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The Fontmell

3.5-star inn in Shaftesbury with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
S$124

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Crown Hill, Shaftesbury, SP7 0PA, England, United Kingdom
8.2.Very good.
  • It did not look like the photos. Breakfast, they brought out my hot food whilst I was…

    Jun 16, 2021

  • Lovely quaint pub, good food and lovely staff. Issue with no hot water in the rooms in…

    Sep 12, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Easy parking

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Non-smoking

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 6 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurant and bar/lounge
    • Garden
    • Library
    • Barbecue grills

    Feel at home

    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    • Private bathroom
    • Television
    • Free toiletries
    • Garden
    • Daily housekeeping

    What’s around

    • Larmer Tree Gardens - 5.6 mi / 9.1 km
    • Wardour Castle - 11.4 mi / 18.4 km
    • Kingston Lacy House - 15.2 mi / 24.4 km
    • Wimborne Minster - 17.3 mi / 27.9 km
    • Stourhead - 19.2 mi / 30.9 km
    • Center Parcs Longleat Forest - 20.7 mi / 33.3 km

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    Guests
    • Double Room (Schmetterling)
    • Double Room (Kipepeo)
    • Double Room (Papillon)
    • Double Room (Babochka)
    • Luxury Double Room (Mallyshag)

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • Larmer Tree Gardens - 5.6 mi / 9.1 km
    • Wardour Castle - 11.4 mi / 18.4 km
    • Kingston Lacy House - 15.2 mi / 24.4 km
    • Wimborne Minster - 17.3 mi / 27.9 km
    • Stourhead - 19.2 mi / 30.9 km
    • Center Parcs Longleat Forest - 20.7 mi / 33.3 km
    • Poole Harbour - 22.4 mi / 36.1 km
    • Tower Park - 22.7 mi / 36.6 km
    • Longleat Safari and Adventure Park - 23.1 mi / 37.1 km
    • Longleat - 23.4 mi / 37.7 km

    Getting around

    • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 38 min drive
    • Gillingham Dorset Station - 16 min drive
    • Tisbury Station - 22 min drive
    • Templecombe Station - 26 min drive
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    Crown Hill, Shaftesbury, SP7 0PA, England, United Kingdom

    At a glance

    Size

    • 6 rooms

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
    • Check-out time is 11 AM

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check-in instructions

    There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. The host will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 18

    Pets

    • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
    • Specific rooms only*
    • 2 per room

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms

    Parking

    • Free onsite self parking
    • Free offsite parking nearby

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    At the property

    Food and drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service (during limited hours)
    • Barbecue grills

    Facilities

    • Garden
    • Library

    Accessibility

    • Accessible bathroom

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Iron/ironing board (on request)

    Things to enjoy

    • Individually decorated
    • Individually furnished

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • Flat-screen TV
    • Cable TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Free WiFi

    Food and drink

    • Free bottled water

    More

    • Daily housekeeping

    Fees & policies

    Children & extra bedsPay at property

    • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30 per night
    • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

    PetsPay at property

    • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night
    • Service animals exempt from fees
    • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation to request a pet-friendly room

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

    Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

    Policies

    This property does not have elevators.

    This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash.

    Also known as

    • Fontmell Inn Dorset
    • Fontmell Inn
    • Fontmell Dorset
    • Fontmell
    • Fontmell Inn Shaftesbury
    • Fontmell Shaftesbury
    • The Fontmell Inn
    • The Fontmell Shaftesbury
    • The Fontmell Inn Shaftesbury

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    FAQs

    • Yes, The Fontmell does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
    • You can check in from 3 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
    • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Cricketers (3 mi), The Half Moon (4.1 mi), and John Peel Restaurant (4.5 mi).
    • The Fontmell has a garden.
    8.2.Very good.
    • 8.0.Very good

      Our room was quiet, pleasant, and clean with a comfy bed and the high ceiling the standout feature. The room had many unique features including a TV from a by-gone era (that's the only critisism but we come to watch TV).

      1 night romance trip, Sep 12, 2020

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    • 2.0.Poor

      Ask for a fan!

      It was so hot in the room (2), window open Made no difference, no fan, noise from heavy traffic. Booked a week in advance to have dinner, confirmed when we arrived, to find we were not allocated a table for dinner, but expected to sit on low armchairs with a coffee table to eat from. When food came it was nice though. Just hard to eat! When I asked, I was told I should have booked a table!

      Dawn, 1 night trip, Aug 12, 2020

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Overall very nice place for a wkend trip

      Very attractive location and property. Friendly staff and good food - English breakfast was particularly delicious! Room 4 was quite snug but suitable for a short stay - however the bed was extremely hard and that sadly resulted in a really poor nights’ sleep.

      Stephanie, 1 night trip, Jul 18, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Unique in having stream fed by Spring Head flowing through the building in feature glazed link to restaurant

      1 night romance trip, Feb 27, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      We stayed in room 6 with the freestanding bath and a very comfortable bed. Lovely accommodation with good breakfast options in the morning.

      1 night romance trip, Jan 3, 2020

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    • 4.0.Fair

      Don’t visit

      Couldn’t even get in. Horrible on the phone

      Ellie, 1 night trip, Dec 7, 2019

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    • 4.0.Fair

      Chased in the car park at 7.15am for payment for meal which was not mine, might be good idea for guests to sign for orders made ! No breakfast available until 8am but uncovered and unappetising bowl of muesli given with unrefrigerated flask of milk Obviously not counting on return customers

      C, 1 night business trip, Dec 3, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      STAY IN FONTMELL

      One night staying in room 1. It was very noisy. On yelling reception I was informed that this was the extractor system from the kitchen. The room was above the kitchen. The noise would stop after service that evening. It did. Not a great issue as far as I was concerned. Had dinner in the hotel it was just excellent

      Ron, 1 night business trip, Oct 30, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Fabulous 2 night stay with great service and outstanding food!. Definitely will be back!!

      2 night trip, Oct 28, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Lovely place

      Amazing. Welcoming. Clean. Beautiful

      Elizabeth, 1 night business trip, Oct 7, 2019

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