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Patricia Smith

Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks English, A very small amount of French

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

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday bungalow in Purbeck - PINETOP COTTAGE

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Patricia Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks English, A very small amount of French

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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based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Stylish holiday cottage near Poole Harbour, no smoking, on one level
average rating of 4.529412 based on 29 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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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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Most enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Weather e a little unsettled however we managed to a get out on the bikes 4 out of the 6 days. Great to come back to a comfortable homely place. Cottage was home from home and recommend it. Will most definable book it again in the future. Thanks a lot. Jenny Jim Derek and Faith. Torquay Devon.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed your stay and got out and about on your bikes
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Lovely little cottage with everything you need.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week in Poole and we were very happy with the cottage. It had everything you could possibly need and was very comfortable and dog friendly. We were very lucky with the weather which was a great help as we could go out all day every day. We stayed in most evenings and enjoyed cooking dinner together in the lovely peaceful cottage. Very reasonably priced, I am going back for a week in August.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wimborne Minster (Wimborne)
Kingston Lacy
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
Early Summer
9 Apr 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
25 Jun 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Winter
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50
Pet Fee £15

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

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Purbeck in Dorset

Property Type:
  • bungalow (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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