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Stylish holiday cottage near Poole Harbour, no smoking, on one level

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom year round cottage with driveway dog by arrangement

We have tried to ensure that everything has been provided to allow you to have a wonderful stay in our holiday cottage rental. A modern kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, hob and oven. Teas, coffee, milk, biscuits are in the kitchen for your arrival. The cosy lounge is ideal to relax in, having two comfy sofas, dining area, freeview TV , DVD player, CD player/radio, games and books. Both bedrooms overlook the peaceful back garden, one is a double bed and the other a smaller twin. Bed linen and tea towels are provided and the beds are made up for your arrival. The well designed bathroom has a modern shower over the bath and heated towel warmer. The driveway has enough space for 2 cars. The private rear garden is ideal for outdoor living with patio, BBQ and garden furniture. Sun loungers and beach chairs. A NO SMOKING COTTAGE. Central heating so ideal all year round. Dog allowed by arrangement. No prams, pushchairs etc inside please. HOUSE SWAP POSSIBLE

For further details and photos of Pinetop and the local area please take a look at my website : www.pinetop.co.uk

More Details

Patricia Smith
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, A very small amount of French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Patricia Smith

I live with my husband David, our dogs Ventoux and Toby, our cat Lily and 3 hens. We both love the Dorset coast, the Isle of Purbeck in particular. We enjoy tootling round in our VW , hiking the coastal path, boating,canoeing and generally take advantage of living in the relaxed atmosphere of this area.

Patricia Smith purchased this bungalow in 2005

Why Patricia Smith chose Purbeck

We have lived in this area for most of our life and find the relaxed atmosphere of living by the coast in such a beautiful are hard to beat. I think that most guests who stay at Pinetop feel the same.


What makes this bungalow unique

All the living area and garden are on one level. Pinetop is in a tranquil area you can be in Poole in 5 minutes and the beaches in 15 minutes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I had a great holiday at Pinetop, a real home from home. Literally everthing we need is there, even fresh milk for our arrival . We spent most days on the beach at Sandbanks and had some tasty meals on The Quay in the evening. Could not believe a whole week of sunshine. Thanks for your hospitality Patricia......and the toothbrush !
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Poole in Purbeck District

Property Type:
  • bungalow (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • Small contemporary style bathroom, fully tiled with heated towel warmer. Modern thermostatic shower over the bath. Bath mat is provided but not towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The beds are made up for your arrival with charming linens and duvets. Centrally heated with thermostatically controlled radiators in each bedroom. Both bedrooms are light and airy and back onto the peaceful enclosed rear garden. A wardrobe and mirror in each room and dressing table in the double bedroom. We also have a travel cot available. Please ask when booking.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pinetop is strictly non smoking. One dog is usually allowed by arrangement at a cost of £15/week. Please contact with details of size and breed. Dogs the size of a small donkey cannot be accepted! High chair is provided as are a range of toys, games and books, Cds and DVDs. A travel cot is also available, please ask when booking. As Pinetop is fully centrally heated and has PVC double glazed windows it is very comfortable even in the colder months. In summer the sunny garden is lovely to eat in and has a large wooden table and chairs with parasol as well as sun lounger. The rear garden is lit and has a clothes line.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Stylish holiday cottage near Poole Harbour, no smoking, on one level
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 31 reviews

Sunny times at pinetops

  • 5 of 5

With a lovely warm welcome from the owner Patricia as always,we have stayed at this cottage for a week, for a number of years . The cottage is always clean and tidy on arrival.I have found the location to be easy access to local shops and the beach. we always take our mother who is less able to get around and theirs enough room for the three of us and our dog. We would recommend this to anyone who is looking for quiet location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing. We love it that you enjoy staying Pinetop each year. It is always great to catch up xx
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Very cosy and great location

  • 4 of 5

The booking process was very easy and Patricia was very attentive. She met us when we arrived with the key and showed us around the house. It's very simple and on one level but cosy and modern and a great base for exploring Dorset. Everything you could possible need from kitchen utensils to a hair dryer to dvds and cds is available, and there was tea (5 different types), coffee, milk and biscuits for us.

It's a short walk away from a Co-op, huge pet shop (which is like a zoo visit if you have children!) and small row of shops, and a pub. (I didn't feel comfortable exploring any of these after dark however, especially the pub!), and a short drive from the lovely Upton Country Park, which whiles away a couple of hours and has a very nice cafe.

It I was to say anything negative about the property, it would be that it needs decluttering. Every surface has some kind of ornament on it, and the bedroom dressing table has 3 mirrors, teddy bears, and other trinkets. I know this adds to the cosiness, but it means there's no space to put any of your own posessions down. I had to move a chest of drawers to get to a plug socket to charge my phone at night - surely something everyone needs nowadays? Once I'd found space for my clothes, I went to put my suitcase on top of the wardrobe, but even that had an antique sewing machine on it! All 3 shelves in the bathroom had things on them. Where do I put my own wash items? In the kitchen every cupboard is jammed full so there's nowhere to put any food. We kept it in a bag on the floor. This is a bugbear of mine whenever I stay in self-catering properties. I hope it's taken as the light suggestion in which it's intended. We had a lovely comfortable stay apart from this and would recommend it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, however it has left me some what baffled. I feel i would like to point out that this is a lovely safe residential area were we have lived for 30 years and has been appreciated by our many guests for the past 12 years . The cottage is not of a minimalist style and there are items of interior decor that add to the atmosphere but in no way can they be referred to as clutter. One only has to look at the photos to see this. There are sockets on both sides of the bed so am not sure why the phone charger could not make use of these. The kitchen is well equipped and has lots of space for provisions etc so again cannot make sense of the review comment
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Like a home from home. Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely little cottage. Friendly owner who makes you feel very welcome, and tea,coffee and biscuits upon arrival.Comfortable beds and very clean and tidy accommodation. We don't drive so the buses stopping at the end of the road was perfect. Lovely walk (3m) into Poole along the walk/cycle path,most of it through woods and by the sea. All in all perfect!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect for a relaxing time away. It is so homely and had everything you could need to make it a wonderful stay. It is decorated beautifully and the beds are so comfy! It's close to poole centre and lovely beaches. We have rebooked for August! We didnt want to leave!

