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The White House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 50 Poole B&B and Inns
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Lot-et-Garonne, France
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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A little gem!”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

If you want a cosy Dorset cottage stay, this is not for you but if you want something contemporary, spacious, comfortable and welcoming, it is! I was staying overnight ready for a local meeting next day and Carol had a very nice evening meal available with a welcome glass of wine (other drinks were available). My room (Bluetit) was very comfortable and I loved the under floor heating. Personally, I would have preferred a shower cubicle or a removable shower lead instead of the wetroom with a drench shower, which meant that everything got
The only slight downside for me as a personal preference, was not to have a shower with a removable unit. It was created as a wetroom with a straight down sunflower head shower - which meant that the floor got very wet. Breakfast was freshly cooked and I just wish I'd had more time to sit and enjoy it. Will definitely stay again if I am down that way.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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tabbycatzPoole, Owner at The White House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Thanks for the great review glad you will be back when you can sample one of our rooms with bath and shower I do try to put my ladies in my bathroom rooms if possible as i know we like to take a dip but regretfully on the occasion of your stay I only had a wet room available sorry .
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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

We had a great stay at The White House...the room (Sparrow) was immaculate and the bed was so comfy!! The homemade cake was very welcome and delicious! The fresh milk in the rooms was a nice touch. Breakfast was delicious. Carol and Rob were perfect hosts and made us and Mally (the dog) very welcome. Will definately be staying again when we are next in the area and cannot recommend highly enough!! Its the personal touch and attention to detail that really shines.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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tabbycatzPoole, Owner at The White House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Just got back from some time away to find this lovely review waiting for us. Thank you for taking the time to write the review as our last guests of the year it was great to end on an high thanks!
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

This was the perfect place to stay for our long weekend in Dorset. 

We stayed in the Chaffinch room and were thoroughly pleased. The beds were incredibly comfy and we had a tv with Sky and an iPod dock so we could play music through the tv.

Carol and Rob were the perfect hosts, making sure that we had everything that we needed. Rob even told us that he had rescued some baby hedgehogs in the garden and was looking after them over the winter.


I would highly recommend a visit to The White House to anyone travelling in this area. It is a lovely place to visit and we couldn’t fault it in anyway! Thank you Carol and Rob for making our stay so special!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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tabbycatzPoole, Owner at The White House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thanks for your excellent review it makes it all worthwhile to have such lovely guests who take time out to write reviews for us. hope to welcome you again in the future thanks
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

We were so delighted with The White House the first time we visited it that we decided to stay there again on a mini break & this time we took our two daughters with us. We were warmly welcomed again by Carol & Rob & we found everything to be just as fantastic as before. We are so impressed with everything about The White House - it is such a clean, comfortable, relaxing place to be & the food is exceptional - we would recommend it to everyone. We will certainly be staying there again. Many thanks Carol & Rob for looking after us all so well - your B&B really is outstanding in every way!
Des, Jayne, Katherine & Laura.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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tabbycatzPoole, Owner at The White House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
thanks the sandfords we loved having you all to stay again always love our chats and laughs see you next time golf clubs in hand
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

We would highly recommend this place. Great hosts (couldn't do enough), food (delicious) accommodation (perfect) location (central) we have had a lovely relaxing weekend, will definitely return and recommend. Thank you Carol and Robert

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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tabbycatzPoole, Owner at The White House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Happy you enjoyed your stay we enjoyed our chats ( Rob a little too much he can go on I'm sure you noticed) hope to see you again some time in the future
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Launceston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

had a great couple of days at THE WHITE HOUSE tea & homemade cake,
on arrival with a very friendly welcome.
the room we had was very comfy&spotless with every extra in the room.
big thanks toCAROL&ROB for all the help they gave us directions etc.
great breakfast each morning probably the best B&B we have had.
would go again anytime great stay.
COLIN&ANNE.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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tabbycatzPoole, Owner at The White House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thanks for the review we really enjoyed having you stay and fully intend to take you up on your offer of home made Cornish pasties when we come to Cornwall at Christmas so watch out glad we helped to make your anniversary a success Colin!
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

After booking a trip (for our wedding anniversary) to Jersey we decided to travel down the day prior to the ferry and stay in the Poole area. By chance we happened across the "White House" on trip advisor, after reading the reviews we booked via "Booking.Com", everything was perfect, I cannot recommend this place highly enough and if it wasn't for the road works entailing a detour to the ferry it would have scored maximum points. Next time we are in the area we will definitely stay with Carol & Bob and book with them directly.

Thank you for an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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tabbycatzPoole, Owner at The White House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay but dismayed to see you have marked us down for events i.e the road works on blandford rd that are entirely out of our control. however we look forward to welcoming you in the future.
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Property: The White House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 31A Dorchester Road | Upton, Poole BH16 5NJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Poole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for a clean modern bed and breakfast with underfloor heating, LCD televisions, i-pod docks, quality freshly cooked organic breakfasts at any time you like? Even charge your car for free. We don't do rules and regulations here at the White House; arrive when you like, leave when you like. Oh, and don't forget to enjoy the fresh homemade cakes when you get back from your day's activities! We try to make your stay cool - come and see. ... more   less 
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