Located in Poole, Dorset
Mary Tudor Cottage is a holiday cottage in Poole, Dorset, sleeping 7 in magnificent 5 star surroundings with just a 2 minute walk to restaurants, cafes and shops
Mary Tudor Cottage is located in Poole Old Town within a 2 minute walk to all the local amenities including shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, tea rooms and just a little longer to the beach. If you are a beach lover then you have come to the right place with a large amount of beaches to choose from with one thing in common - golden sand. Choose from Sandbanks beach, Hamworthy, Branksome Chine, Canford Cliffs, Shore Road, Branksome Dene, Flaghead Chine or Lake Pier with many holding the Blue Flag award. In fact Poole has won more Blue Flags than any other UK resort and many are gently shelving making this a really good choice for the traditional seaside holiday. A short trip will take you into Bournemouth with a further host of attractions and activities or take a trip inland to discover the many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty or explore the New Forest National Park.
The accommodation at Mary Tudor Cottage is set over three floors and comprises of a sitting room with woodburning stove, Smart TV with Freeview, Bluetooth speaker and WiFi enabled throughout. The kitchen comes well equipped with electric oven with induction hob, combination microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and a shared utility with washing machine and tumble dryer. The dining room has table and chairs for six. A cloakroom rounds off the ground floor. There are four bedrooms in total spread over the two upper floors. The master bedroom has a four poster bed with an en suite with bath with shower over, basin and toilet and there is another en suite double with shower, basin and toilet. There is a second floor twin bedroom with en suite shower, basin and toilet and a final single bedroom.
Outside is a courtyard garden complete with furniture and barbecue. There is garage parking for one car. Please note the garage is a double garage which is shared with the property next door. 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 9 miles away
Bristol is 60 miles away
Exeter is 76 miles away