A great base from which to explore Sherborne, a delightful old town with its individual shops, the Abbey and two castles.
An immaculately presented converted coach house situated 500 yards from Sherborne Abbey and the town’s shops and 400 yards from the nearest pub. This listed one bedroomed property is equally ideal if you are visiting the Sherborne Schools or staying for a wedding or event.
Further afield the beautiful dorset countryside, Jurassic coast, Weymouth and Lyme Regis are all within easy reach.
Sleeps 2 & babies up to 6 months.
Sorry no pets.
The Coach House
Good sized living/dining room with solid oak floorboards, elm doors made from timber reclaimed from the old hayloft floorboards. Comfortably furnished and looking onto a walled flower garden and its own seating area.
- Two seater sofa
- 36"Free view TV
- DVD player
- iPod dock
- Free WiFi
A contemporary fully equipped kitchen with solid oak floorboards and work surfaces.
- Oven, Induction hob and microwave
- Fridge with freezer compartment
- Washing machine
WC & basin
Large double bedroom with beamed mezzanine sleeping area created from the old hayloft. Desk, chair and wardrobe on lower level with glazed old hayloft door providing large window overlooking walled garden. Space for cot if required.
- Double bed (4’6)
- 2 beside tables with lamps
- Double wardrobe
- TV with Freeview and DVD
- Hair dryer?
The well appointed shower room features a generous walk in shower.
- Walk-in shower
- Heated towel rail
- Limestone flooring
Outside & parking
The Coach house has an adjacent garden patio area with table and chairs. Off road parking is provided for 1 car.
The property may not be suitable for disabled guests. Having been converted from an old building within the confines of its listed building status, there is a single step at the entrance, the staircase is relatively narrow and there are a further 3 steps from the bedroom area to the mezzanine sleeping area of the bedroom. Please enquire before booking if you are unsure about suitability.
Sherborne is a delightful, small historic town in the north-west of Dorset. It lies on the northern slopes of the beautiful Yeo Valley surrounded by wooded hillsides and green pastures. Dominated by its golden-coloured abbey, the town has a number of buildings of architectural note including the 17th century castle and 18th century school. Within the town the narrow streets are lined with old grey stone buildings interspersed with early timber-framed, gabled-ended houses and local Ham stone structures.
This bustling little town and the surrounding area offers visitors some attractive sights, a pleasing variety of shops and a choice mix of coffee shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of entertainments from the local amateur dramatic productions to school jazz concerts and classical repertoires, from quiz nights, sporting events and arts lectures, to wine tastings and open gardens. There is definitely something for everyone; you can be as busy or as quiet as you want to be.
One of the most popular local attractions, Sherborne Abbey is is approximately 5 minutes gentle walk from the Coach House. One of the most beautiful of England's parish churches, for many it is still the 'cathedral of Dorset'. Details of opening times can be found at:
Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and the stately home of the Digby family since 1617, Sherborne Castle is a Historic House which reflects a glorious variety of decorative styles from over 400 years of English history.
After withstanding two sieges during the Civil War, all that remains today is a romantic ruin in the grounds of the ‘new’ Sherborne Castle. Families and history lovers will all enjoy a day out at Sherborne Old Castle. Bring a picnic and take in the serene pastoral views.
The Jurassic Dorset Coastline containing both golden sands and spectacular cliff scenery and the beach resorts of Weymouth and Lyme Regis are easily accessible by car.
Many attractions can also be reached within an hour’s drive of Sherborne, including Stonehenge, Roman and Georgian Baths, the Cathedrals at Wells and Salisbury, Glastonbury, Wookey Hole Caves, Corfe Castle and the Stately Homes at Wilton, Montacute, Longleat with its Safari Park and Stourhead with its magnificent National Trust Gardens. The Tank Museum offers a great day out as does Monkey world both in Dorset and enjoyed by many of our previous guests.
Dorset itself has many attractions – plan your visit by following this link to the official tourism website:
Sherborne has a lively eating culture with many different cuisines to choice from.
Our favourites in town include, all within an easy walking distance;
This is a fabulous restaurant and by far our first choice for a special night out. Run by a local couple, they offer an elegant environment with amazing food using local ingredients . Definitely one for the foodies!
Tel: 01935 813821
Lively bustling Italian with great homemade pizza’s, pasta and salads. Very relaxed and friendly.
Tel: 01935 389053
Great little place for breakfast, coffee, lunch or tea and cake. Help yourselves to toast with homemade peanut butter, choose a slice of wonderful cake or take away the best bread in town. Very rustic but definitely one for a light lunch.
Tel: 01935 813264
Sherborne offers two Indian restaurants , one with a modern feel in its environment
and its menu, the other as traditional as it comes. The choice is yours.
There's a wealth of choice of restaurants/pubs in wider area. We'd particularly recommend:
The Kings Arms, Charlton Horethorne
This is about 4 miles from Sherborne , we have walked there on a lovely sunny day! Really amazing food with lots of space and a great outside eating area with croquet and far reaching views. Very popular with locals and visitors.
Tel: 01963 220281
The Queens Arms, Corton Denham
Great village pub set in beautiful Dorset countryside with amazing views. A gastro pub where you will receive a warm welcome especially in the winter with a large roaring open fire , pork pies and olives on the bar with many local beers on offer. There is a lovely walk on the ridge then back for a lazy lunch.
Tel: 01963 220317
This traditional country restaurant is just over a mile from Sherborne and is set in lovely grounds offering highly acclaimed local food.
Tel: 01935 813463
Here are some of the comments from our guestbook:
‘Loved the cottage, in a most ideal location’.
‘The Cottage is lovely, excellent décor. Sherborne is a great place to visit, not just for the town but also for the marvellous Dorset/Devon countryside.’
‘The Coach house is lovely and perfect for two. We love Dorset, it has everything for everyone’
‘Delightful Cottage, very picturesque area’
‘One of the best cottages we have experienced’
The Coach House is very conveniently located a few minutes walk from the town centre with it's lovely shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs. Sherborne Abbey is also only a few minutes walk away as it Sherborne railway station.