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Woodland Hideaway - 4 Star - Golf - Only 5 Miles from Bournemouth

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Birchcroft a nature lover's hideaway yet so close to all amenities - Mobility 2


Last updated: 06/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

St. Ives cottage description

Nature’s lover’s secret hideaway, Birchcroft nestles at the end of a winding lane, surrounded by rhododendron bushes in over an acre of land and enjoys walks into the local woodland. This beautiful chalet bungalow offers g/floor bedrooms and bathrooms and is large enough for two families. All rooms are of a good size with a particularly large lounge. Step onto the ample terrace and enjoy breathtaking views of the local landscape, with Longham lakes in the distance. Wild life including deer, foxes, rabbits, and many species of birds are often seen in the garden. For the children there is a large rear garden laid to lawn but the boundaries are unsecured and lead directly into 19 acres of woodland. Though secluded, Birchcroft is only 5 miles from Bournemouth beaches and all the town’s facilities, has an ample supply of excellent pubs and restaurants in walking distance, as well as many well known golf courses [Parkstone, Ferndown, Isle of Purbeck].
SPECIAL for March - 4 nights ONLY £456 = 1 night free

Accessible Accommodation: Quality In Tourism has awarded Birchcroft with Mobility 1 & 2, Hearing 1 and Visual 1, so we can accommodate part time wheelchair users as well as people with hearing and visual difficulties. We have a wet room with wheeled shower stool, electric single bed, electric stand-up chair and a loop system. We have flashing smoke alarms and a personal alarm. There is a ramp to the front door and easy access to the terrace and the back garden. The front garden is flat with tarmac driveways. We a perching stool in the kitchen and armed dinning room chair to help the elderly. The paddle staircase to the first floor is not suitable for those with disabilities, but we have 2 downstairs bedrooms, one with an extra wide door to accommodate a wheelchair. Please email owner for our accessibility statement for more details.

Walkers and Cyclists Welcome Awards: We at BIRCHCROFT are very proud to announce that we have received from Quality In Tourism both of these prestigious awards and now look forward to welcoming Walkers or Cyclists to our property.
For Walkers we have boot removers and a bench to sit on at the front door as well as Ordnance Survey maps of the area for your use. The wet room is very useful for hanging wet coats, over trousers and muddy boots with a special folding wall hanging rack. A First aid kit is always available. For those who prefer a gentle stroll in the immediate vicinity, the back garden has paths into the local woodlands and rights of way to the local pub where a good pub lunch is available. There is also a very pleasant walk by the nearby River Stour and one to Dorset Lakes and the picturesque Hampreston Village Church.
For Cyclists we have a secure storage for up to 8 bicycles at no extra expense and Ordnance Survey maps of the area are available for your use. There is a bicycle repairers just 1/2 a mile away.

Green Tourism Award: We have now been awarded our Green Tourism Award, Silver level. We recycle all suitable waste products, use organic cleaning products and monitor water usage. we have our own septic tank that processes all sewerage waste. We encourage our guests to book via email and our websites and do not print any brochures unless specifically asked by our clients. We are replacing all light bulbs with energy efficient ones and use low voltage lighting in nearly all areas. Our gas hot air central heating system is one of the most efficient systems.
Beach hut hire. Birchcroft is located only 5 miles from the 7 miles of golden sands that make up Bournemouth beaches. They stretch from Hengistbury Head [NT] overlooking Christchurch harbour, passed Bournemouth and Boscombe piers to the world famous Sandbanks peninsula with its luxury houses. On the quieter Southbourne stretch we have our own Beach Hut. It is 7 miles from Birchcroft and can be hired on a weekly basis. It contains chairs, gas stove, cutlery, china and some beach toys. Please contact the owner for more details.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 146 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Email owner for a full Accessibility Statement. We are M2 rated with V1 and H1. We have a hearing loop and a folding wheelchair that fits most car boots....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ground floor room for a cot...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            ground floor en suite...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 baby crib

            1st floor...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

            1st floor...moreless

          • All bedrooms include linen and towels [weekly lets only] and have a high standard of furnishings. Bedrooms 1 & 2 are on the ground floor and have facilities to help the less able with an electric bed as well as an electric armchair, Each has a television. Extra Cots available on request. Linen and towel hire available for short breaks....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Shaving mirror and heated towel rail...moreless

