Little Gem


Bed and Breakfast in Swanage, Dorset.

Wilma & Lawrie have now retired.

‘Little Gem Guest House’ is now closed.

We will no longer be taking bookings

We would like to thank all our guests who’ve stayed with us over the years, and are glad to have been your choice of a ‘safe place’ to relax, refresh and to enjoy Swanage especially during the challenging time of 2020.

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An Edwardian House with modern comforts, Little Gem is a friendly family-run bed and breakfast in Swanage.

You’ll find us just off Swanage High Street in a quiet location within easy reach of town and beach.

Little Gem is a ten-minute level walk to the town centre, which offers many interesting independent shops, restaurants, pubs and eateries as well as the historic Swanage Steam and Diesel Railway; and 5 minutes more to the award-winning Swanage Beach, and the Jurassic Coast.

At our bed and breakfast, choose from a generous English Breakfast menu, which includes a variety of cereals, speciality teas or cafetière coffee, and a wide range of cooked options. We cater for special dietary requirements offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices. Just let us know, and we’ll cater for your dietary requirements.

All rooms are en-suite and double-glazed with tea and coffee making facilities, free WiFi, Freeview TV, clock radio, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries. Rooms are beautifully decorated, to a high standard.

We offer 3 first floor rooms – King Size Double, Double and Twin Room, all with excellent en-suite facilities. Learn more about accessibility here.

We welcome children over the age of ten.

We are located in a quiet residential area, and provide off-street parking for two cars. There is unrestricted parking on Cecil Road and Kings Road West.

There is a minimum stay requirement of 3 nights. We are unable to accommodate pets.

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Certified & Endorsed in compliance with Covid19 Government Guidelines for B & Bs.

Certified & Endorsed by the ‘AA COVID Confident’ scheme and featured on ‘’.

For your wellbeing, the number of households including your ‘support bubble’ staying at any one time is restricted to one, with a minimum stay requirement of 2 nights.

Guests can enjoy the ‘breakfast room’ for their sole use.

We continue to offer an excellent variety of cooked breakfasts.

Check our website for further details, then phone or e-mail with your booking enquiry.

For further details of the ‘Covid Confident Certification Policy’ see our  Bookings page.  

Contact us for booking enquiries and reservations.

You can read some of our many positive reviews on TripAdvisor.

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