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Cottage.South facing garden on Winkton Green. Near to Beach and New Forest

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Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Christchurch, Nr. Bournemouth, Dorset, England 10 minutes to sea and New Forest

Character Cottage on the Village Green.

Coral Cottage has two bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with twin beds.

The Cottage has an enclosed south facing garden.

There is a wood burning stove and a free supply of logs.

Free internet is available to our guests.

The kitchen has a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, freezer, hob, oven and toaster.

There is a sofabed in the lounge,a travel cot and a high chair.

There is full gas central heating with a Combi Boiler that produces continuous hot water. Great when four guests want to shower after a day on the beach.

Coral Cottage has steeper stairs than a new build house. Guests with mobility problems should check with the owner before booking.

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About the Owner

Alan Roberts
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Alan Roberts

We bought this property in 2007 as our holiday home. We started letting it for holidays in 2008.

I enjoy staying at Coral Cottage off season, now I am retired.

This is helpful for our guests as by staying in the Cottage I become aware of anything that needs doing.

We now have friends in the area who have moved down from London, which makes our visits more enjoyable.

Alan Roberts purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Alan Roberts chose Christchurch

We like being close to the sea/beaches, the New Forest and Bournemouth.

One of my hobbies is sailing (on friend's yachts), so this location is handy for Poole, Lymington, Hamble and Portsmouth.

I also like cycling in the New Forest, and try not to use the car once I have arrived at Coral Cottage.

This area is very popular with the fast road cyclists. At the weekend there a lots of groups of cyclists enjoying the area.

My bike is a hybrid mountain bike, so I get overtaken a lot!

What makes this cottage unique

There are a number of very nice Gastro Pubs nearby for eating out. Three within walking distance.

Our favourite is the Woolpack in Sopely. Good value, great food, but you do need to book for Saturday nights. The place to eat is in the conservatory overlooking a floodlit stream. There is a pavement all the way if you prefer to walk. Take a torch though. There is a car park.

Opposite, but far way enough not to be a problem is the Fisherman's Haunt. The food and beer is excellent.

I provide an information pack giving the telephone numbers and post codes of the best places to eat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wish we could have used it more..... (Daughters Wedding) The proprietors have thought of everything that visitors need. Will love to come back one day soon
May 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Wish we could have used it more..... (Daughters Wedding) The proprietors have thought of everything that visitors need. Will love to come back one day soon
May 2015
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31 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

5

A lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage with great facilities, everything we could need in the cottage. It was clean and warm with more than enough space for the four of us. Easy to find with parking and a nice pub opposite. Decent sized bedrooms and a lovely kitchen diner- it also has a wood burner which despite our initial excitement, we didn't us because it was too warm... ridiculously warm for march! Cottage is ideally placed close to the beach at mudeford, christchurch town has some good shopping (everything we needed for the weekend bought there). We loved hengistbury- a really beautiful spot and lots of parking available- a lovely way to spend the day! There are so many lovely places to go we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Cosy little retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for three nights with our two young children. We found the property to be conveniently located to nearby attractions and local towns. The owners have provided everything you would expect to make it feel like 'home from home'. The pub across the road is highly recommended, as is this cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful authentic new forest cottage

  • 4 of 5

We flew home to the uk from Australia for Christmas and comfortably spent three weeks with two adults and two children (aged 8&10). Really, taking into account the excellent value when compared to other new forest holiday cottages 5 stars would not be a stretch. Cottage is comfortable and a lovely place to spent time. Thanks Allan.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Winter break in Coral Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a very pleasant weekend break this November. The weather was more pleasant than was expected and the cottage proved to be a charming little sun trap. The cottage itself was well laid out, clean, had a modern bathroom and kitchen and the bedrooms were bright and airy. The wood burning stove in the sitting room proved to be a godsend following our return from a chilly fireworks display and the garden to the rear of the property was attractive and well maintained. The cottage is conveniently placed for local amenities (including some great pubs) and towns like Christchurch and these were easy to find thanks to the local information provided by Alan.

We would be happy to return and to recommend to others

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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4

very good property well equiped all you need

  • 4 of 5

good location cottage welcoming and

comfortable good food at the carpenter

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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5

Christopher & Deirdre stayed at Coral Cottage Winkton Dorset .

  • 5 of 5

Coral cottage was very clean and comfortable and we enjoyed our stay and hope to return,we will recommend this cottage to our friends and family Thanks to the owner and the open fire and plenty of wood was great too.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Location

From the Owner

We like being close to the sea/beaches, the New Forest and Bournemouth. One of my hobbies is sailing (on friend's yachts), so this location is handy for Poole, Lymington, Hamble and Portsmouth. I also like cycling in the New Forest, and try not to use the car once I have arrived at Coral Cottage. This area is very popular with the fast road cyclists. At the weekend there a lots of groups of cyclists enjoying the area. My bike is a hybrid mountain bike, so I get overtaken a lot!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bournemouth at 5 Miles Nearest Barpub : Fisherman's Haunt at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Lymington to the Isle of Wight at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Christchurch at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M27 at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Fisherman's Haunt at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Mudeford and Avon Beaches at 3 Miles Car: necessary

Coast & Beach

10 minutes drive to Avon Beach at Mudeford and Christchurch Harbour. The Avon Beach is quiet, safe and has awards for cleanliness. There are several popular quality cafes on the promenade.

