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Harbour View, Mudeford

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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77 Customer Reviews

  • "This has to be one of the nicest properties in which we have stayed."

    It had everything we could possibly need in a beautiful position. Add an extremely welcoming hostess, with home made bread and cakes! We will return.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2024

  • "Excellent location, also clean, tidy and comfortable inside and out."

    Owner very welcoming, providing us with delicious bread, cakes and eggs. Perfect for a well needed break.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Apr 2024

  • "A really warm personal meet and greet backed up with a lovely "Welcome Pack"."

    Facilities are 1st class and Clare can not do enough for you and does not impose on your stay. Great garden for the dogs which is safe and secure. Its a certain intent to return in the near future. Thank you Clare & Wayne.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2024

  • "An excellent location with spectacular views from the garden across the water to Mudeford Spit,comfortable base with very good areas to walk our dog literally from the doorstep."

    Clare the owner was happy to provide freshly made bread, cakes and fresh eggs,periodically during our stay,which was very much appreciated.With a dog,this was the best location in which we have stayed over many years.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely property in an perfect setting , house was a real home away from home ."

    Highly recommended . Clare was a prefect host .

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Mar 2024

  • "We stayed at Harbour View Feb 17-24 and thoroughly enjoyed the week despite some very wet weather."

    The property is extremely comfortable and spacious and is the best fitted out of the many holiday properties we have stayed in. The views from the south facing windows over the water and the marshes were constantly changing and were a delight. Clare was a very welcoming and attentive host and provided freshly baked bread and cake on arrival and during the week and that was a real bonus! The property being all on one level was ideal for my wife who is blind. We shall hope to go back one day.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely week in the bungalow."

    It was very well furnished and equipped with everything you could need. Great garden for the dogs. The ever changing view from the lounge was great too. All topped off with homemade bread and cakes from Clare

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Feb 2024

  • "Excellent property - very comfortable and a warm and caring owner - wonderful long view from living room and main bedroom."

    Well appointed, exceptionally clean and 'homely'. Can't fault it - we'll return! Tony & Angela Metcalfe

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2024

  • "We loved the location of Harbour View, having the sea, and the New Forest so close."

    The property was comfortable, clean, and had everything you needed. The garden was great for the dog and a wonderful view to be seen through the large back windows. Clare the owner provided us with lovely home baked bread, scones and cakes, as well as treats for the dog. There was tea, coffee, milk, sugar, salt and pepper, and sauces. Beds were comfortable and shower and bathroom very good, always helpful having two toilets.This is one of the best accommodations we have stayed in. Clare has gone over and above the usual standards to make staying here a pleasure. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2023

  • "Firstly our host went above and beyond to ensure we had the best experience."

    She baked fresh bread and her signature muffins on our arrival which was a lovely surprise! Accommodation was so peaceful with amazing views , spotlessly clean and well equipped. As for location there were lots of things to do on our doorstep. Pebbles thoroughly enjoyed the enclosed garden We will definitely return in the future and also highly recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Nov 2023

  • "We spent a wonderful and relaxing week at Harbour View."

    The house was lovely and very well equipped and the atmosphere was quiet and peaceful. Ans the owner was charming g and very welcoming. We were lucky with the weather too! Would thoroughly recommend Harbour View.

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Nov 2023

  • "A truly lovely place."

    Ordinary from the outside but stunning on the inside. Everything you need is included, just bring clothes. Wonderful area for walks especially with dogs. View from the garden is wonderful especially if you are into bird watching. Never been to a place where the owner is so hands on. Clare was wonderful and happily baked bread and cakes for us. Nothing was too much trouble and she welcomed us personally. Practice reversing for parking. The best week we’ve ever had. Thank you Clare.

    Reviewed by SANDRA5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great week despite the weather."

    The location was great and lots to do on the doorstop. Cakes and bread were yummy.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "One of the very few holiday lets that we’ve wanted to stay in rather than go out on trips."

