Boscombe Reef Retreat
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Impressive 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom split level flat/maisonette conveniently located just minutes from Boscombe pier, beach, new artificial reef and many restaurants, bars and shops.
Bed linen and towels are included. A travel cot and highchair are also provided.
Set within the prestigious Burlington Mansions a former Victorian luxury hotel which has been affectionately restored into luxury apartments, each one being unique with many of the original features retained. The flat, suitable for 4 people was newly furnished and redecorated in 2010. It has two entrances and is located on the ground and first floors.
Both the master and twin bedrooms have en-suites and there is a further WC downstairs. The lounge/dining area is very spacious with a large window that lets in lots of natural day light. The kitchen is fully fitted with everything to make this flat perfect for a self-catering holiday.
Burlington Mansions is a 5 minute walk to the beach at Boscombe, with Europe’s 1st artificial reef and pier. A good selection of shops, restaurants and bars can be found in several directions within close proximity. The centre of Boscombe is 5 minutes walking and Bournemouth centre can be reached by car in 10 minutes. Bournemouth beach is a pleasant stroll along from Boscombe beach or a short ride on the Land Train.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Boscombe Beach 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth Airport 10 km, Nearest railway: Bournemouth Railway Station 2.4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
• Fitted wardrobe
• King size bed
• Chest of drawers
• 2x bedside tables
• En-suite with bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail
• Stunning feature window with large seating area on window sill
• Fitted wardrobe
• 2 single 3’ beds (bed 2 is roll under)
• En-suite with shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail
Lounge with dining area:
• Sumptuous leather sofas with seating for 6
• Free Wi-fi / internet connection
• 42’’ flat screen TV with Virgin Media Cable TV package
• Virgin Media Tivo connected to Cable TV
• DVD player with large variety of DVDs
• Ipod docking station
• Highchair & Travel cot provided
|Further details outdoors|
• Impressive entrance hall
• Security entrances
• CCTV monitored by concierge
• Large communal sun terrace
• Private parking space at rear of building
The West Country region
Central Southern England is a very popular tourist destination and benefits from not only a spectacular coastline but beautiful countryside and the New Forest. The area has so much to offer, from the country’s finest seafood restaurants, to country pubs; from castles and museums to adventure parks.
The New Forest is a national park which combines ancient woodlands, forest glades and wonderful open spaces, great for peaceful walks. Ponies, cattle and deer still graze freely as they have done for centuries.
Dorset has amazing beauty with 140km of coastline, from Lyme Regis to Christchurch which features a selection of the UK’s best beaches.
Many of the towns and villages have popular tourist pulls: Chesil Bank with the stunning 25km barren pebble beach stretching from Weymouth to Bridgeport; Dorchester with its 6000 years of history, Roman relics and Higher Bockhampton – Thomas Hardy’s birthpalce; and Lyme Regis which was featured in the Meryl Steep and Jeremy Irons film 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' and where the best fossil hunting in the country can be done.
In the area, there is a museum for everyone, if the Tank Museum in Bovington doesn’t appeal to you, maybe the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester would, or the award winning Brewers Quay in Weymouth.
There are 140 picturesque villages in the region, featuring quaint names like Toller Porcorum, Nettlescombe and Cerne Abbas.
Adventure Wonderland is a family fun park with themed rides and entertainment, including shows featuring characters from Alice in Wonderland and boasts one of the largest mazes in the UK.
Boscombe is a suburb of Bournemouth which is on the map in its own right thanks to a beautiful sandy beach and Europe’s first artificial surf reef. The reef is the size of a football pitch and since its opening in 2009 has fast become a popular destinations for both beginner and experienced surfers.
Built in 1888 and fully restored in 2007, Boscombe pier is an impressive sight with its unique aircraft wing design entrance, new decking, lighting and viewing section at the end. Boscombe Cliff Gardens offers an impressive view that stretches from Hengistbury Head, through Bournemouth all the way to Poole Harbour.
There is an impressive variety of quality restaurants, pubs and cocktail bars just minutes from the maisonette, several of which offer regular live music.
The centre of Boscombe has a good range of high street name and independent stores and on Thursdays and Saturdays a bustling market where you will find fresh fruit and vegetable, meat and fresh seafood stalls as well as many clothing stalls.
Once described by Thomas Hardy as the ‘Mediterranean lounging place on the English Channel,’ Bournemouth is an ever popular tourist destination with its 7 miles of award winning blue flag golden beaches. Beach huts were invented here in 1908, and those original huts (the oldest in the world) can still be rented today.
The award winning Central Gardens stretch from the sea at Bournemouth pier for several miles down the Valley of the river Bourne and includes the Pleasure Gardens, the Bournemouth Eye Balloon and the Pavillion.
The free Air Festival from 18th – 21st August features incredible air displays, attractions and fantastic evening entertainment, and has been selected as a finalist in the 2010/11 South West England Tourism Awards.
The Christmas Market from 18th November to Christmas Eve features German inspired chalets, an Alpine chalet style bar, carol singers and a brass band as well as the usual food, drink and present stalls and visits from Santa himself.
