Topps Tiles founder breaks record for the most expensive mansion sold in ...

Topps Tiles founder breaks record for the most expensive mansion sold in ...
Topps Tiles founder breaks record for the most expensive mansion sold in ...

A waterfront mansion formerly owned by football manager Harry Redknapp has broken the record for the most expensive property to be sold on Sandbanks.

Harbour Gate sold for a whopping £10million, almost £2million more than the previous record selling price on the millionaire's playground in Poole Harbour, Dorset.

The six-bedroom house was sold by entrepreneur Barry Bester.

The Topps Tiles founder previously bought the property off Harry Redknapp and his wife Sandra for £6.9m in 2015. 

Since then he has spent £2million on refurbishing the mock-Tudor mansion, including having a £40,000 golf simulator built on the grounds.

Harbour Gate has broken the record for the most expensive property to be sold on Sandbacks, after going for £10million

Harbour Gate has broken the record for the most expensive property to be sold on Sandbacks, after going for £10million

The six-bedroom property was once owned by former football manager Harry Redknapp and his wife Sue, who sold it in 2015

The six-bedroom property was once owned by former football manager Harry Redknapp and his wife Sue, who sold it in 2015

If the sea is a bit rough, the new owners can always go for a swim in the indoor pool

If the sea is a bit rough, the new owners can always go for a swim in the indoor pool

As well as astonishing views, the house boasts a huge kitchen and breakfast room, dining room, lounge, and library

As well as astonishing views, the house boasts a huge kitchen and breakfast room, dining room, lounge, and library 

The £10million property also features a gym and sauna

The £10million property also features a gym and sauna 

The property has its own cinema room

The property has its own cinema room

The previous record sale price on Sandbanks was £8.09million, which was paid for the mansion next door to Harbour Gate in 2018. 

The £10m figure dwarfs the £400,000 price once paid for the same property in 1995. The Redknapp's themselves bought it in 2001 for £3million, and lived there for 14 years, during which time Redknapp managed Spurs, Portsmouth, Southampton and Queens Park Rangers.

Harbour Gate sits on arguably the best plot on the Sandbanks peninsula, backing on to the entrance to Poole Harbour which is usually teeming with passing boats.

It has a kitchen and breakfast room, dining room, lounge, cinema room, library, indoor swimming pool, gym with sauna and an office.

The master bedroom has a large en suite bathroom, huge dressing room and a balcony that looks out onto 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.

Harbour Gate has parking for two jet skis

Harbour Gate has parking for two jet skis

The waterfront property boasts huge bedrooms

The waterfront property boasts huge bedrooms

Overlooking the seafront, the house also has breathtaking views

Overlooking the seafront, the house also has breathtaking views

Barry Bester, the founder of Topps Tiles, sold Harbour Gate for a Sandbanks record of £10million

Harry Redknapp and his wife Sandra, left, left Sandbanks and moved to nearby Poole in a brand new eco house

Topps Tiles founder Barry Bester (left) bought Harbour Gate from Harry and Sue Redknapp (right) for £6.9million in 2015

The property also comes with a three bedroom detached gatehouse which by itself would probably be worth £1million.

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

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