Glover's Cottage

Sherborne, Dorset and Somerset (Ref. 2437)

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  • Smoke-free
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A superb, detached, 18th century Grade II listed cottage, adjacent to the owner's home in a beautiful conservation area of the ancient town of Sherborne. Furnished and equipped to a high standard, this delightful property offers light and airy accommodation, decorated in a clean, modern style. The cottage is perfectly placed for exploring all that Sherborne has to offer, with the striking abbey, two imposing castles and array of quaint shops and inns just a pleasant stroll away. The majestic house and gardens at nearby Stourhead are well worth a visit, and the fascinating Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, the ancient town of Shaftesbury, the magnificent cathedral city of Salisbury and the striking Dorset coastline are all within easy reach.


One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Compact fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area.


Electric wall convector heaters in sitting room and bedroom. Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, plasma TV with Freeview, radio, WiFi, small selection of books. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Free roadside parking in roads nearby. Parking also available in pay and display car park to rear of property. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 2 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Comfortable apartment in a lovely town”
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    • “Glover's Cottage was a perfect spot for us. The apartment is compact but felt surprisingly roomy, and it was very thoughtfully equipped with everything we needed. The bed was extremely comfortable. The bedroom and bath are up 5 stairs from the entry landing, while the living room and kitchen are 6 stairs down, and also open to a patio. The kitchen is tiny--I would not want to cook a large meal there--but it is ingeniously arranged to include everything one needs, and it worked very well for our breakfasts and evening snacks. As others have mentioned, the apartment opens onto a public pay-and-display parking lot, and you do need to pay for parking. However, parking is free between 6 pm and 8 am and we were out most of the day, so the cost was not great, and the apartment was so reasonably priced that we did not mind. The one negative is that the Wi-fi connection is poor. We were only able to connect out on the patio or right near the back door. Sherborne Abbey is a stunning building, and we enjoyed the town, which has great shops and bakeries. We also appreciated the beauty of the immediate area, and the easy access to the places we wanted to visit during our week, including Glastonbury and Wells, Montacute and Barrington Court, the Jurassic Coast, Salisbury and Stonehenge. The apartment is a few steps away from a fine Waitrose supermarket and several good restaurants and pubs. The owners live right next door and were available to help if needed, and they were very friendly and helpful, from beginning to end!”

    Kate23454, Virginia Beach, Virginia, October 2015

    • “One of the best accomodations we have had!”
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    • “Very friendly welcome from owner who gave us all the information we needed especially about Local facilities. Property was amazing as it looked like a tardis from the entrance which was in a car park but we enjoyed watching people's surprised faces when we opened the door in the morning. Immaculate, compact practical with character. Home from home, very cosy. Definitely wish to return as Sherborne is the perfect base for touring Dorset.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Feltham, October 2012

    • “A little gem”
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    • “Sherborne is beautiful and this is an ideal cottage (or is it the Tardis?) to walk into the town or drive to the countryside. Super start-up provisions. We'd have happily stayed longer than a week.”

    REA_11, Cambridge, United Kingdom, August 2011

    • “A compact cottage, stylishly converted, in a central position”
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    • “Stylish conversion of this compact cottage. Clean, comfortable, in a central position in the town. Generous provision of food and toiletries.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Reading, August 2011

    • “A small look outside with a big fit inside!”
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    • “No hassle service, left to our own devices even though next to owners. Fantastic location to Sherborne close by to all amenities and pubs. Very good welcome pack, but would have been nice to know about parking and include parking charges in rental.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Norwich, September 2012

    • “Nice cottage, great location”
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    • “Our stay at this cottage was very good in almost every way. The cottage was comfortable and clean and the location in the centre of Sherborne was excellent. The owners also organised parking very close to the cottage. The kitchen was a little small and we both banged our heads on the microwave shelf. Also, we had believed that the small patio area was for our use but in fact was being used by the owners on the one occasion we wanted to sit outside. Clarification on this would be useful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would book to stay at the cottage again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, June 2010

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    • “The cottage was well furnished and well situated, a lovely peaceful haven.”

    Mr Packham, Hove, May 2015

    • “Glovers' Cottage its self was lovely and in a delightful setting, Sherborne is a beautiful town and ideally situated for exploring Dorset.”

    Mrs Stanley, Warwick, September 2014

    • “Lovely cottage with a friendly owner, could not fault it. Had an easy and relaxing stay, extremely happy.”

    Mrs Buswell, Sherborne, April 2014

    • “The place was very peaceful and relaxing and the town was lovely.”

    Mrs Murray, LUTON, April 2014

    • “Very kind of the landlady to provide the starter kit - it was a real help! Loved the books, DVDs, audio books available for our use! Great location - shops close by and train station was on a direct line to London.”

    Mrs Breeden, New South Wales, January 2014

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About the location


Yeovil 6 miles.

The ancient town of Sherborne lies on the delightful banks of the River Yeo set amidst glorious unspoilt countryside and boasts many picturesque buildings, ancient Inns and quaint shops. Probably best known for its beautiful abbey and two stunning castles, one of which is relatively “new”, only dating back to 1594 and boasting superbly landscaped gardens, Sherborne makes an ideal place for a day of sightseeing or a quiet afternoon stroll. A short drive will take you to the stunning house and gardens at Stourhead and the sublime Dorset Heritage Coast, whilst just across the border in Somerset is the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, offering stunning displays of historic aircraft, including Concorde. A fantastic location for all the family.

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