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

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 656 sq. ft.
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 king size 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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

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 Dorset

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Dorset in the England

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 656 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 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 Cot
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse 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: 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
average rating of 4.6981134 based on 55 reviews
4

Great family cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice week in coral cottage. The cottage has a good size, it’s very well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. The travelcot and high chair worked well for the little one. The only small thing that could be improved was that I did not receive the code for the key safe and we waited an hour at the cottage before getting hold of Alan. Besides that we had a lovely holiday at the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were emailed the key safe code on 6th May. Unfortunately upon arrival they emailed me rather than phoning. After an hour they phoned me, and I was able to give them the code immediately. I always email the key safe code when acknowledging receipt of the final payment, together with a further copy of the notes. Guests should always check they have the key safe code available before setting off for Coral Cottage. I was glad to hear they had a good holiday.
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Perfect holiday cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here before and came back for good reason. It has everything you could wish for in a holiday cottage with an added bonus of not one but three pubs very nearby! The cottage notes and labels are very useful and the cottage in general is very charming and cosy without feeling too small for a family of 4. We have family in the area and Coral Cottage is our first choice when we're staying down here.

Thanks again for everything - we'll be back, I am sure!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place to spend holidays - all in perfectly cured condition- very friendly landlord

  • 5 of 5

excellent location - excellent price-performance-ratio

Wir haben sehr gerne in diesem sehr liebevoll eingerichteten und gepflegten Reihenhaus gewohnt. Der Vermieter war sehr freundlich und immer sehr zuvorkommend. Das Haus liegt sehr verkehrsgünstig und ist damit auch für ein vielfältiges Besichtigungsprogramm besonders gut geeignet. Sehr empfehlenswert.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage in fab location

  • 5 of 5

Coral cottage is an absolute gem, it has everything we could need for a weekend away. The living room is cosy and comfy, the kitchen is well stocked with everything we needed (yay for a dishwasher!), the upstairs was spacious and the beds super comfy, the bathroom was fresh and clean. Highly recommended as a place to explore the coast and the countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent holiday in a very nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

We've spent a very fine holiday in a very nice cottage. The house was very well equipped (could use an extra large pot in the kitchen though). Beds were excellent as was the bathroom. Beautiful garden that gave the house a lot of light. Lot to see in the area and the cottage had lots of leaflets.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Future guests will reassured to know that we now have a 7.5 litre 24cm diameter stock pot at Coral Cottage.
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5

Lovely cottage with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and well equipped, close to lots of things to do and places to visit. Hurst castle via the ferry was a great family day out

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in the Dorset, England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£450
 
 
Oct Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£400
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£500
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£450
 
 
Easter
13 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£450
 
 
May Bank Holiday
25 May 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Late June
29 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Early July
6 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Mid July
13 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Peak
20 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Early Sept
31 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Mid Sept
7 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£500
 
 
Late September
21 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£450
 
 
Oct Half Term
26 Oct 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£500
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2019 - 26 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£350
 

Additional pricing information

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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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