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WOODLAND HIDEAWAY - 4 STAR - GOLF - ONLY 5 MILES FROM BOURNEMOUTH

Holiday In Dorset - Mrs S Hall

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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WOODLAND HIDEAWAY - 4 STAR - GOLF - ONLY 5 MILES FROM BOURNEMOUTH

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Bournemouth - Birchcroft

Self-catering cottage with g/floor accommodation, local walks and golf courses

Nature’s lover’s secret hideaway, Birchcroft nestles at the end of a winding lane, surrounded by rhododendron bushes in over an acre of land and enjoys walks into the local woodland. This beautiful chalet bungalow offers g/floor bedrooms and bathrooms and is large enough for two families. All rooms are of a good size with a particularly large lounge. Step onto the ample terrace and enjoy breathtaking views of the local landscape, with Longham lakes in the distance. Wild life including deer, foxes, rabbits, and many species of birds are often seen in the garden. For the children there is a large rear garden laid to lawn but the boundaries are unsecured and lead directly into 19 acres of woodland. Though secluded, Birchcroft is only 5 miles from Bournemouth beaches and all the town’s facilities, has an ample supply of excellent pubs and restaurants in walking distance, as well as many well known golf courses [Parkstone, Ferndown, Isle of Purbeck].

SPECIAL for March - 4 nights ONLY £456 = 1 night free

Accessible Accommodation: Quality In Tourism has awarded Birchcroft with Mobility 1 & 2, Hearing 1 and Visual 1, so we can accommodate part time wheelchair users as well as people with hearing and visual difficulties. We have a wet room with wheeled shower stool, electric single bed, electric stand-up chair and a loop system. We have flashing smoke alarms and a personal alarm. There is a ramp to the front door and easy access to the terrace and the back garden. The front garden is flat with tarmac driveways. We a perching stool in the kitchen and armed dinning room chair to help the elderly. The paddle staircase to the first floor is not suitable for those with disabilities, but we have 2 downstairs bedrooms, one with an extra wide door to accommodate a wheelchair. Please email owner for our accessibility statement for more details.

Walkers and Cyclists Welcome Awards: We at BIRCHCROFT are very proud to announce that we have received from Quality In Tourism both of these prestigious awards and now look forward to welcoming Walkers or Cyclists to our property.

For Walkers we have boot removers and a bench to sit on at the front door as well as Ordnance Survey maps of the area for your use. The wet room is very useful for hanging wet coats, over trousers and muddy boots with a special folding wall hanging rack. A First aid kit is always available. For those who prefer a gentle stroll in the immediate vicinity, the back garden has paths into the local woodlands and rights of way to the local pub where a good pub lunch is available. There is also a very pleasant walk by the nearby River Stour and one to Dorset Lakes and the picturesque Hampreston Village Church.

For Cyclists we have a secure storage for up to 8 bicycles at no extra expense and Ordnance Survey maps of the area are available for your use. There is a bicycle repairers just 1/2 a mile away.

Green Tourism Award: We have now been awarded our Green Tourism Award, Silver level. We recycle all suitable waste products, use organic cleaning products and monitor water usage. we have our own septic tank that processes all sewerage waste. We encourage our guests to book via email and our websites and do not print any brochures unless specifically asked by our clients. We are replacing all light bulbs with energy efficient ones and use low voltage lighting in nearly all areas. Our gas hot air central heating system is one of the most efficient systems.

Beach hut hire. Birchcroft is located only 5 miles from the 7 miles of golden sands that make up Bournemouth beaches. They stretch from Hengistbury Head [NT] overlooking Christchurch harbour, passed Bournemouth and Boscombe piers to the world famous Sandbanks peninsula with its luxury houses. On the quieter Southbourne stretch we have our own Beach Hut. It is 7 miles from Birchcroft and can be hired on a weekly basis. It contains chairs, gas stove, cutlery, china and some beach toys. Please contact the owner for more details.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Holiday In Dorset - Mrs S Hall (Owner)
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About Holiday In Dorset - Mrs S Hall

I have lived in the Bournemouth area all my life and my family goes back 4 generations of local people.Though I have travelled the world I am always drawn back to the safe beaches, lovely woods, lush valleys and rolling plains of the Dorset countryside.

