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Uplands

(Ref. 19980)

Over Compton near Sherborne, Dorset Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "What a lovely little find, perfect to recharge the batteries!"

    Reviewed by Paula4.7Feb 2024

  • "My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much."

    It was quiet and relaxing with great views over the countryside. The facilities were excellent and we wanted for nothing. The beds were a revelation in their comfort and I am seeking similar mattresses for home. The owners were very accomdating keen to ensure our stay was all ok. I cannot finish without mentioning a small spotty horse who gave us alot of laughter with his mischievous escapades.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Oct 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Uplands."

    It was bigger than we expected and the view from the balcony was beautiful. The owners were so friendly and helpful and let us walk round the farm to see all their animals. It’s a wonderful place and I am very jealous. Obviously there will be animal noises and Suellen let us know on arrival that her dogs will bark when she puts them out of an evening. Just what you would expect in a rural setting. The accommodation was a great base for exploring Dorset, Somerset and Devon, which we did, and came home exhausted as the weather was scorching the week we were there, and came back to this wonderful place. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone who is looking for a rural retreat.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Sep 2023

  • "Suellen was extremely friendly and welcoming."

    It was lovely to observe the pony's, guinea fowl and geese in the fields from our windows. We were completely satisfied with the accommodation. Suellen had warned us that we may hear her dogs barking at times. They were heard mostly in the evenings when we assume they were let out. We acknowledge the barking may have been to protect the farm animals from foxes but it was necessary to close windows and turn up the TV volume to drown out the barking. It seemed that the dogs barking on the property appeared to set off a neighbours dog which yapped continuously. Other than this issue, it was a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "We found the apartment to be very comfortable and enjoyed our stay (one of the nicest) also lovely walks nearby in a quiet area but close to places of interest for days out."

    It was pleasant to see the ponies and ducks and guinea fowl in the field outside. The owners were friendly but we didn't see them often. I would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "Uplands was quiet, clean and comfortable so we were happy."

    The facilities were just as advertised. The location was perfect for exploring nearby gardens, castles and the countryside….and spending time at the flat, reading and taking in the view. Many thanks to Suellen and Pete.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7May 2023

  • "A nice and comfortable accomodation."

    Great view from terrace and adjacent bedroom.Pity that you can't enjoy that view from the living room. As it was too cold (early May) to sit outside, we took 2 armchairs from the livingroom and put them in the bedroom. Problem solved and we could enjoy the view from behind glass. Had very nice walks straight from the accomodation, thanks to the Ordnance Survey Map that was available at the accomodation. And what a luxury to have a bath!!! All in all we really enjoyed our stay. We recommend it if you are looking for a quiet spot!

    Reviewed by Toon5.0Apr 2023

  • "An absolutely awful stay."

    You need to get someone to visit this property we swapped a quiet comfortable home for a dog barking the owner has decided to breed dogs now. Parrot squawking door banging motor bike running grandchildren running shouting at top of their voices and some sort of steel banging at 8 at night one night. Along with a radio running all day in the garage downstairs. Stale smoke smells from below us. This is a no smoking property. I shall be contacting in writing over the next number of days. They need to be look at again regards no `pat testing` done on any electrical items the cleaning is a lot to be desired too. As for the covers on the double bed barely covered the bed let alone when you got in it. This is not what we expected from your company, and we have had holidays in many cottages in the country so know what we can expect this one we have rated bottom.

    I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay, and it is a shame that you did not mention anything when we saw you most days as we live on site and always more than happy to assist any of our guests. I hope that you can see that all of my reviews up to now have been extremely good and if I may clarify that the duvets are the correct sizes for the beds, the electricals in the flat have all been recently upgraded . We do not breed dogs, merely have 4 of our own and the motorbikes which you saw in the garage have not been used since last summer but this is a rural area therefore tractors and farm machinery can often be heard. We are a smallholding/farm that has many animals and a variety of birds that do tend to be vocal ie. peacocks, geese, guinea fowl, ducks and chickens but we do not have any grandchildren so are unsure who the noisy children are that you refer to were Thank you again for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet1.3Mar 2023

  • "Quiert and secluded, but close to sarounding towns"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2023

  • "Suellen and Pete are superb hosts at Uplands."

