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47 Bell St., Shaftesbury SP7 8AE, England
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The Retreat
Ranked #14 of 25 Shaftesbury B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just came across this guest house by chance. Couldn't have found a better place to stay. Large light room, Very clean & comfy, excellent en suite. Hosts most welcoming & breakfast wonderful. Private off road parking a bonus as in the middle of town.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Do not stay at this B&B unless you fit into a very strict conservative type. This is by no means a 'retreat', they want you up and out of their house as soon as possible. We'd booked a two night stay (Saturday and Sunday) despite only needing one night as they have a two night minimum stay policy. End of... More

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flyer172, Owner at The Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback which is valuable even when as in this case, it arises from a misunderstanding. As a result of your concerns we have looked at the way in which we describe our reservations process and information we give clients at the time of making a reservation. It is our sincere wish that as a consequence, we... More

Bingley, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We were looking for a comfortable and upmarket place to stay in Shaftesbury to see Gold Hill and other Thomas Hardy country sites. it seemed our choice was between La Fleur de Lys and The Retreat. Thankfully, we chose the Retreat. Bell Street is a quiet backwater of Shaftesbury but only five minutes walk from town and Gold Hill. Bernard... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

I had a very enjoyable stay in The Retreat. The room was lovely and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and Sheena and Bernard were delightful. Wonderful place and wonderful people. I would highly recommend it and I hops that some day I can visit again.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Bernard and Sheena made my family very welcome and their property is furbished to a very high standard. Lovely breakfast too. The property is full of character and within walking distance of Golds Hill and the town centre.

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Guildford, Surrey
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this delightful bed and breakfast. Bernard and Sheena were very welcoming and helpful. The breakfast was excellent and my single room perfectly comfortable and very clean. I would not hesitate to recommend staying there.

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed at The Retreat whilst passing through Shaftesbury on a sponsored bike ride across England. The owners were very tolerant of all our messy cycling gear, helped us lock up the bikes. Rooms were very clean and comfy, and a central location so we could head straight out for supper.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Spent a few lovely days in S at The Retreat B & B with the best comfort and well cared for by the hosts, Sheena and Bernhard. Fantastic room and lovely breakfast and we heartily recommend The Retreat.

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Madrid, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Rooms are among the best we have found in english hotels. Bernard and his wife are very eficient and friendly. We felt at home at every moment. We recommend this B&B to anyone looking for a nice stay in Shaftsbury

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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

the most beatiful B&B in Shaftesbury!Near the Village center in a quite street you can find "the Retreat", There you can find a place with a friendly atmoshere, around Sheena and Bernard (like a family) The rooms are decorated with taste, a tuch of elegance ..fine, neatly, For the family in which their children are in the Barton Hill House,... More

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Also Known As:
The Retreat Shaftesbury, Dorset
Address: 47 Bell St., Shaftesbury SP7 8AE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Shaftesbury
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Ranked #14 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Shaftesbury

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