Impressive 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom split level apartment conveniently located
My family have lived in this area since the early 1900's and I grew up here. It wasn't until I lived abroad that I fully appreciated this beautiful area of the UK. We currently live an hour away but get down to the coast whenever we can. I love to travel and try to use my experiences home abroad to enhance our guests stay. I am into health, fitness and wellbeing and try to practice what I preach- I am a nurse by profession so this a helps! I enjoy spending time with family and friends at home and abroad.
Teresa purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Teresa chose Bournemouth
Our guests have described Boscombe Reef Retreat as a 'home from home'. we do our best to provide everything you need to make your holiday a fabulous experience. We love the beautiful historical building of Burlington Mansions and hope our guests will appreciate the combination of a historic building with modern facilities. We offer free WiFi and internet, free parking and have Virgin Media cable TiVo TV with a vast selection of TV channels. The property is suitable for young and old alike. If you have a young family we provide a travel cot, high chair and stair gate. There is a downstairs cloakroom (toilet and sink) and upstairs each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom.
What makes this Apartment unique
Set within the prestigious Burlington Mansions a former Victorian luxury hotel Boscombe Reef Retreat offer two self-contained 2 bedroom holiday apartments fitted to a very high standard. We are located just 500m from the vibrant seafront and access to 7 miles of golden sandy beaches. A good selection of shops, restaurants and bars can be found in several directions within close proximity. REVIEWS- we are new to HomeAway from August 2016 but have been renting our properties since 2010 and have a Certificate of Excellence Award with over 40 5* Tripadvisor reviews from our very satisfied guests. You can also see our guestbook page on our website where our guests have written about their stay. Some of our reviews: A very nice flat, a very nice holiday! ***** Left on Aug 2, 2016 for a stay in Jul 2016 We had a 7-day holiday at Boscombe Reef Retreat at the end of July 2016 and really enjoyed our stay. The flat was very large and all the rooms and furniture were in excellent state. Had a problem with the dishwasher, it was sorted out immediately by the owners. Plenty of stuff also for kids, our daughters loved it. Perfect location for Boscombe seafront and only a 5-min drive away from Bournemouth seafront and amenities. Visited Paulton's park, Palmer's farm, Oceanarium among other things - so much to do with young children. May 04, 2016 144422 Boscombe Reef Retreat Our favorite place in Bournemouth March 16, 2016 144422 Boscombe Reef Retreat Absolutely recommend - we came back quickly! December 03, 2015 144422 Boscombe Reef Retreat Absolutely recommend November 05, 2015 144422 Boscombe Reef Retreat Excellent holiday flat October 08, 2015 144422 Boscombe Reef Retreat Excellent holiday let with lovely furnishings and fittings September 28, 2015 144422 Boscombe Reef Retreat STILL TOP OF THE CLASS September 20, 2015 144422 Boscombe Reef Retreat Outstanding comfort, very spacious and extremely clean. September 20, 2015 144422 Boscombe Reef Retreat Five star plus
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We loved staying at this apartment! Everything that you could possible need for a short stay with kids was available, including high chair, games, books, stair gate, cot and even Tupperware for picnics :) Basics like tea, sugar, salt, pepper, cooking oil, dishwasher tablets, tea towels and even kids plates, cups and cutlery were provided.
The owner is a lovely lady just an email away and very responsive for any queries. My husband found the ceiling beams in the bathroom a bit of a hindrance, but then again he is 6’5” and the odd ceiling beam isn’t going to stop us from coming back for another holiday :)
We used the apartment as a base for exploring New Forest, which isn’t too far. The weather was lovely and we also managed a day at the beach!
We had an excellent holiday and my kids wanted to move into the apartment permanently!
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased that you had such a lovely holiday and that your children loved the apartment. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back again.
Very good accommodation and close to beach and shops etc.
Well fitted out accommodation with large lounge and dining area, kitchen nice size with all quality equipment and plenty of storage. Owner kept in touch for any help. Twin bedroom probably not suitable for 2 adults or grown up children.Would visit again.
Excellent, immaculately clean, perfect families
This was our 3rd stay in the apartment in 5 years and it continues to be an excellent choice. There's no signs of wear and tear as it gets older, it's always immaculately clean and tidy, and has everything my growing family needs for a holiday stay.
Having small children, staying somewhere with a washing machine and tumble dryer is a must. We were very happy a cot, high chair and step (for sinks) was also provided, reducing our luggage!
The location is amazing, so close to the beautiful sandy beach and with child friendly pubs and restaurants within walking distance, and just a short drive into Bournemouth.
I would thoroughly recommend this property to anyone staying in the area, 5* as usual. We look forward to returning again soon.
Great apartment in a good location
Everything was as described on the web-site. Great apartment which was very well furnished and close to the beaches and restaurants. It's hard to quantify but the apartment has a really nice feel to it and my wife and I, plus our son and grand-daughter had an amazing time. Teresa, the landlady, was attentive throughout our stay and ensured we had a special time. Thank-you.
We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Boscombe Reef Retreat despite the unseasonal weather. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back when the weather is better so you can have the full experience of what this beautiful area has to offer.
Comfortable and cozy
Excellent, comfortable and cozy apartment in Boscombe. Kitchen was very well equipped, WiFi was excellent and beds comfortable. Having three bathrooms is definitely a plus, especially after a whole day surfing on a sandy beach. Location was perfect - very quite area, not noise at all at night. Just 5 min walk to Boscombe pier and 10min to ALDI supermarket. Teresa has been extremly helpful and friendly.
Another fabulous New Year at this spacious, clean, well equipped, well positioned and in a beautiful building, apartment. Summer or winter this is the best place we have ever stayed in the area.
Lovely to wrap up warm and walk along the seafront or drive a few miles to Hengisby Head where the walk with views is beautiful. 10 miles out of town is the fabulous Moors Valley Park with lots of nature trails to walk. If you want to book for next New Year too late...... we are already booked, but we highly recommend for any other time of the year, whether for a short or long stay.
The owner, Teresa, is very friendly and prompt in reply to emails.
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 Pavilion.The free Bournemouth Air Festival every August features incredible air displays, attractions and fantastic evening entertainment, and was selected as a finalist in the 2010/11 South West England Tourism Awards.
The Christmas Market from mid 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.
Local activities to try
• Beach Activities
• Boat Trips
• Cruising (motor & sail)
• Fossil Hunting / Geology
• Gig Racing / Rowing
• Horse riding
• Paragliding and Hang Gliding
• Personal Watercraft• Powerboating
• Rock Climbing
• Sea Kayaking
• Sea Angling
• Stand Up Paddleboarding
• Water skiing / Wake Board
• Wildlife Watching
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 birthplace;
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.
For our international guests London is only 2hrs away on a quick direct train line. Bournemouth Station is 10 mins from the apartment where a train can be taken directly to London Waterloo. Waterloo Station is a short walk to many London attractions including The London Eye, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament and the South Bank of the River Thames where there is a hive of activity with many restaurants, street artists and side walk café’s. Enjoy an active day in London and return to the peace and tranquility of Boscombe Reef Retreat.