Dog-friendly Cottages Dorset
Dorset is a pawsome holiday destination for furry family members all year round. The famous Jurassic coast, Durdle Door, Poole harbour, the South West Coast path, rolling countryside and the surrounding countryside make the Dorset coast super dog friendly for a British break.
- Poole, EnglandDuring the first half of 2018 this apartment has been renovated and improved. The garden has undergone a complete overhaul as have the majority of the rooms within the apartment. Returning guests will notice a vast difference including the relocation of the front door and the removal of the conservatory being replaced with an orangery complete with underfloor heating. This family and pet-friendly self-contained holiday apartment occupies the entire ground floor of a converted detached Victorian house. It is centrally located for exploring Bournemouth, Westbourne and Poole.
The property is the perfect base to explore the Purbeck Hills, the port of Poole, Sandbanks and the New Forest. Nearby, take boat trips to local places of interest, including the National Trust’s Brownsea Island Nature Reserve and the RSPB Nature Reserve near Poole Harbour. Fishing, watersports and golf are all available locally and for vibrant nightlife and shopping, visit Poole and Bournemouth. Attractions close by include Farmer Palmers, Monkey World, The Tank Museum, Tower Park and Tyneham Village. Beach 3½ miles. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.£59From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Poole, EnglandThis delightful detached single storey holiday home with large lawned garden and plenty of parking, is located on a quiet residential street only a 10-minute drive from the cosmopolitan seaside city of Bournemouth.
Inside, this immaculately presented home has a light and airy living/dining room with sofa bed, with French doors to the lovely, well-maintained garden and sitting-out area with rattan furniture. There is a large bedroom with a 6ft super kingsize bed (which can be split to make twin beds) and a TV. The well equipped kitchen has a door to outside. Extra thought has been put into ensuring guests with young children are well catered for, with a highchair, baby bath, changing mat, toddler toilet steps and seat all readily available in the property.
There is so much do to in this ever popular area. Bournemouth itself has a host of year round entertainment and leisure for all ages – Oceanarium, Bournemouth Eye, Compton Acre Gardens and shopping centre, various eateries, theatre, mainline station, bars and clubs. There are bands playing outside in the warmer months and a wonderful holiday atmosphere! Take a ride on the Bournemouth Eye, which rises high above the town to give the most amazing panoramic views over the whole area. At the foot of the pier is the fascinating Oceanarium, where the whole family can discover life beneath the waves. Compton Acres Gardens in Bournemouth and the delightful Exbury Gardens, 18 miles, are both worth a visit. Beaulieu, with its world-renowned National Motor Museum, Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey, are 20 miles away. The beautiful New Forest National Park is within 5 miles, and for those who enjoy the thrill of a theme park, Paultons Park is 25 miles away. Other places of interest include Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park, Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch Priory, Mudeford Key, Poole Harbour, Highcliffe Castle and the National Trust’s Brownsea Island.
There are a number of nature reserves close by, one of 40 acres just a short walk away. Nearby Boscombe Chine Gardens offer a good mix of flower beds, grassy areas and a mixture of deciduous and coniferous trees, growing on steep banks on either side of the Chine. In addition to the wildlife, there is also a water themed play area, crazy golf and a cafe. Hengistury Head is 7 miles away, not only a nature reserve it is a place where archaeology has been ongoing for many years. 8 miles from the cottage is Poole, which boasts being the second largest natural harbour in the world, and with Sandbanks, a peninsula, being one of the most expensive pieces of land - some notable footballers and their families have bought properties on this spit. A short drive takes you to the New Forest National Park with its famous wild ponies, or head for the Purbecks and enjoy coastal walks and pretty villages. Christchurch is nearby with castle and harbour, or visit Beaulieu in the New Forest, with the National Motor Museum. The New Forest National Park, where you can see the free-roaming ponies, donkeys and cattle and enjoy off-road walking, riding and cycling. The quaint market town of Fordingbridge is close by with its famous stone bridge and fine arches, plenty of shops, pubs, a café and riverside location to enjoy, and closeby is a waterpark. Both Wimborne and Ringwood are a short drive, which also have a selection of shops, pubs and eateries. Shop 1 mile, pub ¼ mile.£109From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Poole, EnglandRefurbished and redecorated in 2022, this fantastic, single-storey apartment is set in the small peninsular of Sandbanks and is perfect for a visit at any time of year. There is a twin bedroom with two comfortable single beds, and there is also a master bedroom which is well-presented and makes a great place to retreat to after a long day. In the living room, there is ample spacing for four guests to sit around the TV, or enjoy a meal together in the intimate dining area. The apartment has a small patio area at the front which is accessed via the living area. There is free Wi-Fi and one allocated parking space in front of the apartment, which is secured via an electric gate.
The property is located in Sandbanks, famous for its high property values. You’ll find the beach is sandy and flat with shallow waters, making it a popular site for water sports, especially windsurfing and parasailing.
