Sandy Days is all on one level in a quiet location, just a ten minute walk from Avon beach.
The modern kitchen has a gas hob and double electric oven, all you need to create a decadent holiday meal.
The main 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.
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 back garden is fully enclosed by a gate at the side of the house, keeping your little ones and dogs safe.
The back garden is fully enclosed with comfy garden seating in addition to a table and chairs.
Avon beach is a ten minute walk from Sandy Days, plenty of space for building sandcastles.
The open plan living space is perfect for spending time together.
The en suite to the main 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 utility/games-room is not heated but provides 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.
You will find lines for crabbing and lots of buckets and spades for you to use at Sandy Days.
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.
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.
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.

Sandy Days


Christchurch / Sleeps 6 + cot*

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7 Nights from £847

Location excellent, quiet location within walking distance to Mudeford Quay, beach and shops.

Sandy Days is a lovely place for a family getaway, the location to the beach was within 10 minutes walk. The property was fresh and clean and had all the extras needed for a great holiday. Would definitely look to stay here again.

Lovely place to stay, clean and inviting. Would like to return

Lovely bungalow , well equipped great parking , and location is excellent close to Quay and beautiful beaches. Lots of places to visit nearby and good cafes and restaurants. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Sandy days is a beautiful cottage, wonderfully furnished with everything for a family holiday. We were greeted with a delightful and much appreciated welcome pack.

The cottage is situated in a lovely quiet spot with good parking facilities. There are several excellent restaurants in the vicinity. In particular there are two which have stunning views of the Isle of Wight and first-class menus, the Noisy Lobster on Avon beach and Pebble Beach further down the coast.. A first class location for exploring this area, particularly the New Forest.

The only drawback for us was that there was no direct access to the garden for the dog.

Loved this property and we are booked for December 2023. Smashing property in a fabulous area.

Reply from Classic Cottages

How wonderful that Sandy days ticked so many boxes for you! Thanks for sharing your thoughts - we can't wait to welcome you back in December. Julie, Customer Support

This is our third visit to Sandy Days, always a joy. Super comfortable and gorgeous seaside themed decor, with everything you could need. Excellent location with fabulous walks from the doorstep. Emma the owner couldn't be more helpful.
We love it!

Reply from Classic Cottages

It's lovely to hear that Sandy Days entices you back time and time again - we hope to welcome you back for a fourth visit! We are sure that Emma is delighted for the lovely mention. We hope to welcome you back again. Sarah, Customer Support

A lovely property in a great location just let down by the outside space.

Very nice bungalow, in a peaceful, immaculately kept road. Super beaches ,and great walking areas such as Hengistbury Head. Very nice local pub ( the Nelson ) , very convenient bus service 5 minutes walk away. All in all , a great holiday in a wonderful area ! Thank you Emma.

This delightful cottage has a real holiday feel. Decorated in beach type colours and furnishings, it’s light, spacious and practical and has everything needed for an enjoyable break. The quay is around 15 mins walk and has a pub/cafe and fish stall. Also a foot ferry to Hengistbury Head. A very good Chinese takeaway is within a two minute drive. Sandbank’s wonderful beaches are 30 mins away, as is the New Forest - all in all a great location.

Excellent location and games room which was enjoyed by all members of our group.

Clean, spacious, well-equipped property. Very good location for Mudeford harbour and beach, and for exploring Dorset.

Would highly recommend Sandy Days. It's well located, clean, comfortable, well equipped, everything you would want for a great family holiday.

This is a suburban bungalow in close proximity to its neighbours. Its saving grace is its position. Mudeford Quay is a ten minute walk for a not so able-bodied adult. Highcliffe Castle and its wonderful new path down to the beach is only three miles and in the other direction the October traffic allowed us to be on Purbeck in an hour.

The lack of a bath could cause problems for those with children who do not like a shower. The ensuite is small.

Devoted cooks would not have much workspace but we found the kitchen well-equipped for our quick efforts and there was an abundance of glass and crockery. A mention should be given to the fish and chips 5 minutes away. BOTH fish and chips were EXCELLENT.

Buses to Lymington run along the bottom of the road and presumably Bournemouth in the opposite direction.

