Where to stay around Poole?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 155 holiday lettings near Poole. From 68 apartments to 54 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Poole for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Poole?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Poole. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Dorset: 1,294 holiday homes
  • New Forest District: 1,576 holiday homes
  • Hampshire: 797 holiday homes
  • Bournemouth: 976 holiday homes
  • South East England: 17,729 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Poole! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Poole?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Poole with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Bournemouth: 976 holiday lettings
  • Swanage: 772 holiday lettings
  • Christchurch: 847 holiday lettings
  • Lymington: 1,074 holiday lettings
  • Salisbury: 122 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Poole?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Poole are:

  • Bournemouth Airport (BOH): 1,326 self catering accommodations
  • Poole (POQ-Poole Bus Station): 1,204 self catering accommodations
  • Ringwood (RNW-Ringwood Bus Station): 1,481 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Poole?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Poole. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bournemouth Beach: 1,312 holiday rentals
  • Mudeford Quay: 1,514 holiday rentals
  • Lulworth Cove Beach: 982 holiday rentals
  • Durdle Door: 978 holiday rentals
  • Swanage Beach: 1,035 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Poole listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Make a Holiday Rental House in Poole, England Your Home Away From Home


Located in the county of Dorset, in the southern part of the country of England, is the wonderful coastal town of Poole. A Poole holiday will leave you exhausted as there is a myriad of things to see and do in the town and the surrounding area. A Poole holiday rental house will not only give you all of the mod-cons that you would expect in a first-class hotel, it also offers visitors the opportunity to see some of the most spectacular coastal views that this part of Britain has to offer.

Things to Do on Holiday in Poole, England

Virtually any activity that you want to do on your trip away from home is covered on a Poole holiday. There are plenty of outdoor activities to be enjoyed such as tennis, roller blading, football, golf, horse riding, cycling, walking, paragliding and mountain biking. With several award winning beaches in the town there are also plenty of opportunities to indulge in watersports such as swimming, diving, sailing, deep sea fishing, snorkelling, water skiing, jet skiing and windsurfing. Should you be interested in finding out more about the local history of this former important maritime town, then there is a local museum down by the harbour which is housed in a 15th century warehouse.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Poole, England

If you can tear yourself away from your rest at your comfortable Poole holiday rental house then there are some wonderful places to be explored in the surrounding area. One town that should definitely be on your itinerary is Bournemouth, which is a 15 minute drive from Poole. Amongst the attractions to be found here are the Russell-Cotes Museum which was formerly a house built for the wife of the mayor of the town, Merton Russell-Cotes in 1897. The house was gifted to the people of Bournemouth in 1907 and is home to a collection of paintings from the Far East which was collected by Annie Russell-Cotes.Also worth a look is the Bournemouth Eye; unlike the modern structure of the London Eye, the Bournemouth Eye looks like a hot-air balloon and carries only 30 passengers at a time up into the sky to see some wonderful views of the town and the surrounding area.

Weather in Poole, England

Should you be considering booking a wonderful Poole holiday rental house then you can expect to enjoy warm summers and cool winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Poole holiday tend to be July and August when the daytime temperature can reach as high as 28°C. The colder months of the year, namely December and January, see the daytime temperature drop to around 8°C and even as low as 2°C. The annual rainfall amount for the town is 28 inches.

Travel to Poole, England Travellers on a Poole holiday can arrive at Bournemouth International Airport (BOH) which is approximately 13 miles away from the town. Airlines that offer regular, cheap flights to the area include BMI and Flybe. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), Aberdeen (ABZ), Exeter (EXT) and Edinburgh (EDI).

Hoisting the sail from your Poole holiday let

Poole has been a sailing Mecca ever since boaters first discovered its irresistible waters. The marine location is bolstered by excellent natural harbours and plenty of quaysides. The town is home to more than 8 individual yacht clubs, with countless more sailing schools to boot. The upshot? It's a great place to up anchor and explore the south coast or hone your skills at the rudder, come summer. And the water sports don't end there, either. Windsurfers and kayakers are bound to love the brackish ponds of Poole Park, while coasteering adventures are possible all along the rock-ribbed cliffs of the Jurassic Coast.