    The accommodation is comfortable, clean, quiet and superb views over Dorset green fields and woodland. Our daughter loved the farm. The Guinea fowl, ducks, geese, chickens, peacocks, horses, cats and dogs - very charming having this area to explore and enjoy. Suellen and Pete showed us round many times. The local pub (The Griffins Head) was very friendly, but worth calling ahead to ensure it’s open and to book. We had a fantastic Sunday lunch there, really reasonable for dinner and pudding. NB. only takes cash though - very old school! Lovely walks around Over Compton and Nether Compton and very close to Sherborne which is a lovely town for shopping and eating out. We also had days out at Lyme Regis and Beer which took about an hour to get to, but worth it. We also visited the National Trusts Montacute House and gardens just the other side of Yeovil. That was also worth a visit to see how the Elizabethans lived. The castles at Sherborne are beautiful and the garden centre there is definitely worth a visit too. Uplands is a great base and was very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very comfortable apartment with a lovely view over the paddock and fields to the trees beyond."

    More interesting than most due to all the animals. The owners very friendly and welcoming. A perfect place to unwind and relax. Lots to do in surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at uplands."

    The views from the master bedroom are stunning. You get to wake up overlooking a field full of horses and Guinea fowl! It was a great base for our holiday, and we were able to travel round to meet family and friends with ease. There is a large supermarket close by to stock up the fridge too. The hosts were great, they took my daughters around the stables and let them meet the horses, cats and peacocks. They had a great time, would recommend

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay at 'Uplands'."

    The property was very spacious, comfortable and clean, and very well equipped, and the owners, Suellen and Pete were really friendly and helpful. It was great to look out of the bedroom doors and watch the horses, including the new foal 'Mouse' in the field, and get to know all the other animals and birds that live there. The only thing is that the pub within walking distance isn't always open.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

  • "Uplands has everything you need, you get a lovely welcome, it was a pleasure to be surrounded by beautiful countryside and to be introduced to all the animals, sitting out on the decking over looking a field with Tiggy and her four day old foal was amazing."

    Facilities were great, v good shower, kitchen had all you need, nice big lounge and bed was comfortable, I would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very clean and very welcoming."

    The directions were good and the house was lovely. The horses and animals were a lovely addition for the children. Really nice stay, we were staying locally to visit family and this was perfect for our needs.

    Reviewed by Rachael4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely lovely lovely."

    Lovely owners lovely views lovely property. Relaxing peaceful and just charming. My daughter and i need a few days rest due to long-term illness (not Covid) and this is the perfect place for that. We will be back because it just ticks all the boxes. Thankyou so much.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Uplands."

    The property was clean and homely, with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. It's in a great location with beautiful walks nearby and plenty to explore in the local area.

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautifull place to stay"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beds were quite hard/firm and generally the accommodation facilities are dated."

    Saying that it was very cosy and a great location with wonderful views. The hosts were warm and very friendly and we especially liked that we were allowed to wander onto the farm/amongst the farm animals. A great stay overall, thank you.

    Reviewed by Carin3.1Oct 2021

  • "A super retreat."

    The surroundings are amazing. The owners are so accommodating and friendly. The animals including ponies, cats, dogs, ducks, guinea fowl and peacocks are all fabulous. Only wish is that the pub was a little closer! We had amazing weather that added to our holiday. It is a walkers paradise and not too far from the southern coast to get to the beach.

    Reviewed by Julia3.8Jul 2021

  • "The location was fantastic for travelling to places of interest, castles, motor museum, cider farms, and West Bay was about one hour."

    Sue ellen and Pete were so welcoming and we all enjoyed spending time with the animals on the site. Accommodation was clean and more roomy than expected, with lovely views over the field. Beds were firm, and water was super hot when it came though. Would recommend the Pen Mill for food, and look forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "Accommodation was bigger and more spacious than we expected, and very comfortable."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful. We liked seeing the ducks, guinea fowl, ponies and peacocks. Lovely location.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2021

  • "The accommodation was amazing and the hosts were very welcoming and informative."

    Great location. Lovely to wake up every morning to the horses, ducks and guinea fowl wandering the field.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0May 2021

  • "The holiday accommodation was perfect."

