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Birchcroft - Woodland hideaway - 4 Star

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Birchcroft nestles in 1 acre of woodlands but is only 5 miles from the golden sandy beaches of Bournemouth with cinemas, nightclubs and great shopping. Picturesque Christchurch, the New Forest, National Trust properties of Brownsea Island, Kingston Lacey, Corfe Castle and the Jurassic Coast, are all in easy distance with Adventure Wonderland, Hobby Craft and Wimborne Minster closeby.

The area is a golfers paradise with over 16 courses and features some very well known courses – Parkstone, Ferndown, Broadstone, Queen’s Park and Isle of Purbeck with its fantastic views of Brownsea, Poole Harbour and Bournemouth Bay.

The Sailing section of the 2012 Olympics will be held in Weymouth Bay – 1 hours drive away. The Dorset area is well know for its Jurassic coast, Chesil Beach and the Swannery at Abbotsbury as well as Monkey World and the Tank Museum at Bovington – all within an easy drive.

BIRCHCROFT for peace, tranquillity, beautiful walks, golf courses and sun, sand and fun.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bournemouth
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth International Airport, Nearest railway: Bournemouth Central Station
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 Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Ground Floor:

Kitchen with all facilities

Lounge with very large picture window and french door leads to terrace. Stunning views of local countryside and Dorset Lakes in the background

Dining room seats 9 in comfort with extra TV and "Birchcroft TV" showing live pictures of nesting birds in season

Conservatory looks out onto rhododendrons in front garden, woodlands and bird feeders

1 x Kingsize bedroom looks out to stunning views of local countryside - Accessibility M2

1 x Twin bedroom with en suite looks out onto woodland front garden

1 x Bathroom with power shower

1 x Wetroom ideal for the less able guests or drying Walkers clothing - Accessibility M2

First floor:

1 x Double bedroom looks out onto woodlands

1 x Twin bedroom with velox window

1 x Shower room with toilet

The property now has Accessibility Rating M1, M2, H1, V1 and Visit Britain 4 Star rating

We have added WiFi this year to enable internet use on your own computers.

Further details outdoors

Set in 1 1/2 acres of its own private woodlands Birchcroft is the ideal nature lover's hideaway. Woodland walks are easily accessed from the gate at the end of the path, while river walks are a short stroll away. There are vast areas of lawn to play on, bird watching with feeders and nest boxes, a "Bug Hotel" to intrigue the children and a wild flower garden. Birchcroft TV is now available and you can watch the baby blue tits in their nest box in the Spring.

For the adults- relax in the summer house, have a drink on the vast terrace and watch the magnificent sun-sets or just stroll around the woods. We have added a gate that allows you out into the local area walks and it is very popular.

Further details

1 Booking Information. To book your cottage email us using the Send Enquiry form below to check availability and provisionally book. We will then email a copy of your Booking Form. Please make us aware of any special requirements at this stage.

2. After Booking. We will then confirm your holiday in writing. Your confirmation letter will confirm your booked dates, amount owed, due date and includes important information that you should read through carefully. If you decide to cancel your holiday you will be liable for the full holiday cost.

3 Cancellation Insurance. Once you have booked your holiday you are liable for the full holiday cost. We suggest that you take out your own insurance as we do not provide this service.

4 Payment. A 40% deposit (of the cottage rental) will secure your Booking. The balance is due eight weeks prior to your holiday. Cheques, debit and credit cards are welcome. Credit cards subject to a 4% surcharge. A refundable damage deposit fee of £100 for our properties must be paid with the balance payment. It will be refunded or cheque destroyed when we have received clearance from the property owners that no damage is outstanding.

The West Country region

The region of Dorset is known for its Jurassic Coast, the Isle of Purbeck, the sailing centre for the 2012 Olympics in nearby Weymouth, Wimborne with its famous Minster church, Bovington Camp Museum, Monkey World, Corfe Caste[NT], Kingston Lacy House[NT], Badbury Rings[NT], beautiful countryside and stunning views.

To the east of Birchcroft lies the vast expanse of the New Forest, Beaulie Motor Museum, Exbury Gardens and a visit to the Isle of Wight is just a day trip. To the North you have Salisbury with its cathedral and spire, the rolling downs and beautiful thatched cottages in stunning villages set around ponds and churches.


Ferndown is a quiet residential town just north of Bournemouth surrounded by countryside. It is near Wimborne Minster, the River Stour and is just a short distance from the vast expance of the New Forest. The well known Hobby Craft Centre and Haskins Nurseries are only 1/2 mile away. Dudsbury Golf course is at the end of the lane while the famous Ferndown Golf Course is a mere 1 away.

There are over 8 well known golf course in the area as well as a dry ski centre just 3 miles away. The centre of Bournemouth with its 7 miles of golden beaches, numerous night-clubs, wonderful shops and boutiques, Ocenarium, and cinemas is only 5 miles from Birchcroft,

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Review 1-5 of 5

20 Jul 2014


"Beautiful setting, every possible need met, would definitely go back."

A well equipped bungalow set in very well kept and pretty grounds. We were delighted with frequent visits from a wide variety of birds including Woodpeckers, Jays and even a Hawk. Also lots of squirre… More

22 Apr 2014


"Perfect place to stay"

We loved 'Birchcroft.' it had everything we needed. The open fire was great of an evening and we enjoyed the views from the windows. The back garden gate opened onto some lovely woodland wal… More

Thank you for a lovely review. We are very proud of our gardens and the woodland walks. We are pleased you used the log fire and enjoyed the Dorset lakes view from the lounge window. Sunsets are stunning from here, especially in the spring and winter with the low angle of the sun. Hope to see you again. Sonia, HolidayInDorset.

30 Sep 2012


"Lovely situation and well kitted-out"

This property is a combination of traditional and modern and has been extremely well thought out. There are little touches such as the light directly above the 'older persons' chair in the l… More

20 Jun 2012


"Extremely helpful owner and assistant. Beautiful house"

before our stay I spoke to Sonia on a number of occasions regarding my husband who is in a wheelchair. I can only say I have never had such good service regarding the information given for a disabled person. The house is lovely, the grounds and view are delightful. We saw a roe deer in the garden on 3 occasions and saw a number of birds, the most interesting being a pair of bullfinches that came nearly everyday and 2 sightings of a green woodpecker.
Sonia visited when we were there and when she realised that the bed was a little low for my husband, she produced a set of bed raisers.
Unfortunately we did not get good weather so were only able to use the patio on one occasion, but it is south facing so gets sun until quite late in the day. There is a barbecue provided.
There are 3 pubs within half a mile of the property, we went to the Dudsbury Hotel, for a lunch and a dinner, once again because of the weather we were not able to sit outside, but there is a lovely deck and the pub is wheelchair friendly with adequate parking and plenty of space between tables. (need to let them know when you get there and they will put a ramp at the front door.

30 Apr 2012


"Comfortable to All"

This property was homely, relaxing and comfortable.

acccessible for parents and with twin bedroom with ensuite they felt they they could manage the facilities provided

Thank you. This couple brought their elderly parents with them and are referring to the fact that the parents found the downstairs twin en suite room and other equipment very good for their needs. We have a level M2 accessibility award [partial wheelchair user] from VisitBritain of which we are very proud.

Review 1-5 of 5

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Calendar last updated:21 Jun 2014

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