3 bedroom newly refurbished chalet in Matchams, Christchurch. Private fenced garden with patio. There is a pool on site parking for 2 cars. Lake and picnic area attached to site. Nearest beach is about 10 minutes in the car. Christchurch is 10 minute drive away. Local shop is 5 minutes and is open quite late. The site is quiet and friendly. If you prefer to be alone you can be. All residents on site live there, and will always give you advice if required. We have a patio area with table and chairs and a gas bar be que
Chalet in Matchams, Christchurch, Nr. Bournemouth, Dorset, England - 5 Minute Walk To Dry Ski Slopes
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 9, 2018
About Pauline Francombe
John and I (Pauline) purchased the chalet last summer. We were out for the day not intending to buy. We live in Bristol but it has always been my dream to have a holiday home in the New Forest, and eventually retire to that area. We have spent many wonderful times in the New Forest recently and in the past when our boys were young. It is such a relaxing place to be and we always feel de-stressed when we are there. We had a few weekends down there in 2009 with friends. The site is small, quiet and in an excellent spot. We live and work in Bristol, so it is a great Bolt hole the peace and quiet is wonderful.
Pauline Francombe purchased this Chalet in 2009
Why Pauline Francombe chose Christchurch
The area is so peaceful and beautiful. We are very close to Christchurch and surrounding beaches. It is a small and friendly site. We live is Bristol where the pace of life is very fast, going to the New Forest for a break is lovely and easy for us to get to, no motorway and it takes maximum of 2 hours. We work very hard while at home John runs a butchery department in a farm shop and I work for City of Bristol College. We just like peace and quiet with nice walks, good food and company while we are away.
What makes this Chalet unique
Total peace and quiet. We now have grandchildren, who just love the chalet as much as we do. My young grandson calls it the shadow, he could not pronounce chalet when tiny and the shadow has always stuck.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This chalet was all it was described to be . Comfortable with everything need to enjoy your stay . The only downside is the remote location you have to drive to any amenities.
Fab chalet, spotlessly clean, absolutely everything you could need is supplied, just like a home from home. Really quiet on the site too. We used it as a base while we went to Parley Manor for a wedding and the location was perfect. We would definitely love to return again and explore the surroundings. Local shop 5 mins away which is great. Also the housekeeper who drops the keys off is absolutely lovely! Thank you for a fantastic stay!
Thank you for this wonderful review. So pleased it feels home from home as that is what I wanted to achieve. I have made it as I would want a holiday home myself.
Thank you once again
Was a lovely break for the week all very friendly the house keeping lady was very nice and in close contact ! Area is great everything you could want within 10 mins ski centre was great, 2 min walk food amazing couldn’t have asked for a better break, Chalet was absolutely thoroughly cleaned through and everything checked to make sure it was perfect before we arrived would suggest this place to everyone great outside seating area but wet and windy on our visit though so we didn’t get a chance, not many people on site and all friendly and keep them self’s to them self’s highly recommended from me will be visiting within a few months found the new place to be ! You will love it enough room for 2 cars in privite spaces which is lovely be back soon all the best Andy + Claire
Real Home from Home
What a lovely chalet and site. Everything you need and in easy striking distanve for Bournemouth and Christchurch - thank you very much.
We try to ensure everything is there for a home from home feeling. So pleased you enjoyed it
a home from home
chalet was more than i expected it to be!! plenty of space and provisions supplied. clean and tidy, felt very comfortable to stay in that we did not want to leave!!
Thank you for your comments so glad you enjoyed my dream.
A most enjoyable stay.
A beautiful, clean chalet. We shall definitely be coming back again.
By car we are 10 minutes from Mudiford, Christchurch and about 15 minutes from Southborne with wonderful golden clean sand. Facilities for food etc are there and lifeguards. Bournemouth beaches are another 5 minutes up the coast. The New Forest is a gem, ponies and cows roam free. Plenty of picnic areas. Bike hiring from within the New Forest. Lots of country pubs serving excellent food.
We are 5 minutes from Bournemouth Airport. In fact you can go to the airport entrance in Matchams Lane and have a coffee in the flying club and watch the planes come in. We recommend transport.
5 minutes by car to local shop. Historical Christchurch is 10 minutes in the car.
Nice food is served at the dry ski slopes which is within walking distance, it is very reasonably priced. Also at the flying club restaurant in Hurn lane which is a bit further and we recommend you drive to it. Their are a number of small villages nearby with some lovely country pubs with nice gardens and serving reasonable priced food. Their is so much to do around the New Forest ranging from walks, beaches and plenty of activity type things for children to do. eg Ski slopes, go karting, farms to visit, Alice in wonderland maze etc;
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Please contact me for availability. £50 deposit for each week booked, balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival. At the time of final payment we require a £100 housekeeping deposit for any damages etc. This will not be cashed. Providing the chalet has been left clean with no breakages it will be shredded after your departure. Changeover Day: We are flexible on changeover. Arrival would be from 2.00pm and departure by 10.00am. Most people like to change over on a Saturday but we can be flexible according to bookings. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Longer lets available on request, at negotiable rates. Minimum of 2 night stay price on request. The prices do not include electricity. We have a £1.00 coin meter fitted which works out about £1.00-£2.00 per day depending on season and amount of people in the chalet. Please have some £1.00 coins available when you arrive. PLEASE NOTE AN EXTRA CLEANING FEE WILL BE ADDED FOR BOOKINGS UNDER ONE WEEK £50