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Sherborne

On the northern slopes of the beautiful Yeo Valley, surrounded by gorgeous green pastures and wooded hills, lies the town of Sherbourne.

Located in the North West of Dorset and on the border of Somerset, this charming town is one of England’s most picturesque. It’s the ideal destination for a family holiday, a getaway with friends or a romantic sojourn for couples, as it offers a wealth of historical attractions, child friendly activities and outdoor pursuits.

The town has a number of buildings of historical interest, and the golden coloured Sherbourne Abbey, built in 705 as a Saxon cathedral, is one of the biggest architectural attractions. Sherbourne Castle is an iconic building and there are actually two castles within the town. The ruins of the original castle, built in the 12th Century, are found in the grounds of the existing castle, and the ‘new’ castle, built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, is a popular destination for anyone wishing to immerse themselves in the history of the region, relax by the stunning lake or wander through the lovely gardens.

The Almshouse is also a town institution and this historic building, built between 1440-1445, is open to those who wish to view a well preserved triptych in the chapel, visit the original dining room and view traditional uniforms from several centuries ago. The Sherbourne Steam and water wheel and the Conduit are both important historical sites, and visitors who wish to learn more about these ancient structures and the rich heritage of the town can visit the Sherbourne Museum, located in a building once used as an almonry and gatehouse for the Benedictine Monastery.

Sherbourne offers plenty of activities for those who love being outdoors, and adults and children alike will enjoy exploring the spectacular surrounding valleys and countryside, as well as fishing or boating in the River Yeo.

Come and discover a small town with huge charm; search for Sherbourne holiday cottages and book an unforgettable Dorset getaway.
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  • Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    White Horse Farm - Badger’s

    Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 31204
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    An ideal retreat for a couple to enjoy the delights of Dorset, including museums, beaches and coastal walks.
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    In a great location in Dorset, White Horse Farm is situated in Middlemarsh, 6 miles south of the quaint, characterful abbey town of Sherborne, 12 miles north of the lovely country town of Dorchester and 4 miles from the small village of Cerne Abbas, with its famous Cerne Giant engraved on the hillside. White Horse Farm offers a lovely ambience for a holiday and a retreat to get away from it all. Set over 2 acres, the site has four single storey barn conversions (three for 2 people...

    White Horse Farm - The Willows
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    White Horse Farm - Toad Hall
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    White Horse Farm - Ratty’s
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    White Horse Farm - Moley’s
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    White Horse Farm - Otter’s Holt
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  • Ryme Intrinseca, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Ryme Intrinseca, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Barley Cottage

    Ryme Intrinseca, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 24897
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    An ideal location from which to explore the West Dorset World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, and the seaside resorts of Weymouth, West Bay and Bridport.
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    This lovely attached converted barn, in a courtyard setting near the Somerset/Dorset border, just west of the pretty abbey town of Sherborne, 5 miles, provides excellent holiday accommodation. An ideal location from which to explore the famous West Dorset World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, and the popular seaside resorts of Weymouth, 22 miles, West Bay and Bridport. Also visit the many delightful attractions in south Somerset such as Yeovilton Air Museum, Glastonbury Tor,...

  • Sherborne,
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    Compton

    Sherborne,

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    Ref: E3613
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Patson Hill holiday cottages are situated near Sherborne, enjoying superb far reaching views over beautiful rolling countryside
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    Patson Hill holiday cottages are situated near Sherborne, enjoying superb far reaching views over beautiful rolling countryside. Set in an idyllic rural location, this is a delightful setting for these attractively converted and very comfortable former barns. Sandford (ref E5340), Trent (ref E3612) and Compton (ref E3613) all feature very well-appointed interiors. The properties even have toys provided for children! The three properties lie on the owners’ working farm just 2 miles...

    Trent
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    Sandford
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  • Sherborne,
    Sherborne, ×

    Sandford

    Sherborne,

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    Ref: E5340
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Patson Hill holiday cottages are situated near Sherborne, enjoying superb far reaching views over beautiful rolling countryside
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    Patson Hill holiday cottages are situated near Sherborne, enjoying superb far reaching views over beautiful rolling countryside. Set in an idyllic rural location, this is a delightful setting for these attractively converted and very comfortable former barns. Sandford (ref E5340), Trent (ref E3612) and Compton (ref E3613) all feature very well-appointed interiors. The properties even have toys provided for children! The three properties lie on the owners’ working farm just 2 miles...

  • Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    White Horse Farm - Moley’s

    Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    1
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    Ref: 31203
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Explore the many museums within easy reach of this property, including Haynes Motor Museum and Keep Military Museum.
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    In a great location in Dorset, White Horse Farm is situated in Middlemarsh, 6 miles south of the quaint, characterful abbey town of Sherborne, 12 miles north of the lovely country town of Dorchester and 4 miles from the small village of Cerne Abbas, with its famous Cerne Giant engraved on the hillside. White Horse Farm offers a lovely ambience for a holiday and a retreat to get away from it all. Set over 2 acres, the site has four single storey barn conversions (three for 2 people...

