Studland Road and Surrounds

Posted on 08/06/2016 By

Holiday Accommodation in Westbourne. Studland Dene, Sudland Road, Westbourne

Studland Road and Surrounds.

Today we are looking around the road network between the far end of Alumhurst Road and Alum Chine. These are: Studland Road, plus Beaulieu, Burnaby, Crosby and Earle Roads.

Beaulieu Road, Westbourne

Looking Down Beaulieu Road. © expat

We shall start our tour at Beaulieu Road, which is opposite the entrance to Zetland Court. As this heads down towards the mid-point of Alum Chine, it is fairly steep. At the bottom is the western end of the suspension bridge.

Instead of continuing across the bridge, we turn right into Studland Road, parallel to the chine itself. We see a mixture of large houses, converted houses, purpose built flats and, at the far end, a smart new hotel. This is in stark contrast to the derelict Lawnswood halfway along. This appears to have seen better days, and a planning application on a nearby lamp-post forecasts its potential doom, along with some adjacent housing.

Turning back, we take the next turning on our left in Burnaby Road, the entrance to which is flanked by a pair of hotels. Older style properties, these appear to be fairing well. We can imagine the early Victorian visitors to the area staying in such as these. Further along, the Fircroft and the Alum Chine Beach House seem to represent the more modern trend of “holiday apartments”. A perhaps unexpected sight is a Montessori School.

Earle Road and Crosby Road cross Burnaby Road. The former is host to Kings House Care Home, and the latter Studley Tower, which advertises itself as a holiday apartment.

It is easy to imagine the landed gentry in days gone by living in this area, enjoying the beneficial pine air that Bournemouth grew its reputation on. The prevalence of large properties has given rise to a number of hotels, guest houses and similar accommodation. Modern trends have seen a change to more modern buildings, with some of the older ones becoming flats and/or holiday apartments.

Beaulieu Road, Westbourne

Mount Lodge Guest House © expat

Beaulieu Road, Westbourne

View towards the suspension bridge © expat

Studland Road, Westbourne

The Fircliff © expat

Studland Road, Westbourne

Former Lawnswood © expat

Studland Road, Westbourne

Lovely garden © expat

Studland Road, Westbourne

Riviera Holiday Apartments © expat

Studland Road, Westbourne

Typical large house now sub-divided. © expat

Studland Dene, Sudland Road, Westbourne

Studland Dene, Studland Road and the Edge Resturant. © expat

Studland Road, Westbourne

Wonderful mock Art Deco building © expat

Studland Road, Westbourne

Tracy Ann House (Youth Cancer Trust) © expat

Burnaby Road, Westbourne

Alum Dene Hotel © expat

Burnaby Road, Westbourne

Alum Grange Hotel © expat

Burnaby Road, Westbourne

Fircroft Holiday Flats © expat

Burnaby Road, Westbourne

Riveria Hotel and Holiday Apartments. © expat

Burnaby Road, Westbourne

Blue Penguin Montessori School. © expat

Burnaby Road, Westbourne

Alum Chine Beach House (Holiday Apartments). © expat

Crosby Road, Westbourne

Studley Tower. © expat

Crosby Road, Westbourne

Studley Tower and the Coach House. © expat

Earle Road, Westbourne

Kings House Care Home. © expat

Further Reference:
Alwyn Ladell Flickr Account – Pictures of Studley Tower

Beaulieu RoadBurnaby RoadCrosby RoadEarle RoadStudland Road    


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