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Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Retreat is an end terraced mews style cottage nestled in a secluded cul de sac in Christchurch, Dorset. The accommodation consists of an open plan living area with vaulted ceilings and skylight windows creating a light and airy environment. Two bedrooms accommodate four people and there is a three piece luxury bathroom with shower.
The cottage is located a stones throw away from Stanpit Marsh Nature Reserve and Christchurch’s historic town centre is a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute cycle ride away. Mudeford Quay and Avon Beach, popular with windsurfers and sailors, is a 5 minute drive. The New Forest, Poole and Bournemouth are all a short drive away. Buses to Bournemouth and Poole stop at the end of the road.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Avon Beach 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth International 7 km, Nearest railway: Christchurch 1.2 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
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Quilts are provoded but please bring your own bed linen and towels.
Internet access is available via Wi-Fi to connect your laptop or mobile devices.
No computer equipment is left at the cottage.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside is a small patio and barbecue area to enjoy those long summer evenings.
The Retreat is located in a small cul de sac.
There is an allocated parking space for 1 family size car.
Unfortunately there is no parking for boats.
Strictly no pets and no smoking in or around the property.
The West Country region
Dorset is one of England's most beautiful and peaceful counties. Its Jurassic coastline offers miles of unrivaled sandy beaches and is a designated World Heritage site. The nearby New Forest lends itself to lovers of the outdoors and the area is the perfect destination for a family holiday.
The Historic Town of Christchurch is located on Dorset's South Coast. Its imposing 11th Century Priory Church and Castle riuns are a reminder of its Medieval heritage. Today Christchurch offers more than ancient history; it's coastal location has helped establish the Town as a favourite holiday destination while retaining its character and community atmosphere.
Things To Do in the Local Area Include:
Walking, Cycling, Tennis, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Kite boarding, Surfing, Skate & BMX park, Golf, Bird watching, Pony Trekking, Fishing, Leisure Centre, Outdoor Dry Ski Slope, Sailing, Crabbing, Adventure Park, Beaches.
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26 Jan 2012
"Great Location for Christchurch and the New Forest"
This is a great location for exploring the New Forest and also the local area including Christchurch itself and also Bournmouth. The accomodation is modern and comfortable, well equiped with good quality fittings (except the naff kettle) and was lovely and clean on arrival. There are plenty of places to eat locally, the Toby Carvery just up the road was our favourite. There are supermarkets nearby for shopping and a convenience store right next to the accomodation, as well as a pub and take-away. The New Forest National Park begins just 5 minutes drive from the accomodation, with plenty of places to visit including Lyndhurst, Lymington and our favourite, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Go there at the start of your week and you get free entry for your next visit - so we did!
Minor niggles: the second bedroom was a bit small really, and you need to put your rubbish out on a certain day or take it to the local recycling centre but I'm nit-picking. It's also not the best location for Swanage and the Jurassic Coast, it looks close on the map but during peak season we found it to be quite a long drive.
We did have a lovely week though, despite not having the best weather. Free Wifi was a bonus and worked well with easy instructions to keep the facebook generation happy.
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