Located in Sandbanks, Dorset
Driftwood is a holiday cottage in Sandbanks, Dorset, sleeping 12 this beachfront house has exceptional sea views and has direct access to Sandbanks beach
Driftwood is a beautifully presented beach-front house with incredible sea and coastal views with direct access to the award winning Sandbanks beach. With sea views available from many of the rooms this is the perfect location for a sophisticated seaside holiday for large families or groups of friends. A private path from the rear of the house leads directly to the promenade and along the 3 miles of beautiful, award winning golden sandy beach. Located at the eastern entrance to the Sandbanks Peninsular, the beach has clear waters suitable for swimming or building sand castles for those less adventurous. This area is great for watersports with tuition available close by so you can try paddle boarding, kite surfing, windsurfing or even water skiing during your stay. There are many waterside bars and restaurants to choose from, all within walking distance of Driftwood. During July Sandbanks plays host to the British Beach Polo Championships which has become a very popular event with parties thrown in the evening.
The accommodation at Driftwood is spread over three floors and comprises of an entrance hallway with steps taking you to the middle floor where you will find the modern, open plan living area. The room is flooded with light from the large windows and doors which lead out to your private terrace while inside you can relax on the comfortable sofas. The modern kitchen is very well equipped with double oven, hob, microwave, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and plenty of cupboard space as well as a large range of utensils and accessories. The dining area has a table and seating for all 12 guests with those wonderful views available while you dine. There is a second lounge on this level with TV and WiFi access and a balcony with outside furniture which is a great place to view the sunsets. A cloakroom with toilet and basin rounds off this floor.
There are two bedrooms on the lower ground floor arranged as a king size double and a twin and a large walk in wet room. This floor houses the utility area which houses two washing machines and a large games room which houses a selection of toys as well as a pool table and a wall mounted TV. There is access to the side of the house and steps lead to a path down to the beach.
The top floor houses 4 bedrooms. The master bedroom has and en suite shower room and has balcony access, bedroom two is another double with en suite shower room and balcony access and both of these bedrooms are sea facing. Bedrooms three and four are arranged as a double and a twin with a front aspect and a family bathroom has a bath, separate shower and toilet. A travel cot and highchair can be provided.
Outside is a private rear patio accessed via huge patio doors with outside furniture and a barbecue and those stunning coastal views. To the front of the property there is off road parking for 3 - 4 cars. 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 8 miles away
Bristol is 63 miles away
Exeter is 79 miles away