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Walled Garden
Ranked #6 of 23 Shaftesbury B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Gary and Phil have a lovely and relaxing home that they clearly enjoy sharing with their guests. They go out of their way to provide information for guests making their arrival and stay as relaxing and worry free as possible. The rooms are immaculate and their policy of serving welcoming drinks in their beautiful living area makes it feel more like staying with friends than the usual B&B experience.

We enjoyed our stay, found them to be excellent company and a source of reliable information about local facilities and services. Breakfast was excellent and thoughtfully prepared very much to the guests individual requirements.

No hesitation at all in recommending The Walled Garden for anyone who appreciates thoughtful, comfortable and stylish accommodation.

Room Tip: All rooms are superb
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

My partner and I enjoyed a great 1 night stay at the Walled Garden on Sat 3rd Aug.
We were greeted by Gary who showed us up to our room (we stayed in the Victorian Room) and then up to roof terrace which is very secluded and has great views over the surrounding countryside. We then returned downstairs to the lounge area where we were served tea and biscuits. We also completed the form for breakfast. Gary gave us some information regarding places to eat and visit but we had already got these sorted. Nevertheless, this was a nice touch for guests that hadn’t. He did advise that were would be able to walk to the pub (The Half Moon) that we had booked a table at instead of driving which we duly did and it took approx 20mins. Well worth a visit for great traditional pub food.
The situation of the Walled Garden in Shaftesbury means that if you ate in any of the town based restaurants, they were all only 5mins walk - ideal.
Breakfast was served in the dining room and the only way to describe this is ‘a feast’. We had the choice of fruit, cereal, juice, tea or coffee, fresh croissants, toast, jams & marmalade (including their homemade blackcurrant jam in the un-labelled jar) and cooked breakfast. The latter comprising of eggs, bacon, sausage, black pudding, fried bread, toms & mushrooms! All was lovely and certainly set you up for a day out.
I would certainly stay at the Walled Garden again and have no hesitation to recommend to friends and family. Gary & Philip have a beautiful home which they open up for their guests to use and enjoy.
Note: they do not have Credit Card machine.

Room Tip: The Victorian Room is on the first floor at the front of the house but very quiet.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Not one complaint. Phil and Gary are the perfect hosts and provide an exceptionally comfortable, first rate experience. The location is a perfect home base with so much to do and see in the area. This is one B&B not to be missed!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed for a night as we were attending a function in the area. The Walled Garden is a wonderful house, spotlessly clean and our room was such a delight with one of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in. The room was quiet, the house tranquil, the town of Shaftesbury charming. Gary and Philip were wonderful hosts, guiding us on what to do and the best places to eat including the wonderful Salt Cellar cafe at the top of Gold Hill. The breakfast was top notch, all fresh and local produce. Cannot recommend highly enough. Go and see for yourselves.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Shaftesbury is pure delight and in the Walled Garden you will find two very considerate hosts who have created a home they are willing to share with others and who enthusiastically share their knowledge of the locality and suggestions of what to see and where to go. The attention to detail is superb and nothing has been missed even to sourcing local produce for breakfast; the Walled Garden is simply a relaxing and inspiring place to stay

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Just brilliant... Phil and Gary have designed a lovely BnB experience... everything is luxurious, the building modern and light with a sun terrace, beautiful wild garden and lovely themed rooms... an incredible locally sourced breakfast feast at whatever time suited us... alongside very well-judged help that went above and beyond in its generosity... must visit!!! Thank you guys!

Room Tip: We stayed in Bali room, but saw the others; all immaculate
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

From the warmth of the AGA to the comfort of the rooms - every detail has been carefully considered to make guests feel as if they were staying over with dear old friends. Our hosts were attentive and sensitive to our every need.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Walled Garden

Address: 15 Parsons Pool, Shaftesbury SP7 8AL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Shaftesbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Shaftesbury
Price Range: $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 naturist 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. ... more   less 
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Walled Garden Shaftesbury, Dorset

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