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Church Farm - The Old Stables

Leigh, Sherborne Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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The Old Stables is a brilliant base for exploring the area. After a day out, retreat back here and enjoy the views.

In the quaint village of Leigh, just south of the picturesque abbey town of Sherborne in north west Dorset, these converted listed barns are set in an L-shape around a courtyard on one side and with lovely country views over Thomas Hardy’s famous Blackmoor Vale on the other. They offer an excellent holiday base to explore north west Dorset and south Somerset. They are all renovated to a high standard with exposed beams, are tastefully furnished, and have use of a communal games room with a snooker table, table football and darts. They can be booked individually or together so are ideal for family get togethers. Though set on the edge of an organic farm (but in a non working part), the owner would be delighted to show guests around the farm, which is only a short walk away from the cottages. There is also a small flock of sheep and chickens in the cider orchard close by. There is superb country walking on the doorstep, a village shop within walking distance, golf nearby, horse riding, and water activities such as fishing, yachting, boating, sailing and canoeing at Halstock Reservoir. Within easy driving one can visit the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum with its prototype of Concorde, the Haynes Motor Museum with its fascinating selection of vintage motor cars, and Montacute House and Gardens (one of the many historic houses in the area). To the north into south Somerset, spend days exploring Glastonbury with its famous and enchanting Tor, Wells cathedral city and Bishops Palace, the famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves, and the Georgian City of Bath with its delightful Roman baths, Pump Room, museums and of course shops and restaurants. Travel south and the spectacular World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach, with the popular seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, Bridport and Weymouth, all offer many attractions, sights and activities to enjoy, or more locally Sherborne Abbey and Castle (5 miles) and Dorchester market town (12 miles) are not too far. Shop 400 yards, pub 1 mile.

Large, beamed living room. Large, beamed, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with electric range (for cooking), TV and tiled floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electric range included
  • Washer/dryer
  • Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, furniture and countryside views

  • Electric convector heaters and NSH included
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • Additional TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Barbecue table
  • Access to fields for dog walking
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Shared external games room with snooker table, table football and darts
  • No smoking
  • Wheelchair access

Note: The Old Dairy (DYR) and The Old Stables (DYS) can be booked together to sleep up to 14 people. Note: The Old Dairy (DYR) and The Old Stables (DYS) can be booked together to sleep up to 14 people.

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  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Gold AwardGold Award
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • WifiWifi
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-30
    Was a lovely stay. Very pleasant owners and the house was lovely. I would love to stay again. It has great views and everything we needed to have a great week xx

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-02
    It's in a gorgeous location the owner Chris was very friendly and helpful.I felt that it had been shut up for a while and needed a little dust and clean through before we arrived.bedding and towels were immaculate though.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-21
    A great place to stay especially if you are attending a function at the village hall. Loads of space for 8 adults and a toddler. The enclosed garden was a bonus. The views are fantastic, including the Milky Way at night. Staff friendly and helpful. Couldn't have been better! We'll certainly visit again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-11
    Stunning location with access to fields and a lovely lake (fenced off so no accidental access from animals or children). We loved sitting in the garden and looking out over the fields. Weymouth 45mins away and we found most places we wanted to visit around 45mins travelling. Friendly owner if you needed anything. We would definitely stay again. It was the first holiday for our toddler and I couldn't have asked for anything else. (Only reason for an 8 on equipment is we found the storage heaters difficult to regulate the temperature at night but that is probably our inexperience with them and the variable weather early Sept!)

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-11
    A really lovely property with plenty of space for 2 families with children. Beautiful rural and peaceful setting , would recommend. Enjoyed a tour of the farm by the owner- thank you!

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo

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