Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
BEDROOMS: 1 x double - 2 x single.
Open plan lounge/diner with vaulted ceiling - COLOUR TV with FREEVIEW - DVD - FREE WIFI (subject to availability from Internet Service Provider) and spacious kitchen area with GAS HOB - ELECTRIC OVEN - DISHWASHER - FRIDGE - FREEZER - MICROWAVE.
Modern bathroom with bath, shower facility and toilet.
Patio area to front of the property.
Allocated off road parking for one car.
GAS/ELECTRIC - INCLUDED. Linen & towels included for holiday lets are provided by Resort 2 Us (delivered to the property in packs).
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.
This is a delightful little property furnished to a good standard tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac in the charming market town of Christchurch. There are picturesque walks along the Town Quay - the superbly restored 900 year old Place Mill is open to visitors, the very many swans and the river boat traffic add to the atmosphere here.
Delightful riverside walks lead on to Stanpit Marsh, an area of special interest for wildlife lovers, and Christchurch Harbour which is an important spot for migrating birds. The views from the area across to Hengistbury Head and the Isle of Wight are dramatic. The Red House Museum is also a key place to visit. Christchurch has a weekly Monday market held in Saxon Square and the High Street (which is "pedestrianised" for the occasion) and there is a Friday market at Highcliffe. Annually you can enjoy the now well established Christchurch Food Festival. Bournemouth town centre lies a short drive away offering varied and extensive entertainment as well as the sandy award winning beaches of the area.
|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 a very popular holiday destination all year round. It offers beautiful rolling countryside, dramatic scenery, charming market towns, character villages and miles of some of the finest sandy beaches in the UK.
Bournemouth lies to the east of the county and offers seven miles of blue flag beaches. It is near the market town of Christchurch with its 11th century Priory Church, ruined castle and Saxon mill, and the stunning medieval New Forest.
The area caters for diverse interests – the popular buzzing beach resort in Bournemouth with its vibrant nightlife; the gentler pursuits of walking, wildlife and bird-watching in the nature reserves and national parks, and along the 20 miles of Bournemouth Coast footpath; and active pursuits such as cycling, sailing, rowing, canoeing, windsurfing, kite-surfing and sea kayaking. Popular also for touring, Southampton, the Isle of Wight, Salisbury and Stonehenge are all within reasonable travelling distance.
Dorset features some excellent museums, with world leading centres at Bovington (The Tank Museum, telling the history of military vehicles), and the Russell Cotes Museum and Art Gallery in Bournemouth. Other museums include the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester, The Red House in Christchurch, the Royal Signals Museum at Blandford, and the award winning Brewers Quay in Weymouth. Many smaller towns have their own local museums.
Within driving distance are the historic town of Christchurch and the vast New Forest National Park. Christchurch is a quaint, historical destination with beautiful riverside walks. Christchurch is ideal for the quieter holiday yet still having Christchurch High Street for shopping.
There is a fishing quay at Mudeford, known for its eighteenth century smuggling activities and battle with the Navy. Closeby is the famous "Run" where salmon are netted, and the sandy beaches of Avon Beach and Friars Cliff are popular with family holidaymakers. The New Forest National Park, straddling the Dorset and Hampshire borders, offers peace, tranquillity, beauty and the magnificence you would expect of this National Park.
Also close by, with seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, the vibrant cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth has it all – a vast variety of shops, restaurants and holiday accommodation, buzzing nightlife and endless countryside with beautiful award-winning gardens and water sports galore.
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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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