Humming Bird Cottage
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
Charming barn conversion property situated on the owner s farm around a courtyard in the Dorset countryside, enjoying expansive grounds with a children s play area and shared use of an indoor heating swimming pool.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 1
This property is located in the beautiful mid-Dorset countryside surrounded by far-reaching views. The rural location is perfect for those who enjoy country walks and a gate at the edge of the property’s extensive gardens leads directly onto a network of footpaths. One of the main draws of Dorset is the spectacular World Heritage Jurassic Coast and the beaches at Weymouth, West Bay, and Lulworth Cove are all located within thirty miles of the property, each offering their own unique seaside experience.
On arrival at this barn conversion property, guests first come to the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with its beamed ceiling, wood burner-effect electric fire, TV/DVD, comfy seating area and dining table seating four. The kitchen area occupies one corner of the room and is equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washer/dryer. The property has two bedrooms, the first of these being a double bedroom with a sumptuous four-poster bed and a door leading to the outside seating area. The second bedroom, meanwhile, is a cosy bunk room. The bathroom, located close to the bedrooms, offers a shower-over-bath and WC.
Outside, there is a private unenclosed garden with patioed seating and a lawn, for which the owners have provided garden furniture. Beyond this, there are extensive shared gardens for guests to enjoy, which include two lakes, and a children’s play area with a climbing frame, slide, and plenty of space for playing games. A wonderful addition to the property is the shared indoor heated swimming pool, which is open daily from 8.30 am -8 pm, although guests should be aware that this may sometimes be booked out for private use. (There is an up-to-date timetable provided onsite). There are ample parking facilities.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
- Rural retreat tucked away in a peaceful location with direct access to miles of country walks
- Private patio seating area and use of expansive grounds
- Stroll around the on-site lakes, home to an abundance of wildlife
- 2 bedrooms: 1 double four-poster bed and 1 bunk bedroom
- Bathroom with shower over bath, and WC
- TV/DVD Wi-Fi is available
- Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 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
- Cot and highchair available
- Indoor heated pool
- Pub and shop ½ miles, beach 30 miles
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.