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Let the Sandbanks battle begin! Would you choose a £750k two-bed flat or a £1.3m four-bed house on the famous peninsula?

  • Which luxury property for sale in Sandbanks, Dorset, would you choose?
  • One is a two-bed flat with its own private garden and a price tag of £750k
  • The other is a four-bedroom house that is on the market for just shy of £1.3m










Sandbanks is home to some of the most expensive properties in the country and hits all the right notes for buyers looking to move out of the city to a coastal location.

It boasts sandy beaches, far-reaching sea views, and a limited housing supply, something that helps to keep demand – and prices – high.

Many of the older homes in the area have been demolished to make way for modern properties that would not look out of place on the Californian coastline.  

We take a look at two properties for sale in Sandbanks, Dorset, and ask - as part of our Property Battle series - which one would you prefer to buy?

We take a look at two properties for sale in Sandbanks, Dorset, and ask – as part of our Property Battle series – which one would you prefer to buy? 

But you will need deep pockets to purchase a property in this affluent location on the south coast where the average house price has risen £56,571 in the past year to reach £1,628,772, according to Zoopla.

We take a look at two properties for sale in Sandbanks, Dorset, and ask – as part of our Property Battle series – which one would you prefer to buy? 

Two-bed flat, £750k

This two-bedroom apartment has its own private garden and costs £750,000, with the sale being handled by Fine & Country estate agents

This two-bedroom apartment has its own private garden and costs £750,000, with the sale being handled by Fine & Country estate agents

The flat is part of secure gated development with an allocated parking space and is just over 300 metres from Sandbanks' sandy beaches

The flat is part of secure gated development with an allocated parking space and is just over 300 metres from Sandbanks’ sandy beaches

Pets are allowed at the property, along with holiday lets, meaning that it could be used to generate an income

Pets are allowed at the property, along with holiday lets, meaning that it could be used to generate an income

The first property is a two-bedroom apartment that costs £750,000 and is just over 300 metres from Sandbanks’ sandy beaches.

The flat is part of secure gated development with an allocated parking space, and its own private garden.

Pets are allowed at the property, along with holiday lets, meaning that it could be used to generate an income. It is being sold by Fine & Country estate agents.

Daniel Copley, of Zoopla, said: ‘This modern apartment is the perfect home for a buyer looking to make the most of living in an enviable location right in the heart of Sandbanks.

‘This property benefits from the best of both worlds and is located a stone’s throw from the area’s award-winning and bustling sandy beaches, yet also benefits from being situated within a secure gated development.’

Four-bed house, £1,295,000

This modern house costs £1,295,000 and is 450 yards to the sandy beaches, with the sale being handled by Fine & Country estate agents

This modern house costs £1,295,000 and is 450 yards to the sandy beaches, with the sale being handled by Fine & Country estate agents

The luxury home boasts under floor heating throughout, and four bedrooms - including this one with a large window

The luxury home boasts under floor heating throughout, and four bedrooms – including this one with a large window

The house has a landscaped garden that provides the perfect space for entertaining friends and family

The house has a landscaped garden that provides the perfect space for entertaining friends and family

The second property is a modern house that costs £1,295,000 that is 450 yards to the sandy beaches.

It is part of a development of six homes called Blue Waters that each extend across three floors.

The house boasts under floor heating throughout, four bedrooms with en-suites, and a secure double garage.

It also has landscaped gardens at the front and at the rear of the property, providing the perfect space for entertaining friends and family. It is being sold via Fine & Country estate agents.

Daniel Copley, of Zoopla, said: ‘This spectacular home wouldn’t look out of place on the Californian coastline with its sleek, contemporary exterior and beautifully landscaped gardens.

‘It’s also the perfect place for entertaining family and friends for summer barbeques and dinner parties, with the property’s open plan kitchen and dining area leading through bi-fold doors into the garden.’

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A huge mansion built for entertaining guests in the millionaires’ playground of Sandbanks has gone on the market for £5.5million. 

Bluff House is a grand waterfront home in the exclusive enclave in Poole Harbour, Dorset, popular with wealthy businesspeople and celebrities such as Harry Redknapp.

The house has an indoor pool complex, an outdoor hot tub and a fun lockdown bar created in the garden.

This impressive property in Poole Harbour, Dorset, is the perfect place to host Christmas, and is on the market for £5.5million

This impressive property in Poole Harbour, Dorset, is the perfect place to host Christmas, and is on the market for £5.5million

The home hosts 6,565sq ft over three floors, and is in a prime location right by the Poole Harbour in Dorset, an area popular with wealthy businesspeople and celebrities

The home hosts 6,565sq ft over three floors, and is in a prime location right by the Poole Harbour in Dorset, an area popular with wealthy businesspeople and celebrities

The home also has lots of private balconies and terraces for enjoying the breath-taking Poole Harbour views and easy access to the harbour for any watersports enthusiasts

The home also has lots of private balconies and terraces for enjoying the breath-taking Poole Harbour views and easy access to the harbour for any watersports enthusiasts

It also has lots of private balconies and terraces for enjoying the breath-taking Poole Harbour views and easy access to the harbour for any watersports enthusiasts.

Gavin Williams and his family bought the house in 1997 and have enjoyed incredible big family Christmases and parties with up to 130 people over the years there.

The house has 6,565 sq ft of accommodation over three floors.

Most of the entertaining space is on the upper floors with a circular living room, dining room, office and master bedroom suite on the upper ground floor and the kitchen/breakfast room at the top of the house.

