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Our bright, airy and contemporary holiday cottage, situated in Mudeford, Dorset is in a quiet cul-de-sac with a private shared BBQ patio area and slipway with access to Christchurch harbour. If you are looking for somewhere new to explore or are already planning a visit to the Dorset and Hampshire coast we are centrally located. 

This is a water sport enthusiasts dream. If you have a passion (or just want to try) paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing or sailing you will be in your element. If you don’t have your own kit you will be able to hire by the hour, day or week from Mudeford Quay which is only a short stroll away.

Hengistbury Head and Mudeford Spit with its superb beach and live in iconic beach huts can be reached by a small foot passenger ferry from Mudeford Quay where family entertainment includes catching unwary crabs, buying freshly caught fish and enjoying the great pub food.

First time visitors to Mudeford are pleasantly surprised as it really is a magical and stress reducing place. If you fancy a swim or a day on the beach, award winning Avon and Friars Cliff beaches are 10 minutes’ walk away. With clean water, golden sands and great cafes serving everything from breakfasts to homemade cake with a view of the Isle of Wight and the Needles thrown in, this is a very special place. You can even hire a beach hut by the day or week, but get there early.

Christchurch Town centre is only a 20 minute walk, at least half of which meanders off road away from the traffic through salt marshes on which wild ponies and rare birdlife make their homes. The old priory town is dominated by the Priory and is quaint and historic with shady riverside walks and views of the castle mound. All this is set amidst a jumble of little streets with varied and interesting shops and restaurants, serving locally caught fish and fresh produce.

Our holiday cottage in Mudeford is ideally placed for cycling into the New Forest (either on or off road). For those wanting to explore further afield, heading west you will trip over Bournemouth (with theatres and loads of shops), to Poole with an old quay on which you can have a drink and dream of owning a Sunseeker super yacht made at the boatyard opposite. Carrying onto to Sandbanks (where the likes of Harry Rednapp live in water surrounded splendor). Onwards onto the ferry which takes you across to Studland and then Swanage, Corfe Castle and on to the world famous Jurassic coast. Head east and you will travel through some wonderful New Forest villages and towns before you reach Lymington (with a ferry over to the Isle of Wight), onto Southampton and the historic port and home of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth. You really will be spoilt for days out.