Sandbanks' most expensive mansion goes up for sale for £11m

Sandbanks’ most expensive mansion that used to belong to Harry Redknapp with six bedrooms, cinema, library, swimming pool and gym goes up for sale for £11m

  • The house, called Harbour Gate, has a view overlooking the entrance to Poole Harbour from master bedroom
  • It was bought from the Redknapps by millionaire businessman Barry Bester who spent £2.5million renovating
  • The current record price paid for a property in the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula currently stands at £8.1m

A home on an exclusive stretch of British coast, once owned by Harry Redknapp, is expected to sell for a record £11million. 

The house, called Harbour Gate, on the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula, in Poole, Dorset, is one of two properties in the millionaire’s resort that used to belong to Harry and Sandra Redknapp currently up for sale. 

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager and 2019 I’m a Celebrity winner sold the mock-Tudor home in 2015 for £6.9million after 13 years living there. 

The stunning mock-Tudor home called Harbour Gate, with grand balconies facing the sea, was once owned by former Tottenham Hospur boss Harry Redknapp and is one of two of his former properties up for sale 

A sleek hallway leading to stairs in the property features mirrored doors with semi-circle decorations and tassels hanging from the handles and plush carpets

The property also has a library on the first floor with wooden shelving crammed with books and a large bay window facing the rear of the property. It has been decorated with a luxurious rug, chandelier and a telescope to see the views from the mansion

The property has a large indoor pool on the ground floor, with a sauna at one end. The sleek minimalist design and large glass patio doors give the room a open and spa-like feel

The properties snug on the ground floor features leather armchairs and a large cabinet complete with various ornaments and books as well as a large flat screen TV mounted on the wall between two windows 


The mansion was bought off of Harry Redknapp (right) by millionaire businessman Barry Bester (left), the founder of Topps Tiles, who spent £2.5m gutting and refurbishing the home

Two of Harry and Sandra Redknapp’s (pictured) previous properties in the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula are currently up for sale, one at £5million and the Harbour Gate property on the market for £11million

The waterfront mansion was bought off of him by millionaire businessman Barry Bester, the founder of Topps Tiles, who spent £2.5m gutting and refurbishing the home.

It boasts six bedrooms, a cinema room, library and indoor swimming pool as well as a gym and sauna and is on the market for £11million.    

The mansion, overlooking the entrance to Poole Harbour, boasts six bedrooms, a cinema room, library and indoor swimming pool as well as a gym and sauna and is on the market for £11million. 

The property also has its own cinema room, with luxurious leather sofas and plush cushions for people to watch their favourite movies in comfort 

There is also a grand wine cellar in the property featuring grey stone tiled floors and brick alcoves stacked with bottles of wine and champagne 

‘A country home that is on the water’: Outside there are two sun terraces and a private jetty that has ‘parking’ for two jet skis which are hoisted into the water by way of a hydraulic lift

The master bedroom has a large en suite bathroom, even bigger dressing room and a balcony that looks out over the sea. 

Outside there are two sun terraces and a private jetty that has ‘parking’ for two jet skis which are hoisted into the water by way of a hydraulic lift.

The property, that wouldn’t look out of place in the countryside, also comes with a three bedroom detached gatehouse which by itself would probably be worth £750,000.

There is also a double garage which has a professional dog grooming bathtub and a driveway parking for 10 cars.

The property, that wouldn’t look out of place in the countryside, also comes with a three bedroom detached gatehouse which by itself would probably be worth £750,000

Inside the sleek white interiors of the room with the indoor pool there is also a sauna with large glass panels and potted plants to give it a spa-like feel

The dining room, decorated with neutral toned and wood furniture, a dazzling chandelier and stone fireplace, has a large set of double doors for an open planned feel to the ground floor of the property 

The mansion, overlooking the entrance to Poole Harbour, was bought by Barry Bester, on the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula boasting stunning views of the ocean 

The grand main bathroom, and master bedroom’s en suite, features glossy white cabinets and a stand alone bathtub as well as views out to the property’s garden

The stunning mock-Tudor mansion features a double garage which has a professional dog grooming bathtub and driveway parking for 10 cars. The property’s U-shape design is closed off with a gate at the front leading to a courtyard  

Further along the harbour is a second luxury, waterfront home that the Redknapps owned up until 2003. It is up for sale for £5million.  

The current record price paid for a Sandbanks property stands at £8.1m. 

Adrian Dunford, of Fine & Country Sandbanks estate agents, expects both properties to be snapped up soon.

He said since the easing of lockdown there has been a surge in demand for homes by the sea, mainly due to an ‘exodus’ of people from London.

Many of the mansion’s six bedrooms feature dressing rooms like this one with mirrored panels on the dressing table and a floor to ceiling wardrobe next to a wide mirror 

A small desk and chair has been placed under the staircase which works in perfect harmony with the wooden doors. There is a porthole window to the outside of the property on the way up the stairs

The home, featuring a grand fire place, plush interiors and a chandelier in the sitting room on the ground floor, is one of the best on the exclusive peninsula in Dorset 

One of the dressing rooms in the mansion. Floor to ceiling wooden wardrobe doors mean there is plenty of space for storage of clothes 

He said: ‘I would say that property prices in Sandbanks and the surrounding area have jumped by 10 per cent in the space of three months. Homes with sea views have risen by 15 per cent.

‘About 90 per cent of enquiries are from potential buyers from London. There seems to be an exodus from London at the moment. 

‘People have also realised they can work from home and don’t necessarily have to be in an office in the city.’

There are spectacular sea views from the property’s bay windows with plush armchairs placed for perfect coastal views and rich curtains adding to the feel of the home 

Another of the properties glossy bathrooms, with a stand alone bathtub featuring silver legs situated under a sky light and a modern shower fitted into the end of the room 

This lavishly decorated bedroom is one of six in the property. According to the estate agent there has been a surge in demand for homes by the sea, like this property with grand bay windows and views of the ocean, since the easing of lockdown

One of the bedrooms in the breathtaking mock-Tudor mansion has a plush window seat with views over the ocean which lets in lots of natural sunlight

The hallway, leading to the bedrooms on the first floor has sleek white paneled doors and checked carpets, as well as ladders leading to the property’s second floor 

Mr Dunford said he expects Harbour Gate to set a record for Sandbanks property prices.

He said: ‘It is one of the best homes on Sandbanks both in terms of the property and its position. There is nothing else like it along the Sandbanks waterfront.

‘It is the most recognisable property on Sandbanks as well. It looks like a country home that is on the water. It would not look out of place in the middle of the New Forest. 

The day room at the back of the property features leather sofas and a large television as well as patio doors leading to the patio in the garden with views overlooking the water 

On the ground floor, the wooden and marble-topped kitchen blends seamlessly into a day room, which has luxurious armchairs facing the garden and jetty to the back of the home 

Another sitting room decorated with lavish furnishings in the home. Estate agent Mr Dunford said he expects Harbour Gate to set a record for Sandbanks property prices

A drinks cabinet is nestled in a large white cabinet behind two arm chairs. The cabinet has plenty of space for decorative objects and has been filled with ornaments, candles, books and glasses to go with the alcohol and decanters on the bottom shelf  

A grand fireplace features decorations of two stags either side and acorns placed around the wood. On either side there are glass vases with lilies to add a homely feel to the stunning mansion’s decor 

Further along the harbour is a second luxury property previously owned by the Redknapps up until 2003. The stunning waterfront home is up for sale for £5million

The second property for sale in the area also features grand balconies and a manicured back garden. Adrian Dunford, of Fine & Country Sandbanks estate agents, expects both properties to be snapped up soon

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