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The Shell House
(5 mins To The Beach & Sleeps 12 )

Self Catering Bournemouth

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"This place is stunning and has absolutely everything you need provided. You literally don't need to take anything but clothes! Such a high standard of decor, just absolutely loved it. More pictures are needed on the listing because it is really under sold. You won't be disappointed if you book here. It is within easy walking distance to everything you need. Thanks for a great stay!!"  Julie

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The Shell House Floor Plan

The Shell House Floorplan


Our rooms are all newly refurbished and ensuite with a combination of four-posters, doubles and bunk beds.

The property can accommodate a total of 12 to 14 people.

Please read the layout below for a more detailed explanation:

Ground Floor
Living Room leading to ...

Dining Room & Open-Plan Kitchen

Leading onto the garden space with BBQ

Guest Loo

First-Floor Accommodation Types

Bedroom 1: King bed, Two Single Bunk Beds, and an Ensuite Bathroom

Bedroom 2: King bed with ensuite bathroom

Second-Floor Accommodation Types

Bedroom 3: King Bed with Ensuite Bathroom


Bedroom 4: King Bed (with extra bed £50/n)

Bedroom 5: King Bed (with extra bed £50/n)

Bathroom: Family bathroom 

Book Your Beach Escape  
Enquire here for self catering accommodation prices and availability


Holiday Rental Services


Even though we provide self catering accommodation - Continental Breakfast can be provided; contact us for enquiries.


The House is a short walk from the hustle and bustle of restaurants, bars, and the Bournemouth Conference Centre and Bournemouth International Centre


The sea (and Bournemouth's sandy beaches!) is at the end of the road - 300m. Swim, surf, build castles, Beach Huts, BBQ or just sunbathe.

Free Wifi

Internet Access and Wifi are free and available throughout the house.

Daily Housekeeping

At your convenience, your holiday rental can be cleaned daily - please ask for a price.



Photos are also available in the photo album here

Things to do on your self catering Bournemouth holiday

We name just a few us for more details and ideas

Bournemouth Pier

 Visit RockReef Indoor Activity Attraction on Bournemouth Pier  - an all-weather attraction based on adventure sports that include 28 Clip 'n' Climb fun, themed indoor climbing walls, a Vertical drop slide, a ‘Leap of Faith’ jumping challenge, a HighLine high ropes aerial obstacle course and the Pier Cave.


Outside is the PierZip, the world's world’s first pier-to-shore zip wire, boasting a 250-metre dual zip line. 

Read out in-depth post on Bournemouth Pier here.


Coasteering in Dorset is all about exploring the Jurassic coast. Hurling yourself into the sea to kick start your weekend or clear heads.


It's an activity that everyone can do all together as a group. Crystal clear water, awesome jumps, sea caves to explore and waves to play in.


Everyone loves it, and everyone remembers it.

Spa Day & Pamper Package

Perfect as a hen do house - enjoy a local spa day (swimming pool and hot tubs) or an in-house pamper before you explore the city centre!  Manis, blow drys and make-up ready for a night on the town.

Read our guide to the best spas in Bournemouth!

Other hen ideas

Glitter Artist


Butler in the buff

Life drawing

Dance class

Cupcake making

Day Trips To Guernsey

Discover the beauty of Guernsey and travel on the Condor from Poole to Guernsey for £29 return.


Arrive at the breathtaking Island in as little as 3 hours.

Read our blog post on how to day trip to Guernsey here.

Paddle Boarding

Bring the Bride Tribe to the beach for half a day of paddle boarding, GIANT paddle boarding, kayaking or a combination!


Beach chairs and tables can even be arranged, so your non-participating friends (there's always a few!) can bask in the sunshine.

Read our post on Boscombe Pier Activities

Horse Riding & Forest Fun 

Horse riding and hacking in the New Forest. Unleash the 'Warrior Woman' within and spend quality time with your favourite friends.


Visit a secret woodland and learn to hurl axes, shoot arrows and play with fire. Round it all off with afternoon tea around the campfire.

Bournemouth Holiday - Visit Alum Chine Beach, Middle Chine Beach and Durley Chine Beach

Our Bournemouth holiday home is only a short walk to the beach. Many of Bournemouth's famous expanses are dog-friendly beaches. The sandy Chines are a 12mins walk and are picturesque with lifeguards, pubs, ice cream parlours & a pirate-themed playground.

Best beaches in Bournemouth
West Cliff Beach is only 3 minutes away, and East Cliff Beach is also within walking distance - only a 15mins walk.  

Boscombe Beach is 2 miles away or a 10-minute drive. Southbourne Beach is 5 miles or a 15-minute drive.


Luxury self catering accommodation by the beach on the South Coast of England

What is the Shell House in Bournemouth?

The Shell House is being refurbished and will be your perfect home-from-home.  Beautifully decorated in a clean, cosy, modern beach house style. 

Holiday Rentals -How many can stay at the Shell House in Bournemouth?

The Shell House sleeps up to 14 people in 5 rooms (with two extra beds), with a beautiful sitting room and a spacious kitchen/dining room. Hire the whole house for your family get-together or a special occasion.

Where is the Shell House in Bournemouth?

The Shell House is located at 9 Purbeck Road, on Bournemouth's West Cliff, just a stone's throw from Bournemouth's amazing wide, sandy beach yet close to the hustle and bustle of the town centre.  

The Shell House FAQ
Bournemouth's Finest Self Catering Holiday Accommodation

The Shell House is your ideal holiday home with five beds and four Baths, just moments from the town centre and a 3-minute walk to the beach! Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach getaway or a fun-filled adventure, Bournemouth has something for everyone.

Is there Private Parking?

A large public car park at the end of Purbeck road (3 mins walk) with semi-secure overnight parking.

Is the Bournemouth Shell House Pet Friendly?

The Shell House is dog friendly for well-behaved owners - please enquire if you wish to bring your pooch!

Take a read of our recent blog post on dog beaches, here.

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