Located in Shaftesbury, The Fontmell is in a rural area. Local landmarks include Kingston Lacy House and Stourhead, and travellers wishing to experience a bit of culture can try Hauser and Wirth Somerset. Guests appreciate the inn's quiet location.
Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 38 min drive
Cricketers - 6 min drive
The Half Moon - 7 min drive
Chutneys - 7 min drive
Gusto - 7 min drive
John Peel Restaurant - 7 min drive
About this property
3.5-star inn with restaurant and bar/lounge
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a garden are available at this smoke-free inn. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include barbecues. All 6 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find coffee makers and free bottled water.
The Fontmell offers 6 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.
Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Parking and public transport
Free self-parking on site
Wheelchair-accessible parking available
Free off-site parking
Food and drink
Room service available
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
Newspapers in reception
If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night
2 per room
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation
Children and extra beds
Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20.0 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are not available
Payment types at the property
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.
Pet fee: GBP 15 per pet, per night
Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20.0 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
We should mention
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Property is also known as
Fontmell Inn Dorset
Fontmell Inn Shaftesbury
The Fontmell Inn
The Fontmell Shaftesbury
The Fontmell Inn Shaftesbury
Frequently asked questions
Yes, The Fontmell offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Fontmell cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
As of 18 Jun 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Fontmell on 4 Jul 2021 start from £102, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of GBP 15 per pet, per night.
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
Check-in is from 3 PM - 10 PM.
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Situated in a rural location, this inn is 5.6 mi (9.1 km) from Larmer Tree Gardens and within 20 miles (32 km) of Wimborne Minster and Kingston Lacy House. Hauser and Wirth Somerset and Stourhead are also within 20 miles (32 km).
Our room was quiet, pleasant, and clean with a comfy bed and the high ceiling the standout feature.
The room had many unique features including a TV from a by-gone era (that's the only critisism but we come to watch TV).
It was so hot in the room (2), window open Made no difference, no fan, noise from heavy traffic.
Booked a week in advance to have dinner, confirmed when we arrived, to find we were not allocated a table for dinner, but expected to sit on low armchairs with a coffee table to eat from.
When food came it was nice though. Just hard to eat! When I asked, I was told I should have booked a table!
Very attractive location and property. Friendly staff and good food - English breakfast was particularly delicious! Room 4 was quite snug but suitable for a short stay - however the bed was extremely hard and that sadly resulted in a really poor nights’ sleep.