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2 bedroom flat for sale

Sea Road, Bournemouth


Property Description

Key features

  • Sea Views & 200m from Beach
  • Reception Room with Balcony & Sea Views
  • Modern Fitted Kitchen
  • Two Double Bedrooms
  • Huge Communal Roof Terrace with 360 Views
  • Heating & Hotwater included in Service Charge
  • Communal Snooker Room and Lounge
  • 24hr Concierge Service & onsite Security

Full description

Brief Description
A Two Double Bedroom apartment on the First Floor of this attractive 1930`s period building, originally designed for affluent residents wishing to be beside the sea. The building still retains much of it original elegance and has now been awarded Grade II listed status.

The rooms are light and spacious with sea glimpses from three of the principle rooms, the apartment is located on the South West corner of the building facing the sea, within the apartment there is a Reception Room with sunny south facing Balcony, Modern fitted Kitchen with small breakfast area, Two Double Bedrooms and Bathroom/Wc. Lifts to the first floor.

The grandeur and style that American Architect Hector O'Hamilton envisaged when he built the property in the 1930`s is still evident within his designs and the very “American” services and facilities he incorporated into San Remo Towers, when finished the building had its own shop, tobacconist, rooftop restaurant and residents bar. Sadly these have now disappeared but some of the glamor still remains, with 24Hr Security, Concierge Service and resident Porters, a “Residents Club” with Snooker Room, Library and Lounge. There are still independent Laundry facilities and on the top floor a huge roof terrace with some of the best with 360 views over Bournemouth and bay. All within short walk of Boscombe beach and Pier and shops.


The centre of Bournemouth with its renown shopping, entertainment and recreational amenities is a little over 2 miles. More locally at Boscombe Pier, there are excellent local bars, café and restaurants, with various supermarket and other shopping facilities nearby.

Access to the M27 and M3 to London is via the A338 then the A31 which can be joined at Ashley Heath and mainline trains to London Waterloo run from Bournemouth 1.6 miles away (Express Train: departing 6.56am arrives London Waterloo at 08.50, travel time of 1.50hrs), Southampton is about 50 minutes travel time.

Bournemouth International airport (5 miles) offers a varied schedule of flights to a number of European destinations.

There are excellent state and independent schools in the wider area, including the renowned Canford School, Dumpton, and Castle Court, together with the Bournemouth Collegiate School and St Thomas Garnet's School more locally.

Sporting facilities in the area include golf courses at Broadstone, Ferndown, Remedy Oak, Parkstone and Highcliffe Golf Club and excellent leisure centres at Littledown, Stockwood and the Sir David English Sports Centre as well as Tennis facilities at Southbourne Tennis Club, Dorset County Lawn Tennis Club and more locally at Shelly Park.

Full description:

The property is approached via communal entrance hall with stairs and lifts to all levels. External intercom and remote door access, stairs or lift to first floor:

Solid entrance door opening into :

Entrance Hall: 2.52 x 1.17m (8`3 x 3`9)
Door leading into the Reception Room. Coved cornice and inset spot lights.

Reception Room 5.56m x 3.52m (18`3 x 11`6)
A bright room facing South West and with direct access to Balcony via double doors, Glazed door to inner hall way and Glazed door to Kitchen/Breakfast room. Some sea glimpses from reception room. Coved cornice and inset spot lights. Arial point. Radiator.

Balcony 3.42m x 1.00m (11`2 x 3`4)
Facing South West with sea glimpses towards the east and the Isle of Wight.

Kitchen 4.10m x 2.22m max (13`6 x 7`4)
Double Glazed Window facing South West with Radiator under. Modern Fitted Kitchen with range of white panelled wall and base units and integrated appliances. The kitchen is arranged in a “U-shaped” following the contours of the walls and to the right-hand side are a range of base units with integrated Baumatic Dishwasher and inset stainless steel sink, following on further base and eye level units with integrated Baumatic Washer/Dryer and Fridge Freezer. Further units with inset ceramic Baumatic Hob, Baumatic stainless steel oven under and matching stainless steel cooker hood over. By the window is an area, currently being used as a breakfast area. Ceramic tiled floors. Coved cornice and inset spot lights.

Small Inner Lobby from Reception Room :

Doors to Bathroom and both Bedrooms. Built in storage/airing cupboard. Coved cornice and inset spot lights.

Bathroom/ WC
Opaque Double Glazed window. Modern white bathroom suite with panelled bath, mixer taps and shower attachment, folding shower screen. Vanity wash hand basin with cupboard under. Low level WC. Fully tiled walls. Heated towel rail. Tile floors.

Main Bedroom : 3.95m x 3.31m (12`11 x 10`10)
Two Double Glazed Windows one to the South with sea glimpses and the other facing West catching the evening sun sets. Radiator. Coved cornice and inset spot lights.

Bedroom Two : 4.97m x 2.54m (16`4 x 8`4)
Double Glazed Window to West. Two large built in Wardrobes with hanging and shelving space. Radiator. Coved cornice and inset spot lights.

Surrounding the perimeter and boundaries of San Remo Towers are well tended communal gardens with shrub, flower and lawned areas, there is also a large central courtyard area. The hidden jewel is the top floor roof terrace , this huge communal roof terrace covers the entire footprint of the building and has 360 views. On a clear day you can see the Isle of Wight to the east and Old Harry Rocks to the west. There are deck chairs and various “hide-away sun traps” to enjoy some private summer sun.

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Interesting Facts about Boscombe.

In 1849 Sir Percy Florence Shelley purchased “Boscombe Manor” intending it to be the home of his mother Mary Shelley - most famous for her book Frankenstein, but she died before she took residence, instead Sir Percy decided to make it his seaside home, hence various road and place names with the Percy / Shelley reference.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
26 May 2016

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