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Bournemouth Reef Apartment

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Beautiful sea-side apartment, recently refurbished to a high standard. Featuring top quality beds and mattresses, this comfortable, light & spacious holiday apartment is located just a few minutes’ walk from Boscombe Pier (0.3 miles) and its blue flag beach, and within 1.7 miles of Bournemouth Pier. The apartment has two en-suite bedrooms and can comfortably sleep 4 people and an infant. The apartment is located within prestigious Burlington Mansions, an historic former hotel still retaining many period features including a grand foyer with revolving door entrance. You can access the communal gardens including the large communal sun terrace for sunbathing and BBQ. There is a bike rack in the grounds. Apartment Facilities Bed linen and towels are provided, and we can offer a mid-stay lin...Beautiful sea-side apartment, recently refurbished to a high standard. Featuring top quality beds and mattresses, this comfortable, light & spacious holiday apartment is located just a few minutes’ walk from Boscombe Pier (0.3 miles) and its blue flag beach, and within 1.7 miles of Bournemouth Pier. The apartment has two en-suite bedrooms and can comfortably sleep 4 people and an infant. The apartment is located within prestigious Burlington Mansions, an historic former hotel still retaining many period features including a grand foyer with revolving door entrance. You can access the communal gardens including the large communal sun terrace for sunbathing and BBQ. There is a bike rack in the grounds. Apartment Facilities Bed linen and towels are provided, and we can offer a mid-stay linen change for a two-week stay. A travel cot and highchair are provided. Other facilities include fitted wardrobes in both bedrooms, gas central heating and free Wi-Fi internet. There is one allocated parking space for the apartment, and additional free on-street parking is available nearby. The master bedroom with en-suite shower room has a king-sized bed with pocket-sprung mattress and goose feather and down bedding. Anti-allergy pillows are also available. The curved turret windows offer glimpses of the sea with the Purbeck cliffs beyond. The second bedroom, which also has an en-suite bathroom, has twin single beds, again with pocket-sprung mattresses. These beds can be positioned together to form a super-king sized bed. The spacious lounge/dining room has a 32” flat-screen TV with Freeview and DVD player. The dining table and chairs can seat up to 5 people. The kitchen is newly tiled and well equipped with full-height fridge-freezer, electric oven and gas hob with 5 burners, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine/tumble dryer. Local Facilities There are plenty of great places to visit within a few minutes’ walk from the apartment. The lovely Boscombe Spa Village offers a coastal activity park, surf centre and shops, restaurants and cafés. Surf boards, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are available to hire on the Overstrand.  The iconic Boscombe pier has a music trail for the kids and traditional kiosks selling beach goods. Make sure you try the delicious local Purbeck Ice Cream. The Pier makes a great place to watch Bournemouth’s fireworks display every Friday in the summer season and of course, the annual Bournemouth Air Festival and new Wheels Festival. Tree lined Boscombe Chine Gardens with its playground, water play area and basketball court is also a short walk away. From the pier you can walk or cycle along the seafront promenade easterly to Southbourne or westerly to Poole Sandbanks peninsula ending at the jazz café. Shopping facilities in Boscombe’s traffic free pedestrian precinct are a few minutes’ walk inland and a market is held on Thursdays and Saturdays. History Burlington Mansions, formerly the Burlington Hotel, was built by Sir Henry Drummond Wolff (an English diplomat and politician) in the mid nineteenth century in Italian Renaissance style, with 200 bedrooms and gardens sweeping down to the sea. Wolff was also the man behind Boscombe Chine Gardens and sought to develop Boscombe Spa as a resort. In nearby Boscombe town centre, the impressive Royal Arcade was opened by the Duke of Connaught (Queen Victoria’s third son) in 1893 and is still open today as a shopping mall. Notes Sorry, no single-gender groups, no Hen/Stag parties, no pets. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Iron
TV
Parking
Microwave
Elevator/Lift access
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Super-clean nicely decorated flat in a classy block. Good location for Boscombe Beach (5 mins walk down hill) and the centre of Bournemouth (lovely 1.5 mile stroll along the clifftop). Parking space was useful, although it took a bit of getting used to (but I...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank AtMyBest
Management response:Responded 23 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Sue. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to make the most of the lovely seaside location and walks

Reviewed 13 January 2018

The building it self is very grand both externally and within. The location is ideal for the beach, shops, play park restaurants cafes and buses etc. We do not have a car and here you do not require one. Alison was so helpful at getting...More

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank Odyssey690435
Management response:Responded 13 January 2018

Thank you for your glowing reference Pam. I am glad the apartment and its location added to the sucess of your family holiday. I am happy to give extra support if needed for check in and check out where there are additional challenges. I live...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We would thoroughly recommend this apartment. Perfectly positioned between beach and town. It was great to have such a smart and spacious space to stay. We are a family of four and all had a great holiday. Owner Alison was very helpful throughout and made...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank DaveMne
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Apartment has everything you could wish for, lovely decor and layout. Thoughtful welcome pack much appreciated. Very convenient for beach, local amenities and restaurants and within easy reach of Bournemouth itself. Would definitely recommend.

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank 976alisonc
Management response:Responded 19 October 2016

Thank you for your recommendation. I am glad you all enjoyed yourselves and were able to make the most of the apartment facilities and the local attractions. A third year of mild October weather certainly helped. You are very welcome to return

Reviewed 30 July 2016

We had a great time here. The apartment is clean and light in a listed building with plenty of character (spiral staircases, lots of original features). There is a bathroom for each bedroom which is useful and I particularly liked the shape of the windows...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank anonymousuk
Management response:Responded 6 August 2016

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you and the children were able to make the most of the local attractions. You are very welcome to return again

About the Owner
Alison L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2015
Interaction with guests
Alison usually meets and greets new guests at the apartment upon check-in at 4pm. However if you need to arrive later, a key can be made available by prior arrangement for self check-in at any time. Alison has lived in Bournemouth for many years and is happy to provide advice about the local area, good eateries, etc.
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About the neighbourhood
Just a few minutes away near the pier, Boscombe Spa Village has an activity park for adults and children alike, with outdoor gym, table tennis a climbing rock and music trail on the pier for the children. The promenade is great place for walking, running, roller blading or cycling (but check out the leaflet on how and when in the hamper) If you’re keen on water sports, Sorted Surf Shop and the Surf Centre hire wet suits and equipment for surfing, kayaking and stand up paddle-boarding. They offer tuition too. Lifeguards are on duty at Boscombe, Bournemouth and Southbourne looking out for your safety.
Getting around
At the Travel Interchange for Bournemouth on Holdenhurst Road you will find your nearest rail, coach and bus stations. Timetables for the local Yellow Buses and More buses are provided in the Tourist Info hamper in the apartment. Special tourist bus services run in the summer season only along the Overcliff and to the Purbecks. Leaflets can be found in the hamper. Bicycles can be hired on the seafront Promenade – details again in the hamper.
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