FIG TREE HOUSE

Now Available to rent from £300 per week. Click here for availability

68 SANDBANKS ROAD, POOLE, DORSET, BH14 8BY

A perfect location for a seaside holiday with flexible accomadation sleeping 6.

To book, please call or email Jenny on 01202 251816 or 07881 951083 or email jenny@hoop.co.uk

The Main House

Fig Tree House is a renovated, modern and clean semi-detached Victorian house, situated a short walk from Whitecliff and Harbourside Parks, which both overlook Poole Harbour. The house sleeps 6.
 
Kitchen: This well appointed fitted kitchen will satisfy all your culinary needs. Includes: gas hob, electric oven, built-in microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Adjacent to this is the open plan dining room.

 

Dining Room:
The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen and has an open fire.

Sitting Room: approx 4m x 3.6m
Includes: 2 sofas, colour TV and DVD player.

Bedroom 1: approx: 4.5m x 4m
Includes: 1 x double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Double duvet and 4 pillows. There is ample space for a cot or an inflatable bed. Sleeps 2

Bedroom 2: approx 4m x 3m
Includes: 1 x bunk beds (adult sized), wardrobe with drawers. 2 x single duvets and pillows provided.  Sleeps 2

Bedroom 3: approx 3m x 3m
Includes: 1 x double bed, 1 x chest of drawers. Double duvet and 4 pillows. Personally this is my favourite room as it has a south facing balcony - perfect for lying in bed and star gazing. Sleeps 2

Shower Room:
Please note the property has no bath and therefore may not be suitable for children or adults who dislike showers.





Garden

Without doubt the garden will be a focal point during your stay. The south facing garden offers a great mediterranean style outdoor living space and is safe and secure for children to play in. Feel free to pick the figs - the best fresh UK figs youíll ever taste!

Includes : patio area (suitable for siting a paddling pool) surrounded by adobe walled seating for up to 10 people, table, outdoor fireplace and barbecue. Lawned area surrounded by a range of mature shrubs offering a good degree of privacy. There is a windsurfing, surfing, kayak, and kiteboard storage. 


Brief Information About Local Amenities close to

Fig Tree House

Fig Tree House is situated between Poole Quay and the famous Sandbanks peninsular.

Shops

Whitecliff Your nearest shops are a 2 minute walk away in Whitecliff. The Mace shop has just about all emergency food items you might need. There is also a post office, hairdressers, an excellent Butchers and a great watersports and clothing shop.


Ashley Cross Village is a 5 minute walk away and is home to about 60 shops and businesses. There is a main post office, train station (which goes to poole, wareham, bournemouth, london etc), water sports, running and cycling shops as well as an excellent toyshop called Jammy Joes - where I work! There are numerous good bars, restaurants, clubs and pubs.


Poole Town Centre If you are walking into town, go through Poole Park as this is the quickest route. This will take between 15-25 minutes depending on your route. The Dolphin shopping centre has the usual range of high street shops. Alternatively, take the train from parkstone station or catch a bus from Commercial Road. Otherwise if youíre heading to town by car, parking is easy as long as you are happy to head for the main car parks.

Bournemoth Town Centre is 4 miles away.

Parks

Poole Park is a 5 minute walk from the house. Ideal for finding peace and quiet tranquility amongst the shade of the trees or venture further into the park to enjoy a busier atmosphere. During the summer there are many events held in the park including the Poole Park Fest - a great 2 day free festival that is child freindly. 

Other Attractions include: A 55 acre lake, public tennis courts, childrenís playground, putting green, crazy golf, boating, cricket ground, remote control boating area, Poole Park Railway, Cygnet Continental Cafe Bar and Gus Gorillaís Jungle Playground - a huge indoor adventure playground suitable for children up to 12 years. There is an excellent public swimming pool called the Dolphin Swimming Pool situated between the edge of the park and the and Dolphin shopping centre.

Whitecliff Park is a 5 minute walk from the house and offers spectacular views of Brownsea Island and the Purbecks. There is a good playground in the park and this is a great place to kick a football around. Cycle or walk along the harbourside promenade to Poole Quay. This only takes 15-20 minutes and is a lovely walk - made all the more worthwhile if the French market is trading. Fishing, cycling and dog walking are all permitted along the harbourside park. 

Harbourside Park. Is a 5 minute walk from the house. This is between Whitecliff Park and the Quay - its main feature is the skate park and the tranquil sea views over the harbour. 

Compton Acre Gardens is a 5 minute drive away in Lilliput. Venture through 10 acres of themed gardens. Great vistas, and cafes. Good for all ages. There is a charge to get in.


Beaches

Poole, Bournemouth and Studland are renowned for the quality of their sandy beaches and clear water. All are a short drive from the house. There are at least 16 beach car parks in Poole and Bournemouth all within 5-20 minute drive away, covering Sandbanks, Branksome Chine, Alum Chine, through to Bournemouth, Boscombe and Southborne. Alternatively, you can catch a bus from Whitecliff shops (2 min walk away) which will take you to any of the beach access points in Sandbanks. It will also take you over the ferry to Studland and on to Swanage. Unless you are a very early riser forget trying to take your car on the ferry to Studland as you can wait for anything up to 2 hours in queues. If you need to take the car, park near the ferry and go over as a foot passenger. However, it is well worth venturing over there as it is very unspoilt and the beaches are fantastic. Do head for the Shell Bay restaurant for refreshments - it is a magical spot and the last toilet or refreshment point for miles. Most beaches have safe swimming areas with RNLI lifeguards, the option to hire sun beds, deck chairs, volley ball equipment, and beach huts. Do not miss the free fireworks display and evening of family entertainment on Thursday nights throughout August. Head for Sandbanks beach.


