Chalet in Matchams, Christchurch, Nr. Bournemouth, Dorset, England - 5 Minute Walk To Dry Ski Slopes
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 Saint Leonards and St. Ives
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.
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Fab stay near Paulton Park
Lovely chalet on a residential park with its own swimming pool. Very clean & everything you need for a comfortable stay.
Even nicer than the pictures show! We will be back. Thank you.
A nice place to stay
Great for a young family. We are elderly and like to travel on a bus. No bus route in this location. Television reception bad BBC 1& 2 only. A fan would be nice it's very hot. Yes we did enjoy our stay.
Charming chalet, perfect for our needs
This chalet was great, everything you could need, and hosts very helpful and although a short drive away from Christchurch worked well for us and very good value. Would definitely rent again if visiting the area.
What an absolutely wonderful chalet! The photos online don't do it justice. Will definitely be visiting again!
Quiet and peaceful break. Plenty to do in the area
We'll kitted out property and comfortable.
So glad you enjoyed our chalet.
The chalet was ok. But I've to spend nearly £30 on electricity in 3 days as it's a pay as you go meter. 🙁�🙁�
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;