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Bayview Cottage

Southbourne, Dorset (Ref. 1122910)

4.0

Dream Cottages rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Michael

    “Great location near beaches and Hengistbury Head although near a busy junction with street lights immediately outside.”

    Blackout curtains would be a useful addition to the front bedroom. The property is very tired. Two of the beds are very low to the ground and soft. The garden furniture is very old and some chairs are broken. The cooker hood extractor and fan didn't work. The worst problem was the bath which was unsafe if you have any mobility issues. It is enormous and has no grab rails so getting in and out is extremely difficult if you have any mobility issues. My wife refused to use it. How did it pass any ...

    Blackout curtains would be a useful addition to the front bedroom. The property is very tired. Two of the beds are very low to the ground and soft. The garden furniture is very old and some chairs are broken. The cooker hood extractor and fan didn't work. The worst problem was the bath which was unsafe if you have any mobility issues. It is enormous and has no grab rails so getting in and out is extremely difficult if you have any mobility issues. My wife refused to use it. How did it pass any safety assessment? It would also have been useful if there had been any instructions for some of the equipment. We never did manage to work out how and when the heating was supposed to work as it seemed to turn on at random times of the day and the middle of the night

    - Michael, May 2024

Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with sofa bed which can accommodate an additional 2 guests.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking on a private driveway for 3 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio, and furniture
  • Dog-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.9 miles, beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: The property can accommodate two more guests on the sofa bed, sleeping eight in total.

The property

A fabulous single-storey cottage, within a short walk to the award-winning sandy beaches of Southbourne and Hengistbury Head, which enjoy far-reaching views of the Isle of Wight and Old Harrys Rocks. Bay View Cottage, which has a secure enclosed garden accommodates up to six guests and is dog friendly.

You will experience a relaxing atmosphere, a homely interior and the perfect setting for a self-catering getaway. Bay View Cottage provides parking for three cars in front of the property.

You will also find a kitchen/dining room with all the expected appliances to ease your stay. Enjoy meals as a family in the formal dining room or venture out to the enclosed patio, ideal for an alfresco affair.

Return indoors to relax on the plush sofa, with your favourite programme on the Smart TV.

At the end of the day, retire to one of the three bedrooms including a king-size room and two double bedrooms. Begin your day with a stroll along Southbourne Beach, reaching Sobo Beach restaurant for a bite to eat, before continuing your travels along the promenade to Bournemouth or hire bikes and head past Bournemouth along to Sandbanks.

Southbourne Beach provides an idyllic natural scenic sandy beach with sand dunes, it’s the perfect place to watch the sunset. Turning left out of the property will take you directly to Hengistbury Head, a natural scenic area of Headland between Bournemouth and Christchurch; it is an AONB with views of Mudeford Quay, the Isle of Wight, Studland, Bournemouth and Christchurch Harbour. Hengistbury Head is the perfect walk, especially if you have a dog, with all the dog-friendly beaches around the headland and if you’re tired from the walk, jump on the land train which travels between the Beach House Café on the spit and the Hiker Café at the start of Hengistbury Head.

The Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre offers a range of activities for all ages; as well as this, you will also find Solent Mead Par 3 Golf Course & Driving Range behind the property. Alternatively, head to Tuckton where you will find a selection of shops, restaurants, and local convenience stores for your every need.

From Tuckton, you can make your way back to Bay View Cottage via Wick Village, walking along the river, stopping of for some crazy golf, a sandwich in Tuckton Tea Gardens or if you are feeling up to it, renting one of the small motorboats and taking a ride up the river. You can also catch the short ferry ride to Christchurch Quay where you will find a host of restaurants, cafes and Christchurch Priory and Ruins.

On the Quay, you will also find access through the riverside walk to the park, including a children’s play area and water play park with a paddling pool. A short walk away on the Broadway, you will find a local convenience store, fish and chip shop and a post office.

A very short drive will take you to Southbourne Highstreet which hosts a selection of café, pubs, bars, and restaurants as well as a convenience store, petrol station and locally run boutiques. Bournemouth town centre and Boscombe are only a short drive along the coast for those visitors wishing to experience a more traditional seaside town with beaches, high street stores, plenty of tourist attractions and bars and restaurants. From Bay View Cottage you can also head inland to the New Forest, the countryside area offering beautiful walks in a vast area of peace and tranquillity.

Throughout the New Forest there are many small villages, perfect for shopping and dining. This property is in the perfect location for any type of activity and day out.

From chill out days at the beach, exploring the countryside and local historic villages to venturing out of the coastline for some water sports and adventure.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location

SOUTHBOURNE

Bournemouth 3 miles.

Southbourne is a suburb of Bournemouth with its own sandy beach and local facilities, only a short drive from Bournemouth centre. It’s a pleasant place to find independent shops and boutiques along with a Post Office, gift shops and cafes. The Fisherman's Walk Cliff Railway, is a funicular railway which links the coastal road with the promenade and beach area. Nearby Bournemouth offers something for everyone all year round. With seven miles of golden, award-winning Blue Flag beaches, there are all kinds of watersports, boat trips and stunning gardens to keep you busy during the day. Or, why not explore the town’s bustling shopping centre, which offers a large selection of curiosity and specialist shops. You’ll also be spoilt for choice with the entertainment on offer during the evening, with a vast array of restaurants catering for all budgets, lively clubs, bars and cinemas, as well as excellent shows and world-class events at both The Bournemouth International Centre and The Pavilion Theatre.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas