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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.

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Recent Reviews

Lovely cottage in quiet area

5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage in a beautiful village in Somerset. For us it was close to family we were visiting but it is close to many pretty places. It really is a Home from Home with so much provided. We usually travel with all the basics but there is no need. There was a hamper of goodies and sausages, bacon etc in the fridge and even some toiletries in the bathroom in case anything had been forgotten. The cottage is very comfortable and was warm on arrival, which was late, so that was really appreciated. TV and Wifi great. Our two dogs and cat were welcome which we really appreciate. With its own entrance and drive, it is very private. There are lovely walks around the village and lanes. Outside space for eating when weather permits. The owner, Sheila, is very welcoming and friendly. We will definitely stay again when visiting our family. Thank you. Five stars.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

A real gem

5 of 5
We stayed with our friends,so the 2 bed 2 ensuite was perfect!. Arrived on a chilly Friday eve but entered to a cosy,warm perfect cottage.Every thing we could of wanted,comfortable beds,comfortable lounge and well equipped kitchen.It was lovely to sit in the lounge and eat breakfast looking out over the countryside with the lambs bleating outside.We couldn't of asked for more.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Warm and Welcoming

5 of 5
We had a fantastic stay in the farmhouse. It was a family get together for a 90th birthday and we were all a bit concerned as to how things would turn out- often disabled access properties may be functional but not so homely. This one, however, was both! The house was perfect in all respects particularly for my 90 year old Dad who has Parkinsons, is confined to a wheelchair and is generally very frail. He loved every minute of our stay! Aside from the practical aspects of the house, it was a great location with lovely views and a sunny terrace (which we were able to use even in Feb!). The log burner at night made it very cosy and warm and the huge eat in kitchen provided the perfect room for all our feasting. We also really enjoyed exploring the farm estate and walking along the river which borders the property. Lots of things to do nearby too - we explored Bridport (a nearby market town), the coast and found some cosy country pubs (with disabled access). Jason was a fantastic ' host' who was very responsive and kind in meeting our various requests. I would very much recommend this property to anyone wanting a tranquil and peaceful holiday in Dorset. Moreover it is a particular treasure for any wheelchair users. Thank you so much for a wonderful stayJason!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017