Located in Christchurch, Dorset
Quay House is a holiday cottage in Christchurch, Dorset, sleeping 15 and pet friendly this former vicarage lies in the heart of the village in 5 star luxury
Quay House is a former vicarage located in Christchurch that has been totally transformed and refurbished to make a stunning holiday home for large families or group of friends. Quay House overlooks Christchurch Priory and its grounds and has been furnished to a high standard throughout which has been reflected in its 5 star luxury rating. The kitchen and dining area is an excellent entertaining space and will seat all 15 guests with ease 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 House comprises of a grand hallway leading to a spacious lounge with woodburner, lots of comfortable seating, 50" TV with Virgin Media package, CD player and WiFi. The kitchen/diner has a large table and seating for 15 and is equipped with a range cooker, gas hob with griddle, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and TV. The ground floor also has a double bedroom with an en suite wet room with basin and toilet. Stairs lead to the first floor but there other stairs leading to bedrooms which adds to the quirky feel of the property. The first floor houses bedroom two which is arranged as a twin with plenty of storage, TV and DVD player. A large, luxury bathroom has twin basins, roll top bath, double shower unit and toilet. Bedroom three is the master with a super-king size four poster bed with comfy seating, TV with Virgin Media package and en suite shower room with shower cubicle, basin and toilet. Bedroom four is a double with additional day bed, storage and TV with DVD player. Stairs lead to the second floor where you will find bedroom five arranged as a twin with storage, TV and DVD player. Bedroom six is into the eaves and is a family room with double bed and twin single beds, TV with DVD player and en suite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and toilet.
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 4 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