Located in Sherborne, Dorset
Spacious barn conversion property situated in the Dorset countryside, with shared access to expansive grounds, a children's play area and a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool.
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: 1
This property enjoys a quiet location in rural mid-Dorset surrounded by beautiful countryside. The towns of Sherborne and Dorchester are both within easy reach of the property, both of which have plenty to offer day-trippers, including Sherborne’s two castles and imposing Abbey, and Dorchester’s numerous unusual museums. Just thirty miles south of the property lies the sheltered horseshoe-shaped bay of Lulworth Cove, and a short distance around the coast, the iconic Durdle Door. Or perhaps you would prefer the large sweeping beach at West Bay, recognisable to many as the location for the TV series Broadchurch.
Guests enter this delightful barn conversion property directly into the spacious open-plan lounge/diner with its two deep sofas which are gathered around the warming wood burner, Smart TV, and DVD. The dining area is set off to one side, beyond which an archway leads through to the kitchen which is well-equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. Also on the ground floor is a handy cloakroom with a WC. Stairs lead from the living space to the first-floor accommodation where there are three bedrooms. The first of these is a double room which benefits from an en-suite bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC, as well as doors that open onto a Juliette balcony. The second bedroom is a twin room, whilst the third has a single bed with an additional pull-out bed. The bathroom, also located on the first floor, offers a shower-over-bath and WC. Outside, the property has a private patio with garden furniture, which makes a lovely quiet space to sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
Guests also have full use of the spacious shared grounds, which include two pretty lakes, and a children’s play area with a slide and climbing frame. The fantastic indoor heated swimming pool is open to all guests from 8.30 am -8 pm each day, although times may vary, as it is sometimes this booked for private use. (There is an up-to-date timetable provided onsite). There is ample parking facilities.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
- Far away from the hustle and bustle, tucked away in the beautiful rural Dorset countryside
- Explore the expansive grounds on-site with two lakes which are home to herons, kingfishers and swans
- Access to a network of footpaths from the doorstep and just thirty miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast
- 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single with additional pull out bed
- Bathroom with shower over bath, and WC
- En suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC to the double room
- Smart TV/DVD Wi-Fi available
- Wood burner with the first basket of logs provided (extra logs can be purchased onsite at 5 per basket
- Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
- Electric and central heating included
- 1 dog welcome, dogs are politely requested to be kept under control on leads when out in the shared grounds
- Indoor heated pool
- Pub and shop 0
- 5 miles, beach 30 miles
- Arrival 3pm
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.