26a Anthonys Avenue (E196)
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Ground Floor: Hall. Cloakroom/WC. Fully fitted Kitchen/ Dining Area. Lounge with patio doors to conservatory which in turn leads through sliding doors to the patio and garden with raised lawn area. Door from lounge to utility room with doors to garage and garden. First Floor: 3 Bedrooms (2 Double; 1Bunk [3ft]). Ensuite shower & WC to one double. Family bathroom & WC. Second Floor: Twin beds with ensuite bath & WC.
* GARAGE AND PARKING FOR UPTO 3 CARS
* PETS BY ARRANGEMENT
* NO SMOKING
* SATURDAY CHANGEOVER
* SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE AT SELECTED TIMES
* LINEN & TOWELS INCLUDED
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8|
The West Country region
The Poole & Bournemouth area has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the finest seaside holiday locations in the UK. It possesses all the ingredients for the perfect family holiday or quiet 'getaway' with miles of multi-award winning sandy beaches, extensive Watersports, stunning countryside, excellent shopping and a wide variety of restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs. Combined with an annual events calendar that now includes Beach Polo at Sandbanks, weekly activities on Poole Quay or Sandbanks beach (with fireworks!) and the Bournemouth Air Festival in August, it's easy to see why many families have been coming for years (indeed, generations).
The area's natural beauty is due in large part to the abundance of wooded parks and other open spaces, that create a 'park' like setting with wooded 'chines' leading down the cliffs to the beaches – there are 7 of these between Sandbanks & Bournemouth alone! Cliff top walks are numerous and provide wonderful views over Poole Bay, from Hengistbury Head in the east, past the Needles at the western tip of the Isle of Wight, across to Old Harry Rocks, marking the eastern tip of the 'Isle of Purbeck'.
To the western edge of the region is Poole Harbour, argued to be the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world (after Sydney)! In excess of 100 miles of coastline form the harbour whose landscape ranges from the National Trust controlled western shores at Studland and Furzey, around to the bustling town and Quay of Poole, along to the Sandbanks peninsula forming the southern and eastern boundary of the harbour. In the harbour is found the historic and beautiful National Trust island of Brownsea, site of the first Scout Camp in 1907 and one of the few remaining homes of the native Red Squirrel. Boats to the island leave from Poole Quay or the tip of the Sandbanks Peninsula.
In addition to a bustling Quay, Poole boasts excellent shopping and cultural activities, with the art centre (Lighthouse) being home to the world famous Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Poole Park offers a range of activities including water sports and a miniature railway.
The formal gardens at Compton Acres in the Canford Cliffs area are a major regional attraction. A short car ride away are the historic towns of Christchurch, Wimborne, Dorchester & Blandford, numerous Dorset villages such as Corfe Castle and Shaftesbury as well as the extensive open spaces of the New Forest.
Further to the west, the Dorset & Devon coasts have been designated a 'World Heritage Site' and this fascinating coastline is now known as the 'Jurassic Coast' for the huge geological periods revealed by the varying cliff and rock formations, as well as a huge variety of fossils that can be found '..just lying around'!
We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of the South Coast.
Car or bus journey to beaches
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2 Jul 2013
Great house very comfortable. So easy to get to Compton Gardens, Sandbanks, Poole etc. Would definitely recommend to everyone wanting an enjoyable holiday. Good for children and adults.
Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted you had a wonderful holiday and look forward to seeing you again soon.
27 May 2013
"Property with huge potential but what a disappointment"
This is a well constructed property unfortunately, it looks as though from second fix it has been completed by absolute amateurs. Our first impression was the kitchen where basic supplies were not provided at all, there wasn't even a small amount of washing up liquid, a dishwasher tablet or some kitchen roll. The crockery and cutlery was a mish mash of odds and sods that looked as though they had been sourced from a car boot sale. Quite a number of plates, bowls and mugs were chipped. There was a filthy frying pan in the pan draw. The lid on the bin was completely missing (no bin liners supplied either) this meant that the contents were always on view, unsightly and not at all hygienic. There were no oven gloves, no cheese grater, no bread knife, kitchen scissors that did not work, blunt knives, no grill pan, no baking tray (although there were three bun trays! perhaps the owner thinks his visitors will want to start baking as soon as they arrive). The kettle was so full of limescale that hot drinks tasted awful. I could carry on about the kitchen but it may get boring so, moving on, the main living area is completely lacking in atmosphere. Although the lounge leads to a conservatory some soft furnishing by way of curtains or drapes would have made it much more warm and welcoming. The conservatory led to an outside space which was not at all inviting. Paving needed a good clean, it looked black and I imagine it would have been slimy when wet. The presentation of this area gave us no desire to use the garden. Bedrooms were what could be described as adequate, however, I can honestly say, I have never seen such awful pillows in any establishment, whether self catering or hotel. They were nothing more than a very, very thin wedge of foam. Such a poor excuse for a pillow that I could only describe them as being completely disgusting. Thankfully, we did not occupy the entire house so were able to borrow pillows from other beds to make them almost bearable. Bathrooms were once again adequate. The shower head in the en-suite shower room was so full of lime scale that it was very inefficient and the tap / shower arrangement in the main bathroom was completely ridiculous. The fitting was placed in the middle of the bath, however, to use the shower, the attachment had to be stretched to a holder on the wall at the end of the bath. This was such a long stretch that the shower head would not fit firmly into the holder, as a result, it was impossible to use the attachment as the force of water blew it straight out of the holder. Whilst on the subject of bathrooms, we also noticed that the toilet in the downstairs loo moved when it was used. On close inspection, we found that it was completely free standing, not screwed into the floor and not fixed to the wall. I would describe this house as having great potential, unfortunately however, it is presented in very amateurish way with absolutely no finesse and no attention to detail. These are just a few of our observations, there are many more. We will certainly not be returning to 26a Anthonys Avenue.
Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear your holiday experience was not what you had hoped for or we had expected. We can find no record of having received any comment from you during your stay and would have been happy to address as many of these issues as possible, as speedily as possible had we been aware. Overall, this property is very popular and has, to date, attracted 'excellent' to 'good' ratings from other guests. Since this was your first stay with Rumsey Holiday Homes, we trust you will visit again in the future and we will do everything we can to see that you have a trouble free break that fully meets your expectations.
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