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Number 5 B&B
Ranked #10 of 23 Shaftesbury B&B and Inns
Reviewed 27 June 2013

The room was good, lovely "extra" touches with the furniture, excellent breakfast in the dining room with the hostess's own artwork mixed with that of other local artists, and the location could not have been better. Across from the Abbey, just around the corner from the High Street, in great walking distance to many interesting old buildings and lovely vistas, to say nothing of the assortment of shops and eateries. I'd be happy to return !

Room Tip: We had a twin room at the front of the house; it was quiet except for when the bin men made their ro...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

Mum and I stayed two nights in the twin room - and hardly wanted to leave. Kate and Trevor are the perfect hosts, being both helpful and friendly but not intrusive.

The breakfasts were delicious, the house beautifully appointed, and the location simply amazing. Literally just around the corner from Shaftesbury town Centre and across the street from Trinity Church, we were able to walk everywhere. Parking is available if needed.

A lovely stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Marcia M
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

Warm, friendly, comfortable with excellent breakfast!
Just off centre of cracking Dorset town, secure parking available across the road.
Bedroom was very comfortable with lovely large shower.
Breakfast in lovely dining room - fresh fruit salad, orange juice, scrambled eggs and smoked salmon and proper coffee - it doesn't get much better than this!

Room Tip: Either of 2 rooms are excellent - you must negotiate stairs.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Bobbathfan
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Number 5 Bimport is a fairly new B&B in Shaftesbury. It is just off the high street and around the corner from Gold Hill. There are 2 rooms and they are a half a floor below ground level. In spite of this there is very good light coming into the rooms. The house is Georgian and well appointed both inside and out. It has high ceilings, large windows and is a lovely building.

The beds are very comfortable king beds. We stayed in the front room which has a big shower with huge fluffy yellow towels. They are hung on a heated towel bar and toasty warm when you get out of the shower.

A delicious breakfast is served in the large dining room. Katy and Trevor are welcoming hosts and make you feel right at home. Kate is an artist who is involved in the art community in town. All artwork and cushions are made by artists in the area. Food is also sourced locally. People in this area are proud of the artisans in all fields.

There is a very good restaurant around the corner at Groversnor Hotel and we had an extremely good Indian dinner at Chutney.

Private parking is available across the street.

Room Tip: If possible stay in the back bedroom as it opens out to the garden.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

What a wonderful find! We were traveling through England & needed a place to stay. The tourist office had a listing of local places. Checking out Number 5 Bimport, we decided to retire there. Such wonderful hosts Kate & Trevor Toms are. Our stay turned into two nights & we really enjoyed it. Lovely room with an exit to the garden was stunning. Great breakfast made & served by our gracious hosts. Will definitely stay there again. Great experience.

Room Tip: If you have trouble with stairs, this is not the place for you. Rooms are located downstairs &...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

What a smashing B&B. We had accomodation booked for a friend's wedding near Shaftesbury which fell through, leading me to give Number 5 a call. I'm so glad it did - the property is very impressive and the hospitality was warm and welcoming. We had a large room downstairs with a capacious and comfortable king-size bed. The en suite was missing a stand-alone shower, but the large and elegant bath tub felt wonderfully luxuriant in comparison. The breakfast was also really very good. There was plenty of choice and Trevor delivered a marvellous full English, all made with local ingredients.

We were able to come and go as we pleased and Kate and Trevor furnished us with whatever help and information we needed without being fussy or over-bearing. Trevor was even kind enough to give us a lift down the road when we couldn't get a cab at short notice.

All in all a very enjoyable stay. I recommend it highly.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

This is a delightful well maintained period property in the town. The proprietors, Trevor and Kate are a lovely relaxed couple who are perfect hosts. Our room was in the basement with french doors that gave access to the garden. Everything about the room was great and the bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was high quality. We would return again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Number 5 Bimport, Shaftesbury SP7 8AT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Shaftesbury
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Ranked #10 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Shaftesbury
Price Range: £93 - £116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Number 5 B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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