The Old Stable
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
The Old Stable is a charming, 19th-century stable conversion in Sherborne, Dorset can sleep up to three people in two bedrooms and is pet-friendly.
- Sleeps: 3
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 1
This charming, quirky cottage has been converted from a 19th-century stable, tucked away behind the owner’s period coach house, in Sherborne’s attractive conservation area in Dorset. Comfortable and compact, this cosy Sherborne cottage provides couples and small families with a convenient town centre base, within easy reach of the delights of Dors
The Old Stable is a 19th-century stable located in the attractive conservation area of Sherborne. Tucked away behind the owner's house it provides an excellent base in which to explore the area. Sherborne itself offers many quaint shops as well as a number of restaurants, pubs and cafes which can be walked to from the cottage.
The accommodation at The Old Stable is mostly on the ground floor and comprises of an open plan living area with Freeview TV, DVD player, WiFi and a selection of books. The kitchen has an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge and there is a dining area with seating for four. There is a single bedroom on the ground floor and a bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet.
The mezzanine bedroom is located up some open treaded stairs which may be unsuitable for the less mobile. The room is arranged as a double but does have areas of restricted head height but is very quaint.
Outside there is a sheltered patio. Please note there is an unfenced pond next to the patio so children will need to be supervised. The Old Stable is pet friendly accepting one well-behaved dog. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
- Electric storage radiators and wall-mounted convector heaters
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books
- Fuel and power included in rent
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Off-road parking for 1 car in the garage
- Front private patio with furniture
- One well-behaved dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 10 mins walk
- Note: Unfenced pond next to the patio, children to be supervised
- Note: The mezzanine bedroom has restricted head height and a steep, open tread staircase, which may not be suitable for the less mobile
- Note: Cottage accessed via the owner's patio area with 6 stone steps from parking to patio and front door
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.