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“A truly wonderful stay in a beautiful bed & breakfast”

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Dowtys Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 6 Dinton B&B and Inns
Barcelona, Spain
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“A truly wonderful stay in a beautiful bed & breakfast”
Reviewed February 10, 2011

We stayed at Dowty's for 2 nights as a trip to get out of the city and relax for a couple of days in the countryside and that's exactly what we did! The house is just beautiful and lovingly furnished, right in the middle of stunning countryside yet close to other villages and in short driving distance from Salisbury. Di & Willie were so welcoming. Rather than making you feel like you're in a 'hotel', we actually felt like we were guests in their own beautiful home. There were plenty of walks to go on or places to visit in Salisbury, but we were equally happy relaxing by the fire which was kept lit for us and there were plenty of books and magazines available. The room was beautiful, as was the bathroom which was very clean and spacious. The breakfast was delicious with the best eggs we've ever had, which came from a farm just up the lane and also a wonderful homemade blackberry and apple compote.
Di was so helpful and gave us everything we needed; nothing was too much trouble for them. We would love to go back and stay in the future, it's the perfect place for a long weekend for those craving some fresh air and beautiful countryside in a home away from home.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2010

My wife and I stayed for only a single night as we were breaking up a journey. We were met by the owner Di, who was reserved but polite and welcoming. We were immediately offered a hot drink and recommended an evening walk - which we duly took at nearby Dinton Park.

We stayed in the Oak Room which was well furnished and spotlessly clean. The bed was very comfortable with an excellent mattress. The private bathroom was spacious with separate bath and large shower and again, was spotlessly clean.

Di recommended several nearby pubs/restaurants and helpfully supplied us with both menus and typed instructions on how to find them. We selected the Ship Inn which was only a 5 minute drive away and was excellent.

The guest lounge was large and comfortable and by the time we had returned from our walk, the woodburner had been lit and was very inviting. As has been previously mentioned in these reviews, Dowtys has only recently been opened as a B&B and it shows in the excellent condition of the building and the furnishings.

Negatives? Just a couple. First of all the Oak Room does not have an en-suite but instead has a private bathroom and so you do have to step out into a communal corridor. To be fair, it doesn't actually state that the room is en-suite on the website, but an en-suite is something we prefer. However, there is a bathrobe provided in the bathroom and so your modesty is preserved!

The other point, that may or may not bother you, is that there is no television in the room with the only one being in the communal lounge. I say it may not bother you as I think we watch too much television anyway and it's good to talk to other human beings. That said, if there really is something you want to see, then you will have to rely on the goodwill of your fellow hosts.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2010

Very new (3 years) B&B, perfectly clean, spacy and nicely furnished. Large and bright rooms. A little bit hard to find but very quiet. We travelled with young children, the hosts had every necessity (family appartment with two seperate bedrooms, baby cot, toys, high chair etc.). We were delighted! The hosts are charming and provide cards and hints for places to visit in the Salisbury region. GREAT STAY!!
We will be back!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Dowtys Bed & Breakfast
Address: Dowtys Dowtys Lane, Dinton SP3 5ES, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Dinton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Dinton
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Peaceful and welcoming country B&B in beautiful rural location with southerly views over the Nadder Valley 8 miles west of Salisbury and 10 miles from Stonehenge ... more   less 

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