First Jane and Steve were very good, helpful hosts and the little gifts left for us were a very nice touch.. The Annexe was a bit off a surprise in that it was exceptional in its comfort, facilities and cleanliness. The kitchen area was also very well appointed and included a washing machine instead off the usual "shared" one. The only thing missing was a vacuum cleaner (for those little mishaps) but we didn't need one. Poole and the surrounding area areas are well worth exploring including Kingston Lacy Monkey World, Studland bay and Swanage (park at Corfe Castle and go on the Swanage Railway - brilliant!!). The only downside is the parking charges which, in my opinion, are expensive. It is much cheaper, though not as convenient, to use the local buses to visit Bournemouth. All in all a very comfortable, enjoyable holiday. Highly recommend The Annexe and Sykes.