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