School House

Located in Christchurch

School House is a luxury semi-detached cottage on the Hampshire/Dorset border conveniently located to explore the New Forest and Jurassic Coast.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: No


New for 2021

School House is one of three recently renovated holiday cottages in the small New Forest village of Sopley. Comfortably sleeping two guests it boasts an open plan kitchen and dining room with a separate cosy lounge offering plenty of comfortable seating to relax in this peaceful location. Upstairs the mezzanine master bedroom and en-suite shower room have luxurious crisp white linens and big fluffy towels.

There is a wooden bench at the front of the cottage where you can sit and relax with an evening drink whilst overlooking the paddocks beyond. There is parking on the private driveway and access to the shared laundry and covered bike racks. Bikes can be hired locally.

Situated on the edge of the New Forest National Park, the cottage is well placed both for exploring the Forest, and the coast, with the beautiful sandy Avon beach and Christchurch Harbour just a 10-minute drive away.  A short stroll down the lane takes you to the local village pub. The Avon Valley footpath runs from Christchurch to Salisbury and passes through Sopley.

Please note School House can be booked with Bell Hatch (property code A430) and/or The Study (property code A432) to sleep up to 8 guests.


Entrance into open plan kitchen/dining room.
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge with icebox and Nespresso coffee machine. Please note there is no dishwasher provided.
Dining area with dining table and seating for 4 guests.
Through to lounge with comfortable seating, Smart TV.
Stairs to first floor mezzanine bedroom with king size (5ft) bed, hanging rail and en-suite shower room with large walk-in shower enclosure, basin and WC.

Separate laundry out-building with shared use of washing machine, iron, ironing board and outdoor clothes line.


There is a wooden bench outside the front of the property overlooking the paddocks where donkeys can often be seen grazing.


Allocated parking for 1 car on private driveway.


  • Included: Bed linen and towels (please bring own beach towels), underfloor heating, electricity, WiFi.
  • Children: All ages welcome. Cot and high chair available on request.
  • Pets: Regret no pets.
  • No Smoking.
  • Shops: Local Farm Shop – 2 minute drive, Christchurch – 6 minute drive.
  • Pubs: The Woolpack Inn – 2 minute walk, The Fisherman’s Haunt – 2 minute drive, The New Queen Inn, Avon - 5 minute drive
  • Beaches: Avon Beach – 10 minute drive, the beaches of Southbourne, Boscombe and Bournemouth – all within a 20 minute drive.


Cot Available
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Washing machine



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Area Details


Christchurch lies between the beautiful New Forest National Park and Bournemouth. Visit the area for the beaches which extend for four miles and are beautiful golden sand. The nearby villages of Highcliffe and Mudeford offer fantastic opportunities for crab fishing. Highcliffe Beach and Friars Cliffe are safe for swimming. The town has an array of shops in the pedestrianized Saxon square as well as a weekly market. Christchurch has a variety of cafes and pubs around the Quay, relax and soak up the tranquil atmosphere. Christchurch plays host to the Food and Wine Festival in May and has over 100 stalls. Join the atmosphere of the Music Festival on the first weekend of July. Catch the Annual Regatta held on the second week of August which ends with a superb fireworks display.

Activities and Attraction

Take a boat to the vast Nature reserve of Brownsea Island owned by the National Trust. Try Watermans Adventure Park catering for different age groups. Or, for family fun then Christchurch Quay and Splash Park cater for all ages. Adventure Wonderland is a great park catering to younger children. We have visited several times and it always goes down well and we stay until closing! Christchurch and Highcliffe Castle are a must for history lovers with Highcliffe Castle having a cafe to relax in after your tour.

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