Christchurch House Rental Photos and Description
A delightful property within a short walk of the beach and Christchurch town
'Harbour Vista' is a spacious five bedroom Chalet Bungalow situated in the picturesque area of Stanpit near Mudeford. The property enjoys extensive views over Stanpit Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), renowned for a wide variety of native and migratory birds. 'Harbour Vista' sleeps 8 people comfortably. There is off road parking for several vehicles and boat and a secure double length garage. Outside there is a lovely secluded and secure garden area with patio. The nearest shop is 500metres and the nearest pub is 200 metres. Christchurch with its many fine restaurants(including one from Gary Rhodes), shops, historic Norman castle and Priory is one mile by road or a 15 minute walk by footpath. Avon Beach with safe swimming, cafe and sandy beaches is a 15 minute walk, as is Mudeford Quay with its working fishing fleet, ferry to Mudeford sands and Pub serving traditional food. The New Forest with beautiful walks, countryside and wildlife is a 15 minute drive.
Location: 'Harbour Vista' is located in a small friendly area known as Stanpit which lies directly between the historic town of Christchurch and the picturesque beach and quay of Mudeford. Historically Stanpit was the area where most of the fishermen would lay out their nets to dry out on the edge of the marshland. These days it still retains its charm with a sleepy, relaxed feel. Directly opposite 'Harbour Vista' is 'Tuttons Well' - a capped natural fresh water spring where people used to travel from all over the country in Victorian times to sample the 'elixir' of Christchurch, which reputedly had exceptional medicinal properties and was especially good for curing eyesight problems. Also opposite the property is 'Stanpit Marsh' which is a 122 acre Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with a wide variety of bird life, grazing horses and excellent fishing. Christchurch itself is a quiet stroll away as is Christchurch Harbour with its shallow waters.
Christchurch Harbour: 'Harbour Vista' overlooks Christchurch Harbour which is an ideal location for canoeing, dinghy sailing, kite surfing or simply watching the wide variety of wildlife. Regular ferries run from Mudeford Quay to Mudeford Sand spit (renowned for the most expensive beach huts in the country) as well as to Christchurch Quay and Iford further up the river Stour. Sailing lessons are available from several of the local sailing schools, alternatively there are slipways dotted around the harbour from where you may launch your own boat. Christchurch Quay is a great place to feed the swans and during the summer months plays host to the regatta as well as on occasion the brass band.
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- non smoking only
- wheelchair accessible
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- pets considered