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Dorset Self Catering cottage, Candy Cottage, Thornford, sleeps 2

Candy Cottage

Candy Cottage, Thornford, Dorset

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £295.00

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.


Liked ? We liked the location as it is near my daughter and that is why we chose it. The bathroom is lovely and the bedroom is comfortable. We liked the wood burner and the welcome basket, thank you. Disliked ? Unfortunately downstairs is just not clean. We know the cottage is an older building but we live in an older building too so know it could be better. The smell of damp was there all the time. The sofa and footstool need a good clean or just replacing, as does the little dining set, the cushions are stained on both. The light shades were dusty and dated and full of cobwebs , to be honest they really let it down. Then there were the stains and mould on the blinds, even in the bathroom. We went and bought some new bedding as the one on the bed was worn and the pillows were old and flat. Kitchen roasting tins were greasy and the cooker plate cracked and worn. We left a day early as we just couldn?t stay any longer as it just didn?t feel clean.

Lovely cosy cottage for 2.
Lovely cottage in great location for holidaying in Dorset. Luxury bathroom and inglenook fireplace with wood burner. Owners provide a very friendly welcome with a basket of locally produced goodies. The cottage is very well stocked and the owners have provided many extras. The local pub is less than 5 minutes walk and is dog friendly and very welcoming proving good selection of ales and great food at good prices.

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.
Mrs 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



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds


Night storage heaters in sitting room and bedroom, underfloor heating in bathroom with woodburning stove
Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, Wi-Fi, DVD, selection of books and games
Power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Roadside parking available for 2 cars
Off-road parking for one car
Two well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 8 mins walk
Note: Steep twisting cottage stairs, may be unsuitable for the infirm
Note: property does not contain a garden

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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

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