Optional sea views for our guests in 2018…

Always looking to offer our guests something extra to keep to our 5-star offering we are pleased to announce from September 2018 through to March 2019 anybody booking one of our holiday homes can also book our beach hut exclusively for themselves.  Positioned in one of the country’s most exclusive areas, Sandbanks, in Poole, Dorset.  This blue flag winning beach has stunning views of Old Harry Rocks and the Purbeck coastline. Sandbanks not only has a beautiful beach but award-winning restaurants including celebrity chef Rick Stein who has recently opened up in the area.  The beach has something for all ages including a comprehensive crazy golf course, table tennis tables, volleyball nets etc, and an all-day cafe.  Autumnal days can be revitalising when spent watching the world go by sat outside our beach hut, great for large family get-togethers to celebrate with a barbeque outside our hut.  Guests looking to explore this area further can take the Sandbanks chain ferry across to the Purbecks and onto the Jurassic coastline.  The famous Corfe Castle in Corfe is a short drive and guests can enjoy some spectacular scenery & views on the way. Or simply marvel at the multi-million-pound properties lining this exclusive peninsular via an open top bus tour.

When staying with Short Stay Homes in 2018 make a date to spend a day at this world fabulous location by booking your stay with us now. 

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Another great result from our sponsored team…

Short Stay Homes sponsor local teams and events, one team, the Fordingbridge Turks has been sponsored by us for the past 6 years. During this time we have seen the team go from strength to strength culminating in the team now top of their division for the Under 15’s Division 2. Keep at it Turks, great effort!!

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Short Stay Homes sponsored team make the finals..

Short Stay Homes sponsor the Bramshaw junior golf team and this past weekend provided an amazing performance winning the South West final of the Junior Team Golf, Home Nations inter-club competition. They now move on to the National final at Clitheroe GC in Lancashire to be played on the 22nd October and televised on Sky. The two winning teams from the five finalists will then represent England in Spain.

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Traffic jams? What traffic jams…

IT’S one of the most congested towns in the UK but Bournemouth has been named as the greenest place for driving.

The town came out on top in a new study which revealed it is one of the least polluted in the UK and has some of the best amenities for electric car drivers.

The study, carried out by Kenway Miller solicitors, found that Bournemouth consistently did well in a number of areas to pip the likes of Brighton, Newcastle, and Edinburgh to be the UK’s most eco-friendly place to drive.

Bournemouth, along with Brighton, has more electric charging points per person than any other town or city and falls just behind Newcastle and Edinburgh when it comes to air pollution.

Taking into account air pollution, the percentage of deaths attributed to air pollution, traffic, congestion, and electric charging outlets, Bournemouth’s only stumbling block is congestion, finishing outside the top eight of towns and cities researched.

Birmingham was the location of the least eco-friendly drivers, despite being the least congested city. The West Midlands city contains just one electric charging location per 8,800 people and is only behind London when it comes to air pollution.

Matthew Miller, Director of Kenway Miller Solicitors said: “While getting around in our cars is a necessity for most of us, it seems every town and city could be doing more to reduce its carbon footprint.”

London was also among the least eco-friendly cities, with almost eight percent of deaths each year being attributed to air pollution. Despite this, the capital has the least amount of vehicles on the road per person, with one car for every four people.

“A whopping eight percent of deaths can be attributed to air pollution in our capital, and while vehicles don’t contribute wholly to that, we can look at making things such as electric cars more accessible” added Mr Miller.

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Short Stay Homes welcomes Riverview…

Ready for the October half-term we are pleased to announce we will have a new holiday home to add to our portfolio of quality properties throughout Hampshire & Dorset.

Situated within a pleasant walk into the pretty market town of Wimborne, Riverview is a terraced house enjoying an enviable position on the river bank overlooking the River Stour.  With far reaching views and a footpath running the length of the river, this property will be a delight for walkers, hikers, and nature lovers.

With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, its ideal for 2 couples sharing or a family getaway.

During October it will be totally refurbished and redecorated with new furnishings throughout providing a ‘home from home’ experience that all our holiday homes have become known for.

Wimborne is ideally placed to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer with Bournemouth and Poole within a 10-mile radius.  Wimborne is a vibrant town offering a great selection of eateries and bars. It also has its own theatre that regularly attracts big names testing out their new material on a small audience.

Please see more information on our property page, we will post new photos as soon as we have them ready.

View from Riverview

View from the master bedroom and lounge diner.

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5000 likes for Riverside Lodge…!

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. Our dedicated Riverside Lodge Facebook page now has over 5000 likes, if you love to fish, or simply relax in one of the most tranquil locations hidden away, check out Riverside Lodge and see why 5000 people agree!


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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

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