Our contemporary styled house is situated between Sandbanks & Bournemouth easily reached by car, train or coach. Please say which room you would like when booking and read our FULL listing. Airbnb prices are for one room. Sorry no children or pets.
Firstly please note we have TWO large deluxe en-suite rooms and only one listing therefore if the dates you have in mind appear booked, please always contact us (using different dates in the inquiry) as one room could still be available.
Our house is right on the border of Bournemouth and Poole, near the beach and in the quiet, leafy, conservation area of Branksome Park. It is in prime position for those visiting Bournemouth, Poole, Westbourne, Canford Cliffs, Sandbanks, Swanage or beyond.
We have two large contemporary en-suite guest bedrooms on the 2nd floor. One has a King size bed, large TV and bath/shower, the other has twin beds with TV and shower. WiFi is provided throughout the house and off street parking is available for those arriving by car.
From our house it is only a 5 minute walk through a lovely chine (see Chineland) to the fabulous Poole Bay with its 10 miles of award winning sandy blue flag beaches sheltered by the Isle of Wight to the east and the Purbeck Peninsular to the west. From the beach, you can walk 20 minutes east along the promenade to Bournemouth town centre or the same distance west to Sandbanks, passing the stylish cliff top village of Canford Cliffs on the way. The local village of Westbourne with its eclectic mix of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars is only a short walk away and we also have a nice local pub in an Edwardian building that serves food lunch times and evenings. The ‘best ride in town’ No 50 bus (open top in summer) stops right outside us on its way from Bournemouth to Swanage and includes a free ride on the Sandbanks chain ferry, however the best way to fully appreciate the surrounding area is by car.
If you drive 30 minutes east you can be in the heart of the atmospheric New Forest. If you drive 20 minutes west you are at the start of the Jurassic Coast and the 630 mile long South West Coast Path; Studland Bay, Swanage, Corfe Castle and the ghost village of Tyneham are nearby. A little further and you reach the stunning Lulworth Cove and the famous rock arch of Durdle Door - nearby are the Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World and Clouds Hill, the home and final resting place of Lawrence of Arabia. Next comes Weymouth, Chesil Beach and Dorchester, (Thomas Hardy country) Lyme Regis and beyond. If you drive north for 20 minutes into the wonderful Dorset countryside you can visit the historic town of Wimborne Minster (not missing the ancient chain library in the Minster) and a little further to the old market town of Blandford Forum passing the Roman hill fort 'Bradbury Rings' on the way. You can also visit the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury (and Stonehenge) in one day out touring by car - and maybe even fit in a stop at ‘Downton Abbey’ (Highclere Castle). Bath and Castle Combe are also accessible by car. We are truly a location for all seasons.
Our accommodation is best suited to international travellers and those seeking a restful time and setting who like to spend the days out exploring. We are not suitable for young children or families seeking ‘bucket and spade’ beach holidays or late night Bournemouth clubbers.
Please check out our 'House Rules' before enquiring.
We are a mainly non-meat eating household and breakfast is what we call continental plus = cereal, yoghurt, eggs (free range of course), toast, fruit, etc. - soya milk is always available and gluten free bread with notice on booking. A full English breakfast (unhealthy fry-up) can be found at nearby café's if really required. Please note we occasionally have a small friendly dog on the premises and our accommodation is not suitable for young children or for people with mobility issues.
HOUSE RULES: No Smoking and No Shoes in the house please. Thank you.
The eternal beach, amazing tasty seafood, Swanage-lovely old coast town, perfect shopping location.. can you believe that I experienced such amazing times without preparation?
Anna and Rick, I do appreciate for your hospitality. I had just a vague idea for my weekend trip. But they gave me a marvelous idea, so I could get a wonderful first memory of British seaside. They know traveller's feeling because they love travel. It makes you happy definitely. It was like spending time with my relatives.
I can't explain how beautiful time I spend. Thank you for all your kindness.
Our hosts, Ann and Rick made us feel very welcome. They were friendly, helpful and offered advice when we needed it. Their house is spotlessly clean and very comfortable. It is situated in a lovely, quiet location, about 10 minutes walk from the sea.
We very much enjoyed staying here.
Ann and Rick are a very hospitable and friendly couple. They make sure their guests feel very welcome in their home. The room is spotless, spacious, well furnished and very cozy. Batroom is equally spotless and big enough for a couple to share.The house is located in a picturesque quiet neighbourhood within a short walk from the beach. Though the listing does mention that the household is vegetarian, the availability of cold custs (ham and salami) for breakfast was a very pleasant surprise (for my partner as I am vegetarian myself) which again proves that the hosts make a lot of effort to accomodate their guests and pay a lot of attention to details. Ann and Rick ar ealso very knowledgeable about the area and supply their guests with a lot of information on that. Thank you for our great city break!
Ann and Rick gave us a warm welcome to their home. They were very helpful with information for visiting interesting places and for eating out. The area is in walking distance to the beach which we like very much. We used the local open top bus that goes onto the ferry to Swanage. The breakfast was first class and was more than enough to last us the day. Ann and Rick were the perfect hosts.
We had a fantastic time with Ann and her husband Rick. We felt very welcome and we greatly appreciated the warmth of our hosts. The house is gorgeous. Our room was very neat, we had a big bed, big windows with tons of light, and a very fancy bathroom. Ann & Rick gave us great tips where to go, what to do. The house is 5min walk from the beach.
We have stay in Ann house for two night, the house is very new, clean, super comfortable bed and shower. Ann and her husband Rick, they are a super nice host, they make u feel happy all the time.
When we arrived their home, we are so touching that they have already tailor-made all the travel information for us, the "post code" it is very useful for the GPS direction get to the place, makes our trip much more smooth and safe.
Ann make the super lovely breakfast for us, the eggs so yummy, fresh fruit is already cut into a small pieces and mix up together, is so thoughtful for us, so that we can try many different kind of fruit in the same time, I love cooking, that why I know to do is salad is spend a lot of time.
We feel that staying in Ann's house is a pleasure experience, and can feel that they are heartily to make all the things best, actually, it's already the best.
We will definitely recommend my friend to stay in Ann & Rick's house.
Thank you so much to Ann and Rick.
Our stay with Ann and Rick was FANTASTIC!! The room was spotless, very comfortable, quiet and lovely. They made us very welcome in their beautiful house and provided lots of information on local trips, tours and visits that they had put together themselves.
The wonderful beach is just 5 minutes’ walk down the beautiful "chine" and they even have a list of all the local restaurants and eateries with recommendations from previous guests. Breakfast was great with freshly made fruit salad, eggs as you like them and delicious coffee “made to order”.
Thanks Ann and Rick for making our too short a stay a break we won’t forget and we’ll be back for sure, sooner than later. A big 5 stars from us! Mark & Steph
We are semi retired contemporary art dealers (Swedish & English) and our house also doubles as our gallery these days. Having previously lived and worked in London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Sydney and Los Angeles, we fairly recently moved to this wonderful area of the UK’s south coast after closing our London art gallery. We are widely travelled and enjoy meeting other travellers and therefore find Airbnb a fun thing to do.