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The Gully

(Ref. 1086608)

Sherborne, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "The Gully provided perfect accommodation for our family of three generations and three dogs."

    We enjoyed a very successful week with everything we needed as the house was very well equipped. The games room and the hot tub were the greatest hits and it was good to know the dogs were able to enjoy the large garden securely.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2024

  • "Would have liked the hot tub maintained during our stay."

    But not a major problem.

    Many thanks for your feedback. You arrived on Thursday, the hot tub was freshly filled and water quality and chemical levels were optimum. The hot tub was checked on the Friday of your stay and treated accordingly. As you left on Sunday morning it was not considered necessary to make another check of the hot tub on Saturday. We do ask that guests get in contact if they are unhappy with the water quality and we had no communication from you re water quality at any time. What was the issue that you had please so that we can improve our service for guests going forward? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2024

  • "Cottage is well presented, well equipped and living spaces plenty big enough for 8 people……amazing to have such a fresh and clean cottage which is dog friendly."

    Lovely touches eg fresh oj and milk in the fridge, coffee beans, tea etc to facilitate a nice cuppa on arrival…also, fresh flowering plants a great addition. Loved the location, and owners immediate response when a minor hiccup presented itself. Only one comment on the flip….size of twin room only really suitable for children, but that said, would return ….thank you!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely long weekend at the gully."

    This is our second stay at this accommodation and it feels like a home from home. We really enjoyed the hot tub, games room and social living area. The kitchen has everything you need. We will definitely be returning again in the future.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Nov 2023

  • "What an amazing property."

    We loved every part of it. The communication with the owners was fantastic. We had an issue with the heating, so the owners had a solution and solved the problem. The hot tub was a hot with the whole family.

    Reviewed by Sioban5.0Nov 2023

  • "A good looking property but a number of issues faced at the property, no hot water, no central heating, no under floor heating, towel rails not working."

    First night meant having cold showers. hot water was fixed next day but then dipped again towards end of stay. Plumbers came round to try and fix heating and radiators but were not successful. Flies in kitchen, plates and pans not left clean on arrival and crumbs in cutlery tray. Not great signal with TV and remote control. Games room doesn't have a table tennis table (as shown in photos). No tumble dryer or washing machine with dry option was available and towel rails not working made difficult to dry towels and clothes. One electric towel rail was provided to dry clothes, which had to be cleaned first as it was filthy with mud and dust. The hot tub could do with a proper clean and with an interim mid week clean during a week stay.

    Just to clarify that as soon as we were alerted to an issue with the heating and the hot water we had a plumber arrive within a few hours. The plumber thought that he had fixed the issue and we checked with the guests the following morning and were assured that everything seemed to be working. Confusingly the information we were given was not correct and as soon a s we realised this we again had a plumber out to the property very rapidly. Very unfortunately the issues with the heating were ongoing and we did everything we could to mitigate the inconvenience. The towel rail was my own and I did not realise that it was so filthy!It is very clear in the listing that we have provided a washing machine but not a tumble dryer. The hot tubs get regular checks throughout the guests stay. We can only apologise that there was a dead fly in the countryside and will look in to ways of stopping all flies in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zubair1.9Oct 2023

  • "An excellent property, large, comfortable and ideal for a group of friends."

    It was well equipped. On the slight downside, we all found the beds far too soft but this, of course, might be personal preference. There was nowhere in the showers to put soap, shampoo, etc except on the floor which is less than ideal for anyone, but particularly for older people, and the heated towel rails were NOT heated. All the rooms were warm, however, so the heating was obviously working.

    After your feedback we have placed shelves in the showers for soaps and shampoos etc. The towel rails are working after a visit from a plumber! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Priscilla4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property and owners."

    Great to be able to take thee generations and the dog. Beautifully decorated and furnished. Very well equipped kitchen. En-suites and walk in wardrobes make getting up and out so much easier. The location is lovely too

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Gully is lovely!"

    The kitchen & games room are well equipped & the spacious open plan living room area opening up onto the garden is ideal. The hot tub was great! The only suggestion I have would be to add a grab rail by the toilet & in the shower of the wet room off the ground floor bedroom. We stayed with my mother who has mobility issues & she felt this would help her feel a little safer. Everything else was spot on. We will certainly consider another holiday at The Gully.

    Reviewed by Kate4.4Aug 2023

  • "On arrival we were happy with the accommodation how ever we were able ..."

