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Palatial Sandbanks home goes on sale for record £8.75million 

The largest and most luxurious house to ever come on the market on the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula has gone up for sale for a whopping £8.75million.

The Moorings, a harbour front mansion with stunning sea views, is on one of the most enviable plots of land, located on the Millionaire’s Row in Dorset.

Its owners, entrepreneur Chris Thomas and wife Sue, spent a staggering £5.5million on building the palatial home that has been compared to a five star hotel.

The estate will set records in Sandbanks for being the largest home sold, as well as being the most expensive if the sale brings in more than £7million.

Previously, another home on the peninsula was listed for more than £8.75million but never sold.

The largest and most luxurious house to ever come on the market on the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula has gone up for sale for a whopping £8.75million

The top of the range Gaggenau kitchen cost hundreds of thousands of pounds to build, with four ovens, a range top stove, two sinks, a breakfast bar and plenty of counter top space 

The top of the range Gaggenau kitchen cost hundreds of thousands of pounds to build, with four ovens, a range top stove, two sinks, a breakfast bar and plenty of counter top space 

The house is built to a state-of-the art level, with each room having its own computer system built into it

The house is built to a state-of-the art level, with each room having its own computer system built into it

The property comes with five en-suite bedrooms. This all white modern bathroom features a glass shower and a relaxing standalone tub

The property comes with five en-suite bedrooms. This all white modern bathroom features a glass shower and a relaxing standalone tub

The home is spread out over 13,000 square feet, which is the equivalent size of seven detached houses

The home is spread out over 13,000 square feet, which is the equivalent size of seven detached houses

The three-storey property includes an indoor swimming pool with a mosaic tiled hot tub next to it

The three-storey property includes an indoor swimming pool with a mosaic tiled hot tub next to it

The Moorings, a harbour front mansion with stunning sea views, is on one of the most enviable plots of land, located on the Millionaire's Row in Dorset

The Moorings, a harbour front mansion with stunning sea views, is on one of the most enviable plots of land, located on the Millionaire’s Row in Dorset

Spread over 13,000 square feet – the equivalent size of seven detached houses – the state-of-the art property comes with five en-suite bedrooms, three reception rooms, an office, cinema room, indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, gym, changing rooms, garden room and a wine room.

There is also a guest suite that has its own en-suite bedroom, kitchenette and living room.

Outside the mansion, there is a gate house which has a bedroom, kitchen and shower room and a boat house, which boasts of its own kitchenette and wet room.

Terraces and balconies make the most of the harbour views and the sunken garden leads to a private jetty.

The house is ‘fully automated’ and the entertainment system, lighting and shutters can be controlled by an iPad.

And the buyer will have some impressive neighbours as well, as other Sandbanks homeowners include former football managers Harry Redknapp and Graeme Souness, computer magnate Sir Peter Ogden and celebrity interior designer Celia Sawyer. 

The palatial home on the exclusive Sandbanks millionaire's resort comes complete with a swimming pool, wine room and even its own cinema 

The palatial home on the exclusive Sandbanks millionaire’s resort comes complete with a swimming pool, wine room and even its own cinema 

There are 12 Wi-Fi hotspots around the three-storey house and there is even a weather station system on the roof linked to the outside lighting and louvre shutters that automatically tracks the sun

There are 12 Wi-Fi hotspots around the three-storey house and there is even a weather station system on the roof linked to the outside lighting and louvre shutters that automatically tracks the sun

The home will be a haven for wine-lovers, featuring a spacious wine room , although the bottles aren't likely to come with the nearly £9m price tag

The home will be a haven for wine-lovers, featuring a spacious wine room , although the bottles aren’t likely to come with the nearly £9m price tag

The sound-proof cinema room has a Cinemascope Aramorphic screen and tiered remote controlled reclining seats with massagers and refrigerated and heated drinks holders built in to them

The sound-proof cinema room has a Cinemascope Aramorphic screen and tiered remote controlled reclining seats with massagers and refrigerated and heated drinks holders built in to them

Terraces and balconies make the most of the harbour views and the sunken garden leads to a private jetty

Terraces and balconies make the most of the harbour views and the sunken garden leads to a private jetty

 The 'super house' is situated on the southern tip of the Sandbanks peninsula and is perfect for watching the busy boat traffic come in and out of Poole Harbour

 The ‘super house’ is situated on the southern tip of the Sandbanks peninsula and is perfect for watching the busy boat traffic come in and out of Poole Harbour

Owners, entrepreneur Chris Thomas and wife Sue, spent a staggering £5.5million on building the palatial home that has been compared to a five star hotel

Owners, entrepreneur Chris Thomas and wife Sue, spent a staggering £5.5million on building the palatial home that has been compared to a five star hotel

There are 12 Wi-Fi hotspots around the three-storey house and there is even a weather station system on the roof linked to the outside lighting and louvre shutters that automatically tracks the sun.

The top of the range Gaggenau kitchen cost hundreds of thousands of pounds and the sound-proof cinema room has a Cinemascope Aramorphic screen and tiered remote controlled reclining seats with massagers and refrigerated and heated drinks holders built in to them.

