Cottage Holidays in Poole, Dorset, England

Book a self-catering holiday in Poole and on your doorstep you’ll have a choice of blue flag award winning beaches stretching over 3 miles, a large active harbour from where day trips are organised, a dedicated surfing and watercraft area, an unrivalled choice of restaurants as well as excellent shopping opportunities and plenty of nightlife.

Facts about Cottage Breaks in Poole

When it comes to finding the best beaches on your cottage break away, why not try them all out? Spot the millionaires as you walk along glorious Sandbanks beach, with your dogs too on part of it. Sandbanks beach has been awarded the International Blue Flag Award for the past 24 years and at peak times the sands are regularly sifted, cleaned and raked. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards in spring and summer. Facilities include a play area for the kids, crazy golf and a café.

Nearby Shore Road beach is another lovely sandy beach, where water sports tuition and equipment hire is available. It too is patrolled by lifeguards and also beach wardens offering help and advice.

At the foot of Canford Cliffs is a quiet sloping, sandy beach with lots of wildlife for company. Beach huts along the chine here date back to the 1920s. As with all of Poole’s beaches those at Branksome provide safe family bathing and fun with lifeguards and wardens on hand in spring and summer and on Branksome Deane dogs are welcome all year round. New beach huts for hire are available on Branksome Chine beach. Just which will be your favourite?

Poole is popular with sailors and boating enthusiasts and has a large harbour and marina to recommend it. At the quay you can enjoy spending quality time on your self-catering break just sitting and watching the world go by or take one on the many trips that are available locally. Boats take you around the harbour, to Brownsea Island - home of the scouting movement, along the Jurassic coast on to Swanage and the Isle of Wight. You can even have an all-in one boat and steam train trip to Swanage and Corfe Castle.

If you prefer to stay on dry land you might enjoy the cockle trail. Follow the brass cockles in the pavements that take you from the quay to discover Poole’s heritage, smugglers, ghosts and all. If the weather is against you for a few hours you can take the 3-mile drive from Poole to Tower Park. This leisure complex has something for all the family including an indoor Splashdown water park, cinemas, bowling. bingo, casino games and other amusements.

We trust that you’ve found our hints and tips on Poole helpful. For more advice and free information head for the Tourist Information Centre along the Quay where you can be assured of helpful advice.

For a fun packed family holiday or a thrilling romantic break away, Poole has plenty to offer and could be a great base for discovering some of the best that the West Country has to offer on a cottage holiday.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Poole, Dorset, England:

Chaffeymoor Grange, Gillingham, Dorset, England

10 bedroom Mansion, West Country.

sleeps 8 - 24 guests
8 - 24
10 bedrooms
9 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome

Wonderful 10 bedroom manor house in the Blackmoor Vale surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush Dorset countryside.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £5800

Special Offer: from 21 January to 27 February 20
Late availability: from 14 February to 31 March 20

Stonebank Annexe, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
4 star

Charming 2 bedroom, dog-friendly holiday home located near the heart of Chickerell, conveniently close to the beautiful Dorset Jurassic coast and just 3 miles from Weymouth.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £360

Late availability: from 21 January to 07 March 20

Canford Dairy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.

sleeps 2 - 20 guests
2 - 20
9 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome

Large luxurious holiday house with swimming pool and private hot tub near the Dorset Coast and Bournemouth, suitable for large groups of up to 20 people.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In the Pool-house for your exclusive and private use. ), games room.

Weekly Price from: £2750

Special Offer: from 21 January to 14 February 20
Late availability: from 21 February to 24 February 20

The Old Manor, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

sleeps 10 - 24 guests
10 - 24
9 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage, 6 dog(s) welcome
4 star

Magnificent 9 Bedroom Dorset Country House, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with an private hot tub and games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and air hockey on site there is plenty to keep your group entertained (hen and stag group friendly) at this fine property and the Dorset coast is just a short drive away.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £2450

Special Offer: from 21 January to 14 February 20
Late availability: from 20 February to 24 February 20

Crepe Farm Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Farmstay, West Country.

sleeps 6 - 8 guests
6 - 8
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome

This 4 bedroom country cottage has a definite wow factor with high quality interiors, an inglenook fireplace, a woodburning stove and a private hot tub along with a secluded garden and a location in rural Dorset close to the Jurassic coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £925
Next availability:
from 07 February to 14 February 20 from 21 February to 27 March 20

We have no cottages within Poole itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Poole. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England