Self catering holiday cottages in Sherborne, Dorset, England

If you are looking for a country holiday in Dorset then Sherborne in Dorset could be a great choice. This small market town is a delightful place with lots of historic attractions, narrow streets and modern shopping facilities along with a wide choice of restaurants and pubs. It is situated in the north west of Dorset with excellent road links with Devon and Cornwall. There is a direct route to the county town of Dorchester and from there the south coast is just a short drive away. There are many interesting houses and gardens and some beautiful countryside surrounding Sherborne.


Advice on Cottage Holidays in Sherborne

With fine historical buildings, Sherborne has plenty to recommend it for a self-catering holiday. Points of interest within the town include two castles, one of which is a ruin. The old castle dates back to the 12th century and was active until the 17th century when it was left to deteriorate into the ruins that are still standing. The new castle was built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and its lakes and grounds were the work of Capability Brown. Both the house and grounds are open to the public in the summertime.

Built between 1440 and 1445 the Sherborne Almshouse was restored in the 19th century and is another point of interest to visit whilst on a cottage break in this part of the West Country. There is a wonderful triptych (triple art piece) in the chapel dating from around 1480 that can be viewed as part of a guided tour on Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons. Once a Saxon cathedral, then a Benedictine Abbey, now the parish church, Sherborne Abbey is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and contains some real historic treasures. King Ethelbald and King Ethelbert of Wessex, elder brothers of Alfred the Great, are believed to have tombs there. Poet Sir Thomas Wyatt also has a tomb there while memorials, effigies and statues of other notables associated with the abbey from the 12th century are widespread throughout the Abbey. It is a wonderful building that dominates the small town.

One edifice worthy of mention is the early 16th century Conduit on The Parade that was formerly the Conduit House and was used by monks as a wash place.  Close to the old castle there is a Steam and Water Wheel centre that supplied the town’s water prior to a pumping station being built. This piece of history has been lovingly restored by volunteers. More of the town’s past can be researched or viewed in its museum.

With so many historical attractions, a cottage holiday in or close to Sherborne may best suit those with a love for history. When it comes to finding a good quality place to stay, Country Cottages Online feature an excellent collection of cottages including Grade II listed cottages and character cottages.

Book a Sherborne cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Dorset on holiday.

39 rental properties

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Price from £685
Next available 06/06 to 10/06/22
sleeps 1 - 4 guests 1 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2
5 star

2 bedroom Country Cottage

High quality boutique style holiday home set in a peaceful rural setting with a tranquil garden and private hot tub.

Facilities & Features: Gold Award Winning CottageTVFree WifiOutdoor Hot Tub
Price from £3310
Next available 25/05 to 28/05/22
sleeps 1 - 14 guests 1 - 14
7 bedrooms 7
6 bathrooms 6
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2
5 star

7 bedroom Large Country House

A unique and historic grade II listed 17th century farmhouse set in 100 acres of rolling countryside, luxuriously renovated yet retaining many of it’s original features such as the stunning inglenook fireplace, with a cinema room and shared access to a spa on site with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym, this is a wonderful holiday home.

Facilities & Features: Gold Award Winning CottageTVFree WifiGames roomOutdoor Hot TubSaunaHeated pool
Price from £3480
Next available 25/05 to 28/05/22
sleeps 16 - 18 guests 16 - 18
7 bedrooms 7
5 bathrooms 5
no dogs allowed

7 bedroom Large Country House

Stylish and impressive 7 bedroom manor house with stunning country views, private outdoor hot tub and spacious elegant accommodation, half an hour's drive from Yeovil.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiOutdoor Hot Tub
Price from £3045
Next available 05/06 to 10/06/22
sleeps 15 - 17 guests 15 - 17
7 bedrooms 7
5 bathrooms 5
dog-friendly cottage

7 bedroom Large Country Holiday Home

Large 7 bedroom country house with the wow-factor in Somerset, enjoy country views and luxurious spacious accommodation with a country twist, as well as a beautiful garden and 2 private hot tubs outdoors, just 18 miles from Glastonbury.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiOutdoor Hot Tub
Price from £2765
Next available 05/06 to 10/06/22
sleeps 1 - 12 guests 1 - 12
5 bedrooms 5
4 bathrooms 4
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2
5 star

5 bedroom Farmstay

A stunning large luxurious holiday house boasting unspoilt views over the open countryside with a private hot tub and games room complete with pool table and table tennis for fun times.

