Greenacres is within a 10 minutes walk of Branksome Chine beach making this location perfect for summer evening and weekend strolls along the promenade. At Branksome Chine itself is Branksome Beach Cafe, a great treat either before or after the walk for a coffee & cake or spot of lunch. There is a 7 mile stretch of award winning blue flag beaches to be enjoyed there is an array of other places to stop for food, drink or an ice cream. From Branksome Chine it is an easy stroll into Bournemouth Centre or in the opposite direction to Sandbanks which is the entrance to Poole Harbour; the 2nd biggest natural harbour in the world.
There are a number of activities to be enjoyed given the close proximity to the beach and Poole Harbour itself, if it is body boarding, kite surfing or paddle boarding you are into you really would be spoilt for choice as the list goes on. Don’t forget that the block is pet friendly and there is no better place to walk with man’s best friend than the beach. And for energetic people(and dogs) Dorset’s Jurassic coast is a key destination for walkers. This is over the chain ferry at Sandbanks, which is also the gateway to the Purbeck Hills which accommodates the area’s large cycling community. For golfers the area is full of recommended courses the closest being Parkstone which is in the top 100 in the UK. Tennis courts and a green bowls lawn in Leicester Road are a short walk. Or a lazy day on Sandbanks beach is always good.
If you enjoy meeting friends for long lazy lunches or fancy a spot of shopping you have a number of options, especially if you don’t want to take the car, Westbourne and Canford Cliffs village are both within walking distance.
Westbourne is full of an eclectic mix of eateries and coffee shops as is Bournemouth. 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. And in Canford Cliffs, don’t miss going to The Cliff pub.
There are some real ‘treat’ restaurants locally. On special occasions try out Rick Stein’s that sits on the edge of Poole Harbour and the Pig on the Beach in Studland with the some of the most special views over Poole Harbour and Old Harry Rocks.
For shopping there is an M&S food store in Westbourne and a larger store Tesco or Lidl at Branksome , all walking distance from Greenacres. For ladies the famous HND hairdressing and beauty salon is in the local Canford Cliffs village.
From Greenacres you have easy access(less than 2 minutes) to the Wessex Way which is dual carriageway to the A31, from here you have access to the New Forest, Southampton and the UK motorway network. Bournemouth International Airport is within 9 miles and Branksome Railway Station is closeby and has direct routes to London(2 hours) and Manchester. And from Poole Harbour there are daily ferries to France and the Channel Isles.
Flat living but with the benefits, and not the hassle, of the grounds and the swimming pool.
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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