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Christy's Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8DL – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.1/10! (score from 124 reviews)
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BBQ facilities, Garden
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Breakfast in the room, Special diet menus (on request)
Free! 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.
Free! 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.
Based on 124 reviews
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Situated in the centre of the small market town of Shaftesbury, Number 5 is a Georgian townhouse, which offers free secure off road parking and free Wi-Fi.
Score from 88 reviews Exceptional
Holbrook Bed and Breakfast is a 10-minute walk from the historic town of Shaftesbury in Dorset. This guest house has comfortably furnished rooms with en suite facilities, and free Wi-Fi.
Score from 44 reviews Fabulous
This Georgian building is in Shaftesbury town centre. It is now a stylish hotel with free Wi-Fi and large rooms with luxury beds, flat-screen TVs, coffee machines and iPod docks.
Score from 51 reviews Superb
With a large garden and terrace, Three Ivy Cross is located just 5 minutes' walk from the centre of Shaftesbury. Completely renovated in 2014, the property offers free WiFi access and onsite parking.
Score from 11 reviews Exceptional
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.
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.
Everything - We have no hesitation in recommending Ampersand House. When we arrived, we were greeted with pavlova and a jug of Pimms. Our room was very spacious with crisp white bedlinen and wonderfully soft towels. A lovely touch was the fresh flowers, hand made biscuits and freshly filtered water. The breakfast selection was excellent with locally sourced produce and freshly baked bread. The owner Kathryn could not have been more welcoming and on a particularly hot day had left iced water and a choice of sorbets for us on our return. The attention to detail and concern for our comfort and enjoyment was second to none. We will definitely be staying again!
We loved our stay at Ampersand. We often visit Shaftesbury and will be returning on future visits. The rooms and facilities were exceptional. Breakfast was top quality and we were well looked after by the hostess. Thank you.
Kathryn is the most caring host you can imagine. She serves delicious breakfast, makes the best scones and cooks fantastic dinner. The house is furnished stylishly with lots of nice details. You'll find fresh flowers and homemade cookies in your room. Staying at Ampersand House is like staying in a five-star Hotel but with a wonderful familiar atmosphere!
My daughter and I were on a poignant visit to Shaftesbury to remember my Mum who lived there for many years and Ampersand House was the perfect place to stay and only a couple of minutes walk from the centre of Shaftesbury. A lovely welcome, gorgeously decorated rooms with lovely details, fresh flowers, homemade biscuits and a fabulous bathroom and shower. After a good sleep in comfy bed, we really enjoyed our breakfast...fabulous eggs and sausages. We'd definitely stay again!
We had a very warm welcome from Kathryn who gave us tea with freshly made scones, cream and jam. It was lovely meeting her son Dylan. Kathryn was interested in us and had a good knowledge of the locality including restaurants. Ampersand House was in easy reach of the town centre, local amenities and the superb view from the top of Gold Hill.
Extremely comfortable beds, fab bathroom in a lovely old house full of original features, decorated with a Contemporary theme. Kathryn was the perfect hostess. Loved the breakfast too. Highly recommend this lovely hotel.
Kathryn was great. We loved the decor of the house, modern look in an old setting. The art pieces were beautiful, every piece was interesting. The breakfast was to die for, plenty to eat and it was all fresh! We will come back the next time we are in town. Loan & Andy in Los Angeles, USA .
Very pleasant owner. Excellent breakfast. Convenient parking.
There was nothing I disliked.
Excellent helpful and friendly owner Very good breakfast Comfortable room Nice hoom
Very welcoming reception. Spacious room. Short walk to town centre. Parking. WiFi.
Not well signposted.
Lovely accommodation and the hostess owner charming
Great location, excellent room, breakfast good, would happily return.
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