          • En suite to Room 2: toilet, shower

            Shaving mirror and heated towel rail...moreless

          • Wetroom: toilet, shower

            Electric shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            Electric shower...moreless

          • The En suite to Room 2 has a power shower, light mirror and grab rails Family barthroom has a power shower and light mirror Wetroom is particularly useful for less able guests as it has a flat floor shower entrance, electric shower, shower stool and grab rails for shower area and toilet New this year is a shower room on the first floor...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Birchcroft has a small conservatory with 4 seats from which to watch the wildlife, especially birds on the feeders. The large raised lounge terrace gives magnificent views to Dorset Lakes in the distance and some fantastic sunsets. The rear garden sweeps down to a wild flower meadow and leads to walks in the local woodlands. The front garden has a sun lounge and greenhouse as well as level lawned areas and plenty of car parking. Though the ground floor of Birchcroft is ideal for the less able with a ramp to the front door, ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms, the first floor is accessed by a paddle staircase and not suitable for the less able visitors. High-chair, cot and stairgate are available. Secure storage for 8 bicycles is available. Beach hut hire at Southbourne beach is available for a small fee. Please ask in advance Free Welcome Pack and open fire Starter Pack - extra set of keys available on request. Awards: Mobility 2, Visual 1, Hearing 1, Green Tourism...moreless


              • Television
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Books For Adults
              • Video Library
              • Books
              • Books For Kids
              • Games


              • Family
              • Away From It All


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Nude Beach
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Synagogues
              • Cinemas
              • Recreation Center
              • Botanical Garden

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Beachcombing
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos

              local services and businesses

              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Hospital

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural

              sports and adventure activities

              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Arrival Day

                  • Friday

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Room
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Seating for 9 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Safe
                          • Parking
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Security System
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Thermos Bottle
                          • Internet
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Iron & Board


                          • Grill
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Stove
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Blender
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster


                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Terrace
                          • Barbecue
                          • Screen Porch / Veranda
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Patio
                          • Porch / Veranda
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          property descriptor

                              • Detached


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                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              High Season
                              Jul 18 - Aug 28, 2014
                              7 night min stay


                              Changeover Day: Friday

                              Mid Season
                              Aug 29 - Sep 11, 2014
                              7 night min stay


                              Changeover Day: Friday

                              Late Summer
                              Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2014
                              7 night min stay


                              Changeover Day: Friday

                              Early Autumn
                              Sep 26 - Oct 9, 2014
                              2 night min stay

                              Changeover Day: Friday

                              Oct 10 - Oct 23, 2014
                              2 night min stay

                              Changeover Day: Friday

                              Autumn Half Term
                              Oct 24 - Nov 6, 2014
                              7 night min stay


                              Changeover Day: Friday

                              Low Season
                              Nov 7 - Dec 19, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                              7 night min stay


                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              New Year
                              Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                              7 night min stay


                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Refundable Damage Deposit £100
                              • Taxes Not included


                              To book your cottage email us at to check availability and provisionally book. We will then email your Booking Form. Please make us aware of any special requirements. After Booking and having received the non- refundable deposit payment, we will confirm your holiday in writing. Accessible accommodation M2 rated.Paddle staircase is not suitable for elderly guests.

                              A 40% non-refundable deposit payable of cottage rate is made at booking date. Balance payment is due 2 months before commencement of holiday plus a damage deposit cheque of £100 only banked if damage occurs. Cheques, debit and credit cards are welcome. Credit and debit cards subject to a 4% surcharge made via PayPal. Full Terms and Conditions are sent on booking.

