Riverside Escape FM3001
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
BEDROOMS: Bed/sitting room with 1 x double, compact lounge area and FLAT SCREEN LCD COLOUR TV with FREEVIEW - DVD - FREE WIFI is available (subject to availability from Internet Service Provider).
Modern, fitted kitchen/diner with GAS HOB - GAS OVEN - MICROWAVE - FRIDGE/FREEZER - WASHER/DRYER.
Shower room. Separate toilet. S
mall outside courtyard area (not enclosed) with table and chairs. Off road parking space in driveway.
GAS/ELECTRIC - INCLUDED. Linen & towels included for holiday lets are provided by Resort 2 Us (delivered to the property in packs).
This is an annex, with its own private entrance, which is attached to a large, detached house. The flat has been refurbished to a good standard with comfortable furnishings and a good range of equipment. It is situated a short walk away from Tuckton for local shops, cafes and riverside walks or Southbourne High Street for shops, restaurants and amenities.
The seafront is also a very short drive away for access to the promenade and miles of safe, clean sandy beaches. This property is also within easy reach of Bournemouth and Christchurch town centres for a wide variety of family entertainment and tourist attractions. This is ideal holiday accommodation for a couple.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Southbourne 1.8 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth Airport 7.6 km, Nearest railway: Pokesdown Train Station: 2.8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The West Country region
Dorset is a very popular holiday destination all year round. It offers beautiful rolling countryside, dramatic scenery, charming market towns, character villages and miles of some of the finest sandy beaches in the UK.
Bournemouth lies to the east of the country and offers seven miles of blue flag beaches. It is near the market town of Christchurch with its 11th century Priory Church, ruined castle and Saxon mill, and the stunning medieval New Forest.
The area caters for diverse interests – the popular buzzing beach resort in Bournemouth with its vibrant nightlife; the gentler pursuits of walking, wildlife and bird-watching in the nature reserves and national parks, and along the 20 miles of Bournemouth Coast footpath; and active pursuits such as cycling, sailing, rowing, canoeing, windsurfing, kite-surfing and sea kayaking. Popular also for touring, Southampton, the Isle of Wight, Salisbury and Stonehenge are all within reasonable travelling distance.
Dorset features some excellent museums, with world leading centres at Bovington (The Tank Museum, telling the history of military vehicles), and the Russell Cotes Museum and Art Gallery in Bournemouth. Other museums include the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester, The Red House in Christchurch, the Royal Signals Museum at Blandford, and the award winning Brewers Quay in Weymouth. Many smaller towns have their own local museums.
Southbourne-On-Sea is a suburb of Bournemouth. It is the most easterly part of the borough, between Boscombe and Christchurch, and provides a more peaceful holiday location away from the busier tourist areas. The resort has superb sandy beaches, safe bathing and a very popular children's play park on the cliff top, fabulous views sweeping from the Isle of Wight across Poole Bay to the Isle of Purbeck, a shopping centre, pubs, cafes and restaurants.
One tourist feature is the Fisherman's Walk Cliff Railway, a funicular service between the clifftop coastal road and the promenade and beach. The main area of Southbourne-On-Sea is Southbourne Grove, a long shopping street that has some unique and individual shops rather than high street chains.
Further east are Warren Edge and Solent beaches which are sandy and partially stony. The easternmost part is called Hengistbury Head, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), popular for walking and bird spotting and includes rare plant species. The top of the headland provides beautiful panoramic views of Christchurch Harbour, The Needles on the Isle of Wight and Bournemouth. There is a golf course and open ground popular with kite flyers. A land train runs from the Hiker cafe across Hengistbury Head to Mudeford Spit with its exclusive beach huts. From here, there are passenger ferries to Mudeford and Christchurch.
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17 Oct 2012
"Enjoyable first escape! If a little dark and cold..."
With a somewhat smaller price range than we would have liked my partner and I were pleasantly surprised to find this adorable little studio apartment, rentable for an entire week at just £250.
On arrival we found it quaint and cosy with a small lounge area with 2 seater sofa and a collection of DVDS and books which we thought a nice touch for those relaxing evenings.
Past the lounge was a comfortable double bed with nice bed spread, complementary towels and adequate space to hang our clothes and other items. Bathroom and shower room where separate which we really liked however the loo was right next to the bedroom space which we found a little embarrassing on more than one occasion!
The kitchen however was fantastic, excellently furnished with everything you could need and a lot more, contained decent sized fridge and freezer, amazing cooker, all required pots and pans, cutlery, glasses and also a nice collection of information leaflets about the area so all in all id say from a cosmetic point of view very nice!
Unfortunately after a few days we noticed it was getting very cold and we had no way of changing the heating at the flat is an annex and heat is controlled by main house.
The light in the toilet went within a few days and when we called the agents the gentlemen they send to fix it actually removed the wrong one (replacing it with an vulgar torch lamp as was unable to get a bulb unti tomorrow) and so we had two incorrect lights!
Also we noticed quite a large amount of mould on the front window and when informing the agents offered no recompense for our discovery.
Location of the property ws quite good with bus connections to poole, bournemouth, christchurch and southbourne beach and would be excellent for the beach adventurer. Also new forest is only an hour away to lots of opportunity to horse ride and bike ride etc!
On a whole though we had a pleasant time for our first holiday together but would probably not return unless it was very warm :)
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