3 bedroom newly refurbished chalet in Matchams, Christchurch. Private fenced garden with patio. There is a pool on site parking for 2 cars. Lake and picnic area attached to site. Nearest beach is about 10 minutes in the car. Christchurch is 10 minute drive away. Local shop is 5 minutes and is open quite late. The site is quiet and friendly. If you prefer to be alone you can be. All residents on site live there, and will always give you advice if required. We have a patio area with table and chairs and a gas bar be que
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- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Chalet in Matchams, Christchurch, Nr. Bournemouth, Dorset, England - 5 Minute Walk To Dry Ski Slopes
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- Jun 24, 2018
About Pauline Francombe
John and I (Pauline) purchased the chalet last summer. We were out for the day not intending to buy. We live in Bristol but it has always been my dream to have a holiday home in the New Forest, and eventually retire to that area. We have spent many wonderful times in the New Forest recently and in the past when our boys were young. It is such a relaxing place to be and we always feel de-stressed when we are there. We had a few weekends down there in 2009 with friends. The site is small, quiet and in an excellent spot. We live and work in Bristol, so it is a great Bolt hole the peace and quiet is wonderful.
Pauline Francombe purchased this Chalet in 2009
Why Pauline Francombe chose Saint Leonards and St. Ives
The area is so peaceful and beautiful. We are very close to Christchurch and surrounding beaches. It is a small and friendly site. We live is Bristol where the pace of life is very fast, going to the New Forest for a break is lovely and easy for us to get to, no motorway and it takes maximum of 2 hours. We work very hard while at home John runs a butchery department in a farm shop and I work for City of Bristol College. We just like peace and quiet with nice walks, good food and company while we are away.
What makes this Chalet unique
Total peace and quiet. We now have grandchildren, who just love the chalet as much as we do. My young grandson calls it the shadow, he could not pronounce chalet when tiny and the shadow has always stuck.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Real Home from Home
What a lovely chalet and site. Everything you need and in easy striking distanve for Bournemouth and Christchurch - thank you very much.
a home from home
chalet was more than i expected it to be!! plenty of space and provisions supplied. clean and tidy, felt very comfortable to stay in that we did not want to leave!!
Thank you for your comments so glad you enjoyed my dream.
A most enjoyable stay.
A beautiful, clean chalet. We shall definitely be coming back again.
Lovely home from home weekend stay.
We went here Bank Holiday weekend at the beginning of May this year and it was everything we exprected it to be. Great location for the surrounding area and very quiet. Really was a home from
home. Would definately go back. L BAKER
It is nice chalet. My little family enjoyed our stay. Only the cooker and extractor fan need renew.
It was very nice holiday. We enjoyed it very much. Only the cooker and extractor fan not work properly and the electric meter is on £1 coins which goes very fast for just normal use.
I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We have done a lot of renovation at the chalet. The cooker is fully workable but are looking to replace at sometime.
Your visit was in February so it is quite cold and the heating needs to be on more.
In warmer times of the year the heaters are not used.
The chalet was clean and had some lovely personal touches which showed it was more than just a rental, a great place to relax. There was plenty of space for the four of us. Pauline was quick to reply to emails and texts.The chalet is an ideal base for visiting the area.
Coast/Beach: By car we are 10 minutes from Mudiford, Christchurch and about 15 minutes from Southborne with wonderful golden clean sand. Facilities for food etc are there and lifeguards. Bournemouth beaches are another 5 minutes up the coast. The New Forest is a gem, ponies and cows roam free. Plenty of picnic areas. Bike hiring from within the New Forest. Lots of country pubs serving excellent food. Travel: We are 5 minutes from Bournemouth Airport. In fact you can go to the airport entrance in Matchams Lane and have a coffee in the flying club and watch the planes come in. We recommend transport. Distances: 5 minutes by car to local shop. Historical Christchurch is 10 minutes in the car. Further Details: Nice food is served at the dry ski slopes which is within walking distance, it is very reasonably priced. Also at the flying club restaurant in Hurn lane which is a bit further and we recommend you drive to it. Their are a number of small villages nearby with some lovely country pubs with nice gardens and serving reasonable priced food. Their is so much to do around the New Forest ranging from walks, beaches and plenty of activity type things for children to do. eg Ski slopes, go karting, farms to visit, Alice in wonderland maze etc;