Shallow Waters

Located in Poole, Dorset

Shallow Waters is comfortable property just outside of Poole has been presented with families in mind. Enjoy the sociable spaces, proximity to the beach and central setting, which is ideal as a base for touring.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Hamworthy is a large village and peninsula 1.5 miles from the town of Poole. Enjoy family days out at the beach or visit Hamworthy Park, which has an outdoor splash pool ideal for the summer months. There are plenty of local amenities here, or you can head into Poole for a range of high street names, as well as a large natural harbour, which is lined with pubs and bistros. Upton Country Park is 1 mile to the north, where you will find wonderful walking routes that run beside Holes Bay or out into the woodland. An ideal touring base, Hamworthy is within 10 miles of many attractions including Arne Nature Reserve, the walled town of Wareham, Corfe Castle and the beautiful sandy beaches of Bournemouth and Studland.

The private entrance door opens into this mid terrace property and a welcoming hallway with a flagstone-style floor and separate WC. To the right is the cosy lounge, which has a wood burner and bay window. To the rear of the property is a spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, which is equipped with a Smart TV and a snooker table that converts into a dining space. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven and hob, coffee machine, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Heading back into the entrance hallway, you will find a flight of stairs rising to the first floor. On this level there are two bedrooms to choose from, a double and a twin, which share a bathroom with a shower over the bath. There is a separate WC just next door. Heading up the second flight of stairs you will find a children’s bunk bedroom with 2’6″ single bunks set into the eaves. There is also a double bedroom on this floor and a bathroom with a fantastic freestanding bath, separate shower and WC. Please note there are areas of restricted head height throughout the second floor due to a setting within the eaves.

Double doors lead from the kitchen/diner into an enclosed courtyard-style garden with artificial grass and a spacious covered dining area. There is an outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ and workspace ideal for al fresco dining. To the front of the property is ample roadside parking (subject to availability).

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.


  • Family-friendly property with open-plan living space and a snooker table
  • Relax on the L-sofa in the dining area or the couch by the wood burner in the lounge
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor kitchen and covered dining area
  • 4 bedrooms 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 bunk bedroom with 2'6" beds suitable for children
  • 1 bathroom with a freestanding bath, separate shower and WC, 1 bathroom with a shower over the bath and 2 separate WCs
  • Electric oven and hob, coffee machine, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in the kitchen/diner
  • Enclosed garden with artificial grass and covered dining area with outdoor kitchen and gas BBQ
  • Ample roadside parking (subject to availability)
  • Snooker table in the kitchen/diner
  • Beach ½ a mile, shop and pub within 150 metres
  • Sleeps 6 +2


Close to coast
Cot Available
Family friendly
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details


Poole is a large, pretty town, with so much to offer. It has a beautiful natural harbour that is the largest natural harbour in Europe. Across from Poole harbour is Brownsea Island. This is a Nature Reserve owned by the National Trust, with the north side of the Island managed by the Dorset Wildlife Trust. Only a small population lives on the island itself. The island has a castle a gift shop, a cafe, and an outdoor centre - you could be lucky enough to see one of the native red squirrels. The town has a vast number of shops, a shopping centre, supermarkets, a choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs.


Poole has four beaches (five if you include Sandbanks) that have won more Blue Flag awards than any other UK resort. The soft, golden sands are cleaned and raked every day of the year. Shore Road beach offers a gently sloping beach and safe, clean water. There is a launch zone for kitesurfers and windsurfers here. Canford Cliffs beach is a tranquil area with a steep, sandy cliff that is a haven for wildlife and is a great beach to relax on. Branksome Beach allows pets all year round. There is also a sandy harbour beach to visit at the nearby village of Hamworthy.


Summer Breeze on the Quay is a free music and firework event every Thursday in late July and August. Plus, every Friday evening is the Quay for my Car event that has a different theme each week, from Beetles to American muscle cars. Grooves on the Green is an annual music event in Parkstone, Poole with 2 music stages and entertainment. In addition, in the middle of June come and enjoy Paye Day, Poole's annual pirate day including the infamous Pirate Parade. Tower Park is a waterpark and swimming pool, cinema, bowling, soft play and bingo under one roof, making it a great visit for all the family all year round.

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