Located in Sherborne, Dorset
The Old Stable is a holiday cottage in Sherborne, Dorset, sleeping 3, pet friendly and lying within the conservation area of the town.
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 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.
Sherborne is a market town on the River Yeo on the edge of the Blackmore Vale and the Somerset border. Full of medieval buildings, Sherborne is a popular tourist attraction for a number of reasons.Read more
Some beautifil villages to explore around Sherborne include Milborne Port, Poyntington, Nether Compton, Bradford Abbas, Thornford, Longburton and Alweston.
In the month of October, a unique festival, the Screen Bites Food Film Festival, runs across a number of venues and links food based films with local food with tastings and the ability to buy produce. Another event in October is the Pack Monday Fair that dates back to medieval times and covers four of Sherborne's streets with food stalls and traders while a funfair is held on the edge of the town. There are many events that happen throughout the year at Sherborne Castle (see below) so again check here for events closer to your time of travel. The Sherborne Literary Festival is in the middle of October and is run for 5 days and will appeal to all lovers of books with writing workshops, talks by famous authors and children's events.
Sherborne Castle and Gardens was built in 1594 by Sir Walter Raleigh, a stunning castle in stunning surroundings. There are 42 acres of gardens and a 50 acre lake created in 1753 by Capability Brown, the celebrated garden designer of the time and gardens themselves are now Grade I listed. The castle itself has been open to the public since 1969 and houses collections of art and furniture as well as the castle itself which has been added to over the centuries in a sympathetic way such as the hexagonal turrets. The Castle holds a variety of events throughout the year including firework extravaganza, country fairs, classic car rallies and even wine fairs. The castle and gardens are open from April until October.
Sherborne Abbey, founded in AD 705, was developed from a Saxon cathedral and is today one of England's most beautiful parish churches. People come for many reasons, some the music, some the bells with the heaviest peal of eight bells in the world and others for the amazing architecture including the amazing fan vaulted ceiling. Others will lap up the history. There are two Saxon kings buried at the Abbey and there are rich histories all the way to the present day. Close to the Abbey is the small but perfectly formed Sherborne Museum full to the brim with local history. Sherborne also has another castle, this time lying mostly in ruin, but a fascinating history with great views over the surrounding countryside.
With over 40 places to eat out in Sherborne alone you will always find something that appeals or fits the budget. There is a large variety of foods available from traditional British, French, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Bangladeshi and Thai. Travel to the outlying villages and there are further good pubs and restaurants to explore as well as tea rooms and cafes.Read less
Bristol is 32 miles away
Bournemouth is 38 miles away
Exeter is 50 miles away