    White Horse Farm - The Willows
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    White Horse Farm - Toad Hall
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    White Horse Farm - Ratty’s
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    White Horse Farm - Badger’s
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    White Horse Farm - Otter’s Holt
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  • Holnest, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Holnest, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Barleycorn

    Holnest, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 25879
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This single storey barn conversion for two is ideally placed for exploring historic houses and many attractions nearby.
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    Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, in rolling West Dorset countryside between the quaint historic abbey town of Sherborne and the market town of Dorchester, this spacious, single-storey barn conversion for two, with beams, is an ideal holiday location for lovely country walks, golf, and village pubs to wine and dine in, or for exploring many historic houses and attractions nearby and days out visiting the World Heritage Coast or Bath. Shop, pub and restaurant...

  • Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    White Horse Farm - Ratty’s

    Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    1
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    2
    Ref: 31202
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A cosy retreat for two, this property is a great base from which to explore the beautiful county of Dorset.
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    In a great location in Dorset, White Horse Farm is situated in Middlemarsh, 6 miles south of the quaint, characterful abbey town of Sherborne, 12 miles north of the lovely country town of Dorchester and 4 miles from the small village of Cerne Abbas, with its famous Cerne Giant engraved on the hillside. White Horse Farm offers a lovely ambience for a holiday and a retreat to get away from it all. Set over 2 acres, the site has four single storey barn conversions (three for 2 people...

    White Horse Farm - The Willows
    4
    3
    3
    White Horse Farm - Toad Hall
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    2
    White Horse Farm - Moley’s
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    White Horse Farm - Badger’s
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    White Horse Farm - Otter’s Holt
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  • Longburton, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Longburton, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Badger Cottage

    Longburton, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 29721
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A great base to visit Dorset’s many attractions, including the Heritage Coast, Stourhead House and many National Trust properties.
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    Situated in the village of Longburton, 3 miles south of the quaint abbey town of Sherborne, this terraced holiday cottage is situated on the main road, which gives easy access to Sherborne and Dorchester. The property includes features such as an exposed beam in the living room and windows seats in both the living room and main bedroom. Visit the Haynes Motor Museums, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Stourhead House and Gardens, and many National Trust houses in the area. There...

  • Yetminster, Dorset
    Yetminster, Dorset×

    Mallows

    Yetminster, Dorset

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    Ref: 27333
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    A perfect base for exploring Dorset and Somerset, a delightful area to explore.
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    This well-presented wing of the owner’s home is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday and to enjoy this delightful area. The property is near the Somerset border, only 5 miles from the historic abbey town of Sherborne and 20 miles from the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Enjoy many attractions within easy driving distance from the Cerne Abbas Giant to Glastonbury Tor, Ham Hill Country Park, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Bovington Tank Museum and much more. Shop 50 yards, pub...

  • Sandford Orcas, Dorset
    Sandford Orcas, Dorset×

    Gapple Gate

    Sandford Orcas, Dorset

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    Ref: 14331
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Nestling in countryside just 2 miles from Sherborne with its castle and abbey, this cottage is well positioned for exploring the area.
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    This attractive semi-detached cottage of natural stone, built in the late 16th-century, nestles in the Dorset countryside in the quiet village of Sandford Orcas. The town of Sherborne, 2 miles, provides historic interest, with the castle ruins and 15th-century abbey. Well positioned for holidays exploring this area renowned for its country houses and gardens. Cycle lane runs through the village. Local shops 2 miles, pub ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room....

  • Leigh, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Leigh, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages - Jolliffe

    Leigh, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: DBBK
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Jolliffe has a superb setting; on a family run farm where guests can interact with the animals and it’s great for walking.
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    Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages, located in the beautiful Dorset countryside of the Blackmore Vale, are on the owners’ family run farm with a beef suckler herd, a small flock of sheep and chickens. These three delightful, converted stone barns (refs DBBM, DBBL and DBBK) offer good quality accommodation and a comfortable place to relax, unwind, enjoy country walking, see plenty of wildlife and are ideal for exploring Dorset and Somerset. They can be booked together to accommodate up to...

    Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages - Cowleaze
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    Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages - Wriggle View
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  • Alweston, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Alweston, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Tripps Farm

    Alweston, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 9199
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Perfect for year round holidays just 5 miles from Sherborne and an easy drive from the coast.
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    This semi-detached 17th-century listed farmhouse situated on a livestock farm with emphasis on conservation and is also the home of the well known herd of pedigree English Longhorn Cattle. Built in 1640 now completely restored, retaining its original character with a wealth of exposed stone and beams. It is well furnished and equipped for year-round family holidays in this AONB. The abbey town of Sherborne 5 miles, the coast at Weymouth 28 miles and many market towns and villages nearby....

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