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Old Orchard Cottage

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Goathill, near Sherborne, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
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Original features enhance this early 19th century lakeside cottage with views across the lake from the cottage garden.

Dating back to the turn of the 19th century, this charming lakeside holiday cottage adjoins the owners’ farmhouse and is set amidst 300 acres of picturesque working farmland and countryside. Well-equipped to the E.T.C. ‘4 Star’ standard, it retains many original features such as an inglenook fireplace, with bread oven, and exposed beams, and boasts a cottage garden with lovely views across the lake, home to a variety of birds. Historic Sherborne, 4 miles, has two castles and interesting antique and book shops. Tennis, riding, golf and sailing locally. Shops and good pubs 1 mile.

Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace and modern fitted kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom with TV. Twin bedroom with additional bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

Wood-burning stove – logs included. Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Two TVs (one Freeview). DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Coffee machine. Wi-fi. Payphone. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river and lake in garden.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Telephone
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2018
    We had a fabulous stay at the Cottage, taking advantage of the walking routes provided which took us all around the Castle Estate. There was so much more to see than we had time for so we will definitely be back. The house was exquisitely appointed and meticulously clean. The beds were comfortable and our hostess informative and friendly. A true delight.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/05/2018
    We had an amazing stay at the cottage. Beautiful views, surrounded by cows and sheep and great location. The only down side was the WiFi was bad and we found it hard to organise day trips out as the connections was awful and we had to wait to be out to receive 4G ... Next time note to one self be more organised. We would definitely return to the cottage again as it was beautiful and met all other requirements.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/04/2018
    The cottage is situated in the most beautiful setting, we couldn’t have been happier with the surroundings, so peaceful and tranquil, if you want to get away from hustle and bustle then this is the place to go, stunning! The interior of the cottage was gorgeous and had everything we needed, the one thing which would have been an added bonus would be an extra toilet, there were 5 of us and sometimes a bit of leg crossing was required! 😂😂 I would highly recommend this a fantastic to stay at, the owner was friendly but unobtrusive, we watched the cattle come in for milking and got several visits every day form their pet dogs, who were very friendly! On overall fabulous experience

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/02/2018
    Charming well appointed Cottage in a lovely location - out of the way but within easy reach of lots of places of interest. Very quiet and relaxing. The Owner is lovely and after showing us round just left us to it. The cottage is a great mix of old and new - Beautifully decorated, retaining lots of original features but with up to date fixtures and features - New Kitchen, bathroom etc plus WiFi, Freeview, wireless entertainment system etc. One of the best features for us (February) was the large log burner - absolutely great! We would definitely stay again. My only slight critisism would be a couple of the gates were hard to open and had to be lifted, my wife couldn't lift the large gate, not a major issue but it would make a difference.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/02/2018
    Old Orchard Cottage was really wonderful. I cannot recommend it enough. The property is very well presented all round, with a lovely cosy fireplace & everything you could need. The area was a bit lacking for things to do off season, but it was still very picturesque and relaxing.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/12/2017
    Lovely cottage, very clean, cosy and very well equipped. We went in November so the log burner was lovely to come back to after being out in the cold during the day. Monkey world, Wookey Hole and stone henge all around an hour away and made for lovely days out. All in all a lovely holiday. Thank you so much

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/10/2017
    Lovely cottage everything we needed and would highly recommend

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    The cottage is lovely, very well equipped, clean and comfortable. Alexa the host is very friendly, and it provided us with a peaceful holiday away from London.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2017
    Lovely homely cottage with everything you need and friendly owner. We had a very relaxing break.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/07/2017
    Wonderful peaceful location. Everything you could want. We will definitely go back.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2017
    Beautiful cottage...even better than in the photos. Very peaceful location, lovely lake, plenty of wildlife.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/06/2017
    Perfect for a relaxing out of the rat-race vacation but just near enough to a variety of interesting venues etc

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