Facilities & Features: TVGames roomOutdoor Hot Tub
Price from £1410
Next available 29/08 to 02/09/22
sleeps 1 - 6 guests 1 - 6
3 bedrooms 3
3 bathrooms 3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2
5 star

3 bedroom Cottage

A unique and contemporary detached holiday home nestled next to an old apple orchard with a truly tranquil setting in Somerset amidst nature and countryside with a private hot tub and shared use of an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and gym.

Facilities & Features: Gold Award Winning CottageTVFree WifiOutdoor Hot TubSaunaHeated pool
Price from £2840
Next available 04/09 to 08/09/22
no booking fee
sleeps 6 - 12 guests 6 - 12
6 bedrooms 6
6 bathrooms 6
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

6 bedroom Barn Conversion

High quality 6 bedroom, sleeps 12 pet-friendly barn conversion (all en-suite bedrooms) in rural Somerset, close to Glastonbury, and boasting a private bubbly outdoor hot tub and shared access to a swimming pool and sauna.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiHeated pool
Price from £1125
Next available 18/07 to 22/07/22
sleeps 6 - 8 guests 6 - 8
4 bedrooms 4
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

4 bedroom Farmstay

This 4 bedroom country cottage has a definite wow factor with high quality interiors, an inglenook fireplace, a woodburning stove and a private hot tub along with a secluded garden and a location in rural Dorset close to the Jurassic coast.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiOutdoor Hot Tub
Price from £675
Next available 01/07 to 04/07/22
sleeps 1 - 2 guests 1 - 2
1 bedrooms 1
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1

1 bedroom Thatched Cottage

Delightful thatched cottage in Dorset in the West Country, with one double bedroom, original features and a location very near to the stunning Jurassic coast this is an ideal cottage for a romantic break.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from £2500
Next available 02/01 to 09/01/23
sleeps 2 - 14 guests 2 - 14
6 bedrooms 6
6 bathrooms 6
no dogs allowed
5 star

6 bedroom Large Country House

Fantastic large self-catering holiday house found in 2 acres of gardens in a tranquil rural hamlet in Somerset, family-friendly this is a great place for all the family with a children's play area with slide, trampoline and climbing frame, indoor heated swimming pool and games room with table football and pool table.

Facilities & Features: Gold Award Winning CottageTVFree WifiGames roomHeated pool
Price from £1200
Next available 16/06 to 24/06/22
sleeps 1 - 8 guests 1 - 8
4 bedrooms 4
4 bathrooms 4
no dogs allowed
5 star

4 bedroom Barn Conversion

Newly available is this stunning 4 bedroom barn conversion set by the unspoilt Dorset Downs, enjoy a luxury country holiday, just half an hour's drive from the beautiful Jurassic coastline.

Facilities & Features: Gold Award Winning CottageTVFree WifiGames room
Price from £995
Next available 02/06 to 10/06/22
sleeps 1 - 6 guests 1 - 6
3 bedrooms 3
3 bathrooms 3
no dogs allowed

3 bedroom Barn Conversion

Langford Valley Stables has recently be converted from a flint and brick barn to create a luxury 3 bed self catering property.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from £527
Next available 19/06 to 24/06/22
sleeps 2 - 6 guests 2 - 6
3 bedrooms 3
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2
5 star

3 bedroom Holiday Barn

Want to stay somewhere with tranquil rural views over fields and pastures where you can relax and unwind in Dorset? This 3 bedroom family-friendly and dog-friendly ban could be perfect, close to Thomas Hardy's Country and within reach of Dorset's Jurassic Coast for day trips.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from £310
Next available 07/06 to 10/06/22
sleeps 1 - 2 guests 1 - 2
1 bedrooms 1
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1
5 star

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat

Idyllic rural retreat which with its king-size bed is ideal for two, this studio property is complete with a beautiful interior and a lovely countryside location and is situated near to the West Wiltshire Downlands.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from £393
Next available 02/01 to 05/01/23
sleeps 1 - 2 guests 1 - 2
1 bedrooms 1
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1
4 star

1 bedroom Unique Self-Catering

Quirky pet-friendly romantic retreat near Wells.

Facilities & Features: TV
* Price quoted is not inclusive of any applicable booking fees or local charges.