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Henstridge near Sherborne, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Frodos with a warm welcome from Ros."

    The apartment was very comfortable and clean with a beautiful garden. It is ideally situated for visiting many historical sites and the coast. It was a great walk around the village with an excellent local pub and a shop across the road. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Jul 2024

  • "A comfortable stay as usual and a very warm welcome from Ros, cottage has everything you need."

    Bottle of wine and biscuits was a lovely touch on our arrival. It was nice to sit outside in the lovely garden when the weather was good. Great location being on the Somerset and Dorset border basically a hour away from places to visit whether it be in any direction. Easy on street parking, lovely walks nearby, a great base to explore Somerset and Dorset.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2024

  • "Frodo's is a Lovely warm & Cosy cottage."

    Ros was an amazing hostess, anything we needed was provided. Perfect for my Husband and I, we stayed for 10 nights, there is a little patio where you can sit and have a glass of wine in the evening, unfortunately we didn't get to do that due to the bad weather all while we stayed! The roads are easy to drive into Sherborne and other Towns on your list whilst staying there. The little shop across the road was handy, as was The Virginia Ash Restaurant and the Bird in Hand Pub. I Would highly recommend this property, we will certainly be booking again! Thank you Ros & Sykes!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a lovely 3 nights and Roz was the perfect host."

    Beautiful peaceful area and lots of opportunity for walking and local sightseeing. Easy drive to coast. We are returning in a couple of months :) Lee and Darren xx

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Aug 2022

  • "Friendly hostess, very comfortable accommodation."

    Nice to have semi private corner of the patio in shared garden.Basic cooking facilities but nice local pub with good menu in the village. Good location near busy A30 but still very quiet.

    Reviewed by Erica4.7Aug 2022

  • "This propery was perfect for our first holiday in three years."

    It was clean, comfortable and Ros was the perfect hostess,attentive but not intrusive.The outdoor area was excellent for relaxing with a bottle of wine after touring various parts of Somerset and Dorset.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "Perfect place to stay for anyone wanting to visit National Trust places(which the owner is very helpful with) and the Haynes motor museum."

    Chocolates,wine and breakfast bars are a lovely bonus along with tea, coffee and sugar! Very comfortable little cottage with a beautiful garden! I can highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Jaki5.0May 2022

  • "Kitchen and Lounge areas tired, in need of replenishment."

    Kitchen very low tech with old worktop mounted cooker. Lounge and bedroom furniture looked good but not supportive for comfort. The setting of the garden and local village was great. The owner was very friendly and helpful communicator.

    Reviewed by Peter2.8May 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a quiet and pretty location."

    Parking was a bit of an issue as we had two cars and no parking at the property due to the narrow lanes. The owner was very welcoming and there were some lovely touches such as flowers, wine and chocolates. The property is well equipped and spacious - we stayed in Autumn and it would be lovely to return in warmer weather to enjoy the pretty garden. The kitchen is well equipped but the electric hob is a bit temperamental and took a long time to boil water for cooking. I stayed with my sister and she loves cooking so the kitchenette was a bit disappointing for her. However these were very minor issues and we had a lovely time with some superb walks across the fields and lanes. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Oct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay but the internet is very poor there."

    The only thing I think could be improved is, another slip mat in the shower as I am partially disabled, and almost fell when moving off the slip mat, as there is still an area of the shower floor which gets very slippery. I used a tea towel I took with us, and put it on the floor of the shower, to prevent an accident. Other than that the cottage was perfect for us.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Sep 2021

  • "Accommodation was really nice."

    Owner very chatty and friendly. Lack of parking initially worried me but there was ample places nearby. A friendly villlage almost everyone spoke to us. Only thing we struggled with was height of hobs on oven. Cottage was otherwise great. Garden area was good too.

    Reviewed by Sean4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely and comfortable place to stay."

    Host Ros friendly and welcoming. Nice to be able to sit outside and admire her garden. Great location for visiting NT and EH properties. Recommend visiting Virginia Ash pub for dinner, Sherborne town, and Stourhead House and Garden.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2021

  • "Ros was a great host friendly, thoughtful and generous."

    Cottage was very comfortable situated in host's garden which we were invited to use. Our part of outside patio was well set up to give privacy in this shared arrangement. Cottage is well situated for exploring Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire with interesting towns and lovely country walks.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2021

  • "Roz is a friendly, helpful and excellent host."

    The cottage is very cosy and had everything I needed. Beautiful garden. The village and countryside and very pretty and the walks are lovely. Great spot for visiting the stunning towns and villages of Dorset. I hope to return. Excellent break all round. I can highly recommend Frodos. Mary S Southsea.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very friendly host and comfortable cottage"

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Oct 2020

  • "Lovely quiet accomodation in rural setting."

    Well placed to visit lots of different places along the coastline . Roads really quiet but care needs to be taken as speed limits vary

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely as was the village."

    The hostess was very helpful and friendly. There were quite a few interesting places to explore in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed the break and change from our own location.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2020

  • "Ros made us feel so welcome."

    For our second visit. Lovely accommodation which felt like home away from home.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2020

  • "The parking wasn't always good as it was on the street, and the Wifi can be intermittent Ross was very friendly and helpful."

