Bournemouth holiday apartment rental, Boscombe Spa Village with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and TV

Boscombe - Reef - Retreat

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Living Room with comfy leather sofas, free WiFi and TiVo TV package

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 187162

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Impressive 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom flat 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 renovated in 2010. It has two entrances and a car park space.

The master bedroom has en-suite and there is another separate bathroom. The lounge/dining area is very spacious with a dining table, luxury L shaped sofa and large TV. 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 restaurants and bars can be found in several directions within minutes. 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
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Nearest beach Boscombe 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth 10 km, Nearest railway: Bournemouth 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 Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Lounge with dining area:

• Sumptuous L shaped leather sofa with seating for 4

• 32'' flat screen TV with TiVo Virgin Media Cable TV package (our guests tell us this is better than Sky Plus)

• Free WiFi

• DVD player with variety of DVDs

• Ipod docking station

• Dining table with seating for 4

• High Chair and travel cot provided

Spacious Hall

• Two entrance doors to property- one outside and one to interior of Burlington Mansions

• Coat hanging area

Double master bedroom:

• Fitted wardrobe

• Double bed

• Chest of drawers

• 2x bedside tables

• En-suite with large shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail

Twin bedroom:

• Fitted wardrobe

• 2 single 3' beds

• Bedside table

• Chest of draws


• Large luxury bath

• Shower

• Heated towel rail

• WC

Lounge with dining area:

• Sumptuous L shaped leather sofa with seating for 4

• 32'' flat screen TV with TiVo Virgin Media Cable TV package (our guests tell us this is better than Sky Plus!)

• DVD player with variety of DVDs

• Ipod docking station

• Dining table with seating for 4

• High Chair and travel cot provided


The apartment is on the ground floor and lower level. There is an outside door on the ground floor which leads into the hallway and the second bedroom. The living room and master bedroom are on the lower level. The living room and bedrooms all have windows and natural light. The interior apartment door goes to the centre of the Burlington Mansions building.

Burlington Mansions:

• Impressive entrance hall

• Security entrances

• CCTV monitored by concierge

• Large communal sun terrace

• Private parking space at rear of building

Further details outdoors

Shared outdoor terrace area.

Further details

• No pets

• No smoking inside building (short hallway leads to private entrance)

• No hen/stag parties

• Under 25? - Please contact us for Availability

• Changeover day Saturday.

• Arrival is after 3pm. Departure before 10am.

• 25% deposit on booking with full balance payable 6 weeks prior to stay

• £150 security deposit – repayable within 2 weeks of departure subject to satisfactory inspection

• Payments accepted by bank transfer or cheque.

The Dorset 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 Spa Villiage 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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10 Oct 2015


"Great Retreat"

we enjoyed an extremely comfortable and relaxing holiday in this apartment which was very well equipped - more so than any we've stayed in before. It is in a convenient location to visit attractions nearby eg Hengistbury Head (our favourite) where we saw the annual migration of flocks of starlings giving a murmuration display, Bournemouth and Southbourne with miles of walking along the promenade or the beautiful Boscombe Chine gardens where you can enjoy a cream tea or play minigolf. We were lucky that the weather was sunny all week but the apartment is well stocked with books and DVDs for wet days. Boscombe High Street with its restaurants and victorian arcades is a short walk away as is a large Sainsbury supermarket.

25 Aug 2015


"Well appointed apartment close to the beach."

Really well appointed apartment, ideal for our family holiday. On arrival the apartment was immaculate and a credit to the cleaners employed by the owners. With children who love to be bare foot that's important! The back door of the apartment was great for unloading once we had arrived and we used it more then the front door in the end! The kitchen is well equipped and the dishwasher and washing machine were easy to use. The lounge area was roomy and the selection of books, DVDs and games were well utilised. The bedrooms were comfortable and pleasantly decorated, and had enough storage for us. Location of apartment is really good, it's a 10 minute walk from Boscombe Pier (with a slow paced 3 year old and a fast paced 8 year old!) and beaches. It's also close to the park and mini golf, great for a damp afternoon away from the beach. The land train to Bournemouth goes from the promenade by the the pier into Bournemouth if you want a busier beach and bigger selection of restaurants. There are a couple of nice independent restaurants close to the beach and for a short walk into Boscombe town centre cafe Bosconova is well worth a visit for breakfast! If you fancy a day away from the beach, we went to Adventure Wonderland which is close to Bournemouth airport only 10 minutes away. Entrance fee was very reasonable and there was enough there to keep our two children occupied. The quiet nature of Boscombe compared to the more vibrant Bournemouth was the thing that appealed to us for our holiday and the apartment made our stay comfortable and easy.

4 Oct 2014


"Very comfortable, well appointed and very nicely furnished."

Depending on what your holiday plans are, I feel a car is necessary as all the action appears to be in Bournemouth itself. Shopping street within easy access. The unit is a basement flat but this is not a problem as very well lit and has a very convenient back entrance. Overall we enjoyed our stay here.

28 Jun 2014


"Couldn't ask for more!"

This spacious apartment has a 'home from home' feel with absolutely everything you could ask for in it. It is situated close to the gorgeous sandy beach and we had some lovely meals in the local area. Ocean City chinese restaurant and Urban Beach are definately recommended; as is this apartment!

