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    Property ref: S19674

    • Bedrooms 6

    • Sleeps 12

    • Baths 4

    • Pets No

    • Wifi Yes

    • Hot tub Yes

    • Reviews (34)

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    About this property

    This impeccably presented, detached, character holiday property has a private, west-facing rear garden with its own hot tub and is 2 minutes away from Shelley Park. It has a well-equipped kitchen and feature fireplaces in the living room and two bedrooms. The cliff top leading down to the 7 miles of golden sandy beaches at Bournemouth is just 300 yards from the property.
    Lilac Cottage is set within a quiet residential area and is ideally situated, with much to offer the whole family. Boscombe has a wide range of restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance, and its pier is home to the UK’s first artificial surfing reef, whilst Bournemouth town centre is 1½ miles away. Take a ride on the ferris wheel, which rises high above the town to give the most amazing panoramic views over the whole area. At the foot of the pier is the fascinating Oceanarium, where the whole family can discover life beneath the waves. Compton Acres in Bournemouth and the delightful Exbury Gardens, 18 miles, are both worth a visit, as is Beaulieu, with its world-renowned National Motor Museum, Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey, 20 miles.
    Other places of interest include Farmer Palmer’s, Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch priory town, Hengistbury Head, Mudeford Key, Poole Harbour, Highcliffe Castle and the National Trust’s Brownsea Island. Beach 300 yards. Shop and pub 200 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With 3D Freeview TV, blu-ray player, iPod dock, CD player and beams.
    Sitting room: With Freeview TV and blu-ray player.
    Kitchen: Farmhouse style with breakfast area, gas range (for cooking), microwave, 2 fridges, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and tiled floor.
    Games room: With table tennis, toys, games and French doors leading to garden.
    Shower room: With computerised steam/shower cubicle and toilet.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With super kingsize bed and leading to…
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet. Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed. Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed. Bedroom 5: With bunk bed. Bathroom: With bath and shower cubicle (no toilet). Separate toilet.
    Second Floor:
    Bedroom 6:
    With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom: With corner bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Two cots and highchairs available on request. Welcome pack. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and gas BBQ. Hot tub (private). Ample parking. No smoking.


    - Barbecue
    - Detached Property
    - Dishwasher
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio
    - Garden / Patio
    - Games Room
    - Highchair
    - Pub within 1 mile
    - Stairgate
    - Decorated at Christmas
    - WiFi
    - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    - Cot Available
    - Luxury Collection
    - Washing Machine
    - Pets – not allowed
    - Coastal within 1 mile
    - Coastal within 3 miles
    - Coastal within 5 miles
    - Hot Tubs - Private
    - Parking - On Site
    - Celebration Houses

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    Local amenities

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    • Cafe Boscanova
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    • Boscombe Beach
      0.5 miles
    • Reef Encounter
      0.5 miles
    • Urban Reef
      0.5 miles
    • Boscombe Chine Gardens
      0.5 miles
    • The Larder House
      0.5 miles
    • Deli Rocks
      0.5 miles
    • Ludo Lounge
      1 mile
    • The Wight Bear Ale House
      1 mile
    • Bournemouth Beach (Toft Zig Zag)
      1 mile

    Reviews (34)