    A nice place to stay.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2020

  • "It was lovely just like the first time me and my fiancee stopped."

    Hope to be coming back again maybe sometime next year

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2020

  • "The cottage is centrally located and thus very convenient for local pubs, restaurant and shop."

    It is an excellent location for walkers having many paths leading almost directly from the property. There is ample parking nearby and we didn't need to use our car once although there are places to visit by car nearby. Locals are very friendly.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jan 2020

  • "Another enjoyable holiday with Sykes ."

    Ros was an excellent host. As usual the accommodation provided was first class.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2019

  • "The owner of the cottage was very pleasant and made me most welcome."

    The use of the garden in the sunny weather was nice to have, and I was even invited to a barbecue. Would recommend the area as being very central to a lot of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Jeremy3.8Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect : clean, cosy, warm and calm, with a very nice garden."

    The owner is very friendly and caregiver. We choose the right place to visit Salisbury's Cathedral, Dunster Castle, Chalice Well, we had a lovely journey with West Somerset Railway (Steam Train) etc. Thanks again to our lovely owner. Brigitte and Marc from France

    Reviewed by Brigitte5.0Jun 2019

  • "The owner, Ros, was very friendly and helpful, and there was plenty of local information."

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Apr 2019

  • "We found the cooking facilities to be limited."

    The fridge is in a cold lobby outside the main accommodation. The accommodation did what we wanted and we had a lovely New Year break. It's a beautiful part of the country, what's not to like.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2018

  • "Second trip to Frodos."

    Lovely new bathroom and bedroom. Wasn't bad before now very good.

    Reviewed by John3.8Nov 2018

  • "Great little cottage."

    The only issue is the listing says there is parking but the only parking is on street round the corner (if available)

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2018

  • "Any short falling with facilities at Frodos was more than made up with the lovely owner, the friendly locals in the village and its central location for us."

    We had a car and were able to visit so many places from here.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Jul 2018

  • "Frodos and Mrs Browning the owner were just so lovely."

    The cottage was well kept and the garden was beautiful. It was so peaceful and we had good weather which always helps. If you want a quiet holiday in comfortable surroundings with nice friendly people this is the place for you. I would recommend it to everyone

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2018

  • "Plenty to do in the area if you want to be on the go."

    Nice pub for meals in the village a few minutes walk away. We spent most evenings with a book and a drink sat outside on the patio in the lovely garden.

    Reviewed by M.5.0Jun 2018

  • "Fantastic location, great accomodation"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2018

  • "Frodos is a lovely home from home cottage in a quiet location there is lots to see and do in the area."

    Very friendly owner made us feel very welcome, would happily book this cottage again

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Sep 2017

  • "A superb cosy cottage for two in a good location ideal for touring the area."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2017

  • "Was a delightful place to stay owner very welcoming and friendly"

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with a walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Small fitted kitchen with adjoining room containing fridge/freezer
  • Sitting room with dining area and patio doors leading to garden.
  • Storage radiators with electric panel wall heater in bedroom and heated towel rail in bathroom
  • Mini electric oven with two-ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, use of owner's washing machine by arrangement, TV, CD player/radio, WiFi, library of books
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Roadside parking available on either the cross or street opposite the house
  • Shared use of 3/4 acre of lawned garden with large patio area, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 min, pub 3 mins
  • Note: This property is suitable for 2 adults and 1 infant only
  • Note: WiFi signal can be low
  • Please note: Any booking between the 6th - 27th April 2024 must be from Saturday - Saturday.

The property

A charming single-storey, self-contained annexe, tucked away to the rear of the owner's attractive home in a quiet lane in the village of Henstridge.

Converted from a former stable, Frodos is well furnished throughout and offers comfortable, well-equipped holiday accommodation.

The property boasts a delightful large patio area, perfect for dining alfresco, with shared use of a lovely mature three quarter acre garden.

Fine countryside walks can be enjoyed nearby and the cottage provides a marvellous centre for touring, with a host of National Trust properties such as Stourhead House and Gardens and Montacute House only a short drive away.

With Shaftesbury, Salisbury, Bath and the Dorset coast also easily accessible, this is a great base for exploring this beautiful area.

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About the location


Sherborne 7 miles; Shaftesbury 10 miles.

The little village of Henstridge can be found right on the border of Somerset and Dorset, at the head of the lush Blackmore Vale, used as the backdrop to Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Surrounded by glorious countryside, Henstridge is well served by a shop, pubs, restaurants and a cafe and offers lovely walks accompanied by fine views. The village is ideally located for exploring Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, as within a short drive lies the historic town of Sherborne, famous for its abbey and castles, and once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. Close by are a wealth of National Trust properties, such as the stunning Stourhead House and Gardens, while the nearby hilltop town of Shaftesbury, best known for the picturesque Gold Hill, is also well worth a visit. With the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath and The Dorset Heritage Coast all easily accessible, this is a great base for relaxing and enjoying the delights of this superb area of the country.

Returning visitors to this property are entitled to a 5% discount. Please call Sykes to redeem.
Please note: Any booking between the 6th - 27th April 2024 must be from Saturday - Saturday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas