Sandbanks Family House To Rent – Long Lifestyle Let

Berkeleys Lettings is seeing growing demand for long term lifestyle luxury rentals in Poole, Dorset. Already a notable trend in the London luxury lettings market, as more people opt to rent rather than buy, savvy tenants now search for properties to rent which offer further added value by merging attractive lifestyle factors within easy reach of a top sports and social calendar.

Sandbanks Beaches


In addition to the key criteria of what makes a great coastal rental property, we now see ‘proximity to the local social calendar’ as an emerging request. In popular areas along the Poole coastline like Sandbanks and Poole Harbour, criteria such as beachfront proximity, sea views, access to water-sports, private parking and outside space are typical requests from our lifestyle tenants.

However, lifestyle tenants now recognise the added benefit of choosing a home which is located close to where top sports and social events take place. Appealing to all the family, and specifically teenagers, prospective tenants also know that planning ahead for the year is critical to taking full advantage of the calendar.

Berkeleys has a luxury family house currently available to rent in Sandbanks, Poole which is a great example. Located close to Sandbanks Bramble Bush Ferry and the entrance to Poole Harbour it is a great home for lovers of beaches, sailing and watersports.

Poole Harbour Entrance

The house is also a short beachfront walk to the 2015 British Beach Polo Championships too. What’s more, the Sandbanks sports calendar lists many top sporting and after-party events on offer:

  • May 28th – 30th 2016 – Poole Sailing Regatta, Poole Harbour/Poole Bay and Regatta Social Programme
  • July 10th – 11th 2015 – Sandbanks Beach Polo Championships, Poole.
  • July 22rd – August 7th 2015- Brownsea Island/National Trust summer open air theatre: The Tempest
  • August 8th  – 15th 2015 – Cowes Sailing Week (sail from Poole to access daily events)
  • Competitive sailing events taking place across Poole Bay throughout August – see individual local sailing club schedules.

Tickets sell out fast to these highly sought after events, and so the secret to ensuring access to the best events is to plan early. Opting for a long term rental solution, whether for holiday use only or full time use, enables you to tap into events throughout the year. The benefit of being able to walk rather than drive lends yet further appeal.

10 Reasons To Visit Our Show Home Open Day This Saturday.

With the winter weather and cold winds of February, it’s difficult to get motivated to view a dream home this week. However, if you are planning a home move in time for the summer, then you need to act now in time for the summer holidays.

We have a fabulous house OPEN DAY on Saturday 7th February 11am-1pm.

Sandbanks Road, Poole, Dorset


Here are 10 reasons why this dream home could be the one for you:

– All the family can fit in, with four bedrooms and two reception rooms.

– The large garden is perfect for kids, pets and outdoor dining.

– No work is needed on this contemporary new home, just move straight in.

– Wake up to sea views over Poole harbour, it’s a great way to start the day.

– Live in the catchment area of two great local state schools.

– Live beside the amazing harbour rim cycle paths of Whitecliff Park, it’s easy to keep fit every day.

– Walk to the Coast Surf Café for morning coffee and a cool surf vibe.

–  Keep the kids occupied in the school holidays, Team Theme runs a great kids football camp in the park next door 9am – 3pm daily. There’s a great playground too.

– Walk to Parkstone Yacht Marina nearby: be inspired to get a boat, moor a boat, or use a boat.

– Sip a glass of cool white wine on the Deep South Café veranda in nearby Turks Lane whilst contemplating whether this is the lifestyle for you – whilst avoiding the crocodiles of course…

Come and see this dream home on Saturday to see whether this house could be for you. You will be met with a warm and sunny welcome we promise. Tel. Berkeleys on 01202 708383 to find out more.

Sea Views Or City Skyline: A London Penthouse Or A Dorset Penthouse?

There have been some truly breath-taking penthouses for sale on the market over the last year, with clients motivated to pay a premium for what they see outside more so than inside. In today’s Berkeleys blog, we consider the comparisons between a penthouse on the Dorset coast to London’s penthouses in the sky.

Berkeleys recently listed a penthouse by the sea in Poole, Dorset, with impressive credentials: Daytona is an exclusive contemporary development of just 3 duplex apartments set in a discreet location in coastal Poole, Dorset, just 2 hours from London. With 3,000 sq. ft of open space and a large 1,600 sq. ft terrace, the expansive glass windows and stunning views over Poole Harbour rate exceptionally across Sandbanks and Canford Cliffs property. With a guide price of £1,875,000, this penthouse is unique in offering a combination of location, view, privacy and interior specification.

Penthouse Apartment

With an indoor/outdoor square footage of 4,600 sq. ft,  Daytona is valued at £625 per sq. ft. Priced at less than 10% of London’s top penthouses coming to the market it makes for an amazing comparison considering its tip-top credentials but no city view! For a city view, think more in terms of the £20 million price mark…

London property developer British Land recently sold the most expensive Mayfair home ever – a 5,000 sq ft penthouse on Clarges Street in Mayfair, which sold above the previous record of £5,000 per sq ft. Clarges Mayfair has an “unrivalled” location close to Bond Street, with the upper floors offering “panoramic views” of Green Park and Buckingham Palace. The gated mews development includes a private “wellness spa” with a 25m swimming pool, gymnasium and sauna, plus private cinema room.

A Knightsbridge penthouse in the prestigious One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge building has become the most expensive property ever sold in Britain, and is believed to have been bought by an Eastern European buyer. ‘Penthouse D’ was sold as ‘core and shell’ and an estimated £20 million will be spent on furnishing the space, after which valuers predict the property to be worth £175 million.

Another penthouse apartment in The Chilterns in Marylebone W1 was priced at £25 million last year. The development offers a private cinema, an on-call personal trainer and chef, a private tasting room, a gym, a sauna, and David Bailey artworks on the walls.  This flat is 5,047 square feet – including four individual bedroom suites – and a walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom. There’s also an additional studio flat – presumably for staff.

The Heron’s £18 million South Penthouse in the city is set 367ft high above London’s streets.  This 6,000 sq ft duplex apartment has an outlook which includes the Shard and St Paul’s and stretches beyond Battersea.

Today, penthouses really do stand out alone, consistent themes clearly emerging: as well as offering enormous space and high specification, purchasers are buying in to the iconic views. Privacy and separate entrances add to the allure. Sea views and city skyline views appear to offer an equally breath-taking experience but at very different values today.

The Property Market in Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks, Poole BH13 and a 2015 Outlook.

Are you thinking of selling, buying, renting or letting in 2015? Would you like to understand what you can expect from property in Poole, Dorset this year? Read our latest Berkeleys Market Insight Report to understand what really happened in the local property market in 2014 and what to expect.

Top Findings in summary:

  • Our latest report into property in Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks show that overall premium coastal Poole property (BH13, Bh14, BH8 BH9) saw increased sales activity in the first three quarters of 2014, in all price sectors above £250k
  • The buoyant top end of the market ( £2m+ homes) tailed off in early 2014 due to fears of a mansion tax and interest rate increases.
  • Where the market performed well last year, it was price specific, shifting to the mid and lower price bands.
  • £1m-£2m home sales were up 25% v. 2013 but £500k-£1m home sales were up 46% v. 2013 show robust activity in this price sector in 2014.
  • £2m + home sale transaction times were quicker than in 2013. Yet it still takes time – indeed years – to sell in this sector and there is considerable choice for prospective buyers. Our reports details exactly how long you can expect to wait to sell a home valued above £2m.
  • Changes in Stamp Duty make it more attractive for buyers to spend in specific price segments. We detail these segments specifically in our report.

The outlook for 2015.

The premium property market in 2015 will be a market of two distinct phases: pre-election and post election. Interest rates and fears over possible mansion tax will make the pre-May period more challenging. Having said that, the New Year has started on a positive note, with some unique local homes coming to the market, and some active buyers keen to secure their dream home now.

Read our full report here and contact us if you would like to discuss your specific interests in person.

Bing and Corfe Castle, Dorset

How wonderful to see Corfe Castle featured on the home page today. (Bing Canada daily wallpaper) Well done Matt Gibson (photographer). As this beautiful image beams its way around the world on Bing, time to celebrate. After all, this is one of the benefits of living in coastal Poole, Dorset no less. A short hop across the Poole Harbour ferry to this wonderful Norman castle and surrounding Isle of Purbeck village. Time for a visit maybe?

Bing & Corfe Castle, Dorset

Bing & Corfe Castle, Dorset

Below we share a few more photos of this dramatic stone castle, standing high above the Dorset hills, dramatically exposed to the frequent battering of strong, salty coastal winds.

Corfe Castle, The Purbecks, Dorset


Corfe Castle, The Purbecks, Dorset

Corfe Castle, Dorset


Corfe Castle

Corfe Village, The Purbecks, Dorset

Corfe Castle and Village, Dorset

Corfe Castle, Dorset, England

For more details on Corfe Castle visit the National Trust website.

How to choose Estate Agents in Canford Cliffs, BH13

If you are searching for estate agents in Canford Cliffs, BH13 in Poole, Dorset to sell a house, flat, bungalow or waterside apartment, how do you select the best partner to sell your property?

There are many estate agents in Canford Cliffs. If you are thinking of selling your home in the New Year, some good solid up front research and planning will make for a successful sale in the future. The team at Berkeleys Estate Agents has created this helpful checklist of the 10 ultimate questions all home-owners should consider before making a final selection of property agent to sell your home.

Estate Agents In BH13

Is your estate agent reputable, trusted and financially stable?
It is an important question to ask, particularly in these times of economic uncertainty. Good agency provenance coupled with solid customer references can underpin the most reliable choice of partner. Local solicitors, banks and conveyance firms all make good sources of referrals too.

How long has your estate agent been established in the local area?
A long established estate agent will bring all the benefits of depth of local knowledge, great references and a deep database of potential buyers. Berkeleys was established in 1991. We have over 23 years of local service and knowledge.

Is the estate agent a brand I have heard of?
There is no doubt that selling your home falls into the category of a high value transaction. Choosing to work with a brand that is well-known reduces risks. Ask yourself which local estate agents in Canford Cliffs are recognisable, high profile and pro-active near to you.

Are they registered with any professional property associations?
An estate agent in Canford Cliffs with professional accreditations such as RICS, NAEA, OFT or The Property Ombudsman will be adhering to an industry recognised code of conduct. Look for these accreditations within your agency short-list.

If you are selling, how far do they reach to attract buyers?
Fact. A local estate agent with national and international reach will deliver more interested buyers for your property. Find out whether they are part of a wider group, or belong to a national network like the Guild of Professional Estate Agents, which delivers 750 office links nationwide. Our London office is in Park Lane and we are part of the family with offices in Notting Hill, London too.

Is the estate agent successfully selling in your area?
Success breeds success. If a property agent can show you examples of sold properties in your area, they are also showing you they deliver reliable home valuations and a source of more like-minded potential buyers for your home.

Are they knowledgeable, with solid local research and data?
It’s reassuring to see examples of sold house prices from local property agents, but have you seen more? Information on average house prices, seasonal trends, area values and price fluctuations are helpful insights. This knowledge is invaluable to clients selling and buying because it delivers the confident basis from which offers then follow. Here at Berkeleys we publish property data on our website including all local sold house price data. Search here for BH13 sold house price data now.

Will your property be in good company?
Property agents tend to specialise in different price segments of the market.  Place the sale of your property with an agency working in the same price bracket to your home value. In this way, they will deliver more relevant buyers and an outstanding depth of knowledge in the specific market sector.

How will they market your property?
Look in-depth at examples of the marketing undertaken to sell a property. Your checklist should include traditional marketing examples like beautiful property particulars and photography, local property magazine advertising, property portal listings and direct mail. Today, however, exceptional property marketing needs to live and breathe on the internet. By that we mean:- website content, online property portals, press coverage and editorial, digital marketing and social media. Look for examples of what the industry calls “integrated marketing and communications.” It’s what gets exceptional results in this digital day and age.

Ask yourself, ‘can we work together’?
Finally, after weighing up your fact-based arguments – the I.Q. of the process – don’t forget to add a little E.Q. Building a rapport with your property agent will make the whole experience of selling a good one. Select a partner who you feel you will enjoy working with. After all, there will be plenty of communication to follow, so you want to enjoy the journey.

Have you have answered yes to all these questions regarding estate agents in Canford Cliffs? Then you can reassure yourself you are making the right choice with peace of mind. Go ahead. You are ready for 2015.

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.

For average sold house price data across the local BH13 area, visit: YOUEye for more information.