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A Sunshine Stay at the Green House

There is something undoubtedly special about visiting Bournemouth, giving you that nostalgic British holiday feel. You picture the Victorian holiday makers frolicking on the beach, sporting the signature striped red and white bathing suits watching Punch and Judy.

Bournemouth architecture is a great fusion of eras, including Art Deco and Georgian splendour and a real mixture of old and new. I found the Green House with ease, and was welcomed on arrival by a Grade II listed Victorian treasure!

My room was ‘English Walnut’ and I head upstairs to explore. The Feel throughout is fresh, light and airy. The Décor is cool and chic and as you walk around the hotel you feel somewhat energised.

English Walnut is a beauty and played the perfect host for my stay. Little extras that really make your stay special were waiting to be discovered in the room, like freshly baked shortbread in a Vintage glass jar – delicious! The bed was huge, and complete with the most squashiest of quilts and the most fluffiest of pillows and, of course, complete with crisp white sheets.

After dropping off the bags I felt a beach stroll was in order and the lady on reception kindly offered me a map and recommended a walk. The beach is literally round the corner so we headed east towards Boscombe. Plenty going on, idyllic beach huts and some quaint establishments to enjoy a coffee or something a little stronger.

After a long stroll, I headed back to the green house for a drink in the bar. The Bar lounge is stylish, still airy with unique furnishings and rich fabrics. The wine list is interesting, as is the copious cocktail selection. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed a drop of the local Furleigh Estate dry white!

After a great night sleep (and a pre-sleep bathe in the beautiful free standing bath) I was excited to head for breakfast! The breakfast menu is full of local treats including Full New Forest Breakfast, I opted for the  Scrambled Dorset Free-range Eggs with Dorset Smoked Trout. Quite simply delicious, and perfect to send me off on my journey home.

Jennifer Cordingley September 2012

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