Room 5
Room 3
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Room 1
Room 4

Enjoy Your Stay

Established in 2000, The Retreat is located in the town centre of Shaftesbury, Dorset. We welcome you to stay, unwind and enjoy the beautiful locations the local area has to offer. We’re a short distance from the Jurassic Coastline and Longleat, in the heart of the Blackmore Vale. See our page The Local Area for more information.

We’re very proud to have hosted many return customers over our years in business and welcome you to become one of them. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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01747 850372
The Retreat, Shaftesbury
The Retreat, 47 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8AE
ROOM 1
ROOM 1
ROOM 3
ROOM 3
ROOM 4
ROOM 4
ROOM 5
ROOM 5
LOUNGE
LOUNGE
DINING ROOM
DINING ROOM

Comfortable & Convenient

You will find our rooms to be kept to the highest standard. All rooms are En-Suite with TV, tea & coffee facilities and access to WiFi.

Rooms & Rates

Rural Dorset

Shaftesbury is an ancient Saxon town with many places of historic interest. We keep a lot of local information available for residents to browse at their leisure, as well as having a lot of local knowledge as to where to go and what to see.
The Local Area

Reviews

Home From Home
“Lovely rooms, lovely food and lovely host’s. Sheena and Bernard made us feel very welcome! This was our first visit to the retreat and we will definitely be going back there. We definitely recommend this bed and breakfast. Great location we were going to the Great Dorset steam fair which was only 20 minutes away. Gold Hill famous for the Hovis advert is just around the corner from the B&B and is definitely worth seeing”
– Vacationer713583
5 Stars
Absolutely Wonderful…
“The Retreat is that most marvellous of places where the balance between being made to feel part of the family and yet being afforded your privacy is spot on. Sheena and Bernard are absolutely delightful hosts who do all they can to make you feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed.”
– John E
5 Stars
The Perfect Retreat
“Stayed with my partner for three nights, Sheena and Bernard are the perfect hosts, very kind indeed. Sheena went out of her way to cater for dietary needs for breakfast. Extremely clean and well equipped rooms which was serviced daily.
Definitely will be back.”
– Gazza983
5 Stars
Top Hospitality
“We pretty much took over the place for a family wedding, Sheena and Bernard were the perfect hosts and looked after us. The house is presented very well and the breakfast is excellent and thoughtfully prepared. Highly recommended.”
– Martyn W
5 Stars
Wonderful Welcome and Breakfast
“We stayed here for a wedding. Having been delayed en route we arrived to a warm welcome from Sheena and Bernard with only minutes before a cab to take us to the venue. I had forgotten to advise that we were vegan, however Sheena said that’s fine leave it with me. The next morning we had one of the most innovative vegan breakfasts we’ve ever had absolutely delicious. Will have to go back and sample what Sheena can do with some notice!”
– Rivdavjam
5 Stars
Great Place
“Perfect in every way with good attention to detail everywhere. Sheena and Bernard so friendly and attentive. High quality beds and bedding and cushioned bog roll. A real treat and importantly for Shaftesbury it has its own parking. Would definitely use again”
– Mikesunshine
5 Stars