Penthouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This beautiful fifth floor penthouse apartment commands superb views across Poole Harbour to Brownsea Island, Arne, Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Hills. The harbour views are truly absolutely stunning. It is in a prime position in a quiet location just 5 minutes walk from bustling Poole Quay with its restaurants, pavement cafes and bars.
This sunny south-facing penthouse has high ceilings and is furnished in a luxuriously classic contemporary style. Great attention has been paid to interior design and the quality of fittings and furniture.
Ideal for a couple or family who want either a relaxing holiday away in a fabulous property or a want a fantastic apartment to return home to after a tiring day on one of the many local sandy beaches, or sightseeing, walking, cycling or taking part in the many watersports that take place in and around the harbour. You will want to return time and time again.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sandbanks (also Hamworthy) 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth; (also Southampton) 11 km, Nearest railway: Poole 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
The south-facing lounge and dining room has a high ceiling and floor to ceiling windows on two sides.This gives a light and airy space with the most fantastic views across Poole Harbour and its islands.
*truly the most stunning and best Poole Harbour views
*high specification and quality fittings throughout
* secure undercroft parking for 2 cars (most apartments have only 1 space)
*fully tiled bathroom with shower over bath
*fully tiled en-suite with large shower
*tiling throughout the apartment is Porcelanosa - ie real quality
* very comfortable beds
* extra long single beds (6' 6")
*the two single beds can be zip-linked to form a super king sized double
*second double bed is king size
* hairdrier in each bedroom
*42inch quality plasma TV
* free wi-fi for 'fair usage'
*free phone calls anytime to landline numbers (as per TalkTalk)
*well equipped kitchen
* high quality designer leather sofa
* small selection of books, CDs, DVDs and local info
|Further details outdoors|
*south facing terrace has stunning views from Sandbanks in the east, Brownsea Island, the other islands of Poole Harbour, the Purbeck Hills, Arne and the Wareham River to the west.
*large terrace and balcony (wrap around) with high quality table, chairs and sun loungers.
The local park, beach and children's' play area is visible from the apartment. The blue flag beaches of Poole at Sandbanks and the National Trust beaches at Studland are a short drive away. Poole is a haven for watersports such as sailing, windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing, waterskiing and wake boarding. Poole Harbour is ideal for birdwatchers of all ages. The apartment would suit those looking for a family holiday including any of these; as a base for walking or cycling or a romantic venue.
For the comfort and convenience of all our guests, the apartment is strictly no-smoking (including terrace and car park) and no pets.
25% of rental fee, or £200, whichever is the greater, on booking
The remainder payable 2 months prior to stay
Refundable breakages deposit of £150 required
No cleaning charges if left as found
Cards accepted (not Amex)
May be an additional charge for bookings of less than a week
There is a lift in the apartment building providing wheelchair access but unfortunately there is not wheelchair access to either the terrace or the balcony.
Broadband usage is free for 'fair usage'
Local and national landline telephone calls are free (as per TalkTalk)
The West Country region
Dorset's attractions are the mild climate, golden sandy beaches, beautiful coastline and countryside. It's weather is favourable, Dorset having amongst the most sunshine hours per year in the UK.
There are the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle (National Trust), the Swanage Steam Railway, the long sandy beaches of Studland and the fascinating Sandbanks Chain Ferry (single car crossing approx £3) within a short distance. Treat yourself to tea at The Haven Hotel with its consevatory overlooking the entrance to Poole Harbour and the chain ferry.
Spend some time on the beaches of Sandbanks Peninsula, Poole, famous for having some of the most expensive properties in the world. Drop into Jazzy's Cafe (Shore Road) on a Sunday morning and read the papers and people-watch. See the Fireworks Display Summer Thursdays 10pm at Poole Quay.
For those interested in watersports, there is windsurfing tuition available at Whitley Bay, Sandbanks; sailing tuition at Rockley Watersports, Hamworthy, Poole; scuba diving off Swanage and sea fishing trips from Poole Harbour.
Water-skiing, wakeboarding and parasurfing also take place in Poole harbour. Mountain biking is a popular activity in the nearby Purbeck Hills.
Thomas Hardy based his many novels, eg The Mayor of Casterbridge, in Wessex - the Dorset countryside. An interesting read before bedtime!
Poole has 41 miles of cycle network and the various routes cater for all ages and abilities of cyclists.
Brownsea Island, a National Trust property, can be accessed via regular pleasure boat from Poole Quay, where you can also find boats to neighbouring Swanage, Bournemouth and Sandbanks.
Also from Poole Port, regular ferries operate to Jersey, Guernsey and France. Day trips are available.
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17 Oct 2013
We had a fantastic time in this beautiful apartment. Ignore the negative reviews, we couldn't fault it. Immaculate, tasteful, bright and above all comfortable & relaxing. Fantastic views and j… More
30 Sep 2013
"Loved the apartment, wish I lived there..."
I stayed there with my husband and eight your old son. I've never stayed in a better contained place, you had everything needed in the cupboards etc. Home from home. We loved the view, the dec… More
12 Jul 2012
"Nice enough, wouldn't go back"
The flat itself is a very good size, comfortable and with a lovely balcony. Its a great location within easy walking distance to Poole town centre and close enough to major attractions.
The biggest problem is the continual worry over getting the white carpet/furniture dirty. You get a lot of warnings about taking your shoes off every time you go in and are asked to take separate footware just to go out on the balcony.
And once you've left, don't expect it easy to get your deposit back. The owner stops responding to telephone calls or emails. So for that I simply cannot recommend this flat
27 Mar 2012
"White, Clean, Contemporary.... and terrifying"
We were bowled over when we entered this flat for the first time. It's a real 'WOW' property, the perfect show-home apartment: beautiful thick white carpets; an impressively modern kitc… More
5 Mar 2012
"Luxuriously appointed with a great view"
There is a huge choice of apartments in Poole , and many are cheaper but if you are looking for something a little special then the extra is well worth paying! The apartment is very well appointed and… More
13 Jun 2011
"What an apartment! what a view! What a location!"
The whole experience was excellent. Having been to Poole previously we knew what to expect of the area, and although we had seen pictures of the apartment on the web and thought we knew what to expect we were still wowed by it when we walked through the door. The standard within was excellent and the views were magnificent.
The owner (Ruth) was great throughout as was her partner who met us there to let us in. This was our first holiday with our 10 month old daughter and I must say that it really wasn't an issue as long as you treat the apartment as you would your own property.
We had already recommended this apartment to family prior to our arrival (they're booked to go in September), we won't and haven't hesitated to recommend Serenity to other family and friends since returning.
Without a shadow of a doubt we will return to Serenity again!
25 May 2011
"Serenity it is - amazing views in this luxury and very well located apartment"
When you first arrive at the property the thing that really hits you is the amazing views from the stunning picture windows on all sides. The property itself is true luxury and really well equipped. Location is great with easy access and great parking. This really is a stunning property and comes highly recommended. Ruth provides a great welcome and also a welcoming and easy booking process.
19 May 2011
"Beautiful Penthouse Apartment"
We stayed here for my partners birthday. Serenity is a beautiful place with fantastic views made all the more special due to the weather. The only issue we had was that we were worried about spoiling the furniture as everything was white. We were nervous in the kitchen in case we broke anything and worried about marking towels with make-up.
Ruth is very helpful and a very nice lady and will help with anything you need - the apartment is made all the more special because of her helpfulness.
We would stay again as the apartment is in an ideal location and very peaceul and also beautiful inside. The bed in the main bedroom is very comfortable, the bathroom very clean - everything was spotless.
Thanks. We would love you to stay again.
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