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1 Abbey Court

(Ref. 1048682)

Sherborne, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "A really top class apartment and very well appointed."

    Plus it's in the perfect location. I have no criticisms!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent location, beautiful and well equipped apartment Sherborne was a ..."

    Excellent location, beautiful and well equipped apartment Sherborne was a delightful place Highly recommend the Digby tap for a drink

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2024

  • "Really great apartment in a fantastic location with great views of the Abbey."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great property and location."

    Had all the facilities we needed would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Sep 2023

  • "The apartment was very well placed for a lovely stay in Sherborne."

    It was very clean and very well stocked with all essential items (and more) for the kitchen etc. The furnishings, pictures and ornaments give it a really homely feel. We enjoyed our stay and would happily stay there again if needed

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent location."

    Spacious. Clean. Very well equiped. Would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Aug 2023

  • "Amazing location for a school event in Sherborne."

    Good layout of rooms. Comfortable.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Jun 2023

  • "Lovely flat in a really nice location."

    A few niggles such as having to close the fridge door at the same time as the adjacent cupboard door or it won’t close properly. The en suite shower was very hot and there was no way of making it cooler and the bathroom shower’s attachment was broken therefore the shower head couldn’t be attached to it. Otherwise the place was perfect. I meant to take a photo of the toaster before we left as it made great toast. I would be grateful if anyone knows the model.

    Reviewed by Gloria4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely position and very spacious and well equipped."

    Might be worth mentioning the abbey bells which ring every hour.

    Reviewed by Marie4.7Oct 2022

  • "The flat was well maintained, comfy, impeccably clean and very well positioned in the middle of Sherborne."

    Kari was a great help and went above and beyond to make our holiday special.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent location in the centre of the lovely town of Sherborne, in Dorset."

    Great accommodation and facilities. Highly recommended and looking forward to another visit. Margaret White, Perth. Western Australia.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "Delighted with our stay."

    The apartment was comfortable, with lovely furniture. There was plenty of space for my wife and I, together with her sister. We ate in twice. Views out of the window emphasise the beautiful Abbey, and the sound of the bells added to the ambience. Car parking is a bit of an issue - I don't know why Medieval town planners didn't anticipate this. I parked on the Culverhayes Car park 400yds away - free between 6pm and 8am, £6 for the rest of the day. Would come again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "The guest manual was nowhere to be found so we didn’t have some of the information we needed regarding where to leave rubbish, how to operate dishwasher, and one or two other bits of info it would have been helpful to know."

    Also had to collect key from caretaker at her home. A lockbox would save both her and guests a lot of hassle!

    Dear Rosanna,Thank you so much for taking the time to post a comment, I am always keen to read what people think of Abbey Court.  The Guest Information Booklet has been kept in the lounge for many years.  After reading your comment I decided to move it to a kitchen shelf, where it might be easier for everyone visiting to spot in future.  As is usual, the key could have been bought to the apartment but on the day of your arrival it was so kind of you to offer to collect it.  Sadly we are not able to put up a key drop box at the property.I hope you are able to visit Abbey Court again, the cleaning team we so pleased to receive you positive comments before you left the apartment. Very many thanks, Melanie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosanna5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed being right in the heart of Sherborne and found the flat perfect for our needs."

    The lounge was very elegantly furnished. The kitchen was well equipped so we could cook in if we wanted and the shower and bathroom facilities worked well. Overall, we were very comfortable indeed. Thanks very much. The only problem was when leaving we found the bin was full which we then reported.

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Mar 2022

  • "Perfect apartment which we absolutely loved."

    Will definirne back. Just one negative: Each time some person entered the charity shop downstairs, it’s door would slam shut creating a loud thud upstairs in the lounge room. This became extremely annoying after the 200th bang. The charity shop needs to fix/replace its door damper and the noise cam become extremely frustrating. Overall, loved the apartment

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely spacious apartment, comfortable, good central heating, good bathrooms."

    Enjoyed being close to the abbey and watching all the comings and goings from the windows looking over Abbey Close. Duvets on single beds not ideal for winter, too low a tog rating. No additional blankets to use. In the kitchen no dishwasher tablets left therefore dishwasher could not be used. Washing up in the sink with only a small sponge scourer left for the whole week and no draining rack wasn’t ideal. No cleaning cloths left at all for wiping surfaces. Supplies for the washing machine were left but not required as no washing of clothes done during stay.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Dec 2021

  • "Lovely 1st floor apartment, clean and tidy, with views over the church and green."

