Gated block, tarmac drive, allocated parking for each flat, secure bike store, communal gardens.
Lower and upper beechwood kitchen cupboards, integrated 50/50 fridge-freezer, integrated washer-dryer, stainless steel kitchen sink with double glazed windows above, oven (12 months old), gas hob with extractor hood above. Boiler is hidden in the cupboard and it was serviced every year by the current owners. Wall mounted radiator.
Good size family bathroom with shower over bath, lino flooring, partly tiled walls, sink with vanity unit, loo, wall mounted radiator.
Spacious double bedroom with carpeted floor, double glazed window, wall mounted radiator, tv point.
En suite shower room to the main bedroom. Lino floor, partly tiled walls, frosted double glazed window, corner shower cubical, sink with vanity unit, loo, wall mounted radiator.
Good size double bedroom with carpeted floor, double glazed window, wall mounted radiator, tv point.
Spacious and bright lounge with double glazed French doors and Juliet balcony which is facing south, carpeted floor, wall mounted radiator and tv points.
Work? Maybe you are at LV or Vitality or Nationwide. In which case you can walk to work, plus on rainy days the bus service is excellent to Bournemouth and Poole. The area has become a significant employer in the South of England. As well as the companies I have just mentioned, the headquarters of JP Morgan, RNLI ,Sunseeker Marine, Barclays International and Merlin Entertainments are all based locally. Working further afield? Within 5 minutes you are on the Wessex Way with at least dual carriageway to the New Forest, Southampton and the UK motorway network. Bournemouth railway station has direct routes to London (under 2 hours) and Manchester. And the recently refurbished Bournemouth International Airport is the fastest growing in the UK.
Fun? You are close to Bournemouth Gardens via the private gate where you can stroll down to Bournemouth Town Centre within 15 minutes and be on the award winning beaches within 20, where within 100 yards of each other, you can enjoy fish n chips at Harry Ramsdens or fine dine at Westbeach fish restaurant. From there you can walk along the beach or the prom all the way to the famous Sandbanks beaches, on the edge of Poole Harbour, the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world and haven to boats of all sizes as well as being a UK hub for windsurfing and kitesurfing. From Sandbanks, you can catch the chain ferry to the Purbeck Hills. There is a large cycling community and Dorset's Jurassic coast is a destination for walkers.
You are on the doorstep of Pug’s Hole, one of the smallest nature reserves in the UK. It is a hidden gem with a big history. Just west of Meyrick Park golf course, Pug’s Hole is a valley with steep wooded slopes. A path leads down through the valley, or you can take the wooded trails that run around the site. Trees you can see at Pug’s Hole include Scots pines, hazel, rowan and sycamore. These are home to birds such as woodpeckers, nuthatches, coal tits and treecreepers.
Also for walking you are within a short distance of Coy Pond, delightful with tree lined walks and idyllic picnic spaces. Weeping willow and some alder trees dominate the banks of the stream forming an almost continuous canopied corridor from Branksome Wood Road to the embankment. Coy Pond and gardens together cover a total area of 9 acres (3.65 hectares). The stream here is largely unmodified, with vegetated banks and small meanders and riffles in its course. The gardens associated with Coy Pond are Grade II* listed by English Heritage.
For sports and keeping fit, by the side of the adjacent Meyrick Park golf course is the Merick Park club with gym, swimming pool, studio, wet spa and Pulse Bar. If tennis is your sport there are courts in Bournemouth Gardens and the West Hants Club is close by with indoor and outdoor courts, also a swimming pool, gym, classes, squash and racketball courts, a crèche plus restaurant and bar. Meyrick Park Golf Course is close by.
And in Bournemouth there are the entertainment centres at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth International Centre and lots of cinemas and of course the famous nightlife.
Shopping? Walk into Westbourne to a dedicated M&S food store but very close is a Tesco's and a Lidl. Bournemouth itself is large shopping centre with a mixture of high street names and independent stores. The famous Castlepoint shopping Centre is 3 miles away and for home furnishings, just beyond Tesco's is the Redlands Retail Park with the likes of John Lewis Home, Homebase, Laura Ashley Home, Next Home and Home Bargains.
Eating out? Where do you start to describe? Westbourne is full of an eclectic mix of eateries and coffee shops as is Bournemouth. The local Daily Echo ran a recent article ‘Why Westbourne is foodie heaven’. Locally Westbourne is considered very much a village with lots of independent shops and the UK’s smallest cinema with just 19 seats. The pick of eateries are The Dancing Duck, Indi’s. Renoufs cheese and wine bar, the award winning Chez Fred fish ‘n chips and a real traditional pub-The Porterhouse.
This flat is just a great place to live.