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.

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4 Bridge Cottages, Marston Magna, Somerset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Sherborne 5 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Two bedroom family holiday cottage with a private south facing garden and country views located in a rural village in Somerset close to Glastonbury Tor, available for short breaks and longer stays.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £300
Next availability:
from 01 December to 17 December 21 from 04 January to 01 April 22

Little Cheriton House, South Cheriton, Somerset, West Country, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Sherborne 6 miles away

sleeps 16 - 18 guests
16 - 18
7 bedrooms
7
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed

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.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £3200
Next availability:
from 05 December to 10 December 21 from 12 December to 17 December 21

The Victorian Barn Self Catering Holidays with Pool and Hot Tubs, Dorset., Blandford Forum, Dorset, West Country, England

38 bedroom Cottage Complex, Sherborne 11 miles away

sleeps 4 - 80 guests
4 - 80
38 bedrooms
38
36 bathrooms
36
no dogs allowed
4 star

Luxurious barn conversion accommodation, sleeping up to 14 people in style and comfort, with lots to offer including access to excellent leisure facilities on site including an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna, hot tub and a gym, as well as a games room with full-size pool table, a quiz machine and football table and an outdoor play area for children, as well as coarse fishing lakes.

Special features: free internet access, pool (ONSITE A wonderful addition to your stay is that we are able offer exclusive / private sessions for each set of guests. You will not swim with other guests not part of your group.), games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £300


Late availability: from 30 November to 01 December 21

Coat Barn, Coat, Somerset, West Country, England

8 bedroom Barn Conversion, Sherborne 11 miles away

sleeps 12 - 18 guests
12 - 18
8 bedrooms
8
8 bathrooms
8
no dogs allowed
5 star

Looking for a high quality large holiday house to rent in Somerset for a large group of up to 18 people? Whether you’re holidaying with friends or family, Coat Barn with its 5 star rating, Gold Award, indoor swimming pool, games room with table tennis and table football plus outdoor children’s play area is a great place to holiday in the West Country whatever the weather.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Private indoor heated pool), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £2850
Next availability:
from 06 December to 10 December 21 from 28 February to 04 March 22

Kingshay Barton, Misterton, Somerset, West Country, England

10 bedroom Large Country House, Sherborne 13 miles away

sleeps 2 - 20 guests
2 - 20
10 bedrooms
10
10 bathrooms
10
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Luxurious 10 ensuite bedroom barn conversion in Somerset with excellent leisure facilities (Spa Hall on site with private indoor swimming pool, sunken hot tub and sauna) plus ample facilities to keep your group entertained with a large sociable dining area, a games room with Sky TV, table tennis and pool table, as well as a cinema room seating 18, this large holiday house has it all.

Special features: pool (Spa Hall ), games room, indoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £3700
Next availability:
from 14 October to 21 October 22 from 14 November to 21 November 22

Langford Valley Barn, Dorchester, Dorset, West Country, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Sherborne 13 miles away

sleeps 1 - 8 guests
1 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed
5 star

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.

Special features: free internet access, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £1200
Next availability:
from 12 December to 22 December 21 from 04 January to 07 January 22

Langford Valley Stables, Dorchester, Dorset, West Country, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Sherborne 13 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed

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

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £995
Next availability:
from 01 December to 08 April 22 from 21 April to 27 May 22

Bakers Mill Holiday Cottages, Beaminster, Dorset, West Country, England

10 bedroom Barn Conversions, Sherborne 13 miles away

sleeps 2 - 21 guests
2 - 21
10 bedrooms
10
9 bathrooms
9
dog-friendly cottage, 6 dog(s) welcome
6

A collection of six comfortable holiday cottages located on a working farm in Dorset, one of which is wheelchair accessible, each cottage has its own enclosed garden or courtyard and surrounded by green countryside this is an ideal location for rural retreat breaks.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £275

The Fishing Lodge, Sydling St. Nicholas, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Holiday Lodge, Sherborne 13 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Idyllic 2 bedroom hideaway set by Sydling Brook and Langford Lake within Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, relax and unwind in this tranquil setting or enjoy fishing on site.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £800
Next availability:
from 01 December to 24 December 21 from 26 December to 01 April 22

The Old Chapel Conversion, Huntingford, Dorset, West Country, England

1 bedroom Chapel Conversion, Sherborne 13 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

For a self-catering holiday for 2 out of the ordinary in Dorset, stay in a unique one bedroom converted chapel with twin beds high up in the eaves on the gallery overlooking the cosy living area below; during your stay discover the pretty countryside on the Dorset Wiltshire borders, the National Trust property of Stourhead House, Wincanton for racing and Longleat Safari Park.

Weekly Price from: £300

Corner Pet-Friendly Barn, Dorset AONB, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Sherborne 13 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

This 2 bedroom pet-friendly barn conversion is located within a development of six holiday barns in a tranquil rural setting close to the Purbeck Heritage Coast and the Jurassic Coast, shared facilities on site include a games room with pool table, table football and air hockey, whether for a family holiday or a getaway with friends, there is plenty to keep you entertained here.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £372
Next availability:
from 13 December to 22 December 21 from 25 February to 11 March 22

The Shooting lodge, Wrackleford Estate, Stratton, Dorset, West Country, England

4 bedroom Large Country House, Sherborne 14 miles away

sleeps 2 - 8 guests
2 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed

An ideal country retreat, this holiday lodge enjoys a fantastic rural setting high within the Dorset Downs and offers characterful accommodation along with fishing on the River Frome nearby.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £1100
Next availability:
from 11 February to 18 February 22 from 24 February to 01 April 22