Guide Price £11,000,000
122 Panorama Road, Sandbanks, Poole, BH13
Inspired by the glorious chateaux of France, Harbour Gate is a sophisticated, unique, waterside retreat that reflects the magical merging of inspiration and architecture creating the ultimate in luxury family living.
Harbour Gate was built in 1991 by a renowned local builder as his own family home, the quality and detail was simply amazing for its time and was clearly a labour of love. The current owners undertook a 'top to toe' refurbishment in 2016 with a brief to bring the house up to 21st century standards, but not to lose any of the charm and sophistication that sets this home apart from the norm. Many of the original tradesmen were brought back to ensure standards were maintained. The finished house is just simply magical. If you are looking for a beautiful traditional family home with all the latest equipment and technology and in one of the best locations in the UK, you need look no further.
Aside from all rooms benefitting from Control4 audio visual system; air conditioning; special highlights include hand carved stone fireplaces; intricate coving; solid oak doors; hardwood floors imported from France; exquisite crystal chandeliers; a plethora of storage space; a secret water closet; and a cupola!
Enjoy gatherings in the generously sized kitchen flanked either side by a casual dining area and day room which is graced with French doors opening onto unspoilt views of Poole Harbour and beyond. The gourmet kitchen will inspire your inner chef with luxury appliances including a three oven electric Aga and two oversized Gaggenau ovens. The snug over-look a very private & peaceful courtyard to the front of the house
With the demand for home entertainment and exercise increasing, this home will not disappoint. The indulgent swim jet pool is simply stunning, framed with a captivating bespoke 'wave wall' and polished plaster ceiling; coupled with sauna and fully equipped gym this 5 star accommodation offers you perfect wellbeing. Continuing the indulgence upstairs, the first floor boasts a remarkable media/cinema room with soundproof walls, media storage and electric blackout blinds.
As you unwind after a busy day, enjoy a relaxing read in the serenity of the sumptuous library which has been ingeniously located on the first floor showcasing uninterrupted views of the harbour.
The divine principal suite invites comfort and exudes opulence with electric curtains, marble bathroom and enviable Dressing Room set over not one, but two floors. Further bedrooms are located on this floor and to the floor above and are all furnished with the equivalent grandeur one would come to expect.
Additional living space is available within the elegant three bedroom lodge situated to the front of the property, adjacent to the double garage which benefits from a professional dog grooming bathtub; utility area and WC. You'll also be the envy of friends with ample driveway parking for up to 10 cars.
To the rear of the property entertaining areas flow from the hub of the home with steps leading down to a lounging area and fully irrigated garden framed with low maintenance planting. Beyond is your personal jetty with parking for two jet skis by way of hydraulic lifts.
There really are just too many details and luxury refinements to mention here, book your private viewing to see it all!
Internationally acknowledged, Sandbanks boasts the largest natural harbour in Europe (the second largest natural harbour in the world) with miles of golden sand and sheltered waters. It is perfect for either learning the latest water sport or simply lazing on the beach in the sun.
The beautiful award-winning sandy beaches are only a short walk away while the open sea offers some of the best sailing and coastline right on your doorstep.
The Sandbanks Chain Ferry crosses the short stretch of water across to the Purbecks, giving access to Shell Bay, Swanage and the rest of the magnificent Jurassic coastline and stunning Purbeck countryside.
For eating out, the wonderful Rick Stein's restaurant, next to our office, is very popular and across the chain ferry is also the delightful The Pig On the Beach and Shell Bay fish restaurant. The area's favourite Chinese restaurant, the renowned Ocean Palace, is located inside Harbour Heights Hotel.
Sandbanks is also home to the Royal Motor Yacht Club and Sandbanks Yacht Club.
- One of a Kind Waterside Property
- Integrated Control4 Sound System in all Rooms
- Reversible Air Conditioning to all Rooms (inc gym)
- All Rooms Individually Heat Controlled
- Smart Lighting Throughout
- Cinema Room
- Swim Jet Pool, & Sauna
- Wine Cellar
- Full CCTV with Live Feed and Backup