About this listing
Unique luxury apartment on 4 levels in a historic building, 5 minutes walk from Boscombe beach .
3 Bedrooms + ensuites, media room, terrace, etc etc.
Unique converted apartment on 4 levels in a historic 'Collcutt' designed building 5 minutes walk from Boscombe pier, beach and shopping with a great range of shops cafes and restaurants.
Impressive entrance hall inside the flat, 4.5metre high ceiling with gilded Corinthian style columns and original decorative plasterwork panels; a large crystal chandelier, a pool table and a study area on mezzanine that overlooks the hall.
Up a wide staircase to the large open plan Lounge/kitchen/dining area with sea glimpses. A small utility room houses the washing and drying machines as well as a wine chiller and freezer.
Bedroom 3 is on this level with a sky light and 'secret' stairs down to an en-suite shower room.
There are also french doors that open out onto a bridge that takes you to the large sun terrace with a large circular table and plenty of chairs.
2 Bedrooms downstairs with en-suite bathrooms, both with 'his and hers' basins and a two person bath in the main one.
Stairs from the main hall take you down to the Media room with reclining leather sofas to view DVDs or your own computer display (via HDMI) on an 86" projector screen and surround sound system.
There is wireless internet that covers most of the flat.
Garage under the sun terrace is used for storing bikes etc..
2 Parking spaces.
Bournemouth town centre is just over one mile away and can be accessed via bus, taxi or a lovely clifftop or beach walk.
N.B. I have noticed that if you are viewing this on Android the pictures lose their captions and friends comments do not appear! Please note that the pictures show the outside and common entrance area before the inside of the flat.
The entire apartment except a couple of storage cupboards.
Interaction with Guests
We do not live on site so personal interaction will be limited other than by phone/email.
Boscombe has a unique character and charm, slightly more bohemian and less hectic than Bournemouth centre but lots of restaurants, cafe's etc and lovely walks along the beach or cliff tops.
Buses are less than 5 minutes walk and the train station is just over a mile away. Taxis are cheap and plentiful if you fancy shopping or a night out in 'the big smoke' of Bournemouth!
Other Things to Note
We will often use a key safe located inside the building, beside the front door to give you access; so checkin/out can be very flexible.
The carpet is cream so all shoes are left at the entrance doors!
This is a strictly NO SMOKING property.
The communal corridors have high ceilings which are beautiful but carry any excessive noise so respect for other residents is essential.
Due to the proximity of our neighbours BBQs are not allowed on our patio however there is a BBQ area on the patio in the communal gardens that you are welcome to use should you wish.
We do supply bath towels and laundry (that's what the cleaning charge covers). If you fancy a dip then please bring beach towels with you.
The flat is our family retreat and indulgence so we make no apology for being fussy as to who we rent it to, but if you appreciate historic buildings and are respectful of others possessions then get in touch!
Once the booking had been made, Jim made contact with me to provide me with any relevant information and also to put our minds at ease about the booking. He was very informative and responded quickly to my emails/text messages. The listing was very accurate and almost didn't do the apartment justice! The apartment is everything and more that it could have been and was perfect for our weekend away watching the Bournemouth Air Show. The facilities are high standard and the location of the apartment is perfect. Walking distance from the beach, town etc. Also the Terrace which overlooked onto the sea was perfect for us. Jim, the host went above and beyond providing local information about Bournemouth. I really cannot fault the apartment at all. The bedrooms were comfortable, all en-suite and everything was clean and spotless to a higher standard than most hotels!
Many thanks for your booking and lovely review. We work hard to try to make everything as good as we can for our guests and Tara, our wonderful cleaner is as 'OCD' as we are! It is great to have such lovely guests that appreciate our unique apartment and take care of it for us.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment. Jim kept in touch throughout (although we never met him) and we had no problems checking in or out. He sent us good tips about where to eat and drink, for which we were really grateful since Boscombe hasn't much going for it - apart from the places which Jim recommended . The flat is superb and we loved the amenities like the pool table and cinema room. It's a great place to chill out and we did just that. We felt very at home there. It's within easy reach of Poole, Swanage, New Forest etc. We are a family with an 18 year old daughter and a 19 year old son and we all enjoyed ourselves.
It was a weekend to remember, an amazing apartment with all your needs! The host was very meticulous and catered for our every need. We will be definitely visiting again.
Jim welcomed us in a very friendly way and showed us around the amazing apartment. Its just a great place.
My family (husband, 3 boys and mother in law) and I have just returned from a wonderful stay in Bournemouth in this fabulous apartment.
Jim was a fantastic host communicating well in advance of our trip with directions, instructions on how to access the property and great tips about the area. He was also faultless in answering our couple of small queries, responding within minutes of me texting.
The apartment far surpasses its description and the photos can't portray the elegance and size of this amazing place. As well as being a unique and exciting place to stay (especially for our 3 boys) it was also spotlessly clean, very well equipped and extremely comfortable - particularly the beds which were beyond compare.
We were primarily visiting family but there was so much to do in the area within a very short walk that it would be an ideal base for anyone looking for luxury close to the beach. It took us under 5 minutes to walk down to Boscombe Pier and there is a lovely coast path / land train over to Bournemouth Beach.
I would be hard pushed to offer any criticism at all of this stunning place but if I had to give a warning it would be that you may well lose your partner in the enormous bed!
My 5 year old son summed up how we all felt about Jim's home when he turned back to the flat as we were leaving and said "goodbye beautiful house, I love you"
Many thanks to Jim for a fantastic long weekend.
We had a great Easter weekend staying in Bournemouth. Jim's apartment, is great quality and I'm sure you will not be disappointed if you booked it. The apartment it is very well appointed and we enjoyed the pool table and media room.
The apartment is very close to the sandy beach and some great restaurants. If you're feeling brave you can also hire SUP boards on the beach.
I would not hesitate in recommending this apartment to anyone!
Booked Burlington Mansions apartment as a 4 day base whilst myself and colleagues attended a conference in Bournemouth.
Impressed with the efficiency of communications and information prior to our stay and Jim contacted us a couple of times to ask if everything was OK and if we needed any help.
Flat is really stunning and was clean and well presented - the photos are good but it has even more of a wow factor in real life.
It has a superb range of kitchen equipment and gadgets, beds were very comfy with quality linen and pillows.
We had a lovely time and would recommend to family/friends.