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The WaterBurrow


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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

About the Water Burrow

The Water Burrow occupies a unique position actually on Mudeford Quay, Christchurch. One of only seven cottages on the quay, it is a 2 bedroom 16th century Grade 2 listed ground floor cottage that has been totally modernised throughout and furnished to the highest standards.

It comfortably sleeps 4 with a luxury modern main bathroom and en suite to the master bedroom with electric shower. It has a washer dryer, microwave, fridge freezer, oven, hob and all the comforts of a 5* hotel with TVs in the lounge and both bedrooms, DVD players and a Bose SoundDock. It is perfect for families or cosy for friends.

Mudeford Quay is a working quay leading on to the sandy Avon Beach and just across the run from Hengistbury Head, it is the perfect spot for those who love the water, beach or wish to partake in the many watersports available in the harbour.

The 'Water Burrow' has its own safe picket post fenced patio area with outdoor seating and views over to Hengistbury Head.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Avon Beach 500 m
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth International (Hurn) 8.5 km, Nearest railway: Christchurch 3.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The West Country region

Christchurch - the sign says 'Where Time is Pleasant' and it's right.

From the lively Monday Market to the great shops and restaurants along the highstreet it is a great coastal town. It is a short trip in the car or by the Ferry that leaves from Mudeford Quay.

Christchurch Priory is the longest parish church in the country and is surrounded by beautiful grounds, riverside walks and Christchurch Quay.

The Priory is a must see and is steeped in history. The Priory contains the 'miraculous beam' said to be placed there by a carpenter locals believed was Christ himself.


The New Forest

The New Forest is a National Nature Reserve situated on the south coast of England. The landscape is a mix of heathland, grassland, bogs and woods. Domestic animals are permitted to roam freely throughout the Forest.

Visit Beaulieu Motor Museum, catch a ferry from the pretty town of Lymington to the Isle of Wight or just enjoy the many cycle trails, walks and forest villages.



The famous seaside resort with miles of beaches, loads of restaurants, bars, clubs and great shopping. Just 9 miles away it has so much to see and do.


Other Attractions

Alice in Wonderland maze Theme Park [Visit website]

Serendipity Sams

Moors Valley

TowerPark with a multiplex, bowling and Splashdown Indoor Water Park

Paulton's Park - The theme park on the edge of the New Forest

The Bournemouth Oceanarium

Compton Acres

Poole Old Town & Harbour

Sandbanks and Brownsea Island

Christchurch, Dorset

The WaterBurrow is part of an historic 16th century Grade II listed building and formed part of the original Haven House Inn mentioned in the Battle of Mudeford where in 1784 smugglers skirmished with Customs and Excise officers. So kids bring those cutlasses, eye patches and skull and crossbones, oh and a parrot if you have one!

It is actually sited on Mudeford Quay itself and 1 of only 7 cottages on the Quay Head. It is still a working Quay with fishing boats venturing out most days so why not say hello to Pete on boat Deja Vu (SU21) and see how his day has been? If you fancy testing your skills out and bringing the catch home yourself pleasure fishing trips are available direct off the quay or we can help you organise in advance. There are also many pleasure trips to be had or if you fancy a thrill then why not hang on to your seats on the Bay Blast rib ride.

The Quay is also famous for its crabbing from the quayside (crabbers quay)! and has a children's play park, fish stall, Cafe, The Haven House Inn and a large green area which is perfect for picnics, ball games and kite flying.

Avon Beach is a mere 10 minute walk from the cottage or you can catch the ferry to Hengistbury Head directly from the Quay and visit its fantastic beaches and beach huts.

Christchurch harbour is a safe haven to learn and try watersports from Windsurfing to Sailing and the Highcliffe sailing club is based on the Quay. There is also an active RNLI lifeboat station which practices launching weekly so you are almost bound to see their rather unusual lifeboat launch and recovery system in action!

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16 Apr 2014


"A cottage second to none!"

Although I am extremely late in my review for The WaterBurrow, my friend, small dog and I had a fantastic stay, a sofa each to cuddle up on in the evenings and watching a DVD from their collection, or… More

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  • 1 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:20 Nov 2014

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