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Excellent location — rated 9.1/10! (score from 118 reviews)
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BBQ facilities, Garden
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Breakfast in the room, Special diet menus (on request)
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Room service, Packed lunches, Babysitting/child services, Laundry, Dry cleaning, Ironing service
Newspapers, Non-smoking rooms, Non-smoking throughout
16:00 - 22:30 hours
07:00 - 10:30 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 3 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years are charged GBP 5 per person per night for children's cots/cribs.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 10 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 2.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
This property only accepts cash payments.
Based on 118 reviews
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Ampersands was very friendly. Home from Home, loved the pets. Katherine was very friendly, I loved the style of the house as well
Very friendly owner and an excellent breakfast.
Home made amaretti!
A little hard to locate - they do send an email with directions, and you HAVE to read it!
I liked how friendly Kathryn was, how thoughtful she was and all the lovely touches, from hand made biscuits in the room to brilliant breakfasts. I am returning in two weeks.
We were staying in Shaftesbury to attend a funeral and arrived in miserable weather. Kathryn was there to greet us and made sure we had everything we needed and the atmosphere immediately cheered us up. Ampersand House is very close to the town. All the rooms are beautifully thought out demonstrate Kathryn's expertise in interior design. The night's stay was comfortable and breakfast was super - loved the comb honey. Also enjoyed meeting the friendly cats and dogs.
Kathryn had thought of everything so there was nothing we did not like!
Beautiful rooms and delicious breakfast in a peacefull B&B ideal for business or leisure. B&B owner so lovely
We liked Kathryn. A more gracious hostess will not be found in all of England. The accommodations were first rate. The food was exceptional.The location was very convenient to town, A wonderful experience.
We didn't like not knowing of Kathryn and Ampersand House much earlier.
Kathryn was great and made us welcome in her home. Her breakfast was excellent too!
We couldn't stay another night!
Everything- as created by the lovely land lady, Kathryn. A lady of style !
Having to leave
Proximity to Town
The hostess was friendly and willing to do anything to assist, from making welcoming scones to taking pictures for us. Also the general taste and atmosphere was a lovely blend of contemporary and period- very relaxing. Only wish we could have stayed longer!
It was a bit anonymous from the street therefore we passed by- no gps.
Excellent location, very lovely welcome, gorgeous room with very thoughtful touches such as premium toiletry products and hair straighteners as well as a hair dryer. The owners have thought of your every need and catered for it. I will definitely stay here again and recommend to my friends.
Friendly sophisticated atmosphere with a helpful and competent hostess and the bonus of two delightful cats
Ampersand House is a lovely mix of modern and retro. Clean comfortable and welcoming. The best bit though is the very thoughtful Kathryn who treated us like VIP's throughout. A glass of wine on arrival and a fantastic breakfast in the morning. Ampersand House has a heart.
Hot scones with jam and clotted cream on arrival and tea, with lots of information readily available from a very enthusiastic host
it is difficult to put a finger on but an earlier check in would have been nice say 14.00 not 16.00 and no easy chairs in the bedroom but other wise no further comments
Kathryn gave us a friendly welcome to this lovely house. Our large room had quality teas and homemade biscuits. The bathroom was stylish and well equipped. Breakfast was delicious.
We were welcomed by Kathryn who couldn't have been more pleasant. We were shown to our lovely spacious room, which was very tastefully decorated with a huge and very smart bathroom en-suite. We were offered freshly baked scones and tea in the lovely dining room. The bed was extremely comfortable and at breakfast the choice and quality of items available was exceptional. Kathryn couldn't have been more fiendly and we would definitely stay again in the future.
Clean, cozy and lovely place to stay. Extremely great attention and service. I absolutely recomend this place.
Kathryn is very welcoming and friendly and made our stay very pleasant.
Could have a list of breakfast options available for selection the evening before in order to save time if a cooked breakfast is required.
A warm welcome from Kathryn and her cats to a well-organised house. Scones and tea were offered - and accepted - and served with generous amounts of clotted cream and jam. Bedroom and bathroom were well laid out and well furnished, offering 3 types of tea and fresh milk on request. A comfortable bed, good quality radio, fresh water and home-made amaretti biscuits enhanced the welcome and our stay. Kathryn was helpful regarding dinner options and we followed her recommendation and had a nice pub meal.
House clean, hostess great, breakfast superb!! Adorable cats.
The House sign board is too small and colour blend in with the pillar. Making it difficult to see while driving, easily go past it.
A most interesting place to stay with attractive comfortable rooms and a very good breakfast with plenty of choice and a very friendly welcome.
Although situated on main road we found the house hard to spot as Ampersand House shares a driveway with Chalet Hotel next door. ( We missed the email with precise instructions as we were already travelling.)
Very friendly host,pleasant room and lovely breakfast.
i liked everything
My husband, one year old and I had a wonderful 2 night stay recently. Kathryn was a super host and we felt really well looked after. The breakfast menu was one of the best we have ever seen and we enjoyed every moment of our stay. We highly recommend Ampersand House - it truly is a (very stylish) home away from home.
Breakfast was terrible. Tasteless bacon and peculiar sausages. The owner and chef is a vegetarian which may tell you something.
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