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

Christchurch’s predominantly sandy beaches extend for four miles across Christchurch Bay; from in the east, to Highcliffe Castle, and Friar’s Cliff beaches through to Avon Beach in the west. Mudeford Sandbank is a unique sandspit which adjoins Hengistbury and forms a natural barrier between the harbour and the open sea.

The sea is within a three mile drive from The Bend and you have access to fantastic beaches and water sports. The beaches we recommend are at Mudeford sandspit a short ferry ride from Mudeford Quay.

Mudeford is a charming fishing village lying at the entrance to Christchurch Harbour, a mecca for water-sports enthusiasts and fishermen.

The picturesque quay with its lobster pots, old fishermen’s’ cottages and Haven House Inn has been traditionally linked with smuggling over the centuries.

Nowadays it is not only the centre of the local fishing industry, where fresh can be bought from the fish stall, but also a beautiful spot to sit and watch the world go by. Here you can catch the ferry to Mudeford Sandbank, a unique spot of land, which adjoins Hengistbury Head, forming a natural barrier between the harbour and the open sea. It is an ideal spot for a relaxing walk and is easily reached by ferry.

There are fantastic coastal walks stretching from Keyhaven all the way to Bournmouth.

This is a fantastic area for water sports there are plenty of places to do water sports including windsurfing, kite surfing, dinghy