Little Gem – Bed and Breakfast in Swanage

An Edwardian House with modern comforts, Little Gem is a friendly family-run bed and breakfast in Swanage offering 4 Star Visit England accommodation since 2016 and winners of the Visit England ROSE Award (Recognition Of Service Excellence) in 2019. 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. Rooms are serviced daily. 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 2 nights. We are unable to accommodate pets.

We are currently not accepting any further bookings for 2020 which we believe is the responsible thing to do during this time of national emergency.

Thank you for your understanding.

Stay Healthy & Stay Safe.

Our best wishes to you all.

Wilma & Lawrie Sandford.

Contact us for booking enquiries and reservations.


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

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