Avon beach, Christchurch Harbour, the New Forest National Park and the Jurassic Coast are all nearby to this recently renovated holiday bolthole. The cool shades of blue and the plantation shutters evoke thoughts of sunshine and the ocean; a 10 minute walk will take you to Avon beach or Mudeford Quay.
All on one level, the open plan interior creates a very sociable space where all the family can be together; three bedrooms, one with the bonus of a compact en suite, and a shower-room offer stylish flexible accommodation. A garden-room provides storage for bikes and a games-area for ‘not so’ sunny days, whilst the Smart TV in the open plan living-room offers Netflix – perfect for those family film nights.
This is the ideal base from which to explore, or simply relax in the calm surroundings and enclosed garden, and your dog can enjoy being on holiday with you.
There are some fabulous walks from your doorstep – around the edge of the harbour into the town of Christchurch, with its magnificent Priory and some great restaurants and pubs, or Avon beach where you will find The Noisy Lobster serving local seafood.
A short boat trip across the mouth of Christchurch Harbour takes you to Mudeford Sandbank, where you will find some of the most expensive beach huts in the country and the Beach House Cafe. Hengistbury Head beckons from here, a Stone Age and Iron Age archaeology site, scheduled as an Ancient Monument. The view from the top of the Head is spectacular; Christchurch Harbour and Priory, across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and The Needles, Bournemouth Bay and over to Old Harry Rocks, the beginning of The Jurassic Coast.
The nearby New Forest National Park has miles of open heathland, ancient woodland, footpaths and cycle trails; bike hire is available at Brockenhurst and Burley if you are feeling energetic and really want to cover some miles.
The Georgian town of Lymington is just up the coast, on the international sailing calendar for Cowes Week; you can take a day trip from here to the Isle of Wight. If you feel like taking to the water, you can catch the Sandbanks car ferry across the mouth of Poole harbour, to explore the Isle of Purbeck. The Jurassic Coast begins at Old Harry Rocks, a very pleasant stroll from the ferry.
If you want to escape to an island, take a boat trip to Brownsea Island to see red squirrels, peacocks and an array of overwintering or summer breeding birds on the lagoon (closed during some winter months).
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV. Gas hob, double electric oven, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6") and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and small wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 3 with bunk-beds (3')
Shower-room with double shower, WC and wash-basin
Garden-room with microwave and fridge/freezer
*A cot is not provided, please bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 dog over 1 year only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 400 yds
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
Sandy Days is all on one level in a quiet location, just a ten minute walk from Avon beach.
The back garden is fully enclosed with comfy garden seating in addition to a table and chairs.
The open plan living-room is filled with light and has stylish plantation shutters. There is a Sonos bluetooth system, so you can have music to relax to or watch the Smart TV which is Netflix enabled.
The master bedroom has a super comfy 4ft 6 bed and gorgeous linens. The small en suite and a further door separates this room from the other bedrooms.
Avon beach is a ten minute walk from Sandy Days, plenty of space for building sandcastles.
The modern kitchen has a gas hob and double electric oven, all you need to create a decadent holiday meal.
The back garden is fully enclosed by a gate at the side of the house, keeping your little ones and dogs safe.
The open plan living-space is perfect for spending time together.
The en suite to the master bedroom is very compact with a drench head shower and petite hand basin.
The cheerful children's room, bedroom 3, has 3ft bunk-beds and a beautiful doll's house to play with.
Bedroom 2 has a comfy 4ft 6in bed and plenty of space with built-in wardrobes,
The family bathroom has a large shower with drench head.
Looking across the mouth of Christchurch Harbour towards Mudeford Quay, ferry trips and adventure boat trips leave from the Quay.
The garden-room is not heated but gives lots of extra storage space and room for children to play. Maybe a family pool challenge?
You will find a lovely array of seaside kit for the children, great for crabbing on the quay.
Bedroom 3 will appeal to youngsters.
You will find lines for crabbing and lots of buckets and spades for you to use at Sandy Days.
Mudeford Quay, the entrance to Christchurch Harbour, with Christchurch Priory in the distance. A perfect place for children and adults to go crabbing.
A little ferrry boat takes you across the entrance to Christchurch harbour to the sand bar at Hengistbury Head.
The Noisy Lobster at Avon beach, a fifteen minute stroll from Sandy Days, with The Isle Of Wight in the background.
From October until the end of April dogs are allowed on the beach and in the sea!
The Isle of Wight from Avon beach.
The Nelson pub is a two minute walk from Sandy Days.
Taken from Hengistbury Head, this view shows the entrance to Christchurch harbour, Mudeford Quay to the left and Mudeford Sandbank to the right.
The land train at Hengistbury Head is great for tired legs.
From Mudeford Sandbank, the other side of the harbour entrance, a view of The Isle of Wight in the distance.
Panoramic views from the top of Hengistbury Head, inland Christchurch Harbour, across to The Isle Of Wight shown here, to the right Bournemouth Bay and the beginning of The Jurassic Coast.
Lymington from the old harbour, from the other side of the river you can take a day trip to the Isle of Wight, the ferry takes about 30 minutes to Yarmouth.
Lymington Old Town has historic streets that lead down to the Quayside, with cafes, restaurants and pubs where you can watch the world go by.
The New Forest National Park, just a short drive away, looks wonderful all year round, acres of ancient woodland, and miles of footpaths and cycle tracks invite you to explore.
New Forest Ponies roam free, along with Cattle and Pigs.
The Sandbanks Ferry travels on chains across the strong tides at the entrance to Poole Harbour, linking Poole with The Isle of Purbeck.
Further afield, Studland beach, safe and sandy. In the distance Old Harry Rocks, the beginning of The Jurassic Coast.