Mallows Byre

Located in Sherborne, Dorset

The ideal spot for a relaxing break, this spacious converted barn is detached and has a spacious enclosed garden with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


Set in a tranquil village location, this stylish former barn offers views over surrounding fields, spacious rooms and an abundance of charm. The picturesque village of Yetminster has a pub, coffee shop and general store and is surrounded by open countryside, making it the ideal spot for walkers and nature lovers alike. A wide choice of pretty towns, villages and beaches are accessible from here by car or train, including the market town of Sherborne, which offers a great selection of artisan cafes, boutique shops and restaurants. The train station in the village links to Bath and Weymouth. Heading south from the barn is the stunning Jurassic Coastline, which provides the ideal backdrop for all manner of outdoor pursuits, or take a trip into Somerset in the North, with its many attractions such as The Haynes Motor Museum, Ham Hill and Montacute House.

Having taken the short stroll from the roadside parking area to the property, you are met by a bright and airy kitchen with an adjacent utility room housing a freezer and washing machine. The stylish kitchen area is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. An archway and 2 steps up lead to the lounge/diner, with doors leading into the garden, electric effect wood burner fire and a Smart TV, this is the ideal place to relax after a day spent exploring. From here there are 2 steps up to a twin bedroom with a TV and a shower room opposite, with double shower and WC. Rising from the lounge/diner is a staircase, giving access to a beautiful king-size bedroom with stunning views and an open-plan bathroom, complete with a freestanding bath and WC.

Venturing outside you will find a generous private enclosed garden with a wooden gazebo with seating, as well as a decked area, garden furniture and BBQ. Located directly outside of the kitchen and lounge, it’s the perfect spot for enjoying a meal outdoors, whilst taking in the beautiful views over the open countryside. There is also an outside tap for muddy paws and boots. Roadside parking nearby for several cars subject to availability.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.


  • Idyllic country retreat with a spacious private garden hidden away in a rural village
  • Tranquil location with stunning views over rolling countryside and lots of wildlife to spot
  • Enjoy a walk along one of the many beautiful routes through the surrounding area
  • 2 bedrooms 1 king-size with en suite bathroom on the first floor; 1 twin on the ground floor
  • 2 bathrooms 1 en suite bathroom with freestanding bath and WC on the first floor; 1 shower room with large shower and WC on the ground floor
  • Kitchen electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility room with freezer and washing machine
  • Smart TV in the lounge; TV in both bedrooms
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample roadside parking on the village lane (subject to availability)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome, 2 dogs by arrangement
  • Outdoor tap and hose for muddy boots and paws
  • Beach 20 miles, shop, coffee shop and pub within walking distance
  • BBQ is available


Cot Available
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bedroom
Family friendly
Great View
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub



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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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