Located in Poole, Dorset
Henbury Hide is a holiday cottage in Corfe Mullen, Dorset, sleeping 6 this upside down property is close to the beaches of Poole and Bournemouth
Henbury Hide is an upside down house located in the picturesque village of Corfe Mullen. Surrounded by countryside you are also within a very short drive of Poole and Bournemouth with their miles of sandy beaches. Even closer is the market town of Wimborne Minster with its model town and gardens, the famous Friday market, Minster Church and the rivers Stour and Allen. Corfe Mullen itself has several pubs and restaurants as well as an excellent coffee shop and local shops. These are just an 8 minute walk from Henbury Hide.
The accommodation at Henbury Hide comprises of a sitting room leading to a balcony with Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi as well as a selection of books, games and DVDs. There is an addition sitting room with sofa bed bringing accommodation up to 6 guests. The kitchen/diner has a gas hob with electric oven, microwave, washer/dryer and dishwasher. The dining table has chairs for six. There are two bedrooms. A ground floor king-size double with en suite shower, basin and toilet and a first floor double. The family bathroom has bath, basin and toilet. A travel cot, stairgate and highchair can be provided upon request.
Outside is a pretty garden complete with rear decking with table and chairs. Lockable bike storage is available. There is off road parking for three cars. 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 10 miles away
Bristol is 56 miles away
Exeter is 74 miles away