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Beautiful character terraced house in Poole's Historic Old Town

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom character house sleeps 4 + 2 in the heart of Old Town Poole

Our holiday home is a wonderful listed property full of character in a quiet old square with the Church at the centre. The house is beautifully furnished throughout with a fully fitted modernised kitchen and comfortable living/dining area on the ground floor. To the rear of the property is an enclosed courtyard with a small sitting area and also with room to park 1 or 2 cars (depending on sizes). There is a shed for storage.

The winding staircase leads up to the first floor double room with sashed windows and shutters overlooking St James Church. This bedroom has a light and modern fitted en-suite bathroom. Also on this floor is the family shower room, also modern and light. There is a study which has a sofa bed to allow 2 extra people to sleep if required.

The winding staircase leads on upstairs to the second floor double bedroom. From this bedroom a door leads onto a rooftop decked area - super for a quiet sit in the sunshine or evening drink.

Please note that bed linen is provided for the two double beds. We have provided a duvet, mattress protector and pillows for the sofa bed but you will need to bring linen for that. Personal towels are not provided.

We are very happy to consider short breaks in the low to mid season but please see below for prices. (Despite our best efforts with the website it is only able to calculate and present to you the pro rata rates - our apologies for this). Do call us if you have any questions.

3 nights - 75% of full weekly rate

4 nights - 80% of full weekly rate

5 nights - 85% of full weekly rate

6 nights - 90% of full weekly rate

More Details

Mark & Penny Hockey
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Mark & Penny Hockey

For over ten years now, we have enjoyed owning holiday homes and welcoming visitors to enjoy staying in them as much as we do.

Mark & Penny Hockey purchased this house in 2010

Why Mark & Penny Hockey chose Purbeck

This is a beautiful old house in the Old Town of Poole which is full of character. It is so peaceful and yet a few minutes walk to the quay and harbourside.

What makes this house unique

Character and location

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fabulous place! Thank you so much.
Oct 2011
  • 1 of 5


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Poole in Purbeck District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a character red tiled floor and is bright and fitted with white sink, toilet and bath with central taps. The shower room also has a red tiled floor and white fittings. Both have the benefit of natural light from windows.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Study/Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The spiral staircase leads you up to the first floor bedroom which looks out over the Church through two character sash windows. This room contains a double bed and the en-suite bathroom leads from it. On this floor, there is a study which contains a sofa bed which can be opened up for 2 more people if required. There is also a family shower room. Another winding staircase leads you up to the second floor where there is a further double bedroom. A roof top balcony can be accessed via this room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This home is fully and beautifully furnished throughout with modern bedroom furniture and recently renewed bathrooms. There is an open plan living and dining area with the kitchen area, one step up. There is parking for one/two cars within a secure courtyard at the rear of the property. There is also a super rooftop decked area for sitting or sunbathing.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

Beautiful character terraced house in Poole's Historic Old Town
average rating of 4.861111 based on 41 reviews

Beautiful character cottage in a peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely property - very quiet and peaceful but handy for shops, bars and other amenities. More spacious than we expected with lovely light rooms and very well equipped. Christmas dinner for 7 was easily managed! We even managed coffee on the roof terrace which I'm sure would have had a great deal of use at a different time of year.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. So glad you enjoyed your stay and that even in the winter there are moments to enjoy the roof terrace!
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Lovely cottage yeards from Poole Quay

  • 5 of 5

Warm, well equipped cottage just a minutes walk from Poole Quay. The cottage was clean and well equipped. Excellent communication with the owners. We easily parked an estate and a medium sized car in the yard.

Local visits to Monkey World and Bovington Tank Museum, Lulworth Cove - with a walk to Durdle Door if you don't mind a bit of a hill.

I would happily recommend this cottage to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

We have been holidaying in Poole/Sandbanks for around 20 years, and this is by far the best accommodation that we have stayed in.

The location of the house is perfect. Within minutes of all the activities Poole Quay had to offer, yet still very quiet and peaceful.

The cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable. The lounge/dining/kitchen area downstairs is very homely and comfortable. The bedrooms are very comfortable, with the study/3rd bedroom very comfortable for our two children to share.

The roof terrace is lovely and peaceful on a warm summer evening, and the back garden/terrace is perfect for a BBQ.

We will definitely want to book again! Mark and Penny are lovely hosts and so considerate to take the time to pop by to ensure we were happy and enjoying our holiday!

Thank you so much for a lovely holiday.

Anna, Matthew, Noah and Darcey Poole; and Sue Pickering.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent position for Poole no driving necessary although only1 minute walk from quay no noise Very good and clean would recommend if you like Poole this the place to stay

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in an excellent location to sight-see and is very close to the harbour. It was clean, tidy, comfortable and homely. Kitchen was well stocked with equipment and wifi was good - as was the off street parking. Communication with Penny was excellent and we would thoroughly recommend the cottage. We ate at a few local restaurants (Poole Arms, di Vincis and the Rope & Anchor - all very nice!). Good places to visit: Borwnsea, Studland, Sandbanks, Kingsdown Lacey, Greyhound Racing - top attraction was Segwaying at Upton Park! Thank you for a great break! :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely winter short break in this cosy cottage. As may be expected from a listed building, it is full of character. The cottage has been modernised in an attractve manner, but retains many original features. It is spacious and tastefully furnished. Despite its central location in a beautiful spot just a few steps from Poole Quay, it was extremely quiet. The owners are friendly and very well organised so that the booking process and access to the property were straightforward. Our stay was a pleasant experience and we would certainly return if the opportunity arises.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Poole Fery Terminal
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M27 near Southampton
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Dry ski slope near airport
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: recommended

Our character holiday home is located in a quiet square opposite the church of St James in Poole's Georgian Old Town. It is a minute away from Poole Quay and the harbour front with all its interest. Boats leave from nearby for Brownsea Island and harbour tours. Poole town is only 10 minutes walk away along the atmospheric old High Street with its restaurants and little shops. From Poole, the famous beaches of Sanbanks are a 15 minute drive. Bournemouth is also close and further afield the lovely town of Chritschurch and its historic Priory. The New Forest lies to the East, towns of Ringwood and Salisbury to the North and all the beautiful towns and villages of West Dorset to the West. Around the harbour lies the Isle of Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast with spectacular scenery and quiet coastal walks.

Other Activities: harbour cruises


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Poole, Dorset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Whit Half Term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
2 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High season
23 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Peak season
7 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
3 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

The security deposit of £100 is due within 5 days of making a booking. We will email confirmation of your booking with details of when the full and final payment is due. We will also send some more information about the house to you. We then hold the security deposit until after your departure, and, all being left clean and tidy in the house, we will arrange to return your deposit to you within two weeks of your departure - usually within a few days!
Please remember to bring your own personal towels.
Bed linen is provided for the two double beds. If you wish to use the sofa bed, the mattress cover, double duvet and pillows are provided, but please bring your own bed linen.
Please check with us for the cost of stays shorter than 7 nights as we are not able to charge exactly pro rata. Thank you.
In the event of cancellation less than 3 months prior to your stay, we will endeavour to relet the house. If unsuccessful, we respectfully point out that you will be liable for the cost of the holiday booked, and we suggest you arrange insurance for such an eventuality.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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