Nightlife

Poole and Bournemouth offer something for everyone. There are literally 1000s of restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs to choose from. If youíre looking for something within staggering distance of Fig Tree House there are plenty of restaurants and pubs in Ashley Cross. For live music check out Mr Kyps Live Music Venue or The Central Pub both only a 5 minute walk away. POOLE QUAY Poole Quay is a 20 - 25 minute walk from the house. There are numerous pubs, clubs and restaurants at the quay. Every Thursday evening in July and September go and enjoy the free live music, street entertainment and a spectacular firework finale. If you canít make it out youíll be able to see the fireworks from the balcony! If youíre into motor bikes head to the quay on Tuesday evenings for Bike Night night or if cars are your thing, Dream Machine Night happens on a Fridays from May - August. Donít miss picking up a boat cruise from the quay - a trip round Brownsea Island helps you get your head round the size of the harbour. POOLE LIGHTHOUSE If a bit of culture and art is what you fancy then definitely head to Poole Arts Centre called the Lighthouse. It is the largest outside London and has fantastic facilities. Not only does it host the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, but live music, theatre, films and art exhibitions. It also runs a range of craft, film and photography sessions for kids throughout the Summer. These are very reasonably priced and very well run. Children over 5 can be left unaccompanied for the session.


Watersports

If youíre here for the watersports you couldnít have picked a better spot.

Windsurfing & Kitesufting: - There are at least 6 windsurfing, kitesurfing and kayaking shops and schools within a mile of the house. The house has storage for up to 4 windsurf boards and kit or 2 kayaks. Otherwise, it is very easy to hire kit.

Diving: - Several dive clubs operate in the area and many use the slip at the boat yard in Turks Lane - a 5-10 minute walk from the house. There is a dive shop in the boat yard where you can hire equipment and get your tanks filled - air and NITROX. The house has a locker in the front garden that is suitable for tanks and kit boxes.

Sailing: - There are numerous excellent sailing schools that operate in the area. There are a couple of public slipways in Poole but if you are thinking of bringing your own day boat you will need to make arrangements with a local boat yard. Mitchels in Turks Lane is the closest - 5 minutes away. There is also a chandlery and a friendly cafe in the boat yard. Otherwise walk to Salterns marina which is about a 15-20 minute walk away. Parkstone Yacht Club is a 10 minute walk from the house. Alternatively, we have a sailing dinghy that is available to hire depending on availability and experience. You can hire 17 foot sport boats for the day from Yellow Penguin in Turks Lane without any previous boating experience. A great way to see the harbour and surrounding islands.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

Within 20 minute drive: Upton Country Park, Hamworthy Park, Splashdown, Oceanarium, Poole Stadium - Speedway and dogs. Honeybrook Country Park, Alice in Wonderland and Wild Thing Adventure Play Centre, Waterfront Museum, Farmer Palmers, Go Ape - High Wire Forest Adventure, Kingston Lacy House and Gardens, Brownsea Island.

Within 40 minute drive: Beaulieu, Dorchester Dinosaur Museum, Swanage Railway, Museum of Eletricity, Blue Pool, Paultons Park, Monkey World, Abottsbury Swannery, Exbury Gardens, Lulworth Castle, Sherborne Castle, Corfe Castle, Sea Life Centre - Weymouth. Marwell Zoo.

 

Availability and Prices 2011

Green is Available Pink is Unavailable

Janurary 31st-7th (£850) 7th-14th (£490) 14th-21st (£490) 21st-28th (£490) 28th-4rd (£490)
Feburary 4th-11th (£490) 11th-18th (£490) 18th-25th (£490) 25th-4th (£490)
March 4th-11th (£490) 11th-18th (£490) 18th-25th (£490) 25th-1st (£490)
April 1st-8th (£490) 8th-15th (£490) 15st-22nd (£490) 22nd-29th (£490) 29th-6th (£490)
May 6th-13th (£460) 13th-20th (£560) 20th-27th (£490) 27th-3rd (£590)
June 3rd-10th (£590) 10th-17th (£590) 17th-24rd (£590) 24th-31st (£590)
July 1st-8th (£590) 8th-15th (£590) 15th-22nd (£590) 22nd-29th (£690) 29th-5th (£690)
August 5th-12th (£690) 12th-19th (£690) 19th-26th (£690) 26th-2nd (£690)
September 2nd-9th (£590) 9th-16th (£520) 16th-23rd (£520) 23rd-30th (£520) 30th-7th (£520)
October 7th-14th (£300) 14th-21st (£300) 21st-28th (£500) 28th-4th (£300)
November 4th-11th (£300) 11th-18th (£300) 18th-25th (£300) 25th-2nd (£300)
December 2nd-9th (£300) 9th-16th (£300) 16th-23rd (£300) 23rd-30th (£850) 30th-6th (£850)

10% discount for bookings of 2 weeks or more. 

To book, please call or email Jenny on 01202 251816 or 07881 951083 jenny@hoop.co.uk

We like to rent by the week (Friday to Friday), but please contact us if you would like another arangement.


Map also available thanks to google.