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“A perfect country escape!”
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Fontmell Magna B&B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A perfect country escape!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a glorious stay at this wonderful B&B. Set in Picture postcard surroundings, Jan & Rick are the warmest hosts at this quintessentially English country escape.

We headed down for a friends wedding but this wonderfully cosy B&B turned our stay into a really relaxing mini break. Everything is catered for, from the vast selection of Teas and Coffees with locally sourced snacks a real treat. The rooms are intimately and thoughtfully decorated, whether you fancy a read of one of the many vintage paperbacks scattered around or a soak in the deep roll top bath, The Fontmell Village Shop whisks you into a green and pleasant paradise!

I haven't even begun to talk about the breakfast. Jan provides the most glorious spread of fresh pastries, jams, cereals, fruits and yoghurts before treating you to the main event: The Cooked Breakfast. The Full English was certainly true to its name, filling indeed and with all the ingredients from the surrounding area you can taste the many English delights; from the fresh tomatoes to bright yellow eggs and sausages so plump they could burst. All washed down with fresh orange juice and lovely china mugs of coffee.

The Tea-shop has a 1940s feel which accentuates the rural aspect of the place with details and charm by the bucket load. Jan & Rick went far beyond the call of duty in making sure we had everything we needed; far surpassing our expectations and making the entire experience a true pleasure with personal touches throughout.

We went for a wedding but we'll be going back again soon with the thinnest of excuses. Good Job and see you soon!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Surahammar, Sweden
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

On our holiday in the south of England we found this wonderful village.
We planned to stay for one night, but it ended with four nights .
The halcyon room and the breakfast was excellent in all ways, and the village was very good
base for excursions.

The owners of the B & B was outstanding.
More generous, warm, caring and friendly people its hard to find.
We will absolutely recommend this B & B to all our friends.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is a really quaint building incorporating b and b, post office, shop selling lots of local produce and a lovely, unassuming tea room.
The owners could not be more accommodating and friendly, from greeting you with a drink to allowing you to relax in their cared for yet natural garden.
Breakfast is wonderful - anything you want - full english, amazing fresh fruit salad, locally made granola, croissants etc
The rooms are lovely, nicely furnished and spacious,vwith gorgeous luxury bed linen, lots of different teas and coffees, and complimentary local nibbles - cakes and bars this visit, local fudge and biscuits last visit. The village is ancient and picturesque and the window looks to the chapel next door converted now to an amazing yoga sanctuary/retreat, open to all.
The bathroom is large, beautiful and modern in a victorian style with an amazing range of complimentary toiletries. Its shared with another room.
And lovliest of all, as the evening draws in, candles are lit all over the house - in the hall and landing, the dining room, and in the bathroom - such a lovely touch!
And the bed is the comfiest Ive ever slept in, other than my own!
Thoroughly recommended

Room Tip: The halcyon room is the biggest and best
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Fontmell Magna B&B

Property: Fontmell Magna B&B
Address: Church Street, Fontmell Magna SP7 0NY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Fontmell Magna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Fontmell Magna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fontmell Magna B&B offers comfortable accommodation in a quiet and beautiful setting. We're in an ideal location for cyclists, walkers and nature lovers alike. With easy access to the Larmer Tree festival, Compton Abbas airfield, Dorset Steam Fair and Shaftesbury with it's Gold Hill. Attached to our B&B is our delightful Dorset village shop and Post Office serving the community it represents with a lovely Old Malthouse tea room. Travelling from Shaftesbury to Poole we're situated in the Blackmore Vale in North Dorset just off the A350 but quiet enough to enjoy a village atmosphere. Both rooms are standard doubles with tea and coffee. TV's, hairdryers etc and the use of a private bathroom for Halcyon (blue room) and a shower and wc en-suite for the attic room. Please note the attic room is accessed via steep stairs but affords complete privacy and has sky TV. ... more   less 
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