A fantastic seaside location and close to the beach
Mr Kevin Beale
Why Mr Kevin Beale chose Bournemouth
Our place is close to Boscombe Beach, the pier and Chine Gardens. It has a choice of good restaurants, bars, local shops and the town centre. You’ll love our place because of it is quietly located with a private balcony looking out to sea. The interior is spacious and with a modern interior design, that makes great use of space and storage. You should also find your stay to be very calming and relaxing. It‘s a great place for couples or singles.
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Pleasant break in seaside apartment
Well situated for beach between centre of town and Christchurch. All we needed to make ourselves at home. Owner went the extra mile to make us comfortable by bringing coffee pot. Overall we were very happy with our stay.
We had a wonderful stay in a very comfortable, cosy, home from home. The owner was extremely helpful on our arrival, helping us to find a parking space and unload our luggage. The apartment was spotlessly clean, bright and airy. We had a short walk to the beach, and the shops were only a 7 minuet walk away. There are plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants about and the beautiful clean beach goes on for miles.
Super quiet appartment near the beach
Stayed 5 nights in this compact well decorated appartment. Bed was comfortable and the kitchen was well equiped. Kevin, the owner is extremely friendly and helpful, with tips about the local area and places to eat which were very useful. Supermarkets are in walking distance as is the very lovely sandy beach. Had a super 5 nights here and can highly recomend a stay if you are visiting Boscombe/Bournemouth.
Thank you for your very kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves and had a great time whilst staying here.
Property was very clean and had all the facilities you could need.
Property was well situated, Ideal location for exploring Boscombe, Bournemouth and surrounding area.
Boscombe self-catering accommodation
Enjoyed my visit and Kevin was very helpful in moving my luggage from ground floor to studio flat with balcony (thankyou!!), for latter part of my stay. Flat was very nice & well furnished inside and good view of sea from balcony. Great location from which to visit local plus surrounding area. Can recommend visiting The Tank Museum at Bovington and Lulworth Cove/Durdle Door (fine weather permitting). Boscombe & Bournemouth both have plenty to offer, pubs/restaurants plus also not forgetting the Chines (particularly Boscombe Chine Gardens, which was very well presented & with local volunteers available - namely Dorset Devils). Can also recommend long walk from Boscombe East Cliff to Hengistbury Head, with fantastic views overlooking Christchurch Bay and towards IOW. All together a great time had, and hope to be back again at some time.
Lovely flat ,beautifully clean, and comfortable.lKevin,the owner, was very helpful. There was tea,coffee, milk ,sugar and sweeteners waiting for us,so no rushing to the shops to get a things for a cuppa.
Thank you for your lovely review.
- Boscombe's pedestrian shopping area is approximately 10 minutes walk from the Studio. Here you will find the essentials at Sainsbury's, Aldi and Lidl Supermarkets. Its' also known for its outdoor market that’s open on Thursdays and Saturdays. There’s also a wide range of shops to explore under cover in the Sovereign Centre and Victorian Royal Arcade. The Royal Arcade is definitely worth a look; a beautiful throwback to the Victorian era with a fascinating and varied range of independent shops including a record shop, galleries and art supplies, clothes, tarot reading and a café with outdoor seating.
Local Places to Eat
- Urban Reef is an informal bar, cafe, deli and more formal restaurant located next to the beach on Boscombe Promenade. Their unique location offers stunning panoramic views of Bournemouth Bay, from the Isle of Wight to the Purbecks and beyond. They’re all about taking time to enjoy locally sourced, seasonal food & drink with family and friends. They love smiling, having fun and working really hard to achieve something amazing for their customers. https://www.urbanreef.com/
- Reef Encounter is a bar and grill restaurant with a laid-back relaxed ambience. The outside decked seating area offers views down to Bournemouth Bay, making it a perfect stop for that pint, glass of wine or coffee whilst soaking up the sun for instance. There's plenty of seating inside too to enjoy great food and soak up the atmosphere. Look out for their many tempting offers, such as the Wednesday steak night for two. http://www.reef-encounter.com/
- Urban Beach: Besides being an award winning boutique hotel Urban Beach is five minutes walk from the beach, it also offers a modern bistro, decadent cocktail lounge and large outside terrace with heated seats for British al-fresco dining. They're obsessed with warm welcomes, giant hugs, exceptional service, relaxed vibes and the very best local, seasonal food and drink, served with love. Why not try it for breakfast too! https://www.urbanbeach.co.uk/
- Shelley Theatre: Many know the Shelley Manor building because of its associations with Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. Her husband, Sir Percy Shelley, had a timber theatre built in the Boscombe Manor grounds but replaced it with the current grander theatre which was opened in 1870 with a public performance. Many of their friends acted and came to see shows including Sir Henry Irving and Robert Louis Stevenson (who wrote Jekyll and Hyde in Bournemouth). In recent years the theatre has been revived and offers great value entertainment with an eclectic mix of entertainment from small stage shows to comedy nights. http://www.shelleytheatre.co.uk/
- Lulworth Cove is a beautiful secluded area. It's world famous for its unique geology and land forms. People go to enjoy the panoramic views and crystal clear waters on this stretch of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a must-visit destination on Dorset's Jurassic Coast. Nearby is Durdle Door, another of the Jurassic Coast’s most iconic landscapes. It is a natural arch, formed from a layer of hard limestone standing almost vertically out of the sea. It's well worth the uphill hike from Lulworth cove to visit this area too. https://jurassiccoast.org/walkthroughtime/lulworth-cove-4/ https://jurassiccoast.org/walkthroughtime/durdle-door/
- Corfe Castle is a thousand-year-old castle shaped by warfare. It's one of Britain's most iconic and evocative survivors of the English Civil War, partially demolished in 1646 by the Parliamentarians. It offers breathtaking views across the Purbeck. The surrounding village is constructed almost completely from the local grey Purbeck limestone and comprises two main streets linked at their north end at the Square. Around the square, with its cross commemorating Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897, are clustered the unique small collection of shops, pubs, restaurants, teahouses, a church and two free museums. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/corfe-castle
- With its remarkable range of plants and animals, ancient tradition of commoning, varied history and distinctive local communities, the New Forest National Park is unique. Wild ponies roam everywhere throughout this area, but you can find 5 species of deer there too. It's great for walks and exploring, and some great traditional british pubs to enjoy great food and drink. There are many villages well worth a visit, Burley, Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst to name but a few. Why not let the train take the strain and take a short journey to Brockenhurst for a great day out for example. Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard also make for a great day out with it's famous car and museums. www.newforestnpa.gov.uk