It's not just about Blue Flag beaches when you stay at The Spyglass and Kettle. There are a lot of things to do all year round. Explore the nearby towns of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole, or get some fresh air in the New Forest, at Hengistbury Head, or walk along the Jurassic Coast. Studland Beach and Nature Reserve and National Trust Brownsea Island are both within easy reach, and there are great days out to be had at English Heritage sites Christchurch Castle, Norman House and Hurst Castle. National Trust property The Needles Battery offers fascinating history, as does Corfe Castle. And don't forget Mudeford Quay, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Boscombe Chine Gardens, and Red House Museum and Gardens.