Bear's Cottage

Yetminster near Sherborne, Dorset (Ref. 961183)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Mr Reilly
    July 2017
    “Bears cottage is perfect , the ...”
    Bears cottage is perfect , the owners very friendly and helpful. Everything on your doorstep for a relaxing holiday. Found it very hard to leave the place to come home! Absolutely no negative points!


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Bear’s Cottage is a superbly presented detached barn conversion located in the quiet rural village of Yetminister near Sherborne.

Full of character and Grade II listed, Bear’s cottage is set in the heart of the village.

Beautifully furnished throughout, providing spacious, contemporary accommodation over two floors, the cottage is ideal for friends or families who want to spend time together in glorious Dorset surroundings.

This delightful holiday home is set over two floors.

Upstairs is the master suite with a super king-size, zip/link bed, served by an open accessed en-suite with a bath, hand-held shower, ‘Jack and Jill’ basins and a WC.

Coming through the front door downstairs you enter into the main lounge, dining and kitchen area.

This is a fabulous double floor height, light and airy space, flanked on both sides by walls of glass and around the feature clearview woodburning stove there are two sofas.

There is also a dining table that comfortably seats six and a spacious and well-equipped kitchen.

Heading towards the stairs gives you access to the ground floor shower room and two downstairs bedrooms, all of which have wooden flooring throughout.

Bear’s Cottage is accessed via a decking and garden area from the parking places at the end of the drive.

Here you will find an outside seating area and small cottage garden as well as a log store and dog washing area.

Yestminister village was built almost entirely of honey coloured limestone, timeless and idyllic, with a pub and shop five minutes' walk away.

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, 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.

A lovely contemporary cottage, in an ideal location to explore some of the best of the West Country.


Mostly ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, two basins and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


  • Oil-fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Raised decked garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

About the location


Beer Hackett 1.7 miles; Closworth 3 miles; Sherborne 6 miles

Yetminister village was built almost entirely of honey coloured limestone. This comes partly from the age of its houses, many of which date back to the 17th century but also from its lack of major through traffic. Yetminster Fair has a claim to be one of the oldest street fairs in Dorset, having started in the 13th century under a charter granted to the Bishop of Salisbury. There was a gap after the 1947 fair until it was re-started in 1975 and now it is firmly established on the second Saturday in July. The fair is not only one of the oldest but one of the biggest fairs in the Wessex area. The village church of St Andrews has a 300 year old faceless clock which chimes the national anthem six times a day. Yetminster is served by the White Hart public House and a village shop. 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas