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Birchcroft - hideaway

Birchcroft-hideaway. Dorset self-catering cottage in Woodlands-sleeps 8 [Max 6 now under Covid rules]- family friendly.Nature lover’s secret hideaway, Birchcroft nestles at the end of a winding lane, surrounded by rhododendrons in over an acre of land and enjoys walks into the local woodland. This beautiful chalet bungalow offers Accessible accommodation with ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms and is large enough for two families. There is a new ramp to the front door and turning circle for cars. All rooms are of a good size with a particularly large lounge. Step onto the ample terrace and enjoy breathtaking views of the local landscape, with Longham lakes in the distance. Wildlife including deer, foxes, rabbits, and many species of birds are often seen in the garden. For the children, there is a large rear garden laid to lawn but the boundaries are unsecured and lead directly into 19 acres of woodland. Though secluded, Birchcroft is only 6 miles from Bournemouth beaches and all the town’s facilities, has an ample supply of excellent pubs and restaurants in walking distance, [you can walk to The Angel Pub through the woods at the bottom of the garden, but remember a torch for the return journey!] as well as many well-known golf courses [Parkstone, Ferndown, Isle of Purbeck]. For the children, there is now a playhouse with a toy kitchen, table and chairs, etc.

Birchcroft has been awarded Mobility 1 & 2, Hearing 1 and Visual 1 – for part-time wheelchair users as well as people with hearing and visual difficulties. We have a wet room with wheeled shower stool, electric single bed, electric stand-up chair and a loop system. We have flashing smoke alarms, vibrating pillow and a personal alarm. The paddle staircase to the first floor is not suitable for those with disabilities, but we have 2 downstairs bedrooms, one with an extra wide door to accommodate a wheelchair. For Walkers and Cyclists, we have many facilities including Ordnance Survey maps and secure bike lockable points. 

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • No staff present
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Masks for guests
  • Reduced occupancy
  • No shared stationery
  • First aid kit
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Temperature checks (guests)
  • Sanitised tableware

Facilities

  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Bike lock-up
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • WiFi internet
  • Garden
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Fire alarms with lights
  • Specially appointed rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • Sun terrace
  • Well lit path(s) to entrance

Parking

  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Accessible parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs
  • Children's play area

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Horse riding
  • Jet-ski
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Snorkelling
  • Squash court
  • Surfing
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Water-skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Family fun
  • Pub crawl
  • Retreat

Accessibility

We are M2 rated and can supply a copy of our Access Statement on request. We have a ramp to the front door, one disabilities bedroom with 4 foot wide hospital style bed and single electric bed to help you get up, a ground floor wet-room, folding wheelchair to use, bed risers, toilet seat risers, perching stool, commode, folding walker, bed grab rail, grab rails in bathrooms, armed dining room chair and electric armchair in the lounge that helps you to stand up. H1 rated for hearing - we have a loop system and TV loop system in lounge V1 rated for visual - we have visual paint differences on doorways and flashing smoke alarms. We also have a vibrating pillow that can be requested.

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