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Bed & Breakfast

Bering House - Bed & Breakfast in Dorset

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53 Branksea Avenue, Hamworthy, Poole, BH15 4DP, Dorset
England, United Kingdom

Renate & John Wadham

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+44 (0)1202 673419 (landline)

Delightful John and Renate have created an immaculate harbourside retreat. The suite is sumptuous, the breakfast choice is superb

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Fabulous in every way. Renate’s attention to detail reveals a love of running B&B: the fluffy dressing gowns and bathroom treats, the biscuits, fruit and sherry... she and John are welcoming and delightful. Expect pretty sofas, golden bath taps, a gleaming breakfast table, and a big sumptuous suite with views across sparkling Poole harbour to Brownsea Island and the Purbeck Hills. Breakfasts are served on blue and white Spode china: exotic fruits with Parma ham, smoked salmon with poached eggs and muffins, kedgeree, smoked haddock gratin, warm figs with Greek yogurt and honey: the choice is superb. An immaculate harbourside retreat.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.

Local points of interest from Renate & John Wadham:

Local points of interest from
Renate & John Wadham:

  • National Trust: Brownsea Island, Kingston Lacy, 11th Century Corfe Castle.
  • Top quality golf courses all within easy reach: Parkstone, Broadstone, Ferndown, Isle of Purbeck, Wareham & Bulbury..
  • Athelhampton House, Thomas Hardy’s Birthplace & Lawrence of Arabia’s Cottage. Rockley Park Sailing & Motor Boat Training School. Poole Park & Upton Country Park.
  • Compton Acres Italian & Japanese Gardens. Studland, Lulworth Cove, Swanage Steam Railway, Christchurch, The New Forest & Beaulieu Motor Museum, Poole Maritime Museum.
  • Old Harry Rocks, Purbeck Hills, Jurassic Coast, South West Coastal Path, Stonehenge, Salisbury City, Cathedral & Old Sarum.
  • The Lighthouse Theatre, home of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Weymouth, Portland Bill, Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens & Swannery.
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Guest feedback
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"Our first time at Bering House but certainly not our last visit. John and Renate made us feel so very welcome. We had a lovely room,fabulous breakfasts located in a wonderful setting. We were only away for 3 days but we wished we had stayed longer. We're so pleased we decided to stay here. Warm and Friendly hospitality. We've found a place we will return to. Thank you again to Renate and John. "

Steve - Chester, United Kingdom

July 2017
"Excellent accommodation & Renata & John could not be more friendly & helpful"

Brenda - Epping, United Kingdom

July 2017
"We decided to come down from London to Dorset for a short break and chose Bering House on the basis of the review and proximity to Purbeck. We were very pleased with our choice. John and Renate are wonderful hosts and make you feel very welcome. Breakfasts are excellent. There is a lot to do in that area - our favourite was the Studland area and walking on the cliffs, but there is no shortage of activities available. "

Philip - London, United Kingdom

May 2017
"Thrilled with everything about our stay here and the friendly professionalism of both our hosts with the added personal touches. The special porridge is to die for, don't miss it. "

Catherine - Coventry, United Kingdom

February 2017
"We recently visited Poole and stayed again with Renate and John at Bering House. And what a pleasure it was! They are the most thoughtful and generous of hosts. Their house is both beautiful and comfortable. They have taken endless care to make it a great place to stay and they both go out of their way to be helpful. The breakfast is a true ‘Sawday Special’! A fine table service but, more than that, an absolutely delicious breakfast. If you go to Poole, see if you can book at Bering House. Wonderful location. Wonderful hosts. Wonderful beds. Wonderful breakfast. What more could you ask?!"

Charles - Torpoint, United Kingdom

February 2017
"A truly wonderful experience. John and Renate met us at the door and treated us like old friends. We were driven to the restaurant they had booked for us so that Renate could guarantee we got a nice table. The breakfasts are like nowhere else, superb quality and lots of it if you wish. Do try the "posh porridge" - I will say nothing more but this should not be missed, give it a go. The room was very clean, tidy and comfy and John and Renate are really lovely people. Do stay here if you can!"

Julie - Southwick, United Kingdom

July 2016
"A quiet location minutes (walk) from the beach and absolutely perfect for a night-stop before the early morning ferry to France - as in our case! The warmest of welcomes, chauffered to the sailing club nearby for dinner (superb) and then back to a lovely, comfortable room for a good night's sleep. Breakfast was a surprise - fantastic choice and quality, beautifully served and all the more so as we were departing early! We vowed to return and for a longer stay, ideally to explore the area and so as to really enjoy this lovely, warm, high-quality B&B. Top marks to John and Renate!"

Mark - Tewkesbury, Gloucs, United Kingdom

July 2016
"A fabulous B&B with warm & friendly hosts. The attention to detail was amazing; which superseded our high expectations. John & Renata spoil you from the moment you arrive, until you reluctantly leave their beautiful home at the end of your stay We had the Suite, which was high spec & wonderful, complete indulgence Renata is a wonderful cook, & breakfast was a treat for the palate. Delicacies include fresh fruit salad (mango, strawberries, blueberries & raspberries etc), greek yogurt & honey, 'posh' porridge (incredible!), smoked salmon, full English etc etc the list is endless! We will return"

Karen - Bristol, United Kingdom

July 2016
"Berings is an excellent B & B, providing top-notch accommodation. The bedroom I had was very large and luxurious, with superb views over the park and out to Poole Harbour. John and Renate were the most welcoming, helpful and informative hosts, and the full English breakfast was excellent. I would very strongly recommend this B & B."

Richard - Cobham, United Kingdom

May 2016
"This was a truly five star experience. Fantastic couple, lovely room, sumptuous breakfast, the best Sawdays stay we have ever had. John and Renata embody everything and more that you would want to expect in a top class hotel a real gold standard. Cannot recommend it enough and will look forward to going back very soon."


September 2015
"We were blown away by the hospitality extended to us - way beyond the call of duty. We are wholeheartedly recommending to our friends and colleagues. We will definitely be returning to explore the area further. The attention to detail was quite remarkable; five star hotels should take note. Thank you John and Renate for having us to stay, for the wonderful breakfast, and for being so kind."


August 2015
"We were just blown away by John & Renate's hospitality and attention to detail. Bering house provided everything you could ever ask for from a B & B and more besides (complimentary daily paper, sherry, fruit WOW!) Fabulous property, excellent location, fantastic hosts, what more could you ask for, will definitely be returning here, it was amazing. "
August 2014
"Staying at Bering House is rather like staying in a five-star hotel - but with very friendly and helpful managers! Our suite was immaculate and sumptuous. The bathroom supplied with wonderful toiletries, the kitchenette stocked with biscuits, milk, tea, coffees and plenty of crockery for light self-catering. Renate's breakfasts were a daily delight, and John's helpful advice on places to visit invaluable. It was really excellent to be so warmly welcomed, and so well catered for throughout our four-night stay. We definitely hope to return: the area is full of wonderful places to explore."
August 2014
"We have just returned from a weeks stay at Bering House Poole. What a fantastic place. The hospitality was amazing John and Renate were so helpful and the breakfast were five star affairs. We had the suite and the room and views were excellent. We will definately return there again and also try and use Alastair Sawday B&B at other locations hoping that they too are just like Bering House."
July 2014
"Wow what a perfect weekend beginning with the hospitality of Renate, the thoughtful and immaculately designed room and the sumptuous and quite regal breakfast - truly all and more! Wish we had longer time to continue exploring Sophie and James x"
May 2014
"If you appreciate seamless attention to detail and comfort, wherever you are; combined with genuine friendliness and willingness to please - then John and Renate should be your hosts! My wife and I first met John and Renate through a recommendation, some five years ago, and have averaged five visits per year since. The location being ideal for access to beach walks and Poole. We can tell you in all honesty that the initial impeccable standard has not only been maintained, but Renate is constantly experimenting with breakfasts, which are delicious. Long may they continue."
February 2014
"we were made very welcome. Nothing was to much. the attention to detail was exceptional with every little requirement you might need in the room. thank you for an amazing stay. "
October 2013
"Enjoyed our visit very much nothing was too much trouble hospitality second to none .english bed and breakfast at its very best."
September 2013
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The suite was spacious with delightful views over Poole Harbour. Nothing was too much trouble and the breakfast was superb. We will definitely return."
July 2013
"John & Renate could not have been more welcoming, helpful or prepared to ensure that our stay was a resounding success. Bering House has excellent access to beach walks and to Poole itself; the accommodation is exceptionally comfortable and well-equipped and the breakfasts are varied and are prepared to a superb standard. We have spent the past 25 years holidaying in France and this has convinced us that we are right to concentrate on the UK in future. Bering House will be a guaranteed holiday centre for us!"
June 2013
"Absolutely the best B & B I have ever stayed in! the accommodation and attention to detail were superb, and the hosts quite the nicest you could hope to find. John and Renata looked after us so well and we enjoyed every minute. Could not praise this place highly enough! Just go!"
June 2013
"Four of us had a wonderful two night stay. John and Renate are superb hosts, so warm and friendly, helpful and obliging. They have thought of everything to equip the guest rooms and ensure maximum comfort. Having stayed at many Sawdays recommended B & B s we would certainly rate Bering House as one of the best."
June 2013
May 2013
"We had a lovely 3 night break with John & Renate, who were very friendly and helpful. The room was absolutely perfect in every way and the breakfasts were superb! Bering House is in a fabulous position and the area had so much to offer - we definitely hope to visit again next year and look forward to catching up with John & Renate again...Edward & Lynda Burgess"
April 2011
"Fantastic hospitality and a loveley, comfortable room with terrific views. John and Renate are wonderful hosts and we would most happily stay with them again."
July 2010

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  • 1 Twin/double
  • , 1 Suite
Price:(i) £80 to£110 per night

Singles £90. Suite available as self-catering option from £85, singles from £80.

Booking info:


Pub 400 yds. Restaurant 500 yds.




53 Branksea Avenue, Hamworthy, Poole, BH15 4DP, Dorset

B&B 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) £ 80 to £ 90 per night
B&B 1 Suite
with kitchenette
Price: (i) £ 100 to £ 110 per night

Renate & John Wadham

Visit website

+44 (0)1202 673419 (landline)