Peaceful location 10 minutes drive from Sandbanks beach
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 Poole
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.
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Great place with kids
We stayed in this house for a week with our 2 kids (3 and 5 years old). The house is a bit outdated, but had everything you need. Location is great to discover the Poole-area. Lots to do with kids. Supermarkets close by (couple minutes by car or 15 min walk). Communication with David went well; we had some problems which he solved quickly. Thanks for a lovely week!
Great location, quiet & peaceful
Taverner is situated 15 minute walk from Poole Harbour with it's pub's & restaurants & a few minutes walk from Baiter Park. It is set in a very peaceful & quite area with plenty of parking. The house, although basic, has everything needed for a relaxing stay. After a days sightseeing we spent the late afternoons in the courtyard enjoying the sun. We ate out quite a lot but the facilities are there for cooking, with plenty of fridge & freezer space, a dish washer & washing machine should you need it.
Great City Accomodation
Clean and comfortable with best mattresses we have rented yet. The place was a little small for those with active children. You are in a fantastic location here with plenty to do within walking distance so we adapted thanks to having fantastic weather. Enjoyed crabbing on the Quay and evening walks around the lake. Cooked basic meals each night thanks to having supermarkets on your doorstep but would have liked more than one huge pan. (We used the collender as a steamer due to lack of pans) and adapted the shopping to oven food. Oven was great to have and exceptionally clean. The wife complained of having no useable sockets near a mirror due to poor fitting of a surface socket near mirror made unusable due to poor DIY effort and general lack of sockets everywhere. Had also a little niggle of aerial socket to TV seems faulty dropping your signal out randomly, but when you are out enjoying your location then you can ignore these niggles short term. Overall loved the place!!!
Tip: Park your car in any space marked Private on the estate and walk and explore instead of moving it to enjoy Poole at its best.
I am pleased our guests enjoyed their stay and had a great time. There is so much to do and see close by. We have had families stay before and not had a complaint about the size of our house which is open plan on the ground floor and two bedrooms upstairs, perhaps our American guests are used to larger houses.
I am surprised our guests could only find one large saucepan as there are at least 4. I can only assume they did not look in the plinth bottom drawer underneath the oven!
I do not understand the issue about the socket in the bedroom which was properley installed and the house has been tested as is legally required. There at least 3 other sockets in the room.
I will check the TV areal socket as I have had no previous issue reported.
Lovely house in ideal location in Poole
We needed somewhere to live during refurbishment of our own house in Poole. This house was just the job. Ideal location - close to Poole town with bars, restaurants and shops all within easy level walking distance. The house was warm and comfortable and a nice place to relax after a busy day of decorating in our own house.
So glad our guests enjoyed their stay, we always ensure the house is clean and comfortable. We are always looking to improve the experince and welcome any feedback.
The property was clean had everything you would need. Brilliant location you could get by without using a car lots to do in the area great place to take kids. Could do with a better shower as it’s not very powerful.
Dear Jason, thank you for your review and I delighted you enjoyed your stay. I have noted your comment about the shower and will check this out as I have never had any problems reported before. There is a Boost button which you may have missed.
House was extremely clean and well equipped. Owner approachable and helpful.
We wanted an Autumn break and Poole was just perfect! We would love to go back.
There is so much to see and do in and around Poole. Here are just a few of them.:-
Bournemouth Zip Wire
Play golf Bournemouth
Harbour Challenge Outdoor Education Centre
Surf Steps – Bournemouth Surf School
Sorted Surf School
The Big Canoe
Rockley Watersports who offer sailing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, powerboating, coasteering, archery, bush craft, mountain biking, trekking and orienteering, climbing and forest skills.
Bournemouth Aviation Museum
City Cruises Poole
Greenslade Pleasure Boats
Bournemouth Gardens Boscombe Chine Gardens
Dolphin Swimming Pool
Brownsea Island Nature Reserve
Ham Common Nature Reserve
Wimbourne Model Town
Swanage Steam Railway
Upton Country Park
National Tank Museum
Poole Lighthouse Theatre
Poole Motorbike evenings