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The Retreat

47 Bell St., Shaftesbury SP7 8AE, England
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1 room 1 adult
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I was responsible for booking 5 friends for b&b for our annual reunion. The owners were very happy to show me round and choose rooms to suit the individuals. They were very helpful when one had to cancel at the last minute due to her mother's emergency hospitalisation. My friends were so enthusiastic they are planning to return with their... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

An absolutely amazing stay at The Retreat in Shaftesbury which was much needed after a long day of walking from Tisbury. We were greeted by Sheena & Bernard who were wonderful hosts and treated us to coffee, tea and a delicious homemade fruit cake upon arrival. Rooms were spotless, comfortable and spacious. After a much needed rest we were given... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay for two nights at The Retreat. It's a wonderful old building in the centre of Shaftesbury beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. We had a most friendly welcome from Sheena and Bernard and enjoyed excellent breakfasts on both mornings. Would highly recommend The Retreat as a very good place to stay for B&B... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

After a mix up with our original accommodation in Shaftesbury, we were welcomed into The Retreat with such friendliness that we didn't want to leave! Sheena and Bernard were so lovely and very helpful in recommending what to see and where to eat in the area. The room was absolutely gorgeous, decorated with perfect style to suit the sweet little... More 

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uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The room was clean and tidy, with incredibly comfortable beds. It was decorated to a high standard, including plush furnishings. We were treated to a superb breakfast in the morning. Sheena and Bernard were efficient and professional. However, what really set this place apart was that it was such a welcoming stay. Our hosts welcomed us like long lost friends... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

First the good things about The retreat. It is centrally located, does a lovely breakfast and is spotlessly clean. However, and perhaps it is just me, but there were some jarring aspects to our stay: The owners had let us know that they would not be back till 7.00 on the day of our arrival so we wouldn't be able... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Having stayed at the Retreat many times, we are always treated as good friends by Bernard and Sheena.. It is very clean and comfortable, this time we had our son and granddaughter with us and they too were impressed by the Retreat. Located in the centre of Shaftsbury it is ideal for sightseeing. We will definitely be staying again.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This B&B is excellent in every way. It is pretty, full of character and an interesting history, comfortable, clean and right in the heart of a gorgeous small town. We were a large family group in town for a wedding nearby. Bernard and Sheena were so kind and welcoming: they were a perfect mixture of informative and friendly but never... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was impressed by the high quality accommodation, with everything clean and beautifully decorated. Bernard and Sheena are incredibly friendly and helpful and made our stay a delight. The B&B is easy to get to, with good parking and is in a very good position for exploring the pretty village of Shaftsbury and the surrounding countryside, especially the Larmer Tree... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

What a nice place to stay in Shaftesbury - lovely stone house full of character, very friendly and informative hosts who made us feel very welcome. It's a great location in the middle of town, highly recommended!

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