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Gretenham B&B

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4.8/5 from 12 Reviews

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  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Wifi internet
  • Meet & greet service
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Gretenham B&B

(12 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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  • 2
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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Facilities 4.6
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.8

Review Overall Rating

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  • 4.8

Gretenham B&B Information


GRETENHAM is an Edwardian town house in the Victorian style in a row of twelve large Edwardian and Victorian houses. Situated on rising ground just off the town centre we are minutes from the local pubs, restaurants, beach, pier, railway and downs. Limited free parking is available on the road outside and further parking is available on adjoining roads. The house is decorated in a contemporary style mixed with antiques, paintings and prints reflecting the arts and crafts period. The large first floor bedroom has mirrored furniture and a king size bed, giving it a contemporary feel alongside the original features which include an open fireplace. TV with remote control. WIFI. Hospitality tray. The king-size en-suite bathroom features a large walk-in shower with sliding door and Mira electric shower, washbasin, toilet and heated towel rail with essential toiletries provided including sanitiser. Full English breakfast is pre-ordered the night before from the menu and is served in the east facing bay window of the bedroom at your selected time between 8.00am and 9.30am. Continental, vegetarian and vegan options available. We are able to cater for any special dietary requirements. Our standard double bedroom at the rear of the property is ideal for one night visits. The room has a small ensuite with shower, toilet and handbasin. Wall mounted Samsung TV with many channels and extras. Breakfast is served in our lovely arts and crafts inspired lounge in the east facing bay window. We hope that you will enjoy your stay at GRETENHAM and decide to return again and again as many people do. Please let us know your estimated time of arrival.

John used to run a local auction house until 2016 and has appeared on various antiques related TV programmes (as the auctioneer and local expert!). Flog It, Antiques Road Trip, Dickinson's Real Deal and others. Lou used to run a popular restaurant in the town but has now retired to concentrate on running Gretenham to our high standards. 9.6 rating. Merlin is the favourite house dog - a very amiable white furred golden retriever. He will welcome you but will not bother you if you are not a fan of dogs. He certainly is not of the jumping up type but he loves to be stroked and everyone mentions how calming he is. He has featured in many of our reviews. The house is centrally heated and we will often burn an open fire in our lounge. Stafford Road leads off the main town centre just a few minutes walk from the beach, downs and pier. Parking in the road is free and unrestricted. If no spaces are available there are adjoining roads which are also free. As all guests eat separately, social distancing is easy to maintain and you will not have to share facilities with other guests. Be aware Stafford Road is on a steep hill!

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Reduced occupancy
  • No shared stationery
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Sanitised tableware


  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Cleaning service
  • Fire alarms with lights
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Pet(s) live on property
  • Breakfast in the room/unit


  • Off-site parking


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf - miniature
  • Kayaking
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Water-skiing
  • Arts & crafts


  • Check in
    13:00 20:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    Adults only
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
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  • Road from Wareham (12.0 miles)
    Follow signs to Corfe Castle and Swanage. In town centre follow one way system towards pier. Stafford Road is situated between White Swan pub and Curiosity.

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