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Candy Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Thornford, Dorset

257
  • £
  • $
per week
sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Candy Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
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.

Area
Thornford is only 3 miles from the town of Sherborne in Dorset and contains a pub, local shop and a post office, as well as a 'halt', on the railway line linking Weymouth with Bristol. The village is surrounded by an Area ofOutstanding Natural Beauty and just a short drive takes you into Sherborne, well known for its castle and abbey, and where you can browse the array of shops and restaurants.

Region
Devon, with its quiet country lanes, patchwork of lush green fields and sleepy villages is not to be missed. Stately home lovers will be spoiled and why not finish with a scrumptious Devonshire cream tea?

Amenities
Night storage heaters in sitting room and bedroom, underfloor heating in bathroom with woodburning stove. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, 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. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 8 mins walk. Note: Steep twisting cottage stairs, may be unsuitable for the infirm.

Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV

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Reviews

Mrs Willett
November 2015
It was cosy and the owners were very welcoming. Had the best birthday weekend and love the welcome hamper gift.
Mr Smy
June 2016
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.
Miss Summers
November 2015
Candy Cottage was a perfect base for walking and visiting nearby attractions especially the Sherborne Castle garden centre ' winter wonderland '.
Mr Martin
September 2015
Close proximity to Sherborne for all the convenience of a larger town but Thornford had a great pub serving great food and a lovely village shop. There were reasonably good transport links if you didn't have a car. Good base for exploring Dorset and Somerset. There was also a brilliant welcome pack to get us going. We would recommend this cottage to anyone we know, without hesitation!
Mrs Thomas
May 2015
A beautiful home and lovey hosts - who could ask for more. It was a joy to stay.
Mrs Ventham
May 2015
The owners made us very welcome and there were lots of unexpected extras. So much thought has gone into this property and it shows. We felt very comfortable and relaxed. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Miss Nicholls
September 2015
The bathroom was a dream to use, and spotlessly clean. Loved the bedroom and had more than ample space for all my things. Didn't want to leave.
Mrs Brockman
November 2014
Candy Cottage is a lovely little cottage which has been nicely refurbished. The owners have gone to a lot of trouble to make holiday makers feel welcome with their little luxuries. It's situated in a quiet little village with a very nice pub in walking distance which was a bonus !
Mrs Sharpe
October 2014
Good cottage and friendly, helpful owners. Quiet environment, local pub food is good and a very quiet and relaxing place to spend time.
Mr Barnes
November 2014
The owners have really thought of everything. A lovely cottage in a small, friendly village. The Kings Arms pub, just 5 minutes walk up the road is great too. Good centre to explore the lovely Dorset/Somerset villages and countryside.
Mr Mrs Reynolds
March 2014
Sole guest so nice to have owners next door. Handy local shop nearby. Location well placed for visiting nearby towns.
Mr Birks
February 2015
Brilliant cottage, all holiday let's should be like this. The welcome pack was a true delight.
Mrs Brown
October 2014
Our hosts had thought of everything possible that we needed. Was very impressed with all.
Mrs Lee
September 2014
A lovely cottage which was cosy and very welcoming. An ideal base to visit the area.
Mrs De Borde Barker
May 2014
The cottage was extremely well equipped; the kitchen had every necessity despite being tiny. There was an abundance of goodies for our use, far beyond what was expected and a truly scrumptious welcome basket.
Mr Reynolds
May 2014
The cottage was ideally situated for the area we wanted to explore, it was great to come back to a very comfy place after being out walking etc during the day. The village was really pretty. It was great to find somewhere that let us take the dog, he had a good time too. Can I also say a thank you for all the little extra touches that were in the cottage from hamper of goodies to all the pampering bits in the bathroom. A super place to stay, we enjoyed our week very much.
Mr Tye
November 2013
The place was a great base for our holiday where we relaxed in the cottage and had days out. I cannot recommend this property highly enough if you are a couple looking for a quiet break with lots of trimmings.
Mrs Taylor
November 2013
The cottage was beautiful, the bathroom and bedroom stunning. The hosts were there if we needed them, but did not intrude on our holiday. I would recommend this property to anyone.
Ms Armstrong
February 2014
The area was beautiful and there was easy access to various other places. We loved the wood burner and the owner provided lots of added extras which were most appreciated and made us feel very welcome.
Mrs Spry
October 2013
The cottage is wonderful. There are plenty of walks nearby, and would highly recommend a visit to Sherborne, and the Castle.
Mr Jones
June 2013
A wonderful little cottage in the heart of Dorset, very clean and tidy and very friendly village, would return again and would recommend.
Lewis
April 2013
The bathroom in the property was magnificent!
Mr Brooks
October 2013
This is the second time we have stayed at Candy Cottage, and we enjoyed our time there.
Mr Baddeley
April 2013
Fantastic would recommend highly, a wonderful standard of accommodation which made our holiday one to be repeated!
Miss Curtis
September 2013
The cottage was absolutely beautiful, and ready for our arrival. Folder full of information of the surrounding areas and days out were really helpful throughout the holiday. Excellent location for exploring, and even better knowing we would going home to a luxury at the end of the day. We loved everything about this holiday, and the cottage was perfect, so romantic and cosy. We will definitely be going back again!
Mr Day
June 2013
There was nothing we did not like about the holiday. We cannot praise our reception or accommodation enough.
Mrs Groombridge
June 2013
You could not wish for more! Small but beautifully altered, bathroom superb. Bedroom and downstairs tastefully completed.
Miss Gilbey
March 2013
We would recommend this cottage 100 percent.
Mr Hoy
September 2013
The personal welcome was fantastic. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, with all the necessary amenities, and a perfect base from which to go out each day. All in all the perfect holiday home.
Mrs Stott
January 2013
Friendly and helpful owners. Well equipped and comfortable cottage. Enjoy the log burner - very cosy.
Mrs Jeynes
April 2013
Owners very helpful - sent information letter before we arrived. Lots of little extras in cottage - bath products, candles and welcome pack of chocolates etc - lovely. Wonderful cosy bathroom.
Mrs Stagg
October 2012
A beautiful cottage, a very warm welcome from the owners and some lovely treats, wine, chocolates, fruit and bathroom toiletries. A lovely village and good location visiting the beach, countryside and shopping.
Mr Philpott
September 2012
High quality fixtures and fittings, a bathroom that I would like at home, very friendly and helpful owners and easily the best welcome pack we have ever had including scrumptious home-made cake. Really lovely area. Cannot praise this cottage high enough.
Mr Nye
August 2012
The cottage was way above our expectations - it was finished to a very high spec. Would definitely recommend this particular cottage and hopefully we will return soon.
Mrs Mclaren
July 2012
A good base for sightseeing.
Mrs Cannon
August 2012
Good location, excellent cottage and a very nice welcome from owners. There were a lot of little extras which made us feel special.
Prof Smith
July 2012
In our experience of holiday lettings, the quality of Candy Cottage is outstanding.
Mrs Mclaren
June 2012
Beautiful modern yet traditional cottage. Very cosy. The Owners were very welcoming and went out of their way to make sure we had a lovely stay. We will definitely be coming back again. We were really impressed with the cottage - 5*!
Mr Coleman
February 2012
The cottage was made better by the owners touches and extras that you would not expect.
Mr Tucker
July 2012
The cottage was very comfortable. The owners were very welcoming, they supplied an exceptional welcome basket, plus luxurious toiletry items (bubble bath, body lotion etc.). The area was very pleasant within easy distance of tourist attractions.
Mr Cooper
March 2012
Lovely cottage, very well appointed. A great hideaway, but convenient for all sorts of activities.
Mrs Pettitt
August 2012
Candy Cottage is absolutely beautiful. It's the best, most comfortable and well presented self catering cottage we've ever stayed in. The owners are a lovely couple who made us feel really welcome and their thoughtfulness and designer flair is what makes this cottage unique.
Miss Jefferson
January 2012
We enjoyed every aspect of the cottage and the owners were lovely.
Mr Silcock
January 2012
We received a hand written letter of welcome and information before arrival and a welcome basket. The flair and quality of the fittings are simply first class. We really were enchanted by the cottage and its owners.
Ms Thompson
December 2011
The little extras that the owners provided were a lovely touch. Also lovely toiletries in the bathroom. Better than a 5 star hotel! Perfect country getaway with a fabulous bathroom and log fire burner.
Miss Greenfield
March 2012
The standard that the owners have set is indeed 5 star. The fixtures and fittings are beautiful. The little extras provided were very much appreciated. We found the cottage to be an excellent base to explore the area from.
Mr Heron
September 2011
The location was good and the cottage was well presented. The owners could not do enough for us, and we were made to feel very much at home.
Mrs Tredgett
August 2011
Pleasant hosts and there were little touches such as, fresh eggs, honey and fruit on arrival. Try the pub at end of the road, very friendly.
Mrs Lester
July 2011
Although this cottage was on a fairly busy road, it was very quiet presumably because of the double glazing. The bed was very comfy. There werer nice walks around the village. The local station was within walking distance if you didn't want to use your car.
Mrs Tanner
January 2012
Cosy cottage, great size for a couple. The local pub's are highly recommended. The friendly locals made us feel very welcome. Just forty minutes for the beautiful seaside town of Lyme Regis.
Ms Bird
November 2011
The overall condition of the property was very tastefully refurbished and the owners of the property had put a lot of thought and consideration into it. The village was peaceful and it was not too far from the town which had all the amenities you would expect for a long or short stay.
Mrs Barnes
October 2011
