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The Stable House

(Ref. 1070465)

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The house and garden is beautiful. Could have easily stayed for longer. Will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0May 2024

  • "A beautiful accommodation in a beautiful setting."

    The Stables had gorgeous furnishing with everything that we needed. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2024

  • "Had a lovely experience at The Stable House"

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Stable House."

    It was the perfect place to celebrate hubby’s 50th Birthday. Facilities and layout are fantastic. Hot tub and pool table were well used and we had 16 people playing charades in the living room on Saturday evening. Very spacious! Lovely pubs and dog walks nearby. Easy access to big supermarkets, shops and takeaways in Yeovil only 10 minutes by car!

    Reviewed by Cathy4.4Jan 2024

  • "Everything was good thank you,very well facilitated great location, big comfortable bedrooms showers were very good."

    Very cosy and warm loved the log fire.

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in The Stable House which was warm and cosy for our December booking."

    The owner had put up a Christmas tree which was a lovely touch. The house was very well equipped for the seven of us, the beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of seating in the living room. The owner gave us a tip for a Christmassy place to visit nearby which was very useful. Would highly recommend for a family get together.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely stay a little issue with the heating in one room and flooding outside the front door and car park— Will need wellies next time!"

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Dec 2023

  • "We had just the best family time together celebrating 3 milestone Birthdays."

    The house is so spacious, has comfortable beds, is tastefully decorated, very clean, has everything you need and great facilities in terms of oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, washing machine, a line to dry the clothes on and even clothes pegs :). Nice personal touches with local biscuits, honey, juice and milk to welcome us, even doggie treats for the pets! We all enjoyed the pool table and table football and not a day passed where neither were not used! The garden is a real treat for humans and doggies alike. The hot tub a wonderful bonus. We are thinking of returning again one day we enjoyed it all so much and it worked well for us as a group of parents, grown up children, a grandchild and 2 dogs. The only added extra which might help future guests is some plastic glasses/flutes for outside. Highly recommend The Stable House.

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely house we enjoyed our stay very much."

    Pub nearby served exquisite food. Comfortable beds, gorgeous kitchen. ( more teaspoons needed) Ages from 77 to 14 we all enjoyrd our stay. Will do it again.

    Reviewed by Pat3.8Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous accommodation and excellent customer service from Sykes."

    Perhaps an additional saucepan/serving dish would have been useful but we managed. Will definitely us Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 2023

  • "We were a group of 6 adults, 1 baby and 3 dogs who all had a wonderful stay at The Stable House."

    It was well equipped, really spacious and very comfortable. The location is very quiet despite having the working farm behind. It has a beautiful secure garden which our dogs loved exploring, while we spent time in the hit tub. Approx an hour away from the coast, 10 mins from Yeovil and Sherborne. A lovely base to travel from or just stay and chill for a few days. Finally great communication from the owners, we felt very well cared for during our stay.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Jun 2023

  • "The stable house is a lovely well equipped property."

    Although a working farm there are no animals its grain. A few trucks come and go but really doesnt impact on the garden which is fabulous and very secure if you have dogs. The hot tub has a maintenance guy who comes a couple of times a week. We would thoroughly recommend this property for a quiet stay in the countryside.

    Reviewed by Jude5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful idyllic setting hidden away with lots of space, rooms and facilities to use."

    Hot tub was a huge hit, very clean and tidy, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Shani5.0May 2023

  • "Great property!"

    Had everything we needed for our stay for our big group. The small extras of milk, juice, dog biscuits, info leaflets etc were very much appreciated. Great location, visited bath, longleat safari park, and the Jurassic coast which were all under an hour away. Fell in love with the castle grounds in Yeovil. Thanks for a great stay!!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and fully accommodated our needs the only small niggle was that it would be helpful to have a few more kitchen utensils such as small sharp knives, measuring jug, additional frying pan."

    It seems a bit petty as I’m typing this because the facilities were great just when you are cooking for a lot of people it would have been handy to have these extra bits but we managed fine , it’s just a small thing we noticed.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will certainly add an extra frying pan and another measuring jug to the kitchen. We will also update the sharp knives. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare4.4May 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much"

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.7Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful house and grounds with absolutely beautiful people that run it."

    The lady went out of her way and well above expectations. The house itself is a stunning comfy cosy place to be and the interior is gorgeous. There’s loads of books, board games and just about everything you could ever need for a holiday in the country. There’s so much information there as well so what ever you’re looking for long walks, country pubs, nearby areas to visit the lot. Thank you for such a lovely stay we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Mar 2023

  • "Sarah the host was very informative about locations to visit."

