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New Forest Tourist Association Quality Assess our Holiday Homes

We are pleased to announce that we have recently been assessed by the NFTA (New Forest Tourist Association) for accreditation into their Quality Assessment scheme.  This involved a thorough review of our policies and procedures and a detailed inspection of our properties.  We were commended on fulfilling all the requirements of the Association to a very high standard.  All our properties in Hampshire and Dorset can now be advertised as being ‘New Forest Quality Assessed’, giving our guests further piece of mind when booking with us they can be assured of a quality holiday home that meets all the high standards as set by the NFTA.

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Christchurch…the perfect holiday destination

When staying at our Quay House or Quay Corner this summer you can enjoy lots of activities and the beauty is, this is all on your doorstep!  Have tea and cakes at Quay House whilst playing croquet, or stroll round to Christchurch Quay.  The quayside and surrounding green have something for everyone, young and old.  From a gentle boat ride up the River Stour on one of the many motor boats for hire, or for the more active you can hire a paddle board and take the river at your own pace!  Hop on the Mudeford Ferry and enjoy the stunning Mudeford Spit. Back on dry land enjoy crazy golf, or the children can splash around the mini water park. Bring your ball games and enjoy the large green for a game of rounders!  Or simply relax and watch the world go by at The Boat House, an all-day bar and restaurant.

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Amazing last minute offers this June…

We currently have a range of fantastic last minute offers available for all our holiday homes across Devon, Dorset, and Hampshire this June. With savings of up to 50% off our normal June rates never has there been a better time to book that last minute break.  From a quaint English country village to the historic town of Christchurch we have a property and location to sort everyone and all budgets. To see the full range and latest prices please visit our offers page.

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Professional Chef demonstrates the perfect profiterole at Quay House…

Quay House in Christchurch, Dorset, opened its doors to local residents as part of the Christchurch Food Festival event on May 13th.  Hosted by Luke Shaw from Shaw’s Catering the event was watched by over 50 attendees throughout the day. Luke, a professional chef who provides bespoke catering for small or large dinner parties demonstrated the perfect way to make profiteroles explaining the tips and tricks the professionals use in the kitchen. Watched by an eager bunch, lips were licked as Luke finished off with a delicious chocolate sauce, topped off with sliced strawberries or pistachio nuts. Attendees were invited to demonstrate their piping skills as Luke guided them to the perfect amount to use.  Attendees enjoyed a tour of Quay House after and congratulated the owners on creating a very special holiday home. The day was enjoyed by all who attended with the idea a 4-day cookery course will be announced soon.  Watch this space for future announcements.

Standing room only at Quay House tips and tricks event…

 

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Quay House & Christchurch Food Festival

The famous Christchurch Food & Wine festival will be taking place over 3 weeks during May with a host of special events taking place throughout that period. We are very pleased for 2017 to be involved in this great festival by opening up our stunning Quay House for food demonstrations throughout May 13 & 14. On hand will be professional chef Luke Shaw from Shaws Catering who will reveal his tips and tricks of the cooking trade! It will also give visitors an ideal opportunity to view Quay House and Quay Corner if you are thinking about a holiday home in Christchurch now or for the future.

Please give us a call on 01425 517311 as we have a few spaces left.

 

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Bill Bryson rates Christchurch Priory the best in the UK!

We already know how stunning Christchurch Priory is having two holiday homes right next door, but now, acclaimed author Bill Bryson has rated it his best church in the country.

In an interview for the National Churches Trust, the best-selling travel, science and language writer revealed the Priory topped his list of what he claimed to be the best 14 churches across the UK.

Former Echo sub-editor Mr Bryson called the Priory his “first love”.

“This is my first love among English churches,” he wrote. “Christchurch, Dorset, was where my wife and I lived when we were first married. I passed through the grounds of the priory almost daily for two years, and I could never do so without stopping to gawp at its magnificence. Stone doesn’t get more glorious than this.

“How so many locals could scurry past it without seeming to notice its presence, never mind its grandeur, was a permanent mystery to me.”

With long weekends and short stays available come and see this remarkable church in all its splendour when staying at Quay House or Quay Corner.  Last minute discounts available for both properties.

The perfect house for group entertaining.

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The ‘Likes’s are growing week on week…

Since the launch of our dedicated Facebook pages, we have been very encouraged as to the number of ‘likes’ our Facebook pages are now receiving.  Whether it the latest Golfing and Fishing news or you just want to find out about our great range of holiday homes, stay in touch with us via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for all the latest news and reviews. With over 1000 likes for our general page and now our fledgeling Short Stay Homes Golf page has reached its first 100 likes, please pay us a visit, and if you like what you see remember to ‘like’ us!

https://www.facebook.com/shortstayhomes/?ref=nf

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=short%20stay%20homes%20fishing

https://www.facebook.com/selfcateringgolfholidays/?ref=page_internal

 

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Now enjoy some of the finest fisheries in the UK as a guest of ours…

Christchurch Angling Club has become the latest association to become affiliated to Short Stay Homes by offering our staying guests a discounted rate for their new Holiday Membership scheme. With the unique launch of the scheme, this now means our guests can enjoy some of the finest fisheries found in and around the UK. Running for 7 or 14 days guests can now pre-book a holiday membership giving them full access and ticket rights of full, annual members.

Full details can be found on our Guest Discount page or get in touch direct with us.

For full details on what the club has to offer please visit their website at:

www.christhchurchac.org.uk

Perch from club waters 2017

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Quay House, ‘Huge, grand, and very comfortable’…says Sainsbury’s travel magazine!

The Sainsbury’s travel magazine editorial team recently stayed at Quay House to evaluate the house, the local restaurants, and the wonderful town of Christchurch.   We couldn’t have wished for a more positive review although all the other reviews tell us we have created something very special! When staying at Quay House Christchurch, take advantage of the restuaruants, especially the ones on our website that have agreed to special discounts for guests staying at Quay House or Quay Corner.

Sainsbury’s and Quay House…all the ingredients for a perfect weekend away, give us a call for more information.

Click here to find out more.

Reprinted courtesy of Sainsbury’s Magazine

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VIP package for our VIP’s…

Quay House & Quay Corner, our luxury holiday homes in Christchurch, now have the latest Virgin Media upgraded boxes which are the smallest and fastest yet. These latest boxes mean our guests can now pause a recording in the lounge and continue watching on their tablet.  With over 50 channels in HD, including all sports and movie premium channels (Quay House only), superfast fibre-optic broadband, great Wifi signal throughout the houses the whole family can catch up on the latest box sets on Netflix! The only issue will be not wanting to leave these lovely homes to explore this amazing location!

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