About this listing
1. We charge an extra £10 per room for a 1 night stay only. This can be paid in cash on arrival.
2. The Fontmell (pub next-door) has been closing it's kitchen on Monday and Tuesday nights. It is open from 6pm for drinks and there are other places to eat a short drive a way.
We have 2 rooms for you to choose from with private shower room. We only let both rooms out at the same time if guests are in the same group.
Bedroom 1 - King size bed, TV (on request), tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer.
Bedroom 2 - King Size bed, Freeview T.V, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer. This room is in the eves so might not be suitable for anyone that's very tall.
There is a door separating the guest area from our own bedrooms so that you feel a little more privacy at night. We usually open this door and head downstairs ourselves around 7.30am during term time and 8am at weekends/holidays.
An extra mattress can be squeezed in to the loft room under the eaves if absolutely necessary but for 3 persons in 1 room an extra £20 will be charged, this covers the laundry, cleaning and breakfast.
We are a family with 2 children, 2 dogs, 1 cat and 4 chickens.
Our home was originally a brewery so has many quirky features and includes the stream that was used to brew the beer running through our garden. The pub next door (open all day) has recently been refurbished to a high standard...not far to go for meals, a coffee or a local ale!
The village called Fontmell Magna is a typically beautiful Dorset village with many pretty thatched cottages. We have 1 school, 1 pub, 1 church, a beautiful village shop/tea rooms/postoffice, a Yoga Sanctuary and the most stunning countryside all around.
There are many beautiful walks close by which include the Melbury Downs. This is also an area popular with cyclists. Shaftesbury is 7 minutes away with Gold Hill a pretty attraction made famous by the Hovis Advert. The Jurassic coast and the historic town of Bath can be reached in under an hour. There are also many other attractions and places to visit within easy reach, Longleat Safari Park is just 35 minutes away. We are ideally placed for events being held at Springhead (a 5 minutes walk up the road) and The Larmer Tree Gardens. The nearest stations are 25 minutes away but collection could be available if prearranged and convenient. The bus stops right by the pub and has services to Shaftesbury, Blandford Forum and beyond.
Breakfast is included and we offer you tea/coffee, juice, cereal, toast and eggs of your choice (fresh from our own chickens). Please let me know the evening before what time you would like to have breakfast. During the week I have to get kids off to school so I could prepare your breakfast before or after this time. Breakfast is also available at the pub from 8am...This would need to be booked in advance so please let us know the evening before if you want this option.
Check in is from 3pm, check out is 10am but we can be flexible if no other guests are booked in and is pre arranged.
It would be helpful if you could let us know a rough time of arrival as I am often popping out to do school runs and children's activities.
CHILD (in cot) £5 per night
Extra Mattress in loft room £20
If the 2nd room is used by children this will still be charged at the full room rate
USE OF WASHING MACHINE/DRYER - £2 per load
Please let us know in advance if you want to eat at the pub next door so we can book a table for you as it can get busy at weekends.
For more information on meal prices etc please look at The Fontmell's website.
Please do contact us with any questions...
Please be careful if leaving the front door open to carry in bags etc as we have dogs that are not street wise. Thank-you
About the Host, Mary-Anne
My Partner & I live here with our 2 children, 2 dogs, 2 cat and 4 chickens. I work from home while my partner travels to and from London as a Creative Director.
We moved here from SE London in 2010 and we all love living here in our lovely little village with it's 1 school, 1 church, I shop and 1 pub...Perfect!
We love good food, music, photography, design, popping next-door to to our newly refurbished pub with friends and pottering around our beautiful countryside walking our dogs or just finding new things we haven't seen before!