    On arrival we were happy with the accommodation how ever we were able disappointed when the hot tub wasn't hot on arrival and when we was playing pool there wasn't any chalk and hardly any soap in the bathrooms it was a lovley stay and we all enjoyed ourselves only a few little things thank you for letting us stay

    Thank you for your feedback. We take hygiene very seriously with regards to the hot tubs and as such the hot tub is fully drained at the end of every guests’ stay and then refilled with fresh water. This does mean that the hot tub is not always up to full temperature on the Friday evening but is by the Saturday morning. I will refresh the chalks for the pool table and make sure that all of the soap dispensers are full to the top. We are very glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay and hope that you might consider a trip to beautiful Dorset again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tanya4.1Aug 2023

  • "We had a great stay at the Gully and everything was as described."

    We loved the fact that we could cook and relax in one big room with comfortable seating for ev

    Reviewed by Horace5.0Jul 2023

  • "We spent a fab week with family celebrating my hubby's 70th."

    There was plenty of space and the games room was a big hit. The kitchen was well equipped with everything needed. A welcome pack including milk was very useful. The garden is large, private and totally enclosed which made it safe for children. We didn't have a dog with us but the garden would have been ideal I'm sure if we had. It was very warm during our stay but by keeping the large back patio doors open, the cooler air reached the upstairs. The owners are on hand but not intrusive. It was a most lovely week's stay.

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful stay here with our family and 2 dogs."

    Garden fully enclosed so no worry with the dogs escaping. Met the owners who were lovely. Hot tub and games room massive hit. Perfect being open plan so no one felt excluded. Having 3 out of the 4 bedrooms en-suite suited the different family groups. A beautiful home. Can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0May 2023

  • "We all had an amazing time at the gully."

    The photos did not do the property justice and looked even better once we were there. Loved the games room (now with a pool table) and the lovely jacuzzi. It is one of the only places we could find that was dog friendly and allowed 3 well behaved dogs with a good sized enclosed garden for them all to enjoy. We will definitely be considering another stay here. Thanks again. Michael, Amy, Stuart, Jules and the puppies Betty, Bella and Boo :)

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "Amazing property."

    Perfect for a group with great facilities and space. Thank you

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    The photos do not do it justice. Lovely spacious accommodation. Comfortable seating and sleeping. Really enjoyed our stay here, would recommend to anyone and would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    The Gully was superb it had everything we needed and made the holiday a memorable time. The beds very very comfortable all my family have commented on how well they all slept. The garden being so big gave the three dogs a great time to. Would recommend The Gully 100%.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2023

  • "The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Perfect. So many thoughtful touches. It was the perfect family accommodation. Would love to go again.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very attractive and comfortable property in a peaceful part of Dorset."

    Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic property, it exceeded our expectations."

    Had a wonderful time, very impressed. One issue was the shower drainage in the downstairs bedroom. The floor was awash every time, wouldn't drain away properly. This was clearly not a new problem as the door had black marks on the bottom and the laminate layers were coming away so obviously frequently wet. Also resulted in an unpleasant smell. The other feedback we would give having stayed in many holiday lets would be a welcome pack, with all information in one place.There were laminates and notes dotted around, but all gathered together, along with some useful information (eg local dr, nearby shops, pubs etc) would be a nicer touch.

    Thank you for the feedback re the downstairs shower drainage. I can assure you that this has not been an ongoing issue, I will look into this now. There is a handbook in the hallway with all of the information that you mentioned in it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsten4.4Jan 2023

  • "Wonderful property to celebrate the New Year with friends."

    Great facilities, well appointed and spacious. Hot tub was a real treat after a day of walking with the dogs.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Dec 2022

  • "We were overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness and attention to detail that had gone into welcoming us to this house at Christmas and the hosts were kindness and helpfulness personified."

    From the Christmas tree soap dispensers, to the decorated tree and Christmas lights everywhere, it was a a joy and the children loved it too. The house was warm and clean (although we had a bit of trouble regulating the heating upstairs). Beds were comfy, kitchen was well equipped and we liked the coffee maker that could be set to come on at a specific time - morning coffee was great! A big thanks you from us all.

    Reviewed by Suzy5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful 4 night break at the Gully for our friend’s big birthday."

    Everything was perfect. Couldn’t have asked for more :)

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful property!"

    We had the best wholesome weekend in front of the log fire, using the hot tub and the pup loved running around the big garden! The house was spotless and was available for an earlier check in than expected which meant we got a few extra hours in this beautiful house. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Stayed here to celebrate a 60th - grandparents, parents and grandchildren under one roof with 2 (well behaved) dogs."