Lots to see and do in a beautiful part of our country, a bonus that our dog could come with us too! The cottage had the most amazing bath, and it was a lovely surprise that the owners supplied some pampering items such as luxury bubble bath, and body lotion. Lovely cottage and lovely owners who were out to make your holiday the best it could be. Excellent. I would go back tomorrow if I could. The accommodation really was fantastic.
Mr Kempster
August 2011
It was the little extras that to owner put in the property that made all the difference eg a bowl of fruit, fresh flowers, cleaning materials, and groceries, etc.
marleyr
August 2013
After reading all the glowing reviews for this quaint cottage I went ahead and booked but the biggest let down to what should have been a quiet relaxing stay was the very busy noisey road running past the cottage. As the weather was extremely warm and no fan was provided it was uncomfortable not to leave the windows open and I have to say in what is supposed to be a sleepy village the noise was very oppressive! forget a quiet sleep in! The only other bad comments I would make is thepoor quality bed linen (polyester) also didnt aid a good nights sleep and it would have be nice to have been provided additional clean towels.
readersFolkestone
December 2015
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.
Guest
November 2012
Beautiful little country style cottage, ideal for couples.The reception pack we received was excellent - the contents of which were of a very high standard, icluding two small bottles of wine, which were very welcome.The locally sourced biscuits were superb. The cottage itself was finished to a very high specification and extemely comfortable. As with the rest of the cottage,the bedroom and furniture were quite luxurious.Although a road runs right outside the cottage, there was hardly any traffic to make it feel noisy or uncomfortable. The outlook from the bedroom window was indeed very pleasant,overlooking the tree lined road. The small kitchen was adequate enough to enable decent meals to be cooked for two people (although, the local pub, only 5 minutes walk away, served lovely meals) The general feel of the accomodation was very relaxed and welcoming. The owners made us feel welcome from day one and were available if we needed any assistance. The village itself was extremely nice, and I would say was a typical Dorset village - beautiful properties in a beautiful county. The cottage is ideally situated to enable you to visit just about any other location in Dorset and beyond, without too much hassle.There are no motorways in Dorset, so getting to some of the beautiful villages entails driving along country roads,which have beautiful scenery. There are plenty of places to visit, includinge the typically English village of Cerne abass, with the legendary Cerne abbass giant carved into the hillside.Lovely walking country. The highlight for us was a visit to abbotsbury sub tropical gardens - absolutely fantastic. Also not too far away is the famous Chesil Beach, which again was beautiful. What we liked best was the fact we were made to feel very welcome, not only by the owners but also the locals. A very friendly lot - and the local pub served some very decent real ales - highly recommended. We have recommended this cottage to friends, and we will definitely be back
Guest
May 2012
Excellent welcome, with good explanation of the facilities in the cottage. All decor and furnishings to a good standard and very comfortable. Staircase is a little steep, as warned, but all in all a lovely little hideaway at reasonable cost, with thoughtful little extras. Handy for most of Dorset and East Somerset. Quiet and relaxing to come back to, village pub had the builders in so was a bit squeezed but food and welcome good and they said they'd had the holidayers from this cottage just about every week since the cottage was first let.
Guest
November 2012
Before we even got to Candy Cottage we received a lovely card giving us directions and welcoming us to our home for the week. When we arrived we were greeted by a heavenly scent, a bunch of roses, some yummy treats and fresh laid eggs. The cottage is small but not uncomfortably so and every corner has been utilised in an imaginative way. The decor and furnishings are tasteful and in keeping with the charm of the place. We recommend a visit to The Sculptures by the Lakes at Tincleton, you do need to book online and it's not the easiest place to find but absolutely breath taking. The cider farm at Dawlish Wake was excellent too. It's ideal for a quiet romantic break for two.
Guest
August 2011
Great place to stay. Owners very helpful and lovely people.
T. Lester
September 2011
Very friendly welcome and with the essentials waithing for you, tea, milk, biscuits, eggs and local honey. Very comfy, just right for two. Bathroom was amazing. Modern kitchen area but small. Pub nearby but unusual opening times. Local railway line if you don't want to drive everywhere. Lots of local walks. Very quiet, just what we wanted.
Guest
October 2011
This accomodation was amazing ,free eggs milk and honey on arrival ,egyptian cotton towels and M&S; bath products .Very well equipped cottage with owners on hand but not intrusive .Would recommend this for a quiet break with access to a lot of other areas close by .
Guest
December 2011
10/10 in every aspect, Sykes as always were efficient and helpful in arranging and sourcing our holiday, candy cottage was very comfortable, peaceful, excellent location, fantastic views, the cottage had everything we needed and more, it was very refreshing that the owners were so keen to ensure we had the best hol, which we did, lovely little touches such as luxury bubble bath and honey and owners free range eggs, plus a little treat for our dog, we had the best holiday we ever had and truly didn't want to go home, we will be back for sure.
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