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Central Christchurch, beautiful grade II listed cottage

People3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

End of terrace grade II listed cottage in the heart of the historic market town of Christchurch which sleeps 3 people. The cottage is within a minutes walk to Christchurch Quay, shops, cafes and restaurants. The property is tastefully decorated and comprises of a lounge/dining room with television and DVD. The kitchen has a double oven, hob and fridge freezer. There is a utility room with washing machine and bathroom off the utility room. The double bedroom has a kingsize bed and there is a single bedroom. There is a secluded south facing courtyard garden with bbq. Wick street car park is adjacent to the property.


Owner
Sarah Breen
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Spent a lovely few days in this cottage. As soon as you walk through the door it feels like home not just a holiday let. Very cosy and comfy.

The cream tea left for us was a wonderful touch and the host was very friendly and wanted to ensure we had a wonderful stay. Would definitely visit again, thank you. *****
Nov 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Christchurch in Hampshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

3

Spotlessly clean and comfortable in a great location but disappointing for many reasons.

  • 3 of 5

This is obviously a well loved family holiday home in a great location for exploring Christchurch and the surrounding area. It is small, recently decorated, immaculately clean and comfortable; just a short walk away from shops, pubs, restaurants, takeaways, the quay and the priory.

We were very fortunate to be able to book this cottage with a Sunday changeover, which better suited our travel plans. The booking process was simple and messages were answered quickly. On arrival, we were greeted with fresh flowers, milk and cream in the fridge, scones and jam. The mobile phone signal (O2) was not brilliant, but the WiFi worked well.

We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the last 20 years and I must admit this was the most expensive and rather disappointing for the following reasons:

Despite previous reviews, the kitchen was NOT well equipped. Yes, it had a large fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave, toaster, new oven, electric hob and toaster, BUT if you actually want to prepare food yourself rather than just re-heat ready meals then I recommend you take the following with you:

Sharp knife and/or Bread knife

Wooden spoon and/or table spoon

Vegetable peeler

Small sauce pans (there was only 1 large saucepan, I large skillet and 3 frying pans)

Chopping board (although there is a wooden bread board)

The extractor fan didn't work.

In the main bedroom, the bed, although comfortable, was so large that there was only room for 1 bedside table and in the single room the rug slipped dangerously on the painted floor. Despite large fitted wardrobes in both rooms, there were only 4 coat hangers, in total - not nearly enough for a week's clothes for 2 people!

The carpark was not 'adjacent' as advised, but it was only a very short walk away. At £6 per day plus £2 overnight (24/7 charging) this mounts up over a week. I put the Ringo app on my phone, (cash only in the machine!) but still managed to miss a payment and get a fine (it wouldn't let me just pay for the week like I wanted to!) Roadside free parking was almost non-existent and always full. There may have been a cheaper carpark further away. We didn't use the car most days anyway.

We were advised to take our rubbish to the bin in the car park, which I felt very uncomfortable doing!

The DVD didn't work.

The hot water could be switched on only when we wanted it - it took half an hour to heat up.

Overall, despite the minor disappointments, we had a good holiday; enjoying exploring the area

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lovely short stay

  • 4 of 5

what a lovely time we had at the cottage. It was so cosy and well looked after. The beds were lovely and comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. The jam and scones on arrival were delicious and a lovely touch.

We enjoyed trips to lymington and mudeford on the ferry and our one year old loved the splash park at the end of the road as we were pretty lucky with the weather!

Hopefully we will come back soon possibly with out the baby to enjoy the restaurants and bars in Christchurch more. Sarah was always on hand if we had any queries and was very quick with all responses during the booking process

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Well loved little cottage

  • 5 of 5

The house is a two-up two-down little workers cottage which has been well looked after by its owners. It was very clean and tidy. We found it to be well suited to our needs in terms of good cooking facilities, a nice lounge area and a good sized main bedroom.

We found Sarah to be a great hostess, she was very kind with the arrangements in advance and we did find that the transaction went smoothly. We had had a negative experience through another renting site over the summer so were extremely cautious about our next step, but like I say it all really worked out well with Sarah.

The cottage is on two turnings just off the high street which gives it an amazing location. It means that you can get something on the high street and take it home,and go back out again! If you have a reason to be in the centre, this is a great place to stay.

Some practical points: The staircase has no bannister which is a consideration for small children. You cannot park on the street outside at all. You can load briefly but that is it, and it is a one way system. Parking is restricted nearby between approx 10-5 so you need to take the car to a car park about 5 minutes walk away (the streets where you can park for free get very busy, you might get lucky).The cottage has no wifi and Christchurch is known for being rubbish for phone and 3G reception, so you may well end up feeling a bit cut off. The library on the high street has free wifi when you need, and is actually a nice place to hang out (especially for kids)!

If you need a little hideaway in Christchurch I do recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lillian, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We are currently in the process of having wifi installed at the cottage and this should be up and running shortly. We hope you will return to stay with us again soon. Kind regards Sarah
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5

Enchanting

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the beautiful cottage, located very conveniently to enjoy all of Christchurch's shops, restaurants and harbour, we were greeted by the kind and thoughtful owner. She made us very welcome and we enjoyed our stay in the tastefully presented accommodation. We will be back! Thank you. James and Sarah

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah and James, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Best regards Sarah
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5

Terrific place to stay in Christchurch

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in this well-located characterful cottage, which is just a few minutes walk from Christchurch's pretty harbour and town. The cottage is spotlessly clean, has comfortable beds, a well-equipped kitchen and a cute little patio to enjoy barbecues in the summer. There are lovely walks nearby and beautiful beaches within easy reach. Our children also had great fun at the Quomps splash park. All in all, we had a thoroughly enjoyable break and hope to return again soon. In the meantime, we'll be recommending this cottage to all our family and friends. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Sarah
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5

Wonderful cottage, brilliant location!

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a super, relaxing week in this gorgeous, characterful cottage that has been tastefully decorated with a fabulous beach hut style. Spotlessly clean, well equipped and in a great peaceful location for exploring and visiting the surrounding areas. The yummy homemade cake and fresh flowers were a very welcoming touch when we arrived and my daughter loved the sweetie jar!

The cottage is literally a couple of minutes walk from Christchurch Quay, the beautiful Priory and the town centre with its numerous cafés and restaurants. We had the best brunch in James & White and a lovely evening meal in Loch & Quay to name a few.

Our great days out included the beach at Studland Bay, the New Forest, Hengistbury Head and crabbing at Mudeford Quay, there is so much to do!

The owners were extremely helpful and we highly recommend their wonderful cosy cottage. Thank you, a brilliant holiday, we loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Linda. We are so pleased you had a lovely stay with us. We shall very much look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Location

Hengistbury Head
Studland Beach and Nature Reeserve

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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
MID
25 Apr 2017 - 2 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
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£550
 
 
MID
3 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£380
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£95
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HIGH
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
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£400
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MID 2
5 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
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£380
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HIGH
8 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
MID
5 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£360
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£625
 
 
MID
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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£360
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£700
 

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Refundable Damage Deposit £150

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