Quay House, Christchurch – 6 Bedroom Georgian Listed Town House


Quay House Wedding Party

My partner and I got married at Sopley Mill recently and we rented out Quay House for 3 nights as a long weekend stay for our close friends and relatives. My bridesmaids and I used the stunning and spacious master bedroom en suite as our space to get ready the morning of the wedding – it was so much better than a soulless hotel room! That particular bedroom is huge and very glamorous yet in a traditional style – it has a big four poster bed, a sofa and armchair in the beautiful bay window and plenty of mirrors! The perfect space for my hair dresser and make up artist to work! The rest of the weekend, 15 of our nearest and dearest stayed in the house. The bedrooms were all beautifully and thoughtfully appointed and the main bathroom with a statement roll top bath was a huge hit! The kitchen had everything for them to cook a BBQ the day after the wedding – and the garden was perfect for Pimms and burgers outside! The location was also perfect to enjoy the New Forest as well as the coastal areas – sandy Highcliffe beach and Hengistbury Head are just a short drive away. Communication with the rental company was brilliant from the start and they really went the extra mile – having fresh flowers, a congratulations balloon, and a lovely hamper on arrival was a really lovely touch. Thank you Short Stay Homes!

Quay House
July 2018


Discounts available for last minute bookings – Please enquire.

We are proud to announce Quay House has now been awarded ‘5 Star Gold’ status by Visit England for 2018/19

Please note we do not accept Hen or Stag party bookings for this property, failure to advise us could result in the withholding of the security bond.


An imposing and very spacious, Grade 2 Listed, three storey, Georgian, townhouse, fully refurbished and refurnished in 2015/2016 to a very high standard that can accommodate up to 15 people. Centrally located within the Christchurch conservation area, The former vicarage, now called Quay House, has 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and off street car parking for up to 4 cars. There is also a large garden, which is rare for such a central location, with tables and seating for up to 15. The property has a large, bay windowed, lounge with 60” TV (plus Virgin media) that can seat up to 15 and an extensive kitchen diner than runs across the whole width of the house and can again seat up to 15 around a single table. The master bedroom has a super king-size four-poster bed and its own ensuite and seating area, within the large bay window. For an interactive floorplan of Quay House please click Quay House Floorplan

The house is perfectly located, immediately adjoining the Christchurch Priory and the Priory Quarter, yet still within only a few minutes walk of all the excellent facilities of the town centre, including many fine restaurants, excellent shopping and a small cinema. In the opposite direction, it is only a few minutes onto the Quay where ferries can take you across Christchurch Harbour to the Mudeford Beaches (with its £250k beach huts!) and to Hengistbury Head.

New for 2018/19 we have a beach hut available at Sandbanks in Poole from October 18′ – March 19′. The huts are available exclusively for our guests that have booked one of our holiday homes for 1 day per 7-night stay. They are not suitable for overnight stays. Further details on request.

Please note:

(All prices inclusive of 20% VAT, businesses registered for VAT can reclaim the VAT element)

Bedroom Information

Bedroom 1 first-floor master bedroom with Super King four poster Bed, and en-suite shower.

Bedroom 2 large Double Bed plus Single Bed,  Ist floor family room with views of the Priory

Bedroom 3 double Bed Ground floor bedroom with disabled access wet room ensuite

Bedroom 4 first floor twin

Bedroom 5 large Double Bed, Single Bed (2) 2nd-floor family room with en suite

Bedroom 6 second floor twin


Magnificent Kitchen & Dining room enabling 15 guests to enjoy eating and drinking in a spacious and characterful room with doors out onto the patio area.

Within the kitchen we have provided everything you would need to cater for 15 guests. With a full height free standing side by side fridge / freezer, coffee making machine, microwave, feature Range double oven with 6 burner gas hob, dishwasher, and washing machine with dryer facility.

We have created a large island with ample storage under enabling food preparation to be carried out whilst enjoying entertaining with family and friends.



Lounge & Dining

Character lounge with quality furnishings for 15 guests to relax in total comfort. Inset Wood-Burner, ideal for Winter weekend getaways.  A 60″ Samsung TV is provided complimented by Virgin Media package including Movies and Sport for your total home from home experience.  Views out onto the rear garden.


Bathroom 1 Toilet, Shower. Notes: ground floor wet room. Full Bathroom 2 Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure Notes: Large 1st floor family bathroom with his and her sinks Bathroom 3 Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Notes: Ensuite to master bedroom Bathroom 4 Toilet, Bath with Shower, Notes: 2nd floor ensuite

GardenLarge garden and patio seating and tables for up to 15 people. Out house for storage of bicycles, fishing tackle etc.

Further Information

Parking for up to 4 cars is provided screened by large secure wooden electric gates.

Christchurch Harbour, the River Avon and the River Stour, are literally on your doorstep, provide some of the best fishing in the UK and are also excellent for water based sports, particularly sailing, canoeing and windsurfing. Excellent beaches can be found within a few miles at Hengistbury Head, Mudeford, Southbourne and Bournemouth. The new Forest National Park is within 5 miles. As well as the excellent shopping facilities of Christchurch, more significant centres can be found in Bournemouth (7 miles) and Southampton (20 miles) Christchurch is an excellent base for golfers with some of the finest courses in the UK within close proximity. Remedy Oak (45 mins), Ferndown GC (20 mins), Barton on Sea GC ( 20 mins) Queens Park, (15 Mins), Meyrick Park (20 Mins ), Parkstone GC (25 mins), Broadstone GC (25 minutes), Isle of Purbeck (40 min) and for the less accomplished golfers, Solent Meads (10 mins) and Ilford Golf Centre (15 Mins). This really is the perfect house and location for a large family or a family gathering and an ideal base from which to explore the south coast but still with all facilities you could want within a very short walk.

We have negotiated a large number of discounts on local attractions, restaurants, golf courses, and angling clubs, please see our page under ‘guest discounts’.

Welcome pack provided including a bottle of Prosecco, flowers for the lounge and kitchen, Shortbread biscuits, and a discount Spend n’ Save card to be used locally which can provide discounts when used with participating businesses.