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Number 5 B&B
Ranked #10 of 24 Shaftesbury B&B and Inns
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night apart from the cold draught through the old window, I found the place quite enchanting. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the bed very comfortable.
The breakfast was lovely I even took photos of the building to show my wife.
But fix those windows

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places we've stayed: gorgeously Georgian. It evoked a lot of house envy! We appreciated and loved the careful attention to every detail a host could provide. The enormous bed meant a perfect night's sleep. The location is perfect to potter around Shaftesbury and there are great pubs/ restaurants within moments. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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North Stonington, Connecticut
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48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

My husband and I stayed for two nights at this charming B&B. We chose the smaller room with the shower, which which we found perfectly adequate--and I was impressed by the fluffy towels and the built-in closet. The breakfast was delicious and the room in which it was served was sunny, private and elegant. Shaftesbury itself is charming and the fact that this establishment is steps away from everywhere in the town you might want to be--well, that makes it ideal.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dr R M
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Falmouth,UK
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33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

The house is in a wonderful position a stones throw from the centre of Shaftesbury with secure parking opposite.Lovely hosts and nice room downstairs with french doors to garden.En suite has no window,and the shower only good for hair washing as no curtain,The breakfast was great with fresh figs from the garden as well as the usual cooked fayre,all beautifully cooked.Tea and coffee in room with fresh milk.Bed was huge (six foot).Altogether a very enjoyable stay.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Yorkshire, England
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

We spent a night with Kate & Trevor at Five Bimport earlier in the week. Having spent a couple of days on a farm on the Somerset / Devon border, this beautiful Georgian town house couldn't have been more different in style, but equally unforgettable for its warmth, hospitality, design and charm.

Shaftesbury deserves a visit - a beautiful town perched on a hill, originally an Anglo-Saxon settlement, but with a thriving town centre with a very attractive independent feel. 5 Bimport is a perfect place to stay.

You park safely in the Trinity Church car park opposite the house and there are two basement rooms (both of which we took). One opens out onto a lovely little garden (and a welcome from a sweet black labrador in the morning) and the other looks up to the street. The decor is striking and the room facilities second to none.

Kate was a lovely host. She prepared a wonderful breakfast and gave useful advice about making the most of the visit (no one should miss Gold Hill and anyone of a certain age will recall the old Hovis ad shot here) and you should set aside a day to enjoy the town.

The breakfast / dining room is quite spectacular. With Kate's own art work adorning the walls (and available to purchase) it's a great way to spend the first couple of hours of the day.

The house itself is also memorable and, like the previous review I've made, we wish we'd spent another night here. We'll certainly be back though. Thanks Kate & Trevor.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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75 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

The exterior picture of this place doesn't do it justice. It is much nicer than that picture suggests. The home is beautifully decorated, clean, warm and friendly. The hosts could not have been nicer. They reccomended a pub down the road that was amazing. Our room was large and well appointed. All the creature comforts were there. Even fresh flowers. We loved it so much we contemplated changing our plans just to stay longer.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Huxley
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 !

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Number 5 B&B
Address: Number 5 Bimport, Shaftesbury SP7 8AT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Shaftesbury
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Ranked #10 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Shaftesbury
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Hotel Class:3 star — Number 5 B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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