The Retreat Holiday Home, Christchurch, Dorset. Family and couple friendly.

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Overview of The Retreat Holiday Home, Christchurch, Dorset. Family and couple friendly.

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The Retreat Holiday Home, Christchurch, Dorset. Family and couple friendly.

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Christchurch, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationChristchurch Harbour2 min drive
  • Popular LocationAvon Beach3 min drive
  • Popular LocationHengistbury West Beach7 min drive
  • AirportSouthampton (SOU)35 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Retreat Holiday Home, Christchurch, Dorset. Family and couple friendly.

Historic holiday home in Christchurch with water park
The Retreat is a modern end terraced mews style cottage nestled in a secluded cul de sac in Christchurch, Dorset. This property is new to the holiday rental market. The accommodation consists of an open plan living area with vaulted ceilings and skylight windows creating a light and airy environment. Two bedrooms accommodate four people and there is a three piece luxury bathroom with shower. There is a small a garden and patio area outside. The property has a reserved parking space in the grounds.
The cottage is located a short walk from Stanpit Marsh Nature Reserve and Christchurch’s historic town centre is 10 minutes on foot . Mudeford Quay and Avon Beach, both popular family beaches, are a 5 minute drive away. The New Forest, Poole and Bournemouth are all a short drive away. Buses to Bournemouth and Poole stop at the end of the road. There are an amazing 12 miles of sandy and shingle beaches adjacent to Christchurch. Most of them hold the prestigious blue flag award for cleanliness.
Mudeford Quay sits at the entrance of Christchurch Harbour and is the home of the towns thriving fishing community which provides much of the produce for the Quays fish stall. The picturesque Quay houses a handful of fisherman’s cottages and there are spectacular views along the coast and across to the Isle of Wight. Crabbing is a popular pastime and it is from here that the passenger ferry runs across to Hengistbury Head. The Quay's authentic fishing credentials and its traditional Haven pub add to Mudeford Quay's appeal.
The cottage is ideally located for those who enjoy the outdoor life. There are beaches and nature reserves nearby and the New Forest is only a short drive. Whether you are looking for an active break or a family holiday there are plenty of activities in the local area for you to enjoy.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers DVD players and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. This Christchurch property provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Therese Maher
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Cabinet locks


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Soap


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

This property does not allow children

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

About this area


This holiday home is located by the sea and in an area with great shopping. Oceanarium is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at New Forest National Park and Bournemouth Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Fitness First Stadium or Poole Stadium. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Christchurch Harbour - 2 min drive
  • Avon Beach - 3 min drive
  • Friars Cliff Beach - 4 min drive
  • Highcliffe Castle - 5 min drive
  • Hengistbury West Beach - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch Station - 5 min drive
  • Southampton (SOU) - 35 min drive


  • La Mamma - 7 min walk
  • Prezzo - 10 min walk
  • Koh Noi - 12 min walk
  • The Priory Fryer - 13 min walk
  • Coast Coffee - 13 min walk

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 16 out of 28 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 11 out of 28 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 28 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 28 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 28 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Very close to nearby attractions and beaches, but you need a car
Ideal for family break. Would come again

4/5 Good

Lovely stay great house
Enjoyed the house location slightly strange but overall great

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Charming bungalow that is well equipped and ideally positioned for easy access to Christchurch, Mudeford, Bournemouth and New Forest.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Blissful break
Cannot recommend the area enough and the bungalow is home from home. Secure, peaceful, clean and comfy. Would like to come back one day.
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Nice Property, location behind shops not the best.
overall location was good for walking distance to Christchurch and Stanpit Marsh Nature Reserve. 30 Minutes walk from Mudeford. Enjoyed our stay.