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Why we love living in Charminster, Bournemouth!

Charminster Outside

One year ago, we opened our doors to our second Self Storage site in Bournemouth. Storage in Bournemouth tends to be clustered in Westbourne and Poole areas and there was only Store and Secure servicing the Throop, Muscliffe and Queens Park areas.

We found a site on Charminster high street and we were quite excited because we knew just what a great place Charminster is. We wanted to bring more storage units to Bournemouth but in our own unique way – an open pricing structure and a truly personal service.  Our location is easily accessible from Bournemouth town centre, Winton, Moordown, Boscombe as well as the Throop and Queens Park areas. Having been here for a year now we absolutely love the area and all the rich myriad of local businesses and amenities Charminster provides. If you are thinking of moving here we have some excellent reasons to support your choice!


Bournemouth School for Boys and Bournemouth School for Girls are in our local area as well as Bishop of Winchester Academy, Queens Park Infant Academy, Queens Park Academy, Muscliffe school and Epiphany School.  All our local schools are good or outstanding in OFSTED terms and whether your child is just starting their school career or attending secondary school, you will have a terrific choice.


We have some beautiful Churches in Bournemouth and we are happy to say that some of them reside in Charminster!

Church of England Churches in Charminster include; St Francis of Assisi, Trinity United Reformed church and St Alban Church. The main Catholic Church in Charminster is the Church of the Annunciation.

If spiritualism is more your choice then we do have Charminster Spiritualist Church right next door to A-Storage! Whatever your denomination, you will be spoilt for choice.

St Albans Church, Charminster, Bournemouth

Eating out in Charminster

Restaurants in Charminster are second to none in variety! You can virtually eat ‘around the world’ along Charminster high street. With affordable and delicious range of cuisines the world is, literally, your oyster! There are too many to name individually but here are some of our favourites:

Wonderful Kitchen – Chinese takeaway and Chinese Restaurant in Charminster – they also boast a fantastic Karaoke rooms facility.  No MSG is used in their cooking and they have rave reviews.  We love their traditional and modern banquet options which offer a range of dishes for excellent value for money.  Children are welcome, and the service is always friendly and efficient.

Wonderful Kitchen Charminster

Frascati – Traditional Italian dishes made from scratch.  Frascati provide excellent value for money with a friendly and personal service.  The house wine is of a high standard and for a reasonable price.  We love their Penne with chicken and bacon dish or their freshly made pizzas, delizioso!

Sal e Pepe – Ok, so Italian again but we really couldn’t miss out this absolute gem of a restaurant.  The fish is cooked to perfection and Tornado Rossini cut like butter.  Very reasonably priced, this restaurant is an affordable, comfortable and extremely friendly place to visit.

Retro – Retro is a Lebanese restaurant with halal meat. The hot and cold mezze starters are fantastic and we particularly love the Sawda Dajaj (chicken livers). So, if you prefer lots of different dishes to try as opposed to one large meal, this is just the place for you. Less formal and extremely good value for money, again, friendly service serving late evening.


There are many independent shops in Charminster as well as the bigger companies like Tesco and Co-op.  Everything from food, workwear, bicycles and beds can be found along the highstreet.  There is very little that cannot be found in one of our diverse shops.

Personal Grooming

Whether you want to have your hair cut or a full pamper spa experience you have a fantastic choice here. Beauty treatments, massage and waxing are available in a range of salons across Charminster and you can adorn yourself with piercing or tattoos depending on your requirements. We have a range of tattoo shops across Charminster such as The Gallery and Inked.

Charminster Library

We are so lucky to have a fantastic Library in Charminster. With a host of free activities for children during school holidays, a huge range of reference and fiction books, computers for your use or CD’s and DVD’s for rental, it really is a local community hub.

Charminster Library Bournemouth

These are the reasons we love Charminster. If you live in Charminster or near the local area, we provide Business Services and Storage in Bournemouth, visit our website here, or call us on 01202 520 038!