House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This is an ideal holiday home for large families and groups where you can relax!
The house is newly decorated with comfortable furniture. Large modern kitchen and two bathrooms. We have a sunny garden great for a BBQ after a long day at the beach.
The house is situated 15 minutes either way to the award winning exclusive beaches of Sandbanks and the Blue Flag beaches of Bournemouth. This makes it an ideal home for exploring the south with the towns of Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and the New Forest accessible for great day trips.
Facilities within walking distance include a great pub , pay and play golf course, cash point, direct bus routes into Poole and Bournemouth, supermarket, takeaways and a paper shop!
It is a normal house in a normal street, where as a parent you can relax knowing your children are allowed to be children!
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sandbanks/ Bournemouth 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth International Airport 12 km, Nearest railway: Branksome 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
A great 5 bedroom two reception room modern home. Can sleep up to 12 guests (using downstairs 2nd reception as bedroom and single beds suitable for children) This house is very clean and modern great interior with en suite to master bedroom, family bathroom and downstairs cloakroom. A good size rear garden with BBQ and off road parking
We love children, we have 5 ourselves and know how difficult it can be to find large enough accommodation at a price that is right! We know how important it is as a parent to be able to relax in someone else's home knowing that the children can also relax - welcome to Hawkins House
|Further details outdoors|
A sunny good sized back garden with BBQ and picnic bench seating. Off road parking
We provide a welcome basket on arrival so you can have a snack and a good old english cup of tea after your long journey when you arrive!
The West Country region
The south coast of England is renowned for having longer hours of sunshine and a warmer climate. You are in an ideal place to visit some great National Trust Properties, some truly fabulous beaches and the New Forest is close to Hand.
The property is situated in the middle of Bournemouth and Poole, both thriving tourist destinations with plenty to see and do for young and old alike! We have theatres, cinemas, great shopping and lots of wonderful places to eat, if you fancy fresh fish then head for Poole Quay where you can eat the catch of the day! Fancy a more European flair then head into Bournemouth or Christchurch where we have some fabulous restaurants, many child friendly!.
When you book with us we will forward you via email our welcome folder with great ideas on how to maximise your time here on the South Coast and many of our favourite attractions (which wont cost parents an arm and a leg!!)
Bournemouth is a cosmopolitan town and has 5 ½ miles of seafront and cliffs and is maintained to a high standard expected by visitors and residents.
The Seafront Operation Teams work around the clock to ensure that Bournemouth maintains it's 4 blue flags, 1 Quality Coast and 1 Green Tourism Business Scheme Silver award and has also introduced innovative schemes such as Europe’s first solar powered self compacting recycling bins.
2009 Bournemouth seafront will host the 2nd Bournemouth Air Festival (20th – 23rd August 09) – a not to be missed four day FREE spectacular event with air displays, on the ground action and superb evening entertainment.
Each Friday from 10pm July through to the end of August, a Firework display is hosted off Bournemouth Pier & Thursday Night there are Fireworks off Poole Quay.
If you are coming to Bournemouth for your summer holiday why not hire a Beach Hut for the week, to book this you will need to call Bournemouth Council Tel. no. 01202 451781 and ask for Beach Hire, the cost varies mid - high season during June the cost is normally around £115 per week. Included in the rate are 4 x Beach Chairs & pop up pop down table, a one ring cooking stove, a discounted lift pass & a discounted family land train ticket, it is really good value, if you went to the Beach each day and hired Beach chairs the cost for this is normally £4 per day each, great value, you would be able to leave all your possessions overnight in the Hut, you are not able to sleep there but it saves lugging buckets, spades, crocodiles or any other inflatables back and forth.
Local attractions within a 10 minute drive of Hawkins House would be:
Knighton Heath Golf Club is walking distance from the house! A genuine heath land course situated on 90 acres of high ground With fine views of the Dorset countryside, tight heather lined fairways and clumps of pine and birch it is a challenging test to golfers of all abilities.
Giggles indoor soft play area suitable for children under 8
Streetwise is a life sized, indoor, award winning, safety ‘village’ suitable for up to 14 years
Tower Park in Poole has something for wet days with our indoor ‘Splash Down’ water centre with exciting water rides, a 10 screen Empire cinema, bowling, bingo, fitness club, kids play area, laser battles, amusement centre and plenty of places to eat. there is more than enough to entertain the family
Poole Quay the largest natural harbour is a 15 minute drive, there are always plenty of attractions and events happening on the quay side especially during the summer months. The town of Poole boasts a historic town with a very large indoor shopping area.
Poole Park is located next to the shopping area and is a wonderful place to hang out on a sunny day. Several children's park areas, an indoor ice rink, a soft play centre, a steam train and a boating area and two great restaurants- something for all the family.
If you head off to Bournemouth 10 minutes in the opposite direction you will find a traditional seaside town with a modern twist.
7 miles of sandy beaches with our famous kid zone.
The historic Bournemouth Gardens host many events both day and night for families to include,
Lighting of the tea lights, amazing seaside fireworks evenings on Friday nights at 10.00pm from the pier.
Then of course for the sporting fans the new Reef is being built at Boscombe Beach for those who love to surf and those of us who love to watch!
Bournemouth and Poole boast so many sporting facilities
golf courses/ gyms with temporary memberships/ horse riding/ tennis/ watersports/ ski centre in Christchurch
We have the New Forest on our doorstep and also the historic town of Christchurch.
You can take a ferry across to the famous Studland Bay which belongs ot the National Trust and then explore swange, where Enid Blyton wrote many of her children's books.
You really will not get bored whilst staying in this region plenty to do on lazy summer days and those British rainy days!
You could even hop on the ferry at Poole and visit France !
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