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The Retreat

47 Bell St., Shaftesbury SP7 8AE, England
The Retreat
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stayed two nights for the Dorset Steam Fair in room 9 in August 2013. This is a high end B & B where the owners go that extra mile to appease guests. The room was fine, the breakfasts were very good and the hosts very social. The car park was tight to get into but I managed to park in... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

we spent a night at the retreat. we were warmly welcomed by sheena and bernard and they even had cakes upon arrival for the kids. the room was super. nothing was too much trouble and we are very grateful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The Retreat is in a good location , a few minutes walk from the town center shops , pubs and restaurants plus the excellent Golden Hill. It is spotless and the breakfast is really good. Get the fish it is super and different.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We travelled along the south coast and stayed at many b&b's but Sheena and Bernard run the BEST, we were made very welcome and the breakfast was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble you cannot go wrong staying here.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We have just returned from 2 nights at the Retreat - and, as everyone says, Sheena and Bernard are most kind and thoughtful hosts, willing to help - we needed a taxi for a remote part of Dorset, and Bernard tried many local taxi firms for us - above and beyond the call of duty, I would say:) Breakfast V... More 

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Burford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at The Retreat very much and Sheena and Bernard are kind and thoughtful hosts. My room was spotlessly clean and breakfast was delicious. Off-road parking at the back is useful although the entrance is narrow, so watch out! I would definitely return.

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