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Candy Cottage

Thornford near Sherborne, Dorset

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The Property

A self-contained wing of the owners’ house, a former Sherborne Castle estate worker’s cottage, believed to date back to 1640, in the attractive village of Thornford, 3 miles from Sherborne in north west Dorset. This Sherborne cottage has been cleverly renovated and is well furnished, incorporating an inglenook fireplace with a warming wood burning stove in the open plan living area, a cosy double bedroom, and a superb roll-top bath and separate shower cubicle in the first floor bathroom. This Sherborne cottage is close to open countryside, offering many lovely walks, with the local shop and pub both a short stroll away. There's even a ‘halt’ on the nearby railway, which can conveniently take you to the lovely city of Bath. From this Sherborne cottage it’s a short drive to Sherborne's castles and abbey, as well as the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury, the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, and several National Trust properties. This Sherborne cottage offers a cosy, romantic village base from which to explore this lovely area, at any time of the year!


One double bedroom. Luxurious bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC. Open plan living area with small fitted kitchen area, adjoining sitting room with wood burning stove and dining area.


Night storage heaters in sitting room and bedroom, underfloor heating in bathroom with wood burning stove in sitting room. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, library of books and games. Power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking available for 2 cars. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 8 mins walk. Note: Steep twisting cottage stairs, may be unsuitable for the infirm.

This property offers the following short breaks: Help

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At a glance


Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

About the location


Sherborne 3 miles.

A most attractive north west Dorset village, Thornford is only 3 miles from the ancient town of Sherborne. Over 20 historic cottages make up the conservation area at the centre of the village, which boasts a pub, local shop and a Post Office, as well as a 'halt' on the railway line linking Weymouth with Bristol. The village is surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, bursting with lovely rural walks, and just a short drive takes you into Sherborne, well known for its castle and abbey, and where you can browse the array of interesting shops and restaurants. Good transport links ensure that visits further afield to historic Bath, Stourhead, and Salisbury, as well as the stunning Jurassic Coast, are easily made. This really is a great touring base for visiting this lovely area.

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Sole guest so nice to have owners next door. Handy local shop nearby. Location well placed for visiting nearby towns.

Mrs Reynolds, Chipping Norton, March 2014

The area was beautiful and there was easy access to various other places. We loved the wood burner and the owner provided lots of added extras which were most appreciated and made us feel very welcome.

Ms Armstrong, Thatcham, February 2014

The place was a great base for our holiday where we relaxed in the cottage and had days out. I cannot recommend this property highly enough if you are a couple looking for a quiet break with lots of trimmings.

Mr Tye, Croydon, November 2013

The cottage was beautiful, the bathroom and bedroom stunning. The hosts were there if we needed them, but did not intrude on our holiday. I would recommend this property to anyone.

Mrs Taylor, Bournemouth, November 2013

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