BBC2’s The Great Interior Design Challenge Comes To Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset

In the new second series of BBC2’s ‘The Great Interior Design Challenge,’ Tom Dyckhoff chose Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset and the Chine’s original 1920s beach huts for three would-be designer’s next interior challenge.

During the programme, the architectural historian shared some of Poole’s’ treasured turn of the century local architecture and character. And, it is exactly this wonderful architectural legacy that draws so many home buyers to the area today from across England and beyond.  See the full episode on BBC iplayer here:

Canford Cliffs Show 29.10.14By way of example, Berkeleys, Canford Cliffs office currently has listed for sale a magnificent original early 1900s character house. Built in 1911, this beautifully restored home has been fully refurbished throughout and retains many original features. ‘Heatherside’ occupies an enviable position in one of Poole’s most desirable, quiet cul-de-sacs near to Canford Cliffs Village.

Character House in Poole Dorset

The house retains many wonderful original features including the Arts and Crafts influenced shape, magnificent double height stained glass windows in the hall, the porch, the gable roof and the tall red brick chimney stack.

Featuring 5/6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3 reception rooms, the house is beautifully decorated throughout embracing colours that harmonise with the natural verdant landscape outside. The light fresh tones of the lounge complement the tasteful central fireplace and wood-burner. The open plan orangery/dining area looks out onto wide gardens with mature pine trees so typical of the area. The bespoke, solid oak, hand-painted kitchen has a welcoming country feel with an oak topped central island and state of the art appliances. Befitting typical modern lifestyles today, the top floor of this charming house also features a games room, perfect for older children planning to live at home a little longer than expected.



The gardens feature a sandstone graduated terrace and an outdoor Vita 8 person hot tub. Beyond, at the top of Clifton Road there is a stunning viewpoint overlooking the harbour and from here there is a footpath providing a lovely wooded walk down to the renowned Parkstone Golf Course. The shores of Poole Harbour and the award winning beach at Sandbanks are within two miles as is the chain ferry at Sandbanks leading to the Isle of Purbeck and Jurassic Coast.

‘Heatherside’ is offered for sale at a guide price of £1,295,000. To arrange a viewing with one of our sales team, please call Berkeleys on 01202 708383.

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