    The property is in a pedestrianised area, there are a few loading bay spaces near by and a large long stay carpark around 5 minutes walk away. Kari greeted us outside the property and was very helpful. Marked down slightly as a microwave would have been nice for heating a quick snack after a long day exploring Dorset, but used the the hob, so not a deal breaker. And the church clock does have bells which ring the time, we had the windows open overnight as it was very warm weather, which made them more noticeable, didn't overly bother me. A lovely stay thank you.

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Jun 2021

  • "We loved the property which was well located in the centre of a thriving town."

    There is plenty to do on your door step. The flat itself was very well appointed and stocked with everything you need to make in home from home. All the facilities felt as if they were new. It should be noted that the flat is on the first floor with steps to get up to it and it is close to the Abbey clock which does chime every 15 mins - however this did not unduly disturb us as you soon get used to it. It was a bit annoying to not have the car outside particularly when unloading and loading which has to be done on the street nearby. We would thoroughly recommend this flat and really enjoyed staying here.

    Reviewed by Jolyon4.7Oct 2020

  • "Great central location."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2020

  • "Pros Beautiful location, within easy reach of local facilities and close to a number of beaches and National Trust properties."

    The interior was clean and inviting and more than enough space for 4 adults and 2 dogs. The local pubs and restaurants are within walking distance of the property and we found the locals to be very warm and welcoming. Sherborne has everything that you could possibly need including supermarkets, green space, Sherborne castle (old and new) and lots of choice for restaurants and pubs. Cons We were unaware that parking was in a separate car park and was not roadside as we first thought. The car park in question is about a 10 minute walk from the property. The Abbey clock also chimes every 15 minutes day and night! Which can be quite alarming if you are a light sleeper.

    I am so pleased that you enjoyed staying at Abbey Court and it is certainly a great location to explore Dorset and enjoy all the restaurants and shops in Sherborne. With regards to parking it is always suggested to guests, who check options with Sykes Cottages, that they park in one of the long stay car parks, after dropping off luggage. Paying for parking using the phone app option costs just £6 for a weeks stay in one of the local long term carparks. I hope that you will visit Sherborne again and enjoy all the beautiful Dorset countryside on offer Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.4Sep 2020

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  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting/dining room with settee & 2 armchairs and table and chairs for 4.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for unloading available and local long term car parks within 5 minutes of the apartment
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: there is £150 Good Houskeeping Bond
  • Please note: This property does not accept Sunday changeovers.

The property

Enjoying a central position within the bustling town of Sherborne and overlooking the famous landmark of the 8th century Abbey is this first-floor apartment, 1 Abbey Court.

This charming dwelling is perfect for families in pursuit of exploring this historical town and venturing further afield to the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Enter 1 Abbey Court and head into the galley-style kitchen, containing an electric oven and hob, a microwave and a fridge with icebox, allowing you to cater for yourself for the duration of your stay, in addition to a dishwasher and a washing machine to serve as a helping hand.

Delight in your home-cooked dish at the dining table, which is placed within the sitting room, where you can tuck in whilst admiring the view of the Abbey.

The sitting area, boasts a plush seating arrangement, perfect for tuning into the TV for a family film night or simply soaking up the surrounding views.

Continue down the hallway to find two bedrooms, comprising of a double with en-suite and a twin bedroom, both boasting a contemporary interior design, plenty of storage and wonderful views to wake up to each morning.

Explore your surrounding further by meandering around the winding streets of Sherborne, littered with a wide range of individually-owned shop and boutiques, accompanied by an array of tearooms, pubs, bistros and a la carte restaurants, offering something to suit all tastes.

Unravel the town’s history by paying a visit to the Abbey Church with its stone, fan-vaulted ceiling, and be sure to explore the Capability Brown gardens at Sherborne New Castle before heading to the contrasting Sherborne Old Castle, a 12th century ruin which once withstood two sieges during the Civil War.

Other things to do whilst visiting the town, include the Vroom Room, an interactive garage and mini road system, which is great for those visiting with young children and the nearby Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton promises a wonderful day out.

Venture to the nearby town of Yeovil and look forward to exploring the National Trust property of Montacute House, home to Tudor art in its Long Gallery or enjoy gentle strolls in the country park of Ninesprings.

Alternatively, travel further afield by train to the Georgian city of Bath or the town of Dorchester, the birth place of Thomas Hardy.

If you fancy a day by the seaside, the Dorset Coast is within easy reach too, where you can enjoy the golden sands in Weymouth or go fossil-hunting on the Jurassic Coast.

Make 1 Abbey Court for next base for exploring this part of Dorset.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

No check-ins between 24th-28th December 2020 and 31st December 2020 - 3rd January 2021.
Note: there is £150 Good houskeeping Bond.
Please note: This property does not accept Sunday changeovers.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas