The Summer House, Sandbanks

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The Summer House is a delightful cottage full of charm and character. Located in Canford Cliffs, Sandbanks, this neighbourhood has some of the highest property prices in the UK outside of London. What makes The Summer House particularly appealing is its location: it lies within Compton Acres, a privately owned garden dating back to 1920. The garden is in fact made up of five distinctly designed gardens, each of which is well worth exploring.


The property can comfortably accommodate up to six people in its three bedrooms. There’s a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, a double bedroom and a third that can be made up with twin beds or a super-king. While staying here you have fantastic views of Compton Acres thanks to the cottage’s terrace and wraparound balcony. When the weather’s nice, you can relax on the balcony or soak up the sun on the lawn down below.


Staying at The Summer House gives you unlimited access to Compton Acres during opening hours. Discover its beautiful gardens, enjoy breakfast or lunch at the restaurant and pick up some souvenirs at the gift shops. There’s also a plant centre and a pizzeria serving freshly made pizzas in the evening. Both Poole and Bournemouth are well within reach and are worth visiting. Each city has a lot to offer, with vibrant shops, eateries and bars, not to mention plenty of attractions both historic and modern. If you prefer to stay close by, there are top-rated beaches a stone’s throw from The Summer House. All sorts of outdoor pursuits and water-based activities are popular here, from trail walking and swimming to kayaking and sailing.


Sleeps up to 6

3 bedrooms

Parking for two cars (the house is a 4-minute walk from the parking spaces)

Well-behaved dogs are permitted

Wi-Fi provided

Ground floor property

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Things to Do

Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park – A short drive from Poole is this family-friendly farm, which is geared towards children aged 8 and under. Here, children and their families can see some farm animals and learn all about them. There are also play areas and age-appropriate animal activities.

Monkey World – See a host of primates up close at Monkey World, a facility that specialises in rescuing and rehabilitating monkeys.

Oceanarium – One of Bournemouth’s many attractions, Oceanarium is a family-friendly aquarium housing over 75 species of marine life. See some of the ocean’s most fascinating residents and learn all about the aquarium’s ongoing conservation efforts.

Eating Out

The Ganford – A stylish gastropub that’s less than a mile away. It offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with its menu covering pub classics and more. 

Branksome Beach Restaurant & Terrace Bar – A great option if you want to dine and take in views of the beach and sea at the same time. Stop by Branksome for a filling breakfast, a sumptuous dinner or anything in between.

Ocean Palace – Located at the nearby Sandbanks Hotel, this restaurant specialises in Chinese cuisine. Its menu offers a broad range of options showcasing well-known Chinese dishes and less common ones that are very much worth trying.

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  • Pet Friendly

    Well behaved dogs welcome

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