If you’re looking for self-catering accommodation close to Bournemouth town centre and to the train station but still in a peaceful, leafy residential area, why not take a break from the big-name chain hotels and investigate Bilton Grange? You’ll find this grand building on Cavendish Road, part of Dean Park, a connected, yet secluded district not far from the main A338 ‘Wessex Way’ into town.
This large property was once owned by descendants of Jane Seymour, the third of King Henry VIII’s wives and looks as though it would have a few stories to tell. You can imagine the high-class neighbourhood this would have been back in the day with its grand gated mansions, towering blocks of majestic apartments and dainty bungalows in generous grounds set back from the road along private driveways.
Stroll to town
It’s just a short stroll down to Bournemouth Beach through Horseshoe Common and part of the town’s pleasure gardens to get to the Pier. Today, the location also puts you less than half a mile from Bournemouth’s main train and coach station and just over half a mile from the Lansdowne business district, also home to the town centre campuses of Bournemouth and Poole College and Bournemouth University. Bournemouth Square is one mile from here and the BIC and Pavilion theatres and beach a little over a mile, making Bilton Grange a great base for your seaside escape.
Bilton Grange itself is divided into three self-contained apartments, each one almost frozen in time with traditional styling and furnishings giving an almost regal flair. Each apartment has a kitchenette, a private bathroom and television and is comfortably furnished to make you feel at home. Apartment One sleeps two people, Apartment Two sleeps three and Apartment Three can accommodate a group of four.
You pay weekly for your stay, self-catered, with prices starting at £250. This makes these apartments popular with backpackers looking for a longer-term base in the heart of town or couples or groups of friends who want to a taste of Bournemouth living in a homely, non-hotel environment.
Book your stay
For more information about Bilton Grange or to check availability, give proprietor Mrs Whatley a call on 01202 551027 and start planning your short seaside stay in this leafy, well-connected location.