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Birchcroft - hideaway

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4.9/5 from 7 Reviews

100% Would Recommend


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  • Parking
  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs
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Birchcroft - hideaway

(7 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Cottages 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Facilities 4.6
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 5.0
  • Breakfast 0.0

Review Overall Rating

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Birchcroft - hideaway Information


Nature lover’s secret hideaway with HOT TUB to hire, Birchcroft cottage nestles at the end of a winding lane, surrounded by rhododendrons in over an acre of land and enjoys walks into the local woodland. This chalet bungalow, sleeps 8 [maximum occupancy under Covid rules is 6 incl. children] It offers accessible accommodation with ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms and is large enough for two families. There is a new ramp to the front door and turning circle for cars. All rooms are of a good size with a particularly large lounge. Step onto the ample terrace and enjoy breathtaking views of the local landscape, with Longham lakes in the distance. Wildlife including deer, foxes, rabbits, and many species of birds are often seen in the garden. For the children, there is a large rear garden laid to lawn but the boundaries are unsecured and lead directly into 19 acres of woodland. Though secluded, Birchcroft is only 6 miles from Bournemouth beaches and all the town’s facilities, has an ample supply of excellent pubs and restaurants in walking distance, [you can walk to The Angel Pub through the woods at the bottom of the garden, but remember a torch for the return journey!] as well as many well-known golf courses [Parkstone, Ferndown, Isle of Purbeck]. For the children, there is a playhouse with a toy kitchen, table and chairs. Birchcroft, as well as being 4 star rated by Visit England, has been awarded Mobility 1 & 2, Hearing 1 and Visual 1 – for part-time wheelchair users as well as people with hearing and visual difficulties. We have a wet room with wheeled shower stool, 4' hospital style bed, electric single bed, electric stand-up chair and a loop system. We have flashing smoke alarms and a personal alarm. The paddle staircase to the first floor is not suitable for those with disabilities, but we have 2 downstairs bedrooms, one with an extra wide door to accommodate a wheelchair. For Walkers and Cyclists - many facilities - Ordnance Survey maps, bike storage

I'm Mum to 4 children with 2 grandsons. I run a self -catering and student let business in Dorset and enjoy life. My husband Richard and I are re-building a barn conversion in Cornwall so I drive around the country a lot. I am a member of Redruth Rotary and Bournemouth Tangent. My life is very hectic but I enjoy being constantly on the go and computers. Birchcroft was my family home and was designed and built by my father, a water engineer. After my parents passed away, as a family we decided to let other people enjoy it as much as we do and hence it became a holiday home. My assistant Mary Pidgley has worked for me for many years and she now organises the cleaners, etc that keep Birchcroft running smoothly while I organise bookings and future projects. Her husband Mike is the gardener. If the TVs don't work we call son James and if something else needs fixing we call son Simon. They are identical twins so you might get them mixed up! Birchcroft can give you an unique holiday experience from walks in the grounds, beautiful sunsets and a wonderful playground for the children

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Masks for guests
  • No shared stationery
  • First aid kit
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Sanitised tableware


  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Bike lock-up
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • WiFi internet
  • Garden
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Fire alarms with lights
  • Specially appointed rooms
  • Housekeeping - weekly
  • Express check in
  • Safe deposit box
  • Hypoallergenic rooms/units
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • Sun terrace
  • Well lit path(s) to entrance


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Recreational vehicle parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs
  • Children's play area

Business Facilities

  • Printing

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Horse riding
  • Jet-ski
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Snorkelling
  • Squash court
  • Surfing
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Water-skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Family fun
  • Pub crawl
  • Retreat
  • Ski school


  • Check in
    15:30 23:30
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
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M2 rated for accessibility - we can supply a copy of our Access Guide on request. We have a ramp to the front door, one disabilities bedroom with 4 foot wide hospital style profile bed and single electric bed to help you get up. We have a ground floor wet-room, folding wheelchair to use, toilet seat risers, perching stool, commode, folding walker, bed grab rail, grab rails in bathrooms, armed dining room chair and 2 electric armchair in the lounge that help you to stand up. H1 rated for hearing - we have a loop system and TV loop system in lounge V1 rated for visual - we have visual paint differences on doorways and flashing smoke alarms. We also have a vibrating pillow that can be requested. We have flashing smoke alarms in bedrooms. We can hire a hoist on request for the bedroom or for the hot tub area.


A car is recommended when staying at the property
  • Road from Southampton (30.0 miles)
    From M27 – [from London and The North]
    At exit 1 [Cadnam] take the A31 towards Ringwood. Take the A31 towards Wimborne and then A348 towards Ferndown. Go through Ferndown centre towards Longham on A348. At the junction with the B3073 turn left towards the airport on the B3073. You are now on Christchurch Rd and Birchcroft is Number 85.

    Just past the entrance to Dudsbury Golf Course [which is on your right], on your left you will see a sign “85 Birchcroft”. Proceed up the lane passing No 83 on your left. There is a large turning circle at the top.

  • Road from Exeter (80.0 miles)
    Along A31 passing Wimborne [from Exeter and the West]
    Stay on the A31 that by-passes Wimborne. Heading along the by-pass you will go over the River Stour. At the next junction [a large roundabout] take the 1st exit and then proceed around the roundabout, through several sets of traffic lights and take the 5th exit with signs to Longham and Hampreston. At two mini roundabouts take the 1st exit then the 2nd exit following signs to Dudsbury and the Airport. This is Christchurch Rd and Birchcroft is Number 85.

    Just past the entrance to Dudsbury Golf Course [which is on your right], on your left you will see a sign “85 Birchcroft”. Proceed up the lane passing No 83 on your left. There is a large turning circle at the top.

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