Located in Christchurch, Dorset
Quay Corner is a holiday cottage in Christchurch, Dorset, sleeping 10 and pet friendly this former vicarage lies in the heart of the village in 5 star luxury
Quay Corner is a former vicarage located in Christchurch that has been totally transformed and refurbished to make a stunning holiday home for families or group of friends. Quay Corner has been furnished to a high standard throughout including restoring the original flooring in the grand entrance hall which has been reflected in its 5 star luxury rating. The kitchen and dining area is an excellent entertaining space while the spacious lounge with woodburner is the perfect place to relax regardless of the season of your visit. Centrally located in Christchurch you are just a stone's throw from a number of shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, cinema, theatre and boat trips. The quayside is a short walk away which hosts events throughout the year including a jazz festival, food festival and Classic Car Show to name but a few. There are two sandy beaches close by, Southbourne just 1.5 miles away and Mudeford 2.5 miles away. Places nearby to go and explore include Poole, Bournemouth, Sandbanks and the New Forest National Park with its excellent walking, cycling and riding. Quay House also has the advantage of accepting up to two well behaved pets so everyone can enjoy a holiday.
The accommodation at Quay Corner comprises of a long entrance hall leading to a dining area with seating for 10 and access to outside. A step down takes you to the lounge with plenty of comfortable seating, wood burning stove, TV with Virgin package and WiFi on the Virgin fast broadband package. The kitchen comes well equipped with an electric range cooker, gas hob and griddle, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, breakfast table for four and a range of accessories and utensils. Downstairs also has a cloakroom with hand basin and toilet. Up to the first floor where you will find 5 bedrooms. Bedroom one is a double with en suite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and toilet. Bedroom two is a twin single while bedroom three is a double with TV and DVD player. The family bathroom has a wet room shower, steps down to a bath, hand basin and toilet. Up to the second floor and bedroom four is another double with TV and DVD player and shower suite with hand basin and toilet. Bedroom five is another twin.
Outside you will find a large, enclosed garden complete with patio area, furniture and barbecue. There is an outbuilding that is perfect for storing bikes, fishing equipment or surfboards. There is secure off street parking for strictly no more than 3 cars, secured with electric gates. Public car park nearby if required. 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