Detached bungalow with enclosed, south-facing garden 1 mile from beach
- english, french
Writer, freelance editor and writing coach. Split between UK and France but work for a US magazine. I often get my spellings mixed up between languages (yeah, not ideal!) I love live music, slinky DJs, travel and interesting people with a quirky sense of humour. I love hearing people's tales of travel and adventure, but beware: it might end up in a story... Favourite books: Marabou Stork Nighmares by Irvine Welsh; Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier; The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nightime by... can't remember! Fave TV: Thrones (there really is nothing else), Homeland, Poldark, Taboo. Fave music: I like most stuff, as long as it's good. Basically, anything playing on BBC Radio 6 Music or Code South (Brighton).
Charlie purchased this Bungalow in 2017
Why Charlie chose Christchurch
The location is fantastic and the bungalow feels so airy and bright. We liked the idea of being near the sea, but I also had sentimental leanings towards the New Forest as my gran used to have a caravan there when I was a kid. As we spend much of the year in rural France, we also wanted a towny getaway. This place is perfect for all those needs -- countryside and beach when you want it and town and nightlife for when you want to let off a bit of steam. It's such a great place to bring the kids as there's so much to do and plenty of outdoor activities, which is great if you are on a budget. Even just going to either Mudeford or Christchurch quays to watch the boats and birds is a pleasant and inexpensive past-time. On rainy days, there's the option of going to Macdonalds just two minutes away by car where the kids can climb and play or play the in-house tablet games, and it keeps them occupied for ages. We haven't explored even half of what there is to do in this area -- it's like a whole new experience every time we come over. The bungalow is a lovely space to stay in and we get the best of not just both worlds but several!
What makes this Bungalow unique
The bungalow is detached and we barely notice the neighbours (whether they've noticed our noise or not is up for debate). It seems to be sunny whenever we go over to stay (obviously, being the UK, rain is never far away). The neighbourhood is *really* friendly and we always get a nice, positive vibe when we're there. The children's playpark down the road means our kids can meet new friends who live nearby. It's also great that we can walk to the shops, bar, takeaway, beach and town, or easily take a bus.
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Clean and tidy house in convenient location
Clean and well-appointed house in a conveniently central location with easy access to beaches, town centre and local attractions.
Quiet bungalow with nice garden
Comfortable and simple bungalow in a quiet area with a park across the road so ideal for kids. Location is half way between the coast and New Forest. The garden is nice, and there were toys for the kids to play with. The only downside was that there was no microwave. Apart from that we had everything we needed.
The property was clean and well appointed. The rooms were quite large with plenty of space for our belongings. The location is on a quite street although only a short distance from shops and access to main roads. So good for Christchurch/Bournemouth/Poole areas for shopping and close to the New Forest for more relaxing days out.
The weather was mostly warm and dry so the patio was well used.
Would book again if wee are in the area.
So pleased you had a great stay, David. It would be a pleasure to host you again.
All conveniences right on the doorstep, including kids' play park with skateboard/bike ramp. Bus stops nearby for easy access into town, beaches, and train station.
Take a walk along the river to Avon Beach and Mudeford Quay. Go for a decent steak and chips at the Beefeater around the corner, or a curry down in Purewell -- there are restaurants and takeaways everywhere. Shop for swimwear, clothes and accessories just minutes away from the house, or hire a bike and explore the area. There are lots of bike trails, and you can take the ferry from Mudeford quay over to Hengistbury Head and ride the whole seven miles down past Sandbanks on the other side of Poole. There is also a tourist train which will pick you up from Mudeford sandbank and take you across Hengistbury -- kiddies love the combination of the ferry and the train (season dependent) and it's a great place to fly a kite.
Chocolate-box thatched village within three miles at Bransgore for pub grub and countryside hospitality or go for a gig down in Christchurch at the Thomas Tripp pub on a Friday night. Maybe you just fancy fish n' chips on Avon beach? There is a kiosk and they sell draught lager and cider on the weekends (Fri+Sat, I think). You can even do a bit of fishing yourself -- deep waters at the Stour river estuary at the head of Mudeford Quay.