Prospect House

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Prospect House is an impressive sight; with its red brick façade and frontage spanning four large sash windows, it dominates the characterful and historic cobbled street in the heart of Poole. Step through the glossy black front door and it's easy to imagine characters from an Austen novel residing in this majestic Georgian red brick town house for the summer, where original features and antiques blend effortlessly with state-of-the-art facilities. Think sweeping staircases, opulent bedrooms, cosy yet elegant living spaces and a welcoming open fire to greet you. Poole itself is a delightful Dorset town where you can wander along the quay and marvel at the super yachts, tuck yourself away in many of the fabulous eateries or take a trip out of town and explore the stunning Jurassic coastline.


The stunning drawing room is set to the right of the front door and is a delightfully warm and inviting room to relax in. Resplendent in reds and creams, gorgeous original, mainly Georgian artwork line the walls including a stunning embroidered sampler dating from 1841 in pristine condition. You'll find one wall lined with a vast selection of books, so in quiet moments you can curl up on one of the plump, cosy sofas in front of the warmth of the open fire - bliss!

Alternatively, head downstairs into the beautifully renovated cinema room lined with iconic prints of Dorset where you'll find lots of seating and a huge television (complete with Sky) and a SONOS sound system - perfect for kids, young or old. We adore the fab lighting and exposed beams here too.


Just wow - this beautiful space is clean, light and bright with white walls, stylish grey kitchen, fabulous oak floors and a surprising roof light which floods the pretty dining table below in sunshine. French windows, dressed in voile white curtains, lead out onto a gorgeous cobbled terrace - perfect for alfresco dining in summer months.

The kitchen comes complete with everything you'll need for feasts, whilst there's a vast selection of cookery books to inspire you. There's a cute breakfast bar in addition to the dining table for snacks on the go. We just love the antique Staffordshire blue and white pottery on display that artfully compliments the touches of blue throughout this wonderful room. A fabulous spot for entertaining!

Sleeping & Bathing

Take the impressive stairs lined with bespoke wallpaper based on an original Georgian design as well as other artwork, including a fascinating diorama, and on the first floor you'll find two fabulous double en suite bedrooms.

Firstly, the pretty 'green' bedroom with gorgeous comfy king-size French bed, bags of storage, stunning wallpaper, window looking out front onto the cobbled street, and breath-taking en suite bathroom, complete with roll top bath and green panelled walls.

The second bedroom is glorious in shades of grey with a lovely brass king-size bed, en suite rainforet shower room and has a window overlooking the garden.

Take the stairs to the second floor and you'll find the landing filled with childhood treasures from a fascinating doll's house to adorable antique toy dog collection. On this level there's a light, airy 'blue' room which overlooks the garden and has a king size bed and en suite rainforest shower room with walk-in shower.

The fourth 'red' bedroom has a super king bed which can be kept as a double or made into twins, whilst the en suite bathroom is just adorable with a hand-painted mural of tropical birds (see if you can find the escapee in the bedroom!).

All the bedrooms come complete with sumptuous bedding, whilst the en suites all have heated rails to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outside space

There's a garden to the back of the property accessed through the French windows in the kitchen, where you'll find a stone terrace, lawn, a dining table, chairs, canopy and a barbeque and three fun beach huts - one with logs, one with bicycles and the third with bins..


Prospect House has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.


Two well-behaved dogs are very welcome at Prospect House. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break.


There's a private garage for one car just a short walk from the house. An additional parking permit can be arranged by providing the car's registration number. Any further cars can park in the Quay Visitor's car park.

In the Area

Poole is a fabulous place to stay, from its golden sandy beaches stretching over three miles, huge natural harbour (the largest in Europe), Jurassic coastline and eight islands, including famous Brownsea Island, home of the Scouting movement and is beautifully wooded with lots of trails (and red squirrels!). As you can imagine, there's water sports aplenty available for the active, or maybe a boat trip for something a bit more sedate. Walk or cycle the coastline, explore the town and make sure to try out the fab places to eat, including The Guildhall Tavern - the best restaurant in town - only a minutes' walk away, and Baffi Pizzeria whilst a visit to The Pig on The Beach is a must. Pop in the car and explore nearby Studland, super-luxe Sandbanks, the New Forest and the coastline along towards Lyme Regis.

