Heronshaw House

Country Guesthouse

We are excited to be able to open our doors to guests again, and offer a much needed break away and are taking bookings on a flexible basis where bookings can be cancelled or changed, as guidelines are updated.  With hand sanitizer and social distancing in place, we have worked to make your stay at Heronshaw House more comfortable with your own personal lounge/breakfast room to relax in, along with our usual high standard of cleanliness and disinfecting.    

Also new for 2021, adjacent to Heronshaw House, Heronshaw Meadow will be available from 29th May for rural camping and glamping with our two bell tents, Foxglove and Bluebell.

Any questions on future bookings please give us a call or drop us an email and we will respond as soon as possible. Thank you for visiting our website, we look forward to seeing you soon. 

Andrea and Mike 



Welcome to Heronshaw House.  We offer superior accommodation and great locally sourced breakfasts.  We are ideal for family celebrations, a trip away with friends or just a relaxing weekend break in the country.  Our location is quiet, but surprisingly very close to all major transport routes and Bournemouth Airport.  We are also conveniently located for accommodation for Parley Manor, Sopley Mill and equestian activities.

Heronshaw House is a traditional 17th century stone-built farmhouse, with guest’s drawing room for relaxing and enjoying an open fire in the winter months, and for keeping cool in during the summer months.  

Mike and Andrea have taken over ownership of Heronshaw House in 2016, bringing years of experience of hosting and providing holiday accommodation, and look forward to welcoming both new and returning guests



At Heronshaw House we have four comfortable en-suite guest rooms, each with a lounge/dining room for guests to enjoy at their leisure





Breakfast is served in the Trout Dining Room where a full English, Dorset Cereals and fresh fruits are on the menu for just £7.50 per person. Continental Breakfast of Toast and Cereals included when booking direct through our website

Free Wifi


Free Wifi is available throughout Heronshaw House and has been  upgraded to a faster broadband to meet all your connection needs



Heronshaw House has a well  maintained garden for enjoying the evening sunshine, also offering a game of croquet in the summer months. 

Dog Friendly


Bring your best friend with you and enjoy the local walks. 

We welcome well behaved dogs - please request when booking

Airport Shuttle and Parking


For those flying out of Bournemouth International Airport we are able to offer an Airport Shuttle and Airport Parking at reasonable rates to take the stress out of your onward travels

En-suite Shower Rooms

Rooms at Heronshaw House all feature large walk-in power showers and luxury  eco-friendly toiletries. Rooms are designed in a country-house style without a TV to help provide a relaxing stay



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Bournemouth Seaside

Voted in the British Travel Awards 2017 and TripAdvisor has announced that  Bournemouth as the country's best beach. As well as panoramic coastal views, there are tropical gardens to enjoy.


You can walk, cycle and even surf miles of breathtaking coastline and enjoy panoramic views from the clifftops.



Discover the recreational areas of the picturesque locations around Christchurch harbour and coastal nature reserves including Hengistbury head with views over the Isle of Wight just 10 minutes drive away.

Parley Golf Centre 


The 9 Hole Golf Course operates on a Membership as well as a Pay and Play basis with no tee-time reservations and provides a challenge for all levels of Golfers.


Parley Manor

Parley Manor was built in the early 1700's on what was a large country estate stretching from Hurn Forest to the River Stour. From 1245 the estate belonged to the same family for over 700 years along with Heronshaw House and is now a popular wedding venue.


Being just over a mile from Parley Manor we are the perfect location for bridal parties and guests.

Bournemouth Airport

For stress free travel, relax at Heronshaw House before flying out on holiday from Bournemouth Airport which has minimal queues and is walking distance or a shuttle can be arranged. 


We can also take care of your parking requirements for £5 per night (excluding your nights stay)

Snowtrax Alpine Centre 

Skiing might not be the most obvious activity on your to-do list in Dorset but being just 5 minutes drive away Snowtrax is a popular haunt for those preparing for a holiday to the mountains or just for fun. You can learn to ski in a day or take to the slopes in your own style.


"Very welcoming and helpful and a lovely breakfast! Room was nice and clean and property in a quiet location to the south of Bournemouth Airport, with easy route access to the airport itself. Would recommend to others."