    Very good communication from them before and during the stay. There was also plenty of handy guides in the property to assist in your holiday

    Reviewed by James5.0Jan 2023

  • "We stayed for a lovely long weekend over NYE."

    We were a group of three couples, and four children. Plenty of space for us all, never felt too crowded! The cottage is beautiful, very cosy and well kept. The bathrooms were newly furnished and the bedrooms were lovely. We loved the kitchen/ dining space, this allowed us to cook as well as entertain the children/ be in the same room! The hot tub was perfect, the festoon lights in the garden over the hot tub are a nice touch! Once we were done in the hot tub, we loved coming into the lounge, sitting by the log fire playing board games - perfect weekend away! The welcome treats were a nice personal touch! We would strongly recommend staying at The Stable cottage! Thank you again for a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Sophie4.1Dec 2022

  • "We were a family of 5 adults with 2 dogs and stayed October half term for a week."

    The accommodation was fabulous. Beautiful inside and out. Very clean on arrival. Great facilities and well equipped with games and reading books. Hot tub was well used as well as pool table and football table. All showers and kitchen has been upgraded and were fabulous. A spacious property. Beautiful bedrooms with comfortable beds. The only improvement for me personally would be a secure garden for my dog. Although partially gated my dog could escape through the hedge being a beagle! So needed to stay on a lead. However it is beautiful, very quiet and private, and it would have been lovely to go in summer months to enjoy the garden and outdoor seating. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2022

  • "We stayed as a group of extended family for the weekend to celebrate a big birthday."

    The cottage was lovely and clean. It has recently been refurbished, so had a new kitchen and an extra ensuite shower room. The hot tub is close to the back door and in a secluded area with easy access to the downstairs shower. All the little extras are really appreciated; milk, orange juice, cake, flowers, local honey and dog biscuits. Our dogs loved running round the back garden then falling asleep in front of the log fire. Everyone enjoyed using the pool table and there were plenty of squishy sofas to relax on. It really feels like a home from home. We had a slight problem finding the place. We had put the Stable House Mudford into Google maps and it took us to a pair of cottages down the road. We realised this wasn't the right place after pulling into someone else's drive. On Google maps Evans and Pearce Mudford takes you to the correct location. I would definitely recommend this cottage and will probably book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, beds really comfortable, all really clean."

    Cake, milk and orange juice supplied on arrival all very welcoming. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Stable House is a beautiful property with a big garden and plenty of ..."

    The Stable House is a beautiful property with a big garden and plenty of facilities, loads of space for a party of 8 plus a baby the only issue we had was the steps in the garden but it just meant we had to keep a closer eye on the little ones so didn't cause us too much of a problem, on arrival there was milk and orange juice in the fridge, fresh flowers and a delicious cake waiting for us, Rob and Sarah were amazing even coming and replacing half the water in the hot tub with cold so we could cool everyone off in the heat wave, they couldn't have been more accommodating, communication was spot on, there were loads of games and toys and the pool table made the boys very happy, I would definitely recommend this property and will certainly be back in the future

    Reviewed by Raelene5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful and spacious with really comfortable furniture."

    Everyone commented on the size and comfort of the beds! The HOT TUB was to die for and got a lot of use. It was kept in tip top condition all week. Really nice and appreciated touches were the coffee beans and grinder, the dog biscuits and the welcome pack. The garden was large and very usable with shade provided by a large cherry tree complete with edible cherries. There was enough room for everybody to have their own space but still interact when wanted. Although there is a rather small shower cubicle downstairs, there really needs to be a large family shower in the main bathroom. This did not detract from the great time we had. Sarah (the host), was so kind and thoughtful and went out of her way to be helpful. Overall a great holiday cottage that we will certainly look to use again. Thank you Sarah.

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Stable House. At the end of September we are having the downstairs bathroom completely replaced and upgraded, with a larger and better shower. We will also be adding an en-suite with a large shower to one of the bedrooms so that the property will have three bathrooms . The kitchen is also being replaced! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerry4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay."

    The house was perfect for us with the hot tub and pool table being great extras. The bedrooms were all really lovely as was the upstairs bathroom and garden. The owner left milk, orange juice, a cake and dog biscuits. This was a really lovely touch. We will definitely keep the property in mind for future trips. I did leave a little note at the property but unfortunately we couldn't get the coffee machine to work and the dishwasher wasn't cleaning properly. It didn't dampen our stay but just thought you would want to know for future guests.

    Reviewed by Leah4.4Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely few days at the stable house."

