The Quays, Christchurch, Sleeps 25

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Award winning luxury self catering Dorset holiday home in the heart of Christchurch

The Quays is an Award winning, Luxury, Grade 2 Listed, three storey, holiday home that can be let for short breaks throughout the year. This stunning and spacious self catering Dorset mansion accommodates from 10 to 25 people and is perfect for those special occasions as well as corporate events.

The Main House can sleep up to 15 people with the Corner Wing providing further bedrooms to sleep10 with an additional kitchen and dining area.

Centrally located within the Priory Quarter of the bustling Harbour town of Christchurch, this former vicarage, has 11 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms and off street car parking for up to 8 cars. There is also a large secure garden, which is rare for such a central location, with tables and seating for up to 25. This holiday home is dog friendly with secure gardens and is within a short walk to shops, restaurants, attractions and the Quay.

Read what our guests have to say on our review page.

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The property has a large, bay window, lounge with 60” TV (plus Virgin media) and an extensive kitchen diner that runs across the whole width of the house, with a feature Range double oven with 6 burner gas hob. The master bedroom has a super king-size four-poster bed and its own en-suite and seating area, within the large bay window.


A wonderful Welcome pack is provided including a bottle of Prosecco, New Forest Spring Water locally produced Tutti Fruity Jam, Biscuits, Milk, Tea & Coffee*. Also a discount Go New Forest card to be used locally which can provide discounts when used with participating businesses.
* Contents may vary.

Additional facilities available

  • Hot Tubs Indoor pop up rigid side  hot tub in the main section of the house available for hire and/or a permanent 4 – 6 person indoor hot tub in it’s own room accessed from the corner wing reception for £325 each hot tub for a weekend or midweek break or £400 each hot tub for the week.
  • E V Charging –  1 charger available Terms and conditions apply

For a special occassion we can add champagne, chocolates and a  beautiful bouquet of flowers for a charge of £50. For corporate breaks we are able to provide a corporate pack including a continental breakfast.

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For great extras including afternoon tea delivered to your door or celebration cakes please check out our Extra Facilities

Check out our Activity and Discount pages for more information on discounts we have negotiated with local businesses when booking with Short Stay Homes and Activities to do in the area. Also take a look at our Event Page.

Filled with character and class, this house offers adaptable and stylish accommodation. With a downstairs bedroom and wetroom for the less mobile, it is great for family and friends gatherings providing a versatile spacious living space for all ages. With the wonderful large kitchen and dining table it is an ideal place for entertaining, and if you don’t want to cook we can organise a private chef for you.

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.

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Bedroom Information

Bedroom 1 Ground Floor King or can be 2 singles with wet room ensuite
Bedroom 2 First Floor Family Bedroom – King size bed with single bed
Bedroom 3 First Floor Master Bedroom – Four Poster super king bed with ensuite
Bedroom 4 First Floor Twin Bedroom – 2 single beds
Bedroom 5 First Floor Double Bedroom – Corner Wing
Bedroom 6 First Floor Double Bedroom with ensuite – Corner Wing
Bedroom 7 First Floor Twin Bedroom – Corner Wing 2 singles with garden views
Bedroom 8 Second Floor Family Bedroom – 1 king size and 2 singles with ensuite
Bedroom 9 Second Floor Twin Bedroom – 2 single beds with garden views
Bedroom 10 Second Floor Double Bedroom with ensuite shower – Corner Wing
Bedroom 11 Second Floor Twin Bedroom – Corner Wing with 2 singles



Fully equipped kitchen/diner with large fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/drier, microwave, gas range, oven, kitchen island with seating for 25

Second fully equipped kitchen in Corner Wing with larder fridge freezer, oven, hob, microwave, washer/drier, dishwasher and seating for 4

Lounge & Dining

Dining area seating for 25

Corner Wing dining area seating for 10


Bathroom 1 Ground Floor Bathroom – can be ensuite wetroom to ground floor bedroom
Bathroom 2 Ground Floor Cloakroom with toliet and sink – Corner Wing
Bathroom 3 First Floor Family Bathroom – Double Shower, bath, his and hers sinks,
Bathroom 4 First Floor Shower room – ensuite to master bedroom
Bathroom 5 First Floor Family Bathroom with bath and separate shower – Corner Wing
Bathroom 6 First Floor Bathroom ensuite to double bedroom with bath/shower – Corner Wing
Bathroom 7 Second Floor ensuite for family room with bath and shower
Bathroom 8 Second Floor ensuite shower with toilet to double bedroom Corner Wing

GardenLarge garden and patio seating and tables for up to 25 people. Adjoining annexe with Hot tub. Out house for storage of bicycles, fishing tackle etc. Parking for up to 8 cars is provided.

Further Information

Facilities and Services: Gas fired central heating and electricity included. Travel cots, 4 high chairs and stairgates available (but please bring own cot bedding), dogs welcome, fully enclosed garden (not secure for small dogs) with patio and barbecue area. Bookings are Friday to Friday for 7 night stays, Friday to Monday for weekend stays, and Monday to Friday for mid-week stays.

  • There is a £750 refundable security deposit to ensure against damage, pets are charged at £40 each and towels are included
  • The first basket of logs for the wood burner in the lounge is free and then £7.50 per bagthereafter

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)