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The Old Stable

Sherborne, Dorset (Ref. 907002)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice base for exploring Dorset."

    Great position near town. Cottage a bit tired in decor and fixtures and fittings. Could do with a light near the outside steps as it was a bit precarious in the dark.

    Reviewed by CandidaOct 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, tucked behind the owner's house, away from road noise but perfectly placed for the town centre, Waitrose, station, abbey and everything else Sherborne has to offer."

    The steps up to the mezzanine bedroom are steep - not a problem for us - and headroom is a bit limited but so cosy up there. The single bedroom was charmingly furnished, the bathroom small but more than adequate. The living space was warm, well-equipped and comfortable with practical wooden floors throughout. An ideal place for exploring the area, and for walkers and dog owners. There was also a nice patio area outside but we didn't use it as it was February and Storm Ciara was raging - it must be delightful in the summertime.

    Reviewed by RosalindFeb 2020

  • "Sherborne is a really lovely town with great walks in the surrounding countryside and a brilliant high street."

    The cottage was really easy to get to from the station and close by to the high street. We had a really lovely cosy stay in the cottage with our little terrier.

    Reviewed by AmandaDec 2019

  • "I am currently waiting for a partial refund as the property was deeply disappointing, the outside was overgrown and needed a good clean up and the inside was not up to renting standards."

    It was not what I paid for.

    Reviewed by PhillipaAug 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean, warm and well lit - the latter is important if you want to read."

    The TV and DVD player were easy to use! It was lovely and quiet and within easy reach of the town centre and supermarkets. A toaster and a decent can opener would have been welcome!

    Reviewed by DianeDec 2018

  • "Spent a very happy week here."

    Fairly basic, but clean and comfortable, everything in good working order. Owner friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2018

  • "Overall our stay in the old stable was comfortable."

    I was a little disappointed there was no washer as I like to keep on top of the laundry but it wasn’t a real problem. I was,however, disappointed with the outdoor space. It was very overgrown and unkempt and you had to navigate around the large tree which was growing directly outside the door. I was happy with the small courtyard space I saw depicted on the advert but seeing it all overgrown was quite disappointing- I would choose alternative accommodation next time

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "In need of tlc No welcome anything - not even loo roll!"

    Saw no one so Sykes really didn’t add anything...

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at this cottage."

    Parking a real bonus. Very private and a lovely host. Fresh flowers on table when we arrived and the cleaner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by KellyAug 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with stable door to patio.
  • Electric storage radiators and wall-mounted convector heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car in garage
  • Front private patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Unfenced pond next to patio, children to be supervised
  • Note: Mezzanine bedroom has restricted head height and steep, open tread staircase, may not be suitable for the less mobile
  • Note: Cottage accessed via the owner's patio area with 6 stone steps from parking to patio and front door

The property

This charming, quirky cottage has been converted from a 19th century stable, tucked away behind the owner’s period coach house, in Sherborne’s attractive conservation area in Dorset.

Comfortable and compact, this cosy Sherborne cottage provides couples and small families with a convenient town centre base, within easy reach of the delights of Dorset.

Open tread stairs take you up to a mezzanine double bedroom, nestled in the eaves of this Sherborne cottage, while downstairs you will find a pretty single bedroom and a shower room.

This Sherborne cottage offers a social open plan living area where you will find a cosy, well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area.

The stable doors of this Sherborne holiday cottage open out onto a sheltered patio, raised above the owner's garden area.

This provides a pretty, quiet place to soak up the sun with a refreshing drink, while you plan the days’ adventures.

A gentle stroll from this Sherborne cottage takes you into the historic town centre.

Enjoy browsing the town’s wealth of interesting shops, treat yourselves to a meal in one of the many quality restaurants or visit the ancient abbey and nearby castles.

Easy drives from this Sherborne cottage are the majestic house and gardens of Stourhead, historic Shaftesbury and Yeovilton's Fleet Air Arm Museum.

Alternatively, leave the car behind and take a train to the Georgian city of Bath or the regal town of Dorchester, the birth place of Thomas Hardy, or even venture to the seaside town of Weymouth.

A delightful Sherborne cottage, offering a tranquil town centre holiday base, perfect for discovering the wonders of Dorset.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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