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2 Bedroom Cottage, Winkton, Christchurch, Dorset, Near New Forest & Coast

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Cottage With Garden Suitable For Two Couples Or A Family Of Four,

Serendipity cottage is a rural retreat with two country inns nearby, with walks through the fields from the house. The cottage sleeps four comfortably, especially with wash basins in the bedrooms. There is also a bed-sofa downstairs.

Please note : There is a Right of Way down the side of the back garden and across the terrace.

It is ten minutes drive to Mudeford perfect for swimming from the sandy beach, and crab fishing for the children. Christchurch Harbour offers beautiful views, and all types of water sports - windsurfing, canoeing, kite-surfing etc. with ferries to Christchurch town with its Priory, and also to Hengistbury Head. Christchurch is a busy little town with its Regent Theatre, shopping and its Monday Market. Visit the Nature Reserve at Stanpit Marsh for bird watching. The New Forest is great for walking, biking (hire a bike at Burley), horse riding, and plenty of country pubs to discover. Bournemouth and Poole are a short drive away with shops, entertainments and golden sands. Local fish sold at Mudeford, farm shops and 'pick your own' nearby.

Margaret & Jeremy Allen, Bill and Alison Rickard.
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Margaret & Jeremy Allen, Bill and Alison Rickard.

Three of us like to go walking and bird-watching whilst Jeremy enjoys the windsurfing on the harbour, then meet up at one of the many cafes or pubs. We can then come back to the cottage and enjoy the peaceful garden, with its sun terrace. We love working on the garden. Because we use the cottage ourselves we have made sure it has every creature comfort and is fully equipped. Winkton has its two pubs, great if you don't want to cook, or to drive home; and its converient when we arrive late on a Friday evening.

Why Margaret & Jeremy Allen, Bill and Alison Rickard. chose Burton

We are two couples who bought Serendipity Cottage together eleven years ago because we love the area, with its combination of sea and forest.

What makes this cottage unique

We can be at Mudeford on Christchurch harbour and the beach in ten minutes, or walking amongst ponies in the New Forest also in ten minutes.

The cottage is well placed for Bournemouth, Lulworth Cove and Beaulieu with is Motor Museum, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Perfect location near to local beauty spots and walks"

"The detail and though that has gone into the cottage interior is what makes it so special".

"It feels very cared for and creative and is a true retreat."
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Burton in Burton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs newly decorated bathroom with new roca wash basin, bath/shower and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom1 with King-sized bed, plenty of storage space and wash basin. Hairdrier. Bedroom2 with Twin beds which can be used together as a King-sized bed, with shelves and hanging space, and wash basin. Bed sofa downstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is very well equipped because we love to stay there ourselves, it is our home from home with everything we may need. The beds are very comfortable, and the cottage can either be used by 4 adults or a family. Parking is generally available outside the cottage or nearby (preferably not outside our immediate neighbours). Outside: The terrace is a south facing sun trap and has a large table and chairs (cushions and parasol in the shed). Long garden. Shed contains 2 bicycles for borrowing, BBQ, Crab fishing equipment and Garden toys. Utility Space: Washing machine, microwave, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : Please bring your own bed linen and towels. Two King size and two single duvets, pillows and blankets provided. Tea towels, hand towels and bathmat provided. The property is cleaned between guests.


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2 Bedroom Cottage, Winkton, Christchurch, Dorset, Near New Forest & Coast
average rating of 4.521739 based on 24 reviews

A lovely cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had a warm and welcoming feel to it and we were very comfortable during our stay. There were lots of lovely touches such as a cupboard full of games, a gas fire and useful items in the kitchen cupboards such as salt, sugar, rice, tea bags etc.

We would definitely stay here again

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Susan for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed the cottage. We had so many lovely times there before we actually moved to the area. We still enjoy coming to do the garden.
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Cosy, warm and welcoming

  • 4 of 5

Lots of extras in this delightful cottage

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Glad you had a good time.
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Cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean, cosy cottage with everything we needed for a few relaxing days in the area we wanted to explore. Close to coast, New Forest and nice pubs. Thank you to our hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your helpful review. We are so glad you had a good holiday.
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Well appointed home

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyable stay. All needs catered for although some of the furniture is getting a little tired.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I have now replaced the sofa throw for a lovely bright Indian blanket, and made new patchwork chair covers!
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Delightful cottage

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely 3 night stay in this pretty cottage, everything you could want, delightful sunny enclosed garden, 3 lovely pubs within a short walk of property serving fantastic food, great walks from cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind reply. Glad you enjoyed the cottage.
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lovely little very clean microhome

  • 5 of 5

Nice, well cut cottage and great location to explore the region around Bournemouth, Poole and the New Forest National Park.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your helpful review. Glad you had a good holiday.
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Car: necessary


10mins Drive to Mudeford with its quiet Beach and Christchurch Harbour.

The Beach has been awarded 'Clean Beach Status' and has safe swimming.

Walks along the beach and cliffs, enjoying the cafes on the way to Highcliff Castle.

Ferry across to Hengistbury Head with stunning views, where you will find The Beach Cafe and the land-train.

More Beaches at Bournemouth.


We are 100 miles from London on the M3 and the M27 - A31, turning off at Ringwood.

Train Station at Christchurch (from Waterloo, London), then short taxi ride.

Bournemouth International Airport 12 minutes drive away.

There are local buses, but hire car recommended.


2 miles to Christchurch town centre

5 miles to Burley in the middle of The New Forest

5 miles to Bournemouth

Further Details:

1/2 mile to local shop, and local village centre at Bransgore - 2 miles

Christchurch - supermarkets, restaurants, Cafés, banks, Theatre,

Priory, Swimming Pool.

For days out:

Purbeck peninsular,

Jurassic Coast,

Poole harbour with a ferry trip to Brownsea Island - red squirrels,

Lymington with Saturday market and marina and salt marshes for bird watching,

Ferries to the Isle of Wight,

Beaulieu Abbey with its Car Museum and gardens,

Bucklers Hard - historic village and waterfront,

Motor Cycle museum

We have a comprehensive set of brochures in the cottage and recommendations.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Please e-mail the owner directly to discuss your requirements, 20% deposit should be sent with your booking, and remainder 6 weeks before the holiday.
Entry details, entry details etc, will then be sent to you.

Changeover Day:
Change-over Saturday to Saturday in the School Summer Holidays.
Other times we can be flexible. We prefer Friday to Friday, or Monday to Monday, so that we can use the cottage ourselves one of the weekends.

Notes on prices:
Short lets will be considered with the owner, please e-mail.

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.