Southbourne has a relaxed, family-friendly ambience, a strong sense of community and a lifestyle that combines a lively beach and café culture. The vibrant food scene certainly adds to this residential area’s character with an assortment of independents including bars, brasseries, brewpubs, eclectic cafes, delis and acclaimed destination restaurants. The latest addition is SoBo Beach on Southbourne Parade.
Fisherman’s Walk provides a delightful woodland stroll connecting the principal shopping area on Southbourne Grove to the seafront with its promenade, wide expanses of beach and superb sea views. Otherwise green spaces and leisure facilities include Seafield Gardens with playground, fairy garden, bowling green and tennis courts, and Southbourne Tennis Club.
Southbourne attracts a mix of families, young professionals and early retirees. It developed as a resort in the 19th century, therefore property choice includes tree-lined roads of Edwardian and Victorian family houses as well as seafront apartments.
Schools are good, and so are communications. Mainline stations at Pokesdown and Christchurch run services to London Waterloo in about two hours; access to the road network is via the A35; and Bournemouth Airport is within easy reach.
Living in Christchurch
Christchurch is a delight; a harbourside town of character and charm located where the Avon and Stour rivers flow into Christchurch Harbour.
Positioned between Bournemouth and the New Forest, Christchurch is a lively town with mainline station and a good variety of independents and national brands (from Boots to Waitrose). It has become something of a foodie destination: chock-a-block with cafes, pubs, and restaurants, such as The Jetty on Mudeford Quay. It is also the venue for a popular food and wine festival that attracts some high profile chefs.
Other attractions include the priory, castle ruins, nature reserves, nearby beaches and Mudeford Quay with ferry service to Mudeford Spit (with iconic beach huts) and Hengistbury Head. A wide range of activities are available such as cricket, golf and watersports. Another boon for families are the schools – rated at least ‘good’ by Ofsted, while Christchurch Infant School, Mudeford Infant and Junior Schools and Twynham comprehensive are all graded ‘outstanding’.
An attractive range of property includes architect-designed new builds, fine Georgian houses and modern townhouses, some in waterside locations and with views across Christchurch Harbour.
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A fantastic opportunity to purchase this well presented, but in need of modernisation, semi-detached family home situated in sought after location. This light and airy home comprises three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, front and rear garden as well as parking at rear. The property is offering a great amount of potential.