Secret Rural Retreat


Entire bungalow hosted by Fiona

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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An idyllic countryside hideaway set amongst the rolling hills of Dorset, just two miles north of the historic market town of Sherborne. Escape to our cosy, converted barn and relax in the lovely gardens. Peace, quiet and beautiful surroundings await. There is wifi and netflix for entertainment in wet weather as well as a number of games and a library of books.

The space
Our barn contains a master bedroom with double bed (4'6" × 6'3") and a electric blanket, a bunk room sleeping two young children (the bunk beds are only 5' 9" long), a living room with small kitchenette (with microwave/ combi-oven, fridge and two electric rings) behind cupboard doors, and one bathroom with bath and shower. There is a travel cot and a high chair for babies. The Barn is separate but in view of the main house and has ample parking space outside.

We have a prize-winning herd of grass-fed Dexter cattle grazing in our fields. People have commented that our beef tastes like it used to, and that it is more delicious than any other beef ever sampled. Joints, steaks, stewing steak, mince, burgers and sausages are available (frozen) to our guests if ordered in advance or on arrival.
We can now also supply pork breakfast sausages ( plain or with honey and apple) and pork chops from the pigs in our woods.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Shared pool
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace
Long-term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

Sherborne, England, United Kingdom

We have wonderful views over Dorset Wildlife Trust land and open countryside and there are plenty of footpaths and bridleways in all directions. Indeed, the woodland and hillside walks were rated the number one Top Winter Walks by The Times in December 2016. Our village pub The Mitre is only 10 minutes walk away and serves very good food. There are many other pubs serving excellent food nearby. Sherborne Golf Club is situated at the top of our hill, just above the house. The charming market town of Sherborne is only two miles away. It boasts a range of local shops, cafes and restaurants as well as two castles and the beautiful Abbey, with some of the finest fan-vaulting in the country. Yeovil, with its Fleet Air Arm Museum, is six miles away. Further afield are Frome, Bath, Glastonbury, Street with its shopping village and the stunning Jurassic coast as well as the historic town of Dorchester.
This is the perfect spot for visits to the many local schools in the area.j

Hosted by Fiona

  1. Joined in April 2013
  • 398 Reviews
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During your stay

I give my guests space but try to be available when needed.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 21:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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