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The Old Stables

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Leigh, Sherborne
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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, this converted listed barn is 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. It offers an excellent holiday base to explore north west Dorset and south Somerset. it has been renovated to a high standard with exposed beams, is tastefully furnished, and has use of a communal games room with a snooker table, table football and darts. 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 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 convector heaters and NSH included
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • Additional TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, furniture and countryside views
  • 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

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  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/09/2016
    With far reaching views of open countryside this spacious well appointed cottage was perfect for our family get together.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2016
    Beautifully converted stables, a lovely big house to accommodate big groups. Everything was very comfortable. There are super views from the garden. We really enjoyed being shown around the farm by the owner. Would definitely recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2016
    We've just come back from a very relaxing beach at The Old Stables. The house is lovely, plenty of seating for everyone, nice outdoor space and the kids (9 and 11) loved the games room! We also enjoyed the tour of the farm. The location is good, within easy reach of local amenities and less than 1 hour to some beautiful Dorset beaches and hot-spots. Highly recommend, good value and we're already talking about going back again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2016
    Fantastic holiday loads of space for 7 adults ranging from 18 to 77. Plenty of parking lovely surroundings. Layout ideal for anyone with limited mobility. Kitchen was beautifully appointed. Excellent shower.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/04/2016
    The cottage is superb; extremely well equipped and everything was in perfect working order and clean. Church Farm is beautifully situated, surrounded by fields, near the church in the heart of the village. The owner is very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The lounge and kitchen are big, ideal for two families or one large group. The area is great for dog owners. We will definitely be back and recommend the cottage to everyone for a superb holiday.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/03/2016
    Had a great week in Leigh. The Old Stables was amazing, from friendly owner to great accommodation which was just right for the family - 6 adults, a toddler and a baby. It was exactly right for us. The weather was cold and dry but it didn't stop us exploring - Sherborne, Dorchester, Weymouth and the Sealife Centre, Lulworth and Monkey World and a nice walk around the village itself. Had a good meal out at Chetnole but catered for ourselves most of the week. Would positively recommend this accommodation.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/10/2015
    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

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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