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5 Holiday Homes for the Bournemouth Marathon, UK

When attending the Bournemouth Marathon you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best


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If you’re heading to Bournemouth in October for the Bournemouth Marathon, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near the Bournemouth Marathon

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Bournemouth collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.


Madhuri, Plum Guide home in Bournemouth, UK

Madhuri, Plum Guide home in Bournemouth, UK

Click to book Madhuri now: from £75 per night Just steps from Charminster High Street, this ground floor flat is brimming with Victorian character. Based in a lovely red-brick townhouse, there's plenty of historic charm to admire – think high ceilings with picture rails, ornamental ceiling roses, tall skirting boards and large bay windows flooding the rooms with light. Though it's on the smaller side, it's been well-designed to maximise the space – we think it's perfectly suited to a couple wanting a romantic escape. Read the morning's newspaper in the plush armchair, help yourself to a selection of cereals and teas at the rustic breakfast bar or unwind after a busy day with a movie night in the cosy living room. The kitchenette is more suited to light bites than extravagant meals, so in the evenings you'll want to dine out – there's an array of cafes, pubs and restaurants in Charminster to choose from. Bournemouth town centre and its sandy beaches are a twenty-five-minute walk (though we recommend driving), or venture a little further and enjoy a trip to the Jurassic Coast, famous for its fossils – you can be there in under an hour. Sleeps up to 3 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Dragonfly Inn

Dragonfly Inn, Plum Guide home in Dorset

Dragonfly Inn, Plum Guide home in Dorset

Click to book Dragonfly Inn now: from £85 per night Come and play at Bournemouth's wonderful beaches, visit the city's award-winning fine-art galleries and try the cutting-edge cuisine. Those are just a few excellent reasons to visit Dorset's largest town. Neatly tucked away at Westcliffe, just a short walk from some of the city's largest attractions, you'll find this recently remodelled home. Thanks to its south-west-facing position and its little balcony, guests staying here can enjoy peekaboo sea views and bask in the glorious sunshine on a bright day. From here, it's also just a two-minute walk to Bournemouth Beach and a wonderful stroll along the shore to Bournemouth Pier. When you're ready to call it a day, head home to the flat's fully fitted kitchen, large double bedroom with crisp linen, Sonos sound system and flatscreen TV. There's even a separate writing desk, in case you need to set up a home office. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Seaside White

Seaside White, Plum Guide home in Bournemouth, UK

Seaside White, Plum Guide home in Bournemouth, UK

Click to book Seaside White now: from £260 per night With direct access to Southbourne beach, this recently renovated apartment is the place to come if you’re looking for sea. The home overlooks the Bournemouth coastline and inside there’s plenty of seaside white, although splashes of colour come in the form of plants, cushions and carpeting. Bring family or friends as the open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area makes this a sociable space. Board games, Wi-Fi and satellite television are on-hand for rainy days but when the sun is out grab your umbrella, towel and picnic as you’ll probably want to spend the day in the surf. Come late afternoon, wander back barefoot and rinse the sand from your feet in the shower or enjoy a good lather in the bath. Afterwards retreat to the private balcony with a cool beverage to toast the sunset. Central Bournemouth is an eight-minute drive away but with a well-kitted out kitchen and dining table at your disposal you’ll be just as happy to stay in. Sleeps up to 6 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Seven Sails

Seven Sails, Plum Guide home in Hampshire, UK

Seven Sails, Plum Guide home in Hampshire, UK

Click to book Seven Sails now: from £1100 per night Perfect for a family or larger group, this immaculate and recently renovated house has everything from a sleek, modern kitchen to luxury bathrooms and a sparkling safety-screened pool. With high-tech appliances, chic decor, and so many entertainment options it'll make your head spin – a great deal of thought has gone into creating this crowd-pleasing Hampshire estate. Shoot some pool in the games room, watch a movie on the projector in the cinema room, splash about in the pool, soak in the hot tub, relax in the sauna, rejuvenate in the steam room or mix a few G&Ts at the outdoor bar while the food cooks on the barbecue. The entertainment options are endless. There's even a sound system installed throughout the house and controlled centrally, so you can relax to your group's favourite tunes – this is a home worthy of a special celebration. We love the kitchen in its contemporary orangery style room and the fact it's easily big enough to socialise, cook and eat together – the bi-fold doors really bring the outdoors in. Located in a pretty and historic village, it's a short ten-minute walk from the quayside and the River Hamble with great access to the sea for water sports. Take a twenty-minute drive into Southampton and a twenty-six-minute drive to Portsmouth for fun family days out. Come evening there are plenty of options for eating out locally too. Sleeps up to 16 | 6 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

A History Of Colour

A History Of Colour, Plum Guide home in Hampshire, UK

A History Of Colour, Plum Guide home in Hampshire, UK

Click to book A History Of Colour now: from £540 per night Forgoing the usual cream and oatmeal colour palette usually associated with a house in the country, this 19th-century hideout is big on colour, and it’s all part of a British peer’s vision to bring the history of this stunning rural property back to life. Located on the Shaftesbury Estate in Dorset, it’s undergone a refurb by owners, Lord and Lady Shaftesbury. They've expertly incorporated a colour palette reflective of the period—think duck-egg blue, moss green and bronze-red, plus hand-picked vintage furniture and intricate, floor-to-ceiling tapestries. And there are plenty of modern touches too, including a Smeg fridge and luxurious electric AGA. If that wasn’t enough, the roll-top baths, bespoke shower units and Egyptian cotton bedding are sublime—it’s more boutique hotel than groom’s cottage. It makes the perfect cosy base to explore the grounds and beyond, especially the beaches of the Jurassic coast, the New Forest or traditional seaside in Bournemouth, all well within a forty-minute drive from your front door. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

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