    All the facilities and amenities were great. Little extras, cake, fresh milk/ juice/ coffee beans and dogs biscuits were left for our arrival- nice little touch. The garden is all enclosed and it’s safe for the dogs to explore whilst enjoying the hot tub. Not a criticism but the only thing we found- 3 of our group had cut our fingers and couldn’t work out how- on the last day we realised it was from the bathroom locks, both had a bit missing and had sharp metal. Once we realised we put some tape over the sharp edge and it wasn’t a problem. We would definitely recommend and would stay here again we had a lovely time. Thank you

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Apr 2022

  • "The stable house is beautiful, hugely exceeded our expectations!"

    It was exactly what was required for us, 8 adults and a dog. The only suggestion I could make is that it could possibly do with an extra shower. It didn't bother us too much but just the one proper shower downstairs might not be ideal for large groups of adults. Other than this cannot fault the property, everything is as described or even better! We did have an issue with the hot water during our stay, not the fault of the hosts. Rob and Sarah were fantastic, on site within 15 minutes of me contacting them, they fixed it short-term and arranged an engineer to come and rectify the problem properly, all on a bank holiday weekend! This service went above and beyond what I expected, they were a delight to deal with. I can't recommend the Stable House enough.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great location for sightseeing and walking, with a good sized well equiped garden and hot tub for spending time on site."

    Accommodation is nicely decorated and spacious, with open plan kitchen dinner and large family room. Our only critism is the size of the ground floor shower cubicle, which is tight, and the absence of a proper shower unit in the first floor bath room. However, we realised there was only one proper shower unit before we booked and accept the facilities had been fairly described. The hosts Rob and Sarah were easy to contact and were a delight to deal with. We had a most enjoyable stay at The Stable House.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Mar 2022

  • "We came to The Stable House with friends for the weekend and had a really enjoyable stay."

    The house is very comfortable with beautifully decorated bedrooms and lovely homely touches. The hot tub was lovely and warm when we arrived and we enjoyed using it in the evenings especially with the outside lights overhead, however both evenings it was windy and did start raining which cooled it down somewhat! The beds were extremely comfortable and the pool table in the lounge was great. My only criticisms would be that for a property that sleeps 8 there was only one small stand up shower cubicle downstairs. There is a huge bathroom upstairs and the roll top bath was beautiful, but not especially practical for that many people (we did run out of hot water on a couple of occasions, especially when we all wanted to shower/bathe after the hot tub). Also, due to the layout of the 4th bedroom, there was no option to be able to push the twins beds together to make a double, which would have been nice as there were 4 couples staying. Despite this, it was a lovely property and I would consider staying again.

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Mar 2022

  • "A beautiful place to stay, lovely touches to detail with the fresh milk, orange juice biscuits and cake on arrival, also tea, coffee and sugar so no worries about packing them."

    Would definitely stay again, just be mindful that it's 3 double beds and 2 singles if your having to share, it wasn't a problem for us but some parties might find it. All in all we loved it ❤️

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Mar 2022

  • "We loved it hear and would def stay again"

    Reviewed by Robert1.6Feb 2022

  • "Had an amazing 4 night break here."

    The house is so much bigger then the pictures. Beds were very comfortable no complaints from any of the party. Building work didn't hinder at all. The hot tub was a massive hit all round but the kids especially loved it. We came home on storm day and were a bit worried, the owner allowed us to stay latter to wait for the worst to pass and even tried to help with alternatives for the night. We would love to come back here but will make it during warmer months to make full use of the outside facilities.

    Reviewed by Felicity4.7Feb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful weekend with our grown up kids & our grand doggies at The Stable House."

    It was everything we wanted & more, spacious yet homely. The small touches like cake & dog treats were very nice. It was a lovely place to relax. Some nice walks locally & The Rose & Crown was a great country pub to walk to. We all had an amazing time & would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jan 2022

  • "This was a lovely homely and cosy place to stay, me and my family enjoyed evey ..."

    This was a lovely homely and cosy place to stay, me and my family enjoyed evey minute, the owner was welcoming and made you feel very relaxed every little detail in the property was thought about, lots of small festive touches were made too, which made our stay perfect being winter, the hot tub provided us with hours of fun, and the bedrooms were extremely cosy and comfortable too, highly recommended and would love to return again

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2021

  • "Such a comfortable cosy house and loved the little extras which were supplied."

    The house was beautiful and had everything that we needed, very comfy beds too. Only one thing which would have made it even better would have been an enclosed garden as half of the hedge didn't have a fence and our dogs would have been running off to explore into the field if we didn't keep an eye on them in the garden. Overall though we had a very happy and relaxing short break, thank you!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you had a relaxing break. The rest of the garden will be fully fenced by the end of January so that it is totally secure for all dogs! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Dec 2021

  • "The stables was absolutely amazing."

