sprawling house with three turrets, outdoor pool and ample green space

House, Branksome Park, £4.495mn

Where In a suburb called Branksome Park, about 3 miles from Poole centre and a 15-minute drive from Bournemouth airport. Beaches, a golf club and a tennis club are within walking distance or a few minutes’ drive. 

What A modern, three-turreted house with 6,700 sq ft of space including a total of six bedrooms, six bathrooms, five reception rooms and an integral garage. Its striking architecture includes vaulted and galleried ceilings. 

Why For entertaining, the house incorporates a two-storey guest wing, as well as a bar, outdoor kitchen and outdoor pool. 

Who Luxury and Prestige

contemporary house with terraces and greenery all around

House, Canford Cliffs, £4.25mn

Where Within walking distance of Sandbanks peninsula, home to Rick Stein’s signature restaurant of the same name, and a 15-minute walk into the coastal town of Canford Cliffs. The property is close to beaches, sailing, kitesurfing and windsurfing clubs, and a championship golf course.

What A three-storey house measuring more than 5,300 sq ft with six bedrooms and five bathrooms. It has a gated driveway, a veranda with garden views as well as several other terraces, a cinema and a 1,400 sq ft garage. 

Why The half-acre grounds include a garden designed by a Chelsea Flower Show medal winner, and the property backs on to a nature reserve.

Who Prime Coastal Property

large home with pristine lawns and covered open-plan kitchen/dining area

House, Evening Hill, £7.75mn

Where In Evening Hill, an area with tree-lined streets and scenic views, close to Poole Harbour with its surf schools and sailing clubs.

What A house measuring more than 7,000 sq ft including five bedrooms, a pool house and two-storey garage. The architect-designed space includes an open-plan kitchen/dining area, separate living rooms, an office and a gym. 

Why The main living areas, terrace and garden have harbour views, while the pool house is lined with bifolding doors for summer and winter use.

Who Savills

Georgian town house

Town house, Poole, £1mn

Where In Poole’s historic Old Town, known for its Georgian architecture and cobbled backstreets. Poole’s train station, which has direct services to London Waterloo, is a 15-minute walk, and Poole Quay and Marina are both a few minutes away on foot. 

What A recently refurbished, 2,300 sq ft Grade II-listed town house with five double bedroom suites set over five floors, including a self-contained annex on the top two floors. 

Why Dating back to the late 18th century, the house was named on a Sunday Times “Best Homes in Britain” list in 2015 and has since undergone further restoration with a focus on its period features. 

Who Symonds and Sampson

contemporary house with cylindrical stairwell on one side

House, Sandbanks, £12.95mn

Where In Sandbanks, a peninsula at the mouth of Poole Harbour with beaches and high-end homes. 

What An architect-designed house built in 2019 with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a gym, games room and two garages. Its most dramatic feature is a cylindrical stairwell with a glazed lift which acts as a watchtower on the roof terrace. 

Why The property has direct access to the beach, and sea views are maximised by floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces on three sides. There are also panoramic views from the roof terrace. 

Who Tailor Made 

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