    Andrea ‐ 22 Oct 2018
    "Lovely house with lots of equipment and lots of space only bad thing Hot tub was not working properly no jets,owner had tried to get fixed but let down by Hot tub Engineer"
    Lucy ‐ 24 Sep 2018
    "A fantastic weekend made better by having a home away from home for everyone to relax in and have fun."
    Roger ‐ 11 May 2018
    "Good house for family groups with great location for Boscombe beach."
    Ros ‐ 16 Apr 2018
    "The lady of the house welcomed us, gave us local knowledge, lovely comfortable house fully equipped, beach walking distance, overall a fab stay for our sons 30th bday, three generations, would recommend Lilac Cottage, would stay again."
    Samantha ‐ 5 Mar 2018
    "We had a great time. Perfect hosts"
    C ‐ 4 Sep 2017
    "Fantastic place, would certainly go back"
    David ‐ 1 Sep 2017
    "Very clean and comfortable house with everything a large family needed. Lovely location nice garden for barbecue. Parking for 4cars important as locally difficult to park. Owner very helpful when needed."
    John ‐ 4 Aug 2017
    "Although it was more than we've usually paid, we wanted a peak time and a large place. So was Lilac Cottage worth it? Well, we were happy with everything except the weather. We had plenty of space and the owner has paid good attention to detail. We reckoned it was probably the cleanest holiday home we've had, it was well stocked up (we did need all three fridges) and the few extras (like an indoor rack to dry wet clothes on) were speedily supplied. The hot tub was appreciated if a bit on the too hot side for some of us. There's plenty to do nearby come rain, shine or howling gale."
    "Lovely cottage! Had a fantastic time! The owner Lisa is very friendly!"
    "Lovely cottage, just what we needed for our weekend away. Lisa was a great host and I would highly recommend the property to others looking to stay in the area"
    "An excellent location, ten minutes walk to the coast, five minutes to the shops and not far from the main town. Lots of living space indoors and out-we had a lovely time in Lilac Cottage."
    "Very pleasant accommodation giving the opportunity for the whole family to spend quality time together."
    "We had family from the USA & Scotland staying with us for at Lilac Cottage for our granddaughter's wedding near Christchurch. The accommodation was ideal for that purpose and much enjoyed."
    "Our party comprised a wide range of ages and all agreed that the house is very nice and in an excellent location. The table tennis was particularly appreciated. The owners were very helpful in resolving a couple of issues."
    "We enjoyed the holiday, we were luck to come when the weather was at it best. The cottage was big enough to accommodate a large number us."
    "Lovely house, good location, will definitely be going back!"
    "The whole family, grandparents, children and grandchildren enjoyed the stay to celebrate Grandad's birthday. The Games Room and Hot Tub were particularly welcome additions to a well equipped, spacious and well appointed property. Everyone enjoyed the weekend in glorious weather and we were only sorry we couldn't stay longer.The owner was very friendly and helpful."
    "Myself and a group of friends stayed Lilac Cottage mid March for a weekend away. Lisa the owner was very accommodating and fantastic at giving information about the local area and places to visit. She couldn't have been more helpful. The house was very well equipped with all the household things you'd need for the weekend. We decided to stay in the first night and have a take out and mini house party. There was plenty of cutlery and plates to go round, the hot tub was an absolute bonus! The second day/night we spent most of our time in Bournemouth town, only a less than 10 minute drive away, with reasonable cab fares.Us girls really enjoyed the comfort and attention to detail in the house, making it a perfect place for a get away. We would absolutely recommend this house for anyone. It was great not to stay in the middle of town as it meant we were able to have peace and quiet but only a short drive away from Bournemouth.Thank you Lisa for making the weekend perfect and really providing so much for us. Me and the girls want to come back!"
    "We had a great time at Lilac Cottage. The owner was very accommodating and the facilities on offer were excellent. Even the weather was OK for February and the hot tub was a really fun way of getting warmed through."
    "Very comfortable and well equipped . The Hot Tub and play room a great hit with the family."
    "This was the perfect place for our family of 2 grandparents, 3 children and 3 partners and 5 grandchildren. Extremely well equipped, lots of space so that children could safely play while adults chilled out. Hot tub is a big attraction. Very close to cliff top from where we were soon down to sandy beach watched over by lifeguards. And near to the High Street for bits and pieces. Perfect for self-catering."
    "The holiday was lovely with all the family together in a lovely large house big enough for everyone to have space it was just a shame the weather let us down."
    "Lovely property and Lisa is such a charming and extremely helpful host! We will definitely be back."
    "This is a beautiful comfortable house and we were not disappointed. We are a family of three generations and this property suited us perfectly. Being walking distance to the beach was our number one criteria for booking this house. We felt a big fridge ( instead of three small ones) and smaller freezer was needed."
    "This is a lovely house for a large party. Very roomy upstairs, and sound does not travel from one room to another very much. The owners keep the house very clean, and there is a well stocked kitchen full of appliances. The games room was very popular with our party, and the cupboards are well stocked with children's toys.Bed linen was very good quality, so very comfortable."
    "We had the most wonderful hen weekend at Lilac Cottage. Plenty of room and ideal location. Hot tub fun."
    "Hired the house for a get together of old friends far and wide after the birth of my child. Excellent location half way between the high street and beach. Lovely big house with lots of space, and things in every room to keep everyone of all ages entertained - especially if its raining (which it did all weekend!). The huge hot tub is the cherry on the top!Lisa, the owner, could not have been more helpful and was happy to meet me and show me around the house on the day of the let. Could not recommend this holiday home more."
    "A delightful, spacious,inviting property in which to spend a family celebration. The games room for the children, two lounges, a super kitchen, comfy beds, the hot tub, to name a few of Lilac Cottage's appeal. From the start to the finish of our stay it was just perfect."
    "Fantastic place! The perfect place to celebrate my big birthday with school friends of over 45 years! They couldn't believe it! Everything we needed for a brilliant weekend. Location couldn't be better for a relaxing stroll into Bournemouth plus lots of local amenities. The cars stayed put! Very kind, considerate owners, couldn't do more for us! Very highly recommended. Thank you."
    "We went away as a group of friends (10 of us) and the house was perfect for what we wanted. The house has enough driveway parking for 5 cars and was located perfectly for everything - quiet road, 5 minute walk to the beach and 5 minute walk to Boscombe high street. The house was HUGE and looked great inside. Huge bedrooms with really comfy beds and plenty of showers and toilets. Two living rooms with a dining table to seat 12 - fantastic! The best stocked kitchen I've seen with dishwasher and excellent range cooker. Plenty of fridge and freezer space for food and drink for 12 people. Hot tub was great - big enough to squeeze in 10! Took a while to warm up but we were there in January and was very cold outside! Garden and BBQ would be great in summer months. Jane and Lisa were great, very helpful and friendly. Overall, Lilac Cottage is a great house for chilling out over a weekend and for access to the beach and Bournemouth if you fancy some fresh sea air!"
    "Very suitable for us. Extremely helpful owners. Excellent toys for the children. Everything we needed was there and more and it was extremely well looked after.The downside for us was that although we reported it on Day1 nothing was done about the TV's, neither of which functioned for a whole week. The owner did come to try and get them working, failed and didn't seem to do any more. It would have been nice to have had TV for the children. The reason I can't give "comfort and equipment" a higher rating is because the dishwasher functioned badly in spite of the owner's TLC."
    "There were 10 adults and 4 kids in our party - there was more than enough room; great well stocked kitchen; two well laid out lounges, awesome garden / BBQ / hot tub, and the games room was certainly well used! Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend..."
    "Lovely house with more than enough space for our party which included 3 generations of our family so something for everyone. The missing remote was quickly replaced and the owners were quick to respond to calls. Very well equiped but instructions for washing machine would have been beneficial as none of us were familiar with a washer dryer! The amenities near by we're excellent and we walked to most of our activities which was great and gave us respite from car journeys and children!"
    "Amazing place. So well equipped and comfortable. It was a home away from home! Loved it!"

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