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The Fontmell

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
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Overview of The Fontmell

The Fontmell

3.5 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationStourhead25 min drive
  • Popular LocationWimborne Minster26 min drive
  • AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)38 min drive
  • Popular LocationCerne Abbas Giant38 min drive

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About this area

Shaftesbury

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.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Stourhead - 25 min drive
  • Wimborne Minster - 26 min drive
  • Center Parcs Longleat Forest - 31 min drive
  • Cerne Abbas Giant - 38 min drive
  • Longleat - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • Gillingham Dorset Station - 16 min drive
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 38 min drive

Restaurants

  • 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

The Fontmell

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

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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.

Property amenities

Internet

  • 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

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
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

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night
Dogs welcome
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

Important information

Optional extras

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
Fontmell Dorset
Fontmell
Fontmell Inn Shaftesbury
Fontmell Shaftesbury
The Fontmell Inn
The Fontmell Shaftesbury
The Fontmell Inn Shaftesbury

Frequently asked questions

4.3
Excellent
Rating 5 - Excellent. 33 out of 57 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 14 out of 57 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 57 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 57 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 57 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Lovely quaint pub, good food and lovely staff. Issue with no hot water in the rooms in the evening and a dripping tap that kept us awake... but overall a nice weekend!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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).
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

1/5 Terrible

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort
Ask for a fan!
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!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Overall very nice place for a wkend trip
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.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020