Patricia is so lovely to deal with too very warm and makes you feel so welcome. 10/10! X

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It ws an absolutely plesure to have you all stay at Pinetop. See you again in August xx
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Compact cottage

  • 2 of 5

My wife , dog and I stayed here from 28 September which was lovely and quiet. Although it's 3 mile drive to Poole quay we didn't mind. Am disappointed with the size of this property as the pictures make it look larger. The owner seems nice enough and lives next door. We thought it was very expensive compared to some of the much larger properties we have stayed in nearer to Poole quay and sandbanks. Beds were not comfy and it's a bit of a pain to let your dog out in the garden as you have to go through the front door escort them down the drive and through a gate into the back garden. . Also My wife is disabled and needs to rest a lot, she was miffed about the mini size of the TV. On the plus side it's location is good if you want to explore Dorset as we drove and visited some great places including Lyme, burton breadstick, and much more then it's ok as you are close to main road links.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To respond to this extremely unfair review. This is the email I received from theses guests. Hi Patricia, Just a quick thank you for our stay at Pinetop Cottage. We had a brilliant week and hope to be returning sometime next year. Best wishes. RC The cottage is a 5 minute drive from Poole, in a lovely wooded cul de sac. All on one level with a private drive and rear garden. The photos of the cottage are totally accurate We do not charge for a dog ,opposed to many other properties.The mattresses are memory foam and orthapaedic so of a very high quality. The TV can by no stretch of the imagination be called tiny. As you can see all previous reviews are more than happy with our beautifully presented property and we have a very high return rate . I suspect the reason this dishonest review was given was because the guests bought a caged rodent with them which i mentioned was not really allowed but just requested that they make sure Pinetop was left clean. This was not the case but i still returned the £50 good housekeeping deposit. Such a shame that they chose this rather unpleasant action
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Pine top cottage poole dorset

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this cottage . every thing is there that you would need for a stay as it was a home from home , Patricia is a lovely and friendly person and nothing is to much trouble for her, its not far from the beach, which is also dog friendly ,all in all we had a very enjoyable stay and would definitely stay again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue for your review. So glad that you enjoyed your stay at Pinetop
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Wimborne Minster (Wimborne)
Kingston Lacy
Studland Beach and Nature Reserve
Brownsea Island
Corfe Castle
St. Peters Finger
The Bakers Arms
Cafe on the Quay
Durdle Door
Swanage Railway
Abbotsbury, Sub Tropical Gardens
Maiden Castle
New Forest National Park
Salisbury Cathedral
Haskins Garden Centre
Badbury Rings
Durlston Country Park
Upton Heath Nature Reserve
Upton House
Worth Matravers
Dancing Ledge
Old Harry Rocks
Rick Stein, Sandbanks
Bindon Abbey Wellness Retreat
Branksome Beach
Baiter Park
West Bay
Lyme Regis
Jurassic Coast
The Blue Pool
Compton Acres
Hurst Castle
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Bournemouth International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: recommended

Pinetop holiday cottage is situated in a quiet wooded cul de sac, 5 minutes drive from Poole and the coast. Easily reached by road it provides an ideal base for discovering all that rural and coastal Dorset has to offer. Walk or cycle through Upton Country Park into Poole with its historic Quay, boat trips, shopping and dining.Superb hiking along the nearby World Heritage Coast Path on the Isle of Purbeck. Award winning Blue Flag beaches at Studland, Sandbanks and Bournemouth. Visit the market towns of Wimborne, Dorchester and Wareham or the resorts of Bournemouth, Swanage and Weymouth. National trust Properties include Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacey and Brownsea Island. The New Forset National Park is only 30 minutes away. Enjoy a day trip to France

Other Activities: Bird watching, jet skiing and boat hire,canoeing,National trust properties, day trips to France


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow 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
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
leaf turn
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
autumn / winter
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

A £50 Good Housekeeping Security Deposit is payable with the booking. This is to ensure that the cottage is respected during your stay and is cleaned and left tidy, in the condition which it is found. It is refundable 3 to 4 days after the end of your rental. Please be assured that we very rarely need to retain this but will deduct a charge if the cottage is not cleaned prior to departure.

Booking deposit of 25% of rental charge payable upon making reservation. Balance payable at least 8 weeks before arrival. If reservation is made within 8 weeks of arrival then the full rental is payable then.Payment can be by cheque or bank transfer. If within 2 weeks of arrival payment is by bacs.Payment from outside the Uk is by bank transfer, payable in UK £s ,all bank charges payable by guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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