Topps Tiles founder Barry Bester and ex-football manager Harry Redknapp also have homes in the area, popular with celebrities

Topps Tiles founder Barry Bester and ex-football manager Harry Redknapp also have homes in the area, popular with celebrities 

The curved home also has an outdoor hot tub in the garden, complete with sun loungers nearby, great for sunny Cornwall

The curved home also has an outdoor hot tub in the garden, complete with sun loungers nearby, great for sunny Cornwall

Gavin Williams and his family bought the house in 1997 and have enjoyed incredible big family Christmases and parties with up to 130 people over the years there

Gavin Williams and his family bought the house in 1997 and have enjoyed incredible big family Christmases and parties with up to 130 people over the years there

On the lower ground floor is the pool, gym and sauna, as well as another living room, and three bedrooms, two of which have en suites.

Mr Williams, 57, said: ‘We loved the uniqueness of it, all the curved walls and glass. Where we come from in the Midlands, there was absolutely nothing like it.

‘And as soon as we saw the view across the harbour it was an easy decision.

‘Bluff House has been a wonderful family home for almost 25 years.

‘We raised our three very robust boys here, the youngest being just one and the oldest five when we moved in.

On one of the lower floor bedrooms, there is a terrace that it connects to through a sliding door, featuring a cosy sofa area

On one of the lower floor bedrooms, there is a terrace that it connects to through a sliding door, featuring a cosy sofa area 

One of the downstairs lounge areas, which has red leather sofas and a huge TV for all the family, which leads out onto the gym

One of the downstairs lounge areas, which has red leather sofas and a huge TV for all the family, which leads out onto the gym

The home also has a gym area, with training bikes, a rowing machine, treadmill, weight machines and exercise space too

The home also has a gym area, with training bikes, a rowing machine, treadmill, weight machines and exercise space too

‘The sunlight streams through the huge expanses of glass providing warmth and absolutely amazing and constantly-changing harbour views.

‘The sunsets are equally spectacular, which is why you will often hear this area called Evening Hill.

‘To the left you can see over the top of Sandbanks to Old Harry Rocks and to the right you can see to Poole town quay and everything in between.

Robert Dunford from Tailor Made, who are selling the property, said: 'The safe shores of Poole also provide plethora of award winning sandy beaches nearby with the Jurassic coastline and New Forest wrapping itself around the Sandbanks and Poole conurbations.'

Robert Dunford from Tailor Made, who are selling the property, said: ‘The safe shores of Poole also provide plethora of award winning sandy beaches nearby with the Jurassic coastline and New Forest wrapping itself around the Sandbanks and Poole conurbations.’

Many people decided to create their very own bars at home during lockdowns, and this house is one of them, which provides another source of great entertainment for guests

Many people decided to create their very own bars at home during lockdowns, and this house is one of them, which provides another source of great entertainment for guests

There are three bedrooms on the lower ground floor and two principle bedroom suites on the upper floors of the property

There are three bedrooms on the lower ground floor and two principle bedroom suites on the upper floors of the property

This lounge area lets in plenty of natural light, with floor to ceiling glass doors, wooden beams lining the ceiling, and a comfortable semi-circle sofa in the centre

This lounge area lets in plenty of natural light, with floor to ceiling glass doors, wooden beams lining the ceiling, and a comfortable semi-circle sofa in the centre

‘Huge Christmas Day lunches for family and friends, summer barbecuing on the roof deck and, since lockdown relaxed last summer, plenty of laughs in the new lockdown bar. These are all excuses for great entertainment, which is what the house is truly made for.

‘With the garden gate opening up directly on to Evening Hill it’s a few seconds to get the paddle boards, kayaks or windsurfers into the harbour. We’re about 20ft from the sea.

‘As a boater the short walk to the marina has been wonderful in order to enjoy long days on the water.

There are two roof terraces, which host both indoor and outdoor space in a property dubbed the 'ultimate entertaining home'

There are two roof terraces, which host both indoor and outdoor space in a property dubbed the ‘ultimate entertaining home’

The huge home even has office space, so guests can 'work from home' when visiting the new owners for Christmas and New Years

The huge home even has office space, so guests can ‘work from home’ when visiting the new owners for Christmas and New Years

‘The house has many entertaining areas. 

‘TV pit, cinema, the kitchen with its two roof terraces, there are additional terraces outside the two principal bedroom suites and another by the lounge all these areas come in to their own at different times of the day and year.

‘The Lockdown bar has its own entertaining area and BBQ and there’s a full leisure spa area with gym, solarium, sauna, indoor pool with swim trainer and an oversized hot tub outdoors.’

Robert Dunford from Tailor Made, who are selling the property, said: ‘Its location, set opposite to the largest natural harbour in Europe, gives the next owners an abundance of water sporting options to enjoy, from windsurfing, kite surfing and foil boarding as well as various marinas and restaurants to enjoy.

‘The safe shores of Poole also provide plethora of award winning sandy beaches nearby with the Jurassic coastline and New Forest wrapping itself around the Sandbanks and Poole conurbations.’

The home doesn't stop there, as it also has a full leisure spa area with gym, solarium, sauna, indoor pool with swim trainer

The home doesn’t stop there, as it also has a full leisure spa area with gym, solarium, sauna, indoor pool with swim trainer

The lower ground floor has a pool, gym, sauna, as well as another living room, three bedrooms, two of which have en suites

The lower ground floor has a pool, gym, sauna, as well as another living room, three bedrooms, two of which have en suites