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2 stylish apartments in Period property The Grand-sleeps 12 / Hideaway sleeps 8 - The Grand



Updated: 24-Nov-2016
Attractive Period house in Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorse,t England, 2 min walk to seafront or High St. Dog/child friendly. Can be rented together or separately.


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.


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.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment The Grand, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Kitchen/diner. Table/ chairs, American fridge/freezer, Large range style 3 oven electric cooker, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, China, cutlery, glasses, pans, utensils, vacuum, bucket, mop.

Lounge/diner. Fireplace. 3 leather settees, extending glass table & 12 leather chairs.Lamps, 48" Flat screen TV,Free-sat box, DVD player.

Bed 1. Double bed, duvet, 4 pillows, bedside tables,2 oak chest of drawers,,leather settee.

Bed 2. 2 x 3ft singles, king duvet, pillows, bedside tables, lamps, wardrobe.Chest of drawers.

Bed 3. 2 x 3ft divans, fitted wardrobes,bedside tables. 2 x fold up guest beds.

Bed 4. 3 x 3ft divans, pillows, 3 single duvets, wardrobe, chest and bedside cabinet.lamps

Bed 5. 3 x 3ft divans,3 single duvets, pillows.

All beds have mattress and pillow protectors

Bath 1 with, shower facility, wc, basin, mirror.

Bath 2 with shower, wc, basin and mirror.

Cloakroom with wc and toilet.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely house, spacious and room for us all ( 12 of us) Fantastic location for beach and activities. Everyone had a great time.
Aug 2016
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful property in prime location - near beach

  • 5 of 5

We were highly impressed with The Grand. The property was spotlessly clean and homely with lovely decor and furnishings and comfortable beds.

The kitchen had all modern conveniences and plenty of crockery; glasses and cooking equipment. The Grand is in a prime location just a few minutes walk from lovely sandy beaches and the high street with supermarkets; cafe's; restaurants and pubs. This property is a real gem of a find and we are hoping to come again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday let

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous 5 bedroom house close to local amenities and to the beachfront in Southbourne. Very clean and spacious property that also welcomes pets (dogs). We had a wonderful time away there. Thanks so much Susie. I'm sure we'll be in touch to stay with you again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Impressive, amazing property lovely owner!

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Suzie, was on hand to welcome us and show us around the property. It was like checking into a luxury hotel! She had thought of everything we might need on arrival including tea – yes!

We travelled as an extended family (six adults and 5 children) and we all had quite a long journey getting there. It was lovely to be able to just chill out and relax whilst knowing that quite nearby were three large supermarkets (Tesco, Co-op and Sainsburys – take your choice) so that we could stock up on everything we needed a bit later, as well as so many restaurants it was difficult to make a choice. Thoughtfully, Suzie had supplied all those small things you don’t want to have to buy for a week’s stay, like salt & pepper, washing up materials and hand soap for example – I hate going to places where they can’t even be bothered to put a toilet roll in each WC for when you arrive (yes, Suzie had provided that as well!).

The property was incredibly clean. The finish of the property is lovely and the rooms were very spacious – 3 of the bedrooms were simply huge. We loved the bathrooms and the lounge was fantastic... Massive modern TVs!

We were out for much of the time but when we were there the kids loved it and we knew they were safe and had plenty of space, There was off road parking too!

We ate out quite a bit and there is a huge choice locally – even a Vietnamese restaurant! But when we ate in the house the kitchen was a joy to use as it is so big and several people can be using it at the same time without getting in each others way.

We loved our visit to Bournemouth – the beaches are great and Bournemouth really does have a large selection of good shops.

It was helpful that Suzie provided maps of the area as well as details of some of the local attractions. It meant that our week was full of good places to go to.

All in all, our view is that the property is brilliant and full of nice touches. We would absolutely recommend it. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best holiday stay. You Won't find anything like it

  • 5 of 5

We were a large group (4 couples) with occasional grandchildren visiting during the week and the accommodation was beyond perfect. Plenty of room, very well appointed, supremely comfortable, everything new and of course, wifi that worked for everybody! Hard to fault. We will definitely be back. A lot of work had clearly been put into making the house highly attractive and functional... Wonderful style.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great venue for a relaxed stag do.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a great weekend here. The house was nice and as described and had everything we needed. The location was good as it close to the beach and not too far from the town centre. We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our stay at The Grand.

  • 5 of 5

We all had a wonderful weekend and we could not fault our stay at The Grand.

It's definitely worth it's 5 stars in our view. Thank you Susie.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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From the Owner

Location, Location, location! All important! Close to train and bus stops Bournemouth International Airport only 15 minutes drive from property.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 200 Metres Nearest Train : at 0.05 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Southbourne Beach at 200 Metres Car: recommended


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,

Further Details:

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.


Rental rates

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My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Pet Fee £30

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 25% required to secure a booking. Payments can be made by internet bank transfer or direct payment into bank account at a bank. No credit or debit card facilities. Balance 6 weeks prior to arrival date.Whole balance required immediately for late bookings. £300 security deposit against damage and breakages required. £20 charged per dog per week. We do not supply linen (ie sheets,pillow cases,duvet covers) and towels. Linen & towels can be arranged £8 or just linen for £5 per guest.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday. Guests are requested to vacate the property by 10am. Arrival time for new guests 4pm. onwards. Guests may drop off their belongings earlier by arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. A deposit of 25% of the total cost is required to secure a booking. The balance is due 6 weeks prior to arrival date. Refundable security deposit of £300 against damage and breakages is required. £30 charged per dog per week. Linen (sheets, duvet covers, pillow cases) and towels not included in price but can be arranged for £8 per person per week.

25% of the rental amount to secure the booking. The 75% of the rental amount is due 6 weeks prior to arrival date. If the booking is made less than 6 weeks to arrival date the total rental rate is due.

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Updated: 24-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The Grand (5 bedroom Maisonette) - Gas central heating. Internet access. Freeview Television. Suitable for children. Well behaved, house trained dogs allowed. (£30 charge each dog.) Off road parking. Perfect holiday destination - something for everyone. Dogs are allowed on the beach. Hen parties, wedding parties, etc. welcome. Hideaway (3 bedroom apartment) - Gas central heating. Secluded Japanese garden, perfect for alfresco dining with garden table and chairs, parasol, chair cushions. Plenty of free on-road parking. Property is child friendly. Well behaved, house trained dogs permitted. Dogs are allowed on the beach. Wireless internet access. Outside: The Grand - There is a paved area in front of the property with shrubs, parking area. Hideaway - There is a secluded Japanese garden with garden table and chairs.

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