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Christy's Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8DL, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 119 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Ampersand House.
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Food & Drink
Breakfast in the Room, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred 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 in a crib.
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 cribs in a room is 2.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
This property only accepts cash payments.
Credit cards are only needed to guarantee your booking.
Based on 119 reviews
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Score from 45 reviews Excellent
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 81 reviews Exceptional
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 105 reviews Excellent
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 28 reviews Exceptional
Such a beautiful house with a lovely warm hostess
Kathryn was extremely welcoming. She offered us tea and scones on arrival. The breakfast was delicious and very good quality, especially the home made bread and honey on the comb. The decor was very stylish and individual. The bed was extremely comfortable. Ampersand House is only a 10 minute stroll to the town centre.
Room was a little on the cool side.
Wonderful hostess, beautiful house, and excellent breakfast.
A really great place to stay. We were made very welcome. A home from home. Ampersand House can only be very highly recommended.
The fact Shaftsbury was closed on Sunday!
Kathryn did everything to make our short stay at Shaftesbury pleasant and memorable. We had a wonderful room with modern decor, full of little details that make it so special. The welcome tea and breakfast were superb. We'll recommend the place to everyone.
Cathryn could not have been more welcoming and hospitable. It was above and beyond what I had expected.
Well appointed rooms. Fabulous little touches and excellent personable communication from owner. Breakfast was DELISH!!
I was extremely cold during the night..will ask for heating to be left on next time :-)
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.
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