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Dover Close

Poole, Dorset (Ref. 982374)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous house with everything you can need for a ‘home from home’ holiday."

    Luxury kitchen and 3 good-sized double bedrooms and a smaller 4th bedroom with single beds. A great area for exploring the surrounding area and no hassle handover with the home owner. Will definitely be going back to this house.

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2021

  • "Superb quiet location."

    Very flexible space which accommodated our party of 6 adults, 2 babies and 1 dog perfectly. The kitchen was very well supplied with cutlery, crockery and other items and we really appreciated the outdoor space too. Room to park 3 cars was also appreciated.

    Reviewed by DianaSep 2021

  • "A great house in a great location - perfect location for accessing all that Poole and the surrounding area has to offer."

    Great welcome pack provided - Sky availability was a bonus find and the house was spacious to allow us all to spread out

    Reviewed by AndyAug 2021

  • "Its a good size house/garden, quite modern and in a quiet location."

    A short walk to shops/pubs, and other attractions are not far away in the car. Dishwasher and clothes dryer were great! We found the cleanliness on arrival was not the best, mainly kitchen. There are 2x ovens provided in the kitchen, however only 1x oven has shelves in so the 2nd is useless?! And only 2x oven trays provided for an 8 person house. The fridge would not go down to a low enough temp for us. Reported to the owner but he was not interested in looking in to it. You can clearly see the vents are iced up at the back and blocking air flow to cool the fridge. We have a Samsung fridge at home which has had this issue. The sensor has gone in the fridge that activates the small heater to melt any ice build up. There are random wires hanging down the the corners of the bedrooms which look messy. The mattresses were unfortunately the worst we have ever slept on, nothing to them when you lie/sit on them. You can also feel every spring. We couldn't wait to get back home to our own beds! The bedroom furniture throughout is poor quality. Flaking paint in some, and pieces of kitchen towel as a base in drawers. Lack of plug sockets/locations in bedrooms. A lot of door handles were coming loose including the front door knob. The house has low water pressure, so there is a water pump in the attic to provide water pressure which needs turning on and off every day, its quite loud and annoying. Pedals on the bathroom pedal bins have gone. Clocks need new batteries. Pane of glass freestanding in corner of garden where children play. Exterior all needs powerwashing. Overall we have noticed many snags throughout the house and the finishing is a little rough. It seems to lack TLC/attention to detail, which is disappointing considering the price that is charged for the rental. The house could be brilliant and a lot of the these points could be easily rectified. Ultimately we would not choose to stay at this house again though.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2021

  • "The house was awesome."

    The owners were so friendly, we had the best week. Will be coming back soon

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2021

  • "Dover Lodge was an exceptional house, all the facilities were excellent."

    The owners had left us cakes, biscuits, tea,coffee and milk which we appreciated. It was situated in a quiet road, ideal for lots of walking, shops and restaurants not to far away. The location was excellent for the beach, also easy to get to Bournemouth, Poole, Sandbanks etc. We had a lovely holiday and are seriously considering using it again next year.

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2020

  • "Dover close is a beautiful house In a beautiful area and this was our second year holidaying there."

    The owners left provisions for us tea/coffee/ biscuits and cakes which was very kind and met us on arrival. The property was 5 minute drive from the beach and easy reach of shops. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by ValerieAug 2020

  • "Beautiful house - great location!"

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2020

  • "What a beautiful house in a lovely quiet secluded location surrounded by tall trees."

    The house was large, bright and clean, the kitchen in particular was great, very large and modern. The garden was lovely with a summerhouse at the top which was good to go and relax in or watch TV. We had six adults and a two year old in our party and had plenty of space with the added benefit of four bathrooms so each couple had their own which was a real plus We would have loved to stay longer, even our two year old didn’t want to leave her holiday home. We were made very welcome by Bob and Paula in this stunning house.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "We were met by the owners on arrival, Bob and Paula who were very welcoming, taking the time to show us around the house."

    The house is lovely, and set in a quiet and peaceful road. There’s a lovely walk through a wooded area just at the bottom of the road, great for anyone with dogs. We passed some of the local people while out walking who were very friendly and gave us tips on places to visit that were dog friendly. Great location for trips out and in a few miles of some lovely beaches. I would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "Great house, fantastic location, convenient to a number great beaches etc."

    Only down side owner obviously smokes cigars around the house and being being open plan layout it smelled everywhere, particularly if doors and windows closed all day. Dishwasher operational but could not clean plates, cutlery etc. Ice making facility on freezer not working.For house of this standard and rental cost would have expected better cutlery, mugs, glasses.The above let the property down.

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bathroom with a bath, basin and WC, 2 x double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with a bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 6) Living room with dining area (seats 10)
  • Utility.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with freeview, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Lower level patio area with raised lawned garden, a summer house with decking, furniture and barbecue
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk miles and pub 1 mile

The property

Dover Close is a grand detached house located in Poole, Dorset.

The interior décor is high-quality standard with wooden furnishings which coincide with the high ceilings and light walls.

Leave your shoes and coats at the grand entrance hall, and step into the open-plan room living space.

The lounge is spacious with a range of seating, including a lovely corner sofa, chosen for maximum comfort.

Relax after a long day sightseeing and enjoy your favourite shows in style.

The room is also home to a large dining area with seating for up to ten people, the perfect space to enjoy a home cooked meal.

There are a set of bi-folding doors which lead out to the garden area.

From there, step into the open-plan kitchen, with a second dining area with seating for up to six people, a good place to sit for an early morning breakfast.

The kitchen itself has been fitted to the highest possible standard, with stunning grey contemporary units and pristine white worktops.

Upstairs you will find four large bedrooms, three of them with en-suite facilities.

The bed sizes include a king-size, two doubles and a twin, ideal for families.

The king-size bedroom has its own walk-in dressing room with a full length mirror, a dressing table and two chairs, with an adjacent en-suite bathroom.

There is a large family bathroom with modern fittings, ideal for a long relaxing soak in the bath, or a quick shower.

Outside has a beautiful private garden with a patio area, and a raised lawned garden.

There is a large summer house toward the back with decking and furniture provided.

It is a real sun trap and is the perfect spot for enjoying the afternoon warmth with a barbecue.

Poole is home to a number of tourist destinations, including Upton House, a large country house.

It is set in the grounds of Upton Country Park, surrounded by woodland, which dates back to the 19th century with a kids' play trail, tea rooms and guided Segway tours.

Dover Close is an excellent modernised cottage in the heart of Dorset countryside.

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About the location


Sandbanks 5 miles; Bournemouth 5.3 miles.

The town of Poole is dominated by one of the world's biggest natural harbours, which features five pine clad islands and regular boat trips. The largest of these islands is Brownsea Island, where Baden Powell began the Scout Movement. To the west is the 'Isle of Purbeck', which offers visitors scenic countryside, dotted with quaint villages and stunning seascapes, plus Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Corfe Castle are well worth a visit. The local beaches at Sandbanks provide excellent facilities for all kinds of watersports. Alternatively, visit the neighbouring family friendly seaside resort of Bournemouth and within driving distance is the fascinating New Forest National Park. An excellent holiday destination at any time of the year.

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