poole holidays

Dorset Holiday

The Jurrassic Coastline

Explore the world famous Dorset coastline with many natural coves, bays and sites of natural beauty

The Purbecks

Just a short drive or cycle ride and you will find yourself in the Purbecks exploring Studland beech, Corfe Castle, Swanage and many country pubs

Arts & Craft

Poole & Dorset is steeped in history going back hundreds of years, 2 museums are less than 50 yards away, poole tourism office is less than 2 minutes walk and there.

Habour cruises

The dorset “Belles” provide harbour crusies for relaxing and taking it easy, see all 5 islands within the Harbour – stop on Brownsea island the original home of the Scout movement. Or stay afloat longer and take a trip along the Dorset coast.


Poole is a real Mecca for sailing and motor boating, with the Isle of wight, the solent, to the east and Weymouth to the west it provides many a great selection of Marina’s, small coves and harbour retreats to drop ankor and take it the priceless views.

Sandbanks & Studland Beeches

Surf, rest and play, lazy summer days on the beech, family fun, beech sports, watersports, live music and spectacular summer firework displays are just a view of the many things you can do.

Scuba diving

Poole harbour and the jurrassic coastline is well known for exploring shipwreaks, several good clubs offer many specialist diving lessons and trips.

Sailing & Windsurfing and watersports

Weather you windsurf, kite surf, Poole harbour is a mecca for wind sports, the basin at Sandbanks provides an excellent location for both beginners and experts alike.

Walking & Bird watching

Take your pick – Fom the bird Hides at Arne , the designated bird watching areas on Brownsea island and the many wonderful woodland locations on the Purbecks. It really is a walkers and Twitchers paradise.

Historic Houses and landmarks

Isis provides guides to all the historic houses and landmarks, within a 50 mile radius, there are amany to choose from.


Poole is well known as a key tourism destination, it therefore provides many road and off road cycling oppertunites catering for gentle cycle rides to the beech or for the more adventurous the steep hills of the Purbecks- with many watering holes of course!

Eating Out

From 5 star cusine 10 yards from your door to cafes – over 30 restuarants and eateries are within walking duistance from the house – see our eating out section.

Pubs & Clubs

Poole Harbour offers charming Pubs hundreds of years old, with bags of character, stroll further up the quay and find trendy cafes and more watering holes.