Set in the Blackmore Vale, Fontmell Magna B&B is in a quiet location just off the A350, 4 miles south of Shaftesbury. Established in 888 it is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon villages in the country.

Rooms at the B&B provides wardrobes, free WiFi, seating areas in each room, tea/coffee facilities and flat-screen TV. There is a private bathroom and shower adjacent to the king room for sole use and the queen room has a roll-top bath with overhead shower fitting. Both rooms have free toiletries and a hair dryer.

A continental or Full English/Irish breakfast is included in the price of the stay using local produce from the surrounding farms and suppliers. The B&B also has a shop, post office and tea room attached. The setting is ideal for walkers and cyclists. The local pub is only 3 minutes easy walk away and the owners can organize a table in the restaurant if given prior notice.

The property is within easy reach of the Larmer Tree Festival, Compton Abbas Airfield, the Dorset Steam Fair and Shaftesbury's Gold Hill.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Your stay will include:
Free WiFi Flat-screen TV

Fontmell Magna B&B has been welcoming guests since Nov 8, 2013

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish

FREE parking!


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About Fontmell Magna B&B

Welcoming guests since Nov 8, 2013

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  • Please can you clarify: does a king room have a bath, we would prefer a bath to a shower?

    Hi. the King room has an adjacent bathroom with bath and shower.

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    Answered on February 10, 2020
  • Did we see that there may be dinner available?

    we can provide a dinner if you wish at an additional cost x

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Hosted by Jan and Rick

Host Review Score 9.6
Jan and Rick

Jan and Rick

We have owned the B&B business since 2013 and we have consistently improved our score rating to reach 9.3. We also own the shop, post office and tea room business next door so if you run out of anything, want a newspaper, bottle of wine ATM, change currencies etc at any time it's all on hand for your convenience! All of our food is locally sourced e.g. our milk is from 4 miles away, meat from the local butcher, bread from the local mill etc.

Jan is an ex Teacher and Rick an ex medic. We love meeting new people and assure you of a warm and friendly welcome to our home.

This area is beautfiul. Set in the Blackmore Vale it is on the main thoroughfare of the A350 for ease of travel. Our property is just off this road so its very quiet and peaceful for you to relax and wind down!

Languages spoken: English

What's nearby
  • Ashley Wood Golf Club
    8.2 miles
  • Stourhead
    11.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The Fontmell
    0.3 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake Springhead
    0.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Bournemouth Airport
    19.3 miles
  • Southampton Airport
    36.1 miles
  • Bristol Airport
    37.5 miles
How to get to Fontmell Magna B&B from Bournemouth Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Fontmell Magna B&B
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Electric kettle
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Convenience store on site
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Chocolate/Cookies
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Bottle of water
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Grocery deliveries
  • Suit press
  • Private check-in/out
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Packed lunches
  • Garden view
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


8:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa Fontmell Magna B&B accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

If the rooms require additional hygienic cleaning on departure guests will be charged as follows:
Stained bedclothes - GBP 100
Stained carpets - GBP 200
Stained bathroom and facilities - GBP 50

Please contact the property if you wish to check-in outside of normal hours (16:00–18:00).

Please note, guests will receive a 10% discount on purchases at the village shop.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform Fontmell Magna B&B of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Fontmell Magna B&B

  • Fontmell Magna B&B offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Fontmell Magna B&B (subject to availability):

      • Parking
      • Street parking
      • Free parking

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Fontmell Magna B&B by:

      • Train 30min
      • Taxi 45min

    • The prices at Fontmell Magna B&B may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Guests staying at Fontmell Magna B&B can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.7).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish

    • Room options at Fontmell Magna B&B include:

      • Double

    • Fontmell Magna B&B is 3.1 miles from the center of Shaftesbury.

    • Check-in at Fontmell Magna B&B is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.