Holiday In Dorset - Mrs S Hall purchased this cottage in 1962

Why Holiday In Dorset - Mrs S Hall chose Bournemouth

I am the owner of Birchcroft and it has been my family home since my father bought the land in 1962 and then built the house himself. The outstanding views down the Stour valley with magnificent sunsets always amaze me. My children always adored visiting grandparents at Birchcroft because there were so many paths to wonder through the woods, so many places to play hide and seek and so much wildlife to watch.

What makes this cottage unique

The sunsets over the Stour valley, the amazing wildlife and the quiet mornings with the mist rising and the sun filtering though never cease to inspire me. You feel in the middle of the countryside and yet you are only 5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth with its shops, cinemas, piers, beaches and night-life. Access to the rest of Dorset, many National Trust properties, miles of golden sands, 2 harbours and the magnificent New Forest is very easy. Birchcroft an ideal base for so many different types of holidays. And don't forget we are Mobility 2 rated so bringing elderly relatives on holiday with you is so easy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Came for the week to celebrate daughter's 40th birthday with all the family. Could not have picked a better place. Very tranquill surroundings and plenty of space for the kids. Angel pub highly recommended. This cottage is lovely and warm. Log fire was a bonus. Thank you.
Feb 2010
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Reviews

Reviews

Woodland hideaway - 4 Star - Golf - only 5 miles from Bournemouth
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Woodland hideaway - 4 Star - Golf - only 5 miles from Bournemouth
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Bournemouth Dorset
Oxfordshire
5

Natalie & friends

Natalie & friends
  • 5 out of 5
The location of Birchcroft is fantanstic, it is a peaceful location yet close to everything you need. There is a fabulous pub about a mile's stroll from the cottage with a great menu and really good food.

The owner made everything easy from the initial enquiry to our arrival, the cottage was beautiful to say the least and spotlessly clean with a lovely touch of a welcome pack on our arrival. The picture window in the living room was amazing, not ony were we treated to amazing sunsets but also lots of wildlife. We all commented on how quiet it was at night time, you could hear a pin drop, wonderful.

I would thoroughly recommend this property to my family and friends and would definately consider going again. The only point i would make is the main stairs in the house my prove a little difficult for someone less able, having said that there is plenty of accomodation downstairs including a beautiful bath/shower room and en suite.

The trip into Bournemouth itself was easy and about a 15 minute drive away, the beaches at the seafront were clean and there was plenty of parking.

I look forward to a return trip in the future.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Woodland hideaway - 4 Star - Golf - only 5 miles from Bournemouth
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+44 07889090773
Bournemouth Dorset
Enfield MIDDX
5

Marion, Peter Rosaline & Newy

Marion, Peter Rosaline & Newy
  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful second visit at Birchcroft which was just as comfortable and enjoyable as our first visit, the icing on the cake this time was the weather, I think we had the best weather of the year so far.

The house is extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean with all the comforts of home and the grounds that the house stands on have to be seen to be believed. The wild life and scenery is breathtaking. We were lucky enough to see a deer briefly this time but the land is teeming with rabbits, squirrells, foxes and many varieties of bird life. The Birchcroft TV was utterly amazing and we felt humbled in being able to watch the baby Blue Tits in their nest with both parents popping in and out but especially the Mother who was kept busy all day long and snuggling down with her babies at night. We were truly privileged to witness nature at its best.

Because of the wonderful weather we were able to explore the local woodland and countryside and to see the Mares and their foals in a neighbouring field.

We made the most of the veranda where we could sit all day long just staring at the stunning scenery.

Mrs Hall and her team were only a phone call away for help or advice as to places to visit etc and are all very accommodating and friendly.

Our week went by only too quickly but this is definitely a place to return to time and again.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Bournemouth International Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Poole
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Bournemouth Central Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
M27
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Bournemouth
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Dry ski slope at Hurn
Car: recommended

Birchcroft nestles in 1 acre of woodlands but is only 5 miles from the golden sandy beaches of Bournemouth with cinemas, nightclubs and great shopping. Picturesque Christchurch, the New Forest, National Trust properties of Brownsea Island, Kingston Lacey, Corfe Castle and the Jurassic Coast, are all in easy distance with Adventure Wonderland, Hobby Craft and Wimborne Minster close by. The area is a golfers paradise with over 16 courses and features some very well known courses – Parkstone, Ferndown, Broadstone, Queen’s Park and Isle of Purbeck with its fantastic views of Brownsea, Poole Harbour and Bournemouth Bay.

