The leafy village of Ashley Cross is situated in Lower Parkstone, on the A35 between Bournemouth and Poole.
Ashley Cross has become extremely popular with local hipsters offering a vibrant community and an urban village friendly atmosphere. With a host of unique shops which include an eclectic mix of over 100 delis, bistros, buzzing bars, traditional pubs and a lot more – it’s easy to see why Ashley Cross has become a desired area to live.The green in Ashley Cross is an integral part of the Lower Parkstone community offering festivals and social events, as well as an area to relax and take in its surroundings.
The area is populated with Victorian and Edwardian properties, combined with stylish modern builds. It is this diverse range of architecture that gives Ashley Cross its interesting character. Many of the area’s residential streets consist of charming red brick terraces,while the local library is housed in the old fire station – another quirky addition. Parkstone railway station offers direct services to and from London as well as Southampton, Winchester and Weymouth, making Ashley Cross an ideal location for commuters. Local schools include Baden Powell and St Peter’ Junior School, Poole High School, Poole Grammar School and Parkstone Grammar School.