Partake of a little partying for stags and hens at Bournemouth Villa. This is four floors of fun by the south-coast sea. Just five minutes from the sand, the cliff lifts and the land trains, and a short walk from the bright lights, the Villa has its gladrags on and is ready to rock and roll.
Sleeping 28, this is a house to get giddy in. Revel without a pause amid acres of space and light, Victorian touches and oodles of mod cons. Doors are solid, the two-storey stained glass is classy, windows are sashed and bedrooms come with cast-iron fireplaces. There’s an entrance to be made down the elegant staircase.
Bournemouth Villa provides a great base to get everyone together next to seven miles of golden sands. Surf and swim the day away, hit the boutiques, fill up in the eateries on fresh sea bream, bass or crab, then take a tipple or two and bust some moves in the buzz and rush of the pubs, clubs and wine bars.
At Bournemouth Villa, life flows like good wine. Move from the house’s open spaces to the gardens in the time it takes to check out the sunshine and pop a cork. If you like your wine accompanied by the sizzle of steak, the barbecue awaits. Or pull up a colourful pew and hand the skewers to our chef and laze the day away.
There’s a garden fit for the Garden Olympics, and a summerhouse for spectators. Get your cossie on, get the cocktails going and get involved. For stags, hens and large groups, life gets no better than this.
Park up – there’s ample space for seven cars – wipe your feet and get swept away by the cavernous entrance hall, with a staircase for which the word ‘sashay’ was invented. It’s all tastefully modernised, yet peppered with original features. The staircase is elegant and winding; the stained-glass window spans two floors.
Doors clunk shut, sash windows glide upwards to reveal garden views and the house radiates solidity, warmth and quality. This is a big house built for groups: the lounge has comfy chairs aplenty and the widescreen TV sits ready to be fed DVDs or to serve up a big match or two.
If you’re feeling competitive, the brandy and whisky sit at the ready in the ground-floor sports room, waiting to fuel endless late-night games of happy-amateur pool on the seven-foot American table.
Once a thriving boutique B&B, Bournemouth Villa comes with a kitchen equipped to serve on an industrial scale, so you can whip up platefuls of bacon, eggs and toast with gallons of tea and coffee. The cooker needs its own postcode and comes backed by two microwaves. There’s even a kitchenette for midnight munchies.
If you’re looking for a little pampering, we can help. Call up our chefs for a big breakfast, a special celebratory supper or just a mixed grill on the four-ring gas barbecue. Relax on the colourful garden chairs or kick back in the Lay-Z Spa Hot Tub as we keep the meat coming and the wine flowing.
With just a garden between you and the seafront, it’s an easy walk to the waterside eateries. Eastern Eye’s the place for tikka and tandoori, while Chaplin’s and the Cellar Bar’s the place for home-cooked heartiness with a side order of live music. Morning hangover? Head to the Brasshouse for a mixed-grill fix-up.
You can eat international beneath teardrop chandeliers at the historic, velvet-curtained Cosy Club. There’s dining by day and partying by night at beachside Aruba, home of pizzas, buffets, biryani and buffalo chicken wings. Meanwhile, head for Bar So for mixologists, a heated terrace and locally reared beef, lamb and pork.
You and 27 pals can sleep off your excesses in soft-cottoned comfort with the sea breeze drifting in through the sash windows. There are nine bedrooms here, many with cast-iron fireplaces and all with cosy comfort built in.
On the lower ground, bedroom one sleeps six in a double bed and two bunks. Bedroom two has a double bed and one bunk, sleeping up to four. On the ground floor, bedroom three is a twin complete with fully-tiled en-suite shower room.
Moving up to the first floor, bedroom four has a double bed, cast-iron
fireplace and en-suite shower room. Bedroom five is a bunk-bed room, and you’ll find four singles in bedroom six. Bedroom seven is a large double with bunk, fireplace and en-suite.
On the top floor, bedroom eight is a double with cast-iron fireplace and hand washbasin, while bedroom nine is a twin, also with fireplace and washbasin. Bedroom nine comes with twin beds, cast-iron fireplace and washbasin. Anyone afflicted by midnight munchies will want this kitchenette-equipped top floor.
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