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Luxury Victorian Holiday Cottage near Poole Quay

from £114 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

from £114 /night

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Excludes fees (if applicable). Enter your dates to see the total cost.

Spacious comfortable seating area with full cable TV package, Wii and Blu-Ray

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Short breaks welcome!

The cottage is a beautifully appointed, spacious early Victorian terraced property located within only a few minutes walk of Historic Poole Quay, Old Town, The Heritage Trail, Poole Park and Town Centre with the Dolphin indoor shopping complex. Extensively renovated and refurbished this stunning three double bedroomed cottage is luxuriously finished with the finest contemporary furnishings and fittings giving visitors the utmost in comfort and relaxation during their stay.

All essentials are included for your stay - from kitchen cooking oils and condiments through to washing powder and Nespresso capsules, tea bags and sugar.

The comfortable sitting room has a 37" flat screen LCD TV with Virgin cable including all Sky Sports, BT Sport, Sky Movies, Children's channels and the usual News and Lifestyle channels. There is a Wii console with a selection of children's and adults games, and a Blu-Ray player with an extensive children's and adults DVD library.

Children of all ages are particularly welcome at the Cottage. There are plenty of toys and games, DVD's, Wii, high chair, travel cot with bedding at (no additional charge) and stair gates.

During the winter months, the charming Victorian open fireplace and a separate log burner in the open plan sitting area adds to the cosiness of the house. Seasoned logs, kindling and coal are provided.

High speed Wifi and a landline telephone are included with free evening and weekend calls (UK landlines, usual terms apply).

For the warmer months, there is a Weber BBQ and outside seating in the patio garden. Deckchairs, sun umbrellas, picnic blankets, swimming towels, flasks, picnic boxes as well as a selection of beach toys are also available.


The beauty of the property is the ease of access without the use of a car to the huge variety of attractions to suit all ages. From the Quayside to Poole Park and the historic Harbour, guests can walk, take a boat, open-top bus or train to the whole host of activities on offer. All walks from the house are on a level surface. Poole Old Town is also fast becoming known for its high standard of restaurants – particularly seafood, and guests won't be disappointed with the choice, all within a few minutes walk of the house. A holiday in Poole is one to suit all ages - from families with young children to guests wanting a relaxing break. Although only minutes from the Quay, Old Town and main attractions of Poole, the house is located on a quiet no-through road and unlike some of the Quay front accommodation isn't affected by late night noise from the pubs, bars and clubs.

The internal accommodation is as follows:


The kitchen has a two fully integrated ovens as well as an integrated microwave, gas hob, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine with separate milk heater. There are extensive cooking utensils and appliances at your disposal including a food processor, bread maker, deep fat fryer and electric wok to suit the most discerning chef!

Utility Area

There is a separate utility area with washing machine (washing powder provided) and separate Miele tumble dryer and downstairs WC. An iron and ironing board are also available.


The three bedrooms all have king size beds with superior quality mattresses and beds are all made up with high quality Egyptian cotton linen with the finest duvets and luxury bedspreads. The two first floor bedrooms both have flat screen televisions with independent Premium Virgin cable TV including Sky Sports, BT Sport, Sky Movies, children's and news/lifestyle channels. One bedroom also has a Blu-Ray player. Two of the bedrooms have iPod docking stations, one with radio. A hairdryer is also available.


There are two bathrooms, one-ensuite, and a separate downstairs WC. The main family bathroom has an separate oversized walk-in rain shower, bath, and underfloor heating.

The en-suite bathroom has a bath with overhead shower, washbasin and WC and underfloor heating. Plenty of towels are provided.

Please note the Cottage is strictly non-smoking.


We welcome dogs to stay at the house at no extra cost and enjoy the wonderful walks from the house in the immediate area. A few minutes walk is the beautiful inner harbour walk. Poole is a very welcoming to dog owners with most pubs and cafes allowing dogs along the Quay and in the Old Town. Year round dog-friendly beaches are at Branksome Beach, Sandbanks and Studland Bay. From October to April dogs restrictions are lifted and can be exercised at along any stretch of beach in Poole. A large comfortable basket and dog bowls are available at the property. However we respectfully request that dogs owners do not allow pets on the sofas or upstairs. Please note that we only accept a maximum of two dogs per booking and we reserve the right to charge should additional cleaning be required.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Poole Harbour 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth International 15 km, Nearest railway: Poole 500 m
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

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture King Beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

There is a lovely South-West facing secluded and enclosed patio garden with a Weber BBQ, outdoor seating and outdoor lighting for guests to sit and enjoy the sunshine and have a BBQ. BBQ cooking tools are available. I have uploaded one winter photograph from the back patio and will upload more shortly.