    We all had a fabulous time! House was stunning in and out. Accessed via a private electric gate. Everything room was immaculate and tastefully decorated. Peaceful and quiet. Plenty of off road parking. Could not fault our weekend away, other then we wished we stayed longer. The games room, the open plan kitchen diner, all the guest rooms and bathrooms were faultless, even the grand entrance hall and well equipped kitchen all had their own charms. Heated floors throughout which felt like they never turned off. The hot tub was a family favourite also. Without hesitation, we would stay here again. We was in the best of hands. Was great to spend time with family. We had a wonderful time and the owners have invested a lot Of time and thought into this property to make it the beautiful charm it is. Thank you for having us and we hope to see you again.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fabulous property, perfect for the larger party or as in our case, two families."

    The hot tub was a lovely bonus. Location was perfect for walking and exploring Somerset or Dorset with the Jurassic coast being under and hour away. Two super pubs 20 minutes walk away. The property was spotlessly clean with everything you would ever need.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here in October 2022."

    We can’t fault the accommodation it was perfect. Would happily revisit.

    Reviewed by Joss5.0Oct 2022

  • "Just returned from the most amazing week at The Gulley!"

    From the minute we arrived it felt like home. The beautiful flowers, cake, honey, juice & milk added to the welcoming feel. The way the home has been furnished and kitted out is amazing. All equipment is very high-end and carefully thought out. We cooked and ate in every night, and I can honestly say there was nothing we didn't have in the fully equipped kitchen. The beds were super comfy and the luxury of us all having an en-suite bathroom was a massive plus - no queuing for the bathroom in the morning! The weather was great and we explored many places including Cheddar Gorge, Lyme Regis, Durdle Door & Lulworth. Had a great day in Swanage and enjoyed the steam train ride to Corfe Castle. Coming back to relax in the hot-tub was the highlight of the day and a wonderful addition to this beautiful home and many a game was played on the pool table in the evenings. Had some great walks along the river and the walk across the field with the friendly cows to the Rose & Crown pub in Trent was great and comes highly recommended! All in all this is by far the best holiday home we have stayed in and will definitely be back. Rob & Sarah are lovely hosts and have a place to be proud of!

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Gully was the perfect place for our party of 4 couples."

    The place was spotless, tastefully decorated and had everything we required. The extra touch of milk, orange juice and cake on arrival were very much appreciated. The hot tub in the garden was maintained and checked regularly throughout our stay too.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Oct 2022

  • "Modern, well designed property."

    Fantastic kitchen for a big group. Bedrooms were comfortable and good size. Location is good with lots within driving distance and a couple of pubs walkable. Great stay.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Aug 2022

  • "We have just returned from a week at ‘The Gully’ it is simply stunning, the photos don’t do it justice, large, spacious and beautifully decorated."

    Every detail was considered resulting in a wonderful weeks stay for five adults, one child and two dogs. We recommend a visit to Sherbourne town, Yeovil Country Park, Hams Hill and Haynes Motor Museum. The facilities at the property are great! The hot tub was used daily along with the pool table which isn’t shown in the photos. The games room is well equipped with books and board games. There’s also a BBQ - which isn’t shown. There are three friendly sheep in the paddock directly next to the house, this wasn’t an issue for us but maybe worth discussing with the owners pre booking if you have a reactive dog. There are two local walks but otherwise the roads and narrow and fast so a car is needed to get out and about, everything is close including supermarkets if needed. We stayed in the hottest week of the year. The two upstairs rooms were very hot but fans were provided. The owners Sarah and Rob are super friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble! We can’t fault our stay and would love to return, especially in the winter to take advantage of the the huge log burner!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2022

  • "What an amazing place."

    Beautiful location, the house was stunning, clean, great size and perfect for us. We went with 8 adults and 3 dogs. The dogs loved it and had loads of space the play around. The owners were great and helped us whenever needed. The weather was good, overcast but that did not stop us enjoying the garden and hot tub. Great attention to details, everything you think you would need, this place has and more. We well overpacked as everything we needed was already there. Bedrooms were very spacious and and the shower/bath/wet rooms were phenomenal. Would strongly recommend taking a walk to King Alfred's Tower if you like walking. Beautiful scenery, great walk and perfect for dogs too. We spent a few days in Weymouth too which was great too. There are shops a short drive away and the local farm shop was great. Thank you to Rob & Sarah for having us! We will defiantly be looking to come back soon.

    Reviewed by Jonathon5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely holiday accommodation, my family felt instantly relax and had a great time."

    The place came with everything needed to support a family staying away. I would highly recommend staying there. :)

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jul 2022

  • "What a amazing place we couldn’t fault it at all , Everything was perfect so roomy with 7 of us and two dogs we were spoilt for room ."

