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Make a Sherborne holiday cottage your home away from home

Sherborne is an historic little gem of a market town on the border of Somerset and Dorset. It is a popular holiday destination, desired for its beauty and tranquil surroundings. Many of the antique buildings in the old town are built from distinctive ochre coloured ham stone including the Abbey, the manor and 2 castles (1 built by Sir Walter Raleigh). HomeAway has an excellent collection of holiday cottages in Sherborne that will suit everyone. Sherborne is an ideal base to enjoy the gloriously green rolling countryside of Somerset and Dorset, and is only 26 miles from the sea at Weymouth and 39 miles from Poole. Sherborne holiday homes can accommodate small or large groups in charming stone cottages, beautifully renovated barns and sweeping country homes. Tucked away in rambling cottage gardens or amid lovingly manicured lawns, some of the holiday accommodation in Sherborne also offers guests their own swimming pool, perfect for the warmer months. Historic accommodation in the most breathtaking untouched areas is the perfect romantic destination for couples, with cottages for two also available.

Things to do in Sherborne

The known roots of Sherborne go back as far as the year 705 and the town was once capital of Wessex, one of the 7 Saxon Kingdoms of England. The picturesque Old Town features many medieval buildings but some Georgian ones too. History buffs will certainly love Sherborne.

-Sherborne Town and Abbey Trail is an absolute must see for visitors staying in Sherborne holiday cottages. The trail takes in the major buildings of the town including the abbey. This historic building has breathtaking architecture and stained glass windows designed and made by Whistler. Dating back to the 8th century, it is the oldest grand scale church of its kind in Britain. 2 Saxon Kings are buried here and the Abbey still operates as a church with regular services. The trail also includes Sherborne Castle: built for Sir Walter Raleigh in the 16th Century. The huge manor house is still owned and lived in by the Digby family and is a massive manor house with luxurious furnishings, sweeping manicured lawns and gardens.

-Cadbury Castle is a hill fort that dates back to the Iron Age and among other things had associations with King Arthur. Now an ancient monument, Cadbury Castle is a fascinating historic site to visit, with a rich history found in many of the Saxon, Roman and Iron Age artefacts that were discovered during excavation of the area.

-The Sherborne Museum is a small and friendly museum that is well worth the visit. It is small but deceiving because it is packed with a fantastic showcase of interesting artefacts depicting the life and times of the people and the town, along with some beautiful original artwork from local Edwardian artists.

-Mapperton House and Gardens: in nearby Beaminster is an excellent example of a large romantic house and gardens set in a beautiful valley. Dating back to Elizabethan times, the house and outbuildings are set amid beautifully sculptured and landscaped grounds including an Italianate garden, croquet lawn and ornamental fishponds.

-Lulworth Cove is probably the most glorious destination on the coast within easy reach of holiday homes in Sherborne and is about 25 miles away. Part of the Jurassic Coast, the rock formations known as the Stair Hole and Durdle Door are among the most well known of all Britain’s coastal features. As well as the beautiful cove and pretty town, there’s Lulworth Castle which is open as a museum.

Weather in Sherborne

The weather in Sherborne makes it a great destination all year round, with warm summers and temperate winters. It is a winter rainfall area with average winter temperatures of around 5°C and summer temperatures of about 23°C.

Travel to Sherborne

Sherborne is just 32 miles away from Bournemouth International airport and 42 miles from Bristol International Airport. There are direct train services from London Waterloo and there are National Express coach services to Yeovil with local buses for the onward journey to holiday accommodation in Sherborne. If you are travelling by car you will find Sherborne on the A30 between Yeovil and Shaftesbury.

Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8118181
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Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8128373
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Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1964065
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #1967967
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1965231
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6085747
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8040651
18
Viewed 80 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8068468
19
Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1957346
19
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8168074
10
Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #6815471
15
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8124405
17
Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8130957
19
Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #1907649
12
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Barn #6818810
14
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(27 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1840656
27
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(21 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Farmhouse #8095985
21
Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #6873256
15
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6502202
11
Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(21 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #803557
21
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1132119
8
Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6900448
9
Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
  • 6 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 12
House #8180023
4
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6723148
14
Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6856795
9
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Bungalow #8134558
18
Viewed 83 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.1/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1786308
14
Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8149816
5
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8171107
20
Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(27 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Barn #851903
27
Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #6469290
3
Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #6830271
9
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6732238
3
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cabin #8075632
14
Viewed 79 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #6934957
4
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #824801
6
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8171553
11
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Barn #8050194
14
Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8149101
13
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Bungalow #8172205
24
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(37 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #8172344
37
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Barn #851903
9
Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 4
House #976566vb
7
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8072577
6
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(32 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8150478
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Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8159006
15
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8116734
13
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Bungalow #1746122
6
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Cottage #8077365
5
Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8128567
18
Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
 

Recent Reviews

Lovely accommodation, gorgeous location.

5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at The Granary. The cottage itself is extremely comfortable and we loved the ensuite bathrooms for every room. The kitchen was the icing on the cake with everything we needed to cook whatever we wanted. We loved walking around the farm, seeing the lambs and the horses, and going down to the river to relax. The perfect getaway.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Lovely cottage, good location - quiet village but close enough to Bridport for shops/restaurants

5 of 5
Enjoyed our week, cottage is dog friendly, has nice back garden and good walks from the door way into neighbouring villages. Close to Bridport could get a taxi at night no problem. Would stay again
  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017