Self Catering in Dorset - Thornford

Candy Cottage

Candy Cottage, Thornford, Dorset
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £216.00 - 481.00

This self contained wing of the owners’ house is in the village of Thornford in Dorset and sleeps two people.

Candy Cottage is a self contained wing of the owners’ house, a former Sherborne Castle estate worker’s cottage, in the village of Thornford, just three miles from Sherborne in north west Dorset. The cottage sleeps two people and contains a double bedroom, a bathroom and an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with a woodburning stove. Outside the cottage is off road parking for one car. Set in beautiful surroundings, Candy Cottage is an ideal place for a romantic break in the Devon countryside.


The village location was excellent with the shop and pub within walking distance. A very friendly village with good dog walking facilities. A good location for exploring both Dorset and Somerset.
Mr Smy

Lovely Place to Stay
This is a small cottage but it is perfect for 2 people. Downstairs an adequate kitchen, dinning table, settee and TV etc. Also a very good log burner. Upstairs a good bedroom with lots of storage and a lovely bathroom. As is often mentioned the welcome basket was very nice and meant that a late arrival would not have been too much of a problem as there was enough to make a meal. The bathroom was also excellently suplied with shampoo etc. The only negative thing was that we planned to go out for a meal at the King's Arms in the village only to find that it was fully booked. So, check if there is space earlier in the week might be the order of the day! All in all a real gem of a place to stay.

It was cosy and the owners were very welcoming. Had the best birthday weekend and love the welcome hamper gift.
Mrs Willett

Candy Cottage was a perfect base for walking and visiting nearby attractions especially the Sherborne Castle garden centre ' winter wonderland '.
Miss Summers

The bathroom was a dream to use, and spotlessly clean. Loved the bedroom and had more than ample space for all my things. Didn't want to leave.
Miss Nicholls

Services / Facilities:

Heating from night storage heaters in sitting room and bedroom, underfloor heating in bathroom, and wood burning stove in sitting room. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, library of books and games. Power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking available for 2 cars. One well behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 8 mins walk. Note: Steep twisting cottage stairs, may be unsuitable for the infirm.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Thornford area.

Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Sherborne Abbey Church - 3.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Sherborne Castle - 3.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Sherborne Old Castle - 3.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Stockwood, St Edwold Church - 3.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Oborne, St Cuthbert's Church - 4.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Minterne Magna, St Andrew's Church - 6.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Minterne Gardens - 6.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Montacute House - 7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Stock Gaylard House - 7.5 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Stock Gaylard, St Barnabas Church - 7.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Nearest Alternative Cottages

Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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