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Quaker Cottage in Sherborne, Dorset

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Quaker Cottage description

Holiday home
The Cottage is a high quality, well-presented holiday home, formerly a Quaker Meeting House, in a quiet conservation area of Sherborne. This romantic property has a king-size double bedroom, and a further single with additional pull-out bad, making it ideal for couples or small families alike. There is a bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Downstairs is an attractive open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and a sitting area with a woodburner. Outside, there is a small graveled front sitting area, and parking can be found in the surrounding roads or local pay and display car parks. With the abbey and castles of Sherborne on the doorstep, and the beautiful Dorset countryside surrounding you, The Cottage makes an ideal base for a restful year-round break.

Set in the midst of stunning, unspoilt countryside, the picturesque buildings, ancient inns and quaint shops of the ancient town of Sherborne, line the banks of the River Yeo. This charming, rural settlement is probably best known for its beautiful abbey and two imposing castles - the newer of which dates back to 1594 and boasts incredible Tudor landscaped gardens. Sherborne is a great place for sightseeing, or simply having an afternoon stroll along the riverbank, though if you're looking for more activities, a short drive will take you the stunning Stourhead house and gardens. The wonderful Dorset heritage Coast is well worth a visit and just across the Somerset border is the fabulous Fleet Air Arm Museum, situated at Yeovilton. With its displays of historic aircraft – including the Concorde – this trip is interesting for aviation enthusiasts and fans of military history.

Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.

