Located in Sandbanks, Dorset
3 Sandcastles is a holiday cottage in Sandbanks, Dorset, sleeping 4 and just a 5 minute walk to the 3 miles of award winning sandy beach, restaurants and cafes
3 Sandcastles is a first floor apartment in a block of seven holiday apartments located on the very popular Sandbanks Peninsular. You are just a 5 minute walk away from the Blue Flag awarded 3 mile long golden sandy beach as well as all the local amenities including restaurants and cafes. Dining choices include Rick Stein Sandbanks where the views are matched by the cuisine and the Sandbanks Beach Cafe, a bright and modern family friendly cafe situated right on the beach. The beach itself is gently shelving and is excellent for swimming but the area also offers many water sports including windsurfing, kite boarding, paddle boarding, water skiing and jet skiing. Further choices of where to eat out, shopping, attractions and activities can be had in Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch which are all within a short drive. Early bookings are advised as this is a very popular choice with families looking to stay in this much sought after area.
The accommodation at 3 Sandcastles comprises of a hallway leading to an L shaped lounge with leather sofa, Freeview TV, DVD player, WiFi and double French doors leading to the balcony which has views to the south with glimpses of Sandbanks and Poole Bay. The kitchen comes equipped with a gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. There are two bedrooms, the master arranged as a double with en suite shower room and bedroom two a twin single. The family bathroom has a bath with integrated shower over, toilet and basin. A travel cot and highchair can be provided upon request.
Outside you have a private balcony complete with outdoor furniture. To the rear is an external shower which is perfect for removing sand and a power wash system for cleaning mountain bikes or windsurfing gear. There is also a communal garden which has a barbecue and several picnic tables. There is off road parking for one car. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
At just 1 km², Sandbanks is most famous for the high property prices, the fourth most expensive area to live on the planet. Although small it is well worth a visit if staying in the area, or better still if you have managed to rent a home on the peninsula.Read more
Sandbanks beach is one of the best in the area with fine golden sand and has held a European Blue Flag for over 20 years. It gradually slopes into the water making it ideal for younger children and there are lifeguards on duty from May until September.
Now here is something you don't see every day or pretty much never. The British Beach Polo Champioships is an annual event in July held on Sandbanks beach. During the event there is also the Oakley Professional Beach Volleyball, 4 x 4/Polo Pony Charity Race and the famous Sandpolo Beach Parties.
Just behind the beach front lies both a crazy golf and mini folf course. During the summer months a min road train will take you up and down the promenade. As you would expect being a peninsular there are many water based activities available including inflatable fun in the form of Ringos and Broncos, kayaks, jet skis, paddle boards and lots more. Tuition in many watersports is also available as are tours of the area in both kayaks and on paddle boards.
Even though Sandbanks is a small area there are many choices of where to eat out. Highlights include the Harbour Heights Hotel, Haven Hotel, The Sandbanks Brasserie, The Jazz Cafe and The Beach Cafe. Althought it is an expensive area there is lots of choice that will cover pretty much all budgest.Read less
Bournemouth is 9 miles away
Bristol is 63 miles away
Exeter is 78 miles away