    I could not recommend the accommodation or owners enough. Their hospitality and kindness went a long way for the 4 weeks we stayed for our university placement. The accommodation was clean and set in a beautiful location which was a delight to wake up to every morning. The location of the property was central to Yeovil and Sherborne with lots of beautiful walks and things to do in the area. The owners took our booking with one week before our arrival due to other properties and sykes agency letting us down multiple times so for this, I am extremely thankful to the owners.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7May 2021

  • "A quiet and amazing place for a family break."

    The house is very clean, tidy and the location is great. The owners are kind and showed us the farm animals, making our daughter very happy and letting her even ride one of the ponies:) Definitely recommended

    Reviewed by Reymaica5.0Apr 2021

  • "The accomodation we stayed at was lovely it was so peaceful and quite and the views from the balcony were amazing."

    The owners were very friendly and accomodating and left us to our own devices. We loved hearing the owners parrott Bobby talking away to us he was so funny. All in all we enjoyed our stay very much and would certainly book Uplands again in the future.

    Reviewed by Geraldine3.8Sep 2020

  • "Suellen and Peter made us feel very welcome and were good hosts."

    The property is beautiful in a very interesting area, there was lots to do. We took great delight in watching the animals from the balcony and relaxing . For a relaxing time I would recommend it to anybody.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "What a wonderful place!"

    Four of us have just had a five day break in this unique countryside location. It was a joy to be within a small-holding and to know you really were away from the bustle of urban life. The apartment was clean, spacious and comfortable, well equipped with all that you would need to make your stay relaxing and worry-free. The sound and the sight of animals from the windows and balcony provided an ambience and views that were stunning and relaxing; making for a reflective and peaceful setting. The owners, Suellen and Pete, were welcoming, friendly and helpful, providing local information on walks and places of interest. This is a very special place. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gregory5.0Aug 2020

  • "We all had a lovely time at Uplands."

    Despite visiting the beach, looking for fossils, dinosaur parks, lunches out etc, the highlight for the children (aged 4 and 2) each day was going home to see the horses (particularly Archie!), cats and peacocks at Uplands! Suellen was a brilliant and welcoming hostess!

    Reviewed by Mel4.4Aug 2020

  • "A lovely apartment , the living room was spacious and comfortable for 4 adults and the owners were friendly and helpful."

    Loved the view from the balcony too

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Aug 2020

  • "My friends and I have just enjoyed a great weekend at Uplands."

    The flat has everything you could need, the view from the main bedroom was stunning and we really enjoyed seeing all the animals on the property! The owners were so friendly and helpful, highly recommended and we are hoping to make this an annual trip! Thank you again!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Aug 2020

  • "The proprietors are very welcoming, friendly and helpful, but allow you to keep your privacy."

    If you like animals or your children do, this is a really good place for you. They have peacocks, Guinea Fowl, horses and a pony, cats, dogs, ducks, hens and a talking parrot - All of which you are allowed to see. Lovely view from the balcony. We had a great week and found lots to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Graham3.8Jul 2020

  • "This holiday home was absolutely amazing."

    It truly felt like a home away from home. The owners have done an outstanding job to create such a place, stocked full of basically anything you could need. It was perfect for what we wanted, an escape to forget about everything going on recently and just relax. It is perfectly suitable for a family (sure a couple would enjoy it thoroughly too) and our daughter loved getting to see their wonderful animals on a daily basis. Surroundings are lovely as well and there is quite a bit of countryside to explore from the house if you enjoy a walk. It's within an hour's drive to several very nice beaches. There is a good selection of supermarkets in the next town (roughly ten minute drive). After a five night stay I'm unable to fault this holiday home. We felt looked after and were sad to leave.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "Having lived and worked all over the world this is the cleanest, best equipped and most comfortable place we have ever stayed."

    Would recommend this place to anyone. The place was also really convenient for lots of places to visit if one was on holiday.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic location, very peaceful with lovely views."

    We loved watching the horses and Guinea fowl while having breakfast on the balcony. The apartment was a real home from home with everything we needed. Suellen was on hand in case of problems but there were none. A great holiday and we will definitely book again next time we are in the area.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2019

  • "On the photo of the kitchen I was concerned to find that the fridge was one of the small tabletop ones - not adequate for feeding my hungry family."

