Poole Harbour Boat Show – 9/10 May 2015

This weekend, the breath-taking Poole Quay Boat Haven is hosting the inaugural Poole Harbour Boat Show. Poole is an incredible hive of activity, especially during the summer months. This hive of activity as well as the rich and varied boating business locally have attracted the boat show to the area. The present boating community makes this location perfect for the weekend long event, with stunning views of Brownsea Island, and in close proximity to lively cafes, bars and restaurants.


The maritime showcase, organised by Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHP), is free to the public and is set to feature a range of activities for all to enjoy. The event commences at 10am Saturday morning.  You can spend both Saturday and Sunday leisurely browsing over 100 stands laid on by exhibitors and charities including clothing, watersports hire and marine electronics.


Tall Ships, Stavros and Pelican will be berthed on Town Quay and will be open to the public creating the main highlight of the weekend for families, children and boating enthusiasts. The RNLI will be present across the weekend and will be demonstrating rescue techniques between 11.15am and 1.15pm on both the Saturday and Sunday. Visitors will be treated to live music and competitions throughout the weekend. Saturday’s proceedings will close with a spectacular firework display at 10pm. Sunday will see Paralympic Gold Medallist, Helena Lucas MBE make a special guest appearance and will be hosting a meet and greet from 11am to 12pm.


Mr Lacey, chair of the PHP, said: “European Maritime Day in 2017 gives Poole the chance to put the town’s marine spirit in the spotlight. “We hope the boat show will become an integral part of that high profile event and we welcome everyone to come and sample what is going to become a flagship event for Poole.”

Full details of the Poole Harbour Boat Show and a complete list of events can be found here: http://www.pooleharbourboatshow.co.uk/#!whats-on/c11nz
Follow @PooleBoatShow on Twitter for updates.

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.

Viewing Property In Brudenell Road, Poole, Dorset Promises A Few Surprises.

Brudenell Road in Canford Cliffs, BH13 is very much considered one of the area’s most sought after addresses. Tucked away from the main route around the Poole harbour shoreline, yet within easy walking distance from the sea shore, this is a quiet leafy road on a gently sloping hillside overlooking the waterfront.

Views of Poole Harbour From Brudenell Avenue.

When searching for property in Brudenell Road, home buyers will find lovely detached houses, stunning contemporary homes in development and luxury apartments. What home buyers may not know, is that Brudenell Road and Brudenell Avenue sit alongside the boundary of the beautiful Luscombe Valley Nature Reserve.

Furthermore, locals also share the area with perhaps one of BH13’s most unusual neighbours: Richard Knott and The Luscombe Valley Steam Railway.

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Just a handful of times a year, the doors to the Luscombe Valley railway are flung open and visitors are welcome to see this exquisite miniature railway with fully operational steam trains.

The Luscombe Valley Steam Railway

As well as being able to take a ride on a train, visitors can enjoy light refreshments in the garden, marvel at the giant fish in the carp pond and buy steam railway souvenirs. Richard and his army of volunteers also raise money for the Youth Cancer Trust during these events, making it an enjoyable and extremely worthwhile visit.

Minature Steam Trains

If the idea of living in close proximity to the Luscombe Valley appeals, Berkeleys currently has a beautifully appointed penthouse apartment offered for sale in Brudenell Road with a good sized south facing private balcony and some sea views. Click on the image below for more details.

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Property for sale in Brudenell Road, BH13

Penthouse Apartment Overlooking Sandbanks And Poole Harbour, Dorset

This week Berkeleys features a stunning penthouse apartment for sale with panoramic sea and harbour views, chosen as it embraces the ultimate summer lifestyle. The contemporary interior and large 1,600ft terrace combine with an open plan living area, luxury rational kitchen to create a combination of indoors/outdoors living.

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The Daytona penthouse offers a wonderful fusion of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary interiors with every detail catered for to achieve easy modern living.

A beautiful coastal location in Dorset.

Daytona penthouse is ideally situated for the shores of Poole Harbour, with its extensive yachting facilities and marinas, which are within 500 metres of the property. The award-winning beach at Sandbanks is approximately half a mile away with the chain ferry to the Isle of Purbeck and Jurassic Coast just beyond. For boutique shopping, café culture and spas, Canford Cliffs Village is within two miles and Westbourne Village, with its eclectic bars, restaurants and Victorian shopping arcade, is approximately 3 miles away.


What makes Daytona unique?

Daytona is an exclusive development of just 3 duplex apartments set in a quiet location, with accommodation that extends to approximately 3,000 sq. ft and a large 1,600 sq. ft terrace with stunning views. The open plan living area, luxury rational kitchen with Gaggenau & Miele appliances, 3 bedrooms with fitted Hulsta wardrobes are stylish and modern. Porcelanosa floor tiling in the hall, kitchen, dining area, en-suites and bathroom offer cool comfort in the summer. The custom made feature staircase and the bespoke internal doors with chrome door furniture are complementary design features. The garage has an electric up and over door and the property is secure withy electrically operated security gates.

Evening Hill is famous for its wonderful summer sunsets – come and see for yourself.

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Relocate to the South Coast: Poole Harbour makes a great place to live

Moving out of London? Searching for a new area to move to? With a wide choice of properties for sale, living beside Poole Harbour offers an invigorating lifestyle for all.

