The Harbour development is situated at the bottom of Evening Hill in a quiet no-through road and with direct water’s edge access to travel by boat from your slipway into Poole Harbour.
1. Salterns Marina
2. Parkstone Yacht Club
3. Parkstone Golf Club
4. Compton Acres
5. Jazz Cafe
6. Sandbanks Beach
7. Rick Stein, Sandbanks
8. The Royal Motor Yacht Club
9. Shell Bay Seafood Restaurant
10. Studland Beach
11. The Pig on the beach
12. Isle of Purbeck Golf Club
13. The Priory Hotel
Poole Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world (after Sydney) with many marinas capable of mooring the largest of yachts. Poole is the home of Sunseeker Marine. The natural harbour ensures safety and security for the yachts and the wonderful microclimate created by the Purbeck Hills makes for regular use of the water. Watching the kitesurfers and windsurfers in this UK hub for the sports will leave you open-mouthed. The harbour is known to be the UK’s safest venue for teaching children to windsurf and kitesurf. From the property you can walk to Sandbanks, part of 7 miles of continuous award-winning Blue Flag beaches stretching to Bournemouth and beyond. A coffee and bacon sandwich at the dog friendly Jazz Café on the beach is a treat.
With nine restaurants accessible by water, The Harbour’s own amphibious Sealegs RIB, allows you to make the most of the direct water access, whether the tide is in or out. To mention just a few; The Shell Bay restaurant on Studland, The Hut in Colwell Bay on the Isle of Wight, and The Priory on the Wareham river are worth a visit. For eating out you are spoilt for choice in the area; Rick Stein’s in Sandbanks on the edge of the harbour, the Pig on the Beach in Studland via the chain ferry, the Cliff and the Canford gastro pubs. Branksome Beach Cafe, Vesuvio and Westbeach are all directly on the promenade with additional eateries and fun at Ashley Cross and Westbourne.
Lilliput village itself is a small community with hairdressers, Tesco & Co Op convenience stores and great fish ‘n chips at TJ’s located next door to the locally famous Mark Bennett’s Patisserie. After a busy day on the water, relax and unwind in Koh Noi’s popular bar which serves excellent Thai tapas.
Many major supermarkets are within short driving distances: Waitrose, M&S Food, Sainsburys, Tesco, plus several independents including a butcher.
In Canford Cliffs you will find the market leader HNB hair and beauty salon which is easily recognised by the familiar face of the concierge who welcomes you.
Sports are a feature of the area, with an interest in the water being ubiquitous amongst residents. The prestigious Royal Motor Yacht Club is on the Sandbanks peninsula, Salterns Marina (with construction started for a new luxury hotel and restaurants) is close by and the sailing centre of the area is Parkstone Yacht Club, also in Lilliput.
If you have school age children, at primary level Lilliput 1st school and Baden Powell are Ofsted rated outstanding. There are local bus pick up points for the private schools of Dumpton, Castle Court, Canford, Bryanston and Clayesmore.
Despite living in one of the most stunning places in the UK, the area is a significant business hub with the headquarters of JP Morgan, Vitality, LV, Sunseeker Marine, Barclays International, the RNLI and Merlin Entertainments all in the conurbation.
From the property you are approximately 2 hours from London by car — and only a Tesla charge away. It is a couple of miles to the Wessex Way with at least dual carriageway to the New Forest, Southampton and the UK motorway network. By rail there are direct routes to London (approximately 2 hours) and Manchester. Bournemouth International Airport is among the fastest growing in the UK and from Poole there are ferries to France and the Channel Islands.
A truly stunning place to live a unique water-inspired lifestyle.