|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Kitchen/diner. American fridge/freezer, gas hob, electric oven, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, crockery, cutlery, glasses, pans, utensils. Dining table and 8 chairs. Vacuum, mop, bucket and brushes.
Lounge with leather 3 piece suite, mirror, glass coffee table, antique pine table, lamps, Flat screen TV, free-sat box, DVD player. Curtains and rug.Wooden style floors
Large hallway with fitted wardrobes, glass table and mirror.
Bed.1 with 6ft 6in white wrought iron bed. Valance, mattress protector, 4 pillows, large duvet. Bedside tables, desk, chair, lamps. Cream curtains.
Bed 2.5ft bed, 4 pillows, valance, mattress prot, double duvet. Fitted glass fronted wardrobes,2 bedside cabinets, cream curtains and blind.
En-suite. Bath, shower facility, WC and basin.
Bed 3. 2 x 3ft bedside table, lamp, pine chest of drawers.
Family bathroom. Double shower cubicle, WC, basin, Glass cabinets. Garden table/6 chairs with cushions, parasol, BBQ.
1. "THE GRAND" AND 2. "HIDEAWAY"
1. "THE GRAND' is a huge 5 bedroom maisonette which comprises the top part of this character house.and sleeps 12 guests (or up to 14 with prior approval). It has its own separate external front door.
2. "HIDEAWAY" is a large 3 bedroomed ground floor apartment which sleeps up to 8 guests and has its own separate external front door. There is a secluded Japanese styled garden at the rear of the house which is perfect for alfresco dining or BBQ.
THE FOLLOWING SUMMARY RELATES TO BOTH THE MAISONETTE AND THE APARTMENT:
Both are very well maintained, comfortable and decorated to a high contemporary standard. Equipment provided is comprehensive and includes, free WIFI, American Style fridge/freezers,microwaves,washing machines, dishwashers large flat screen televisions, with Freeview, DVD players.
The property is perfectly situated a couple of minutes walk to the beautiful clean blue flag status sandy beaches which stretch for 9 miles. Southbourne high street, with its comprehensive selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, pubs, cafes, takeaways, is a few minutes walk from the property.
Activities such as surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing, canoeing, sailing, fishing, paint ball, bowling, horse riding, gliding are available locally. Easy access to the New Forest, Isle of Wight, Poole. Sandbanks, Weymouth, Salisbury, Christchurch. Romsey, Corfe Castle, Brownsea Island and Jurassic Coast, to name but a few. Monkey World, Weymouth Sealife Centre , Bournemouth Oceanarium, Beaulieu Car Museum National Trust properties are also close by.
I love the property as it is has so much character with large, comfortable, rooms, set in a beautiful tree lined avenue, with 9 miles of beautiful, uninterrupted clean sandy beaches at the end of the road. I love Bournemouth's micro climate - the weather tends to be warmer than the rest of England - and its access to so many lovely and historic places.
Location, Location, location! All important!
Close to train and bus stops
Bournemouth International Airport only 15 minutes drive from property.
We have just returned from a fabulous week's holiday. The apartment is first class, modern, spotlessly clean and with everything you could possibly need- including buckets of space for the children, very child friendly too... My wife was in love with the kitchen... Large and very stylish!
lovely walk down to the beach- really just a stones throw away...also property so close to the highstreet, shops, pubs & cafes. The centre of Bournemouth is within reach as well, though we chose to make the journey by car to castlepoint a great shopping centre only 5 minutes away.
There was a zen garden area at the apartment, perfect for breakfast or BBQs or simply relaxing and letting the world go by, with privacy and a relaxing feel.
Suzie was the perfect host, very genuine and in regular touch with us throughout to answer any questions and ensuring we all had a good time.
All in all, a perfect holiday and we would definitely come back again and highly recommend to anyone. We have already sent a request to book again the following summer!