    Very well presented apartment with high end comfortable furniture, plenty of space, great view of the water and marsh, and a garden safe for dogs and children. We have every intention of coming back. The cream on top is the wonderful baking that Clare provides during the week - superb. This “cottage” is not one to be ignored, if the area is right and the size is right, book it, we can’t see how anyone could be disappointed!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2023

  • "It was an excellent property and a beautiful position."

    Everything there you needed. The home made baking was an extra treat we definitely didn't expect.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation in a stunning setting."

    The property is spotlessly clean and obviously very well cared for. The kitchen is very well equipped and the beds are comfortable. The dog loved the enclosed garden and the daily walks along the water’s edge. Clare, the owner, is very welcoming and an excellent baker! This has to be the best property we have stayed in and is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Harbour View."

    The location was superb. It is ideal for anyone with limited mobility, all on one level, extremely comfortable and well equipped. Our host couldn't have been kinder - we really felt looked after! It was a treat to stay here. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2023

  • "Harbour View was undoubtedly the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in!"

    ! Top quality furnishings and accessories. Beautiful view and wonderful wildlife. Our hostess Clare made us so welcome, with homemade bread and amazing cakes throughout the week. It really is a home from home! We can’t wait to return again. Thank you Clare.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a stunning location."

    Very well equipped kitchen, quality bathrooms and good quality furnishings. Added to the beautiful outlook and surroundings made this a relaxing and very comfortable stay. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2023

  • "Just returned from a fabulous week at Harbour view."

    The property is in a fantastic location on the waters edge, with a panoramic view of the constant arrival of so many differing species of flocks of birds. The one luxury i would have liked would have been a egg topper cutter for my breakfast.But then, apart from being a legendry baker, luxury and praticality is what Clare the property owner is all about, im sure it will be in place when we return.

    Thanks Michael; I didn’t know they existed! I have one ordered although I’m not sure many will know what it is! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2023

  • "Was surprised no one mentioned how bad the parking was!"

    And had to reverse into busy road! Also no welcome pack!owner nice just presented us with a loaf of bread home baked! Watched TV settee was really uncomfortable got stiff after an hour! Shame no body mentioned these points, my dog didn't settle, and we were uncomfortable so left early.

    Thanks for your feedback which is clearly very different to others! You advised me that you didn’t eat milk or dairy meaning I did not leave the usual milk and cakes at your request. I usually make more things throughout the week including catering for any special diets but since you left after one night was unable to do so. I think it was irresponsible going away with a 5 month puppy. I allow dogs but I would never take a puppy away to a holiday let property. There are 2 full welcome packs full of information on the property and the area. The settee is new and high quality. I now have a range of seating options to cater for different requirements. I really don’t think you should be driving if you aren’t able to back a car out of a driveway onto the road which isn’t even that busy. I guess the saying ‘you can’t please everyone’ is true, no matter how hard I try!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia3.4Mar 2023

  • "Highly recommend, clean, well equipped, great location and owner very welcoming."

    Garden was ideal for our dog, great views and sunsets/sunrise.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Feb 2023

  • "This accommodation is magical, everything is perfect."

    Clare the host is wonderfully welcoming, her homemade bread and the best custard muffins I have ever eaten, her attention to detail is second to none. The accommodation is spotless, with high quality everything - no wonder it’s booked up until much later in the year. We will definitely visit again, but be quick as the slots go very quickly! You would have to go a long way to beat this accommodation - the views, comfort, and so near to everything. Thank you Clare, I would give you 6 stars if I could.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2023

  • "Our stay at Harbour View was one of the best we have stayed in, spacious, well equipped, comfortable and the views were amazing."

    The location was perfect for accessing the local area. Clare was the perfect host with milk and homemade bread and muffins on arrival and bread and scones during our stay, who could ask for more. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "3rd visit, absolutely fabulous."

    .. again!!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2022

  • "Amazing place!"

    !, Beautifully kept, had everything you could possibly need, fantastic views.Homebaked bread,jam and scones, plus halfway through week a further fresh baked cake. need We would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation and location."

    Owner, Clare, very helpful and excellent cook providing bread, cakes and meringues.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was in a perfect location and was very well fitted out with everything we needed."

