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P1158 - West End House, Poole Old Town

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 bedrooms, 10 people

The only Poole Merchant House still in single private ownership, West End House dominates St James` Square in Poole Old Town, overlooking Poole`s Parish Church. Built in the early 18th Century for the Slade family, reputedly by the Bastard Brothers of Blandford, the house was home to one of Poole`s wealthiest merchant families, with extensive interests in Newfoundland, trading fish, provisions, timber and luxury items between Newfoundland, Poole and the Iberian peninsula. The stone salt urns and the carved pineapples on the pediment of the house hint at both the goods traded and the wealth generated by the family. In the 19th Century it became home to Jessie Carter, the founder of Poole Pottery. West End House is a fine Grade II* listed example of early Georgian architecture, retaining a wealth of original features, beautifully and sympathetically renovated in period style. West End House stands proudly in the heart of Poole Old Town, a quieter area of winding streets but just moments from Poole Quay with its bustling array of marine activities, restaurants and bars.

This is a rare opportunity to stay in a substantial five bedroom, five bathroom house. The ground floor comprises a large living room with period fire place, large television with Virgin freeview, catch-up TV, further recording options and DVD player. The dining room with its ornate plaster ceiling and period fireplace offers a large circular dining table accommodating 10. To the rear of the property on the ground floor there is a playroom equipped with stacks of toys for children (young and old!) and a 50 inch, wall-mounted television with Playstation, Wii, Virgin television package and DVD player. Also at the rear of the property is a large, light kitchen and further breakfast area with table for six and breakfast bar for three. The kitchen includes 4-burner gas hob, single electric oven, 2x under unit fridges (one with freezer top compartment), Bosch dishwasher, sink and half bowl sink, microwave / grill, Dualit toaster and heaps of other gadgets. Comprehensively equipped for all cooks. The kitchen leads to a separate utility room equipped with Miele washing machine, AEG tumble dryer and table top freezer. There is a cloakroom on the ground floor with period fittings.

The original staircase, with hand-carved mahogany handrail and spindles, leads to the first floor where there are four double bedrooms, each with en-suite bath/shower rooms. A spacious and light master bedroom with superkingsize half-tester four poster bed, Georgian fireplace, original shutters and spacious ensuite bathroom (bath with shower over, sink and toilet) and views over St James` churchyard. Front facing second bedroom with brass and wrought iron kingsize bed (plus optional child`s pull-out), original fireplace and shutters and spacious en-suite bathroom (bath with shower over, sink and toilet). Further `blue` bedroom extremely spacious and light with twin beds (or zip and link superkingsize double), plenty of toys for children to share and an ensuite shower room (walk in electric shower, sink and toilet). Finally on this floor, a spacious `pink` bedroom with double bed with original fireplace, cuddly toys and dolls house and ensuite shower room (walk in electric shower, sink and toilet).

The staircase leads up to the second floor where there is a wonderfully cosy one-bedroom flat with character beams and sloping ceilings. A small but fully equipped kitchen with 4-seater breakfast table, electric oven and ceramic hob, under-unit fridge, half-size dishwasher, sink and half bowl sink. The spacious living room overlooks St James` Square with comfortable seating, large television with Virgin freeview facility and DVD player, and leads to a spacious kingsize double bedroom, plenty of storage and wardrobe space, and a spacious en-suite bathroom (shower over bath, sink and toilet).

Outside, there is a formal parterre garden of roses to the front surrounded by box hedging, lawn and a wrought iron fence beyond the yew hedge. To the rear, there is a sizeable yard shared with the adjacent cottages where there is ample parking for four cars and an outside courtyard seating area.

West End House is a private dwelling which is still lived in, but made available to discerning guests during the peak summer period.

Duvets and linen provided (including bath and beach towels). Central Heating, flat screen 50 inch television and further televisions with Virgin freeview services, DVD players, CD players, IPOD docking stations, Broadband and WIFI. Two kitchens including Hobs, Electric Ovens, Fridges, Dishwashers, Microwave. Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer. Hairdryers in each bedroom.

To enhance guests` enjoyment of West End House the homeowners have arranged the services of a complimentary housekeeper, who will pop in for an hour most days to make beds, load the dishwasher and tidy - all those tasks you would prefer to avoid during a relaxing family holiday!

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Property Manager
Quay Holidays
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • On booking, a confirmation is sent from the agent. A booking form plus terms and conditions will need to be completed, signed and returned.
  • Valid ID showing a photo and current address will be required on or prior to arrival.
  • This ID needs to be provided before keys are collected
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Garden
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Restrictions:- Strictly No smoking and No pets. Children Welcome. Minimum stay is 7 nights and Saturday to Saturday bookings only. Available on request (charges apply):- Travel cot (and linen), Highchair and Z-beds. Internet grocery orders can be made prior to arrival.

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Location

Our Locations

Poole Quay...

Poole Quay is an exciting, ever-changing blend of maritime activity and a focal point for a wide range of entertainment and leisure pursuits. Pleasure craft offer trips direct from the Quay to Brownsea Island , Sandbanks and beyond, whilst anglers can book fishing trips at the Fisherman`s Quay . If you simply want to promenade along the waterfront past the visitors` marina and have a meal and a drink, then the Quayside and Old Town areas are packed with excellent restaurants, pubs and winebars offering huge variety and choice.

