Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
"Shell Seekers" has the ambience of a traditional seaside holiday home. It has a Beach theme throughout, right down to the Poole Pottery tableware, and the bathroom accessories.
It is 500 metres from the public slipway, and there are two local beaches, both 10/15 mins walk, and there is parking available at both. Rockly Sailing School is 5 minutes away, and Poole Quay only 10 minutes.
There is one bedroom containing a double bed, and another large bedroom containing two adult-sized sets of bunk-beds. All the beds and bedding are new. There is a tv lounge, and a sun-lounge, and a spacious kitchen-dining room to seat 6. A high chair is available.
At the front is an enclosed parking area for boats and cars, and at the rear there is a very large enclosed, sunny garden with patio area, apple and pear trees.
This year we have added a wooden playhouse which is proving very popular with our younger guests.
There is a shed containing loungers, BBQ, and garden toys. There is a traditional outside toilet.
The property is ideal for watersports enthusiasts, and particularly suitable for families with young children,
It is a place to relax and recharge your batteries, and you will be spoilt for choice at the range of activities and places to visit nearby.
If by chance the sun doesn't shine, there is plenty to do and see in the vicinity.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Fully equipped for family hols
All wood easy-clean floors
Bedlinen and towels
|Further details outdoors|
Large enclosed driveway for 3 cars
Children's wooden playhouse
Rear patio area and large garden, fully enclosed
Garden table and chairs
Apple and pear trees
Outside tap and hose
Responsible dog owners welcome, please clean up after your pets.
Please bring dog beds and towels.
The West Country region
Dorset has beautiful beaches, as well as rugged coastline and rolling hills. It is steeped in history going back to the Jurassic period, you can walk the coast path and see all the geological changes that have happened over millions of years.
Good places to visit are Kimmeridge bay, (great for rockpools,) Lulworth Cove and castle, Corfe castle,
Swanage steam railway and you could visit Weymouth and Portland where the 2012 Olympic sailing events will take place.
For Thomas Hardy fans, you can visit his home at Bockhampton, and Corfe Castle where "The Mayor of Casterbridge" was filmed.
Bovington Tank Museum is a must, as is Monkeyworld, a fantastic project, and it has great playgrounds for the children as well as the monkeys!
The New Forest is only half an hour away, an area where you can walk among ponies, sheep and deer roaming free, and take in the serenity of the centuries old, untouched landscape. There are acres of walks and rides, and many lovely local pubs to refresh you.
Poole has the second largest natural harbour in the world, after Sydney, and it is
a magnet for nature-lovers, historians, water-sports enthusiasts, beachcombers and foodies alike.
There is something for everyone, no matter the weather!
Take a boat trip to Brownsea island for a day where you are greeted by the resident peacocks, and if you're lucky you will see a red squirrel, (these are protected here), and you can visit the first ever Boy Scout camp, there is a staue of Baden Powell on Poole quay.
Return to the quay with it's vibrant array of bars, restaurants and live music, and on Thursday nights there is a firework display adding to the lively atmosphere.
There are many shops there too, and you can visit the world famous Poole Pottery, and see work in progress,and even decorate your own pot to keep.
Stroll along the quay and feast your eyes on the Sunseekers, this is where they are made, and they are always a pretty sight!
Nearby, Tower Park is an entertainment complex, and for classical musc and theatre lovers, there is the Lighthouse in Poole centre, this is the home of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Sandbanks beach is one of the finest in the country, and from there you can get the chain ferry across to Shell Bay and beautiful Studland.
A great place to take the children is "Farmer Palmers" you can watch the cows being milked, feed the lambs and the play areas are amazing.
There are places to go fishing, or even scuba-dive for your scallops, or even easier, buy your fresh-caught supper from F Greenslade, just by the Channel Ferry.
What could be better than a beach barbecue watching the sun go down on Poole Harbour?
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2 Oct 2013
Although the bungalow is lovely and in a fabulous location it was oh so cold. We just couldn't get the place warm. The heating had been off and when we arrived it was icy...stayed for 4 nights an… More
The central heating boiler is new and very efficient, and there are clear instructions on how to use it.
The bungalow warms up very quickly when the heating is switched on. We are always on hand to assist in any way, but no-one contacted us, so we didn't know that they couldn't follow the instructions.
2 Jul 2013
"Great location for visiting the area - superb for families"
We'd never visited Dorset before but Shellseekers appeared ideally located for for accessing all the sights we planned to visit:
Poole Quay, Poole Pottery, Sandbanks blue flag beach, Durdle Door & Lulworth Cover and more.
The facilities were spot on - Highlights:
Garden toys and playhouse - pure genius, and our 2 1/2 year old daughter LOVED them.
Dolls house in the lounge - as above!
Fast internet - a real highlight!
Very comfy beds!
Love the use of Poole Pottery crockery – it encouraged us to go and visit the pottery where we painted our own plates and mugs as holiday momentos!
Ordinance survey maps were a great addition to the tourist brochure collection and helped us get a feel for where all the regions attractions were.
If you're looking for high quality accommodation which is family friendly, Shellseekers is excellent.
16 Sep 2012
My family and i stayed at Shellseekers and we had a great time. The house was lovely, clean and included all mod cons. The location was perfect for us, 2 min drive from Hamworthy Park and 10min drive from Poole Harbour.
The owner (K) was a real pleasure to deal with, happy to answer any questions and give any advice on places to go and things to do.
We will definatley be going back to Shellseekers again in future.
24 Sep 2011
"HAPPY HOLIDAY MEMORIES"
Staying at Shellseekers reminded me of my seaside holidays as a child, and it was lovely to see our children enjoying the same simple pleasures in this age of technology.
The situation is ideal, with easy access to the slipway and beaches. it was very easy to launch our dinghy.
We had a couple of wet days, but there was loads to do nearby. The Tank museum is great, and Tower Park has lots to offer.
The decor gives the bungalow a real sense of holiday, it is spacious and comfortable, we found it very relaxing being there, and the garden is lovely too.
We will definitely come back, it has everything we need for the best holiday.
18 Sep 2011
"Everything you need & great location."
Stayed at Shellseekers for a week in September & found it to have everything necessary for a de-stress! Big garden for the dog, internet access, all kitchen equipment, very comfortable, clean & spacious.
House is also in a good area with food pubs and shops within walking distance. Nice park and beach are minutes away. Easy to get to Poole harbour and beyond.
Couldn't ask for more.
15 Sep 2011
"We didnt want to go home, teary departure!"
We stayed at Shellseekers in the last week of August and we were blessed with wonderful weather. The property is well situated with easy access to everything you could want. Everything was very clean and tidy when we arrived and the house on the whole was perfect, espescially the large secure garden, (we have a very adventurous 2 yr old).
There were even a few nice touch's like milk in the fridge and a box of choc's.
Overall 10 out of 10, book it now to avoid disappointment!
21 Aug 2011
"A home away from home!"
This was our first trip away with our two young children,aged 3 and 18 months. We love the Poole area and chose this location as there is so much on your doorstep,important with little ones. There's the popular beaches of Shell Bay and Sandbanks or further afield Lulworth Cove(great with little ones) but Hamworthy and Rockley beach are walking distance!Hamworthy also has a park and openair paddling pool,toilets,cafe etc...
The house itself is clean,fresh and bright and everything has been thought of. The owners were immediately available to answer any questions we had.There's a huge enclosed garden,handy as we also had the dog with us and it's a real suntrap!
We will definitely be back! My husband and I have always wanted to do one of the sailing courses run at Rockley and this would be the perfect place to stay.
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