The ‘super house’ is situated on the southern tip of the Sandbanks peninsula and is perfect for watching the busy boat traffic come in and out of Poole Harbour.

The Thomas’ bought the property in 2001 for £2.25m and were neighbours with former soccer boss Harry Redknapp and wife Sandra who lived next door.

They demolished the old house in 2008 and had The Moorings built in its place.

The home has three reception rooms, an office, cinema room, indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, gym, changing rooms, garden room and a wine room

The home has three reception rooms, an office, cinema room, indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, gym, changing rooms, garden room and a wine room

With their children grown up and mainly living in London, the couple have decided to sell the property which will be a record for Sandbanks if it sells for over £7m

With their children grown up and mainly living in London, the couple have decided to sell the property which will be a record for Sandbanks if it sells for over £7m

Adrian Dunford, of estate agents Tailor Made, said: 'This is the biggest and most desirable grand house ever to come on the market on Sandbanks and it would set a record as the most expensive if it sells for over £7m'

Adrian Dunford, of estate agents Tailor Made, said: ‘This is the biggest and most desirable grand house ever to come on the market on Sandbanks and it would set a record as the most expensive if it sells for over £7m’

The selling agent added: 'Everything about this property is of the highest quality with every whim catered for' 

The selling agent added: ‘Everything about this property is of the highest quality with every whim catered for’ 

Adrian Dunford, of estate agents Tailor Made, said: 'The part of Sandbanks The Moorings is located is the most enviable because of the good size of the plots and it has direct water access'

Adrian Dunford, of estate agents Tailor Made, said: ‘The part of Sandbanks The Moorings is located is the most enviable because of the good size of the plots and it has direct water access’

The 13,000 square foot pad has three storeys, and has ample natural light throughout the modern home 

The 13,000 square foot pad has three storeys, and has ample natural light throughout the modern home 

Now with their children grown up and mainly living in London, the couple have decided to sell the property which will be a record for Sandbanks if it sells for over £7m.

Adrian Dunford, of estate agents Tailor Made, said: ‘This is the biggest and most desirable grand house ever to come on the market on Sandbanks and it would set a record as the most expensive if it sells for over £7m.

‘Everything about this property is of the highest quality with every whim catered for.

‘The whole house has a huge amount of technology packed into it, each room has its own computer system.

Outside the mansion, there is a gate house which has a bedroom, kitchen and shower room and a boat house, which boasts of its own kitchenette and wet room

Outside the mansion, there is a gate house which has a bedroom, kitchen and shower room and a boat house, which boasts of its own kitchenette and wet room

A spacious sauna is also located on the sprawling property, perfect for warming up after a chilly dip in the water 

A spacious sauna is also located on the sprawling property, perfect for warming up after a chilly dip in the water 

More than £80 million worth of property is located on the tiny millionaire’s playground of Sandbanks

More than £80 million worth of property is located on the tiny millionaire’s playground of Sandbanks

Sandbanks is a peninsula of just half a square mile of golden sand which lies between Poole Harbourn in Dorset and the English Channel

Sandbanks is a peninsula of just half a square mile of golden sand which lies between Poole Harbourn in Dorset and the English Channel

The resort’s exclusivity is borne out by the fact that many houses are sold, only to be demolished immediately to make way for new buildings that make the most of every last square inch of their plot

The resort’s exclusivity is borne out by the fact that many houses are sold, only to be demolished immediately to make way for new buildings that make the most of every last square inch of their plot

‘Usually when you get an end user spec property that comes on the market, they tend to be very personal to the tastes of the outgoing owners.

‘But with this property the style and lay out of it is very modern and up to date. There are a lot of open plan rooms and a lot of glass that maximises the views. It would fit most people’s tastes.

‘The part of Sandbanks The Moorings is located is the most enviable because of the good size of the plots and it has direct water access.

‘It is also by the busiest part of the harbour with boats coming in and out of the harbour.

‘The south westerly aspect allows for sensational views to Old Harry Rocks, Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island and the Purbeck Hills.’ 

There are only 70 or so homes around the edge of the peninsula, making a location with sea frontage the most sought-after — and the 40 or so houses that have direct water access to Poole Harbour go for a serious premium

There are only 70 or so homes around the edge of the peninsula, making a location with sea frontage the most sought-after — and the 40 or so houses that have direct water access to Poole Harbour go for a serious premium

Sandbanks is not a haunt of A-list actresses or pop stars, but more of football managers, including QPR boss Harry Redknapp and Tony Pulis, formerly of Stoke City

Sandbanks is not a haunt of A-list actresses or pop stars, but more of football managers, including QPR boss Harry Redknapp and Tony Pulis, formerly of Stoke City

The area is also home to a smattering of businessmen — many newly retired and unsure what to do with all their money

The area is also home to a smattering of businessmen — many newly retired and unsure what to do with all their money

In January, Sandbanks homeowners celebrated after a 50ft tree was blown over in Storm Eleanor. The tree had been blocking their expensive view of the water

In January, Sandbanks homeowners celebrated after a 50ft tree was blown over in Storm Eleanor. The tree had been blocking their expensive view of the water



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