Self Catering in Dorset - Sherborne


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The Old Stable
Sherborne
Dorset
England

The Old Stable, Sherborne, Dorset
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Sleeps a maximum of: 3

Pricing From: £275.00 - 510.00

This charming, 19th century stable conversion in Sherborne, Dorset can sleep up to three people in two bedrooms.

The Old Stable is a delightful 19th century stable conversion, tucked away behind the owner’s coach house. Mostly set over the ground floor, the cottage can sleep up to three people in a mezzanine double bedroom, a ground floor single room and a shower room. There is also an open plan living area with a kitchen, a dining area and a comfortable sitting area. Stable doors lead to a raised, private patio with furniture. Outside you will also find off road parking for one car in a garage. The Old Stable is a wonderful base for small families or couples wishing to explore the wonders of Dorset.


RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Great location but poor quality
The Old Stables is well located for Sherborne town itself, shops and supermarkets, and also close to the Old Castle and New Castle, with plenty of walking space as well, particularly convenient if you have a dog, as we did. It was well heated and private, something we count on. However, we have been to many holiday cottages over the years and, although The Old Stables has sufficient to put you up for a week, we were very disappointed in the general standard and condition of it. If you have any mobility problems then this is not the cottage for you. It is accessed up steep stone steps and the main bedroom is situated in the loft space of the property, requiring a slow climb up very steep stairs. This is not a place for those experiencing hip or knee problems. The cottage is 'dog friendly', which means you can expect that the cottage will be suitable to bring your pet. If you are in a strange house, your beloved pet will no doubt want to spend the night time with you, but if they like to 'roam' this could be dangerous, as the steps to the bedroom have big gaps that a pet could easily slip through. Similarly the bedroom has a 10 foot drop to the concrete floor of the lounge at one end, which is wide open. The condition of the cottage overall was quite poor, it is in need of a good coat of paint and a deep clean. You shouldn't have to clean the plates, cutlery and even the grill (it had fat/cheese on it) before you can use them. The single couch had the remains of crumbs of food and also (animal?) hair on the cushions, easily fixed if cleaned properly. Similarly, the bathroom was dirty, whoever cleans the property needs a word in their ear. The property is also listed as having WiFi, and when away on holiday arguably this shouldn't be an issue, but this is supplied from the owner's property and is virtually non-existent. One bar if you stand over by the garden and this drops out constantly. If listing WiFi, this should be sufficient in this day and age to use it with confidence and consistency. The Old Stables needs its own dedicated router, something that should come as standard if the property is advertised as having an Internet connection. In summary, great location with sufficient to keep you going for a week. But if you are a stickler for cleanliness and ease of use, this isn't the cottage for you.
Tomtomgoer
2016-03-20


Privacy was good and it was a compact but good size for me and my two boys.
Miss Dymott
2015-05-31


Was a lovely little place, had a very chilled and relaxed week.
Mr Newman
2015-04-18


We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location was excellent with easy walking access to town centre and plenty of places to walk the dog without needing to use the car. Off road parking is a bonus in Sherborne and the cottage being behind the main run of buildings resulted in it being quieter than I had expected, which was a bonus. The cottage feels large thanks to the open mezzanine bedroom layout and with the efficient heating installed there was no risk of getting cold. In short it was exactly what we were looking for.
Mr Butler
2014-10-12


This is a perfectly located cottage within easy walking distance of shops, pubs and restaurants. The village is quiet and relaxing, and Sherborne's two castles are within easy reach. The cottage itself is full of character. There is a patio outside the cottage with a table and chairs, which is perfect to sit on with a glass of wine in the evenings. We enjoyed our holiday here!
Mr Reed
2014-10-05


Services / Facilities:

Facilities
Electric storage radiators and wall-mounted convector heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car in garage. Front private patio with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Note: Unfenced pond next to patio, children to be supervised. Note: Mezzanine bedroom has restricted head height and steep, open tread staircase, may not be suitable for the less mobile. Note: Cottage accessed via the owner's patio area with 6 stone steps from parking to patio and front door.

Changeover Day
Sat

Bedrooms
2

Single Beds: 1
Double Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Cooker
Fridge
Television
WiFi

Approximate Location

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

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Nearest Attractions

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

Sherborne Old Castle - 0.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Sherborne Abbey Church - 0.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Sherborne Castle - 0.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Oborne, St Cuthbert's Church - 1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

South Cadbury Castle - 5.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Stock Gaylard House - 5.6 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Stock Gaylard, St Barnabas Church - 5.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Maperton, St Peter & St Paul Church - 6.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Stockwood, St Edwold Church - 6.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Haynes Motor Museum - 6.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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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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