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As Featured in The Times, child-friendly, 2 bed cottage, Christchurch, Dorset

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Refurbished for 2016 - A fabulous cottage close to Town, Beaches & New Forest

“Cool Cottages in Dorset” “As cool as they get”, as featured in The Times Travel supplement (May 2016) PALM COTTAGE is a locally listed cottage located in the historic market town of Christchurch, Dorset. A short walk into the town centre, the cottage is also close to Stanpit Nature Reserve and Mudeford Quay, and many of Dorset and Hampshire’s best beaches, harbour towns and the New Forest National Park. Check our website out at Thank you!

Cottage Highlights - Palm Cottage sleeps up to 4 people plus a cot comfortably (6 with the sofa bed), and is geared for all types of visitor but in particular families with children.

- Double aspect open plan living, dining and kitchen space

- Living area with comfy sofas, gas burner, modern LED television and board games for all ages

- Large chalked oak dining table with seating up to 6

- Children’s play nook with an array of toys, books and seating

- Fully equipped high spec kitchen with all mod cons including a dishwasher, washer dryer and Nespresso coffee machine

- Master bedroom with a king size bed, with a feature beamed vaulted ceiling

- Second bedroom has zip and lock beds which can be configured as either 2 singles or 1 king

- Marble tiled family bathroom with power shower, bath & toilet, and natural light

- 60ft cottage style rear garden with seating, artificial grass, a fully kitted outdoor play house and ride-ons, a BBQ and (hopefully) plenty of sunshine all day long.

- located in a cul-de-sac, its a quiet road with street parking available locally

- WIFI included

Baby & Child Friendly - As a family with young children ourselves, Palm Cottage is both baby and toddler friendly as highlighted below:

- a fully equipped kitchen for meal preparation and feeding; a hand blender, microwave, plastic cups, crockery and cutlery (including weaning spoons)

- dining seating; a high chair and a booster seat

- sleeping arrangements; a quality travel cot (no cot linen provided), bed guards for the twin beds, blackout blinds and night lights in both bedrooms, together with a baby monitor and a gro-egg room thermometer

- safety measures; stair-gate at top of stairs and a number of socket covers

- bath time: a selection of bath toys and non-slip mat, a potty, child’s loo seat, step and change mat

- indoor entertainment; a play nook with comfy seating and a selection of toys and books, DVD player and small selection of children’s DVDs

- outdoor entertainment; play house with selection of toys and ride-ons for garden use

- baby sitting services available on request

We do need to point out that this is an old cottage with the original stairs. While effort has been made to ‘child’ proof them, care still needs to be taken.

We really hope you enjoy your time at Palm Cottage as much as we do, and enjoy the beautiful surrounding area!

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, spanish, greek
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Alexia

We have been the happy owners of Palm Cottage for nearly 20 years, and have just completed a major refurbishment on the property. It is very much our ‘home from home’ with a simple yet luxurious style, with many personal touches. The open plan space has been designed with comfort and convenience, allowing for family living within a cosy cottage setting. We hope this attention to detail will create for an enjoyable stay.

Alexia purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Alexia chose Christchurch

Full of life's luxuries for both Big & Little guests - everyone falls in love with this cottage and everything it has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Cottage charm with a luxury, contemporary twist, not forgetting the amazing 60ft garden with a fully kitted play house to delight mini visitors!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed at Palm Cottage for our wedding, was a great choice! Perfect for our little one, yet stylish for us! Would thoroughly recommend and look forward to coming back as it will always be a special place to us!
May 2017
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Christchurch Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • limited accessibility


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(23 traveler reviews)

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As Featured in The Times, child-friendly, 2 bed cottage, Christchurch, Dorset
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Fab cottage and brilliant customer service!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful baby friendly cottage set within walking distance of all the main attractions of Christchurch and the surrounding area. We were thrilled with the cleanliness and homely feel of the cottage and it was perfect for our little 1 year old as everything was to hand for us...not to mention all of the toys she got to play with! The owner provided excellent customer service to us following check out as we had left a very precious teddy bear behind and they kindly arranged prompt postage of him back to our home address. One very happy girl was reunited with Mr Ted! We have already recommended the cottage to friends! Great stay, thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Duncan for the great review. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and Mr Ted made a safe return home! See you again soon. Alexia
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Warm and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully appointed cottage with everything that is needed to enjoy a holiday. It certainly lived up to all expectations

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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My family and I had such a wonderful stay in Palm Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Our children absolutely loved the play area under the stairs and the beautiful play house at the bottom of the garden. And while our children were enjoying the toys, my husband and I were enjoying the luxury around us! Would definitely visit Palm Cottage again.

A real treat for a family holiday

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Thrilled to have pleased our little guests who are normally the most demanding! :) Please do come again soon. Alexia
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Love love love!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing little cottage in a quiet street with everything you need for a great holiday! We were particularly impressed with the facilities for small children and it meant a peaceful, safe and fun stay for all of us!

Walkable to Christchurch town with restaurants and the incredible harbour and priory, we'd love to come back in the summer to fully enjoy the garden and beaches :-)

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much the fab review! Really glad you guys enjoyed the place, especially your little guest! We'd love to welcome you back anytime (although I agree, summers are great!). Take care, Alexia
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Beautiful, homely cottage...ideal for young children

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the perfect stay for our week away in Christchurch.

It was done out so lovely and felt very clean and homely. We have a 1 year old who loved the little play nook and the playhouse in the garden.

It was a really lovely stay and I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review Anne. Really good to hear everyone enjoyed the cottage & surrounding area. We hope to host you & the family again soon. Alexia
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Absolutely Stunning Cottage Tucked away in Dorset

  • 5 of 5

Hi Alexia,

Apologies for the delay in writing the review but here goes..........

This is the first time we have stayed in Dorset on a lovely week long break in the area. With that in mind we wanted to ensure that we got the correct place for us. This was the first self catering holiday we had ever been on as a couple as we normally stay in luxury hotels but we could not have been happier with our choice.

The owner Alexia could not have done more for us. Ensuring that we accessed the property with no issues and checked during our stay that all was ok, which was a lovely touch.

With regards the property the pictures still do not do it justice. From the moment you walk in it felt like a home from home which is what we were looking for. The property was immaculately clean, tidy and smelt great (and have since bought the same diffusers for our own house).

Everything required for the kitchen was there and easily accessible to allow for a perfect stay. The bedrooms were of a decent size and did not feel cramped, with really lovely mattresses. Bathroom is light and airy and of a decent size.

We do not have children yet but can easily see that there has been a lot of thought process into the design of the house to ensure that it is very child friendly. With little touches like the toys in the bathroom to amuse the children while bathing, which would not necessarily have been thought of by parents to bring on a self catering holiday.

The location was also great. Town easily accessible by a short walk to some very nice restaurants, tea shops etc. Close enough that a trip to Bournemouth, New Forest and Monkey World are all in a short drive away.

All in all a lovely stay and a shame we had to leave. We shall definitely be returning and advise others looking for a property to stay in Dorset to pick this one. You won't be disappointed and that's coming from two self confessed 'hotel snobs'. :)


Alex & Alex (Essex)

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this glowing review Alex & Alex! We are so glad to hear you liked the cottage and everything the surrounding area has to offer. I also love the idea of having pleased two self confessed 'hotel snobs' (unknowingly the bar was set very high)! We very much tried to refurbish the cottage to high, luxurious standard, so glad we pulled it off. We'd love to host you both again soon! Safe travels & enjoy the holiday season, Alexia
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $264.34

Please contact owner for periods of stay less than 7 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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