Located in Poole, Dorset
Branksome Wood House is a holiday cottage in Poole, Dorset, sleeping 10 in 5 star luxury with hot tub, indoor pool complex, sauna and set within 1 acre of gated gardens
Branksome Wood House is a unique architect designed detached house set within 1 acre of gated gardens found along a private road in Poole. Sleeping 10 in 5 en suite bedrooms this is the perfect property for socialising with an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, pizza oven and fire pit. The indoor pool area includes a bar area, dining table and chairs, woodburning stove and plenty of sofas to relax in. Every attention to detail has been given to every part of the property both inside and out to ensure your stay here is as memorable as the setting. If you can drag yourself away from Branksome Wood House it is a 15 minute walk to Branksome Chine, a fantastic golden sandy beach on the edge of Sandbanks and Poole. Discover the National Trust's Brownsea Island, the birthplace of the Scout movement 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.
The accommodation at Branksome Wood House comprises of a sitting room with electric wood burner and patio doors leading to the garden with Freeview TV, DVD player, WiFi and a selection of books, games and DVDs. There is a study with well stocked library, a dining room with large table and chairs for 10 and a leisure complex including indoor pool, sauna, changing facilities, dining area and sitting room. The kitchen has an AGA with gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and a range of accessories and utensils. Upstairs there are five bedrooms. The master has a king size bed with en suite bath with hand held shower, separate shower, basin and toilet. Bedroom two is a king size double with en suite roll-top bath, hand held shower, basin and toilet. Bedroom three is a king size double with en suite wet room. Bedroom four is a twin with with en suite bath, basin and toilet and bedroom five is a twin with en suite power shower over bath, basin and toilet.
Outside is a gated, landscaped garden extending to 1 acre including seating areas with fire pit and pizza oven. A hot tub on the decking is a great place to relax and enjoy views over the garden. There is plenty of off road parking. 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 63 miles away
Exeter is 80 miles away