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Holiday house in quiet area close to sandy beaches

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful location 10 minutes drive from Sandbanks beach

Our holiday home Taverner is a 2 bedroom terrace house in the peaceful area of Poole known as Baiter Park just a few yards from the water edge and 10 minutes walking distance of bustling Poole Quay with its restaurants, pavement cafes and bars, yet quiet at night. The house is located just four miles from the famous beaches at Sandbanks with other sandy beaches a little further.

The house consists of a double room and a twin room. A folding bed can be provided for a 5th person. The beds are all made up on your arrival with hotel quality bed linen. The bathroom consists of a full size bath with power shower with glass screen, toilet and wash basin. The kitchen has been recently refurbished with breakfast bar and includes washing machine, dish washer, fridge, freezer, built in oven with hob. It contains all the facilities need for your stay including microwave, toaster etc.

The kitchen leads to the private secluded south facing courtyard with table and chairs and BBQ.

The lounge has a flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, two 2 seater leather sofas, dining table and 4 chairs.

The local park, beach and children's' play area is walking distance from the house. The blue flag beaches of Poole at Sandbanks and the National Trust beaches at Studland are a short drive away. Poole is a haven for watersports such as sailing, windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing, waterskiing and wake boarding. Poole Harbour is ideal for birdwatchers of all ages. The apartment would suit couples or those looking for a family holiday or as a base for walking or cycling.

Dorset's attractions are the mild climate, golden sandy beaches, beautiful coastline and countryside. It's weather is favourable, Dorset having amongst the most sunshine hours per year in the UK.

There are the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle (National Trust), the Swanage Steam Railway, the long sandy beaches of Studland and the fascinating Sandbanks Chain Ferry (single car crossing approx £3) within a short distance.

Poole has 41 miles of cycle network and the various routes cater for all ages and abilities of cyclists.

Brownsea Island, a National Trust property, can be accessed via regular pleasure boat from Poole Quay, where you can also find boats to neighbouring Swanage, Bournemouth, and Sandbanks.

More Details

Property Manager
David King
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About David King

David & Tricia welcome you to Dorset Holiday Lets.

We personally manage our two holiday homes and ensure our guests have a comfortable holiday home. We live just 20 minutes away so can respond to any emergency. You can contact us on 01929471087 anytime.

David King purchased this house in 2003

Why David King chose Purbeck

Dorset is a lovely county with so much to do and to see. Poole is very central with easy access to so many activities and places to see.

Some of our guests arrive by train which is just 15 minutes walk or a short taxi journey. They can explore the area by public transport with the main bus station just 10 minutes walk away.

Dorset provides such a range of fantastic attractions; you’ll never find yourself struggling to find things to do whatever you’re interested in. The variety of Dorset attractions is such it’s impossible to list them all.

Dorset boasts some of the best family attractions that you will find anywhere. Puff your way through the picturesque Purbeck hills on one of Swanage Railway’s classic steam trains. A memorable day out for young and old.

The kids will love a day out at Moors Valley Country Park, set in 1000 acres of parkland and woods, there is so much to explore. See if you’ve got a head for heights with the tree top walk ways and conquer the high wire adventure.

If you’re looking for some animal fun then we’ve got that covered! Head over to Farmer Palmers Farm Park for a whole day of farmyard fun in the beautiful Dorset countryside. Your little ones will be well and truly worn out after a day of demonstrations, animal handling, tractor rides, bouncing, play area…the list goes on!

If you’re looking for something a little different why not go trekking with a llama or walking with a donkey?? Have a day of Monkeying around at Monkey World, the world renowned ape rescue centre with hundreds of rescued and endangered apes and monkey.

If you prefer your day to go at a more relaxed pace Dorset still has plenty to interest you.

Dorset is home to some of the most fascinating and beautiful stately homes and gardens. Stroll around these magnificent homes and unearth their hidden histories and soak up the Dorset sunshine while discovering the wonderful gardens.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our lovely stay at this property"

This was one of the nicest holidays I have had. The weather was perfect, the accommodation was lovely, clean and ideally situated for everything we wanted. Short walk to Poole Quay which we did every evening. Friendly pubs on front. Themed evenings. Lovely sitting out in the garden having our morning coffee. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to others. Thank you.

Easy to book, a stones throw from the water front, and within walking distance of the many bars and restaurants of Poole. Very nice, clean property, with all you could need for a trip away from home. Dorset Itself is a beautiful area, with lots of places to go and explore.

Was sad to leave at the end as you don't feel that you're living in a holiday home as it has that homely feel which makes you settle into the place very quickly. Everything is provided (bar towels) and is of a high standard.
May 2014
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Poole House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has a bath, with electric booster shower over with glass screen, plus WC and wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - A travel cot can be provided as an optional extra.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 with the addition of a foldaway bed. Space is tight if using the foldaway in either bedroom. Notes on bedrooms: The double room has a comfortable pocket spring 4'6 double bed plus built in wardrobe with drawers. The twin room has two 3ft single pocket spring beds and a small cupboard and set of drawers
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Out the back of our house there is a south facing courtyard where you can park your car and small patio area with table and chairs and a BBQ . In addition to the private parking space there are a number of visitor spaces in the close. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is included and the beds will be made up upon your arrival. Towels can be provided for a small additional charge. The property is cleaned before your arrival.


