House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Self-catering accommodation ideal for a family, a couple or 2 couples sharing. Ideal for walking, close to riverside walks & Hengistbury Head scenic Nature Reserve enjoy the fantastic coastal views & ride the Noddy Train. Ideal for golfers with 6 courses in approx 6km. Tennis courts within 1km. Award winning sandy beaches 1.5km. Safe, shallow waters within Christchurch harbour for sailing, windsurfing & kayaking. The best all-round fishing in the country. Visit attractions & museums including Alice-in-Wonderland theme Park. Quiet yet close & easy access to local amenities bars, restaurants & theatres.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Southbourne 1.45 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||750 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth 7.7 km, Nearest railway: Christchurch 1.8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
The 3 bedrooms sleep up to 5 people with a bed settee in the lounge to sleep a further 2 making a total of 7 people. There is a double, twin & also a single bedroom with a wash hand basin . The family bathroom has a bath & separate shower cubicle. There is a second w.c. on the ground floor. The kitchen/diner leading onto the conservatory makes a very sociable layout. The 2 TV's give a choice of viewing.
|Further details outdoors|
The enclosed rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with a magnificent magnolia tree. It enjoys the sun all day and there is a decked & gravelled area with garden furniture. There is off road parking for one car at the front of the property.
The West Country region
The Bournemouth area enjoys some of the UK's best weather and warmest temperatures.
Bournemouth is centrally located on the south coast and serviced by public transport, good road links, an international airport and nearby ports.
There are great beaches, lovely walks, many golf courses, tennis courts & it is close to the New Forest.
Once in Bournemouth there are plenty of different ways to travel around the area. Local buses, taxis, tours, cycle routes and sea trips will help you discover the resort and the beautiful surrounding area at your leisure.
Yellow Bus services 1b 1c & 31 stop close by our holiday house and travel between Poole/Bournemouth & Christchurch.
In the summer months an open top bus service runs along the coast.
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort on the south coast with something for everyone. You can have a holiday as relaxing or active as you care to make it. Our property close to Tuckton Village lies to the east of the main centre of Bournemouth within walking distance of Christchurch. Tuckton has lovely walks through its tea garden and alongside the picturesque river. On the Christchurch side is a Children's play area & large paddling pool. A river cruise and frequent ferry service between Tuckton Tea Gardens, Wick Ferry, Christchurch Quay and Mudeford Sandbank (for the beach and Hengistbury Head) is available here. Self Drive Motor Boats and Rowing Boats can also be hired at Wick Ferry & Christchurch Quay.
Christchurch, rich in heritage and culture, boasts two rivers, a castle, a beautiful 11th Century Priory and a mill of Saxon origin. Christchurch Quay overlooks the pretty Harbour. It has an excellent number of places to eat and drink, from fine dining to cosy cafés and tea rooms. It is close to the New Forest National Park well known for its wild ponies.
Hengistbury head is a great nature reserve & tourist spot with country walks over the headland forming part of the Bournemouth Coastal Path. Many paths have been resurfaced. The summit of the headland sits some 36 metres above sea level; here you will have a 360º view of the Dorset Coastline and Christchurch Harbour. At Mudeford sandbank there is a café among the amazing beach huts. After your pleasant walk to the headland take the fun and easy option back, the land train or catch a ferryboat up the river back to Tuckton. The Stour Valley Way goes along the river through Wick Fiels to Hengistbury Head.
Just beyond Tuckton Teagardens the nature reserve through Wick Fields & Hengistbury Head is a haven for wildlife and ideal for bird watching
With seven miles of endless golden sands and numerous awards for its beaches, Bournemouth was ranked the fourth best beach destination in Europe and the UK's number one beach destination by Trip Advisor. The nearest beach to our property is at Southbourne approx 1.5km 0.9mile. It is an approx 1/4walk or a 3minute car drive.