Gas central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and in bathroom and woodburning stove in sitting area. Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, books/games/DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. On-street parking on a first come, first served basis in adjacent road. Alternatively, pay and display car park within 100 yards. Small gravelled sitting out area to the front with garden furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 1 min walk. Note: Narrow, twisting stairs.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Mrs Fielding
March 2019
Gorgeous cottage with brilliant location in the centre of Sherborne.. it's quite small but perfect for 3 of us and is really well equipped. This was oour 4th stay in Quaker Cottage and hope we can stay again soon.
Mr Archer
February 2019
This is a very nice cottage, cosy clean and comfortable with full kitchen utensils, dishwasher, tea towels etc.. Bathroom very good and again good quality towels provided. Lovely comfortable beds. The only slight downside is the outlook to the cottage which is the back of a pub. I would however still recommend this as a base.
Mrs Grady
December 2018
The cottage was very nice, warm and the furnishings very good (big towels too! ). The bath set up was strange as you could use the normal taps to fill it up you had to use the shower.
Mr & Mrs Lockard
September 2018
It was the second time we’ve stayed at Quaker Cottage.. It is very comfortable and ideally placed to access the amenities in Sherborne. The area is lovely lots of things to see and do within striking distance. Visited several National Trust properties in the area as well as Wells Cathedral.
September 2018
Great location, right next to pubs and restaurants in the village, car park just round the corner, lovely cottage
Mr Shelley
July 2018
Lovely cottage in a lovely town.. Well located to explore a wonderful part of the world. Frontage of the property would benefit from some attention
Miss Young
June 2018
Very convenient for going into the pretty little town..
May 2018
Bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen acceptable.. However, lounge area disappointing with regard to furniture, very shabby and uncomfortable. Television could be slightly bigger. Front forecourt extremely disappointing, bearing in mind no garden. Very dirty, hedge needed thinning and clipping. Only 2 chairs (4 person cottage) and both dirty and rusty. Table virtually non existent. Hardly call it a table as it was planks of wood attached to wall and a rusty wrought iron upright. Photos on website did not reflect certain aspects. Have taken photos to illustrate.
Mr Switsur
September 2017
Quaker Cottage exceeded our expectations - better than in the picture.. Great location. Newly refurbished. Good kitchen and bathroom. underfloor heating. Had a great week - will be back!
August 2017
This cottage needs some serious cleanliness and maintenance requirements to make it an acceptable rental. Tucked away in a small street with no parking, costs to use public car park daily round the corner. Very close to the heart of Sherborne. Did not stay for the week we had booked, but left a few days early as did not feel comfortable here. Very disappointing for the amount that we paid for this. Will not be visiting again.
Tara B
May 2017
We had a lovely weekend away at the cottage, in a perfect location. The cottage was clean and very comfortable, and very close to the town, so that we could explore at our leisure.
Tara B
May 2017
Very comfortable cottage and centrally located in Sherborne so no need to take the car.. Can recommend the tasting menu at the Eastbury Hotel if you like eating out.
Mr Blazdell
April 2017
Great bank holiday break for three + small dog, location was spot on parking £3 a day very short walk, town had some nice shops and coffee shops, good base to explore coast and Somerset..
Mrs Haigh
August 2016
The cottage was lovely, just as nice as the photos, and Sherborne was beautiful.
Mrs Greenwood
June 2016
Beautiful quaint Cottage situated in a fantastic position a minute away from the High Street. Lovely soft furnishings straight out of 'Country Life' or 'House Beautiful'. Wonderful area with easy access to so many different attractions.
Mrs Virnuls
April 2016
The cottage was fabulous it had everything you need for a week on holiday.
Mr Tribe
January 2016
Location. It was a perfect bolthole; warm and cosy. WiFi a real bonus.
Mr Mrs Lockard
December 2015
A lovely place to visit and lots of nearby places to visit. The abbey is quite amazing well worth a visit. Good facilities in Sherborne. A cosy comfortable cottage. The equipment in the cottage was good and the linen of a very good standard.
December 2015
We stayed here to celebrate my husbands 65th birthday. A very cosy cottage in a good location close to all the town has to offer. Good facilities and very well decorated. Comfortable.
August 2015
We stayed at Quaker Cottage for a week with our daughter and son-in-law. It completely exceeded our expectations. A delightful cottage with lovely furnishings, very comfortable beds, and everything needed for a relaxing holiday. And on the one occasion we needed to ask for help from the manager he came immediately, and cheerfully, to our aid. Sherborne is a charming town, with good shopping, pubs and restaurants (the cottage is behind The George pub, and two minutes walk to Waitrose) and well situated for touring the pretty Dorset countryside. We will definitely stay there again.
Ms Kemp
February 2015
Great cottage - clean, warm, convenient and a stone's throw from Sherborne High St. Top-class mattress too in main bedroom, had a very pleasant night sleep! Lovely walks out of town into the surrounding countryside. Very easy to book and easy to find! We had a fantastic long weekend at Quakers Cottage!
October 2014
This lovely cottage was perfect in every way. Very well appointed and extremely comfortable. There a a teeny glitch in the bedding and the delightful owner rushed over to sort it out with a basket of fresh muffins and a lovely warm char! The cottage is a perfect base for walking and exploring Sherborne. We were nervous about parking our two cars but managed to do so free in George Lane every day.
Mr Lendrem
September 2014
We just loved the cottage from the start. Quaint and beautifully furnished. It was very quiet which was what we wanted.
Mrs Barnett
September 2014
A charming and very convenient cottage. Liked the welcoming touches waiting for us.
Mrs Kemp
August 2014
Loved the location and the accommodation lived up to expectations. We would certainly like to come back.
Mr Groves
August 2014
Proximity to town and places of interest to visit is great and we did stay here before but parking is a real pain especially with children. Inside the cottage is well presented and pretty bedrooms.
Mrs Dalton
May 2014
Sherborne is an excellent base from which to explore Dorset and Quaker Cottage was the perfect place to stay.
Ms Dando
May 2014
Central location, comfy cottage. Felt like home.
Mrs Budd
January 2014
The central location in Sherborne really can't be beat. The cottage was super cosy and really comfortable. Lots of lovely hot water from the excellent shower too. Parking just behind the cottage in a public car park was convenient and really reasonable. The fact that Quaker Cottage was pretty much next to a toy shop, a knitting shop and an artisan bakery made it hugely perfect for all my family!
December 2013
A wonderful experience, the cottage had everything a family could want. Kitchen was very well equiped, beds were very comfortable and the linen was beautiful. Great pub The George had good food and friendly owners. Loved it...The shopping was amazing...we would stay there again.
Mrs Rogers
November 2013
The cottage was cosy and comfortable. In a great position for exploring the area. Great central position in Sherborne. The cottage was very clean and furnished perfectly.
Mr Gough
October 2013
The property was more than we could have hoped for. A lovely place to stay. Also we love The George pub, publicans were very helpful.
Mrs Connett
August 2013
What a lovely character cottage, just great for the two of us, and the open plan design to keep things light and airy even on a dark and rainy day! We would like to come again in the winter and use the wood burner!
August 2013
My mum and I had an excellent week in this rather quaint cottage. It has bags of character and the owners have put some nice pieces of furniture and art work around the place. There is only a very tiny outside space at the front and the property is directly behind a pub. It was quite difficult to find as it is tucked up a little side road. There is no parking and the access is limited. Parking in the long stay carpark at 2.80 per day was not too bad but did mount up over the week. Sherborne is beautiful with lots of shops and cafes - and a stunning abbey.
Mrs Bowden
June 2013
The cottage had everything you would want for a comfortable enjoyable holiday. It was close to everything in Sherborne.
June 2013
Quaker Cottage is a delightful little cottage, ideally situated in the small town of Sherbourne. We were warmly welcomed by the owner who made sure we had all we needed for a comfortable stay. Everything you could want is on the doorstep including an artisan baker, lovely little shops and fantastic dog friendly pubs. Although it is a dog friendly cottage the front yard is tiny but there are plenty of lovely walks nearby. Would have given 5 stars but parking a bit tricky, a good value council car park very close by.
Mrs Hennessy
October 2012
Excellent location and lovely cottage. Sherborne was lovely and there was lots to do near by.
Ms Hiscock
August 2012
The cottage was perfect as a holiday let, just what you would expect. The town was very pretty and the cottage was superbly located for shops, restaurants and pubs. The local people were also very friendly.
Mrs Bourne
August 2012
Sherborne is a beautiful town with lots of independent shops. The cottage is located at the top of the main street with parking close by. The location is quiet and the cottage very comfortable and well decorated.
Mrs Dolan
August 2012
The cottage was in the town so no driving was needed at night. Shops were very convenient. The public car park was very near and reasonably priced. We liked Sherbourne and the people were friendly.
Miss Blagg
August 2012
Great quality with excellent furnishings, proper appliances and a well stocked kitchen.
Mr Mrs Stansfield
July 2012
Sherbourne was a beautiful village - the cottage was lovely and very dog friendly.
Mr Van Kalken
July 2012
Perfect property situated in a lovely town!
Mr Ward
December 2011
Wonderful reception by the owner and her daughter. Sherbourne is a truly delightful town and Quaker cottage was great to come home to after a day`s sightseeing.
Mr Ward
December 2011
Wonderful location in Sherbourne, excellent reception by the owner and her daughter, she even baked us a cake!
Mrs Woodcock
October 2011
A cosy home from home in a good location. Modern living with the traditional charm of a cottage in a lovely country town.
Mrs Harding
September 2011
The cottage was very tastefully decorated and immaculately clean, nice and close to all amenities and a wonderful getaway from our usual day to day life. We have already recommended it to several friends and would definitely return.
Mrs Morgan
August 2011
Lovely renovated old cottage with all modern facilities. Lovely beds, with luxury cotton sheets. Shops and pub on the doorstep.
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