Homes located on the waterside grow in popularity and value by the year. Poole Harbour is an area of approximately 36 square kilometres in Dorset and it is claimed to be the largest natural harbour in Europe. Nine islands sit within the harbour, the largest of which is Brownsea Island.

The overriding allure of the area has to be the spectacular sea of boats which live on the water and provide a perpetual calendar of entertainment. It is said that you can find a boat for all seasons in these waters. In Poole Quay, for example, residents enjoy spectacular views of the north side of the harbour. Poole is a busy fishing port with fishing vessels delivering a fresh catch daily.Poole Quay, Dorset

The quay seascape merges gritty waterside industry with sleek pleasure-boat cruising.

Poole Quay

A number of passenger pleasure boats offer the opportunity to explore the harbour and beyond to the Jurassic coast of Dorset.

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Sunseeker, the International luxury yacht manufacturers, is based in Poole Harbour. Local residents enjoy watching super-yachts in production, on the water and moored along the quay all year round. Owners experience the ultimate pleasure cruise.

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Passenger ferries on the way to the Channel Islands and France leave Poole Harbour daily during the summer season. Living here offers you easy access to France through all the seasons, without heading to Heathrow or Kings Cross first.Poole Ferries

If you are searching for property that is ideally located to enjoy the best of the harbour, look in the specific areas of Poole Quay, Poole Park, Harbourside Park, Whitecliff, Lilliput, Evening Hill and Sandbanks. These areas hug the perimeter of the harbour and offer, in Berkeleys opinion, the best waterside living options in Dorset.


Poole Properties Near Yacht Clubs For London Boat Show Enthusiasts


For yacht buyers across the world, visiting England’s London Boat Show in Spring, and the Southampton Boat Show in September is a must. Whether you are looking, researching, buying or just an enthusiast satisfying your thirst for the new, it’s a great place to visit.

For boat owners, a key question to address is where to moor your boat once purchased. Poole harbour in Dorset, and its many yacht clubs make a great choice, just two hour’s drive from London. Here we feature some perfect homes for sale, ideally located within easy reach of local yacht clubs and moorings:

The Vistas, located right on the coast, sits in a wonderful clifftop position. Watch this video to learn more:

The Vistas

This penthouse apartment, pictured below, is located close to Poole Harbour and East Dorset Yacht Club. Enjoying stunning views from a spacious balcony, this apartment is just minutes from the waters edge.

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Lilliput is another great destination in coastal Poole boasting close proximity to Parkstone Bay Marina and Parkstone Yacht Club. This contemporary house in Lilliput has views across the water.

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Luxury Waterside Houses for London City Dwellers

It’s that temperature changing time of year again, – July – London is heating up and the Evening Standard keeps inviting us to escape to cooler waterside environs.  Very enticing.

With the spotlight now well and truly shining on waterside and coastal homes, many destinations are in fact just an hour or so away from London. That’s why so many Londoners choose to invest in a second home with the waterside-factor.

Head South to Poole, Dorset and you’ll experience the temperature go down a little, a fresh breeze come up, and that exhilarating freedom feeling fill your heart and lungs.  The locals swear by it.

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The lifestyle advantages of living waterside are many but the most popular ones in Poole are probably the ‘sand between your toes’ effect – yes, and on a Friday night – sailing in summer and the breath-taking sea views which have the power to lower stress levels and promote inspired positive thinking.

Does every waterside home deliver the same experience? The answer is very much a no.

Take beautiful “Tansanee” for example. A dream home, for sale with Berkeleys, which promises the ultimate waterside lifestyle experience.

Banks Road, Sandbanks

This exceptional location on Sandbanks Peninsular, Poole can be acquired as a plot or as a turnkey solution to include the building of an architect designed uber contemporary home on purchase. Many luxury home buyers today want to invest in a home whereby they can add their own very personal stamp. This type of acquisition promises a real estate project whereby design and architectural vision can evolve into a reality with the buyer kept in the picture every step of the way. The end result: coastal sunsets and sunrises captured from your private terraces, morning walks along golden sandy beaches and a hotel-lux-home to entertain in throughout the summer season, which includes the British Beach Polo Championships 13/14th July each year.

Poole Harbour from Shore Road

For a weekend waterside experience, “Trevelga” could be the home for you. Situated in a small select development of apartments, this home is located in Poole at the gateway to the Sandbanks Peninsula. Directly opposite the property are the shores of Poole Harbour where windsurfers and kite surfers light up the sky, on a windy day, with their vibrantly coloured sails. It is the views which make this experience complete.

Of course water doesn’t have to mean sea. Take Pine Lake for example, just a short drive from Poole Harbour. Here is an exceptional detached family home for sale enjoying an enviable location backing directly onto Parkstone Golf Course including exceptional views over Parkstone lake. The house itself has an expansive rear garden which rolls down to the lake- situated alongside the golf course – a fresh water lake filled with carp, eels, and currently visited by swans and 14 baby ducklings no less.  The lake was built in Victorian times to supply fresh water locally and the carp were originally introduced to keep the water clean.

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So water is the giver of many varied lifestyle experiences, but there is a common thread throughout: when water is a remote, cool, fresh, healthy element on a sweltering hot, sticky, bustling London day, it is a very welcome experience indeed.

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