Take the chain ferry from Sandbanks to Studland, and head up to Old Harry Rocks where you’ll be greeted with amazing views of the coastline. On the way back, why not stop and quench your thirst in the local pub or even have a spot of lunch.
Poole town centre has an abundance of shops to suit all tastes and budgets. Head down to Poole Quay and you’ll find plenty to see and do, play in the amusements, catch the land train or take a boat over to Brownsea Island. The island is home to the endangered red squirrel and offers lovely walks and views of the harbour. If you fancy going further afield, you can even catch a ferry to Jersey. Poole Park offers tennis courts, a miniature railway and an indoor soft play centre for children.
The summer months see Poole come alive with weekly firework displays from the quay and Sandbanks, speedway events, weekly bike meets and evening boat trips around the harbour.
Head to Bournemouth and you’ll find cinemas, the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth International Centre and a variety of places to eat and drink. Head down to pier and you’ll find plenty to see and do. If you can manage to tear yourself away from the seven miles of golden sand, why not take a stroll on the pier, play in the amusements, go on an underwater adventure at the Oceanarium or even catch the land train to Boscombe. Stroll through Bournemouth gardens and you’ll come across mini golf, a bandstand, aviary and the Bournemouth Eye.
Further afield you’ll find the spectacular Jurassic coastline (a World Heritage site), Corfe Castle, the New Forest National Park, Swanage and Southampton.£105From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Poole, EnglandThe Houseboat’s unique exterior is breath-taking and the stunning interior provides a fantastic open plan living space split across multiple levels. The property has a full glass frontage providing inspiring views out across Lake Pier and Poole Harbour. The Houseboat has won architectural awards and has been featured in print numerous times, it is a truly exceptional home.
There are four comfortable and beautiful bedrooms, one with a super kingsize bed and patio doors leading directly to the private terrace and has its own luxurious en-suite, there are two kingsize bedrooms one with an en-suite shower room and the fourth bedroom has full sized bunk beds and next door there is a large family bathroom. You can dine together in the open kitchen and dining area, be sure to contact the property manager for the option of hiring a personal chef. You can relax in the living quarters or escape to the second living area on the top floor. The open living space is ideal for social interaction with your friends and family during your stay here. There is an outdoor patio area with garden furniture, you can spend your evenings out here enjoying the sea air and treat yourselves to a scrumptious barbecue. There is a short path you can take directly to the beach to enjoy a seaside walk or catching the sun while relaxing on the beach, beach towels are provided during your stay.
There is lots to do nearby, offering entertainment for everyone. There is often an interesting event happening along Poole Harbour. You can get a boat from Poole to Brown Sea island, a National trust site with an abundance of wildlife including red squirrels. At Tower Park there is Splashdown - a water park, a cinema and a bowling alley, as well as a variety of restaurants. You can get the ferry from Poole to Studland to visit Swanage with its steam train that goes to Corfe Castle. Corfe is a pretty village with the ruins of a thousand year old castle. Bournemouth is nearby where you can visit the Oceanarium, the Bournemouth Eye, beautiful gardens, mini-golf, a theatre and there are a variety of events throughout the year. Why not head to the New Forest National Park with its free roaming ponies, cattle and donkeys and enjoy fantastic walks in the woodlands. If you are looking for somewhere to stay to create unforgettable memories then The Houseboat is the ideal holiday home. Beach 350 yards. Shop 1 mile, pub 700 yards and restaurant 530 yards.£398From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Poole, EnglandWelcome to Hop House, this well-presented semi-detached house close to Poole Harbour. The property is tastefully decorated with a beautiful rear garden perfect for those summer evenings relaxing in the last of the sun. Inside the property you are welcomed into a generous sized living room with Smart TV, wood burner and comfy sofas. The kitchen/dining room is well sized with a breakfast bar and dining room table for the whole family to enjoy a meal. Upstairs you find the main bedroom with double bed, bedroom two is a small double and bedroom three offering a twin with two single beds. The family bathroom offers a shower over bath and heated towel rail. Outside, there are two separate seating areas to catch both the morning and evening sun. There is a large utility room where you can store many items from bucket and spade to a paddle board.