There are more beaches at Bournemouth along with other attractions at this major resort.

Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve is a must for a day out. Just 15 minutes drive from Coral Cottage. I usually cycle from Coral Cottage, and enjoy a tea and cake at the Beach Cafe. You can also catch the ferry from Mudeford Quay/Avon Beach to Hengisbury Head. In addition to a lovely walk up onto Hengistbury Head itself, there are two cafes, one at each end of the walk, an inexpensive car park, and a Land Train along the flat route to the end of the dunes. There you will see numerous Beach Huts which are sold by estate agents for about £100k!

New Forest.

Just five minutes drive from Coral Cottage you will be over the cattle grid and able to enjoy the country side of the New Forest. The pony's are very tame, great fun to watch and photograph.

At Burley in the New Forest there are bicycles for hire. There are numerous easy tracks to cycle along, including an old railway line route. There is a great cafe along the way built in an old station.

In Burley in the New Forest there is horse riding for all levels of experience. I ride occasionally. Best to book a few days in advance.

Lymington in the New Forest has a Saturday Market, several Marina's a Town Quay where visiting yachts are moored, and salt marshes with paths running through them which are great for bird watching.

Poole Harbour is a must for a day out. The town quay is a hive of activity. There are boat trips to Brownsea Island which has read squirrels and peacocks with attitude. This is a National Trust island, free to enter for members. The boat trip is extra, however it does include a tour round Poole Harbour, with a commentary.

Beaulieu is also a great day out. There is the National Car Museum, Bucklers Hard which is where wooden ships used to be built between two rows of houses leading down to the river. There is also a marina, and a great pub serving good food.

Isle of Wight.

Ferries run to the Isle of Wight from Lymington continuously during the day and evening.

Distances:

The New Forest is just five minutes by car from Coral Cottage.

Christchurch Town, Quay and Priory are about ten minutes drive from Coral Cottage.

Bournemouth with its amazing beaches is about 15 minutes drive from Coral Cottage.

Poole Harbour where there is a huge range of activities is about 45 minutes away by car.

Hengisbury Head Nature Reserve is ten minutes drive from Coral Cottage.

Further Details:

Within ten minutes drive there are two Waitrose, Sainburys, M & S and a Tesco. It is ten minutes walk to the nearest shop, that sells nearly all you need.

There are three Gastropubs within walking distance. The Fishermans Haunt can be reached by crossing the road from Coral Cottage and walking through the pub garden. The main entrance is in another road, so we have easy access and no noise.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£400
for 5 nights
From
£80
£400
 
 
May
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£400
 
 
May Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£425
 
 
First Week of June
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
2nd Week June
10 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
3rd Week June
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
4th Week June
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
July first week
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
July 2nd Week
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
July 3rd Week
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
First Week September
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Second Week September
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
3rd Week September
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£450
 
 
4th Week September
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£425
 
 
First Week October
30 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£375
 
 
October Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£400
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£500
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£100 per week deposit. Balance due two months before your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the changeover day.
We ask Guests to leave by 10.00am and to arrive after 3.00pm. Earlier by arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Short Breaks. Please contact Alan Roberts for daily rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

There are a number of very nice Gastro Pubs nearby for eating out. Three within walking distance. Our favourite is the Woolpack in Sopely. Good value, great food, but you do need to book for Saturday nights. The place to eat is in the conservatory overlooking a floodlit stream. There is a pavement all the way if you prefer to walk. Take a torch though. There is a car park. Opposite, but far way enough not to be a problem is the Fisherman's Haunt. The food and beer is excellent. I provide an information pack giving the telephone numbers and post codes of the best places to eat.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • One modernised family bathroom, with a powerful shower. Guests like the fact that the hot water is unlimited from a combi boiler. No storage tank to run out when four people want showers straight off the beach.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one with king size bed. Bedroom two with twin beds. There is also a sofabed in the lounge

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Just installed Broadband internet access in response to feedback from our guests. We now have 10 Solar Panels on the roof capable of producing 2600 watts an hour. For holidays with a small carbon footprint Coral Cottage is the place to stay. Regrettably we do not accept dogs or other pets at Coral Cottage. Outside: The garden faces South. Breakfasting in the sun on the patio is very popular with our guests. There is plenty of garden furniture. It is enclosed and therefore safe for children. There are large and small BBQs in the garage. Bicycles, inflatable boats, windsurfers and canoes can be brought up the drive into the garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Guests should bring their own bed linen and towels. Duvets and pillows provided. The property is cleaned on the change over day. Other: Dining area. Table will normally seat four. Can be extended to seat six.

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