Cottage rentals in Christchurch, Dorset, England

If you’re into sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, boating, fishing, swimming or snorkelling, a self-catering holiday in Christchurch could be the ideal choice for you. Here you are close to four beaches, two rivers and a harbour. And there’s a whole lot more coastline to visit besides. If all that wasn’t enough, travel inland and the beauty of New Forest National Park awaits you.

When it comes to finding a good quality place to stay, Country Cottages Online can help you find the right place for you. Choices include family cottages, dog-friendly cottages and romantic retreats.

Everywhere you go in Christchurch you are reminded that this is an ancient town with roots going back to the Iron Age. There is a Norman castle, a priory church dating from 1094 and a replica ducking stool. The town was strongly fortified in the Second World War and an existing commercial airfield was taken over by warplanes. It was at the Engineering Experimental Establishment in Christchurch that Donald Bailey developed the Bailey Bridge in the early 1940s. Today Christchurch is a thriving town with lots of speciality shops, a Monday street market and fine restaurants. It positively blooms in the spring and summer and has won awards for its floral displays. Young kids will love Serendipity Sam’s indoor play centre or water adventures at Slash Park and all ages will have a great time visiting the quay whilst on a cottage break.

Steamer Point Beach is a sand and shingle beach that is designated for water sports and the UK’s annual windsurfing championships are held here. Close by is Friars Cliff Beach with some amazing views of the Isle of Wight. Highcliffe Beach is designated especially safe for your children and while you’re there you can take refreshments at the magnificent 19th century Highcliffe Castle. There is an isolated beach at Muddeford reached by foot or by land train. There is also a quay at Muddeford from where fishing and pleasure boat trips operate. Further along the coast are the resorts of Boscombe, Bournemouth and Poole Harbour which you may wish to visit whilst on a cottage holiday.

Just north of Christchurch at Bournemouth Airport in Hurn you’ll have fun packed experiences that could last days. An aviation museum has a wonderful collection of planes. Here you’ll also find Adventure Wonderland. Whatever the weather the kids will have the times of their lives with scores of fun rides and action play. You won’t be left out either. Try your hand at skiing or snowboarding at the Snowtrax Centre. And if it all gets a little too much you’re very well located in Christchurch to take some leisurely time out in the peace and quiet of The New Forest National Park, just a short drive away where you can enjoy woodland walks and marvel at the wild ponies.

Christchurch has plenty to offer for a special holiday in the West Country and whether you plan to book a cottage by the coast or inland, you can be assured of plenty to see and do in the local area on your break away.


About Christchurch for Cottage Holidays

Book a Christchurch cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Dorset on holiday.

7 rental properties

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The Stables, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, South East England, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Christchurch 8 miles away

sleeps 2 - 3 guests
2 - 3
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Comfortable one bedroom holiday home which usually sleeps 2 but is family-friendly and can also sleep two children with the sofa bed in the lounge, great base for exploring the New Forest and the Hampshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £200
Next availability:
from 11 March to 28 March 22 from 01 April to 21 May 22

Sail Loft Annexe, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, English Islands, England

1 bedroom Holiday Apartment, Christchurch 11 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Studio holiday apartment very near beach and coastal path on Isle of Wight.

Weekly Price from: £227
Next availability:
from 01 February to 26 March 22 from 02 April to 30 April 22

Endymion Pet-Friendly Cabin, New Forest National Park, Linwood, Hampshire, South East England, England

1 bedroom Pine Lodge, Christchurch 12 miles away

sleeps 1 - 3 guests
1 - 3
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
3 star

Charming 1 bedroom wooden-clad holiday lodge set in a tranquil location next to woodlands within the New Forest National Park near Linwood, pet-friendly and welcoming up to 2 dogs.

Weekly Price from: £330
Next availability:
from 10 December to 22 December 21 from 02 January to 08 January 22

Lake Farm Country & Fishing Holidays, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, South East England, England

3 bedroom Log Cabins, Christchurch 13 miles away

sleeps 2 - 8 guests
2 - 8
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Escape to beautiful rural Hampshire for a lodge holiday at Lake Farm, choose from a collection of 8 high quality holiday lodges, some with lake views and some with hot tubs, close to the New Forest National Park.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £230

Brock Romantic Retreat, South Coast , Beaulieu, Hampshire, South East England, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Christchurch 14 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
3 star

Romantic retreat with direct forest access from grounds, nestled close to Beaulieu and well placed for a holiday in the New Forest National Park.

Weekly Price from: £354
Next availability:
from 11 December to 26 December 21 from 29 December to 26 February 22

Apple Tree Cottage, Blandford Forum, Dorset, West Country, England

5 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Christchurch 16 miles away

sleeps 6 - 10 guests
6 - 10
5 bedrooms
5
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
5 star

Pretty 5 bedroom thatched country cottage, near Blandford Forum, with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub in garden.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £989
Next availability:
from 05 December to 10 December 21 from 13 December to 17 December 21

Whitey Top Lodge, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Farmstay Lodge, Christchurch 18 miles away

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Modern stylish 2 bedroom holiday lodge with warm bubbly outdoor private hot tub in a rural setting on a dairy farm, within around 30 minutes' drive of Salisbury and the New Forest National Park.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £628
Next availability:
from 01 December to 10 December 21 from 12 December to 31 December 21