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Holiday house in quiet area close to sandy beaches
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 13 reviews

House was extremely clean and well equipped. Owner approachable and helpful.

  • 5 of 5

We wanted an Autumn break and Poole was just perfect! We would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Location close to Poole Quay and Baiter Park

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, very clean,facilities excellent great location for walking to Poole Quay and Baiter park, safe and secure for the children to play. The owner was very helpfull and friendly. Loved our stay and would thoroughly recomend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday home in a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

It seemed unusual to be staying in a holiday home which is actually a little end of terrace house in the middle of a 1980's housing estate, BUT, don't be fooled! The house lacked for nothing and was both very clean and comfortable. The best part of the house though is It's location as it is only 5 minutes walk away from the sea and 10 - 15 mins from Poole Quay & the town centre.

There is a lot to do both in Poole and the surrounding area. We loved the house and I think we may well return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday at 28 Taverner Close @ Poole

  • 3 of 5

We had a lovely week (although went a tad quick). Absolutely lovely property, very central to everything. Bedding amazingly clean and fresh. All the little extras in there that you may forget which some places don't do. Owners were very helpful - we would definitely recommend and return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrea I am so glad you had a great holiday and thank you for your written review of our house although I would like to understand why you gave us only a 3 star rating. We would look forward to your return.
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Lovely modern property close to Poole front and main shops.

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived home after a week here. Had a fantastic stay. We are a party of 2a2c(5yrs). Excellent location for Poole front and shops and easy position to get to main road for short drive to Sandbanks (where we spent our beach time). First time in this area and will happily return as so much more to see. Took advantage of our new NT membership too. Owner responded quickly to any questions we had. Whole family loved our week here! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely week in Poole

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and has everything you need for a break. Very much as advertised. The area is quiet and the parking arrangements are excellent. The house is close enough to most areas of Poole to allow for walking around. Poole park is a few minutes away as is the waterfront. A bit further afield is the quay and the main shopping areas. Easy access to supermarkets and the road network. All in all, very nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian so glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to see you again. Thank you for your review. David King Owner.
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Nearest AIRPORT - Bournemouth: 15 Kilometres

Nearest FERRY - Poole: 1 Kilometres

Nearest TRAIN - Poole: 1 Kilometres

Nearest BEACH - Sandbanks: 3 Kilometres

Nearest BARPUB - WALKING DISTANCE: 1 Kilometres

Nearest SKI - Christchurch: 20 Kilometres

Nearest GOLF - Parkstone Golf Club: 5 Kilometres


Further Details:

The house is an ideal base for exploring the wonderful Dorset countryside including the spectacular Dorset Jurassic coast either by car or public transport.

There are numerous activities including boating, sailing, wind surfing, cycling, harbour boat trips, tennis, golf, bowling, skating, children's play areas, arts centre, swimming and many more..

The nearby beaches include the award winning Sandbanks beach, Canford Cliffs and Branksome Chine all of which are a short drive away. Bournemouth resort with its blue flag beaches and plenty of attractions and facilities is 10 minutes drive away. The unspoilt beaches at Studland can be accessed by the Sandbanks chain link ferry.

The Poole harbour with views of Brownsea Island and Poole Park with its large lake is just yards away.

Blue Poole, lake with 25 acres of heath, woodland and gorse.

Brownsie Island, take a boat trip our from Poole harbour, great day out.

Compton Acres, ornamental gardens, Japanese, Roman, English, Rock, Heather & Palm Court gardens.

Dolphin Swimming Pool for swimming on a cool day.

Kingstone Lacy, Elegant 17th-century country mansion with formal gardens and parkland.

Monkey World, as seen on TV, a must!

Poole Park with loads to do and see, Gus Gorilla, miniature railway, feed the ducks, bowling green.

Splashdown biggest and best water park.

Swanage this small seaside town surrounds a beautiful curved bay.

Tower Park, indoor SplashDown watercentre, 10 screen Empire cinema, bowling, bingo, kids play area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $131.89

Booking Notes:
You can book online at our own web site where you will also find our terms and conditions.
The holiday rates include gas, electricity, rates etc plus bed linen except between November to March when gas and electricity is charged at cost. Towels can be provided by request as an optional extra £3 each towel.
Free WiFi Broadband .
The following can be provided if not already booked: - Stair gate (£5),Travel Cot (£10 per week), Children’s bed rail (£5), High Chair (£10), Foldaway bed £50

Changeover Day:
During high season our change over day is Saturday, but from September to April inclusive we will consider other days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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