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"Hi, thank you we had a lovely time and the cottage was fantastic, we are already discussing a return with the in-laws and have told all our friends and work colleagues about your website and how helpful you've been through out the whole process"

"I would grade the service/accommodation as 10/10 on all accounts we could not fault it from start to finish and we all had a brilliant holiday . We will be looking to return soon."

"Great location close to the beach and ferry to the island. Great for restaurants and with local shops nearby. Good for extended families as loads of space to chill."

"I would definitely stay at Iridium again"

"Stay was wonderful. Although we were already familiar with the area this was a first trip with our new grandchild and the cottage made the stay very comfortable."

"Just to let you know we had a wonderful time at Iridium. It was ideally situated and the 4 en-suites made it very easy "

"We really enjoyed the stay and would definitely consider booking again for next year"

"I would definitely stay at Iridium again"

"we had a great stay"

"We had a lovely time and the house was as good as we remembered it being"

“Great location close to the beach and ferry to the island. Great for restaurants and with local shops nearby. Good for extended families as loads of space to chill."

"I just wanted to say that we very much enjoyed our stay at Iridium, such a lovely house - so thank you for all your help.. Would definitely like to return again soon."

"booking process was very straightforward"

"We really enjoyed the stay and would definitely consider booking again for next year"

"Still 2 days to go and so many things to do :)"

“Thanks for a lovely stay at Iridium. We enjoyed the house and the surrounding areas very much“

“Location great”

"We had a great time and the house was lovely (plus weather unexpectedly fantastic)"

"Thanks for that, we had a great stay"

"Thank you, we all had a very lovely time"

"Once again many thanks and hope we can get back down to one of your other rentals sooner rather than later"

"Your house is really nice and we are enjoying our stay very much"

"We had a great time"

"We had a good week at Xmas - and the weather was kind to us"

"Thank you, we had a lovely time!"

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Iridium | Mudeford, Christchurch | Sleeps 8

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 Quay.

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 deck.

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 jetty.

 

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 this page.

 

 

 

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