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Pretty Room - Top Floor Garden View

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

At the top floor of our 3 storey Victorian home, a cosy room 2 full size SINGLE BEDS.
The bathroom is next to the room.
You are welcome to sit in our wildlife garden.
Beach 5 minutes walk.
Cat, Jerry, 17, ginger tom.
Lots to see & do. Welcome! Oh and also.......
P.S. We have a very large alternative listing if you need more space with a DOUBLE BED - please see our listing for
'Lovely Bright Double Room'

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: £10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: £10
Security Deposit: £160
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

The House is a 3 storey Victorian building which was built in 1875.
We have 2 TWO listings,
this one and also 'LOVELY BRIGHT DOUBLE ROOM'

Please see our listing for: 'LOVELY BRIGHT DOUBLE ROOM'

This is in the same house.

We also have a Double bedroom under a separate listing called :
Huge Bright Double Room
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Guest access

Welcome to our home, we are Paul & Louise
(and Jerry, the old ginger cat)
You are welcome to use the living room and garden.
Bournemouth town centre is a short bus ride away, we are located very near a bus stop and it is serviced by frequent buses, walking to the town centre can be marvelous if you go along the sea front, about 15 - 20 minutes or 10 jogging!
we are not far from The New Forest, The Isle of Purbeck, The Isle of Wight, Poole Quay (7 miles) the famous Sandbanks peninsula etc...our beach is Boscombe beach, it is also a surfer's beach where you can also rent paddle boards and all manner of sporty things.

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Interaction with guests

We will be about at most times.
We are friendly and happy to chat if you wish.
We are also very conscious that this is your holiday and will respect your privacy.

The neighbourhood

We live in the Bournemouth area called Boscombe.
It is well served by shops and there is a market twice a week.
Chaplin's Bar is a great place to visit if you like live music and they also serve food.
Pretty newly refurbished Boscombe Pier, now with twinkly musical xylophones installed. A cool restaurant, one on the beach called Urban Reef is really good, a great atmosphere as well as excellent food and drinks.
There are many more Restaurants and venues we will be happy to tell you about on arrival if you need them.
Bournemouth town centre has a wonderful garden that runs from the sea right up to the north to coy pond, as you get further from the sea it becomes less 'manicured' and more natural, and a wonderful place for a picnic on a sunny day. The little stream called The Bourne runs through here, this is the river after which the town is named.

Getting around

We are very close to Bournemouth University Campus -
We are located conveniently between two railway stations, and Hurn Airport is only 4.5 miles away, so about 11 minutes by car! -
YES, we have an International Airport!!!
Bournemouth and Christchurch stations.
The main Bus station - Terminus - is located at Bournemouth station as well. There is even a direct bus service to Bournemouth Airport. Yes we do have an airport!
A 7 minute walk takes you to our amazing clean and sandy beach.
Many buses can be found a one minute walk away from our house.
If you are driving, there is plenty of free parking near the house.
Town centre for Bournemouth a very short 10 minutes bus ride and town centre Christchurch 15 minutes by bus.
The New Forest is just on our doorstep, by car it is 15 minutes.
The Isle of Purbeck can be reached easily by car ferry from Sandbanks which is 10 minutes away.
The Isle of Wight can be reached easily from beautiful Lymington at 20 minutes away.
We are an ideal base for travelling to many beauty spots that are nearby.
If you are travelling to France by Ferry from Poole then we are ideally placed as Poole is only 15 minutes away from us by car or taxi.

Other things to note

Your room is up two flights of stairs and it has 2 SINGLE BEDS. *********

P.S. We have a very large alternative listing if you need more space with a DOUBLE BED - please see our listing for
**********'Lovely Bright Double Room' We can also provide an additional Quality Air Bed. Ideal for Families. ********

A washing machine is available for an additional cost £3.50 per wash.

We also have a larger room with a double bed, should you require it, it is £65/night, and can be found under a separate listing titled
Lovely Bright Double Room
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Check-in after 3 p.m.
Check out by 11 a.m.