We had a glorious few days - our second visit, and the weather was much better this time. I would recommend Sandy Days to anyone. The location is perfect, only a 10 minute walk to Mudeford Quay. Lots of lovely walks and places to eat - can’t wait to return in 2022.

We loved our holiday at the 'little blue house'. It was a great location, near to the quay/beach and lovely beach theme with great attention to detail. Ample parking for 2 cars too.

The kitchen was small but well formed. Really well thought out about what utensils, pots and pans you'd need. A cupboard was also cleared for our food shopping which was very handy. Lots of cups, glasses and crockery and proper knife block, as well as an undercounter fridge in the kitchen and freestanding fridge freezer in the games room. We felt like whoever owns the property knows what is needed when self-catering!

Toilet paper was supplied as well as a great welcome basket with all the necessities like tea/coffee, cake, biscuits and wine! A lovely unexpected treat.

Bedding and beds were great, all the rooms had full length shutters on the windows, so it was pretty dark. We used some travel blackout blinds too for our baby but easy enough to put up and take down.

Our sons loved all the toys and games, which was a big bonus as we didn't need to pack the car with entertainment.

The seating area was very comfortable and the TV had smart capabilities which was extremely welcome. A large entrance and games room entrance is also perfect if you have a buggy/scooters.

The garden is well kept and there is enough outdoor seating for 6 people. You do access the garden via the front door and then side gate, which is literally the only slight drawback with young children as there is no gate at the front of the property but given everything else, it's a minor thing.

We have already recommended the property and would certainly choose to stay here again.

This was our second stay at Sandy Days and it was every bit as good as our first. Lovely bungalow, with everything you might need, really nice welcome basket and its in a great location. I feel sure we will be booking it again. Thank you.

Overall a good stay in a central location Facilities were as described and would stay again

An excellent and comfortable base to explore the delightful town of Mudeford. Very good facilities for 5/6 adults with TV, Sonos and WiFi for those rainy days. Location is only 10 mins to the Quayside and Beach. Christchurch is only 30 mins walk away through the wild meadows. Via a short ferry across to the Mudeford Spit is the Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve and Visitors Centre, a very pleasant walk.

I would recommend this bungalow to anyone -very roomy - we had poor weather but we still enjoyed our visit.

We loved this holiday home and look forward to returning. We felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. It was clean, spacious and stylish. Our weather for the week we stayed wasn't great but The house was such a great place to feel at home in and enjoy some time away.

One of the most relaxed and best holidays enjoyed by my son and I ....home from home in a beautiful area of the country....couldn't wish for more!!!

Great location for a very good stay with great facilities

It’s a beautifully decorated and equipped cottage with everything you need and in an ideal location. We stayed as a family of 4 plus grandparents to meet up with other family living locally to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary. The owner left us a wonderful welcome pack and was very kind and friendly in communications - nothing too much trouble. Despite the pouring rain we very much enjoyed our stay, the games room and toys were a very welcome addition for the kids. 10 min walk to Mudeford Quay and Avon Beach - highly recommend eating at The Noisy Lobster. Highcliffe Castle nearby really interesting and interactive with kids. Thank you so much Emma and Classic for a fab weekend.

A great place to stay with a family, a short walk to Mudeford Quay and Avon Beach and a short drive to Christchurch. A well equipped bungalow with plenty of space.

Enjoyed our holiday at Sandy Days very much, clean and comfortable, a nice base to come back to after a day out.Would certainly recommend Sandy Days to family and friends.

A delightful little bungalow, which is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of life, relax and unwind.

A definite welcoming cottage home from home. Neighbours very friendly.

Sandy days is a lovely comfortable place to stay in a fantastic location. It was really nice not to have to use the car as it’s within easy reach to Avon beach and to catch the ferry to mudeford. The walk into Christchurch takes about 20-25 mins but is very enjoyable. The house itself is very clean, light and comfortable with a very secure garden for our dog. Our 14 year old son loved the games rooms with table tennis, darts and pool table. The welcome pack on arrival was much appreciated! We will definitely return and would thoroughly recommend staying here.

This is a very well appointed cottage with quality fittings and spotlessly clean, with lots of extras such as toys and beach necessities. The location is also excellent, with lots to do within walking distance, but also plenty of parking to accommodate the member of our party with mobility issues. One word of caution, however. Several properties close by are undergoing renovation, so be aware that it can be noisy if you wish to sit in the garden, and a holiday lie in may well be disturbed as work can begin before 8 am.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to provide a review - it's great to hear that you really liked Sandy Days and had a lovely holiday overall. We asked our Property Manager to take a look in the immediate area and the only building work she could see was a domestic garage being constructed several houses away, but we'll certainly keep an eye on this. Kari, Customer Support

A great place to stay with good facilities, ideal if you have children. Very clean, comfortable & everything you need including a lovely welcome hamper. We would definitely book for another break.

A lovely comfortable cottage in a great location and easy walking distance to stunning beaches and waterside pubs and cafes. We had an unexpected fall of snow but Sandy Days kept us warm & cosy. The provision of dog throws for the sofas was very sensible as not all dogs can resist jumping up for a comfy cuddle! We recommend a trip on the little ferry over to Mudeford Sandbank, what a delightful place with all of the colourful beach huts, even in the snow!

Sandy Days is located in a GR8 central location. ;-) Well kitted out, Very clean, well furnished, lovely private rear garden, ample parking for 2 cars. Added bonus of the side games room. Dog was welcomed. ( woof woof 5 stars) We all enjoyed our short mid October holiday there and would highly recommend this property. Nearby "Boat House" is a fab eating house.

                                    JUST AS IS SAID ON THE TIN.
                                  "HAPPY DAYS AT SANDY DAYS"

This is a lovely clean, bright cottage close to the sea and local amenities.

The cottage is lovely and very well equipped especially if you have children. It's location is perfect for the whole area and it's within walking distance for two beautiful beaches. The welcome basket is awesome!

A superb cottage, you won't find better.

Love this cottage, this was our second visit. The welcome package was lovely and the owners also remembered it was my birthday and left a card!

My toddler loved his little room and all the toys!

Such a great location close to the beach, crabbing and some nice restaurants.

Lovely cottage, beautifully appointed and thoughtful for children - Percy Pig biscuits in the welcome basket were are real winner with our 3 year old!

The cottage is wall to wall seaside and excellent welcome pack of wine, tea, coffee and not any old cakes but M&S !

A wonderful comfortable property, within walking distance of beaches, restaurants and pubs. This was our second visit, and we will be definitely booking again for a third! It's great to be able to take our dog and to have a house so well set up for him, and for walking, beach activity etc. The games room is particularly helpful for storing wet walking clothes and shoes. We love Sandy Days!

This is a wonderful property Very comfortable, practical, well furnished and welcoming particularly if you have children or a dog with you. It is very spacious with plenty of storage space. The location is fantastic, very close to Medford Quay and Avon Beach we would have liked to stay longer to explore more of the surrounding area as Im sure there is a lot to see and do

Very happy, nice place to stay and you feel right at home. Love the decor, will definitely add this to my favourites.

A lovely welcome box of goodies, and so clean throughout.

Sandy Days gave us a holiday filled with happy memories. The cottage is just gorgeous, so welcoming and well thought out. There was absolutely nothing missing for us and Emma, the delightful owner, was the icing on the cake. Couldn't have bèen happier.

Great location, easy walking distance to Mudeford Quay and Avon Beach. Must take ferry across bay and visit the sandbank for relaxing walks along the beach. Sandy Days is one of the best equipped cottages that we've stayed in, nicely decorated and clean. Was lovely to have the use of all beach and crabbing equipment, ie bucket and spades, crabbing lines and buckets, snorkelling stuff etc, saves a lot of room when packing to go away not to have to bring all the children's bulky toys! We may very well be back now we know where this gem of a cottage is!

Good location & people are very friendly as well, we loved muderford quay & very close to the new forest as well, the welcome pack was unexpected & even a treat for our little dog

Absolutely loved this house. Beautiful decor, and perfect for families with a dog. The games room provided fun in the evenings. The location is perfect - walking distance to beach, harbour, pubs, local shops and places to eat. We'll definitely be booking this lovely house again!

We were were delighted with this property, it is lovely, clean, well decorated and like a home from home. An lovely idea to have toys for the children to play with, and they loved the games room. Sandy Days was well equipped in every way and in a perfect location. Thanks to the owners for making us feel so welcome.

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