Accommodation in Highcliffe on Sea

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New Forest Accommodation - Highcliffe on Sea

ABOUT Highcliffe on Sea New Forest, Hampshire, UK.

Highcliffe-on-Sea (usually abbreviated to Highcliffe) is a small town in the borough of Christchurch, Dorset in southern England. It forms part of the South East Dorset conurbation along the English Channel coast. The town lies on a picturesque stretch of Solent coastline with views of the Isle of Wight and its 'Needles' rock formation.

Highcliffe lies close to the historic Town of Christchurch and the town of Bournemouth, both of which provide Theatres and Cinemas and other cultural entertainments.

Highcliffe's climate is renowned for being extremely mild, with warmer winters and less rainfall than surrounding areas. This helped establish the town as a popular health and leisure resort during the late Victorian and early Edwardian eras.

Education is well provided for, with Highcliffe St Mark Primary School and Highcliffe School. There are also Independent Preparatory and Secondary schools local to the area in New Milton and Barton on Sea.

What is now regarded as Highcliffe has developed over the last several hundred years from the hamlet of Slop Pond, the Chewton Estate, and Chewton Common. The latter two were also contained large farmsteads. Slop Pond was a collection of thatch cottages, named from the large pond on its common. The cottages were said to be occupied by farm workers and fishermen, who engaged in the smuggling and poaching trade now notorious in local history.

When the area became a more popular tourist destination in the Victorian era, Slop Pond was renamed Newtown. It was later then changed to Highcliff, after the first High Cliff house, and soon became known as Highcliffe-on-Sea.

Between 1831 and 1835, Lord Stuart de Rothesay built a Gothic Revival home Highcliffe Castle on the site of High Cliff house, his father's Georgian estate. The design, by William Donthorne, a founder member of RIBA, incorporated large quantities of carved Medieval stonework salvaged from the Norman Benedictine Abbey of St Peter at Jumieges and the Grande Maison des Andelys. Highcliffe Castle is now a Grade 1 listed building described as "the most important remaining example of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture", and now holds events throughout the year open to the general public. It is also a popular venue for weddings and other private events.

The area also has a strong literary connection and was once a centre for Wicca with Gerald Gardner living in Highlands Avenue. Captain Frederick Marryat, author of The Children of The New Forest, was a regular visitor to the house on the Chewton estate (now the locally renowned Chewton Glen Hotel, Spa and Country Club); and the adventure story author Colonel R.W. Campbell, veteran of the Boer and Great wars, was also a local resident.

Highcliffe was annexed by Christchurch in 1932.

Highcliffe, town centreAfter a few years of relative obscurity, Highcliffe is gradually returning to its heyday as a seaside resort. Fuelled by its enviable location and the popularity of The Chewton Glen Country Club, the Highcliffe Golf Course, and the Nature Reserve at Steamer Point, Highcliffe is becoming a popular area for those relocating to the coast.

There has been a rise in redevelopment in the town to counteract the vast shortage of housing, some of which has inevitably caused local controversy. This development has also seen a small resurgence of up-market restaurants and cafes, rejuvenating the once tired High-Street.

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List of New Forest Accommodation in Highcliffe on Sea

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    Bed and breakfast

    Castle Lodge: Highcliffe-on-sea A warm welcome awaits you.

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    Bed and breakfast

    Seapoint Bed and Breakfast, Seapoint 121, Mudeford, Highcliffe-on-Sea


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    Bed and breakfast


    Meadow Reach, 56 Smugglers Lane North, Highcliffe-on-Sea BH23 4NQ


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    Bed and breakfast


    Beechcroft Place, 106 Lymington Road, Highcliffe-on-Sea BH23 4JX


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    Bed and breakfast


    The Close, 12 Shelley Close, Highcliffe-on-Sea BH23 4HW


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    Bed and breakfast


    The White House, 428 Lymington Road, Highcliffe-on-Sea BH23 5HF


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    Bed and breakfast


    Bure Farm House, 107 Bure Lane, Highcliffe-on-Sea


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    Bed and breakfast


    Golfers Reach, 88 Lymington Road, Highcliffe-on-Sea BH23 4UL


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    Hotel


    Stuart Lodge Hotel, Waterford Road, Highcliffe-on-Sea


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    Hotel


    Waterford Lodge Hotel, 87 Bure Lane, Friars Cliff, Highcliffe-on-Sea


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    Hotel


    The Rothesay Hotel, 175 Lymington Road, Highcliffe-on-Sea BH23 4JS


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    Hotel


    The Lord Bute Hotel, 181 Lymington Road, Highcliffe-on-Sea


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    Camp site


    Cobbs Holiday Park, 32 Gordon Park, Highcliffe-on-Sea BH23 5HN


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