This is such a lovely flat in the best location walking distance to the beach and a selection of Bars and Restaurants and the local shops
owner Sue always makes us welcome we have been coming for the last
6 or 7 years and its now our home from home
We stayed at The Grand over the Easter holiday and had a wonderful time. The house is beautiful and the location fantastic and is even better than the photos, Southbourne Beach and the Cliff Tops are literally at the end of the road, and the main shops of Southbourne are at the other end of the road!
The Owner was very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely stay again and recommend to friends.
Great location, great apartment, great weekend! The apartment is just as is shown in the photos - in fact better (which is not always the case when booking online..)!! The cliffs and the beach are literally at the end of the road and Bournemouth is not much further in a taxi (like 10 mins). I would definitely say this is a luxury apartment and had everything we needed for a fun relaxing birthday weekend away. I would totally recommend this to anyone.
We were looking forward to a quiet comfortable stay in this ground floor flat. We had been told to bring our own bedlinen and towels but that the owner would provide a 6'6" sheet for the large bed. When we arrived we immediately saw that the sheet left for us had been used by the previous occupants and not changed. We immediately phoned the contact number of the owner who was abroad in Spain and who stated she could not believe such a thing had occurred implying somehow we were making it up. Her daughter was the emergency contact in Bournemouth. We were reminded on several occasions she was a nurse and does a very important job, and would not be on hand to help us, and therefore there was no one to help us. The owner suggested that we wash the sheet ourselves and the daughter would tumble dry it for us. This we duly did and looked around the rest of the flat. The place was not cleaned properly with dirty corners in rooms and a large cobweb near the floor in a corner of the main bedroom. As the nights were getting colder we turned on the heating and found that the radiator would not get hot in the room my two youngest daughters would have to use. This single glazed room in an old flat was too cold for anyone to sleep in. We had specifically chosen this as it is a 3 bed flat. This was all within the first hour of arrival. Turning on the lighting it was immediately evident that at least 10 light bulbs were blown. The owner suggested we replace them for her when we told her. We decided to try and move in to a hotel but could not find a suitable one at short notice as all the nice ones were booked up on the Friday night, so we decided to tough it out and not stay the full 4 days but leave a soon as we had seen all the family members we were down to see. There were numerous other niggles with the flat, all due to poor maintenance and attention to detail. The toilet roll holder was missing in the shower room, we slipped numerous times on a loose wooden board in the kitchen, a loose door bar cut my daughter's toe and a number of other problems too numerous to mention. By 9.30 on the first night with no reply from the daughter I had to iron the sheet dry with an iron with the temperature control missing. Just after I completed this the daughter rang the bell unannounced at 10.00pm. We have asked the owner to refund one night we didn't stay but her response has been to accuse us of fabricating the photos we took and threaten to sue us. We could not recommend it less
There are 7 miles of magnificent sandy beaches around Southbourne and Bournemouth area which have been awarded the blue flag of excellence for their superb cleanliness. From the property it is a 2 minute walk to the cliffs and beach. Cafe Riva on the clifftop has a great view 'Bistro on the Beach' a 15 min stroll along the beach. Go surfing at Europe's first £2 million surf reef which is only 10 min walk from property. There's a chain ferry from Sandbanks (20 mins drive) to Shell Bay.
Bournemouth Int. airport 20 mins drive. Bournemouth Train Station 10 mins drive. Poole Ferryport 30 min drive from property. Portsmouth Ferryport 2 hours drive from property (these times are approximate). A car would be useful with so many amazing places to visit in the area, but not essential as the beach, shops, restaurants, pubs, bars, takeaways are within walking distance from the property.
Christchurch. Sandbanks. Poole. Weymouth. Dorchester. Salisbury. Lymington. Lyndhurst. Brokenhurst. Burley. Isle of Wight. Romsey. Corfe Castle.The New Forest, Swanage,
Co-op supermarket 5 mins walk away. Sainsbury's store 2 min from property 24 hour Tesco's 10 mins drive from property. Most major banks in Southbourne High Street. There is a Tesco convenience store in Southbourne, at the end of Grand Avenue which is open till 11 pm every evening. Specialist Butchers and Fishmoners shop. Lots of cafe's, bar/restaurants locally.