    The owners Clare and Wayne went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed and very kindly met us and showed us around the property They even supplied milk for the first day and cakes and bread during he week. A very enjoyable week and we have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very impressed with this property, which was much to our liking."

    Modern and well appointed accommodation in a superb location, within easy striking distance of Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, Lymington, the New Forest etc. Claire (The Owner) has gone to a lot of trouble to make sure that everything you might need has been catered for, and as an added bonus will furnish you with homebaked bread and cakes, etc should you so wish. We did. Yummy ! As a windsurfer, I found it very handy to be able to leave my gear in the private rear garden, rig up on kit friendly grass and launch directly into the harbour, just beyond the back gate. What's not to like about that ? I also found the off road parking to be very useful. As we have been so pleased with our stay, we have already made a booking for the same time next year. That speaks for itself !

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent …."

    We had a fabulous time . The property was best ever we have stayed in, spacious clean and comfortable. The garden was a joy. Well done to Clare, many thanks for our stay with Tom our German shepherd dog. The location was perfect for walks. Kin regards Elaine Peter &Tom

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was one of the best (if not the best) places we have stayed in."

    The property was equipped with everything you could wish for and the lovely enclosed garden was fantastic for the dogs. The owner, Claire, made us feel very welcome and left us lots of home made goodies. We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0May 2022

  • "The best holiday home we have ever stayed in."

    Exceptional host who shared fantastic baking with us. So very well equipped just remarkable.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7May 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at Harbour View and have booked to visit again next year."

    Reviewed by Gill3.8Apr 2022

  • "We have lost count of the number of times we have stayed here."

    Back later in the year.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2022

  • "The location was perfect and the inside of the property was decorated and furnished to a high spec."

    Beautiful views from the property with the garden backing straight on to the water. Clare allowed us to use her kayaks and the ping pong table which we all enjoyed. The games and colouring books available were a nice touch too and best of all were the baked goods that Clare provided on arrival and during the week. This was a lovely welcome treat. We are regular visitors to the area so we will definitely return to the property for sure.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Apr 2022

  • "Property was better than expected, we had a relaxing holiday Clare the owner ..."

    Property was better than expected, we had a relaxing holiday Clare the owner could not have been more helpful would recommend this property to all my friends,property i deal for dog owners, plenty of walks, and ideal location

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Mar 2022

  • "What lovely accomodation Harbour View is, everything there that you could ever need and more."

    Clare welcomed us there, and had made bread and muffins, and further baking later in the week. It was all just so beautiful, seaside themed, comfortable, and lovely to sit and watch the sea, birds etc., on the marsh at the bottom of the garden. If you want to go somewhere quiet this is the place. Would award it 10/10.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property right by the water."

    Close to amenities and attractions but also quiet if you want to get away from it all. The property had everything we needed. Our two little dogs really enjoyed the enclosed garden which was totally secure. The weather wasn't too great so we enjoyed watching the wind and rain, as well as the birds and the water, from the coziness of the property. Owner was very friendly and responsive and we were treated to some fabulous home-made bread and muffins and other goodies. We had a lovely relaxing week here and would definitely try to book this again if coming back to this area. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautifully presented and appointed property Lovely meet and greet welcome by ..."

    Beautifully presented and appointed property Lovely meet and greet welcome by the owner with tasty home baked bread and other provisions in a starter pack Couldn’t recommend this stay more highly Got some great photos of the waders and glorious sunsets Wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Feb 2022

  • "A beautiful property, with a view to sit and drink in whatever the weather!"

    Very comfortable, though the bedroom was inclined to be a little chilly, probably due to the floor to ceiling windows and the freezing weather outside. Very clean, very well equipped and Clare could not have been more helpful. Thank you for the bread, cakes and jam! We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely property and a great location."

    We had an excellent time and will definitely look to return. Particularly recommend it for those with dogs as lots of good walks nearby and a secure garden.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jan 2022

  • "The owner was contactable and an excellent host - nothing was too much trouble."

    Could not fault the overall experience and the location is first class.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2021

  • "Property in excellent location for enjoying the local coastline."

    Quiet and peaceful outlook with access to tidal estuary from back garden. Amazing hostess who volunteered home baked cookies and home made ice cream! Charming!

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Aug 2021

  • "The holiday was wonderful."

    The owner of the property was excellent. Homemade bread and cakes on arrival and she checked on us during the week. The house was spotless in a lovely location. We really enjoyed our stay. We would love to go again next year but we are disappointed to see that the cost has gone up by over £800.00. Whilst we appreciate costs go up every year, this is a huge increase for the same 2 bedroom property and we feel over £2225.00 for a 1 week stay is just too much.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "The owner Clare was absolutely brilliant and went way and beyond our expectations."

    We arrived to find homemade bread and beautiful muffins, homemade ice cream followed by merengues, scones and more muffins later in the week. Enough about the food the property was fabulous and the outlook amazing. Thanks Clare, hope to return soon. Rosemary and Robin.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful property - spectacular location."

    Host wonderful. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2021

  • "Top class accommodation in a great location."

    Enclosed garden for dogs. Very attentive owner.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2021

  • "Have been to Harbour View before it is a fabulous holiday home."

    It is so well looked after. Clare the owner is amazing we have been to lots of different self catering holiday homes over the years and I can honestly say Harbour View is one of the best. Fabulous.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2021

  • "It was a very quiet, peaceful and relaxing holiday."

    Plenty of facilities including table tennis and boules. We had many home made goodies made by our host which was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2021

  • "Very helpful owner and well prepared cottage."

    Idyllic location.

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Dec 2020

  • "Exceptionally clean and lovely holiday home, , situated in a lovely spot with easy walking distance to both Mudeford and Christchurch."

    The views over Stanpit Spit are wonderful and you can sit and watch the birds and ponies for hours.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a brilliant holiday everything we could wish for."

    Nice location & views across the estuary . Great for walks & for shopping. Clare was a lovely host she did some baking for us homemade bread damson jam chocolate macarons almonds macarons & muffins. Would go back to this place. Thanks again clare.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Everything was perfect including the weather!"

    We were greeted by Clare on our arrival with homemade bread and muffins. We have stayed in Sykes Cottages before but Harbour View was exceptional from the moment we arrived. The only difficult thing was leaving. We both felt it was a wrench to leave. We will definitely return in the future

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2020

  • "Harbour View is exceptional."

    It is brilliant for people with mobility issues like myself. The owner Clare is amazing, goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome, Clare’s baking is too die for and the fresh homemade bread also. The views are amazing so relaxing. The week went too quick. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2020

  • "Upon arrival met by Clare who was extremely welcoming."

    The accommodation was perfect everything you would need was there. I was blown away by the garden and it’s views. Clare has a bird feeder which we topped up everyday. It was very calming and relaxing watching the birds feed mainly a huge family of sparrows added to the views out to the marsh. In the distance with the binoculars we were able to get a close up of horses grazing. Would highly recommend a holiday here.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Aug 2020

  • "A perfect home in a super location, Everything we needed was supplied."

    There’s so many great places close to visit and to walk the dog and we even took the hosts kayaks out on the water to get a closer look at the wild ponies and birds, so tranquil! Overall a wonderful relaxing holiday in a idealic location with a great host, we’ll be back! 10/10!!

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great location,lovely view from the garden onto the sea."

    Clare was a great hostess and her home made bread was amazing. Great walks around for the dog. we will back again hopefully soon

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Mar 2020

  • "The cottage, garden & view were all wonderful."

    Our host Clare welcomed us at the property & had made us amazing macaroons & muffins & delivered home made bead to our door at 7.30 in the morning. Mudeford is a delight. We didn't venture out to.the local pubs or restaurants in the evening as we had evwrything we needed & didn't want to leave the cottage & the view.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Mar 2020

  • "Great location, very well equipped and a very helpful owner."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2020

  • "The efforts Clare put into making us welcome were exceptional and we thank her for the welcome goodies she baked for us on arrival and during our stay."

    The cottage has superb views across the marshes to Hengisbury Head and there is plenty of bird life to watch with the binoculars provided by the cottage. Had the weather been better we would have loved to use the table tennis table! Internally, to the highest standard and very well equipped. Only downside, the road can be noisy early mornings if you are sleeping in the front twin bedroom. Main double with sea views was great.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Feb 2020

  • "Great accommodation and great location."

