This is a delightful flat on the second floor of a large detached house, which is located in a first class, stunning cliff top position just above the safe, sandy beaches at Southbourne, and just a few minutes from local shops and cafes. The entranceway has original carvings, including scratched initials from King Edward VII and Lillie Langtry. Close by is the charming, pretty market town of Christchurch for those who enjoy the combination of some shopping with delightful river walks. A short drive or a lovely beach stroll will find the cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth offering endless entertainment and dining for all the family as well as ample shopping opportunities. Nearby Poole offers access to the delights of Brownsea Island by boat offering the opportunity to do something completely different as well as even more sandy beaches, Poole Park with the boating lake and water sports centre. Something for everyone.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Boscombe 10 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth International Airport 10 km, Nearest railway: Bournemouth 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
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BEDROOMS: 1 x 4'6 (low bed) (with door to Juliet balcony and lovely SEA VIEWS) - 1 x 5 (with SEA VIEWS). Lounge/diner with fabulous SEA VIEWS - COLOUR TV - FREEVIEW - DVD - FREE WIFI (subject to availability from Internet Service Provider) - door leading through to enjoy the panoramic sea views from the approx 100 ft sq balcony. Modern, fitted kitchen with sea views and ELECTRIC COOKER - MICROWAVE - WASHING MACHINE - FRIDGE. Modern bathroom with bath, shower facility and toilet. Allocated off road parking for one car. GAS/ELECTRIC - INCLUDED. Linen & towels included for holiday lets are provided by Resort 2 Us (delivered to the property in packs). A welcome pack is kindly provided by the landlord. NB: FM33 & FM34 are also available in this block.
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Allocated off road parking for one car
GAS/ELECTRIC - INCLUDED. Linen & towels included for holiday lets are provided by Resort 2 Us (delivered to the property in packs).
Dorset is a very popular holiday destination all year round. It offers beautiful rolling countryside and the Purbecks. Bournemouth with its award winning beaches and The New Forest nearby. Southampton, Salisbury and Stonehenge are all within reasonable travelling distance. Bournemouth has excellent facilities for the tourists and the town and has a lovely calm multi-racial community.
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 is a suburb of Bournemouth. It is the most easterly part of the borough, between Boscombe and Christchurch, whilst still being a distinct seaside resort suburb within Bournemouth. The resort has superb sandy beaches, a very popular children's play park on the cliff top, cafes, fabulous views sweeping from the Isle of Wight across Poole Bay to the Isle of Purbeck, a shopping centre, pubs and restaurants.
The main area of Southbourne is Southbourne Grove, a long shopping street that has some unique and individual shops rather than high street chain shops. Shops include a butcher, a bakery, numerous cafés, hairdressers, convenience stores, homewares, gift shops and the post office.
Further along towards Hengistbury Head is Southbourne Crossroads. At this crossroads are a public house, a surf shop, a café, hairdressers and news agent. For activity in the local area Seafield Gardens, which has held the prestigious Green Flag Award since 2001, offers bowls, tennis and features a watertower. One tourist feature of Southbourne is the Fisherman's Walk Cliff Railway, a funicular railway between the clifftop coastal road and the promenade and beach. This provides very easy access to Southbourne's Blue Flag beach, from which it is possible to reach the beaches at Boscombe and Bournemouth.
Southbourne is still a popular area for tourists keen to escape the busier areas of Bournemouth town centre. The easternmost part of the area is called Hengistbury Head. The land train runs across Hengistbury Head from the bus terminus to the beach. There is a golf course here and kite flying is a very popular activity with championship flying all year round. There is a mainline railway station at Pokesdown.
Southbourne is busy but being apart from central Bournemouth it offers a more peaceful holiday environment as you would expect. The local sand spit has a cafe and the passenger boat ferry plies across to Mudeford where there are family holiday attractions and facilities.