We do expect our guests to be out for the most part of the day.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events

We will afford you courtesy, respect and consideration and would expect the same from you.
Switch off electrics when not in use please, and recycle your stuff. we have the facilities for that.

Daily Check-out is 11:00 a.m.

It is expected that guests will be out of the house for the day.

Be aware that Jerry the cat is very old now, and so he is best left alone, as he can be grumpy sometimes. 105 in human years.

This is a no smoking household.


Check-in at 3 p.m. (if you need to arrive later we can discuss that)
Check out by 11 a.m.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

84 Reviews

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Joshua User Profile
April 2017
Great hosts. Communication was always timely and helpful. Really cool place to stay for the weekend!
Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.
Response from Louise:
Glad you enjoyed your visit with us. It was good to meet you both. We might see you again if you need to breathe some sea air!
April 2017

Marilyn User Profile
April 2017
Just lovely felt so welcome and at home . The room infact the whole house is just superb. Paul n Louise r perfect hosts n the room was perfect right from the hungry caterpillar bedspread to the glo stars n moons my 5 year old loved the room the house n the host n the breakfast all the different breads n rocket bowls 4 my boy n being joined by the hosts really made us smile would sooo recommend. Boscombe beach is way better for us not sooo not crowded like Bournemouth. I would say to others try n be happy in your decision thanks sooo much for it all
Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.
Response from Louise:
Thanks for your kind words Marilyn, we both really enjoyed meeting you and Finley. Hope to see you again.
April 2017

Susanne User Profile
March 2017
Third time in Bournemouth and third time to stay with Louise and I will be back. Thank you for such great hospitality. S
Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.
Response from Louise:
Hurry back, we love having you here. Thanks Susanne.
March 2017

Kerri User Profile
January 2017
Louise was very welcoming which was more than appreciated considering the transportation difficulties I endured on the way there. I have stayed in this room before and found it to be as clean and welcoming on the return visit. A lovely place to stay!
Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.
Response from Louise:
Thanks you Kerri, good to see you again.
January 2017

Kash User Profile
October 2016
i can see why Louise had all these great reviews. really homely place and super friendly and great conversationalists...the place has lots of character....with some really interesting pieces of art on the wall. the breakfast was great as well....and i could have stayed all morning to talk to them. room is right at the top and really quiet. wish i could have stayed longer. also really close to the beach....
Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.
Response from Louise:
You're welcome back Kash, thanks for the kind words.
October 2016

Caroline User Profile
October 2016
My second stay and as usual, a home away from home, I highly recommend!
Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.
Response from Louise:
Many thanks Caroline.
October 2016

Lucy User Profile
October 2016
We had a lovely stay. Louise and Paul were very welcoming and accommodating. The room was clean, comfortable and nicely decorated and the house was in a convenient location with nice restaurants and bars near by. I would definitely recommend to a friend.
Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.
Response from Louise:
Thanks Lucy, good to meet you.
October 2016

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom · Joined in August 2012
Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.

Hello -

I am Danish, born in Argentina.
I have lived in the UK for a long time.

I love gardening and pottery (it's all mud) I am now exploring the art of glass fusing.
Creativity and interesting ideas are a passion.

I love meeting and hosting all you wonderful people.

I speak -
Francais, Español, Dansk,
aber nur ein wenig Deutsch

I pretend to speak Italian and Norwegian, and I can say a very few words in Arabic.

Paul is English, from Bournemouth, he works with looked after young people and loves watching football and listening to music.
He is also a great cheese enthusiast!

We share our home with a crazy old cat called Jerry, he is about 20 years old, and a typical ginger tomcat, we rescued him 18 years ago from a Sanctuary near Bere Regis, called The Margaret Green Foundation = (good people)

We are careful to keep him out of your room, though you are welcome to say hello - Jerry can be a little 'confused' because he has feline Alzheimer's -
(he is old - about 105 in human years) So best to only touch his head.


Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour
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