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Birchcroft - woodland hideaway but just 5 miles to Bournemouth beaches
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11 reviews
Birchcroft - woodland hideaway but just 5 miles to Bournemouth beaches
View from Terrace - looking down the valley and Dorset Lakes
Lounge with views towards the Dorset lakes
Lounge looking towards dining room
Dining room and kitchen
Kitchen and view of front garden area
Bedroom 3 with double bed and cot - upstairs
Bedroom 4 with twin beds - upstairs
Disabilities wetroom - ground floor
Wetroom
Bedroom 2 - en suite - ground floor
New ramp at front door for easy access
stunning view from lounge
View from back garden with sweeping lawn
A quiet place to sit
Inside the playhouse
Safety darboard
And then the snow came!
Blue Tits feeding in the snow
We often see the deer in the garden early in the morning, or late afternoon
The gardens are full of Camellias and Rhododendrons in Spring and summer
Rhododendrons bloom in May/June time
A paddle staircase
Christmas - the festive table
This is the entrance to the lane - watch out for it as it is not obvious!
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Overview
Cottage -
4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Ferndown, Dorset, England
Birchcroft nestles in over 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 closeby.

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 Dorset area is well known 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.

The gardens are stunning, w...
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Listing #HL131489
About the Owner
Sonia H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
The full details of key codes, WiFi codes, etc will be sent direct to our guests within 2 weeks of their holiday. You can arrive anytime after 3pm on the first day of your holiday or we can arrange for you to leave suitcases, etc earlier in the day if that helps you. There are many lovely pubs in walking and short drive distance so you can easily arrive, early while we are still cleaning the property, leave your items and then go off to the pub for a relaxed lunch. During your stay you can easily contact us and we will be able to answer your questions. I live only 5 miles away so can pop over or my assistant is on call as well - our mobile numbers are on the noticeboard.
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

On the outset, the cottage looks small, but was I wrong. The downstairs rooms were large, the sitting room was comfortable. We spent most evenings on the dinning table, drinking wine, playing cards or doing a puzzle. The main kitchen is equiped with the basics....More

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Sonia620, VR Owner at Woodland hideaway nr Bournemouth - 4 Star - Golf - beaches - Accessible accommod, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Thank you so much for a lovely review. We are so pleased that you liked the new children's playhouse. We are always looking for new ways to help our guests enjoy their holiday with us. We look forward to seeing you again some time and...More

Reviewed August 6, 2017

This was our families 2nd visit to Birchcroft, we had a wonderful repeat stay. A real home from home. Our children (5 and 3) enjoyed the newest addition of the playhouse (the summer house out the front of the house). It provided a few hours...More

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Sonia620, VR Owner at Woodland hideaway nr Bournemouth - 4 Star - Golf - beaches - Accessible accommod, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Thank you so much for a lovely review. It was great to see you again and we are so pleased that you liked the new children's playhouse. If you have any suggestions on how we can go forward please let us know. We are always...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2017

Cannot fault this house. It was wonderfully clean and inviting, we had everything we needed for 4 adults and 4 children. The garden is stunning, so many birds and rabbits visit. Ferndown is a great central position to visit the surrounding area. We will definitely...More

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Sonia620, VR Owner at Woodland hideaway nr Bournemouth - 4 Star - Golf - beaches - Accessible accommod, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2017

Thank you so much for a fantastic review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and that Birchcroft lived up to all your requirements. We look forward to a return visit from you and would like to remind you that all return visitors...More

Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (9)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (9)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We are only licenced for a maximum number of people in the property to 8 plus 2 babies in cots.. This maximum number must include children over the age of 2yrs. Due to our 4...
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Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
    2 Showers
    1 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    1 Full
    1 Queen
    4 Twins
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
$293
£230
$367
£288
$1,469
£1,152
Aug 3, 2018 -
Aug 23, 2018
Rate 12A - 2018
7 nights -- --
$2,308
£1,810
Aug 24, 2018 -
Aug 30, 2018
Rate 13 - 2018
3 nights
$462
£362
$578
£453
$2,308
£1,810
Aug 31, 2018 -
Sep 20, 2018
Rate 14 - 2018
3 nights
$421
£330
$527
£413
$2,104
£1,650
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Damage Deposit: $255 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Damage deposit cheque for 4 bedrooms houses is £200
International Transfer fee £20 to cover admin and bank charges
Deposit is 40% of total rental cost payable on booking. Balance payable 2 months prior to holiday date.
If booking date is within 2 months of holiday date, then the booking costs will be payable at booking date
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About the neighborhood
Ferndown is a quiet residential town just north of Bournemouth surrounded by countryside. It is near Wimborne Minster, the River Stour and is just a short distance from the vast expance of the New Forest. The well known Hobby Craft Centre and Haskins Nurseries are only 1/2 mile away. Dudsbury Golf course is at the end of the lane while the famous Ferndown Golf Course is a mere 1 away.

There are over 8 well known golf course in the area as well as a dry ski centre just 3 miles away. The centre of Bournemouth with its 7 miles of golden beaches, numerous night-clubs, wonderful shops and boutiques, Ocenarium, and cinemas is only 5 miles from Birchcroft,
Getting around
Birchcroft is in the country so a car is essential. However some of your group could arrive by train at Bournemouth Central Station about 6 miles away or by plane at Bournemouth International Airport - 3 miles away.

Birchcroft is positioned near several main routes so access to the main areas of interest is easy. You can drive West to the Jurassic Coast with Corfe Castle and Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island, Monkey world, Bovington Tank Museum, etc. Drive North to New Forest, Salibury Plain and the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton. South to the golden beaches of Bournemouth, Sandbanks and Hengistbury Head. East to Lymington, Beaulie Motor Museum, Marie Rose and Victory ships at Portsmouth. Really you need more than 1 week to see it all.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bournemouth Airport: 3.4 mi
Railway: Bournemouth Central Station: 8.7 mi
Ferry: Poole: 8.7 mi
Via Road - From London, Ringwood and Ferndown
Having reached Ringwood on the A31, continue towards Ferndown and Poole on A31 and then follow signs for Ferndown on A348.
Via Train - go to Bournemouth Central Station - taxi to Birchcroft approx. £15 - distance 7 miles approx.
Via Airport - go to Bournemouth International Airport - taxi to Birchcroft approx. £5 - distance 3 miles approx.

A car is essential for your stay at Birchcroft as it is in the country 5 miles outside of Bournemouth.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 6.8 mi.
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