Bournemouth Area Guide
Our Head Office is situated at the Lansdowne in central Bournemouth, and is well located to cover Bournemouth’s popular East Cliff and West Cliff locations, and the neighbouring suburbs of Boscombe and Boscombe Manor, Springbourne, Pokesdown, Southbourne (aka “SoBo”), Iford, Tuckton, Christchurch, Queens Park, Charminster, Westbourne, Ferndown, Lilliput, Canford Cliffs, and Branksome Park, Penn Hill, Sandbanks, Lower Parkstone, and Poole.
House and Son’s Property Management, and Survey & Valuation Departments, carry out work further afield, with Blocks under management in Wimborne, Ringwood and the New Forest, and Surveys being undertaken as far afield as Greater and Central London, to the East, and Bristol and Plymouth to the West.
Bournemouth University attracts international students from over 125 countries, as well as students from across the United Kingdom, with the University’s campuses being home to over 17,000 students. Our Lansdowne Office is located minutes from the University’s Holdenhurst Road campus and Student Village. The main Talbot Road campus is situated close to our Winton branch, c. 2 miles from Lansdowne. Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding areas are also popular with retired couples looking to purchase retirement homes, Buy to Let landlords looking for rental properties, and those looking to move out from Cities or for holiday homes by the sea.
Bournemouth and Poole’s world renowned beaches have been awarded the International Blue Flag award status every year since it was first introduced in 1996. As of 2022, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have now secured 12 Blue Flag awards for Alum Chine beach, Durley Chine beach, Fisherman’s Walk beach, Southbourne beach, Branksome Chine, Canford Cliffs, Shore Road, Sandbanks, Friars Cliff, Avon Beach, Highcliffe and Manor Steps. There are a number of popular tourist attractions along the beach front promenade, which stretches from Hengistbury Head in the East, to Sandbanks, in the West.
At Sandbanks there is a passenger and vehicle Ferry which runs every 30 minutes, to the Isle of Purbeck, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much of which is owned and managed by the National Trust. This leads to Studland, Old Harry Rocks, Corfe Castle, the Pubeck Hills, and Swanage beyond.
Bournemouth Town Centre itself, is home to the Pavilion and BH2 complex, where there are excellent entertainment facilities, including a cinema, multiple restaurants and bars overlooking the Bournemouth pleasure gardens. Bournemouth gardens run from Coy Pond close to Westbourne, following the Bourne Stream to its’ mouth at Bournemouth Pier.
The famous Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is based in central Poole, at the Lighthouse, and Bournemouth’s Premiership Football team are based at the Vitality Stadium in Kings Park.
Bournemouth and Poole have a large number of State and Independent Schools, as well as Private Schools covering ages 2-18. The new Livingstone Academy School, located in central Bournemouth, focuses on delivering a 21st century education, including skills, knowledge and training for students in the digital sector. St Michaels Church of England Primary School is also located close to Bournemouth Town Centre, at the Triangle. Other local Primary Schools include St Clements and Kings Park Academy in Boscombe, Malmesbury Park School, Pokesdown Community School, East Cliff Primary School, West Cliff Primary School, Park School, St Johns Church Pre-School, Henbury View First School, Rushcombe First School, Magna Academy, Ocean Academy, Kingsleigh, Avonwood Primary School, St Aldhelms and St Marks Church of England School. Secondary Schools include Avonbourne Girls School, Avonbourne Boys School, The Bishop of Winchester, Park School, Twynham School, Queen Elizabeth School, Corfe Hills School and St Peters School. The location also benefits from having four Grammar Schools; Bournemouth School for Girls, Bournemouth School for Boys, Poole Grammar and Parkstone Grammar for Girls. Private Schools are Talbot Preparatory School, Bournemouth Collegiate School, Canford Magna School for Boys, Talbot Heath for Girls, Dumpton School in Wimborne, Yarrels School at Upton in Poole and Moyles Court in the New Forest. Specialist Schools are Slades Farm School, and Linwood School.
Our Bournemouth Office is situated on the busy Christchurch Road (A35), which links Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. Bournemouth Railway Station is a ten minute walk, and the Town Centre and Beaches are also within easy walking distance. The town is well served by local transport, with comprehensive bus services running from Bournemouth Square and passing our Lansdowne office. In the summer months, an open-top bus service runs from Hengistbury Head, to Swanage and the Purbeck Hills.
The neighbouring suburb of Boscombe, where there is a tree lined Chine leading down to Boscombe Pier and beaches, is a 20 minute walk along the beachfront promenade from Bournemouth Pier. Privately rented Beach Huts bound the promenade, from Hengistbury Head in the East to Sandbanks in the West. The town of Boscombe is to be the subject of a multi-million pound Regeneration Scheme, which will see the once popular Victorian Spa Resort restored to its former glory.
The popular holiday destination of the New Forest, where wild ponies, cattle and deer roam ancient forests, once the private hunting grounds of King William I, is located c. 9 miles distant.