Located in Poole, Dorset
The Annexe is a holiday cottage in Poole, Dorset, sleeping 2 it is the perfect couples retreat for those wanting miles of sandy beach to walk hand in hand
The Annexe is a one bedroom apartment 3 miles from the centre of Poole and just 5 miles from Bournemouth. There is a huge amount to do and see in the area including spotting red squirrels on Brownsea Island, head to the RSPB nature reserve which had been home to the BBC's Autumnwatch and Winterwatch, visit Poole's 5 beaches including Sandbanks which holds more Blue Flags than any other UK beach resort, Commpton Acres gardens which houses many different styles of gardens within its 10 acres and Upton Country Park to enjoy some walks in stunning surroundings. The area is littered with a huge choice of restaurants, cafes, pubs and tea rooms with a choice of world cuisine.
The accommodation at The Annexe is all on the ground floor and comprises of an open plan living area with TV connected to Virgin Media, basic Sky, WiFi and doors leading to the garden. The kitchen comes equipped with an electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine with breakfast bar as well as a dining table with chairs for two. The bedroom is a comfortable double and a shower room with shower, basin and toilet.
Outside is a small garden with patio are complete with table and chairs. 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 61 miles away
Exeter is 78 miles away