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The Plantation is perfectly located for exploring all that the stunning, mostly-rural county of Dorset has to offer. We are a stone’s throw from the village of Canford Cliffs, within the Poole conservation area, close to numerous stunning beaches, and just a short drive from Bournemouth.

Just a 30-minute stroll from us is Dorset’s exclusive Sandbanks, a small peninsula that is said to be the fourth most expensive place to buy a property in the world. All the family will love Sandbanks beach, a blue flag beach with miles of fine, golden sand and water so shallow that you can safely walk out into it for around 200 yards.

Many of the most beautiful beaches in England are located in Dorset. Stunning Canford Cliffs is just a three-minute walk away from us. This peaceful blue flag beach is backed by a steep sandy cliff face, which makes for a stunning backdrop and is the perfect home for local wildlife.

The next closest beach to us, Branksome Chine, is a 14-minute walk away. Also a blue flag beach, Branksome Chine is a wide sandy beach, with lovely views of the Isle of Wight and Ballard Downs, which can get quite popular in summer.

Visitors who have had enough of lying on the beach should take a day trip to Brownsea Island, the largest of the islands in Dorset’s Poole Harbour. Owned by the National Trust, Brownsea Island offers beautiful areas of woodland and heath, as well as gorgeous beaches, stunning cliff top views, and a wide variety of wildlife. Access to the island is by public ferry or private boat from Sandbanks, which is a five-minute drive from us.

Or take a stroll through Compton Acres, one of the finest privately owned ornamental gardens in England. Just a few minutes walk away from us, Compton Acres features a stunning Italian garden, rock and water gardens, a wooded valley, a heather garden, and a Japanese garden regarded as one of the finest in the country.

We are also just a short drive from Bournemouth, a popular seaside resort that is home to one of the most intriguing historic houses in England. Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum was the exotic home of two Victorian collectors and travel enthusiasts, Sir Merton and his wife Lady Annie Russell-Cotes. Situated on the East Cliff overlooking Bournemouth Pier, the house features a collection of high Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art and a world-famous Japanese collection.

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Booked a meal in the restaurant & a room for the night for my boyfriend's birthday after reading all the positive reviews on trip advisor. So glad I did as it exceeded all expectations. The hotel is small but very well thought out, very clean & the staff are very welcoming. The food was amazing and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend. What a gem!

trinigal2015, Fleet

We stayed here for an overnight visit at short notice and have to say that the overall experience at the Plantation was amazing. The location in an up-market residential area was surprisingly quiet and the accommodation was both spacious and very comfortable. The overall service at reception, bar and dining room was first class and the food at both dinner and breakfast was outstanding and excellent value for money. If ever visiting Poole put The Plantation at the top of your list for a first class relaxing culinary experience.

James C, Devon

Stayed here for a one night business trip. It was perfect for my needs. Bedroom was clean and spacious, room was very modern and well looked after. Food was great, well priced. Service was excellent, couldn't fault it. Will be staying here next time I'm in Poole.

Aaron C, Tripadvisor

Absolutely loved staying here!! I will definitely go back! It's absolutely gorgeous. The room we stayed in was massive and had pretty tropical interior wallpaper and furnishings. The breakfast was all home-made and fresh. Location was walking distance to the high street and close to the beach. Great stay in a lovely boutique hotel!

Travelling Pog, London

Minutes from brilliant views and beaches, The Plantation does not disappoint. From a warm and friendly reception on check-in, to the comfortable and spacious rooms, this place is fantastic. Our evening meal was an absolute joy and very reasonably priced, when factoring in a very nice bottle of Argentinian white to go with! Paradise found.

Nigel P, Tripadvisor