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Old Post Office

(Ref. 1129395)

Sherborne, Dorset Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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


1 Customer Review

  • "We had a great week in the Old Post Office, it was very comfortable and was clear lots of care and attention had gone into the recent refurb, both from the perspective of how the cottage is set up to the little things that make for a relaxing and enjoyable week away."

    We were impressed when we first walked in and all of us enjoyed our stay, even without the weather to make full use of the garden and hot tub! We’d love to be back when we next visit Dorset.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2024


  • Four bedrooms with TVs: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x twin (can be pushed together)
  • Bathroom with roll-top copper bath, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating and oil-fired central heating
  • Electric Range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, wine chiller, coffee machine
  • 2 x Smart TV, 4 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Rear garden with lawn, patio, furniture, and hot tub, and an outdoor dog washing area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Farm Cafe 1.4 miles, Hunters Moon Pub 2.3 miles, Buckland Newton Shop 3 miles
  • Note: There is a stream at the bottom of the garden; please supervise children and pets at all times
  • Note: Village tennis court available to book for a small fee

The property

Sherborne 7.2 miles.

Old Post Office is an extended character cottage with contemporary interiors and four-bedrooms, tucked away among the rolling hills and the pretty hamlet of Glanvilles Wootton, near Sherborne, Dorset.

Whether you’re a family, group of friends or four couples looking for a quiet and peaceful escape away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you’ll find plenty of creature comforts in this rural retreat, including a pet-friendly policy (to the downstairs of the property, with sleeping area in the kitchen/diner), a self-maintenance private hot tub, and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Also spoilt by the sights and sounds of a cockerel, ducks, owls, sheep, woodpeckers, wild hare, deer, pheasants and even flying geese.

The sheer darkness and lack of light pollution at night provides the ideal setting to gaze at the stars.

After a long day of adventuring, the Old Post Office is ready to embrace you with its homely atmosphere, complete with four inviting bedrooms, each with wall-mounted TVs, so you can relax and unwind with your favourite shows.

The super-king-size bedroom can be made into an extra twin on request and is best suited for a travel cot.

Two of the king-size bedrooms even have their own en-suite showers.

The twin bedroom layout can also be arranged so that the single beds are positioned side by side if preferred.

If you're looking to soak away the day, head to the bathroom, where a luxurious roll-top copper bath with a view to the sky awaits, whilst a ground-floor shower room is also available for your convenience.

The kitchen/diner is fully-equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, perfect for whipping up your favourite meals, while the sitting room provides a relaxing atmosphere, complete with a woodburning stove and two Smart TVs; a main TV for the adults, and another for children with the option to connect their own games console.

Throw open the patio doors and step outside into the sunny, south-west facing rear garden, where you'll be met with a peaceful lawn, patio, and furniture, as well as a hot tub to really relax those tired muscles.

Once you’re ready to explore, on the doorstep of Glanvilles Wootton is the nearby Round Chimneys farm cafe serving hot /cold drinks, freshly baked cakes, and light bites, with a small shop selection selling essential produce from the farm, including their own farm meats.

A short walk away across the fields to the south of the village is the Hunters Moon pub serving traditional pub grub.

If you're feeling energetic, the village of Glanvilles Wootton has its own outdoor tennis court available for all to book and play for a small fee.

In the nearby villages of Buckland Newton and Cerne Abbas, you’ll find all the essentials.

Buckland Newton has a village shop, whilst the Gaggle of Geese pub is the winner of the 2023 Great British Pub Awards for Best Pub Garden; it has a double decker play bus, crazy golf, friendly pygmy goats and free activity packs, keeping the kids happy whilst you enjoy a drink and a bite to eat.

In Cerne Abbas, one of the prettiest villages in England, you'll find not only the famous Cerne Abbas giant of course, but a shop and the beautiful 16th century former coaching inn, the New Inn; serving a sumptuous British fine food menu and a delightful wine selection.

Those who enjoy nature will also enjoy the property’s proximity to nearby fishing lakes, badger watching and Minterne House & Gardens.

A short drive to the beautiful nearby town of Sherborne with links to Sir Walter Raleigh is also highly recommended.

Also possible to reach via bus from Glanvilles Wootton, it has a bustling high street of boutique shops, antique emporiums, ample eateries and pubs, beautiful Georgian architecture, magnificent Abbey and two picturesque castles.

The towns Waitrose and Sainsburys supermarkets provide all you need to stock up.

Further afield from the Old Post Office, you can be at the typically English seaside resort of Weymouth, with many attractions and its sandy bay.

A little further and within an hour's drive, you can explore the Jurassic coastline, including West Bay, Lyme Regis, Abbotsbury, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

With all of this on your doorstep, book a stay at the Old Post Office.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas