Located in Christchurch, Dorset
Pitts Deep is a holiday cottage in Christchurch, Dorset, sleeping 6 and set in the heart of the village with wonderful views and scenic walks on your doorstep
Pitts Deep is situated in the centre of Christchurch, a spacious, terraced property with stunning views of the local area. This cottage truly allows you the best of both worlds with a short walk to the harbour and sandy beaches and a short drive, or cycle, to the New Forest National Park. Opposite Piits Deep lies Christchurch Priory Grounds with a stunning walk along the river front to cafes, the Boathouse Restaurant, children's play area and the Splash Park. Discover local history at the Red House Museum or at the Norman Castle, both just a short walk away. Explore the Old Quay, whether you have a look at the art gallery, have a bite to eat at the cafes or pubs or take a boat trip to explore along the river. To explore the countryside I can highly recommend getting on a bike (lockable bike storage is provided) and head towards the New Forest. Routes are relatively flat and the countryside stunning.
The accommodation at Pitts Deep comprises of a living room complete with wood burning stove, TV, DVD player and WiFi enabled throughout. The dining area is open to the living room and has a rectangular table with seating for eight. The kitchen and utility area have a gas hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. A wet room rounds off the ground floor. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, a double, a twin and a bunk room all with wardrobes and bed side tables. There is a bathroom with basin and toilet and a travel cot and highchair can be made available upon request.
Outside is a non enclosed garden to the front complete with furniture and an enclosed garden to the rear. There is a garage for parking one car with off-road parking available for another car. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
There is no doubt Christchurch is beautiful as the rivers Stour and Avon come together and flow into the stunning natural harbour and all the pretty scenery surrounding it. It is superbly located for exploring the World Heritage Jurassic Coast as well as the New Forset National Park. It borders Bournemouth with all its attractions but has many things to explore within the town itself.Read more
Many people are drawn to the area by the fabulous, mostly sandy beaches which extend for four miles from Highcliffe to Mudeford Sandbank. Steamer Point Beach is next to the Steamer Point Nature Reserve and enjoys views to the Isle of Wight. Highcliffe Beach is good for safe swimming as is Friars Cliff Beach. Or try Mudeford Sandbank, a spit of land that adjoins Hengistbury Head.
There is quite a bit going on in the town around the year. Some of the highlights include a weekly market which has been ongoing since 1149. In May is the week long food and wine festival that includes an international food market that has over 100 stalls. The annual music festival hits on the first weekend of July that caters for a wide variety of musical taste, from Flok to Rock. The annual regatta has been running for over 100 years and takes place in the secend week of August and includes a carnival and fireworks display.
From Mudeford you can join Adventure Voyages and their 9 metre RIB that travels at 30 knots that visit various locations including Brownsea Island and the Needles Lighthouse. Watermans Adventure Park has two areas catering for different age groups, one is toddler friendly, with a variety of traditional and new park toys to explore. If you want your fun wet then head to Christchurch Quay and the Splash Park which has many fratures including paddling pool and water sprays - great for those scorching summer days. For more sedate on water activities the Vintage Ferry Service takes you from Tuckton Tea Gardens to Mudeford Sandbank taking in Wick Ferry and Christchurch Quay on the way. Adventure Wonderland is a great park catering for younger children. We have visited several times and it always go down well and we stay until we are forced out!
If you like a ruin then head to Christchurch Castle, built in the 11th century and added to in later years, it is free to enter. If you want your historical buildings more in tact then Highcliffe Caslte is a maginificent Grade 1 listed mansion dating back to the 1830s with the added benefit of tea rooms serving cream teas and lunches. Priory Church is well worth a visit as well, dating from the 11th century again and is 311ft in length and said to be the longest parish church nave in England. There are guided tours throughout the year but if visiting during the summer then you can access the tower where you can enjoy stunning views across Christchurch and the harbour. Access is free. If you wish to find out about the history of the area then Red House Museum and Gardens is free to enter and is open all year round.
There is a huge choice of where to eat out in the area catering for all tastes and budgets. There are lots of independent eateries as well as some major chains in harbour, village or town locations from greasy spoon to Michelin Star restaurants.Read less
Bournemouth is 4 miles away
Bristol is 67 miles away
Exeter is 87 miles away