Located in Poole, Dorset
Dover Close is a holiday cottage in Poole, Dorset, sleeping 8 and pet friendly with spacious open plan living areas finished to a high standard throughout
Dover Close is a grand detached house with a high quality open plan interior located in Poole. The house is perfect for large families or groups of friends to holiday together with 3 en suite bedrooms and a sun trap of a garden complete with patio, table and chairs. Poole is dominated by its huge natural harbour which has no fewer than five islands within it which can be reached by regular boat trips. It is a 15 minute walk to Branksome Chine, a fantastic golden sandy beach on the edge of Sandbanks and Poole but this whole stretch of coastline is fine golden sand so you are spoilt for choice. Discover the National Trust's Brownsea Island, the birthplace of the Scout movement and one of the last places to spot red squirrels or the famous landmarks along the Isle of Purbeck including Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Corfe Castle. Lots of places to eat out including the best Fish and Chips shop Chez Fred, The Plantation, The Cliff and the Rick Stein restaurant. Petit Prince offers the best coffee and cakes for that light snack. Shops are just 10 minutes away with the local pub just 1 mile away. Your holiday can be enjoyed with the whole family as Dover Close will accept up to two well behaved dogs.
The accommodation at Dover Close comprises of a spacious open plan living area with dining table and seating for 10, Freeview TV, DVD player, WiFi and plenty of comfy seating. The kitchen and utility is very well equipped and also has a dining table and chairs for six for breakfasts and is equipped with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and a range of accessories and utensils. A cloakroom rounds off the ground floor. There are four bedrooms arranged as a king size double with en suite bathroom and dressing area, two double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms and a twin. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, basin and toilet.
Outside is the garden complete with patio, table and chairs, summer house with decking and a barbecue. There is off road parking for one car. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
As holiday destinations go, Poole pretty much has it all. It is certainly very pretty with a beautiful natural harbour (the largest in Europe) and islands including the National Trust Brownsea Island, has a huge range of attractions and activities, wide choice of where to eat out and some glorious beaches.Read more
Described as Britain's best beaches, Poole has four beaches (five if you include Sandbanks) that have won more Blue Flag awards than any other UK resort. The soft, golden sands are cleaned and raked every day of the year. Shore Raod beach offers a gradual sloping beach and safe, clean water. There is a launch zone for kitesurfers and windsurfers and watersports hire is available close by. Canford Cliffs beach is a tranquil area with a steep, sandy cliff that is a haven for wildlife. A great beach to just chill out on while admiring the beach huts dating back to the 1920s. If you are holidaying with your dog then Branksome beach allows pets all year round. Safe waters and a range of places to get a meal also make it a great beach to visit with children. if none of these appeal (what's wrong with you!) then there are also sandy harbour beaches to visit at Hamworthy and Rockley Park.
A huge range of events throughout the year so please check at the time of your visit for specifics but here are some to whet your appetite. Summer Breeze on the Quay is a free music and firework event every Thursday in late July and August. Every Friday evening is the Quay for my Car event that has a different theme each week, from Beetles to American muscle cars. Grooves on the Green is an annual music event in Parkstone, Poole with 2 music stages, stuff for kids, real ale lovers, comedy and poetry. It's like a mini Glastonbury but with good weather! In the middle of June come and enjoy Paye Day, Poole's annual pirate day including the infamous Pirate Parade.
Again there are too many to list them all here so here is a taster. Brownsea Island is a National Trust island in Poole Harbour with outdoor centre that feels like a different world. Poole Museum shows a huge range from art to pirates! The Lighthouse is Poole's centre for the arts. Tower Park is a waterpark and swimming pool, cinema, bowling, soft play and bingo making it a great visit all year round. Compton Acres is 10 acres of the finest, historic gardens. Splashdown is a waterpark with something for everyone with some thrilling water flumes.
As for activities then it is watersports galore, whether you are bringing your own or wish to hire or just starting out and need some lessons then it's all available to you. You name it and it is available to you. Or hire a boat and explore the area on water.
As you would expect pretty much every taste frm around the planet is catered for as is every budget and style. From your traditional fish and chips to top notch French cuisine with some great views while you eat at several locations too.Read less
Bournemouth is 6 miles away
Bristol is 62 miles away
Exeter is 80 miles away