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Walking distance to Hengistbury Head and the sandy beaches of Southbourne

Bedrooms 3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Beautiful newly renovated bungalow,3 bedrooms,sleeps 6,first listed 25/05/15

Sans Souci is a newly renovated 3 bedroom bungalow, sleeping 6, within walking distance to Southbourne beaches and Hengistbury Head.

The property is situated in a quiet area cul de sac within Wick village on the River Stour, near the Wick ferry to Christchurch

The property has been recently renovated to a high standard internally and its bright open plan living area is ideal for families or relaxing with friends. Externally, guests can enjoy the private walled rear garden, perfect for relaxing after a long day on the beach.there is parking for one or two medium size cars on the drive or one car on the drive and one on the road outside the house.

This property can only accept 7 night stays at some times particularly high season. Change over day is Friday throughout the year except for Half terms weeks which can start Friday or Saturday..

At all other times the minimum stay is 3 days.with change over day normally Friday or Monday.. Please contact us if you have other requirements..


Sorry no pets allowed..

Full details :

Open plan living area and kitchen comprising:

Conservatory with 2 comfy sofas seating six, and coffee table.

Separate living area with corner sofa, chair and floor cushions, 42" flat screen TV and docking station.

Kitchen with electric double oven, gas hob, fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, island with breakfast bar and 2 stools and separate dining area for six. ( high chair available ),full range of utensils and appliances including a microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetieres.


Bedroom one:

King-size bed, shelving unit, hanging rail and two bedside cabinets with lamps. There is a small ensuite bathroom with toilet, shower,wash hand basin,heated towel rail and shaving point.

Bedroom two

2 single beds, shelving unit, hanging rail and two bedside cabinets with lamps.(bedroom 2 can be made up as a super King size double if requested at booking)

Bedroom three

2 single beds, shelving unit, hanging rail and two bedside cabinets with lamps.(bedroom 3 can be made up as a super King size double if requested at booking)


Main family bathroom has a bath, wash basin, large shower cubicle, mirror and heated towel rail and shaver point.

There is a separate toilet with wash hand basin beside the bathroom.this is a narrow room and unsuitable for wheel chairs sorry.

The property is centally heated and has wifi.


Off-street parking for 2 cars on the drive..

The rear garden of the property is walled and secure. There is a shed which is suitable for bicycle storage and contains 6 Deck chairs and a large BBQ.


The house is situated in the peaceful area of Wick village on the River Stour opposite Christchurch quay. The historic town of Christchurch can be accessed by a pleasant river walk, by car 1.2 miles or by using the wick passenger ferry. (£1 for adults.) Christchurch has many shops, restaurant and pubs.

Along the river Stour there is a chidrens' play area, crazy golf, Tucton tea rooms and boats for hire.

The property is within walking distance of sandy Southbourne beach which has a promenade which stretches all the way to the busy sea side town of Bournemouth. Bournemouth can be also reached within a 10 minute drive.

It is also in walking distance to the beautiful nature reserve Hengistbury Head with its cliff walks and sought after beach huts.The walking /cycling path to Hengistbury Head is minutes from the house.From Hengistbury Head a passenger ferry is available to Mudeford quay, famous for its fresh fish. Children will enjoy watersports and crabbing.

The New Forest National Park is also 30mins away by car.

More Details

Robin / Helen Annett
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Robin / Helen Annett

We live in Hitchin but have been coming down to Christchurch for many years to enjoy the milder weather, sandy beaches and sailing.

Robin / Helen Annett purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Robin / Helen Annett chose Bournemouth

We bought our holiday cottage 3 years ago and spent several months renovating it into a modern open plan space,ideal for our family or for relaxing with friends. We hope you will love it too. The house is filled with sun light and the walled garden quiet and full of birds.

