The Well House

Located in Bournemouth, Dorset

The Well House is a detached, Grade II listed cottage in Southbourne, Bournemouth and can sleep ten people in five bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Pet Friendly: No


The Well House is a large, detached property resting in Southbourne in Bournemouth. the property comprises five bedrooms; a master with a super-king-size bed, three doubles, one of which has an en-suite shower room, and a bunk room, served by a family bathroom with separate WC, together sleeping ten. The property also boasts a hallway with a seating area and woodburning stove, a kitchen, dining room, living room with open log fire, a sitting room and a garden room. Outside is ample off-road parking and extensive gardens with lawn, patio area with seating, a pond and a garden house. The Well House is a fantastic base for a family or group gathering to the South coast.

Property Details

Set in half an acre of idyllic gardens a short stroll to miles of magnificent sandy beaches, The Well House is a detached, Grade II listed property in Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth, ideal for a large family or group gathering on the South coast. This is an outstanding, impossible to beat location, with award-winning beaches, a nature reserve and historic town right on the doorstep. Just 100m away, the River Stour has a convenient public slipway from which you can launch SUPs, kayaks and boats quickly and easily on foot. Bournemouth’s Blue Flag beaches are a ten minute walk, or cycle to the pretty pastel beach huts and the popular Beach House restaurant at Mudeford Spit, a beautiful 15-minute off-road journey through the 350 acre Hengistbury Head nature reserve to which The Well House lies directly adjacent. Hop on the Wick Ferry to the glamorous Captains Club Hotel and Restaurant for an afternoon cocktail on the terrace, then walk along the river to the historic market town of Christchurch, which is bustling with boutiques, chic riverside restaurants and cafes.

Or, take the larger vintage ferry to Mudeford Harbour where daily boats bring in the freshest of local seafood. A 20-minute drive East takes you to the picturesque New Forest, while 20 minutes West and beyond are the golden dunes and first-class dining at Sandbanks and charming Purbeck villages such as the ancient Corfe Castle.

When you’ve had your fill of Nature’s Paradise, The Well House is a wonderful retreat, with ample parking available on the driveway for up to five cars with an extendable hose to wash down SUPs, boards and kayaks. A highlight of the house is its stunning enclosed gardens which extend to half an acre, with its own pond, large lawn, BBQ and patio area with seating, so you can enjoy sitting out in the sunshine with a morning coffee and the children can run around freely and enjoy kicking a ball around the huge lawn. Head inside the property and hang up your coat in the porch, before stepping into the grand hallway, with traditional wooden beams on the ceiling and a seating area, placed around a welcoming wood-burning stove.

From here, you will discover a spacious, elegant sitting room with plenty of seating for everyone, and with the open log fire, it's the perfect spot to curl up on the sofa with a good book, play games or watch your favourite shows on the TV. A second sitting room with an inviting sofa and armchair leads on from the kitchen and offers an alternative spot to relax in, ideal for younger members of the family to make a space of their own. The garden room offers an additional seating area, overlooking the lawns, a tranquil spot to kickback. The kitchen is well-equipped with granite worktops and integrated appliances to allow you to cook incredible meals, to be enjoyed in the spacious dining room which seats ten. Or, if you just want a quick snack, you can sit at the breakfast bar which can be easily turned around to seat six. There is utility area next to the kitchen with its own entrance, ideal for taking off wet, sandy clothes and shoes after morning river activities and afternoons on the beach.

Upstairs are five spacious bedrooms; an extensive master bedroom with super-king- size bed and en-suite bath and separate shower, a large double with king-size bed and sink, two further double bedrooms, one of which offers an en-suite shower and basin, along with a bunk bedroom, served by the family bathroom which offers a shower over bath. Southbourne, the nearest town, offers a range of independent shops and boutiques, along with a Post Office, gift shops and cafés. While just across the River Stour is Christchurch, with charming shops and excellent restaurants, 11th-century castle ruins, and a pretty quayside that's perfect for an afternoon stroll.

Southbourne Beach, a 10-minute walk, is a stunning, Blue Flag sandy beach that is popular with families but quieter than the bustling beaches of Bournemouth. Mudeford Spit makes an excellent alternative, with its breath-taking golden sand beach and colourful huts. Visit the excitement of Bournemouth, with miles of sandy beaches, along with a pier, boat trips and stunning gardens, it will keep the whole family entertained for the day. Further afield is Poole and its magnificent harbour, along with Brownsea Island, Weymouth and Swanage, while the New Forest is fantastic for walkers and cyclists wanting to discover woodlands, wild open moors and dramatic cliff tops. The Well House offers so much for the whole family to see and do, right from the doorstep, making it an unforgettable holiday on the South coast.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric/gas double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2 x TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Extensive gardens with patio seating area, BBQ, pond and lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub half a mile


Close to coast
Great View
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Real Fire
Rural Location



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Bournemouth is the largest seaside town between Christchurch and Poole. The town is brimming with a variety of shops as well as a range of restaurants catering to all tastes. The town comes alive at night and transforms into a hive of colour and energy. Dine in the many bars and restaurants on the seafront. Dance the night away in the nightclubs, there is something for everyone here.

Bournemouth Beach

The seven-mile stretch of golden sand is divided into several sections to make up Bournemouth Beach. All the sections of the beach are very family-friendly and make this one of the safest beaches in England. The RNLI patrol the beach during the summer and the Blue Flags showing the safe zones to swim are on show. On the beachfront, you can pick up safety wristbands for the children and hire sunbeds. Check out the beach for a wide variety of watersports.

If you are feeling energetic why not try a cliff walk. This can be found at Fishermans Walk, one of the sections of Bournemouth beach. Take the path up and follow the zigzag paths back down to the beach or take the lift and enjoy the views as you come down. Bournemouth Pier has lots to offer including RockReef indoor activity centre. Hours of entertainment for the adventurous types. The Pier, like the beach, comes alive at night with colourful lights.


The Bournemouth Air Festival is a free four-day event that happens at the end of August. A huge variety of planes are here, including the Red Arrows. You can also enjoy, beach and evening entertainment. For those who like a comedy or musical the visit The Bournemouth International Centre. To entertain children and allow the parents to relax, Alice in Wonderland Adventure Park is a great family day out for children up to the age of 12 and there is so much to explore. From rides to soft play, to adventure playgrounds, to a picnic in the grounds and meeting Alice and the cast. Watch the theatre matinee and finish off with watching the planes landing and taking off from the viewing platform. Bournemouth has so much to offer and is a great base for exploring the town and surrounding areas.

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