"We had a wonderful time at The Bend and the weather was perfect for getting out and about, cycling & walking. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and family and would certainly look to be returning in the not too distant future." by Sandie J from London

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"We had a fantastic time at The Bend over Christmas. The accommodation was perfect for our mixed age group and everyone was very impressed with the decor and high spec of all equipment, etc. Thank you very much!" by Anne P from Dorset

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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 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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"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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"Thank you for all the arrangements for the above booking - we had a lovely time at The Bend and thought it was a really nice property." by Karen A from Kent

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"Many thanks for the fantastic weekend. The house was perfect." by Tim G 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 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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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.