There is a thriving youth culture here due to the high university population and many language school students. The seeds of new business culture are revolving around surfing and a Californian lifestyle is emerging.
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26 Sep 2013
"If Carlsberg did holiday flats ...."
Everything - from the initial contact with Teresa, booking process, information and communication, to the location, furnishing, cleanliness and overall standard of accommodation, was first class. The … More
20 Sep 2013
"Comfort all the way"
Lovely comfortable property, handy for both shops and beach facilities. Felt very welcome from the onset of booking with clear and concise information regarding arrangements, location and key instruc… More
12 Sep 2013
I went on a day trip first time visit to Boscombe/Bornemouth a few weeks earlier than my stay and fell in love with it. I was determined to have a week there and having seen the B&Bs (from the outsid… More
3 Sep 2013
"Fantastic place to stay - you will not be disappointed"
We have stayed in many appartments prior to this holiday however I have to say this is the best one. Everything you could wish for is catered for. It felt like going from home to home. We appreicated … More
20 Jun 2013
"it delivers everything promised"
property is clean, tidy very spacious and is equipped to a very high standard. nice to have instructions to all equipment. beds really comfy, linen & towels really soft, all the little extras that make an even better experience. public transport 5 min walk away, bars, restaurants & beach 5 min walk also. the best hol accom I have had in Bournemouth since I first came down in 2000!
20 May 2013
"Don't hesitate to book!"
We agree with all the other positive reviews for this flat. The owner is an absolute delight to deal with and the property is without doubt the nicest, most well-equipped self catering flat in which we have stayed. It was spacious and warm and very easy to keep clean and tidy.
It really is well equipped and workbooks for all appliances were in a file in the kitchen - even for the kettle and toaster!
We are an older couple but had we been younger with small children there would have been no problems, the flat is very child-friendly and there are many DVDs, games and books to keep the little 'uns occupied on rainy days.
The neighbours were very quiet in the time we were there and the lady superintendent was very helpful and friendly
We found it was very easy to get to town by bus or walking and the few times we had to get a taxi part way (husband's dodgy hip!) the cost was around £6.00.
The only negative we would mention would be the table top ironing board. We would have preferred a full sized one, but even so, we've never stayed in a holiday flat where the only negative is not really worth mentioning.
If we win the lottery - we're putting in an offer!!! Thank you SO much.
Please note, the review was written before return of breakages deposit which is why N/A is showing on the questionnaire. We wanted to put our positive thoughts on paper asap.
Thank you so much for your kind review. We realise this was a very special time for you and your husband so we are very pleased that we lived up to your expectations. I do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you both back again and will make sure we have a full size ironing board available next time!
Your keys came back today so your damage deposit has been refunded and should be with you very soon. Best wishes.
11 May 2013
"Excellent well equipped apartment"
We stayed in this fantastic apartment with our two young children (Age 4 and 18 months) and it could not have been better. The location is great, 5 mins walk to the beach and shops. It provided a perfect base for exploring the surrounding area. The apartment is modern and very clean. A lot of effort has gone into providing guests with everything they could possibly need for a very comfortable and happy holiday here. The kitchen was very well equipped and the washing machine and tumble dryer definitely came in handy! The provision of a high chair, splash mats, stair gate, travel cot and waterproof sheets made it very easy to stay here with young children. We would definitely stay here again.
9 Jan 2013
"Home away from Home for Christmas"
Having rented a fair few self catering properties in the past I have to say this is definitely one of the best.
The apartment is in a great location less than 5 mins walk from the beach in one direction and less than 5 mins walk to the shops in Boscombe in the other direction.
You could easily stay here without a car but it was great having an allocated space.
Inside the apartment was everything you could want from a holiday let. Very clean, well looked after, warm & spacious.
Being set up with Tivo & Wifi, it was fantastic having all the home comforts for our christmas stay. We loved all the little extras that you wouldn't necessarily expect, like lots of DVDs & books, little soaps in the bathrooms, hairdryer, lovely reclining sofas etc.
The only downside ? We only booked 4 nights & wished we'd booked for longer.
We'll definitely be back in the future.
We are so pleased you all enjoyed your Christmas visit to Boscombe Reef Retreat. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
11 Oct 2012
"Fantastic apartment - probably better equipped than home!"
We had a fantastic week staying in the apartment, our first holiday as a family with out six-month old twins.
Brilliantly located within easy walking distance (if a bit of a hill with a double buggy!) of all shops and the lovely pier and sea-front at Boscombe - you can easily walk on the flat as far as your legs will take you.
Apartment immaculate and with every piece of equipment/untensil/gadget you could need, you really will feel right at home here!
5 Sep 2012
"Brilliant Apartment - especially with young children"
We have had a super holiday in Boscombe staying at the Boscome Reef Retreat! The photos do not do justice to this spacious, luxury apartment. Travelling with two very young children, we were just delighted with the attention to detail the owner has made to make this a true home from home. The kitchen was particularly well equipped - it really does have everything!
I would highly recommend this apartment to a couple or a family who want value for money in a fabulous place in fabulous accomodation! Five stars!
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