The Sailing section of the 2012 Olympics will be held in Weymouth Bay – 1 hours drive away. The Dorset area is well know for its Jurassic coast, Chesil Beach and the Swannery at Abbotsbury as well as Monkey World and the Tank Museum at Bovington – all within an easy drive.

BIRCHCROFT for peace, tranquillity, beautiful walks, golf courses and sun & sand. Special Off March

Other Activities: dry ski slope

Golf: The area is a golfers paradise with over 16 courses and features some very well known courses:

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As well as many Public courses and Driving Ranges. Also

· Dudsbury Golf Club - at the end of the lane opposite Birchcroft

Let BIRCHCROFT be your ideal base for a self-catering GOLF holiday in the South of England

Ski: Dry ski slope about 3 miles away from Birchcroft at Hurn, Christchurch - passed the Airport

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Bournemouth, Dorset

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Late Summer
12 Sep 2014 - 25 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£890
for 7 nights
£890
 
 
Early Autumn
26 Sep 2014 - 9 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£437
for 2 nights
From
£218
£820
 
 
Autumn
10 Oct 2014 - 23 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£422
for 2 nights
From
£211
£800
 
 
Autumn Half Term
24 Oct 2014 - 6 Nov 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
Low Season
7 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
£381
for 2 nights
From
£190
£735
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,470
for 7 nights
£1,470
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,470
for 7 nights
£1,470
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Notes To book your cottage email us at holidayindorset@btinternet.com to check availability and provisionally book. We will then email your Booking Form. Please make us aware of any special requirements. After Booking and having received the non- refundable deposit payment, we will confirm your holiday in writing. Accessible accommodation M2 rated.Paddle staircase is not suitable for elderly guests.
A 40% non-refundable deposit payable of cottage rate is made at booking date. Balance payment is due 2 months before commencement of holiday plus a damage deposit cheque of £100 only banked if damage occurs. Cheques, debit and credit cards are welcome. Credit and debit cards subject to a 4% surcharge made via PayPal. Full Terms and Conditions are sent on booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bournemouth in Dorset

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 146 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Parking
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos Flask
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shaving mirror and heated towel rail
    En suite to Room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shaving mirror and heated towel rail
    Wetroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Electric shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Electric shower
  • The En suite to Room 2 has a power shower, light mirror and grab rails Family barthroom has a power shower and light mirror Wetroom is particularly useful for less able guests as it has a flat floor shower entrance, electric shower, shower stool and grab rails for shower area and toilet New this year is a shower room on the first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , ground floor room for a cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , ground floor en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1st floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1st floor
  • All bedrooms include linen and towels [weekly lets only] and have a high standard of furnishings. Bedrooms 1 & 2 are on the ground floor and have facilities to help the less able with an electric bed as well as an electric armchair, Each has a television. Extra Cots available on request. Linen and towel hire available for short breaks.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Conservatory
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • synagogues
  • cinemas
  • recreation centre
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • bay fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • water tubing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Birchcroft has a small conservatory with 4 seats from which to watch the wildlife, especially birds on the feeders. The large raised lounge terrace gives magnificent views to Dorset Lakes in the distance and some fantastic sunsets. The rear garden sweeps down to a wild flower meadow and leads to walks in the local woodlands. The front garden has a sun lounge and greenhouse as well as level lawned areas and plenty of car parking. Though the ground floor of Birchcroft is ideal for the less able with a ramp to the front door, ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms, the first floor is accessed by a paddle staircase and not suitable for the less able visitors. High-chair, cot and stairgate are available. Secure storage for 8 bicycles is available. Beach hut hire at Southbourne beach is available for a small fee. Please ask in advance Free Welcome Pack and open fire Starter Pack - extra set of keys available on request. Awards: Mobility 2, Visual 1, Hearing 1, Green Tourism
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