This Character House In Canford Cliffs Offers A World Of Opportunity For Developers.

Tucked away on Lawrence Drive, Canford Cliffs is a wonderful character house for sale. Situated in the established grounds in one of Canford Cliffs’ most prestigious cul-de-sacs, this five bedroom house has much to offer, not least to property developers.

House in Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset

The family home occupies a delightful south facing plot and offers the opportunity for a purchaser to extend or refurbish or redevelop completely into two houses. It is currently configured to offer 5 bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen, playroom, utility room and garden.

However, the property also offers the benefit of planning permission for two semi-detached dwellings on the plot. (Planning ref: APP/12/00867/F) Currently one of Canford Cliffs’ most popular development configurations, a buyer could choose to undertake this approved construction, and on completion, live in one house having sold the second one, recouping probably most of the initial costs of purchase. Berkeleys would be happy to give guidance on the scope of such a project.  With many capable architects and builders across the area, the necessary project team is both accessible and achievable working with entirely with local companies.

House with planning permission for development.

Lawrence Drive is a exclusive cul-de-sac situated just off Canford Cliffs Road, located within half a mile of Canford Cliffs Village with its array of local shops and restaurants. Poole Harbour is a little over half a mile away along with the award winning beaches at Sandbanks. From here the chain ferry leads to the Isle of Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast. For further shopping needs, Bournemouth and Poole town centres are approximately 4 miles away in either direction and Westbourne Village, with its numerous restaurants, bars and shops is within 2 miles.

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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.