Bay Tree Cottage
Thornford near Sherborne , Dorset
This delightful, semi-detached, former Sherborne Castle estate worker’s cottage, dating back to 1865, is situated in the attractive Dorset village of Thornford, 3 miles from Sherborne. The light and airy interior of this Thornford cottage has been furnished to a good standard providing an ideal base for couples and small families. The charming sitting room of this Thornford cottage boasts flagstone floors with a warming multi-fuel stove creating a cosy social space for those cooler evenings. The bright kitchen with dining area features an exposed stone wall, and twisting stairs to the two spacious bedrooms, both with countryside views. An enclosed garden lies to the rear of this Dorset cottage and has a central seating area, which is a real sun trap and provides the perfect place for alfresco dining. Thornford village has a shop, Post Office and a pub, which has been voted West Dorset’s rural pub of the year. The area surrounding this Thornford cottage boasts many scenic rural footpaths, whilst a 'halt' on the local railway line offers handy trips to Bath and Thomas Hardy's Dorchester. Alternatively visit historic Sherborne with its castle, beautiful abbey and attractive array of shops. A welcoming Dorset holiday cottage, in a wonderful location.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with additional pull-out bed (can be made up as two singles or one super king-size double). Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
Electric storage heaters and underfloor heating in bathroom with multi-fuel stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking opposite cottage. Enclosed rear lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: Steep twisting cottage stairs may be unsuitable for the infirm and toddlers.
At a glance
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
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.