Birchcroft, 85 Christchurch Road, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 8TB

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Birchcroft-hideaway [sleeps 8 plus 2 babies in 4 bedrooms with hot tub] nestles in over an acre of woodlands at the end of a winding lane but it is only 6 miles from Bournemouth’s golden sandy beaches. Bournemouth has great entertainment with cinemas, nightclubs and good shopping. Picturesque Christchurch with its beautiful harbour, the New Forest, National Trust properties of Brownsea Island, Kingston Lacey, Corfe Castle and the Jurassic Coast, are all in easy distance with Adventure Wonderland, Hobby Craft and Wimborne Minster close by. The area is a golfers paradise with over 16 courses and features some very well known courses – Parkstone, Ferndown, Broadstone, Queen’s Park and Isle of Purbeck with its fantastic views of Brownsea, Poole Harbour and Bournemouth Bay.

The property is surrounded by beautiful rhododendron woods and sweeping lawns. From the lounge terrace you look down the Stour valley with Dorset lakes in the distance, where you can see spectacular sunsets while sipping a glass of wine. If you walk through the gardens of over 1 acre you can go through the garden gate and stroll through the woods to the nearby Angel Pub for a quiet pint while the children are entertained in the pub’s lovely playground.  Just remember a torch for the return journey!

There are several acres of public woods on the northern boundary where neighbours exercise their dogs and you can enjoy a gentle stroll on gravel paths through the dappled light or a jog if you are more energetic! All the paths are circular but a phone might be useful in case you lose your bearings. Sorry we do not accept pets of any kind.

In the front garden is a children’s’ playhouse complete with toy kitchen, table and chairs, dartboard and football table. The hot tub sits on the terrace with lovely views over the back gardens. To use it you need to hire it for £1 per booking and sign our hot tub agreement before arrival.

The property is M2, V1 and H1 rated by Visit England. It has a well-equipped wet room on the ground floor. Bedroom 2 has a hospital style bed [4’] and a single electric bed for the less able. We can provide wheelchair, commode, folding walker, toilet risers, etc if requested. A hoist can be hired in advance and fits well into room 2. Access to the front door is via a wheelchair friendly slope or two steps. All rooms on the ground floor are wheelchair accessible except for bathroom and en suite.  We have a well equipped wet room with wheeled shower stool, low mirrors and sink, and large drying rack. The lounge has an open fire and two riser/recliner chairs to assist with standing or a comfy place to put your feet up and enjoy the stunning view. Each bedroom has a small television and comfy beds.

The dining room seats 9 in comfort and looks out on the stunning views down the Stour valley and beautiful sunsets.  We have a music centre for your use, binoculars to watch the wonderful wildlife which can include deer, nuthatches, green woodpeckers, blue tit, robins, wrens, magpies, buzzards as well as squirrels, rabbits and foxes. We provide you with a small amount of food for the animals but you are welcome to add your own into our containers. Please also keep the water bowls filled in hot weather. Having breakfast on the terrace early in the morning or at dusk is the best time to see the animals.  The bbq has wheels so can be used on the terrace or in the front garden.

Birchcroft is located near to several good routes to take you travelling in the Dorset area enabling you to reach the sandy coastline, Poole harbour, Swanage’s vintage Steam trains, the Jurassic coastline with its fossils [the Etches collection at Kimmerridge], the rolling hills of Dorset’s Thomas Hardy country, Bovington Tank museum, Monkey World [of TV fame] and Yelverton Fleet Air Arm museum with Concord 1 on display. To the north east you have the vast New Forest full of ponies and cattle with Pepper Pig World and Portsmouth’s Naval Dockyard with HMS Victory only an hour’s drive away.

BIRCHCROFT for peace, tranquillity, beautiful walks, golf courses and sun & sand.

Where the country meets the sea and history abounds. ©

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Whole Housefrom £280.00 to £830.00 per unit per night

*Our minimum price per night for the whole house is £280 in low season and maximum price per night for the whole house is £830 in high season.
Minimum 3 night booking. Change overs - Mondays and Fridays preferred.



  • Accessible Bedrooms
  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Adapted beds available
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - with exception of upstairs room
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Hoists available
  • Mobility Aids Available
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Suitable for mobility-impaired
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available

Establishment Features

  • Hot Tub/Spa Bath

Leisure Facilities

  • Outdoor Hot Tub - Flat access from the front door. We can hire a hoist for the hot tub if required.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M27

At exit 1 [Cadnam] take the A31 towards Ringwood. From Ringwood take the A31 towards Wimborne and then A348 towards Ferndown. Proceed through Ferndown centre [traffic lights and fire station on left] towards Longham remaining 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.

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. Stay on this road until you reach two mini roundabouts (with Haskins Garden Centre on your right). Take the 1st exit then the 2nd exit following signs to Dudsbury and the Airport. 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.

Please park in front of the house and do not block the turning circle. Occasionally the landlord or her family may use the garages but they take great care to avoid working during unsocial hours.


  • National Accessible SchemeNAS Mobility Impairment - Older and less mobile guests NAS Mobility Impairment - Older and less mobile guests 2019
  • National Accessible SchemeNAS Mobility Impairment - Part-time wheelchair users NAS Mobility Impairment - Part-time wheelchair users 2019
  • National Accessible SchemeNAS Visual Impairment - Visually impaired guests NAS Visual Impairment - Visually impaired guests 2019
  • National Accessible SchemeNAS Hearing Impairment - Guests with hearing loss NAS Hearing Impairment - Guests with hearing loss 2019

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)