Further details

Heating, hot water, bedding and towels are included in the rental price. Beach towels are provided in Summer. Cleaning will be done at the end of the rental holiday period (interim holiday cleaning is available on request) however if the property is left in a condition that requires additional cleaning then we reserve the right to make an additional charge. A travel cot with bedding is available free of charge. An attachable high chair is also provided.

Coal, logs and kindling available October to March.

Dog owners must remove all dog mess from the rear garden at the end of the rental period and if there is evidence that pets have been on the furniture or beds then we reserve the right to charge additional fees for specialist cleaning. A maximum of TWO dogs per rental permitted.

Parking for the property is on-street permit parking. Permits are provided for one vehicle only per rental. Additional permits are available for £5 per vehicle for 24 hours which allows parking throughout Zone A of Poole Old Town.

About this location

The Dorset region

Poole Quay is a lively area bustling with pubs, restaurants, museums and curio shops. The Quayside has regular boats to Brownsea Island, Sandbanks, Wareham and beyond - from day trips to fishing trips and even hiring a Sunseeker for a cruise to Old Harry Rocks and Shell Bay there are so many sightseeing and day trip opportunities right on the doorstep to suit all ages. The quayside is also a great spot to take the children crabbing!

There are several lovely walks directly from Poole Old Town - along the Harbourside to Whitecliff which has a fantastic children's Playground, then through to the wonderful Poole Park. Poole Park has a minature railway, small indoor ice rink, children's indoor soft play, two playgrounds, mini golf, tennis courts, fallen trees for climbing, pedaloes on the lake and a fantastic restaurant and cafe which enjoys views across the lake and beyond into Poole Harbour.

Within a five minute walk is an indoor pool with separate children's pool, and gym with exercise classes on a pay as you go basis. Also for the active visitor there are two circuit training classes in the same street as the property on a Wednesday and Friday evenings for £4 per class on a drop-in basis (

The Dolphin Centre has indoor shopping with all the major high street brands and further up the High Street towards the Quay there are lots of fun curio shops, tattoo shops, boutiques and spas.

Poole Museum (entry is free, donations only) is a wonderful place to visit for all ages and houses displays about the history of Poole and the historic Poole Harbour as well as changing installations.

And after all that sightseeing, for some well deserved pampering visit the fabulous Lush Spa in Poole High Street with its eclectic treatment area, advance booking essential!


Historic Old Town Poole exploring the cobbled streets and buildings of interest

Poole Museum - free entry

Scaplens Court - historic building with beautiful secluded garden set in Victorian times

RNLI Museum - free tours daily

The Lighthouse Theatre - UK's largest Arts Centre outside of London. A great programme of West End Shows, Drama, Cinema screenings, Comedy, Children's shows and workshops, Classical and Pop concerts. 5 minutes walk from the house.

Poole Park

Local restaurants and historic pubs along Quayside. Lord Nelson Pub well known for local bands most nights of the week and Sundays from 3pm.

Tower Park for Splashdown water park, bowling, amusements, cinema complex, huge indoor kids play and chain restaurants (Nando's, Pizza Express, KFC, Frankie and Benny's, Chiquitos)

Fireworks every Thursday throughout July (Poole Quay) and August (Sandbanks)

Vintage cars every Friday evening throughout the summer on Poole Quay

Tuesday night Bikers night - thousands of bikers head to the Quay vying to win "Bike of the Night" (April to September)

Upton Country Park - fantastic walks and views across Poole Bay

Brownsea Island - National Trust run. A must visit, note dogs not permitted.

Shell Bay - National Trust managed stretch of sandy beaches

Wareham - ancient Saxon Town. Regular day boat trips from Poole Quay

Bovingdon Tank Museum - Great for all ages including a daily tank battle at 1pm

Swanage - old fashioned seaside town with a wide selection of individual curio shops and art galleries

Corfe Castle - beautiful old town with ruined castle. Lots of nice walks and pubs. Take the steam train to Swanage from Corfe

Abbotsbury Swannery - walk amongst the nesting swans and help out at feeding time at this largest natural habitat of nesting swans going back to when a Monastery was located at Abbotsbury. Entry includes neighbouring children's farm and indoor play

Farmer Palmers - 15 minutes from the house, a large indoor/outdoor children's farm with lots of animals and fun

Adventure Wonderland - suitable for under 8's, lots of smaller rides

Monkey World - sanctuary for rescued apes of all kinds.

The New Forest - miles of walks and beautiful scenery. Burley a must visit.

And much much more!!