12 Jun 2014


"Fantastic apartment in a wonderful location"

This was my second stay at this excellent holiday apartment, and after my previous experience I was keen to return at the earliest opportunity. This time, we had amazing weather to accompany the great facilities on offer. The apartment is located in such a wonderful old building - Burlington Mansions - which evokes fond memories of the storied past of this charming seaside resort. While the apartment is ideally situated a few minutes stroll from the seafront and Boscombe Pier, it is also a superb base to explore the beautiful Dorset countryside and New Forest. We took day trips through the countryside to Dorchester, and also to Swanage and Corfe Castle on the Isle of Purbeck, which is accessible by a short ferry ride from Bournemouth. The location of the flat is therefore ideal - both for lazy days on the seafront in Boscombe, and for exploring the South coast and surrounding countryside if you prefer a more vigorous vacation! The flat itself is very well equipped, and the owners obviously care about maintaining the property and facilities to the highest of standards. I must also say that Teresa was extremely helpful during the booking process, and provided comprehensive directions as well as a list of suggestions on nearby restaurants and attractions that significantly enhanced our stay. Hope to return soon!

6 Jan 2014


"A beautiful homely apartment with a perfect location"

We had a break here in late December to relax and try a bit of surfing (brrrrr!) and this was the perfect base to get down to the beach and get out of the cold when we were done! The first impression of this apartment was that it is *really* nicely decorated and immaculately clean. There are themed pictures hanging throughout and nice, modern furniture. It's not just a pretty face either - the place is extremely well thought out: We stayed in and cooked and found everything we needed right there (pots, pans, cutlery and plenty of basics like tea, sugar etc). There's a dishwasher to make life easier when your done and a large selection of DVDs by the TV to watch in the evening (unfortunately I was forced to watch Bridget Jones' diary... again!) and a load of books and local tourist guides. There were instructions for all the facilities (wifi was a decent speed too). Showers were warm, washing machine worked, beds were very comfortable. Even little details have been thought of - the owners have put a large picture outside on the wall opposite the lounge window so you aren't greeted with bricks. In short, its better equipped, better looking and more comfortable than my house. I need to move here! Location-wise, this place is just up the hill from the beach so really ideal for anyone looking to get down there (would be great for families). And there is a high street with a Sainsbury's within walking distance in the other direction. Pretty much perfect. All in all, I really can't fault my experience at Boscombe Reef Retreat (except my friends' choice of movie and the Great British weather) and I will definitely recommend this to anyone looking to visit Bournemouth/Boscombe over a more expensive (and probably less comfortable) B&B or hotel.

5 Jan 2014


"Great New Year stay at this wonderful apartment!"

This apartment has it all - it is ideally located in a fabulous Victorian building a mere five minutes walk from the seafront and Boscombe Pier. The flat has an excellent kitchen equipped with all the utensils one could need. The lounge area is comfortable and spacious, and the TV comes equipped with cable and a large selection of DVDs for days when the weather doesn't co-operate. The flat was very well appointed and spotlessly clean. The surrounding area has a large selection of cafes and restaurants, and there are shops within walking distance. Would highly recommend, and will stay again!

18 Oct 2013


"Great Flat, Steps away from Boscombe Pier and Seafront"

Flat 51 of the Burlington Flats was a great place to stay. It's a 5 min walk to the Boscombe Pier and Seafront. There are great restaurants and lots of things to do like walking, hiking, running or cycling along the waterfront. There is also a grocery store and shops, also a 5 minute walk from the flat. The flat has full kitchen amenities. It felt like home and I would definitely come back. There wasn't one thing that i was missing during my stay. All my needs were met and the location was great.

14 Mar 2013


"Immaculately clean, every convenience, great bathrooms and showers"

Such a nice lady to deal with. I was disorganised but she wasn't and she was so helpful. She was also flexible which is a nice quality when one is planning time away. The building is an old mansion block, v. attractive, like something out of Poirrot but the flat was a little tricky to find once inside but there are instructions (which I didn't read at first). The flat is so clean, spotless infact. The beds are comfy. The sheets nice and soft. The bathrooms are modern and luxurious with the main bath big and with powerful water pressure in both. The kitchen is better than yours at home. I guarantee it. With good oven, dishwasher, microwave. There are cleaning materials, rubbish bags, cloths, dishwasher fluid, washing machine and detergent, lovely plates, crockery and utensils. Brilliant. We had someone for dinner and didn't lack anything. There are so many TV channels and it was warm and cosy with good radiators and heating. Thoroughly recommend. Oh and there is private, off-street parking. The shops are about 3 blocks walk one way, the sea is about the same in the other direction but it's nice to have a car. Thanks so much for a great stay.

We are very pleased that we were able to assist you with your last minute booking, and that you enjoyed what sounds like a much deserved break at Boscombe Reef Retreat. I do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you when you are next back in the UK.

24 Sep 2012


"Well equiped, well furnished comfortable holiday appartment in good location"

Well furnished comfortable appartment in walking distance of the town and beach. Mini train link from Boscombe to Bournmouth and shopping centre also close to good bus link. Great authentic Chinese resturant a few bus stops away definatly recommended.

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