The Donkey Shed

Located in Sherborne, Dorset

The Donkey Shed is a detached property on the outskirts of Sherborne and houses three bedrooms, sleeping up to six people.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


The Donkey Shed is a detached property resting on the outskirts of Sherborne. It houses three bedrooms, comprising of a ground-floor double bedroom, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom. There is a family bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC, in addition to a ground-floor shower room with a walk-in shower, basin and WC. Completing the interior is an open-plan living room with a kitchen area, a dining area and a sitting area. Outside, you will find off-road parking and a garden area with seating. The Donkey Shed is a memorable stay in Dorest.

Property Details

The Donkey Shed lies in the small village of Alweston located on the outskirts of the market town of Sherborne. The open plan living area is perfect to keep things social and the bi-fold doors leading to the patio area the perfect place to eat in the warmer months while enjoying the countryside views. Sherborne offers a good variety of shops, cafes, coffee shops and restaurants as well as two castles, the 8th century Abbey, various festivals throughout the year and a museum. The countryside is stunning and you are only 3 miles away from the designated Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty although you will be very hard pushed to work out where it starts and ends as it is all stunning. The county town of Dorchester can be reached in about 25 minutes and offers more eating choices and no fewer than 6 museums, the World Heritage Jurassic Coast is just 26 miles away.

The accommodation at The Donkey Shed comprises a large open-plan living area with comfy sofas, TV, DVD player and WiFi-enabled throughout. The dining area comfortably seats six and the kitchen is equipped with an induction hob and oven, microwave fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There are a ground floor double bedroom and a ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and toilet. There are two further bedrooms on the first floor arranged as a double and a twin. The family bathroom has a bath with a shower over, basin and toilet.

Outside is a fenced garden complete with a patio area and furniture. There is a large, private off-road parking area behind a gated entrance. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • Oil central heating and electric fireplace
  • Dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, induction hob, oven, TV with DVD player and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Large, private off-road parking behind a gated entrance
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Garden with patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop within 3 miles


Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Washing machine



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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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