Recommended restaurants nearby (booking essential):

> The Guildhall Tavern (lunchtime set menu excellent value, evenings £££) No. 1 TripAdvisor Rated in Poole

> Storm! An eclectic small restaurant where owners catch fish daily. Excellent service and atmosphere

> Harlees (Superb eat-in or take away fish and chips)

> Italian Gossip (modern Italian). Home cooking, modern interior, Italian style service!

> Corkers - Superb traditional Sunday Roast with lovely views over the Harbour from the first floor restaurant

> Karma. Greek/Middle Eastern style menu. Superb kebabs, falafels, tabbouleh, hummous, all home prepared

> The Rising Sun Gastropub. A three minute walk from the house, just off the main High Street. Lovely interior, log fires and superb food. A must visit.

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Review 1-10 of 11

28 Oct 2014


"Have No Fear"

We were three couples, all adults. We thoroughly enjoyed our one week stay. It is clean and very comfortable. It is close to shopping, buses, the quay and restaurants. Quiet street. We feel so fortuna… More

15 Sep 2014


"It is what is says on the tin, everrthing you could ask for."

Second visit this year. Situated close to the town, the Quay and some lovely walks If you don't won't to drive anywhere it is all close to hand. Supermarket 5 minutes walk away.… More

Great to welcome you back to the Cottage, so pleased you had a good break and enjoyed the late Summer weather!

13 Jul 2014


"Good but could be brilliant"

This house is pet friendly, clean, close to the harbour and town, and mostly well-equipped with everything you could need but lacks hanging space for clothes/towels and places to put anything, particu… More

I am sorry to learn that you didn't find the Cottage as comfortable as you were expecting. I pride myself on the Cottage being a 5* property, particularly with the standard of furnishings and fittings. The sofas are from Heals and Ligne Roset, both less than three years old so am very surprised you found them to be so uncomfortable. The garden is a small patio, as advertised and photographed on the site, and I am one of the few properties that allows pets. Within three minutes walk from the house are miles of walks along the Poole Harbour nature reserve, so plenty of exercise for dogs. Concerning your feedback on the lack of space, there are fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers and plenty of hooks and have found this to be sufficient for a 1-2 week holiday break. The first floor windows cannot be opened very extensively for safety reasons for families travelling with young children. Regarding the back door in the utility area, I am awaiting a security key as the key was mislaid by a previous guest, however the main door to the garden from the dining area and downstairs window opens fully.

18 May 2014


"Luxury property close to all amenities"

Well furnished and presented house. 5 minutes walk to supermarket, High Street shops and the Quay. The only slight problem that we encountered was parking our car relatively close to the property espe… More

25 Apr 2014


"Amazing house with a great location!"

This is the 3rd time we have stayed in this cottage and we love it! the house is done to a really high spec and is a real home from home! so many little touches from the wii and games to the bbq and c… More

9 Apr 2014


"Lovely house - perfect for a short or long break."

We (3 generation family) stayed here for a long weekend in December 13 and it was so nice to walk in and find it decorated for Xmas. The house is especially well equipped, clean, nicely decorated and … More

So pleased you enjoyed your pre-Xmas short break at the Cottage and thanks for taking the time to review your stay!

16 Dec 2013


"A perfect place for our two young families to spend the weekend"

We returned last night from this cottage and we couldn't have been happier with our stay. The cottage is kitted out to a really high standard with everything thought of, that you might need. Chri… More

Thanks for taking the time to review the Cottage - so pleased the children enjoyed the toys and games and you had a chance to relax!

22 Jan 2013


"A beautfully designed cottage close to the quayside"

I used the train to get to Poole and was surprised at how easy it was to walk through the town centre to get to the rental place. The open plan space downstairs with the comfortable sofas, wooden flo… More

It's a great location for a car-free break with so much on the doorstep, many thanks for your review!

17 Jan 2013


"immaculate & luxurious house"

excellent property, immaculately presented, high standard of cleanliness. More luxury than most hotels, with thoughtful extras that most people would never need! Owner has thought about features and c… More

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the extras! Many thanks for taking the time to review the Cottage.

13 Jan 2013


"Amazing cottage!!!"

We stayed over Christmas, and it was amazing from the moment we arrived. The cottage was so clean and inviting really cosy with an open fire the kitchen was great with everything and more you could need the owners have really put a lot of thought into it, also there were loads of little extras for for example toys for the kids, loads of DVDs for the kids and a wii with wii games!! We loved it so much we have booked to go again!!!! The location is really good too.

Thank you so much for your lovely review - I'm so pleased you had a great Christmas at the Cottage and look forward to welcoming you again soon!!

Review 1-10 of 11

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