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  • VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering
  • VisitEngland Cyclists Welcome
  • VisitEngland Walkers Welcome
  • Part-time wheelchair users
  • Visually impaired in need of key services and facilities
  • Hearing impaired in need of key services and facilities
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-catering with 1 unit £1600 pupw sleeps 8




Front garden with drive, turning circle and ramp


Woodland hideaway - sleeps 8 plus baby - golf - walks.

4 Bedrooms: g/floor - 1 twin (en-suite), 1 king size double. Paddle stairs to F/floor - 1 twin, 1 double.
Lounge: Stunning views, TV, video, DVD, Freeview, open fire (coal/wood)
Dining Room: Seats 9
Kitchen: Washer/Drier, fridge, freezer, microwave/oven, dishwasher, oven and hob
4 Bathrooms: G/floor en-suite shower room with power shower - family bathroom with shower bath and power shower over - wet room with electric shower - 1st floor -shower room with WC and basin
Conservatory: Garden, lawn and terrace with BBQ, summerhouse
Car Parking: 4 off road parking spaces
Central Heating: Hot air with cool air available
Linen and towels included
Friday changeover

A nature lover's secret hideaway, Birchcroft nestles at the end of a winding lane, surrounded by rhododendron bushes in over an acre of land and enjoys walks into the local woodland. This beautiful chalet bungalow offers accessible accommodation with ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms and is large enough for 2 families. All the 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 5 miles from Bournemouth beaches and all the town's facilities, has an ample supply of excellent pubs and restaurants in walking distance, as well as 3 nearby golf courses (one opposite the entrance to the lane), and shops nearby. It is in easy distance of Adventure Wonderland, Haskins Garden Centre, Hobbycraft, Canford Arena and Wimborne Minster. Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island (NT), Corfe Castle (NT), Kingston Lacy (NT) and the vast expanse of the New Forest National Park, are only a short drive away.

The Sailing events of the 2012 Olympics were held at Portland, in Weymouth Bay, just 1 hour's drive away. The Dorset area is well known for its World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach and the Swannery at Abbotsbury, as well as Monkey World and the Tank Museum at Bovington - all within an easy drive.

Golf: The area is a golfer's paradise with over 16 courses, including some very well known ones -
Parkstone (
Ferndown (
Broadstone (
Queen's Park (
Burley (
Isle of Purbeck with its fantastic views of Brownsea, Poole Harbour and Bournemouth Bay (
As well as many public courses and driving ranges, also
Dudsbury Golf Club, at the end of the lane opposite Birchcroft (

Let BIRCHCROFT be your ideal base for a self-catering GOLF holiday in the South of England.

Watching Nature:
Birchcroft has a small conservatory with 4 seats from which to watch the wildlife, especially birds on the 5 bird feeders. The large raised terrace off of the lounge gives magnificent views over the valley with Dorset Lakes off in the distance and some fantastic sunsets. The rear garden sweeps down to a wild flower meadow and leads to walks in the local woodlands. The front garden has a summerhouse, tranquil wooden bench as well as level lawned areas.

Accessible Accommodation:
Though the ground floor of Birchcroft is ideal for the less able with a ramp to the front door, 2 ground floor bedrooms (1 king and 1 twin en-suite) and 3 bathrooms (including a wet room), the first floor is accessed by a paddle staircase and is not suitable for the less able visitors.

Other Facilities:
Highchair, cot and stair gate are available on request. Secure storage for 8 bicycles is available. Beach hut hire at Southbourne Beach is available for a small fee, please ask in advance.

Free Welcome Pack on arrival and Starter Pack for the open fire. Extra set of keys is available on request.

Short Breaks:
Midweek and Weekend breaks available, please email Linen and towels are included in these breaks.

Visit BIRCHCROFT for peace, tranquillity, nature, beautiful walks, stunning golf courses and sun, sand and fun.

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenDogs/pets NOT acceptedDisabled facilitiesCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesFreezerMicrowave cookerDishwasherLinen providedFishingPony trekking/horse-ridingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Children's outdoor play areaCycles for hireCleaning serviceVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedWiFi or internet accessLeisure club (onsite or nearby)DVD playerCD playerSingle sex groups welcomedChildren's indoor play areaHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal firesBarbecueDrying facilitiesWashing machine

Facilities for children: Playhouse in garden with toy kitchen, table chairs, etc Children welcome from any age.


BH22 8TB



Plan route to Birchcroft using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NE 073838  Lat: 50.78601 Long: -1.90077

By Road:
From Ringwood take A31, then A348 towards Ferndown. Continue on A348 towards Longham, passing the Angel pub on your left. At double mini roundabout, turn left on B3073 towards Airport. Proceed up hill passing Dudsbury Golf Club on right. Immediately look for sign on left after 2nd house - "Birchcroft 85" - turn left into lane. Drive up lane passing 83 on your left.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • FishingFishing
  • Pony trekking/horse-ridingPony trekking/horse-riding
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Children's outdoor play areaChildren's outdoor play area
  • Cycles for hireCycles for hire
  • Cleaning serviceCleaning service
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • Children's indoor play areaChildren's indoor play area
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • Washing machineWashing machine

Facilities for children: Playhouse in garden with toy kitchen, table chairs, etc Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Parking for Single unit properties:
    • YesParking space provided
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas ramp


  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesToilet and bathroom
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
    • YesKitchen
    • YesDining room
    • YesToilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesOutdoor facilities
  • garden, terrace and summer house

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
    • YesWet room
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
  • YesBath with support handrails available
  • YesW.C. fitted with handrails available
  • YesTaps in bathroom with lever handles available
  • YesBathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair user


  • YesSteps to the main entrance:
    • 1
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSink taps have lever handles
  • YesSeating available in kitchen


  • YesCall system with vibrating pads
  • YesCall system with flashing lights
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


There are both steps and a ramp to the front door. Access to the terrace from the lounge is 1 step or for wheelchair use you can go via front door, ramp and side pathway which is all level.