    However when I contacted the owner she said there was also a larger one in a cupboard which she switched on for our arrival which reassured me before setting off. The boys loved the fowl, horses etc at this location and spent time feeding and watching them. The hosts were hospitable and the arrangements for getting there and access were fine. We had a good 4 night break and were able to access interesting places to visit

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Jul 2019

  • "What a beautiful part of the country."

    We were made very welcome, with the surrounding inside and out were very comfortable. When back in the area we will certainly go back and stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2019

  • "The property inside was quite adequate."

    There was everything you needed for your stay. Unfortunately the double bed was very hard to lie on. The path of paving slabs leading from the parking area to the entrance door were slippery when wet and overhung by foliage and in my opinion could do with pressure washing as could the patio decking and furniture. The hosts were genial and very pleasant when we spoke to them. The only other point I would like to make is about their dogs. When let out last thing at night they would bark incessantly for ten to fifteen minutes before being called indoors again. During our stay here on one morning they started barking at a quarter to six and another morning at ten past six. Not the sort of time you want to be woken when on holiday.

    Reviewed by Rae4.1Jun 2019

  • "Very pleasant stay, look forward to staying again."

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0May 2019

  • "Really enjoyable stay, fantastic hosts, Fabulous surroundings, the perfect place to get away from the daily rush of life."

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Aug 2018

  • "Good spacious accommodation."

    Quiet location. Nice watching the horses, guinea fowl, geese, chickens and cows. Owners very welcoming. Conveniently located for visiting attractions in both Somerset and Dorset.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2018

  • "We forgot to bring any tea bags and was very surprised that none available in the cottage."

    This is the only time I have stayed somewhere that did not provide anything,a small jug of milk and a few tea bags would have been adequate.We could smell cigarette from downstairs,as non smokers a bit unpleasant. Another slightly annoying thing was that all the knives were blunt. Other than that we had a very good stay.

    Reviewed by Julia4.4Apr 2018

  • "This was the second holiday we have had at Uplands, which says it all :) Lovely place, lovely owners :)"

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jun 2017

  • "Suellen and Pat were so friendly an welcoming couldn't have asked for more."

    Very pleasant, comfortable an warm, the animals outside the bedroom were an added bonus for us what a lovely thing to wake up to every morning.

    Reviewed by Bev4.8Apr 2017

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Summary

  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC and doors to decked balcony, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Small fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: The owner has 2 dogs and there are horses, hens, a peacock and guinea fowl on site.

The property

A first floor self-contained eaves apartment, above the owner's property, in the small village of Over Compton, just 3 miles from both Yeovil and Sherborne on the border of Dorset and Somerset.

Comfortably furnished throughout this holiday apartment near Sherborne offers couples and small family groups an idyllic rural holiday base.

It benefits from two bedrooms, including a double with en-suite facilities as well as a decked balcony offering lovely views across the nearby paddocks, a super place to sit and relax after your busy day out.

There are lovely walks in the countryside surrounding the holiday apartment, whilst the nearby historic town of Sherborne is a great place to explore with its castle, ancient abbey and numerous fascinating local shops, plus a wide choice of inns and restaurants.

Just a short drive from your Dorset apartment are Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Haynes Motor Museum and Montecute House which are all well worth a visit.

Shaftesbury, Salisbury and the Dorset coast are also easily accessible making this super Sherborne holiday apartment a wonderful place to stay at any time of year.

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About the location

OVER COMPTON

Sherborne 3 miles; Yeovil 3 miles.

The adjoining villages of Over Compton and Nether Compton are tucked away on the Dorset side of the Somerset border, three miles from both of the towns of Yeovil and Sherborne and surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area surrounding Over Compton is brimming with lovely rural walks while an easy drive takes you into historic Sherborne which is well known for its castle and abbey, and where you can browse the array of fabulous shops and restaurants. Good transport links nearby ensure that it is easy to venture further afield to regal Bath, Stourhead and Salisbury, as well as the stunning Jurassic Coast. This really is a superb touring base for visiting this lovely West Country area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas