About the home
Quality Cottage is a beautiful 1830’s Grade II-listed building situated in the idyllic village of Wick. The hamlet itself is located close to the historic town of Christchurch with its famous Priory and shops, which is just a short ferry ride away. A 10 minute stroll along the River Stour leads you to Hengistbury Head with its renowned walks and sandy bathing beaches, the property is also within walking distance of local shopping facilities, and a regular bus route service operates nearby.
Quality Cottage has recently been lovingly restored to its former glory whilst also being equipped with all the necessities for modern day living. These include a spacious lounge/diner, HD plasma T.V/Satellite, Blue ray DVD player and a clearview wood burner. The kitchen is fully fitted with integrated appliances including oven/hob, tall fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave oven.
The Cottage also benefits from a detached garage with ample off road parking, a flagstone patio area complete with heater/BBQ, and a delightful private walled garden that has been maintained to a high standard.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Southbourne, 2km|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
"Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. The setting is so peaceful and the walks to the sea and river breathtakingly beautiful"
Mr & Mrs Margolin.
"A beautiful and unique cottage, obviously a much loved home and not a mere holiday let, perfectly situated for all major sites and attractions, wish we could have stayed longer, we will be back"
Mr & Mrs Gibson.
"Very Comfortable & well equipped in a very pleasant location. A most enjoyable break"
Mr & Mrs Robottom
"We've had a great week, beautiful cottage & lovely location. We have all enjoyed staying here and exploring the area.
Mr & Mrs Ragsdale
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
Strictly no smoking except on the patio.
The West Country / Dorset region
Dorset is the most accessible part of Southern England from London and Europe, and yet is still one of the most rural counties in England. West Dorset is Thomas Hardy country, with rolling hills, fields and the rugged Jurassic coastline where fossil hunting continues to add to our understanding of the dinosaur age.
East Dorset contains the majestic Poole harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world which inspired Enid Blyton to write many of her adventure stories & where every water sport is available, the world renowned beaches of Poole & Bournemouth, some of the cleanest in Britain, and the New Forest, Britain's latest National park, stretching from Ringwood in the West to Lymington & Southampton in the East.
The Christchurch Town / Wick Village area
Christchurch - Just across the river from the cottage stands the historic town of Christchurch with its famous Priory, local weekly markets, a wide selection of individual shops, an abundance of great pubs with good food, award winning restaurants, horse-riding, tennis, golf, fishing, cycling, walking, sailing, museums, river cruises and a wide range of summer activities for children.
Hegistbury Head is a must see - people travel across the country to see this stunning and unspoilt area. Hengistbury Head is a special site of scientific interest and a protected nature reserve used as a cross-channel migratory point where birds feed and rest before continuing their journey. With views across Christchurch harbour and out to sea.
Bournemouth - On offer to any visitor are some spectacular firework displays, heritage fairs, classic car rallies, children's festivals…There's a packed calendar of events throughout the summer. Other event highlights include the Wimborne Folk Festival, Great Dorset Steam Fair and Bournemouth Live! Music Festival.
With seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, the vibrant cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth has it all – a vast variety of shops, restaurants, buzzing nightlife and endless countryside with beautiful award-winning gardens and water sports galore.
Some of the watersports include - Windsurfing, Diving, Wakeboarding, Surfing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Kite surfing, crabbing, cruises, fishing or try the exhilarating Shockwave speedboat. PLUS Europe's first artificial surf reef.
Bournemouth Air Festival is a must - The largest event of its kind. Taking place on 29th August – 1st September 2013, between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers, see the world-famous Red Arrows, the Sea Vixen vintage jet, heart-stopping Black Cats Helicopter Display, the iconic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and adrenaline pumping Eurofighter Typhoon.
Oceanarium at Bournemouth Seafront - Here you can explore the secrets of the ocean in an adventure that will take you to some of the world's most amazing waters.
Poole - There are the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle (National Trust), the Swanage Steam Railway, the long sandy beaches of Studland and the fascinating Sandbanks Chain Ferry (single car crossing approx £3) within a short distance. Treat yourself to tea at The Haven Hotel with its conservatory overlooking the entrance to Poole Harbour and the chain ferry.
Spend some time on the beaches of Sandbanks Peninsula, Poole, famous for having some of the most expensive properties in the world. Drop into Jazzy's Cafe (Shore Road) on a Sunday morning and read the papers and people-watch. Harriet's Restaurant (Lilliput, Poole) can be for a special occasion. See the Fireworks Display Thursdays 10pm at Poole Quay.
For those interested in watersports, there is windsurfing tuition available at Whitley Bay, Sandbanks; sailing tuition at Rockley Watersports, Hamworthy, Poole; scuba diving off Swanage and sea fishing trips from Poole Harbour.
Water-skiing, wake boarding and para surfing also take place in Poole harbour. Mountain biking is a popular activity in the nearby Purbeck Hills.
New Forest - The New Forest is an area of outstanding beauty with open countryside freely inhabited by donkeys, cattle and ponies. As a national park, the whole area is open for visitors to enjoy. Within the park are the quaint towns of Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Beaulieu and Burley all worth a visit.
The beauty of this area is that the coast is also on the doorstep with the stylish town of Lymington a couple of miles away with it's bustling high street and harbour. The town is always lively with a great range of shops, coffee shops, restaurants and bars. There is a frequent ferry service from Lymington to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.
How to get there
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Christchurch is accessible from any part of Great Britain and most of Europe. There is continuous motorway or dual carriageway from London and along the South Coast and the A34 provides good access from the Midlands.
We have a good rail service and coach and bus service with South West Trains, Virgin Trains and National Express. Bournemouth Airport services routes from Glasgow and Belfast and a multitude of routes from international destinations with Ryanair, Thomsonfly and Jet2. Southampton Airport also has many domestic flight routes and a direct rail link from the airport to Bournemouth.
Ferries - The continental ferry ports are easily accessible from the port of Poole (6 miles) or nearby Southampton and Portsmouth.
Activities near Christchurch Town
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
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|Prices for group size 6|
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|Early Spring||14 Mar 11||28 Mar 11||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter Holidays||28 Mar 11||18 Apr 11||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||18 Apr 11||30 May 11||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|Half Term Holidays||30 May 11||13 Jun 11||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||13 Jun 11||18 Jul 11||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Summer||18 Jul 11||5 Sep 11||£ 995||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||5 Sep 11||16 Oct 11||£ 825||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Spring||12 Mar 12||26 Mar 12||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter Holidays||26 Mar 12||16 Apr 12||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||16 Apr 12||28 May 12||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|Half Term Holidays||28 May 12||11 Jun 12||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||11 Jun 12||16 Jul 12||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Summer||16 Jul 12||3 Sep 12||£ 995||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||3 Sep 12||14 Oct 12||£ 825||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Spring||11 Mar 13||25 Mar 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter Holidays||25 Mar 13||15 Apr 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||15 Apr 13||27 May 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|Half Term Holidays||27 May 13||10 Jun 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||10 Jun 13||15 Jul 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Summer||15 Jul 13||2 Sep 13||£ 995||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||2 Sep 13||14 Oct 13||£ 825||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A booking deposit of £250 is required on confirmation of dates. This deposit is refunded after satisfactory inspection of the property when you vacate. Full payment will be due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Guests are kindly requested to vacate by 10 a.m. on the day of departure to allow access to the cleaners. Incoming guests may not be able to gain access until 2 p.m. on day of arrival due to cleaning.
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