Located in Poole, Dorset
Explorer House is a holiday cottage in Poole, Dorset, sleeping 8 and accepting pets perfect for larger families or groups of friends.
Explorer House is located on the edge of Poole, is a semi detached cottage in a residential area that is perfect for larger families or group of friends. Explorer House makes an excellent base to explore the area with a huge amount of activities in Poole itself, a large choice of sandy beaches, the Jurassic Coast is on your doorstep and the New Forest National Park just a short drive away.
The accommodation at Explorer House comprises of sitting room with TV with Virgin Media, DVD player, CD/radio, WiFi is enabled throughout and there is a selection of books and games as well. The kitchen comes equipped with an electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. There is a breakfast bar with stools but there is also a dining area with table and chairs as well as patio doors which lead out to the deck. A cloakroom with basin and toilet rounds off the ground floor.
Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms which consist of a double that also has a TV, a twin room that has a basin and a bunk room with adult size beds. The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, basin and toilet. Please note Explorer House will accommodate a maximum of 6 adults and two children.
Outside there is a large, enclosed decking area. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price and there is off road parking available.
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 61 miles away
Exeter is 78 miles away