Gorgeously Georgian, this dog-friendly beauty is a uniquely historical property in the heart of Old Town, Poole and is perfect for exploring the stunning Dorset coastline.

At a glance

From £1,016 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 8 + cot | 4 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Big and Beautiful

Fabulous restaurants and bars nearby

Less than 3 hours from London

Multi Generational Holidays

Travel cot and highchair

Dog friendly

Walking distance to a pub

Open Fires


check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Prospect House:

Prospect House dates back to the 15th century and has been tastefully refurbished to a high standard while retaining the character and charm of the house. The bedrooms were large and very comfortable , the en suites are luxurious. Towels , linen and robes were at a luxury level. The large kitchen was equipped to a high spec and the outlook on the courtyard garden was delightful. The downstairs cellar cinema room is a lovely quirk and we enjoyed a couple of late night films in it. The house is in a fantastic location in the old town and the road directly outside is pedestrianised so no noisy passing traffic. We can’t fault anything about the house , it felt like we were staying in a 5 star hotel ! Both the owner (Vikki) and boutique-retreats were so helpful it made for a very easy and enjoyable stay. I would happily stay here again and recommend it to anyone wanting a luxurious place to stay close to the quay.

We had a three generation family gathering for a 50th birthday (aged 16-80). The house was perfect. The location was perfect. Very beautiful interior design. Parking for 2 cars was very handy. Thank you. Would absolutely recommend ??

It was a really lovely house and we felt very at home there. It was also in the best location, near nice restaurants. The house was very well designed and furnished, and everything was very clean. We had a really enjoyable four days there.

Wonderful place, we booked for two families to celebrate a surprise 50th and it was perfect. Great host and beautiful property.

Had a fantastic time. Felt like it went too quickly.

Prospect House's location is so central and well-suited to couples (or friends) travelling together. A great choice of restaurants within walking distance, plus a wonderful spacious kitchen and dining area.

Beautiful house that has been decorated with careful attention to detail. Lovely furnishings and pictures. Hall and landing all painted white but not a scuff mark in sight so it’s clearly well cared for. It was bliss to have en-suite s to all 4 bedrooms. Probably the best house we’ve ever rented for the size of party

What a beautiful and tastefully decorated & furnished property. Everything that we needed. We loved our stay in this super house and the location was great. Vicky was very helpful and welcoming at hand over. Would definitely recommend Prospect House to others.

Absolutely stunning house - we had a fabulous weekend!

Beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. The host was lovely and decorated the house for us for Christmas. Thank you for a lovely stay.

'It’s really beautiful with great attention to detail through the house. We loved it! Would love to return' - August 2020

'Great location for the house to be situated. Easy walking distance to places and short drives to Sandbanks etc. The house was lovely' - August 2020

Beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. The host was lovely and decorated the house for us for Christmas. Thank you for a lovely stay.

'We had a great time and were very impressed with the property.' - March 2019

'A perfect example of how attention to detail, over-delivery and going way beyond the basics results in a nice place to stay becoming a great place to stay. Thank you Vicky for all your efforts and for making Prospect House the perfect home from home.' - November 2018

'First class. Vicky was there to meet us and personally took us to pre-booked available parking. She was very attentive and left starter provisions, including; wine, extra towels for the babies, nice toiletries etc. The house is beautifully presented and very well equipped - a credit to its owner.' - October 2018

'Amazing house and a fantastic location! The host was easy to contact and helped us with parking! Couldn't recommend strongly enough!' - October 2018

'We really enjoyed our stay at Prospect House, the owner was very friendly, she greeted us and welcomed us to the house upon arrival. My children loved her dog a lot' - July 2018

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