Candy Cottage

Located in Sherborne, Dorset

Candy Cottage is a self-contained wing of the owners' house is in the village of Thornford in Dorset and sleeps two people and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


Candy Cottage is a self-contained wing of the owners’ house, a former Sherborne Castle estate worker’s cottage, in the village of Thornford, just three miles from Sherborne in north west Dorset. The cottage sleeps two people and contains a double bedroom, a bathroom and an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with a woodburning stove. Outside the cottage is off road parking for one car. Set in beautiful surroundings, Candy Cottage is an ideal place for a romantic break in the Dorset countryside.

Property Details

Candy Cottage is located in Thornford, a small, attractive village about 3 miles from Sherborne. It is a self-contained wing of the owners home which dates back to 1640. Close to the open countryside, there are many walks to discover and thankfully a couple of those can be to the local shop and pub.

The accommodation at Candy Cottage comprises an open plan living area with the centrepiece being an inglenook fireplace containing a wood-burning stove. There is a Freeview TV, DVD player and a library of books and games. The kitchen has an electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave and fridge. There is a dining area with a table and chairs for two. Up steep, twisting, cottage stairs to the double bedroom. There is also a luxury bathroom with a free-standing roll-top bath, shower cubicle, basin and toilet.

There is roadside parking for 2 cars and the cottage accepts one well-behaved pet. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • Night storage heaters in the sitting room and bedroom, underfloor heating in the bathroom with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, Wi-Fi, DVD, selection of books and games
  • Power and starter pack for stove included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Roadside parking available for 2 cars
  • Off-road parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: Steep twisting cottage stairs, may be unsuitable for the infirm
  • Note: property does not contain a garden


Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
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Area Details


Sherborne is a pretty, historic market town in Dorset. It is on the edge of the Blackmore Vale which commands the most spectacular views. Full of ancient and beautiful buildings, Sherbourne Abbey, and two Castles, there is always something to see. The town itself has a great selection of independent and unique shops. There is a good choice of friendly cafes and restaurants in the town. Sherbourne hosts "Pack Monday" every Monday in October. This closes off four of Sherborne's streets and fills them with food stalls and local traders while on the edge of town is a funfair.

Sir Walter Raleigh built Sherborne Castle and Gardens, a stunning castle in stunning surroundings. There are 42 acres of gardens and a 50 acre lake, the gardens themselves are now Grade I listed. The Castle holds a variety of events throughout the year including firework extravaganza, country fairs, classic car rallies, and even wine fairs. Sherborne Abbey is today one of England's most beautiful parish churches. Visitors come for many reasons, some the music, some the bells with the heaviest peal of eight bells in the world. Most visit for the amazing architecture including the amazing fan-vaulted ceiling. Sherborne has another castle, this time lying in ruin, but with fascinating history and great views over the surrounding villages.

Visit the 15th Century Almshouse or go fossil hunting in the Jurassic cliff faces of Quarr Nature Reserve. The Fleet Air Museum and Haynes Motor Museum are a short drive away. Minterne Gardens is stunning, explore these beautiful, tranquil settings and relax with refreshments in the cafe.

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