keeping with this road and position.


The current home
The existing chalet house was completely renovated 3 years ago with new plumbing, electrics, heating system, kitchen, bathroom, flooring and decorations.

The property comprises an open plan kitchen, dining and living area to the rear opening-up into the private large garden with a covered pergola. There is a double bedroom and shower room on the ground floor and a large double bedroom and ensuite on the 1st floor.

Within the garden sits a brand-new stunning garden room with underfloor heating and air conditioning currently used as a gym space.
To the side of the property is a detached garage with up and over door and side access.

Council Tax Band: F
EPC Rating: D

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