We found this little gem of a B& B in Saftesbury Dorset. The communication between the owner Tania Gay was very good prior to our visit. On arrival,( which was a little tricky as we arrived in the dark) we were warmly met by Tania, and shown into our delightful accommodation. It was a cold dark night in December and immediately we felt comfortable in the tastefully decorated, warm and cosy self contained accomodation.It consisted of a very good sized bedroom, with extra blankets, pillows, hot water bottles. very comfortable bed with immaculately clean, good quality bedding. Lovely separate bathroom with fluffy towels, again absolutely spotless. Separate private sittingroom furnished with sofa/bed, chair, TV, table with kettle, small fridge with milk for tea, biscuits, and we also had a treat of mince pies as it's Christmas time!
We were asked what time we would like breakfast, which was served in the main part of Tanias home, accessed through an interconnecting door in our the sitting room.
We had full English Breakfast, which consisted of, cereal, fruit juice, choice of Duck or Hens eggs which were free range from Tanias Ducks and Hens! Bacon, Sausage, Beans, Tomato ,Fried potato, Toast. Choice of Tea/Coffee. All in all a very good, beautifully served breakfast.
The surroundings, and views from the Paddocks are lovely, and apparently there are some lovely walks to be done from there.
The town of Shaftesbury is 'sleepy' on a Sunday with not much open, but weekdays a fairly thriving old town with the famous Gold Hill.
Thoroughly recommend the Paddocks, we'll be going back!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Paddocks Bed and Breakfast is a smallholding set in 7 1/2 acres in the North Dorset village of Melbury Abbas, very close to Shaftesbury, Dorset. Set in beautiful countryside and backing onto National Trust Land.Our B&B is ideal for: Short breaks, Romantic weekends, Walkers and cyclists, Longer breaks to really discover Dorset. Relaxed, modern and comfortable accommodation set on the ground floor, a good breakfast and a warm welcome awaits you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Paddocks B&B Shaftesbury, Dorset