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The Shed - 'The Shed' at Mudeford

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
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The Property: The Shed is named somewhat tongue in cheek by the owners' family as it is about as far from a shed as you can get. Whether sitting out on the decking with its clear view glass balustrade or in the comfort of the lounge you have stunning views across Avon Beach and the Solent to the Isle of Wight and The Needles; there is always something to watch at any time of year. When you talk about a property one of the most important factors is location. New for 2015, the chalet has it all from its prime sea front position to its proximity to such places as the beautiful New Forest, Bournemouth, Lymington and Christchurch. There is so much to do right on your doorstep or within a very short drive. The Shed is fully equipped to a high standard with all you need to make your stay one of c...The Property: The Shed is named somewhat tongue in cheek by the owners' family as it is about as far from a shed as you can get. Whether sitting out on the decking with its clear view glass balustrade or in the comfort of the lounge you have stunning views across Avon Beach and the Solent to the Isle of Wight and The Needles; there is always something to watch at any time of year. When you talk about a property one of the most important factors is location. New for 2015, the chalet has it all from its prime sea front position to its proximity to such places as the beautiful New Forest, Bournemouth, Lymington and Christchurch. There is so much to do right on your doorstep or within a very short drive. The Shed is fully equipped to a high standard with all you need to make your stay one of comfort and luxury. There is a dishwasher 'so no arguments over the washing up!', separate fridge and freezer, microwave and extra touches like a built in coffee maker, Bose Sounddock and TVs in both bedrooms. You have private parking adjacent to the chalet so you do not have to haul your luggage and shopping far. The Shed is based within the boutique Sandhills Holiday Park. With its historic main house and leafy grounds the whole ambiance is one of relaxing in the country but with the sights and sounds of the sea. The park facilities are available to all guests and include an adventure playground, family bar with Sky TV, heated outdoor pool, small gymnasium, pool table, launderette and mini mart store. Additionally there is free WiFi in the lounge and bar areas. About the Local area: Christchurch was a renowned smuggling town and 'The Shed' is just a short walk from the historic Mudeford Quay where in 1784 smugglers skirmished with Customs and Excise officers. So kids bring those cutlasses, eye patches and skull and crossbones, oh and a parrot if you have one! It is still a working quay today with fishing boats venturing out most days so why not say hello to Pete on boat Deja Vu (SU21) and see how his day has been, or wave to him from your decking as he heads back from another successful day out. If you fancy testing your skills out and bringing the catch home yourself pleasure fishing trips are available directly from the quay, or we can help you organise in advance. There are many pleasure trips to be had or if you fancy a thrill then why not hang on to your seats on the Bay Blast rib ride. The Quay is also famous for its crabbing from the quayside (crabbers quay!) and has a children's play park, fish stall, cafe, The Haven House Inn and a large green area which is perfect for picnics, ball games and kite flying. You can catch the ferry to Hengistbury Head directly from the Quay and visit its fantastic beaches and beach huts. Christchurch harbour is a great place for watersports from windsurfing to sailing and the Highcliffe sailing club is based on the Quay. There is also an active RNLI lifeboat station which practices launching weekly so you are almost bound to see their rather unusual lifeboat launch and recovery system in action! If walking or bird watching is your thing then you can do both without even getting in the car. Within an easy stroll you will find a nature reserve on the cliff top adjacent to Highcliffe Castle. If you fancy a little longer out then why not try the circular walk through Stanpit Marshes and on to Christchurch for a spot of lunch. Then take the Tuckton ferry from outside the Captains Club to cross the river, or walk over Tuckton bridge a little further on if the ferry is not running, and head across more picturesque marshes to the back of Hengistbury Head. From there you can skirt the inside shoreline, head up and over the top or use the beach as your route back to the beach huts and ferry home at the tip of the Head. Who knows, the Haven House Inn may tempt you with a thirst quencher before heading back to the luxuries of the chalet. Down at Avon beach, there is a café/restaurant, the Noisy Lobster, and kiosks serving fish and chips, coffee and ice cream. There is a shop selling anything from local/national papers to clothes and holiday souvenirs and even a bakery on site. If you head out in the car then the walks available to you are endless with The New Forest on your doorstep and The Purbecks within easy reach. Easily missed and of particular note is the area around Keyhaven and Lymington and, in particular, the sea wall walk past the now disused salt works and the spit and Hurst Castle, which in itself is worth entry but make sure you have a few hours to spare. Historically sailing and fishing are all part of the local heritage with such famous local sailing clubs as Christchurch and Lymington to hand. More recently wind and kite surfing have become extremely popular along with kayaking and paddle boarding. Don't worry if you have never tried any of these or do not have any equipment as Shore Sports base themselves in the harbour and are more than happy to help out. About the areMore
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Ian and Jane Chandler (Property Manager Mud Huts)
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful location, amplified by the amazing weather at the end of August. The booking process and communication with Ian and Jane was excellent. As a family, we couldn't recommend them and this location highly enough. The lodge has all the modern conveniences that...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank timsmith999
Voyage771233, VR Owner at The Shed - 'The Shed' at Mudeford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Tim Thank you very much for taking the time to review 'The Shed', it is very much appreciated by the owners and all the Mud Huts team. We are so pleased that you found everything to your liking, and that you had great weather...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent accommodation, very clean, well maintained and well appointed. Easy and secure booking and great communication with Ian and Jane. The park overall is lovely, always making improvements. Outdoor swimming pool is very clean and warm. Feels very safe for children. Location is stunning. Sea...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Voyage771233, VR Owner at The Shed - 'The Shed' at Mudeford, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a great review of 'The Shed', it is most appreciated by both the owner and all the Mud Huts team. We are so pleased you had such a great stay and enjoyed not only...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

Our second visit to The Shed was thoroughly enjoyable (as was our first, last July). The accommodation was great but if I'm super critical the carpet was stained in places and the sofas had lost their comfort. The clubhouse seemed a little under staffed and...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Voyage771233, VR Owner at The Shed - 'The Shed' at Mudeford, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Hi Susie Thank you very much for the review. In response to your comments the carpet did suffer recently but unfortunately we have not been able to get a professional clean carried out due to timings with incoming guests and wet carpets etc., it will...More

Reviewed June 10, 2019

The Shed is in an ideal location on the Sandhills Holiday Park. The views are outstanding and you are only a short walk to Avon Beach and the Harbour. You can do as much or as little as you want, but you are sure to...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Andrew E
Voyage771233, VR Owner at The Shed - 'The Shed' at Mudeford, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

Hi Andrew, Thank you very much for reviewing 'The Shed', it is very much appreciated by both the owner and all the Mud Huts team. We are so pleased that you had a great stay and managed to enjoy what the area has to offer,...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: May 2019
Voyage771233, VR Owner at The Shed - 'The Shed' at Mudeford, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Children's Pool
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Deck
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