It was one of the earliest houses built in Bournemouth, later demolished to make way for the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

In approximately 1860, the Russian intellectual Aleksandr Ivanovich Herzen rented the residence along with Malwida von Meysenbug, a German author who played a significant role in educating his daughter, Olga.

In this very place, the preface to his memoirs took shape around the same time he hosted the esteemed literary critic Pavel Annenkov and accomplished novelist Ivan Turgenev.

Bournemouth Echo: Eagle's Nest, one of Bournemouth's oldest buildings.

Sir James Clark later owned the home where he hosted a dinner on September 1, 1863, for Her Royal Highness Princess Louise who would later become the Duchess of Argyll. Lady Caroline Barrington, the Hon Horatia Stopford, and several others were also in attendance at Eagle's Nest for the special gathering.

Embarking from Osborne House on the Isle of Wight aboard the Paddle Steamer Elfin, the princess made her way to Bournemouth Pier. Her visit included a tour of the Cranborne Gardens, where she took in the picturesque scenery.

After exploring the town, she left with fond memories that drew her back three decades later, once again revelling in the beauty of the place.

Bournemouth Echo: Meyrick Hotel, formally the Eagle's Nest.

Edmund Christie later resided there before going on to construct various structures including The Knole, St Clement's Church, Vicarage, School, and the House of Bethany.

Following his ownership, the residence passed into the hands of Dr Willoughby Burslem, the first senior physician of the former National Sanatorium in what became Sanatorium Road and is now Bourne Avenue. He remained there until his death on May 26, 1889, and was buried in St Peter's Churchyard.

During the 1880s, the Foules family resided at Eagle’s Nest.

Bournemouth Echo:

The building likely served as the foundation for what eventually transformed into the Meyrick Cliffs Hotel in 1910.

Perched proudly on the cliff edge, the hotel overlooking the horizon sat adjacent to the well-known Westminster Hall Hotel. Eliminated from the landscape in 1980, both hotels made room for the BIC.

There are now modern apartments named Eagle's Nest in Bournemouth. These are likely named after the historical building.