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Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board

Guest reviews

4.4/5 Excellent
52 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Pet Friendly
Restaurant
Bar

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationWimborne Minster26 min drive
Popular LocationCenter Parcs Longleat Forest31 min drive
AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)38 min drive
Popular LocationLongleat41 min drive

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  • Double or Twin Room (Mariposa)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsDouble or Twin Room (Mariposa)
  • Double Room (Schmetterling)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDouble Room (Schmetterling)
  • Double Room (Kipepeo)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDouble Room (Kipepeo)
  • Double Room (Papillon)

    Room amenities

    • 2992 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDouble Room (Papillon)
  • Double Room (Babochka)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 2992 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDouble Room (Babochka)
  • Luxury Double Room (Mallyshag)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 3993 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsLuxury Double Room (Mallyshag)

About this area

Shaftesbury

Located in Shaftesbury, The Fontmell is in a rural location. Local landmarks include Wimborne Minster and Kingston Lacy House, and travellers wishing to experience a bit of culture can try Hauser and Wirth Somerset. Our guests appreciate the inn's quiet location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Wimborne Minster - 26 min drive
  • Center Parcs Longleat Forest - 31 min drive
  • Monkey World Ape Rescue Center - 32 min drive
  • Longleat Safari and Adventure Park - 34 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
  • Compton Abbas Airfield Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • The Half Moon - 7 min drive
  • The Mitre - 7 min drive
  • The Salt Cellar - 8 min drive

About this property

The Fontmell

3.5-star inn with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a garden are available at this smoke-free inn. Free full breakfast, 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/tea 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.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free nearby parking

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • 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 requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Linens
  • 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)

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM and 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
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
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 only
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

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Fontmell and receive a full refund?
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.
Is The Fontmell pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of GBP 15 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at this inn?
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 10 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this property located?
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).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Fontmell

4.4
Excellent
5 - Excellent
33
4 - Good
11
3 - Okay
4
2 - Mediocre
3
1 - Poor
1
4.5
Cleanliness
4.4
Service and Staff
4.0
Amenities
4.4
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Unique in having stream fed by Spring Head flowing through the building in feature glazed link to restaurant

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We stayed in room 6 with the freestanding bath and a very comfortable bed. Lovely accommodation with good breakfast options in the morning.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

2/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Don’t visit

Couldn’t even get in. Horrible on the phone

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

2/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Chased in the car park at 7.15am for payment for meal which was not mine, might be good idea for guests to sign for orders made ! No breakfast available until 8am but uncovered and unappetising bowl of muesli given with unrefrigerated flask of milk Obviously not counting on return customers

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

1/5

  • Disliked: Staff & service

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019