Iridium is a spectacular curved contemporary 4 storey house
on the edge of Christchurch Harbour, near Bournemouth on the
South Coast and on the edge of the new Forest. The contemporary
large cottage is located within the grounds of the Christchurch
Harbour hotel, and benefits from the hotel's facilites on
site which include a wonderful spa and indoor pool complex.
The harbour is ideal for dinghy sailing, windsurfing and kayaking,
we have a jetty and small slipway for sailing dinghies, kayaks,
rowing boats and windurfers.
Mudeford Quay is located on the mainland side at the narrow
mouth to the harbour, with the famous beach huts on Hengistbury
Head just across the narrow run of water. This immediately
opens out to a wide, shallow harbour, where Iridium and the
Christchuch Harbour Hotel lie on the bank. The harbour has
a clearly marked deep channel and from here you can go upstream
into Christchurch, a most interesting and pleasant town, where
the river becomes three and you can continue to explore upstream
in a dinghy or kayak, or hire a small motorboat fron Christchurch
Mudeford has village shops, cafés and pubs, and just a few
minutes walk from Iridium brings you to Avon beach, a wonderful
sandy beach with facilities including a beach café. Mudeford
adjoins Christchurch which has a large priory church and grounds
with numerous footpaths meandering between river and town
through historic parts which can make a very interesting afternoon's
walk. There are ancient ruins which you can visit on one riverside,
and within a few minutes be in the town, then through to the
main quay on the other side where the quayside park with a
bandstand and excellent childrens playground and new free
waterpark, public slipway for motorboats and foot ferry offering
river cuises, really has something for everyone.
Christchurch in turn adjoins Bournemouth, which was built
as a 'new' resort town in Victorian times and has ome of the
best sandy beaches on the South Coast, as well as the shops
and nightlife the famous seaside town has to offer.
There are excellent spa and pool facilities on site, which
can be booked in advance directly with the Christchurch Harbour
Hotel spa. There are two restaurants, The Jetty, formerley
Rhodes South, and the Upper Deck in the hotel. Booking is
advised before your stay to dine at either restaurant.
Alternatively book our chefs and waiters to provide a full
restaurant experience in the cottage's own large kitchen/dining
space or al fresco on the large deck with views over the harbour.
The four storey house was designed to make the most of the
views from its harbourside location and has large decked balconies
on all four levels, with views across the hotel lawn, and
over the harbour to Hengistbury Head beyond. The lounge is
on the top floor, with the kitchen/dining space directly below,
so the living spaces have the best views.
The largest bedroom has wide folding sliding doors to it's
decked balcony which is on the first floor at the back of
the house, with views over the hotel lawn to the harbour.
The other bedrooms are at the front of the house and have
juliet balconies looking into the front gardens of the crescent.
A ground floor room affords access to a large ground level
deck giving you plenty of private outdoor space.
In addition to the delightful catering available on request
, breakfasts and buffets tare available by ordering before
your stay, we are happy for our chefs or caterers to chat
diretctly with you to ensure they meet and exceed your requirements
and expectations. Or self cater in the wonderful kitchen with
Corian worksurfaces and Gaggenau appliances. There's dining
for all guests together in the kitchen/dining space with full
width sliding/folding doors to the balcony.
All bedrooms are en-suite double/family rooms, with Villeroy
and Boch suites, all with a shower and the largest with a
bath and shower. All have balcony, juliet balcony or full
Patio furniture is supplied so you can appreciate the outdoors
and the harbour views.
Local shops opposite, many more in Christchurch - just a short
drive, walk, or boat ride away!
Bournemouth and Poole nearby, and also easily accessible by
boat. and a mooring available on request. You can book our
luxury motorboat to take you to the Isle of Wight, Poole,
Portsmouth or simply a solent cruise, directly from the hotel
Please browse the gallery for photographs of Iridium,
and the gallery of the nearby area. Details of our other large
New Forest Cottages, and further information on the New Forest
are all accessible from the links on the right hand side of