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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • 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

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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 £90


Absolutely adored John and Renate. We had a lovely stay, we were made to feel special with perfect weather and the food delicious (Renate is a lovely cook). The Harbour Suite has everything you need for a short or long stay. Thanks to you both for your hospitality.

Janet, Hertfordshire

John and Renata greeted my wife and I royally, tea and cake, yummy do,S . Do try the posh porridge at breakfast ( should carry a health warning ). John took the trouble to run us to a nearby restaurant , then on a phone call came And got kind is that. If your looking at BB in Poole just go there.. If our travels take us that way again we will.

Michael, Overton hants.

Wonderful welcome and beautiful room with everything you could ever need not to mention view, balcony and kitchen. Am fussy over beds but this one was first class as were the sheets and the breakfast was memorable, so much so missed out on lunch. Brought up in the area, feel I have found home from home.

Diana, Fittleworth west sussex

Visited Bering house for 4 nights, upon arrival both Renate and John were so welcoming, the Harbour suite views are amazing and you have all the facilities you could wish for, having a small kitchen with even a dishwasher in it! 2 mins walk and your on the beach in front of the wonderful beach huts. Poole Quay is a pleasant 20 mins walk way with all the facilities that it provides. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend staying here, book now you will not be disappointed!

Phil, Nottinghamshire

We have just arrived home after spending five nights at Bering House in Poole. It was excellent. Renate and John are the most wonderful hosts and their breakfasts are the best we have ever had.


Beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and very comfortable... add to that friendly, welcoming hosts and a breakfast to die for and you have one of the most desirable B&B experiences in the country at a great value price. We have visited twice and hope to do so many more times.

Christine & andrew, Hayling island

We had a brilliant time and were very well looked after from the moment we arrived. Very friendly welcome. Lovely people. Wonderful breakfasts. Beautiful house. Quiet situation. Very convenient for the Poole area. We hope to go again.

Janet & john, Loughborough

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

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

Brenda, Epping

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 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

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 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

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 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.


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


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.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Renate & John Wadham

  • Visit Brownsea Island Nature Reserve. with its diverse range of habitats and wildlife. Home to the rare Red Squirrel and Peacocks.
  • Poole Harbour. a haven for yachting and cruising around the islands. Waterside cafes and restaurants.
  • 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.