    Attention to detail second to none , we were lucky as had the scorching hot weather but that was just a bonus as if it was raining it would still of been lovely . the games room and the hot tub kept the kids happy and the massive garden kept the dogs happy and to top it all Sarah and rob even went to the trouble of leaving a present and card on the door step for my husbands 50 th birthday . we would definitely stay there again the whole place was perfect we didn’t want to leave, thanks for making it pleasurable Marie x

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely week away at The Gully We would"

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was amazing, only thing was albeit wasn’t really hot the house was very stuffy at night and the constant noise of the work vehicle in the early hours was a little disturbance."

    With all the said I would definitely book it again.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Jun 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay at The Gully."

    Extended family celebrating a milestone birthday and it was perfect. The owners were really friendly and helpful and went above and beyond to ensure we have a wonderful time. The property is a well thought out space, equipped to a high standard and it was a pleasure to stay there. The garden area is peaceful and conducive to entertaining or just chilling. Ideal for the four-legged family members also. Durdle Door and Lullworth Cove are in easy reach. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2022

  • "A stunningly beautiful, well-equipped property in a very peaceful setting."

    Having the games room, complete with pool table, was a real treat. We all had a wonderful break enjoying the local area, especially Sherborne with its castle, abbey, quaint streets and independent shops. The Green restaurant was particularly good.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous place to stay."

    Really well planned layout and tastefully furnished, plus lots of extras that aren't often seen in a rental provded by the friendly owners. Within easy reach of good places to visit.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2022

  • "We were blown away by The Gully."

    It is beautifully furnished, pure luxury yet so comfortable. We had an amazing weekend relaxing in the house and garden, especially enjoying the hot tub after a fun swingball tournament! We visited Sherborne Castle and gardens which we highly recommend if staying here and had a nice cream tea in the garden centre cafe attached. Look forward to a return visit!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic house brilliant for adults and groups."

    Would be great to have a few more bits for kids (stairgate, high chair etc..) but couldn’t fault the property, it’s beautiful.

    There is a cot and high chair available on request. We have taken on board your comment about a stair gate and will put one in the utility room! Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley4.7Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic property!"

    Definitely has that Wow feeling when you walk in. Apart from a couple of kitchen items that we recommended to the owner (we were the first Sykes let), everything was amazing. Lovely to have milk, orange juice, cake, cookies and Easter chocolates all waiting for us - what a treat! Luckily the owner was on hand when we arrived to open the first gate, as Sykes had only given us the key lockbox code for the house. Walked to the Rose & Crown for a pint a couple of times and really enjoyed being so close to fabulous countryside and places to visit. Beautiful furnishings and hot tub. We prefer a hard bed, but that’s a personal thing and no reflection on this amazing property.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Apr 2022

  • "Just returned from a fabulous week in The Gully."

    Seven adults and one dog had a lovely time relaxing, walking and reconnecting as a family. We spent an afternoon in Weymouth, a couple of hours fossil hunting in Charmouth, visited Sherbourne Abbey and quite a few pubs! The property itself was immaculate, stylish yet very comfortable and large enough for three generations to do their own thing (fast wifi too). We are hoping to return in the Autumn.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Apr 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite wet room shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Games room with pool table
  • Airsource underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Cot and High chair
  • Electric double oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Coal BBQ: no coal provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • Large garden with patio, lawn, seating, hot tub and access to orchard
  • Three-well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 1 mile

The property

Enjoying a beautiful location within landscaped gardens and easy access to the local amenities, The Gully makes for a wonderful pet-friendly dwelling for a group or family of eight, plus their three canine companions who are looking to embark on their next adventure to Somerset.

Parking up on the large driveway with off-road parking for six cars, before stepping into the stunning hallway to remove any coats and shoes after your journey.

This property has been built with disabled-friendly in mind, so there is also ramp and wide door access into the barn conversion.

To your right you will find a handy utility room which houses a washing machine, perfect for keeping your holiday wardrobe fresh!

Be welcomed into the generous kitchen/diner, where the budding chef of the group will have all they need to whip up culinary delights, including an electric double oven, fridge, freezer and microwave, along with a handy dishwasher making cleaning up a breeze!

Settle down to savour a delicious meal at the dining table for eight as the woodburning stove crackles nearby, or if the weather is nice, why not dine alfresco out in the large garden, followed by a walk through the ground’s orchard or indulgent dip in the hot tub.

Continuing through the ground floor, you will find two well-appointed bedrooms, a king-size with access to the gardens and a disabled-friendly wet room and a twin with single sofa bed, along with a cloakroom.

Climb the stairs up to the mezzanine landing with large, glazed frontage, where on the first floor you will discover two additional bedrooms, two king-size, one with en-suite shower room, the other with en-suite bathroom, ensuring privacy for all guests.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1070465, 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 £400.

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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