With the property being less than 3 miles from Poole Quay, this is one place the whole family can enjoy a day out, taking in a boat trip around the second largest natural harbour in the world. Poole Harbour offers many different activities from a trip to the home of Scouts Brownsea Island, you may be lucky enough to see a red squirrel. Also down the road is the Famous Sandbanks, where you can try water sports, walk along the award-winning sandy beaches or relax and take in the stunning sunsets from Sandbanks back across Poole Harbour. Further afield you can venture to the famous Tank Museum at Bovington where you can experience a ride in a tank or take a trip to Monkey World, all within a 30-minute drive from the property. For the walkers amongst us, the uninterrupted views from the Jurassic Coastline which runs from Poole down to Lyme Regis taking in the sites of Durdle Door and Lulworth plus many more are well worth a visit. Don’t forget your camera on this trip, rain or shine you will be amazed what Dorset has to offer. Hamworthy train station is a seven-minute walk from the property and a 25-minute walk to local pubs, restaurants and marinas.£102From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Poole, EnglandWelcome to Prosecco Palace, a two-bedroom mobile home with balcony, situated on Rockley Park on the shores of Poole Harbour. Within a short walk of the beach where there are lots of watersports activities and Ham Common Nature Reserve, this is a fantastic holiday location. The property has an open-plan living space, with a sofa bed and door leading to the wrap around balcony area. The main bedroom has a kingsize bed, wall-mounted TV, fitted wardrobe, dressing table area and USB points. There is also a twin bedroom and a shower room with walk-in shower.
Prosecco Palace is situated on a holiday park, and park passes for entertainment, facilities and on-site restaurants are available to purchase direct from the park. Passes can be purchased for durations from Monday to Friday, Friday to Monday or Saturday to Saturday. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, outdoor seasonal swimming pool (pre-booking required), restaurants, an amusement arcade, live entertainment lounge, mini-market and launderette. The park facilities are closed from 4th November to 15th March.£111From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Poole, EnglandGorsehill House is a wonderful home that’s simply perfect for families looking for a spacious home with great entreating spaces to enjoy. The property enjoys a large living room with Sky and Smart TV. A large open plan kitchen and dining room and four bedrooms, so plenty of space for the whole family! Outside the style continues into a landscaped garden with several seating areas and an enclosed hot tub to enjoy.
Poole is an excellent base for exploring the beautiful country of Dorset, its stunning beaches and its Jurassic Coast and UNESCO World Heritage site. For cultural events, the Poole Lighthouse theatre and concert hall offers a dazzling array of dramatic productions and music and is home to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. 10 minute drive to Sundbank beaches.
Shopping facilities in Poole focus around the Dolphin Shopping Centre and the pedestrianised high street, interspersed with cafés and coffee shops for well-earned refreshment. A stroll down the High Street leads visitors to Poole Quay, and the multitude of bars and restaurants offering an excellent array of culinary choice. Once replete, why not walk off lunch with a stroll on The Quay and along the harbourside path at Baiter?
The beauty of Poole is that all these attractions and facilities are within easy walking distance of each other. With Poole being an excellent base for beaches and for exploring the beauty of the Dorset countryside, there is no shortage of things to do and see on its very doorstep! Maximum number of guests is 7.£291From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Poole, EnglandParkstone Apartment is a well-equipped property offering one modern and stylish bedroom, and a large open plan living space with a modern well fitted kitchen. Outside there’s a lovely southerly facing shared garden with sitting-out area, and private parking for one car.
This lovely modern, ground floor apartment is located a short stroll from a vibrant Poole suburb and offers easy access to the golden sandy beaches at Sandbanks and Bournemouth. Locally the well served town of Poole is within walking distance and is home to a wide variety of places where you can eat and drink, along with a good range of shopping and an historic quay. If you are heading out for dinner or a dink, then the local suburb of Ashley Cross offers a fantastic range of independent bars and restaurants as well as a plethora of independent shops.
The property is the perfect base to explore the Purbeck Hills, the port of Poole, Sandbanks and the New Forest. Nearby, take boat trips to local places of interest, including the National Trust’s Brownsea Island Nature Reserve and the RSPB Nature Reserve near Poole Harbour. Fishing, water sports and golf are all available locally and for vibrant nightlife and shopping, visit Poole and Bournemouth. Attractions close by include Farmer Palmers, Monkey World, The Tank Museum, Tower Park and Tyneham Village. Whatever your reason for choosing this property we are certain it will leave you longing to return. Beach 2½ miles.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests.£98From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Poole, EnglandBaywell House is a great pet friendly holiday home set in a residential area just half a mile from Hamworthy beach and just over a mile from Poole’s historic quayside and bustling town. With two bedrooms, a modern stylish bathroom on the first floor along with a separate sitting room, dining room and kitchen provide comfy accommodation for four guests and their four-legged companions. Outside you will find an enclosed garden, sitting out area and garden furniture.
This home is perfectly located within Poole, situated just a short walk from the beautiful Poole Quay and Britain’s largest natural harbour, where you can do a variety of water sports. There are several waterfront cafés and bars where you can enjoy a drink while watching the boats leaving the harbour.
Nearby is Sandbanks Beach well known for its beautiful golden sands and clear waters, as well as its amazing homes. Take a boat trip to Brownsea Island with its variety of wildlife, and maybe you will be able to catch a glimpse of the red squirrels who live here. Another popular attraction is to take the chain ferry across to Studland where you can then explore further down the Jurassic Coast, where it would be well worth a visit to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. You can also visit the charming village of Corfe Castle, home to the ruins of a thousand-year-old castle.£76From price per night based on 7 night stay