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:

Canford Dairy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.

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

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
Next availability:
from 09 April to 31 October 20


Special Offer: from 08 April to 28 June 20

Whitey Top Lodge, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Farmstay Lodge, West Country.

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Modern stylish 2 bedroom holiday lodge with warm bubbly outdoor private hot tub in a rural setting on a dairy farm, within around 30 minutes' drive of Salisbury and the New Forest National Park.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £520
Next availability:
from 09 April to 08 May 20 from 15 May to 22 May 20

Allington Court, Bridport, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, West Country.

sleeps 9 - 21 guests
9 - 21
9 bedrooms
9
8 bathrooms
8
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Elegant 9 bedroom Georgian town house in Bridport, complete with games room and high-tech cinema room, luxurious and stylish plus pet-friendly and sleeping groups of up to 21 people.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £3200
Next availability:
from 09 April to 10 April 20 from 20 April to 24 April 20

Barton Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Dorset's AONB.

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

2 bedroom pet-friendly thatched cottage set in an idyllic village within Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 9 miles from Lyme Regis.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £575
Next availability:
from 10 April to 13 April 20 from 17 April to 04 May 20

Symondsbury Manor, Bridport, Dorset, England

11 bedroom Manor House, Dorset Coast.

sleeps 14 - 22 guests
14 - 22
11 bedrooms
11
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage

Fine country holiday house with 11 bedrooms, set in two and a half acres of gardens in rural Dorset just one mile from the seaside, bookings welcome for weddings, special celebrations, family and group holidays.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £3500
Next availability:
from 14 April to 24 April 20 from 27 April to 07 May 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