A Poole holiday letting is the perfect family holiday destination. Boasting the largest natural harbour in Europe, this town on the south coast of England is not only picturesque but also has a wealth of activities to keep the whole family entertained. From beautiful beaches to farms and museums, there's plenty to experience in this gem of an English town.
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Choose a filter above and easily find a holiday letting fitting your requirements among all of the properties in Poole. Poole is the ideal destination to book a holiday rental if you need internet access during your holidays or you never miss an episode of your favourite show, as the most common amenities are internet and TVs. Three features that aren't often provided are hot tubs, saunas and fireplaces.
Price and Availability Index for Poole
Holiday Letting Price Information in Poole
We analysed holiday cottages, homes and apartments to display a price graph showing the average price per night in Poole. Prices during one week in July (09/07 - 16/07) go up to £262 per night, which is the highest average price in the next 12 months. The cheapest week to book a holiday rental is in February (19/02 - 26/02).
Holiday Home Availability Information in Poole
The graph shows the weekly availability rate in Poole for the next twelve months. In one week of October (23/10 - 30/10), 66% of the holiday homes are booked. People tend to travel to Poole least during a week in September (24/09 - 01/10) when only 12% of the rentals are booked.
The Weather in Poole
Above is a climate diagram for Poole. The highest average temperatures are in the month of July. Conversely, January is the coolest month in Poole, with temperatures falling below 1°. April is the driest month.
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Where to drink and dine in Poole
Food is an integral part of any holiday and it's no different with Poole holiday lettings. Given its seaside location, fish is often the highlight of the menu. The Guildhall Tavern and the Storm Fish restaurant are popular choices enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. If you're down by the harbour and looking for a spot of food then Banana Wharf, Deli on the Quay and Harlees Fish and Chips offer great food accompanied by stunning views, especially pleasant during the summer months.
Those seeking something a little sophisticated should head to Hotel du Vin Bistro. Located in the old town, their food has a classic European flair and they also have an extensive wine and cocktail list. This is the perfect choice if you're renting a Poole holiday home for that special occasion.
What to see and do when you're visiting Poole
Poole is a great destination for fans of the outdoors, and its award-winning Blue Flag beaches are the perfect places to start. Sandbanks and Branksome are two of the most popular. As well as clear waters and golden sands, they also have amenities such as cafés and showers. Located just off the coast of Poole is Brownsea Island – the birthplace of the scout movement, this island boasts a castle and a population of peacocks and other wildlife species.
If you're looking to learn a little more about the area surrounding your Poole holiday letting then a visit to the Poole Museum is a must. Situated on the high street, it comprises several galleries and exhibits but the star attraction is a 2,000-year-old vessel which was found in the harbour in 1964. Admission to the museum is free of charge.
The quayside is a hive of activity. There are many restaurants and cafés dotted about and it's also a popular spot for kite flying. In the summer, the harbour plays host to an impressive firework display.
Upton County Park is a perfect spot for a day out with the family, ideal for walking, cycling or simply unwinding with a picnic. Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park is also a great visit for the kids, home to animals, woodland walks and play areas.
The Tower Park Entertainment Centre is a great option for a rainy day. As well as boasting several restaurants, the facility also offers a swimming pool, bowling alley, arcades, rides and a cinema complex. The Poole Pottery Centre is another great place to visit with the kids – not only can you observe pottery being handmade but you can even have a go yourself!
What to do in the evenings in Poole
Poole has a wealth of evening options that go far beyond eating and drinking, though of course there are plenty of options for this! Spend an evening watching the dog races at Poole Greyhound Stadium, a great option if you're looking for a bit of action. For those more interested in the arts, the Lighthouse People's Centre for the Arts stages a variety of performances ranging from plays and musicals to stand-up comedy. At the Poole Speedway, you can come and marvel as the expert Poole Pirates race their motorbikes.
Those seeking an evening tipple should venture out from their Poole holiday lettings and pop down to the Victoria Cross, the Poole Arms or the Blue Boar. All of these are classic English pubs serving real ales and traditional food.
Poole: Natural wonders and family fun
Catch the ferry from Poole Quay or Sandbanks to Brownsea Island, which can be easily navigated in around two hours. Look out for red squirrels, deer and peacocks whilst exploring.
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
An excellent family attraction, this farm park invites kids to take a tractor ride, feed the lambs, pet ponies, ride the go-karts or simply enjoy the playgrounds.
Studland Beach and Nature Reserve
Head to Studland beach for its miles of golden sand, whilst the surrounding heathland is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Enjoy views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight and make the most of the great walking trails.
The world's second-largest natural harbour, Poole Harbour is home to charming cinemas, bingo halls, rustic pubs and boutiques.
Often called the best beach on England's South Coast, pet-friendly Sandbanks pleases with its fine golden sands, ice cream kiosks and burger bars.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in Poole?
The average nightly price for a holiday home in Poole is £64.
How many holiday homes are available to book in Poole?
November is the time of year with the highest amount of Cottage and Apartment rentals available in Poole, so you'll find plenty of great holiday deals during this month.
What is the most popular holiday home amenity in Poole?
When booking a holiday home in Poole, consider looking for accommodation with internet, TVs, or gardens, which are the three most popular amenities for this destination.
How many holiday homes are on offer in Poole?
With 717 holiday rentals available in Poole, you're sure to find the perfect accommodation for your visit.
Am I allowed to bring my pet when staying in a Poole holiday home?
Yes, there are 127 holiday homes in Poole that allow pets, with an average price of £282 per night.
What's the best time of year to travel to Poole?
Sun lovers should visit Poole in July and June to enjoy the warmest weather.
Where can I see discounts on holiday lettings in Poole?
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