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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
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 September, 2017

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 Dorset

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 4.6666665 based on 23 reviews

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: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Beautiful, light airy home.

  • 4 of 5

A lovely spotlessly clean modern home. Extremely well equipped, plenty of folding chairs for snoozing in the garden, comfy beds in a very quiet cul de sac. Ideal for a relaxing break just moments from lovely walks along the riverside. Just 2 niggles, the en suite in the double bedroom extremely cramped, I struggled to get my arms up to wash my hair in the shower & the loo is jammed up against it. Silly really because there is ample room in the bedroom for a proper size en suite. The other toilet is separate from the main bathroom & is also a snug fit. The main bathroom has a lush shower however. I only mention those niggles because my parents are elderly, I got used to wedging my bum into the en suite loo, but only used the main shower after my first abortive attempt! Generally I would recommend Sans Souci for a delightful holiday in a perfect location. The Waitrose delivery man was impressed too! Had it not been for the en suite issue it would have been a definite 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place apart from lounge suite and toilets!

  • 3 of 5

The house is very well placed for travelling around the area by car and for local walks. It is probably the best equipped self catering facility we have stayed in in over 40 years of such holidays. The beds were comfortable and the house was bright and modern.

However, for our party there were 2 problems which brought the star rating down to 3. The first was the lounge suite which was extremely low with the seat level being about foot (30 cms) off the ground and for anyone with health issues like bad knees or back or anyone really tall, it was difficult to get in and out of. There were two couches in the conservatory which were comfortable but if you wanted to watch TV, you had to use the lounge suite even though the conservatory is actually open plan to the the lounge, dining and kitchen areas.

The second problem for us were the toilets. The ensuite toilet pan has very little clearance between the shower and the wall (2-3 ins (7cms) and 5/6 ins (12cms) respectively) and for the well built in the party, this made using it either very difficult or impossible. This was also true of the main toilet which was in a separate "room" (maybe more accurately a windowed cupboard) from the bathroom that had shower, bath and washhand basin. It was slightly wider, but the placing of the boxed in sink just in front of the toilet brought the space available for the above average height and well built party members to a difficult level to use. I do realise that for children, those of average height and weight and those without back or knee problems, the house would be fine!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Bournemouth, West Country

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October half term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Feb Half term 2018
16 Feb 2018 - 4 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Mar 2018 - 16 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2018
4 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Half term 2018
25 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
27 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
7 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October half term 2018
26 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

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 £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.
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