7 Smithfield Place

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bed & Breakfast

Elegant house, luxurious bedroom, colourful gardens and a friendly generous host who looks after you well. On bus route to Bournemouth


1 room


Rooms sleep 2


Valerie is creative and her home an elegant blend of old and new: tapestries and art, large restored mirrors, antiques and modern pieces in your own sitting room. She’s also unstinting with treats, from wine to shortbread, kettle chips and chocolates. And breakfast is equally lavish: fruits and yogurts, excellent coffee, pastries, kedgeree or the full works served outdoors on sunny days. Built in 1880, the house sits on a quiet cul-de-sac off the high street, two miles from Bournemouth town centre with easy public transport. The garden is lit up in spring by blooming camellias and cherry blossom, and the whole house sparkles.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Packed lunch £15. Pub/restaurant 100 yds.


Nightly price
from £90
Singles £65-£70.
1 Double
From £90


Superb! Valerie was a great host and nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts were well prepared and hearty and the room was palatial with just about everything you could require. Great selection of teas, coffee,biscuits,crisps and even wine! I will definitely stay again.

Jim, Canterbury

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Valerie Johns

  • BROWNSEA ISLANDStunning National Trust wildlife island via delightful ferry crossing. Protected since 1927 and boasts stunning views of Poole Harbour and the chance to see the Sika Deer or even a Red Squirrel!!
  • Close to Christchurch and the magnificent Priory. Concerts, plays, recitals and shows take place there.Christchurch also boasts two castles, a mill of Saxon origin, a medieval bridge and the site of a civil war siege.
  • 2 miles from 7 miles of beautiful beaches. Closest Boscombe beach - lots of water activities, cafes and restaurants. Walk into Bournemouth along the promenade or all the way to Sandbanks and take the ferry the short distance to Shell Bay and Studland.
  • Corfe Castle dates back to the 11th century, and ancient burial grounds found around the Castle's common date back 6000BC. Nearby Lulworth Cove is considered the gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, and an old smugglers' bay.
  • Visit Bournemouth centre - wonderful Russell Coates museum and the best place for a coffee, stroll through the gardens and along the pier. Or visit the many shops and restaurants.
  • The New Forest is just a short drive - visit Beaulieu Abbey and car museum, New Forest wildlife park or just take one of the many walks or bicycle trails