    I would love to live here.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2020

  • "The hostess Clare was amazing games."


    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jan 2020

  • "Our host was extremely helpful and generous with her baked goodies."

    The accommodation was ideal for my 92year old mother who was visiting the area to celebrating her sisters 90th birthday.We used to holiday in this area years ago so many great memories for us.The location,facilities ,comfort and ground floor was ideal and our dog was welcome.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2020

  • "A very comfortable property in a wonderful location."

    Ideal for dog walkers and bird watchers. Clare the owner was very welcoming and hospitable. It was great to have home baked goodies and she was always available if there was any concerns.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Dec 2019

  • "Comfortable and quiet property with friendly owner."

    Convenient for New Forest as well as Dorset.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2019

  • "The Fish and Chip shop ten doors away was extremely good."

    There is even a social club opposite with temporary membership available, but the views and the wild life were the real show

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Nov 2019

  • "Difficult to know how to score Harbour View because the ratings do not go high enough."

    If I praise it too much it will get booked up and not be available for me. Harbour View is an amazing property for comfort, location and facilities. But most of all is the host Clare. Clare made our stay really special, we benefited from her love of baking, produce was amazing. She is very caring and we had the comfort that we could call on her at any time if needed but not intrusive. I think if Clare could have control over the weather she would have, however it was very mixed but to be expected this late in the year. Super holiday all round.

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Oct 2019

  • "Harbour View has the most fantastic view from the lounge, master bedroom and garden which overlook the estuary with so many birds and if you are lucky beautiful sunsets can been seen from the garden."

    The cottage is well equipped with everything you need and the location is handy for both visiting the coast and New Forest. Mudeford Quay is just a few minutes away which is handy for both beach and stroll on promenade busy but not commercialised. Clare our host was so friendly, helpful and spoilt us with her home bakes, bread and cakes, her macaroons were without doubt the best we have ever tasted. We would definitely stay here again and would have no hesitation to recommending to others.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Oct 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation in a fantastic location."

    Well equipped with everything you could need and more! Clare was lovely and welcoming with nothing too much trouble. We arrived to find milk, homemade bread, meringues, muffins and home grown tomatoes (with more supplies through the week) Great base to explore the surrounding area or just sit in the garden and enjoy the amazing views. We would love to return - thank you making it a great holiday!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2019

  • "We knew the area well so we knew what to expect regarding the location but the welcome we received from Clare was by far the best we have ever had when arriving at a rented holiday cottage, The homemade bread and muffins were a lovely touch, so were the homegrown tomatoes and runner beans!"

    The cottage is in a lovely position for walks and our cockapoo would have been in the water all day by choice. We had some wonderful sunsets-what a way to end the day, a glass of wine and a glorious sunset. We so enjoyed our stay we have already booked for next year. Frank, Lynda and Rupert (the cockapoo)

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7Aug 2019

  • "The kindness of the owner providing us with some food, home made bread, and vegetables from her garden, and her availability for her guests, made this stay even more pleasant !"

    We liked the excellent location of the cottage, near the waters, surrounded by birds and all sorts of peaceful animals in the distance. We would like to recommend it !

    Reviewed by J5.0Aug 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage, had everything that you need."

    Host is lovely and without being intrusive is there in case you need anything extra. Homemade bread and muffins on arrival was a nice touch. Great location as well.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2019

  • "We enjoyed everything about our holiday."

    We have used Sykes many times before for holiday lets and they have all been very good but this one is far exceeds them all. The apartment was excellent with a beautiful view of different birds, ponies and the sunsets were magnificent. Clare's hospitality gifts were outstand - homemade bread was to die for along with other surprises. Would definitely go there again if we were holidaying in the area. We would recommend this to anyone wanting a quite restful holiday - with so many lovely places to visit in the area.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Wonderful views from the back of the apartment and close to a range of other lovely locations within walking distance. A very peaceful and tranquil place, but not far from Christchurch if you wanted something a bit more lively. A great spot for families with children of all ages, and good for walks with the dog. Lovely hosts who made sure we felt welcome with fresh bread and home made muffins waiting for us on arrival. We would thoroughly recommend this apartment.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7May 2019

  • "Brilliant is the word for this property from the very welcoming owner Clare ."

