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Walled Garden Dorset

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Walled Garden is a recently built private house owned by Gary and Philip with three double bedrooms (two en-suite and one with its own adjoining bathroom) with secure parking. We are in the centre of the old town of Shaftesbury with many varied restaurants in walking distance, and many more within a short drive. We especially welcome gay visitors and have clothing optional sun bathing on the rooftop terrace which looks over the vale to Glastonbury Tor. We have varied places to sit around the garden and in the house. Free high-speed wifi from most areas in the house. Town centre facilities and shopping in walking distance (High Street 200 yards) and Stourhead and Kingston Lacy and Sherborne and Salisbury within half an hour's drive.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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76Somewhat walkable
Grade: 76 out of 100
23Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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This is a fantastic B&B. Great location, stunning property. Our room was excellent, as was the full .English breakfast. Colin, Phil and Gary were welcoming, and interesting people, well travelled, heavily involved in the local community, and just fun to talk to, in their
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Wonderful relaxing place. Stayed here just for one night, was made very welcome by Phil, Gary and Colin. Beautiful house and gardens, immaculate bedroom with ensuite and lovely breakfast. We were offered a welcome drink and although had a short stay, were advised of some
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Fabulous hospitality, comfort & location for our 2 night stay. Colin was so helpful & made us very welcome & our visit really enjoyable. It’s a lovely home away from home in gorgeous & very comfy surroundings.
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We recently stayed at the Walled Garden with friends visiting the U.K. from Australia. Superlatives are at the forefront of my mind to describe our stay! The home from the outside is beautiful. From that point on, everything about the guest house is outstanding. The welcome
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We spent two nights the 14th & 15th July (the 15th being our wedding anniversary) at the Walled garden. This was our second stay. Our previous stay was in October and so it was good to see this delightful house and garden in summer mode. Gary and Phil are very welcoming and
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Victorian Room
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The room by the pond - sit and see the koi.
Hi Maureen, Parsons Pool House is the old house next door, right on the street. If you use Google Street View you can see closely. The owner 15 years ago since around 1950 was Mrs Graham Weall. If that helps. My office was the girls high school until about 30 years ago. They also used what is now the Fleur de Lys restaurant and rooms.
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"The rooms are themed and of an excellent standard."
"The Victorian room is very stylish - and has a comfortable bed !"
"Very comfortable and quiet."
"All rooms look equably good"
"All the rooms were of equal quality"
United KingdomEnglandShaftesbury
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