    Just as the listing said. Everything from the cupcakes to the chocolates to the hot tub…. Just perfect. Spotlessly clean and welcoming. Thank you so much xxx

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent property!"

    Everything it says on the website and more!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2021

  • "The owners were very responsive when we had requests or queries."

    The house was in a great area and felt like home. The welcome back was much appreciated and the decor is fantastic as is the beautiful garden and hot tub. Even though it is on a working farm with renovations taking place it was so quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wonderfully quiet and peaceful location."

    .gorgeous house, extremely well equipped. Better than we could have hoped for

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2021

  • "What a fantastic stay we had in Stable House."

    We were a family group of 6 adults and 3 young dogs. The bedrooms were all large so no arguing over them. Super comfy beds. Everyone loved using the hot tub and pool table. The dogs had great fun playing in the large garden. All the facilities you could need - little notes dotted around the house which made the stay very easy. Bean bags and bbq for the garden were a nice surprise as they were not mentioned in the description. Only downside was no easy walks (that we found at least!) from the cottage apart from along a quite busy lane - but to be fair the dogs either played in the garden or were so tired from their days out that it wasn’t actually a problem! Would definitely recommend and would love to come back! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a fantastic holiday home - beautiful and spacious with lots of extra little touches that made it all the more special, such as fresh flowers, dog biscuits, milk and local biscuits and cake."

    The owners had left lots of information on what to do in the local area and we had a wonderful week’s stay.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "A fabulous place to stay, with everything you could possibly need provided for you."

    The hot tub was a lovely way to end a day spent out and about, especially when the weather was very hot whilst there.

    Reviewed by Cath5.0Jul 2021

  • "This farmhouse is an absolute gem."

    It is comfortable and spacious, and the hosts were keen to provide anything we asked for. The hot tub and pool table means regardless of weather you can have a perfectly entertaining evening in, but if you wish to explore there are plenty of nature walks. Sherbourne is nearby and has all the local amenities.

    Reviewed by Carl4.7Jul 2021

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  • Four bedrooms and 3 bathrooms: 3 x doubles one with ensuite, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and courtyard with seating and hot tub
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Please note: The property is situated on a working farm

The property

Perched just outside of the quiet village of Trent in Hummer is this gorgeous detached cottage, surrounded by peaceful farmland and expansive gardens.

Situated on a working farm, The Stable House offers a rural escape for a group of family or friends looking to explore the countryside.

Kick off your muddy boots in the entrance hall before heading inside this characterful abode for a relaxing evening, where a woodburning stove takes centre stage in the snug sitting room as you enjoy a family film night.

Continuing to impress is the open-plan living space, a sociable space to gather with your loved ones as you prepare meals for the group in the amply-equipped kitchen, gather around the dining table for a special dinner party, or hop on the sofa and watch some TV as you keep the chef company.

Alternatively, take your dining experience outdoors and dine alfresco in your own private courtyard as your furry friends run free around the lawn.

Also on the ground floor is a handy utility room and a fabulous shower room for your convenience.

Drift off to memories of your fun-filled day in one of four inviting bedrooms upstairs, comprising three doubles and a twin, boasting ample storage, and views to the surrounding countryside, offering a flexible sleeping arrangement for all types of groups.

After a long day of exploration, unwind in the gorgeous freestanding bath, the perfect way to end another memorable day.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1086608, together sleeping up to 16 guests.

The Anchor Farm Houses

The Anchor Farm Houses consists of a contemporary barn conversion and cottage resting near Sherborne in Dorset. This collection offers idyllic accommodation within well landscaped gardens on a working farm, with alluring woodburning stoves and indulgent hot tubs, making it an ideal base for groups or families, while the surroundings enjoy rural countryside where you can test out your clubs at the Sherbourne Golf Club, visit the historic 17-th century Mudford Manor, or enjoy leisurely strolls along the River Yeo. If you don’t fancy cooking, the welcoming Half Moon Inn and The Rose & Crown are nearby and offer traditional pub lunches in a charming setting. Venture over to Montacute, where you can explore the National Trust sites of Montacute House and Park Covert, as well as the Montacue Radio Toy Museum and Abbey Farmhouse. Further afield you will find Shaftesbury, home to the Shaftesbury Abbey, Museum and Garden Trust, Castle Hill, and the Shaftesbury Food & Drink Festival. For an escape to Somerset with a difference, look no further than The Anchor Farm Houses.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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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.

Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £450 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas