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Shire Cottage - Avon

Christchurch (4.5mls N), New Forest
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Get away from it all with a break at this romantic retreat with private courtyard and hot tub
  • Set on the edge of New Forest National Park in the picturesque Avon Valley
  • Close to many walking and cycling routes weaving through spectacular countryside and the beach is just a short drive
Property code: 54900

Take time out to relax in this converted former coach house, ideal for two. Take a dip in the hot tub after a long walk through the spectacular New Forest.

Escape all the hustle and bustle of the city for a romantic getaway in this former coach house in a stylish complex of properties in the Avon Valley. Featuring quaint design touches throughout, this pretty cottage sleeps two people in one bedroom and welcomes one canine companion. Spend your days strolling through the spectacular New Forest or trying out water sports at Gundimore Beach, and your evenings checking out Christchurch’s restaurant scene or sitting under the stars in the property’s private hot tub.

Step inside and you’ll discover a beautifully styled open-plan living room/kitchen diner. The kitchen area has everything you need to cook up a romantic meal for two, which you can then enjoy in the intimate dining space. Alternatively, head outside to the quaint terrace, fire up the BBQ and dine alfresco. This area is enclosed, so if you have your dog with you, they can run free while you dine. After dinner, pour yourself a glass of something cool and crisp and enjoy a well-earned dip in the hot tub. When night falls, curl up in front of the TV in the living area before heading to the wonderful mezzanine-style bedroom (restricted head height) to cuddle up for a great night’s sleep.

Head down to Christchurch Quay (5.5 miles) and rent a boat. This is the best way to explore the beautiful River Stour – and a wonderfully romantic way to spend an afternoon. If you don’t feel like being captain, jump on the ferry for a scenic ferry ride to Mudeford Sandbank - a long, narrow spit of white sand that juts out across Christchurch Harbour from Hengistbury Head. Mudeford’s blend of beach, heathland, wetland and woodland makes it a pleasure to explore.

  • 1 double bedroom with restricted head height
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment and microwave
  • Hot tub
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Beach 5 miles, shop 3 miles and pub 1 mile
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Regret no babies or children
  • Beauty treatments available at an additional cost (by prior arrangement only)
  • Fishing nearby - Bisterne Fishery for seasonal course and salmon fishing
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Richard 9th October 2022

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Fantastic accomodation in an amazing location. Perfect if travelling with a well behaved dog. They've thought of everything you might need to make life easy. Very clean and modern. Would definitely reccomend.

Reviewed by Francesca 26th September 2022

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We enjoyed our mini moon with our 9 month old lab. What an amazing little cottage to stay in with our dog. The set up was spot on. Effortless upon arrival. We loved the Prosecco/scone and dog treats welcome. The cottage was clean and homely with everything we needed. The hot tub was perfect for a soak after walking. We found a great little walk forRead more morning and evening wees and poos (turn right out the gate and walk up the lane, taking the foot path to the right). Wool pack pub 30 min walk too :) Hide

Reviewed by James 18th September 2022

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Nice and relaxing holiday

Reviewed by Stephen 26th August 2022

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Reviewed by Emma 14th August 2022

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Fantastic location, plenty to do and lots of food options including allergen friendly places. The cottage itself is very well appointed, everything we needed for the week and nice and cosy. The hot tub was excellent.

Reviewed by Angela 29th July 2022

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We had an absolutely fabulous time at Shire Cottage. The cottage was really lovely, small but enough room for the two of us, and everything you need. Hot-tub was lush and the little courtyard. It was peaceful, quiet and private - we loved it!!

Reviewed by Sharon 22nd July 2022

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Fab location ideal to miss getting stuck in traffic if you know the area well. Nice accommodation and owners really quick to respond to any queries. Fab little find with the bonus of a hot tub. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Mark 15th July 2022

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A pleasant and enjoyable stay well located for exploring the local attractions. Very handy Hotel/ pub just a minutes walk down the road. The hot tub was a wonderful bonus and the accommodation was adequate for two and both clean and pleasant.

Reviewed by Chris 9th July 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 10th June 2022

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Shire Cottage is an ideal place to stay for a couple. The Cottage was clean and well presented and had everything we needed for our short stay. The owners generously left scones and Prosecco as a welcome gift. Surrounded by beautiful countryside with lovely walks to local pubs serving really good food. Definitely would recommend.

Reviewed by Julie 3rd June 2022

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Very welcoming touches, cream tea and dog biscuits Very friendly hosts

Reviewed by Dawn 8th May 2022

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Had a fabulous holiday. Location and facilities were perfect for us. Attention to detail was excellent. See you next year.

Reviewed by Deborah 11th April 2022

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A lovely little cottage with in easy reach of the new forest and the coast. Great location with walks around the cottage....we walked a couple of miles over fields to The Woolpack which served lovely food and dog friendly. Lovely scones , cream and prosecco on arrival and hot tub was perfect!

Reviewed by colette 28th March 2022

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Cottage was lovely and everything was very thoughtfully presented

Reviewed by Carl 18th March 2022

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Myself, my hubby and our gorgeous Bernese mountain dog loved our stay in this cosy cabin. The gardens and grounds were perfect for yoga and morning meditation with the birds, as well as space for our pup to play and meet other pup guests. Kitchen is well equipped and bed was super comfortable. Hot tub was dreamy and helped us unwind after our long Read morebeach and forest walks just a short drive away. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 11th March 2022

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Lovely place to relax hot tub fantastic lovely walks with dog

Reviewed by Gemma 28th December 2021

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We loved every minute of staying in the Shire Cottage. This was our first trip away with our dog, and he absolutely loved it also! Lots of fun walks nearby, both forest and beach. We would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Jackie 8th November 2021

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Enjoyed our break - Cottage had everything you needed for cooking. Hot tub after a long days walk was great. Cake and Processco was very welcome. Just on the edge of the New Forest and lots of dog friendly pubs around. We went to The New Queen Inn and Fishermans Haunt - highly recommend both for food and dog friendly too. Owners on hand if you needRead more them and very helpful with the local power cut we had. Hide

Reviewed by martyn 1st October 2021

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Shire cottage is a lovely beautifully presented cottage . It was immaculate, so clean and everything you could need. The scones and Prosecco a nice welcome touch and the owners were lovely , on hand if you needed anything. The cottage is central for walking and visiting places. There are a few pubs nearby which did amazing food , especially TyrellsRead more Ford, made very welcome by the owners and the food was great. Would def return again and highly recommend the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Graeme 17th September 2021

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The cottage and location are excellent with all home touches.

Reviewed by Amy 10th September 2021

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Beautiful accommodation which is close enough (but not too close!) to amenities and attractions. Fresh scones on arrival were delicious, and after a long day of walking the hot tub was too irresistible! The setup for arrival was brilliant, with no personal contact needed - from a Covid perspective this was ideal. Thank you for a brilliant stay!!

Reviewed by Mark 3rd September 2021

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Loved this place. Very cosy. Loved the hot tub and back yard which was totally private. In a great location. Great for exploring the new forest and only six mile from Bournemouth. Loads of beaches close by.

Reviewed by David 13th August 2021

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My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our holiday based in Shire Cottage. It was a wonderful base for exploring the New Forest and Hampshire/Dorset Coast. The attention to detail in and around the Cottage was superb. Very well thought out by Sally and Simon. The welcome pack was much appreciated. The owners, Sally and Simon were very welcoming and frienRead moredly in making us feel "at home from home". So, great location. Lovely cottage. Beautiful grounds to shared garden. We would thoroughly recomend here. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 30th July 2021

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We had a lovely week in Shire Cottage. It was cosy and comfortable and gave us a great base to explore the beautiful area. The owners are lovely and welcoming and have thought of lots of little extras to make it feel like home from home. The delicious cream tea and chilled Prosecco was a very welcome treat.

Reviewed by Shelley 11th June 2021

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Shire cottage was just perfect for what we needed, a short drive to neighbouring towns and villages in new forest. We were very lucky with the weather so also able to enjoy Avon beach which had all facilities including a beach cafe and fish restaurant.

Reviewed by Sue 4th June 2021

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We are just back from staying in Shire Cottage. Small but perfectly formed! Perfect for 2. The space was immaculate and well equipped. Clear instructions on how to get there and find keys etc. Great location to visit the New Forest and the coast. Advice about good walks etc provided. Lovely walk to the pub through the fields. Dog shower and boot roRead moreom a brilliant idea. Thank you very much. Hide

Reviewed by Gaetano 25th May 2021

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Reviewed by Gabrielle 22nd May 2021

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We had a lovely time at Shire Cottage. The location was great and allowed us to enjoy both the New Forest and the coast. We loved relaxing in the hot tub and the cottage was modern and clean.

Reviewed by Paula 14th May 2021

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We enjoyed our stay at Shire Cottage and were greeted by delicious scones, jam and cream and prosecco! This is the second time we have stayed at this lovely cottage which is well equipped and the bed is very comfortable. The hot tub is a bonus and relaxing after long walks in the pretty surrounding countryside. The cottage is well located with easyRead more access by car, bike to many beautiful beaches. The owners are very welcoming and pleasant. All in all a great place to holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 7th May 2021

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Lovely location owners very nice will rebook for next year

Reviewed by Ben 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by Rebecca 23rd December 2020

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Such an amazing place. Owners are lovely. Highly recommend this place it truly is beautiful. We will 100% be coming back

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