A lovely quay, award-winning beaches and spectacular nature reserves are all good reasons for choosing a holiday cottage in Christchurch for your stay in Dorset. The town’s 11th century priory, spectacular castle and listed mansion add to the atmosphere of this popular holiday town, while a pair of beautiful rivers, natural harbour and outdoor Splashpark ensure there’s no shortage of activities to enjoy. The lively town centre is home to a selection of independent businesses, including boutiques, gift shops and a range of charming cafes and restaurants. With its renowned markets and festivals, Christchurch is hard to beat if you want to take a culinary tour of Dorset.
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Staying in a Christchurch holiday cottage gives you easy access to six stunning sandy beaches, scattered along miles of unspoilt coastline, on the sparkling Solent. Set against tree-lined cliffs, sand and shingle Highcliffe Castle Beach is a pretty spot for an afternoon by the sea. Nearby is Highcliffe Beach, which has a promenade and coast paths, offering dramatic views across the water to the Isle of Wight. Christchurch has an incredible range of family-friendly attractions, including Watermans Adventure Park, Eight Below Zone and Splashpark, featuring fountains, paddling pools and water rides.
If you fancy an evening out before retiring to your Christchurch holiday cottage, take a stroll into the town centre, where you’ll find waterfront bars, cosy pubs and lively nightclubs. Christchurch hosts a year-round calendar of exciting events, including exhibitions, fairs and a famous food and wine festival. Christchurch is perfectly located for visitors who want to explore the beautiful county of Dorset. A short distance to the east is the New Forest National Park, where ancient woodland, windswept moors and cliff-top paths await discovery. Travel westwards and you’ll reach some of Dorset’s best beaches, and the vibrant coastal town of Bournemouth.