For Sale: 1 St. Clair Road, Canford Cliffs, POOLE, Dorset, BH13 7JP


A unique detached 5-bedroomed, 2 reception, Edwardian Arts & Crafts seaside villa of great charm and character. Numerous individual features include a large south-facing veranda and balcony, hand-carved Jacobean-style fireplace, panelling and central sky-light over the hall. Many of the radiators are works of art!

The house is of conventional brick and tile construction and is in sound condition. The property has been treated against woodworm, and cavity and loft insulation installed. Exterior was decorated in 2016. A gas central heating and hot water system is supplemented by thermal solar panels. The house dates from 1910.

Ground Floor

RECEPTION HALL 17' max x 9'8" ( 5.2  x 2.9  m)

Impressive area with wood panelled walls, wood block floors, coved ceiling, radiator and electric fire, two bench seats (storage under), telephone point. Decorative leaded light windows.

DINING ROOM 21' max. x 15'8" ( 4.8 x 6.4 m) Hand-carved Jacobian-style fireplace, wood panelled walls, frieze with antique battle scenes, wood block floor, coved ceiling, wide wood panelled bay with ornamental leaded light windows, 2 radiators. Hatch to kitchen.

LOUNGE 18' x 16'3" max. (5.5 x 5 m) 2 radiators. Dual aspect with stone Tudor-style fireplace. Panelled walls. Large bay with ornamental leaded light windows. Three bench seats with storage under. Wood block floors.

BATHROOM 6' x 5' (1.85 x 1.53 m) Tiled and panelled bath with mixer taps and shower. Pedestal wash basin and low level suite. Modern central heating programmer. Quarry-tiled floor.

CELLAR (Off rear lobby) Housing Halstead gas-fired boiler and additional storage space.

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM 17'8” x 11.8” (5.4 x 3.6m) Single drainer stainless steel sink, high level cupboard units, walk-in larder, work surface with kitchen units etc. under, plumbing for washing machine. Large fitted cupboards. Dryer. Gas and electricity supply. Half-tiled walls. Quarry-tiled floor. Hatch to dining room.

First Floor

Approached via return staircase with wood balustrade, panelled walls, skylight, radiator. Airing cupboard with controls to solar hot water system and modern water storage unit.

BEDROOM 1 16'8" x 16' max. (5.1 x 4.9 m) Bay with upper leaded light windows. Pedestal wash basin with fitted cupboard over. Fireplace with pretty mantel over. Gas point, radiator. Glazed door to south-facing sun balcony.

BEDROOM 2 16'7" x 15'7" max. (5.1 x 4.8 m) Bay with upper leaded light windows, built in cupboard. Wash basin. Radiator, gas point.

BEDROOM 3 12' x 10'. (3.7 x 3.1 m) Wash basin and radiator. Oriel-style window to garden.

BEDROOM 4 10' x 10' max. ( 3.1 x 3.1 m) Wash basin and glazed door to sun balcony.

BEDROOM 5 9'6" x 8'. ( 2.9 x 2.4 m) Access from main staircase plus 3 steps. Wash basin and radiator. Separate telephone line (not in use). Access to extensive loft space which is insulated, partially floored and lit.

BATHROOM  Panelled and tiled bath. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level W.C. Heated towel rail.

ADDITIONAL W.C. with built in Linen cupboard


GARAGE Detached garage would take two small cars or one Rolls. Two drives offer extensive further parking.

SITE Frontage to St. Clair Rd of approximately 75' ( 23 m); 49' (15 m) rear width and approximate depth of 140' (43 m).

GARDENS Pleasantly laid out with front and rear lawns. Sheltered private rear garden includes a terrace, numerous shrubs and trees (including mature holm oak, horse-chestnut, flowering cherry, mock orange, apple, pear and plum trees) currently in some need of love and attention. No weed killer or insecticide used for decades. Garden tap.


Other Details


Council Tax Band G: £2798.27 p.a. in 2018/19

Wessex Water metered supply: £616 p.a. (2017)

Gas & Electricity (Ovo) £2478.13 p.a. (year to November 30 2017)

PRICE Offers invited around £1,000,000 freehold.

TO VIEW Contact the owner, Mr S. Tansey on  01258 857826 or on-line via YOPA or the Feedback page on this site. Viewing by appointment.


I believe these details to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed. This offer is subject to contract. All measurements approx. and in feet & inches followed by metres.

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Important Note

The house is now sold subject to contract.

If you would like to be notified if the sale falls through, you can contact me through the feedback icon on this page or via YOPA.

Jacobean-style Fireplace

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From Ringwood (London & North) follow A338 road to, and straight through, Bournemouth. (NOTE: ignore signs to Poole before central Bournemouth is crossed on Wessex Way bridge). At large roundabout just inside Poole, at the end of Wessex Way turn down The Avenue (sign-posted Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks) and continue straight on past traffic lights and sea front to Canford Cliffs shopping parade (Haven Road). Turn left immediately after the shops down Cliff Drive and continue straight on at roundabout. Number one is the last house on the right.


From other directions: look for tourist signs for 'Compton Acres' and/or 'Sandbanks' - the house is between these two extensively sign-posted attractions.

Front Door

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