From the Quay, shoppers can stroll up the pedestrianized High Street, with its wide range of retail outlets and facilities. Safe Blue Flag sandy beaches at Sandbanks, Branksome and Alum Chines are just 15 minutes away by car and the natural beauty of The New Forest is approximately 30 minutes distance away. A short trip on the Sandbanks chain ferry offers the option of even more beautiful beaches skirted by sand dunes and walks in the National Trust protected Purbeck Hills.

Poole Town...

Poole Town lies approximately 6 miles west of Bournemouth and is highly accessible both by car and by train – the station is moments from the main shopping area. Poole is an excellent base for exploring the beautiful country of Dorset, its stunning beaches and its Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

For cultural events, the Poole Lighthouse theatre and concert hall offers a dazzling array of dramatic productions and music, and is home to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra . Shopping facilities in Poole focus around the Dolphin Shopping Centre and the pedestrianised High Street, interspersed with cafes and coffee shops for well-earned refreshment.

A stroll down the High Street leads visitors to Poole Quay, and the multitude of bars and restaurants offering an excellent array of culinary choice. Once replete, why not walk off lunch with a stroll on The Quay and along the harbourside path at Baiter? The beauty of Poole Town is that all of these attractions and facilities are within easy walking distance of each other. Whilst Poole Town is an excellent base for beaches and for exploring the beauty of the Dorset countryside, there is no shortage of things to do and see on its very doorstep!

Poole Old Town...

Poole`s Georgian Old Town is steeped in history. The recently extended Museum in the Lower High Street tells of Poole’s earliest development as a port sheltered within the World’s second largest natural harbour, and of its extensive trade links with Newfoundland.

If you want to explore Poole to the full, leave your car behind and join the Cockle Trail – a walking tour of the Old Town, which tells visitors how Poole Town developed into the flourishing destination you see today.

Sandbanks...

Internationally recognised as Britain`s playground for the rich and glamorous, Sandbanks offers fabulous beaches and stunning views across Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island with regular ferry services to the National Trust haven. The famous chain ferry across the mouth of Poole Harbour links Sandbanks to the beautiful Purbecks with dune-backed beaches, and huge areas of National Trust-owned countryside. The delights of Swanage and its restored steam railway are a short distance beyond, as are the dramatic cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Restaurants in both Sandbanks and Canford Cliffs, including Cafe Shore and Loch Fyne offer top-class cuisine, whilst for more frenetic nightlife, Bournemouth and Poole town centres are both a short drive away.

Bournemouth....

Bournemouth is a vibrant cosmopolitan town with a vast variety of shops, restaurants and a buzzing nightlife. With its’ seven miles of golden sands and beautiful award winning gardens Bournemouth is an ideal destination for holiday makers.

Hamworthy...

Just 10 minutes` walk from Poole Quay via Poole`s historic lifting bridge, Hamworthy is a quieter, predominantly residential area and Harbour Reach is the latest example of regeneration in this convenient location.

The development offers some of the prettiest views of the natural harbour with Poole Yacht Club in the foreground and a wonderful vista across the harbour, to Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Hills beyond. Located close to Cobb`s Quay Marina Hamworthy is a great base both for strolling into Town, and for driving out to explore the wider Dorset region.

Harbourside Park...

A low-density development of town houses and apartments built approximately 25 years ago offering a great strategic location adjoining Baiter`s harbourside park, close to Poole Park with its scenic level walkways, and yet only 10 minute`s stroll into Old Poole and its historic Quayside.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Price per week £2,950 during peak summer (minimum 5 nights stay). Christmas (minimum one week) £3750 per week - please enquire for availability. £250 refundable damage deposit required.

Preferred bookings Saturday to Saturday during peak periods.

The rate includes all linen - bed linen, bath towels and beach towels.

Cots, Highchairs are available on request. A charge of £15 +VAT per cot per week or part thereof applies. The cot will be provided with cot linen and extra towels. A charge of £5 per highchair per week or part thereof applies.

Z-beds can be provided (where space permits) and a charge of £25 +VAT per z-bed per week or part thereof applies.

Please note a 25% non-refundable deposit is required upon booking. The balancing payment is due 8 weeks prior to the holiday.

All major credit and debit cards accepted (subject to handling fee of 2% for credit cards and 4% for American Express, no charge for debit cards). Euro cheque payments accepted (subject to handling charge).

Refundable Damage Deposit is required (between £150 and £250 - higher for bookings over one month in duration).

Some properties allow for short breaks (please see details page for minimum number of nights). Such bookings are usually not accepted more than two months in advance. Rates are calculated on 50%* of the relevant weekly rate for a 2 night stay, 65% for 3 nights, 75% for 4 nights, 85% for 5 nights and 95% for 6 nights. (* the rate steps up to a minimum £185 if this calculation falls below).

Longer stays permitted, with discounts available for durations over one month - please enquire.

Grocery deliveries can be accepted on your behalf prior to arrival and a charge of £15 +VAT is applied for this service - please enquire for details.

Pets are only permitted in some properties and where it has been specifically agreed in writing in advance. A charge of £20 per pet per week or part thereof applies.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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