Bournemouth’s only vintage boutique B&B.

Questions or bookings? Give us a call!
01202 761135

Bournemouth’s only vintage boutique B&B.

BED & BREAKFAST

Questions or bookings? Give us a call!
01202 761135

  Eat, Drink or Stay  

Eat, Drink or Stay

If you are looking for places to stay in Bournemouth, and fancy something a little bit unique, The Living Room is for you.

It feels like being in the comfort of your own living room, with excellent quality food and someone to serve it to you with a smile!

We like to be surprising and hope you like to be surprised!

Read on to find out more.

  Our Lounge  

Our Lounge

Our vintage eating space and garden offers a relaxing and homely experience – a rare to find ‘positive-yet-quirky’ energy in the heart of our Bournemouth community.

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Exclusive Private Hire

Packages can be tailored to your specific requirements including food, music, alcohol, style/design & entertainment.

We specialise in a high standard of flavourful home cooked food, never out of a packet.

  • Corporate social events/conferences/meetings
  • Family occasions
  • General event hosting
  • Parties
  • Private dining

Additionally, our seven bedrooms can be booked so you can truly relax and enjoy breakfast in the morning!

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Deliciously decadent afternoon tea

WHY NOTHING TASTES BETTER THAN OUR INDULGENT CLASSIC TEAS

Deliciously decadent afternoon tea

WHY NOTHING TASTES BETTER THAN OUR INDULGENT CLASSIC TEAS

Deliciously decadent afternoon tea

WHY NOTHING TASTES BETTER THAN OUR INDULGENT CLASSIC TEAS

  Our Traditional Tea Room  

Our Traditional Tea Room
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea served on vintage china in our homely boutique tea room. We offer a choice of delicious traditional afternoon tea with gluten free or vegan options. Or for those who don’t have a sweet tooth we have a tasty savoury tea. All food is homemade using quality fresh ingredients.
We cater for large groups and the room is available for exclusive private hire. We can also offer outside catering. Our cosy but quirky room is perfect for special occasions such as baby showers, hen parties or birthdays. If you like somewhere a bit different yet authentic then we are the venue for you.
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All food is homemade using quality fresh ingredients in an imaginative way. We are only a short walk through the chines to Alum Chine Beach or Westbourne so you can spend an enjoyable afternoon with friends or family eating, chatting and walking the sugar off!

Please contact us for group bookings, exclusive private hire or outside catering.

View our afternoon tea menu…

Our extensive loose leaf tea menu was designed by the customers, so we’re sure it has something for everyone. Teas are from Dorset-based Comins Tea House (who personally source them from around the world), The Gilded Teapot (a local independent commany based in Dorchester), and our ‘Great Taste’ award-winning teas are from Novus.

We are Bournemouth and Poole’s only authentic traditional tea rooms (which makes ours the best afternoon tea around!).

View our tea list…

 

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Seven unique bedrooms

WHY WE WIN AWARDS

Seven unique bedrooms

WHY WE WIN AWARDS

Seven unique bedrooms

WHY WE WIN AWARDS

  Our Rooms  

Our Rooms

As seen on Channel 4 ‘Four in a Bed’

We are the only vintage boutique hotel in Bournemouth. 

We offer seven individually styled, spotlessly clean and tremendously comfortable rooms – with modern en-suite bathrooms and breakfast included in the price.

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We’re not exaggerating when we claim to be the best Bed & Breakfast in Bournemouth.

In fact, we’ve won the Trip Advisor certificate of excellence annually since 2012

Our bedrooms feature up-cycled furniture, which has been hand-painted ‘shabby chic’ style. Guests describe our comfy rooms as ‘stylish’ with ‘lovely attention to detail’.

Rooms have soft furnishings that are handmade and upholstered in matching rare fabrics – making them unique. We have a homely but characterful guest lounge and a country garden style patio.

What about breakfast?

We specialise in cooked-to-order quality plates of delicious food, breakfast buffets are not allowed to be mentioned here!

We offer an exceptionally varied menu with tasty choices for everyone including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

View our breakfast menu…

‘Little things’ that make a big difference

Guests describe us as ‘different to your average B&B’, part hotel – part B&B, and ‘thoroughly charming’ with a ‘casual efficiency’. We don’t like to fit stereotypical labels!

