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Bournemouth is Award Winning for Family Friendly Holidays

Bournemouth family friendly location for self catering holidaysThe British public have made their choice and decided that the UK’s most family friendly seaside destination in 2020 is Bournemouth. The vote was organised by vacation rental company HomeAway.

The Dorset town was commended by voters for its “clean, sandy beaches” and “friendly and vibrant” feel.

This is great news, our holiday cottages are within easy reach of many of the local beaches that are along the same stretch of coastline.  If you are staying with us then take a look at the huge variety of beaches that you can visit, all within walking distance of each other.

Highcliffe Castle Beach – Quiet no prom or walkway

Avon Beach – Fish and Chips, Ice Cream, Toilets – There is a little ferry you can take to connect to Mudeford below…

Mudeford – Sand Beach with cafe and Toilets

Hengistbury Head – Pebble Beach with Toilets and Cafe by the car park not on the beach

Southborne Beach – Sand Beach and cafe

Avon beach is a great day out when staying at a New Forest Cottage

Avon beach on a sunny day

Boscombe Beach – Sand Beach with pier, Urban reef restaurant perfect for pizza. Toilets

Bournemouth Beach – Sand Beach with Pier and lots of food outlets, toilets, amusements

Durley Chine Beach – Sand beach with Harvester Restaurant and Durley Inn pub.  Toilets.

Middle Chine Beach – Sand beach

Alum Chine Beach – Sandy beach with Italian seafront restaurant

Branksome Beach – Food, Beach shop, Gardens

Canford Cliffs Beach – Very nice restaurants on the cliff tops

Sandbanks Beach – Sandy Beach and the most famous for its Celebrities who live there.  Toilets, Cafe and Ice Cream. Trampolines for children. Rich Steins Restaurant.

You can walk all the way along the promenade from Sandbanks to Southbourne – it is a glorious walk of around 7 miles. Ideal for children to scoot or roller skate. Cycling is permitted all year accept in July and August between 10 am and 6 pm. Parts are allocated as dog friendly too.

Book your next family friendly holiday in Hampshire, Dorset or the New Forest and enjoy all the local beaches… see our special offers page for a great last minute deal….

Short Stay Homes great offers and last minute holidays in the New Forest Devon and Dorset

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2020 Award Winners!

Woohoo….We are so excited to announce that Short Stay Homes have been awarded the Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year for Riverside Lodge.

These regional annual awards were introduced to recognise small, independent businesses that are extremely successful.  Importantly, reviews, testimonials and public information were part of the judging process along with a panel of industry experts.

We think that you’ll agree, the Riverside Lodge is a fantastic holiday home nestled in woodland, close to nature in the New Forest.  Please do browse our images and see why we love it too…

South of England award winning self catering accommodation for Riverside Lodge in the New Forest

Looking for more stunning New Forest cottages or lodges?  See our selection of self-catering holiday homes in Hampshire, Dorset and Devon.

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