Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at our lovely apartment, Life's A Beach in Bournemouth
This is a modern, light and very spacious first floor apartment with lift access just a 5 minute stroll from the award winning, blue flag beaches of Southbourne. Boscombe and Bournemouth. The clifftop and pathway down to the beach are just at the end of the road.
The property is situated on a very quiet, tree lined street yet the beach and other facilities such as shops, cafes and bars are just moments away
The apartment comprises of a large, sunny and airy open plan living room leading onto the kitchen diner. The lounge has double aspect windows and there are 3 comfy sofas (1 is a double metal action sofa bed) and an armchair surrounding a large coffee table. There are additional folding chairs if more seating is needed. There is a 32inch Samsung TV (freeview) with DVD and CD player. WiFi is available.
The spacious kitchen/diner features a washing machine, dishwasher, large fridge freezer, microwave, 5 hob gas stove with separate oven and grill plus extractor fan. There is a dining table with seating for 6 with 2 extra folding chairs. There is plenty of cupboard space for shopping and groceries. There is a combi boiler meaning all hot water is instant. Gas, Electricity and Water Bills are included.
There is a good sized fully tiled family bathroom with bath/shower, toilet, basin and heated towel rails. Please note although fully tiled, it is not a wet room.
The master bedroom is very large and bright with triple aspect windows, There is a double wardrobe, 4 drawer double divan bed, side tables and a double fold up bed for extra guests. There is another 32inch Sony TV. The master also has an en-suite with a large walk in shower, toilet, basin and chrome heated towel rails.
The second bedroom is a spacious double with bedside table
The third bedroom has a bunk bed which is ideal for children.
All bedrooms have a double wardrobe with 3 drawers for extra storage. Bedding IS included. Towels are NOT so please bring your own.
All windows have blinds and are double glazed for great heat and noise insulation. The accommodation has central heating controlled by a thermostat in the hall
The apartment is neutrally decorated with tasteful, local artwork throughout
There is off road parking round the back of the building for 2 vehicles and an extremely quiet and safe road to park any other vehicles on free of charge.
The building is enveloped by a small, pretty communal garden which is regularly maintained. This is a no smoking property but there is an ash tray outside at the front of the building.
Just around the corner from the property are private tennis courts which you can access with the fob key provided. Please let me know if you intend to play as a one hour time slot needs to be booked in advance online.
Bournemouth town centre is only 5 minutes away in a car or taxi. Soutbourne and Boscombe high streets with shops, cafes and bars are only short strolls away
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Southbourne and Boscombe Beach 300 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth Airport 8 km, Nearest railway: Pokesdown 650 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
If you're after clear air, sweeping cliff walks, breathtaking views and snug little towns brimming with restaurants and shops to explore, Dorset is for you!
Dorset is as multi-layered as the famous fossil flecked cliffs along its Jurassic Coast - a stunning stretch of 200 million-year-old shoreline that has been designated a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its outstanding geological make-up.
The charming countryside Dorset has to offer has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it's easy to see why - take some time to discover this beautiful county at your own pace.
There is more to Dorset than just fabulous scenery and magnificent coast - the history of this county is rich and vivid. How many areas do you know that can boast a huge naked chalk giant, England's first Natural World Heritage Site and the largest hill fort in Europe?!!
All over Dorset, you'll uncover charming market towns and tiny villages tucked into tranquil rurality. Each town has its own individuality, character and history to relate.
It is no wonder that the area has captivated film and TV makers from all over the world. Productions of all kinds have been filmed on location here, with Dorset's unspoilt countryside, dramatic coastline and spectacular historic houses and gardens being used as a backdrop to the action.
For further information on Dorset, visit websites such as www.visit-dorset.com and /en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorset
Local shops and Amenities:
Southbourne high street is only a 15 minute stroll away with it's charming shops, bars and cafes including the very popular Ludo Lounge and the Larder House (www,thelarderhouse.co.uk). Cafe Riva and the Commodore pub sit on the clifftop with beautiful views over the clifftops and beaches.
In the opposite direction is Boscombe high street with a large Sainsbury's, post office, coffee shops, street market on Thursday and Saturdays, restaurants and take aways (McDonalds, Subway and KFC). There is also a Wetherspoons pub and the award winning Chaplin's cellar bar with great food and live music. Situated at the end of Keswick road is the excellent Little Pickle Deli Cafe where you can buy local food and drinks.