    Then the amazing décor is perfect comfy a view that changes so many times perfect to relax , for bird watchers , artists paradise, also people who love to walk. Highly recommend to couples or families xx

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7May 2019

  • "Such a clean, tidy and well equipped property."

    Great location with stunning views. Had a very relaxing feel to it. The owner made us feel very welcome and was so accommodating from beginning to end. The homemade bread and muffins were a very nice touch. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2019

  • "Our stay at Harbour View was a perfect get-away."

    The house is well equipped, light and bright and the outdoor area postcard perfect. On arrival, we were greeted by the owner, who had also gone out of her way baking us fresh break and delicious rhubarb custard cupcakes. The area is stunning, fantastic walks, great local amenities and endless trails for dog waking. Coasts and marsh trails are marked with guidance on off lead walking, so our dog had an amazing time as well. We will definitely book Harbour View again. Thanks Clare for an amazing stay. Heidi Ottosen

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Apr 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, breakfast table, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs,DVD player, CD player, wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with decking garden furniture and lawn area, with charcoal BBQ available to use
  • 2 well-behaved dog's welcome, £15 per pet supplement
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: You have access to a private mooring at this property, where you can bring your kayaks, there are also 2 kayaks available for use upon request
  • Note: There is access to the waters edge from the garden, children to be supervised

The property

This is a charming waterside ground floor property located in Stanpit, a small former fishing village on the edge of Christchurch harbour Dorset. With wonderful harbour views and walks right from the back door to the waters edge, this modern property will offer a memorable holiday experience for all the family. The principal rooms take advantage of its unique location overlooking Christchurch harbour and Hengistbury Head nature reserve. The lounge opens onto a large patio overlooking the water and private garden.

A gate at the bottom of the garden leads onto Fisherman’s bank and harbour coastal path. The property has a well equipped kitchen making it easy to rustle up a tasty meal.

Alternatively you can enjoy a barbecue in the garden. There is a twin bedroom for the children with a separate shower room.

The master en-suite bedroom boasts a king size double bed and fabulous views across the garden and water. There is even a table tennis table which can be used on the lawn and a shed to store your bikes should you wish to tour the area. You have an array of amenities to choose from in this attractive waterside town, with many shops, places to eat and drink and the ruins of its large Norman castle, which once dominated this Dorset town.

Head down to the quayside and watch the boats or go crabbing.

Alternatively take your bucket and spade to one of the golden beaches for some fun with the kids.

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic setting, venture over to the New Forest National Park and fall in love with its open moors and ancient woodland. Harbour View Mudeford is simply an opportunity not to be missed.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Bournemouth 6 miles.

The attractive Dorset waterside town of Christchurch is situated on the estuaries of the Rivers Stour and Avon, where they come together to form a magnificent natural harbour. Christchurch is a real gem of a town, offering visitors a wonderful and diverse holiday experience. The town centre boasts an array of charming shops and quality restaurants, whilst the 11th century castle ruins and the glorious Medieval priory, the longest parish church in the country, are well worth visiting. No trip to Christchurch would be complete unless you have strolled down to the pretty quayside, where you can enjoy refreshments whilst watching the ever changing boating scene, or you may wish to take one of the regular boat trips along the peaceful River Stour. Take your buckets and spades to one of the gorgeous sandy beaches nearby, and enjoy a ferry trip across the mouth of the harbour from Mudeford Quay to the sandbank with its colourful array of little beach huts. Should you tire of all the local attractions you’ll find plenty to do in the nearby family-friendly resort of Bournemouth, or venture into the New Forest National Park, both just a short drive away. Alternatively head to the local beach at Southborne which has a promenade that takes you through to Boscombe and on to Bournemouth. The lovely waterside town of Christchurch offers visitors a delightful and interesting year round holiday destination.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas