Bering House

Bed & Breakfast

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


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • 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 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. 2 nights in high season. Children over 10 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 400 yds. Restaurant 500 yds.


Nightly price
from £80
Singles £80-£100.
1 Twin/double
From £80
1 Suite for 2
From £100


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.


Enjoyed our visit very much nothing was too much trouble hospitality second to none .english bed and breakfast at its very best.


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.


Excellent accommodation & Renata & John could not be more friendly & helpful

Brenda, Epping

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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.


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


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.


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!


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!




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.


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The neighbourhood

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.