We are happy to interact and specialise in providing ‘generous hospitality’, tailored to individual requirements.

Basically, if you need something just say… We can make reservations, organise taxis, add extras to rooms and generally we’re willing to do anything to help! Within reason…!

Book direct for our cheapest rates

Prices are all inclusive:

Egyptian cotton linen Complimentary tea tray plus filtered water Complimentary cake, fresh milk & loose leaf teas Complimentary natural toiletries & ear plugs Memory foam mattresses Feather duvets Daily serviced rooms Free Wi-Fi Free parking Smart T.V.’s Library Booking service Picnics Fully licensed Traditional tea room

Booking sites take commission but are NEVER cheaper, just better at marketing

You’ll get a cheaper stay by calling us on 01202 761135. We can suit your room to your needs, and we also offer discounts for longer stays, single occupancy and such like.

If you prefer, you can also book online here!

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A hidden gem in the best part of Bournemouth

WHY BOURNEMOUTH RESIDENTS AREVOTED THE HAPPIEST IN THE UK

A hidden gem in the best part of Bournemouth

WHY BOURNEMOUTH RESIDENTS AREVOTED THE HAPPIEST IN THE UK

A hidden gem in the best part of Bournemouth

WHY BOURNEMOUTH RESIDENTS AREVOTED THE HAPPIEST IN THE UK

  Our Location  

Our Location

We are in the midst of a perfectly quiet residential area between Westbourne and Alum Chine

Sometimes even our neighbours don’t realise we are here, until they pop in one day. Without fail they then declare ‘we can’t believe we have never been before, it’s amazing.’

We are truly a ‘hidden gem’!

The Living Room

Quant B&B with a traditional tearoom
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The overall experience of our vintage Bournemouth B&B is added to by our location in the undoubtedly most beautiful & stylish part of Bournemouth (poshest too!).

We’re but a ten minutes’ walk from the glorious Alum Chine beach (accessed by the calming chine walks) and we’re about the same distances from the independent, boutique shops, eating and drinking places of Westbourne.

We are within easy reach of the stunning Purbecks and historic Poole, as well as Bournemouth town centre which can be reached via a gorgeous walk along the beach.

We find ourselves popular with families visiting the universities or relatives in nearby care homes. Local residents also like to book rooms for their visiting family or friends because they apparently ‘don’t have space at home’!!

As Bournemouth has been voted one of the happiest places to live in the UK, we feel that we have no option but to pass on the infectious and rejuvenating vibes!

Some local inspiration!

Bournemouth TourismPoole TourismArts BournemouthNational Trust
Discover WestbourneDo More Dorset

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Our Story

Our customers call us a ‘hidden gem’.

It’s like all good secrets – as an independently-run business we believe in providing great people with great food, service and beds. We are here for people who care about what they eat and where they sleep when they are away from home. So you see the problem is, we’d actually love for you to find out about our little secret! We want you to find us, try us out and to come back again & again.

If we attract great people who dare to be different then our space stays great, maintaining our homely, positive atmosphere!

So we will settle for people finding out about us! But we’ll also make sure we stay just the right amount of exclusive… with a cool edge.

Teresa & Zak

We are Teresa & Zak, mother and son. We have no idea how we ended up buying a business together but it means we have turned ‘getting on each other’s nerves’ into a full-time occupation. We resolve this by playing to our strengths (read as ‘staying out of each other’s way’) by Teresa not being allowed to touch anything vaguely technical or practical and Zak not being allowed to re-arrange anything.

This results in Teresa being labelled controlling (whilst allegedly pretending to Zak he has a 50/50 partnership) and Zak claiming he is playing ‘good cop’ to her ‘bad cop’.

The one thing we do agree on is, that to be fair although the customer is not always right, they are certainly the most important aspect of our business. In short – we aim to please (just not each other, as some mountains are just too high to climb).

BED & BREAKFAST • VINTAGE CAFÉ TEA ROOM

The Living Room Drury Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH4 8HA  T 01202 761135

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