Bournemouth town centre is approximately a 40minute stroll along the beach, or 10 minutes by bus or car. Here you will find cinemas, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, theatres, the BIC (international concert venue), a large selection of shops with both high street chains and designer. From the town centre, you can walk through the gardens to the pier, perhaps stopping on the way to play crazy golf or fly high in the Hot Air Balloon to get an amazing view of the area. For a full list of things to do and see in Bournemouth, take a look at www.bournemouth.co.uk/things-to-do
Just around the corner from the property is Shelley Manor where there is a medical practice and pharmacy. There is also an attached theatre with local productions (www.shelleytheatre.co.uk). Shelley Manor has a large park behind it which leads onto the clifftop and beaches. There are private tennis courts which you can access via the fob key provided. If you would like to play, please contact us and we will book you an hour slot. We can also provide you with tennis rackets and balls. There is also a children's playground in the park with swings and climbing frames.
Other nearby facilities:
Just a 10 minute walk away is King's Park which is home to Bournemouth football club. There is also a skate and BMX park, crown green bowling square plus a large Athletics stadium. Just past King's park is Queen's park which has a golf club open to the public (www.queensparkgolfclub.co.uk)
The Littledown Leisure centre is a 10minute drive away, and has swimming pools and waterslides, outdoor and indoor football courts and gyms (www.littledowncentre.co.uk)
Next to the centre is a park with a small lake, paddling pool and the Altitude High Rope Adventure Park (www.bhlive.co.uk/altitude-high-ropes-adventure/home)
Just across the road from the centre is a large 24 hour Tesco superstore. Behind Tesco's is Christchurch Golf centre and driving ranges which are open to the public (www.christchurchgolfclub.com)
A further 5 minute drive from Tesco's is Castlepoint shopping centre with many large high street retailers including M&S, Next, Asda, Sports Direct, Currys, cafes and restaurants such as Nando's and Franky and Benny's (www.castlepointshopping.com)
To the beach:
To access the beach, simply turn right out of the property and walk 200m to the end of the road and you will be on the clifftop.(If you look to the East / left, you should be able to see the Isle of Wight). Turn right and walk 100m to the Manor zig-zag which takes you down to the beach. It's that easy!!
At the bottom there is a small shop open in the summer months selling hot food, ice creams and drinks. There are also public toilets.
If you turn right at the beach and promenade, you will see Boscombe pier. There is the excellent Urban Reef restaurant and bar (www.urbanreef.com) and a Harvester's pub. There is Sorted Surf shop where you can hire surfboards, wetsuits, paddle boards and kayaks. Lessons are available throughout the year (www.sortedsurfshop.co.uk). If you walk past Boscombe pier, you will see Bournemouth pier in the distance. It is approximately a 30minute walk away or alternatively you can hire a bicycle from the surf school which is situated just up the hill from the pier next to another bar/restaurant (www.reef-encounter.com).
If you want to stay down the beach and enjoy the beautiful weather (fingers crossed) then you can hire some deck chairs or even a beach hut. These are available at the council office by Boscombe pier or contact 01202 451781.
The beautiful sandy, blue flag beach stretches for 10km from Hegistbury head in the East to Sandbanks in the West. There is a promenade along most of the stretch so walking and cycling are very easy and enjoyable.
Hengistbury head is a nature reserve and is the site of an ancient settlement. There is a brand new visitor's centre which houses all the historic tools and pottery discovered by archaeologists and there are also cameras showing the nesting sites of protected birds in the area (www.visithengistburyhead.co.uk). There is also an outdoor activity centre where you can sail, kayak and windsurf.
The historic market town of Christchurch is nearby with it's famous Cathedral, pretty marina with restaurants and cafes.
Sandbanks at the western end of the beach is known for being the 4th most expensive place on earth to live. There are beach side mansions, a few bars and cafes and a watersports centre. You can use the chain ferry to access Studland beach and further beyond is the pretty sea side town of Swanage via car or bus (number 50).
As you can see, there are many things to do and places to visit around this beautiful area. We have compiled a small folder in the apartment so can you read and plan your trips in your own time