"Thank you again. We had such a lovely break. We will be back!" by Briony M from London

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"We all had a great weekend thank you, and the weather was particularly warm which helped. Everyone had a great time and really loved the house, thank you." by John T from Kent

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"All of my family thought that The Bend was an excellent house for a holiday and beautifully presented. We really enjoyed ourselves." by Matt B from Hants

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"A wonderful house that made for a well placed base to explore the New Forest. Thank you for sharing your house." by Sandra S from London

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"Wonderful accommodation for our mixed age group (3 - 95). We've had a lovely time together over Christmas - a rare treat to fit everyone under one roof. Thanks. The Bend has been beautifully modernised and equipped - congratulations!" by AP from Dorset

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"We had a wonderful time thank you. The house is splendid and there was lots provided in the welcome pack." by Anonymous

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"We had an excellent week at The Bend. It is a wonderful place to stay - great facilities, clean, spacious and very relaxing. The internet connection was an added bonus - much faster than we have here in Devon! An excellent property and one we wouldn't fail to recommend!" by Rosemary P from Devon

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"Thank you for a wonderful stay in your lovely house during the weekend 23/24 January. All of the girls loved the house and we could have stayed there a lot longer!" by Lisa D from London

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"A fantastic home for a family reunion, brilliant for the children to roam and play, wonderful for the adults to relax. Thank you!" by The Webbs from New Zealand

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"We were extremely pleased with the house and garden and hope to organise another visit - maybe next year. The garden and all the toys provided were appreciated by all." by Roselle B from Berkshire

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The Local Area

A beautiful historic market town on the shores of Christchurch Harbour on the spectacular Dorset coast. Includes Highcliffe-on Sea and Mudeford, an attractive fishing village.

Christchurch is a beautiful Saxon market town, situated on the spectacular Dorset coast, close to lively Bournemouth and the tranquillity of the New Forest.

Its Saxon charm and fascinating heritage, combined with beautiful floral displays make it an ideal location for a short break, day trip or as a base to discover the hidden treasures of rural Dorset and the New Forest.

Nestling in the shadow of the magnificent 900 year old Priory Church, the older part of the town is steeped in history and full of old world charm with beautiful river walks, traditional and exclusive shops and a good range of restaurants, cafes and public houses.

In contrast, the bustling high street area, Saxon Square shopping centre and Bargates provide a variety of interesting shops as well as several of the larger chains of retail stores. Christchurch is also renowned for its spectacular natural harbour, ideal for most water sports, and its six beautiful, unspoilt sandy beaches which span Christchurch bay.

The borough has five nature reserves and also information centres at Stanpit Marsh and Steamer Point with full information on the natural wildlife that can be found there and details of interesting conservation projects.