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The White House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 52 Poole B&B and Inns
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very comfortable, very friendly.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2010

The White House is a very comfortable, clean, beautifully decorated b&b. Carol and Rob are really friendly, and make it feel just like home. The food is locally sourced and Carol makes a great breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Glos UK
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130 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2010

Cannot praise this place enough.
I travelled with my husband and my parents so we had 2 double rooms. My father needed a disabled room so had a ground floor, which was a smaller bedroom than our first floor one. The rooms are named after birds and your key ring is a bird with a bird singing when pressed. Quite novel we thought!
The place is absolutley immaculate and the owners are lovely and a pleasure to chat to.
Food is all sourced locally or home made, no supermarket food. We were offered lovely home made cakes and coffee in the garden on our arrival, even though there tea coffee making in the rooms.
The bed linen and facilities are first class using Lush bathroom products. The bed in the Chaffinch room is enormous.
Definately would recommend a couple of nights there if you can get in, they seem to have the phone ringing non stop for bookings.
Downside it is about 8 mins from centre of Poole by car at Upton, not in the centre, but worth going to.
An ideal stop over if like us you want to extend your holiday from Jersey!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2010

We stayed for just one night but wish it had been much longer. We were made to feel very welcome the moment we arrived being greeted with a much needed coffee and fabulous cake.
Our room was very clean, modern and comfortable, as was the rest of the house. Breakfast was of a very high standard. I would certainly recommend this B & B for a quality place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pete032
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2010

From when we arrived we were warmly met, lovely rooms with cakes in, coffee on arrival, beautiful breakfast outside in fabulous gardens.

Overall excellent - best B&B we have stayed in.

By miles.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Benharrop
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Heywood
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2010

Thanks to Carol’s never ending flexibility we were able to book well in advance this year after finding the White House too late for our motorcycle tour last year. Our ferry from St Malo was very late but on ringing Carol from the French port I was assured that it would be fine and we were instructed on how to access the garage to leave our 2 motorbikes and how to get in our room. It was also reassuring to hear that breakfast was a flexible affair and Carol was happy to make it whenever we were ready – which was rather late seeing as we finally arrived at 2am!

Amazing gardens, beautiful house, fantastic room, enticing looking banana cake (but resisted it at 2am so saved it and really enjoyed it at our 1st stop on the way back to Manchester!), lovely wetroom, refreshments tray would have been fab if we’d been there longer (fresh milk in a flask), breakfast was beautiful and the quality of ingredients really showed.

The hosts Carol and Rob were amazing and really good chatty company, but what made it for me was the feline company in the form of Tom and Tibby! 2 weeks away and we were missing our 3 cats like mad so was lovely to have Tom snuggles, and the paw prints on my bike seat in the morning made me feel like home (they didn’t come off until we washed the bikes!).

The only down side is that it’s in a part of the country we rarely visit, and the ferry route from Poole is only really convenient for getting to bits of France that we’ve already done and dusted.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cyberhell
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Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2010

Booked this for a family trip with my sisters and 80 year old mother, who is not very mobile. Finding B & Bs which can accommodate everyone's needs can be difficult but the White House kept everyone happy with their lovely well design rooms, fantastic wet rooms and great food. We were offered scones and tea in the garden upon our arrival, lovely cakes in the room and then a very tasty breakfast - you could tell they were 'happy' pigs! If I was being really, really picky, I'm not a morning person and the rooms are light in the morning, so if that bothers you much then some eye masks might come in handy. Carol is a great host - very funny. As mentioned above, my mum doesn't leave the house much due to her health issues but, in part due to her hassle free experience at the White House, I think she wouldn't be so daunted if we manage to get her out for a little jaunt again - so thats for that Carol.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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london
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2010

We had a great time staying at the White house, really modern and beautiful house.
Our bedroom was perfect, big bed ! spotless and yummy home-made cakes everyday !!
As late birds it was good to know we could get breakfast any time,
Thanks a lot for everything Carol, we would recommend this B&B to everybody :)

Julie & Astrid.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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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 52 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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