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Featured in The Times, a child-friendly, 2 bed cottage in 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)

Voted “top 5 best rated cottages in the UK for 2017” by Baby Friendly Boltholes (January 2018)

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:
February 18, 2018

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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Featured in The Times, a child-friendly, 2 bed cottage in Christchurch, Dorset
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 30 reviews

The best I have ever been too by far beats any five star hotel hands down!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a little piece of heaven! It’s beyond beautiful and every little detail has been thought of. We went with our two year old and he just wouldn’t want to leave the cottage not even to go to Peppa Pig land!!! His little play room was such a hit with him as was the slide outside. From an adult perspective it’s stunning amazing interiors not a penny spared ! Alexia is also absolutely brilliant always on call to help out and went out of her way to make sure we had the best 3 days ever. We can’t wait to go back !!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the amazing review Sarah! So glad everything worked out so well & of course welcome back anytime!! Safe onward travels Alexia
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Lovely cottage in a great location to explore Christchurch and surrounding area

  • 4 of 5

Located in a residential road palm cottage is in a great location near Christchurch centre with shops, restaurants and quayside. We were lucky that the owners sourced a second cot for us so we could visit with our twins. The open plan living space was perfect for our family and kitchen had all the equipment you could need.

Although it looks small from the outside each room is spacious with two generous sized bedrooms.

There is no designated parking but we didn't struggle to park near the cottage at all.

Thank you for a lovely stay

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review Lucy & yes, thrilled we could host you & organise the second cot in 24 hours (!) to enable your stay. Glad you enjoyed what the local area has to offer! Thanks again & do come again soon. Alexia
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  • 5 of 5

everything was just perfect,neat and clean.... and fully equipped

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! Really glad you choose & enjoyed our cottage over the festive period!! Welcome back any time! X
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3 Day Stay In Christchurch

  • 4 of 5

A well maintained and spacious property with everything there for a great holiday. Heating and hot water in copious amounts. The stairs are a bit challenging for us older folk, but not a problem for most I imagine. We liked the five minute walk to the High Street and it's restaurants. Would stay again for a short break in this popular town.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $280.74

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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