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The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Straddling the Dorset/Somerset border amid lush valleys and tree-topped hills, our Sherborne holiday cottages are the perfect rural escape.
Think charming, narrow streets brimming with delightful, medieval buildings. This town is made for browsing and shopping, with all kinds of tempting goods on offer from handmade jewellery and clothing to fine art and antiques. It's also a fantastic place to stock your Sherborne cottage larder, thanks to a family butcher, bakery, delis, twice-weekly market, monthly farmers' market - even locally produced table and sparkling wines from the Sherborne Castle Estate.
Make a beeline for the Abbey, looming high above the honey-coloured town. Admire its spectacular fan vaulting and stained glass windows, and look out for the wonderful 15th Century Almshouse nestling in its shadow. Next stop the 'Old' Castle, with its long and chequered history and the 'New' Castle, built by Raleigh and featuring a fine collection of art, china and furniture.
See a wilder side of Sherborne fossil hunting in the Jurassic cliff faces of Quarr Nature Reserve. Go exploring on foot or in the saddle along miles of way-marked trails weaving their way across glorious countryside. Or enjoy a picnic in the Pageant or Paddock Gardens.
Annual events range from country carnivals and vintage car rallies to antique fairs and lakeside Guy Fawkes' celebrations. Local daytrips, meanwhile, include Fleet Air Museum, Haynes Motor Museum, Cadbury Castle, Sandford Orcas Manor and the Cerne Abbas Giant.
Come evening, choose from a great selection of pubs and restaurants with award-winning menus; then relax in your cosy Sherborne cottage!
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Hill House Cottage | Templecombe near Wincanton | Somerset
Superb single-storey wing of a lovely 18th century house, close to centre of Templecombe in Somerset. Full of character and close to popular attractions.
Clune Cottage | South Cheriton near Wincanton | Somerset
Delightful single-storey, self-contained wing of owner’s home in village of South Cheriton on Somerset/Dorset border. Offering two bedrooms and double-aspect sitting room. Wincanton 3 miles.
Primrose Cottage | Henstridge near Sherborne | Somerset
Delightful end-terrace cottage situated close to village of Henstridge with two bedrooms and stylish wet room shower. Sherborne 7 miles.
Brook's Cottage | Duntish near Cerne Abbas | Dorset
Charming semi-detached barn conversion. Rural West Dorset location. Beamed ceilings, flagstone floors. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sherborne 9 miles.
Mulberry Cottage | Duntish near Cerne Abbas | Dorset
Charming single-storey barn conversion. Open plan accommodation. Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dog friendly. Sherborne 9 miles.
Bluebell Cottage | Henstridge near Sherborne | Somerset
Charming mid-terrace property situated on rural outskirts of Henstridge with open plan living and stylish wet room shower. Sherborne 7 miles.
Cowslip Cottage | Henstridge near Sherborne | Somerset
Lovely end-terrace cottage situated close to Henstridge offering open plan living and great views over open countryside. Sherborne 7 miles.
Blackberry Cottage | Halstock near Yeovil | Dorset
Stylish, detached hamstone cottage in Halstock. Eco friendly underfloor heating. Woodburning stove. Quality furnishings. Lovely walks close by. Yeovil 6 miles. Sherborne 11 miles.
Brockhampton Gate | Brockhampton near Sherborne | Dorset
Charming, detached period cottage. Idyllic, rural West Dorset location in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Many original features, open fire, large garden. Lovely views. Dorchester 12 miles.
The Stables | Fifehead Neville near Sturminster Newton | Dorset
Delightful barn conversion in 130 acres of wooded farmland boasting exposed beams and wonderful views across Blackmore Vale. Sturminster Newton 3 miles.