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Cottage.South facing garden on Winkton Green. Near to Beach and New Forest

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Christchurch, Nr. Bournemouth, Dorset, England 10 minutes to sea and New Forest

Character Cottage on the Village Green.

Coral Cottage has two bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with twin beds.

The Cottage has an enclosed south facing garden.

There is a wood burning stove and a free supply of logs.

Free internet is available to our guests.

The kitchen has a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, freezer, hob, oven and toaster.

There is a sofabed in the lounge,a travel cot and a high chair.

There is full gas central heating with a Combi Boiler that produces continuous hot water. Great when four guests want to shower after a day on the beach.

Coral Cottage has steeper stairs than a new build house. Guests with mobility problems should check with the owner before booking.

More Details

Owner
Alan Roberts
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2017

About Alan Roberts

We bought this property in 2007 as our holiday home. We started letting it for holidays in 2008.

I enjoy staying at Coral Cottage off season, now I am retired.

This is helpful for our guests as by staying in the Cottage I become aware of anything that needs doing.

We now have friends in the area who have moved down from London, which makes our visits more enjoyable.

Alan Roberts purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Alan Roberts chose Christchurch

We like being close to the sea/beaches, the New Forest and Bournemouth.

One of my hobbies is sailing (on friend's yachts), so this location is handy for Poole, Lymington, Hamble and Portsmouth.

I also like cycling in the New Forest, and try not to use the car once I have arrived at Coral Cottage.

This area is very popular with the fast road cyclists. At the weekend there a lots of groups of cyclists enjoying the area.

My bike is a hybrid mountain bike, so I get overtaken a lot!

What makes this cottage unique

There are a number of very nice Gastro Pubs nearby for eating out. Three within walking distance.

Our favourite is the Woolpack in Sopely. Good value, great food, but you do need to book for Saturday nights. The place to eat is in the conservatory overlooking a floodlit stream. There is a pavement all the way if you prefer to walk. Take a torch though. There is a car park.

Opposite, but far way enough not to be a problem is the Fisherman's Haunt. The food and beer is excellent.

I provide an information pack giving the telephone numbers and post codes of the best places to eat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wish we could have used it more..... (Daughters Wedding) The proprietors have thought of everything that visitors need. Will love to come back one day soon
May 2015
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Amenities

Burton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Bookings can only be accepted for seven night periods, Saturday to Saturday for 2018.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • One modernised family bathroom, with a powerful shower. Guests like the fact that the hot water is unlimited from a combi boiler. No storage tank to run out when four people want showers straight off the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one with king size bed. Bedroom two with twin beds. There is also a sofabed in the lounge
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Just installed Broadband internet access in response to feedback from our guests. We now have 10 Solar Panels on the roof capable of producing 2600 watts an hour. For holidays with a small carbon footprint Coral Cottage is the place to stay. Regrettably we do not accept dogs or other pets at Coral Cottage. Outside: The garden faces South. Breakfasting in the sun on the patio is very popular with our guests. There is plenty of garden furniture. It is enclosed and therefore safe for children. There are large and small BBQs in the garage. Bicycles, inflatable boats, windsurfers and canoes can be brought up the drive into the garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Guests should bring their own bed linen and towels. Duvets and pillows provided. The property is cleaned on the change over day. Other: Dining area. Table will normally seat four. Can be extended to seat six.

Reviews

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Cottage.South facing garden on Winkton Green. Near to Beach and New Forest
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coral cottage

  • 4 of 5

compact and cosy , excellent facilities .

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Pleasant stay needs TLC

  • 3 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the cottage and the surrounding area. However there is a few points we would highlight with regard to the accomodatiion

Mainly in the bathroom where there is a distinct lack of privacy when having a shower or bath as there is only standard obscure glass in the window without any blind or screening. This is even worse when the bathroom light is on as clear outlines of the human body can be clearly seen from outside. This could be easily remedied by attaching an obscure film to the glass which would eliminate the use of a blind and its tendency to attract mould.

Secondly the bathroom cabinate would be better positioned over the w.c and a flat mirror fitted in its position as it is extremely awkward having to bend over and slide your head under the cabinate to either wash your face or clean your teeth.

We would have appreciated a small wardrobe in the bedroom other than the hanging rail which kept callapsing, also the draw unit is in need of repair as the top draw kept dropping off its runners.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A decent value cottage

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is in an excellent location, and, served all our needs.

We felt the kitchen area could do with some updating, but, not a problem as we chose to eat out at the many fine pubs in the area. (The Amberwood in nearby Walkford deserves a mention)

We found the beds comfortable, Grandaughter was happy with her room also.

Large bathroom, but, cabinet above the basin was a bit intrusive.

All worked fine though, and, never a shortage of hot water when required.

Good wifi if that is your thing, and, a nice tidy and secure rear garden for children.

Nearby Avon Beach at Mudeford was good for children with plenty of facilities. Hengistbury Head makes a great evening walk with lots of bird life and fine views.

Brownsea Island trip round Poole Harbour also worth a visit, and, Burley, just up the road was good. (The pony village)

Marwell Zoo, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Hawk Conservancy all about an hours drive to keep the family entertained.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely clean, well-equipped cottage

  • 4 of 5

When you walk into a holiday cottage there is always a bit of trepidation - hope it's as nice as we expect, is it going to be clean, are we going to like being there for the week. In this case we need not have worried - the cottage was great and very much as described and expected. A couple of small niggles, e.g. very few tv channels available, and the fact that the cottage is very close to what is actually a very busy B road. From the description I had thought it would be in the middle of nowhere and in a sense it was, but the amount of quite heavy traffic took us by surprise. As we were fortunate to have a lovely week weather-wise, it would have been nice to have been able to keep the bedroom windows open at night-time, but that was impossible due to the traffic noise.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that these Guests found our cottage to be clean and well equipped. It was also great to hear that the weather was good. Our response to their two points is as follows:- Occasionally the strength of the signal is a problem on certain channels (mainly Dave). However, the TV is connected to the broadband serving Coral Cottage and therefore programs can be watched using catch up TV either live or later. We were sorry to hear that the traffic noise was a problem to these Guests at night with the windows open. Most of our Guests have not found this to be a problem. The windows are modern double glazed units that provide good sound insulation. Probably the best solution is to leave the bedroom windows open until retiring to bed, and close them if necessary. Our experience is that there are not very many vehicles using the roads at night, and therefore it is very quiet most of the time. When a vehicle does go by on the nearby B road it can seem loud, as a result.
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A great base in Christchurch

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped cottage, lovely decoration and clean and tidied to a very high standard on arrival.

Bed linen/ towels are not provided so you do need to remember them.

It would be good if more facilities for recycling were provided. The Sainsbury's store does have a good recycling facility which may be helpful for visitors.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Lovely cottage and wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was cozy, pubs around were great. We had a wonderful time there in New Forests! Alan was very friendly and helpful. Overall we had a great time here. Thanks 😊

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bournemouth
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Fisherman's Haunt
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Lymington to the Isle of Wight
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Christchurch
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
M27
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Fisherman's Haunt
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Mudeford and Avon Beaches
Car: necessary

Coast & Beach

10 minutes drive to Avon Beach at Mudeford and Christchurch Harbour. The Avon Beach is quiet, safe and has awards for cleanliness. There are several popular quality cafes on the promenade.

There are more beaches at Bournemouth along with other attractions at this major resort.

Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve is a must for a day out. Just 15 minutes drive from Coral Cottage. I usually cycle from Coral Cottage, and enjoy a tea and cake at the Beach Cafe. You can also catch the ferry from Mudeford Quay/Avon Beach to Hengisbury Head. In addition to a lovely walk up onto Hengistbury Head itself, there are two cafes, one at each end of the walk, an inexpensive car park, and a Land Train along the flat route to the end of the dunes. There you will see numerous Beach Huts which are sold by estate agents for about £100k!

New Forest.

Just five minutes drive from Coral Cottage you will be over the cattle grid and able to enjoy the country side of the New Forest. The pony's are very tame, great fun to watch and photograph.

At Burley in the New Forest there are bicycles for hire. There are numerous easy tracks to cycle along, including an old railway line route. There is a great cafe along the way built in an old station.

In Burley in the New Forest there is horse riding for all levels of experience. I ride occasionally. Best to book a few days in advance.

Lymington in the New Forest has a Saturday Market, several Marina's a Town Quay where visiting yachts are moored, and salt marshes with paths running through them which are great for bird watching.

Poole Harbour is a must for a day out. The town quay is a hive of activity. There are boat trips to Brownsea Island which has read squirrels and peacocks with attitude. This is a National Trust island, free to enter for members. The boat trip is extra, however it does include a tour round Poole Harbour, with a commentary.

Beaulieu is also a great day out. There is the National Car Museum, Bucklers Hard which is where wooden ships used to be built between two rows of houses leading down to the river. There is also a marina, and a great pub serving good food.

Isle of Wight.

Ferries run to the Isle of Wight from Lymington continuously during the day and evening.

Distances:

The New Forest is just five minutes by car from Coral Cottage.

Christchurch Town, Quay and Priory are about ten minutes drive from Coral Cottage.

Bournemouth with its amazing beaches is about 15 minutes drive from Coral Cottage.

Poole Harbour where there is a huge range of activities is about 45 minutes away by car.

Hengisbury Head Nature Reserve is ten minutes drive from Coral Cottage.

Further Details:

Within ten minutes drive there are two Waitrose, Sainburys, M & S and a Tesco. It is ten minutes walk to the nearest shop, that sells nearly all you need.

There are three Gastropubs within walking distance. The Fishermans Haunt can be reached by crossing the road from Coral Cottage and walking through the pub garden. The main entrance is in another road, so we have easy access and no noise.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£200 per week deposit. Balance due two months before your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the changeover day.
We ask Guests to leave by 10.00am and to arrive after 3.00pm. Earlier by arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.