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“Relax in comfort and luxury” 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Ivy Cross
Ranked #1 of 24 Shaftesbury B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Relax in comfort and luxury”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Shaftesbury is a great base to explore the surrounding picturesque
Dorset and Somerset countryside.

The proprietors, Mike and Sally have taken every care to beautifully
renovate Three Ivy Cross and are great hosts offering a warm welcome
to their guests. Nothing is too much trouble. The luxurious, contemporary bedroom had a sumptuous queen-sized bed with soft white bed linen, flat screen TV, WIFI and large bathroom with walk in power shower. The home baked shortbread, tea and coffee making facilities
and bottled water offer a special touch and the delicious made-to-order breakfasts are prepared by chef Mike using locally sourced
produce.

There is ample parking and we relaxed and enjoyed the patio and garden
when we arrived.

Can't recommend this little gem highly enough and plan to return very soon.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

We were visiting the Wilton Classic and Supercar show and my girlfriend booked us in for an overnight stay. Mike and Sally made us feel so at home and were the perfect hosts. The rooms have been newly refurbished with a very comfortable bed, HD TV, Sony DAB radio and a remote control Dyson Fan. The Wifi was also very fast. The ensuite was very nice with an excellent shower. Everything had a real quality finish and it was obvious from the start our hosts wanted to create a very stylish and high end feeling B&B, something they have done without compromise. There were also some chocolates, biscuits, tea and coffee facilities and bottles of water in the room. Breakfast the next morning was also excellent, Mike being a former chef ensured everything was cooked to your liking. There were croissants, fresh fruit and juices, cereal, tea, coffee, toast and a full English breakfast with very high quality locally sourced produce. There is also plenty of parking at no additional cost. If you are evert staying in Shaftesbury make sure 3 Ivy Cross is at the top of your list for places to stay.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

An ideal place for couples who prefer small homely places to stay. Breakfast items are locally sourced, fresh and cooked to order - delicious. Very quiet place to stay. The room was light and airy, sound proof even though next to a busy road and no noise from fellow guests. I was made to feel very welcome and as a lone female traveller felt very safe. The location is good being on the immediate outskirts of Shaftesbury, The town, where there is a plethora of pubs, cafes and restaurants, is less than ten minutes walk away and in the other direction there is a large Tesco supermarket. Being on the outskirts, the drive out of town is easy in any direction. A great place to stay.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

We found 3 Ivy Cross on a very wet day late in June. Its a very comfortable, newly-appointed house, an easy walk from town. Mike is a kind and thoughtful host. We give him full marks, and a completely hesitation-free recommendation.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Michael E, Owner at 3 Ivy Cross, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Hi Barbara,
Thank you for your kind comments and I am pleased you enjoyed your brief stay despite the Dorset summer weather!! It was a pleasure to meet you and your husband and I hope you had a safe journey home.
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

After booking a one night stay at 3 Ivy Cross, we arrived to be greeted by an extremely warm welcome and pristine accommodation. Our stay was an absolute delight, thanks to Sally and Michael and we were treated as very welcome guests into their home. The room was airey and light and the bed was amazingly comfortable, in fact we had a great nights sleep, the break was most welcomed.
The breakfast, wow what can I stay! AMAZING - the best breakfast i've had in years.
Thank you so much for your hospitality, as Arnie says - I'LL BE BACK! ={:o>

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Corby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Myself and my husband, made the trip to Shaftesbury for the first time, we stopped over night at 3 Ivy Cross, and I can honestly say it was faultless, lovely accommodation, with every need catered for, breakfast was excellent, and nothing was to much trouble for the owner of this establishment. I will certainly stop again when next down that way.first class.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

What a gem. Everything a B and B should be! Host is a chef and he and his wife were welcoming and friendly. Close to town so no parking worries. Garden was a treasure and rooms beautifully appointed. On main road but no traffic noise to disturb even a light sleeper.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Michael E, Owner at 3 Ivy Cross, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and your husband on your journey back to Australia.
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Additional Information about 3 Ivy Cross

Property: 3 Ivy Cross
Address: 3 Ivy Cross, Shaftesbury SP7 8DW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Shaftesbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Shaftesbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming and spacious Victorian house totally renovated in 2014 is situated just a few minutes level walk from the centre of the historic market town of Shaftesbury. All three rooms have en suite facilities. They all have central heating, TV, and complimentary hot drinks and access to free wi-fi.The town is an ideal centre for visiting Salisbury, Bath, Sherborne, Stonehenge and the beautiful "Jurassic" coast of Dorset. Nearby are numerous other attractions such as castles, museums and stately homes. Other attractions in the area include horseracing, golf, walking and watersports. Or you might want just to relax in our large, garden. ... more   less 
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