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BYNGLEY HOUSE built 1567. Elizabethan inglenooks. 4 poster bed. JURASSIC COAST

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property



A handsome 3 double bedroom Grade II listed Elizabethan house, set in the heart of Old Town Poole. The cottage boasts an abundance of original features and is protected by the Society of the Preservation of Historical Buildings. Each and every room has been sympathetically kept to retain the property's beauty and history. Byngley House will lavish visitors with 16th century romance, elegance and luxury whilst providing modern day class and comfort. One of the impressive features of Byngley is it's grand reception room, adorned by the original Elizabethan stone fireplace. The grandeur of it's size is replicated in the Master Bedroom Suite with open plan slipper bath and washroom facilities.


The impressive master bedroom suite is a real highlight of Byngley House, hosting an array of capacious characteristics.  It's a very spacious room, dominant with an original Elizabethan stone fireplace which to the far wall the style and design of the rudimental tiles can still be seen.  To the left of the fireplace is a stone mullion with stained glass window which is thought to be original.  This has since been blocked up from the outside when the neighbouring property was built.  Exposed stone work surrounds this window and is repeated beneath the impressive large front facing bay, with oak frame and leaded glass authentic timber-cill and stone window seat.  Exposed beams to the ceiling and exposed timbers to the walls just adds to the already breathtaking character of the room.


Byngley House boasts one of the last few remaining original solid oak Elizabethan stairwells in England.  With 8 returns to the stairs (quarter landings with flights of 4 treads in between) the staircase survives intact and virtually unaltered.  There is an enclosed well, 2ft 6ins square, which has exposed timber framed sides with wattle and daub fillings which housed the original dumb waiter with its oak doors and cast iron hinges; nowadays turned into useful storage.​  ​You get a real sense of the property's history and character as you ascend to the higher levels.


Thomas Byngley, the man who is believed to have built the house, was Mayor of Poole in 1555.  He was one of the wealthier men of Poole with quite a large family and he married eventually into the Garland family.  Thomas Byngley was a local merchant whose main business was dealing in green corn, house building and cloth.


During the English Civil War, Oliver Cromwell is rumoured to have spent time at Byngley House (a meeting place to pay his Parliamentarians).  Cromwell's soldiers were billeted to nearby Scaplins Court, which was a merchants house and Inn for rich travellers.  Carved initials and dates on the old stone fire-surround by his men are still visible today. 

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About The Owner

I'm Julia Bradley (aka JB), married to Paul. I'm a local girl born and bred and very passionate about my home town. We have 5 children between us who have had the most wonderful upbringing in this beautiful town.

Byngley House was a dream home growing up, and so were incredibly proud to be her owners and would love to share her charm and history with you!

The Owner purchased this house in 2016


Poole House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The G/F shower room is compact with restricted headroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Romantic open plan en-suite with slipper bath and facilities
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Modern fully tiled suite with oak beams and high level WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Beautiful double bedroom with restricted headroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Stunning master bedroom with 4 poster bed and slipper bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , A spacious twin bedroom with 2 small double beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Byngley House is completely unique. People have travelled from far and wide just to get a glimpse of its history. 2017 marks our 450 year annivesary. We are thrilled to have been invited to take part in Dorset Archietectural Heritage Week in early September. Entry is by ballot only.


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $415.46
Cleaning fee $83.09

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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