Christchurch is an historic market town located beside the sheltered waters of Christchurch Harbour with the New Forest to the east and Bournemouth’s lively seaside resort to the west. This charming and picturesque town has been shaped over the centuries by its position at the confluence of the Rivers Avon and Stour. Features include waterside walks and parks, among them the Quomps, a grassland area frequently used as a venue for events, a Saxon watermill, 11th century Priory and 12th century castle ruins. There is a thriving high street of quality independents, plus an excellent selection of bistros, cafes, pubs and restaurants, among them Captain’s Club Hotel and The King’s Arms. Christchurch is also home to the immensely popular Christchurch Food Festival. The town attracts retirees, families and the active. Christchurch Harbour is ideal for paddleboarders, sailors and windsurfers, while families are drawn by the excellent schooling, including Twynham secondary school and sixth form college judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Property ranges from character family homes and modern chalets to quayside developments. Communications are good: train services from Christchurch’s mainline station take around two hours into London while the A35 provides access to road networks.
Living in Christchurch
Christchurch is a delight; a harbourside town of character and charm located where the Avon and Stour rivers flow into Christchurch Harbour.
Positioned between Bournemouth and the New Forest, Christchurch is a lively town with mainline station and a good variety of independents and national brands (from Boots to Waitrose). It has become something of a foodie destination: chock-a-block with cafes, pubs, and restaurants, such as The Jetty on Mudeford Quay. It is also the venue for a popular food and wine festival that attracts some high profile chefs.
Other attractions include the priory, castle ruins, nature reserves, nearby beaches and Mudeford Quay with ferry service to Mudeford Spit (with iconic beach huts) and Hengistbury Head. A wide range of activities are available such as cricket, golf and watersports. Another boon for families are the schools – rated at least ‘good’ by Ofsted, while Christchurch Infant School, Mudeford Infant and Junior Schools and Twynham comprehensive are all graded ‘outstanding’.
An attractive range of property includes architect-designed new builds, fine Georgian houses and modern townhouses, some in waterside locations and with views across Christchurch Harbour.
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This contemporary four-bedroom detached bungalow sits conveniently on the outskirts of Christchurch town center, boasting a delightful open-plan kitchen/dining family room. The property also offers a self-contained annexe and generous off-road parking.