This well-presented, detached chalet bungalow offers a comfortable base for families or couples, and is located in a quiet residential area, with private drive and an enclosed garden that surrounds the property on three sides. It is conveniently situated near Highcliffe Castle, as seen on the TV series ’Mr Selfridge’, and less than a 15-minute walk from the beach and Highcliffe town centre. The popular priory town of Christchurch, with its bustling harbour and waterside dining, is only 3 miles away, as is Mudeford, with a popular beach where there is a ferry that runs from the quay to neighbouring Christchurch and to Mudeford Sandbanks, a spot of land adjoining Hengistbury Head. Mudeford Quay is a calm area of water and is popular for sailing and windsurfing enthusiasts. Stanpit Marsh is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the wetlands are popular for birdwatching. There is a pleasant promenade linking the quay with the beach, which is ideal for swimming, windsurfing and boat trips across the Solent. Other activities include fishing, kayaking, boat hire and browsing artworks at the local art galleries.
Bournemouth is about 8 miles away, with its cosmopolitan feel, and has a long pier, beautiful parks and gardens, seaside attractions, a multitude of bars, pubs and eateries, a cinema, theatre, shops and vibrant nightlife, as well as The Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Oceanarium and Russell-Coates Art Gallery and Museum, making it a popular destination for all ages. Bournemouth and Poole are also known for their award winning beaches. Other popular places to visit are Adventure Wonderland, which has one of Europe’s largest hedge mazes, Swanage, Studland Bay, Brownsea Island, Knoll Gardens, Avon Heath Country Park and Furzey Gardens, Salisbury with its medieval cathedral and Marwell Zoo with Peppa Pig World.
Further afield, are Winchester Cathedral, New Forest Otter and Owl Park, Monkey World, The Tank Museum near Wool, Beaulieu Museum, Exbury Gardens and the New Forest National Park, which is only a 15-minute drive, with miles of scenic walks, heathland and where ponies roam freely through the villages! Maritime Southampton, with its nautical interest, also has ferry trips over to the Isle of Wight and is worth a visit. There are plenty of activities within a 20-minute drive, include surfing, tennis, rambling, cycling, fishing and water sports. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.
Living room: With 37" Freeview TV and DVD player.
TV room: With 32" Freeview TV and double sofa bed.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric double oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine and CD player.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With corner bath and toilet.
Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a small, unfenced pond in the garden, 20 yards away. This property has a security deposit of £200.
Guests of all ages to Southwood will find plenty to do, with beaches, museums, family attractions and historic sites all within easy reach.