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We like to give our guests a special welcome…

Since becoming part of the New Forest Marque we have improved the welcome pack available to our guests on arrival. Guests now enjoy:

Quality bottle of Prosecco

New Forest sparkling spring Water

New Forest Fudge

New Forest free range eggs

New Forest honey

Short bread biscuits

Fresh milk

Woven bag

Brand New Forest loyalty card – enjoy discounts throughout the New Forest

Not forgetting a lovely bunch of freshly cut county flowers.

 

Every guest receives a bouquet of fresh cut country flower

 

 

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Sitting in the back row…in Fordingbridge!

Closed as a cinema for nearly 50 years, The Regal cinema in Fordingbridge has been restored and brought back to life following a multi million pound refurbishment of the building by a local Fordingbridge company, which now has purpose built apartments above for its employees.  Manned by volunteers, the cinema has been developed as a community cinema serving the population of Fordingbridge and will show a varied selection of classic and current movies.

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New Forest Tour is back…

Take an open-top safari with grandstand views of the scenery, animals and villages of the New Forest National Park.

Tours run daily, with a choice of three routes: Red (the wild northwest), Green (the beautiful southeast) and the Blue (the coastal southwest).

With a bird’s-eye view from the top deck of the park’s landscape you’ll get the chance to spot some of the native animals of the New Forest such as deer, rare birds, pigs, donkeys and of course the famous ponies as well as wide, open heaths and ancient Forest.

Each route has its own unique audio commentary with characters and sounds which tell the stories of the people and places of the New Forest.

The flexible hop-on, hop-off ticket arrangement means you choose your itinerary. Stay on the entire route, switch onto another route, or stop off and spend some time at one of the attractions along the way and re-join a later Tour!

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Short Stay homes gets the Marque…

We are pleased to announce that we have now become a member of the New Forest Marque. Set up to champion businesses who pride themselves on producing and providing food, drinks, and craft with clearly defined New Forest provenance. When our guests enjoy our welcome baskets they can now enjoy food and drink produced exclusively in the New Forest.

For more information about the Marque, see here

newforestmarque.co.uk

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Hengistbury Head beach makes Top 10…

‘This beautiful bay is not only home to a stunning beach but an outstanding nature reserve as well. The beach itself is pebble with dramatic clay and ironstone cliffs overlooking the water.’ Trip Advisor

Guests staying at our Christchurch properties Quay House and Quay Corner can take comfort in the fact the local beach at Hengistbury Head has made it onto Trip Advisors top 10 of UK beaches as voted by Trip Advisor members.  We know the area is stunning and diverse it’s great to see our local beaches including Bournemouth Beach make it onto this exclusive list!

We have availability at all our properties this summer so to enjoy these stunning beaches get in touch today!

Bournemouth Beach

 

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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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