Attractions & Museums
Oceanarium, 6.9km The Bournemouth Aquarium. West Beach Bournemouth lets even the smallest faces get up-close-and-personal with stingrays, sharks and other awesome marine life, or to watch turtles being fed. BH2 5AA
The Bournemouth Eye 8 km a hot air balloon with a gondola attached to a steel cable offers the most glorious views of the English Channel, romantic Hampshire countryside and the town itself. BH1 2AQ
Adventure Wonderland, Hurn Nr Christchurch. –8.9km Alice-in-Wonderland theme park with over 30 family rides in a parkland setting featuring a magnificent beech hedge maze.
Bournemouth Aviation Museum Hurn nr Christchurch 8.9km share the enjoyment of the exciting world of aviation.
Theatres & Cinemas
The Regent Centre Christchurch 2.3km You'll find something for everyone here - from grand opera to wrestling, and from musical theatre shows to top films BH23 1AS
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth 6.8km BH1 2BU
Bournemouth International Centre 8km BH2 5BU
Tennis & bowls
Facilities at Seafield Gardens, a Green Flag site approximately 1 km away include tennis courts, bowls, a children's play area, a kick about area and a seasonal cafe.
The Bournemouth district is one of the greatest all-the-year-round golf centres in the British Isles
There are several golf courses close by. Try a different one each day!
Solent Meads - 2km - 18 & 9 hole golf course, driving range, putting green & cafe. Breath taking views of Christchurch, Mudeford Quay & Isle of Wight. All welcome pay & play. BH6 4NA
2 Riversmeet –2.8km -18 hole course ideal for beginners/improvers. Panoramic views of Christchurch harbour. The Priory & Hengistbury Head. swimming pool Bar/cafe. All welcome Pay & play. BH23 1
Christchurch -3km -18 hole course BH7 7ES
Dudmoor Farm - 4.7km 9 hole pay & play in attractive natural wooded heath land.(Also horse riding) BH23 6AQ
Queens Park - 5.6km A mature & challenging course in a wonderful pine woodland setting. Host to the 61st Bournemouth Open Golf Tournament 4th-9th June 2012. Pay & play, restaurant & bar open to public. BH8 9BY
Highcliffe Castle - 6.8km Laid out on level ground with sea glimpses though the beautiful tree canopy surrounding the course. Members club, pay & play to members of an affiliated club. Dress code. BH23 4LA
Meyrick Park - 8.2km BH2 6LH
Skiing & snowboarding centre Hurn Christchurch BH23 6AW
Water Sports. Sailing Windsurfing Kayaking & more
The safe shallow & sheltered waters of Christchurch Harbour make it an ideal location for water sports.
Windsurfing, paddleboarding, & kayaking courses are available in Christchurch harbour from Shore Sports at Mudeford Quay Tel +44 07867575280 BH23 4AB
Sailing & power boating courses & tuition at all levels. Also kayak, dinghy & windsurfer hire at Christchurch Harbour from Avonmouth Watersports Tel 01202 471494 BH23 3JZ
The waters in and around Christchurch are renowned for providing the best all-round fishing in the country. Visiting anglers are well catered for with short term permits being available for most of the best fisheries in the area. Course fishing, fly fishing, sea angling and beachcasting are all catered for.
Click here for more details on fishing in & around Christchurch
Pubs and Restaurants
Tuckton has a riverside pub with decking & terraces where you can eat & drink overlooking the river. Other eating-places include an Indian, an Italian & a fish restaurant and an Indian & Chinese take-away. There is also a sports pub with snooker tables, darts & large TV screen.
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10 Aug 2012
"Lovely location, needs a new cleaner."
One street away from Tuckton shops (co-op, post office, coffee shops) and a 15min stroll from Southbourne Grove (busy shopping street).
Regular buses pass end of road and 20min walk from both Christchurch and Pokesdown rail stations.
30min walk from seafront.
Well appointed house, in a quiet residential area. Good size bedrooms with lots of cupboard space. Clean bathrooms. Lovely conservatory and back garden with decking area. Good sized kitchen, with full range of kitchenware and equipment (though I did spend the first couple of days washing everything as there was food debris and grubby finger prints on all surfaces and most dishes). Pleasant house with lived in atmosphere. Don't expect shiny new fixtures.
Friendly owner, happy to answer all my queries. eg. Livingroom TV remote was broken, repair men sent out same day.
I'd recommend this house as the perfect base for a family with children.
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