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Self-Catering Sherborne

The Old Stable in Sherborne, Dorset

From: €334 weekly Guests 3 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

The Old Stable Self-Catering

Area
The ancient town of Sherborne lies on the delightful banks of the River Yeo set amidst glorious unspoilt countryside and boasts many picturesque buildings, ancient Inns and quaint shops. With its beautiful abbey, two stunning castles and boasting superbly landscaped gardens, Sherborne makes an ideal place for a day of sightseeing or a quiet afternoon stroll.

Amenities
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.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
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Self-Catering Reviews

Miss Heron
February 2020
Lovely little cottage, tucked behind the owner's house, away from road noise but perfectly placed for the town centre, Waitrose, station, abbey and everything else Sherborne has to offer.. The steps up to the mezzanine bedroom are steep - not a problem for us - and headroom is a bit limited but so cosy up there. The single bedroom was charmingly furnished, the bathroom small but more than adequate. The living space was warm, well-equipped and comfortable with practical wooden floors throughout. An ideal place for exploring the area, and for walkers and dog owners. There was also a nice patio area outside but we didn't use it as it was February and Storm Ciara was raging - it must be delightful in the summertime.
Mr Davies
December 2019
Sherborne is a really lovely town with great walks in the surrounding countryside and a brilliant high street.. The cottage was really easy to get to from the station and close by to the high street. We had a really lovely cosy stay in the cottage with our little terrier.
Mr Davies, December 2019
August 2019
I am currently waiting for a partial refund as the property was deeply disappointing, the outside was overgrown and needed a good clean up and the inside was not up to renting standards.. It was not what I paid for.
Mrs Waddington
December 2018
The cottage was very clean, warm and well lit - the latter is important if you want to read.. The TV and DVD player were easy to use! It was lovely and quiet and within easy reach of the town centre and supermarkets. A toaster and a decent can opener would have been welcome!
Mrs Beeston
July 2018
Spent a very happy week here.. Fairly basic, but clean and comfortable, everything in good working order. Owner friendly and helpful.
Mrs Corrie
June 2018
Overall our stay in the old stable was comfortable.. I was a little disappointed there was no washer as I like to keep on top of the laundry but it wasn’t a real problem. I was,however, disappointed with the outdoor space. It was very overgrown and unkempt and you had to navigate around the large tree which was growing directly outside the door. I was happy with the small courtyard space I saw depicted on the advert but seeing it all overgrown was quite disappointing- I would choose alternative accommodation next time
Mrs Mundy
June 2018
In need of tlc No welcome anything - not even loo roll! Saw no one so Sykes really didn’t add anything...
RichU46
December 2016
Nice, private location at the back of owner's cottage. If you're looking for somewhere quiet the Old Stable makes good sense. That said, we felt that the accommodation was rather cramped (two adults and a Labrador), especially for a 7 night stay. The two main problems for us were the flight of 6 stone steps up to the cottage. On our arrival I slipped up on them and hurt my arm - this was because they were carpeted with wet leaves. The other issue was the WiFi - the connection was so poor that we simply had to give up. Sorry to say that we will not be returning to the Old Stable. If however you're the type of traveller who prefers their own company this may be for you but we certainly wouldn't recommend it for small families or those with mobility issues
Mrs Gale
August 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at this cottage.. Parking a real bonus. Very private and a lovely host. Fresh flowers on table when we arrived and the cleaner was very helpful.
Tomtomgoer
March 2016
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.
Miss Dymott
May 2015
Privacy was good and it was a compact but good size for me and my two boys.
Mrs Gale, August 2016
May 2015
Privacy was good and it was a compact but good size for me and my two boys..
Mr Newman
April 2015
Was a lovely little place, had a very chilled and relaxed week.
Miss Dymott, May 2015
March 2015
Was a lovely little place, had a very chilled and relaxed week..
Mr Reed
October 2014
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 Butler
October 2014
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 Newman, March 2015
October 2014
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, October 2014
September 2014
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!
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