There’s a certain magic that comes from living by the water—a kind of aura that encourages us to live with a wonderful rose-tinted outlook on life. As John F. Kennedy once said, “…when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.” So it makes sense that year on year more people are looking to settle down in the littoral splendour of Poole and its surrounding areas.
With the Poole Harbour Boat Show coming to our shores very soon, we took some time to ask the Ian (Sales Manager), Michelle (Senior Negotiator) and Abbi (Sales Negotiator) at Leaders Poole, exactly what makes the area so desirable to seafarers, as well as how you can take advantage of their over a decades worth of experience in seeking, selling and letting waterside properties in the local area.
Why do so many people turn to Leaders as the go-to agent for waterside properties?
Ian: “We have seen the developments in this area grow over the 12 years that we’ve been in this office. Prior to us being taken over by Leaders, we were Waterside Properties, almost exclusively specialising in these types of homes, so it’s natural that we would continue to use that wealth of knowledge and still retain that side of the business, under the Leaders brand.
And you’re in the prime location for it…
Michelle: “Our location (just off Poole Quay) really works in our favour. Being so close to the harbour we know everything that the area has to offer. We know which terraces have those sought after all day sun traps. We know which developments come with best mooring spots—and all the relevant laws and legalities that come with it—but more than this, we know where you can find the best hand-ground coffee; where to enjoy the best local seafood; who you can turn to for boat repair work. And it’s all of these little details that turn buying a waterside property into buying into, and falling in love with the lifestyle”.
What makes this area so great for seafarers?
Ian: “There is an incredibly diverse range of properties here, from Mediterranean-esk apartments with adjoining sun decks, to a-typically British, nautical properties with great views, all of which have such amazing character and plenty of appeal no matter what your style preferences”.
Abbi: “It’s incredible to think that we’re only a few hours (if that) from our nations capital, and yet it’s a completely different world down here. The pace of life is that much more chilled and there’s a real sense of community, particularly in the adjoining towns and villages. Moreover, what you get for your money isn’t too bad either—depending on what you’re looking for”.
If you are looking for an agency with a keen eye for detail, with agents who really, truly know their properties inside and out, then this is the team for you. With a wealth of local knowledge and nautical know-how, and with the backing of a reputable national brand, they can open so many doors for you—hopefully with the keys to your brand new, waterside home.
t. Sales 01202 330555 or Lettings 01202 687000
a. 52 High Street, Poole, BH15 1BT