What makes this bungalow unique

The house is in amazing location with easy access to the beach,Hengisbury Head nature reserve and to the pretty town of Christchurch with many bars and restaurants.We rarely use the car when we are down,walking or cycling everywhere.The house is in a peaceful cul de sac so is suitable for families but not for loud parties.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would like to say how much we enjoyed our week in your lovely bungalow. Everything we needed was provided and it was beautifully clean on our arrival. The open plan living was great for all our family being together and the beds were very comfortable. We were pleasantly surprised by the spaciousness as the photos don't really do it justice. We were lucky with our weather at the start of our week and were able to enjoy the barbecue provided when family arrived to visit. The beach is close enough to get to and return to the bungalow for lunch and a rest before setting out for the afternoon . We enjoyed ferries to Christchurch and Muddeford and the children loved crabbing off Muddeford Quay. Hengistbury Head was also a favourite walk. When the weather was not so good on the last two days we found Adventure Wonderland which the two younger grandchildren enjoyed (ages 7 and 3). My husband and I would be very happy to return on our own sometime as we love the area and would feel very relaxed in your house.
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Bournemouth in Christchurch District

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , large pwerfull digital shower and separate bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , small ensuite in bedroom 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , can be made as a super kingsize bed instead
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , small ensuite with toilet,basin and small shower
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 singles can be made into a superking bed instead
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Walking distance (10 minutes) to two beaches and the nature reserve of Hengistbury Head. Walking distance or short to Christchurch town. 1.9 miles or take the ferry £1 across the river. Two minutes away from the river Stour 1.2 miles from southbourne grove with lots of restaurants,micro brewery and cafes and take aways. Not suitable for wheel chairs sorry due to the narrow toilets.


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Walking distance to Hengistbury Head and the sandy beaches of Southbourne
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 26 reviews

An excellent location.

  • 3 of 5

Sadly, the cleaning team had not done a thorough job. The oven racks and picnic plates were dirty and there were bird droppings on the inside of the patio doors and cobwebs festooned the conservatory fan.

I could not find the book of local maps. It would have been useful as some of the directions and distances didn't seem accurate.

I am so sorry to have to report this as Helen and Robin were so understanding and helpful before our arrival. We loved the layout and position of the bungalow.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry the cleaning was not up to standard. The cleaning team normally leave the plsce spotless.We have rectified the problems you mentioned. I hope you had a good break nevertheless.
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Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice week. The bungalow is in a perfect walking distance to Southbourne beach, our four kids loved it there.

We had a very nice and friendly contact to the owner. The house was in a good condition and the equipment was also perfect. We would like to come again.

Arne & Bianca

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Very good open layout and very well equipped. Lots of nice little touches

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful area, lovely sunny bungalow.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space in the house, lovely and bright. The neighbourhood is very quiet and peaceful. Great area to explore. Walk to the boating area at Tuckton tea rooms. Take the ferry to Christchurch or walk in half an hour. Great for playing on the beaches in the evening. Tips: the kids games are kept under the single bed, we didn't find them for ages. The on suite bathroom is tiny but my elderly mom used it ok.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Surprised by the size of property.

  • 4 of 5

Property had almost everything you would need for a 7 day holiday. Good location for all your holiday entertainment. Beds very comfortable. Plenty of room to relax at property.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable bungalow with excellent facilities and sunny garden when the sun shone!.

  • 4 of 5

The bungalow was beautifully presented and in a very good position for touring and also visiting nearby beaches Most rooms were a good size and the conservatory was really roomy and helped to form an open plan living area where conversing either from the kitchen or lounge or conservatory parts.was easy. Utensils were plentiful and invariably smart. Facilities were good although the main loo could have been better. The shower in the bathroom was very popular and was excellent. The en-suite was very useful and the main bedroom was a good size and very attractive. The 2nd bedroom was a good size with adequate facilities for storing clothes, etc. It would have been nice to have a chair in there for 2 oldies like us! The 3rd bedroom also had good storage facilities.

As the weather was so changeable during our week it would have been excellent to perhaps have a DVD player available as I did take some DVD's along in case, but if one could be supplied this would be such an asset for bad weather days.

We were a family of 5 adults who were happy we chose this bungalow for our week's stay. The quietness of the cul-de-sac was perfect and, as said before the design of the bungalow was exactly right for a holidaying group of up to 6..

Overall it was a near perfect place to spend beside the seaside even though the weather for our visit wasn't as good as we'd had for weeks before in London. No one to blame apart from climate change!

Margaret, Stuart, Vanessa, Penny & Robert

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please add a security deposit of £150 to the total .This will be returned after the guest has departed through the web site. Cleaning is included but we reserve the right to deduct up to £40 if extra cleaning is required.The property is on a quiet road please respect the neighbours and keep noise to a minimum at night.Thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.