student accommodation in bournemouth

about bournemouth

With over seven miles of award-winning sandy beaches, you can see why Bournemouth is a popular tourist destination with almost five-million visitors every year.

There are over 17,000 students based in the town, with the majority of these attending Bournemouth University.


  • There is on average 7.7 hours of sunshine a day in Bournemouth over the summer months.
  • Literary Masters J.R.R. Tolkein and Enid Blyton lived here and Robert Louis Stevenson wrote ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ at ‘Skerryvore’ the house he shared with his wife in Westbourne.
  • Every year an average of 750,000 ice creams are bought on the seven miles of Bournemouth’s seafront. That’s more than 2,000 a day.
  • The first arrests in the Great Train Robbery investigation were made in Tweedale Road, off Castle, Bournemouth.
  • In 1892 an 18-year-old Winston Churchill fell from a bridge in Bournemouth. After falling 29 feet he was unconscious for three days and his injuries left him bedridden for three months.

our villages

Chesil House

Available to book via Bournemouth University, Chesil House sits in the heart of Bournemouth. You can reach the shops, cinema, theatre and parks in five minutes, or sink your feet into the sand within ten. You’ll even find a supermarket right next door.

There are fully furnished bedrooms and studios available with a buzzing common room and cosy sofas.

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Okeford House

Okeford House offers six-bed cluster flats, each with a shared kitchen and living area and studio flats with self-contained kitchen and living areas. All bedrooms are en-suite.

There is a coin-operated laundry room and an outdoor courtyard. All rates include utility bills, Wi-Fi and contents insurance.

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Lyme Regis House

A lively buzz is generated by the 400 bedroom community at Lyme Regis House.All rooms are fully furnished and there are two options; cluster flats shared by five students and studio apartments for those wanting more privacy. They are located right in heart of the Lansdowne Campus on the same road as the student union’s Old Fire Station.

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