Holidays in Poole

Poole combines life on the sea with life in a town. This Dorset town has an eclectic mix of cafés, fish restaurants and lovely shopping areas are set against the backdrop of a large natural harbour where pleasure boats cruise to and from Brownsea Island and along the striking coastline. Fishing vessels and commercial ships keep the quayside bustling.

Our collection of Poole holiday cottages sets you in a town that is famed for its harbour, the most expensive strip of land in the country at Sandbanks with its celebrity inhabitants, and some lovely ramshackle beach huts set next to staggering contemporary versions just along the coast.

Search for cottages in Poole or view our guide to Poole holiday cottages below.

Did you know

Brownsea Island, found inside Poole harbour was home to the scouting movement made famous by Baden Powel. Famous children’s book author Enid Blyton immortalises the island naming it “The Whispering Island” in her much loved Famous Five books.

Cottages in Poole (13)

Must see

Sandbanks Beach

Brownsea Island Enjoy stunning views over The Purbeck Hills from the historical Brownsea Island.

Splashdown Waterpark Poole Shoot down some of the UK’s biggest water flumes and enjoy other thrilling water activities.

Featured cottages in Poole

Ranmoor Game Keepers Cottage
Ranmoor Game Keepers Cottage
Blandford Forum (3mls SW), Dorset
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
The Old Mill Corfe Mullen
The Old Mill Corfe Mullen
Corfe Mullen, Dorset
Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 4
Wimborne (7mls N), Dorset
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
The Auld Laundry
The Auld Laundry
Poole (8mls NW), Dorset
Sleeps: 10 | Bedrooms: 4
Quarr Barn Loft
Quarr Barn Loft
Poole (6mls NW ), Dorset
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
The Old Forge Garden Room
The Old Forge Garden Room
Blandford Forum (5 mls S), Dorset
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
Barneys Cottage
Barneys Cottage
Wareham, Dorset
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
New Farm - Blandford
New Farm - Blandford
Blandford Forum (3mls SW), Dorset
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3
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Places near Poole

  • Bournemouth

    Bouncing seaside town with nightlife and café life at every turn.

  • Wareham

    Just outside the Isle of Purbeck peninsula in beautiful Dorset.

  • Corfe Castle

    Corfe Castle ruins dominate the skyline of this beautiful town.

  • Swanage

    A vintage seaside location where relaxing in a deck-chair is a must.

  • Christchurch

    A tranquil town with a natural harbour and a waterside location.

  • Lulworth

    Lulworth is famed for its dramatic coastal formations.

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