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If you are visiting the Gillingham, Dorset area on business, please note that we offer:

  • Fast wi-fi as standard, with no limit on the number of connected devices
  • Flexible check in and out times
  • Easy off-street parking (we are a 10 minute drive from the A303) OR a short walk to and from the Gillingham (Dorset) train station, which is on a direct line from London Waterloo
  • Evening meals and snacks (available Sunday to Thursday evenings; request a copy of the menu when you book)
  • A takeaway breakfast service including carry out cups for tea or coffee OR an early cooked to order option
  • Complimentary use of the guest breakfast area as a working space when not in use at mealtimes
  • Assistance with booking taxis and restaurants, upon request
  • Reduced rates on multiple night (Sunday to Thursday) bookings in Room Two (Garden View)
  • A single person occupancy discount when Room Three (Blackmore Vale View) is booked for a solo guest
  • PDF expense receipts provided upon request
Blackmore Vale View, available for single occupancy

Feedback from Debra, after a three night stay whilst on a BUPA training course: “I felt very safe and welcome at ‘Sunflowers B&B’, especially as I was on my own. Cleo and Steve are lovely people and they have a beautiful home. The breakfasts were delicious! I highly recommend this B&B and have recommended it to all my BUPA colleagues. I will definitely stay here again.”

Feedback from Mr. O. after a two night stay here on business:“Cleo made me feel very welcome indeed. I’d recommend ‘Sunflowers B&B’ to anyone. I loved the wonderful home cooked breakfast to order (great scrambled eggs!), the take away fresh coffee (not instant), the black out blinds and the comfy bed in the room, the fresh milk, water and beer in the guest fridge. So dog friendly that even though I was there on business and without my dog, Cleo sent me home with a free packet of treats for my Labradoodle! Fantastic attention to detail.”

Feedback from Ms. A., here on business at a local school:

“Cleo is a hugely welcoming, warm and friendly host. It’s always the little things that make a big difference. Being offered a complimentary glass of wine on arrival was particularly lovely. Thank you. This is a great place to stay.”

Feedback from local business 918 Coffee who often use us to host their customers:

“They said they really enjoyed their stay and felt very pampered by you – I really appreciate it.”

From the guests themselves: “Thank you for a good night’s rest after a busy working day. A beautiful house with very welcoming hosts.”

A review from Ms. K, regional manager for a local travel company:

“Only a brief stay whilst in the area on business, but it was perfect in every way. An immaculately clean room, faultless service and a very flexible approach. It’s obvious that the owner has herself travelled on business, as she seems to intuitively know what makes a difference to we road warriors!”

Feedback from a local school, who always book us to host their visiting guest speakers:

“Just wanted to say thank you for looking after Mr. H. so well – he thoroughly enjoyed his time with you.”

Mr PL from Switzerland stayed with us for three nights whilst visiting local firm Dextra Group plc on business and commented that:

“Even though I was on a business trip, I felt as if I was at home, which is important when you travel as much as I do as part of your job. Thank you for making the restaurant and taxi bookings for me – and for the loan of an umbrella!”

Local companies based in the North Dorset areas of SP8 and SP7 include:


Chester Jefferies Ltd; Dextra Group plc; Sigma-Aldrich Co Ltd; Global Harvest; South West Packaging Ltd; 918 Coffee; Neals Yard Remedies; MotoCorsa; The Francis Frith Photo Collection; The Guild of Fine Food and Virginia Hayward Hampers.

Other local employers and entities include the NHS, the National Trust, HMP Guys Marsh, local schools (Gillingham, Wyke, St. Mary’s and Port Regis), sporting clubs (Gillingham Town Football Club and the North Dorset Rugby Club), care homes BUPA The Mellowes, St Martin’s the Grange and The Malthouse, as well as firms of accountants and solicitors.





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