Self catering holiday cottages 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.
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Featured Self catering country cottages near Christchurch, Dorset, England:
8 bedroom Large Country House, Near Shaftesbury.
2 - 18
Roomy large country house with 8 bedrooms, private hot tub and 3 acres of grounds, only around 4 miles from Shaftesbury and within an hour's drive of the scenic Dorset coast.
Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.
Late availability: from 13 December to 16 December 19
9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.
10 - 24
Magnificent 9 Bedroom Dorset Country House, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with an private hot tub and games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and air hockey on site there is plenty to keep your group entertained (hen and stag group friendly) at this fine property and the Dorset coast is just a short drive away.
Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.
9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.
2 - 20
Large luxurious holiday house with swimming pool and private hot tub near the Dorset Coast and Bournemouth, suitable for large groups of up to 20 people.
Special features: free internet access, pool (In the Pool-house for your exclusive and private use. ), games room.
|from 13 December to 23 December 19 from 27 December to 30 December 19|
10 bedroom Mansion, West Country.
8 - 24
Wonderful 10 bedroom manor house in the Blackmoor Vale surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush Dorset countryside.
Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.
11 bedroom Manor House, Dorset Coast.
14 - 22
Fine country holiday house with 11 bedrooms, set in two and a half acres of gardens in rural Dorset just one mile from the seaside, bookings welcome for weddings, special celebrations, family and group holidays.
Special features: free internet access, games room.
|from 17 December to 21 December 19 from 03 January to 24 January 20|