Keep Calm and book your BnB stay in Gillingham, Dorset – DIRECT!


Book your Dorset bed and breakfast stay directly and securely with us for the best price, delicious breakfasts and lots of little extras – check availability here. Our online calendar is always up to date.

|| Last week it was National Book Direct Day here in the UK – a campaign urging us all to book and buy goods and services directly from the original provider, rather than through a third party. Going direct saves money, supports small businesses and gives you a more personal service.

I saw something on Twitter along the lines of “Nobody at [a big chain hotel] ever went “Yay!” when they get a new booking, but the owner of a small B&B always celebrates!” and it’s so true – I’m always delighted to see new guests pop up in my #bookdirect in-box.

So, why book your B&B stay here directly with us rather than via a third party? Let us count the ways.

By booking directly and supporting a small business, we’re able to pass some significant benefits and offers back to you – we call these our Website Exclusives and they include:

  • The very best prices: you will always pay the lowest available price for your room and breakfast when you book directly with us through our website
  • Discounts and promotional codes are available through our Special Offers page
  • A wide range of online extras, packages and services to add to your booking: how about early check-in, late check-out, or use of the hot tub?
  • A complimentary welcome drink upon arrival
  • Delicious cooked to order breakfasts, with a wide choice of options, upgrades and Specials
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    Avocado Toast (v)

    (And if you’re vegan/plant-based, please request a free PDF copy of our vegan breakfast menu when you book)

  • Free luggage storage
  • Fluffy robes
  • Your choice of bedrooms: Church View, Blackmore Vale View or Garden View
  • Discounts when booking Room Three (Blackmore Vale View) for single occupancy and
  • Multi-night discounts on Room Two (Garden View) for Sunday to Thursday stays
  • Complimentary walking maps and routes available in your room upon request or ask us for our free PDF of eight local walking routes when you book
  • A list of suggested pubs and restaurants (free PDF)
  • Walking/driving directions – how to find us (free PDF)
  • Delicious Dorset snacks menu available (free PDF)
  • Complimentary dog treats and a special offer code for dog owners

We look forward to meeting you soon.


Let’s do brunch! New ‘weekend’ menu available in Gillingham, Dorset

Book your Dorset bed and breakfast stay directly and securely with us for the best price, delicious breakfasts and lots of little extras – check availability here. Our online calendar is always up to date.

|| Who doesn’t love a bit of brunch at the weekend? I love checking new brunch spots and dishes wherever I am and our newly launched ‘weekend’ brunch menu reflects some of our favourites, as well as some new ideas.

(We first tried out the Parmesan French Toast as an Easter Weekend special and it proved to be so popular that we’ve decided it’s earned a place on the regular menu!)

Parmesan French Toast, Spoilt Pig bacon, roasted tomatoes

Brunch items are available from 8.30am onwards on Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holiday Mondays and by request if you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other event.

And also … fancy a lazy morning on the day you check out? Enjoy two Brunch items and a late check out (to 12 noon) for just £20.00. Please ask!

Let’s do brunch!

Our current Brunch suggestions are:

Toasted Waffles with a Berry Compote, Maple Syrup and Lemon Cream

Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and your choice of either Toast or a Toasted Muffin

Parmesan French Toast with a side order of Bacon or Veggie Sausages

Build Your Own Benedict – Eggs Benedict how you like it: combine a Toasted Muffin, two Poached Eggs and your choice from Wilted Spinach, Hollandaise Sauce and either Bacon or Smoked Salmon

Breakfast in a Mushroom – a Portobello Mushroom stuffed with Pancetta and served with creamy Cheese and Chive Scrambled Eggs and Roast Tomatoes (request it without the pancetta for a vegetarian option)

Mushroom, Halloumi Cheese and Tomato Stack – served on a Toasted Muffin (vegetarian)

We look forward to meeting you and cooking brunch for you soon!