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The Old Thatch


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Christchurch, near Bournemouth, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 1
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With many period features, this thatched cottage lies just 5 minutes’ drive from a stretch of golden sands.

This semi–detached thatched cottage, close to the pretty town of Christchurch is bursting with charm and character, boasting many of the original period features including beams (some low), stable door, inglenook and wooden floors.

A short walk will take you into the town centre where you will find a wealth of opportunities on offer including pubs, restaurants, shops and a natural harbour. Christchurch is an excellent base to explore the New Forest National Park, only 15 minutes’ by car and the Jurassic Coast, ideal for walking, exploring glorious beaches, cycling and scenic coastline. The town of Poole is easily accessible. Fishing is also available nearby. Children will love building sandcastles on the beach or a spot of crabbing at the quayside. Explore Bournemouth with its 7 miles of sandy beach, shops and traditional seaside fun for all to enjoy. Stonehenge, Monkey World and Southampton are well worth a visit for those wanting to venture further afield. From Southampton catch a ferry for a days sightseeing to the Isle of Wight, known as the dinosaur capital of Great Britain. Shop 380 yards, pub and restaurant 660 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep steps to first floor: 2 double (5ft) bedrooms (one can be twin on request).

Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Highchair and stairgate. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer in garage. Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden with decked sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Stairgate
  • Thatched Roof
    Thatched Roof
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    We had the best time, the cottage was gorgeous and very homely. Our daughter aged 10 said it was a fairytale cottage. Lots to see and do within walking distance. We were sad to leave, next time we will hopefully be able to stay longer. Loads of info left by the owner on where to visit etc. We had great communication from the owner throughout which was very reassuring.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    Nice cottage could have been cleaner also was on very busy road night and day traffic and garden needed attention

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2018
    Cosy cottage. Very comfortable beds. Really handy for M&S food and all the shops and restaurants. Lovely walks by river and Hengistbury Head Only drawback is its on a busy road which causes a lot of noise through single glazed windows and lightweight front door.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/06/2018
    Great location for exploring Christchurch. Well equipped,clean and comfortable cottage. We enjoyed our stay.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    We enjoyed our stay in this cottage, very conveniently located for town centre shops, restaurants, bars, public transport, the minster, the museum, the cinema and the attractive riverside with its little ferry across to Wick and the longer boat trip to Mudeford. Bournemouth, Dorchester and the New Forest are also in easy day-out distance. We had travelled by train, but the off-road parking was useful when relatives called. For a couple, the spacious main bedroom with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space was fine, but the second bedroom looked as if it might be rather cramped for another two adults. Traffic noise had been mentioned in other reviews and, although we were aware of it at times, we didn't find it very intrusive. It was made clear in the property description that the bathroom was on the ground floor, which, together with the narrow staircase, might not suit everyone. With so much to do nearby, we didn't use the garden area but thought it would benefit from a bit of TLC, and the outdoor table and seating might have appealed more if not so close to the house next door.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 16/04/2018
    There was lots of good points but the negatives meant it was poor value for money

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    The Old Thatch is a lovely little cottage which is surprisingly roomy inside. Its tastefully decorated and the owner was so helpful. We received information by email from her about the local attractions and food shops and where we would be able to eat taking our dog inside the premises. A very enjoyable week and if we were down that way again we would most definitely book another holiday in the Old Thatch

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2018
    Returned for another visit to Christchurch during half-term. It's such a great location being so close to the gorgeous town, beaches and walks. Kids loved it, dog loved it, and we had fun too.

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7.9 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews collected by Reevoo
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