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                              Last updated: 06/21/2014
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                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Bournemouth International Airport
                              7 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              5 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Bournemouth Central Railway Station
                              18 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              5 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              Dry ski slope at Hurn

                              Car: Recommended

                              Birchcroft nestles in 1 acre of woodlands but is only 5 miles from the golden sandy beaches of Bournemouth with cinemas, nightclubs and great shopping. Picturesque Christchurch, the New Forest, National Trust properties of Brownsea Island, Kingston Lacey, Corfe Castle and the Jurassic Coast, are all in easy distance with Adventure Wonderland, Hobby Craft and Wimborne Minster close by. The area is a golfers paradise with over 16 courses and features some very well known courses – Parkstone, Ferndown, Broadstone, Queen’s Park and Isle of Purbeck with its fantastic views of Brownsea, Poole Harbour and Bournemouth Bay.

                              The Sailing section of the 2012 Olympics will be held in Weymouth Bay – 1 hours drive away. The Dorset area is well know for its Jurassic coast, Chesil Beach and the Swannery at Abbotsbury as well as Monkey World and the Tank Museum at Bovington – all within an easy drive.

                              BIRCHCROFT for peace, tranquillity, beautiful walks, golf courses and sun & sand. Special Off March

                              Other Activities: dry ski slope

                              Golf: The area is a golfers paradise with over 16 courses and features some very well known courses:


                              As well as many Public courses and Driving Ranges. Also

                              · Dudsbury Golf Club - at the end of the lane opposite Birchcroft

                              Let BIRCHCROFT be your ideal base for a self-catering GOLF holiday in the South of England

                              Ski: Dry ski slope about 3 miles away from Birchcroft at Hurn, Christchurch - passed the Airport


                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1962

                              About the owner: I have lived in the Bournemouth area all my life and my family goes back 4 generations of local people.Though I have travelled the world I am always drawn back to the safe beaches, lovely woods, lush valleys and rolling plains of the Dorset countryside.

                              Why the Owner Chose St. Ives:
                              I am the owner of Birchcroft and it has been my family home since my father bought the land in 1962 and then built the house himself. The outstanding views down the Stour valley with magnificent sunsets always amaze me. My children always adored visiting grandparents at Birchcroft because there were so many paths to wonder through the woods, so many places to play hide and seek and so much wildlife to watch.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                              The sunsets over the Stour valley, the amazing wildlife and the quiet mornings with the mist rising and the sun filtering though never cease to inspire me. You feel in the middle of the countryside and yet you are only 5 miles from the centre of Bournemouth with its shops, cinemas, piers, beaches and night-life. Access to the rest of Dorset, many National Trust properties, miles of golden sands, 2 harbours and the magnificent New Forest is very easy. Birchcroft an ideal base for so many different types of holidays. And don't forget we are Mobility 2 rated so bringing elderly relatives on holiday with you is so easy.

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                              Speaks: english

                              Guestbook comments from the owner

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                              • Birchcroft a nature lover's hideaway yet so close to all amenities - Mobility 2

                                Birchcroft a nature lover's hideaway yet so close to all amenities - Mobility 2

                              • Lounge with open fire

                                Lounge with open fire

                              • Bedroom 1 on ground floor

                                Bedroom 1 on ground floor

                              • Sweeping lawns and terrace

                                Sweeping lawns and terrace

                              • Bedroom 3 upstairs

                                Bedroom 3 upstairs

                              • Dining room & Kitchen

                                Dining room & Kitchen

                              • Kitchen


                              • Visit Britain Awards

                                Visit Britain Awards

                              • Spring flowers

                                Spring flowers

                              • Lilly of the Valley

                                Lilly of the Valley

                              • Front garden

                                Front garden

                              • Lounge with wood & coal burning fire

                                Lounge with wood & coal burning fire

                              • Kitchen


                              • View of valley from lounge terrace

                                View of valley from lounge terrace

                              • Bedroom 2 with en suite

                                Bedroom 2 with en suite

                              • Family bathroom

                                Family bathroom

                              • Disabilities wetroom

                                Disabilities wetroom

                              • Summer House

                                Summer House

                              • Robin on a snowy day

                                Robin on a snowy day

                              • Rhododendrons bloom all over the garden

                                Rhododendrons bloom all over the garden

                              • Bullfinch in garden 2011

                                Bullfinch in garden 2011

                              • Stunning sunsets over the valley

                                Stunning sunsets over the valley

                              £127 - £219 per night (GBP)

                              4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

                              View calendar: Updated 06/21/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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