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Glover's Cottage Cottage in Sherborne, Dorset

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Glover's Cottage Cottage description

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This grade II listed, eighteenth century detached cottage adjacent to the owner's home is set within a beautiful conservation area of Sherborne town. Perfectly placed for exploring the historic town of Sherborne, this lovely home-from-home is comprised of a double en suite bedroom, a modern fitted kitchen and a sitting room with dining area. Well situated to see all this wonderfully diverse region has to offer, Glover's Cottage is within easy driving distance of a range of attractions including the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, the house and gardens at Stourhead and the Dorset Heritage Coast.

On the banks of the River Yeo, the ancient town of Sherborne lies amidst glorious, unspoilt countryside and boasts a wide selection of picturesque buildings, ancient Inns and quaint little shops. With two castles, beautiful landscaped gardens, a well known Abbey and lovely winding lanes, Sherborne makes a fantastic destination for a day trip, or as a base for a longer stay. The stunning house and gardens at Stourhead and the sublime Dorset Heritage Coast are just a short drive away, whilst the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton is just over the border into Somerset and offers stunning displays of historic aircraft, including Concorde. With so much to see and do in the area, there's bound to be something to suit your taste and budget.

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.

Electric wall convector heaters in sitting room and bedroom. Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, plasma TV with Freeview, radio, WiFi, small selection of books. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Free roadside parking in roads nearby. Parking also available in pay and display car park to rear of property. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 2 mins walk.


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  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mrs Buswell
May 2014
Lovely cottage with a friendly owner, could not fault it. Had an easy and relaxing stay, extremely happy.
Mrs Stanley
September 2014
Glovers' Cottage its self was lovely and in a delightful setting, Sherborne is a beautiful town and ideally situated for exploring Dorset.
Mr Packham
May 2015
The cottage was well furnished and well situated, a lovely peaceful haven.
Mrs Breeden
February 2014
Very kind of the landlady to provide the starter kit - it was a real help! Loved the books, DVDs, audio books available for our use! Great location - shops close by and train station was on a direct line to London.
Mrs Murray
April 2014
The place was very peaceful and relaxing and the town was lovely.
Mr Parsons
October 2013
Sherborne is a lovely town with very interesting historical sites. The cottage could not be more convenient to enjoy the town. All the facilities and amenities were first class. Everyone connected with the cottage and the town were both very friendly and helpful. We had a great time.
Mr Hughes
September 2013
Very well located cottage close to all amenities and attractions in and around Sherborne. The owner was very helpful and friendly without being obtrusive. All in all we really enjoyed our few days in the area, and would not hesitate to return to the cottage again as it is an excellent base for exploring Dorset and surroundings.
Mr Ankers
July 2012
Plenty to do and see in the area and an easy drive to the sea.
Mr O'Connell
August 2012
Location was a perfect touring base with good pub and supermarket within walking distance. Very warm welcome from the owner. Would definitely visit again for a longer period.
Mr Lancaster
January 2011
The owner was very friendly, generous, helpful and glamorous. Lots of very useful maps, walks, tourist information, reading books, tapes etc in flat. And of course Sherborne and whole area and countryside.
Mrs Tuckwood
March 2013
Excellent location. Beautiful, well maintained cottage with everything you need for your stay.
Miss Smith
July 2011
Glover's Cottage was a very pleasant surprise and we liked the central location of Sherborne. We had a very relaxing holiday.
Mrs Brown
August 2010
I had a fabulous time in Sherborne and the surrounding area visiting Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Exeter and taking a walk around Sherborne with a guide. I enjoyed staying at Glovers Cottage and would definitely recommend it.
Mr Woods
May 2009
Ideally situated for everything. Very cosy.
Mrs Szymczyk
September 2009
The location was really good for visiting both coastal places and inland attractions. There are plenty of good places to eat in Sherbourne and there is no need to drive as the cottage is in the town center. The cottage was comfortable, well equipped and clean. The owner was there to show us round and told us where to park free of charge.
Mrs Grace
July 2010
Lovely cottage in a good location. Shops, pubs, restaurants a few minutes walk away in the lovely village of Sherbourne. Owners very friendly and helpful. Free parking.
Mr Jordan
March 2009
We found Glover's cottage to be of a very high standard, in cleanliness, welcoming food and decoration. Hopefully we will find the opportunity to return and we both would recommend Glover's Cottage for a quality restful retreat.
Mr Wallace
July 2008
It was a nicely proportioned, quiet property in a very nice, quiet town. There was enough to do without it being hectic or busy. Friendly landlords who were helpful. The house had nice things in the bathroom and there was a bit of food in the kitchen - thoughtful touches.
Mr Parkinson
August 2008
There is no better place than the county of Dorset or a holiday in Britain. I have spent a number of breaks in Dorset and would love to re-locate to the county. Superb holiday cottage and the owner provided a very good welcome pack in terms of basic food, etc and food shopping was not the first thought on arrival.
October 2012
Very friendly welcome from owner who gave us all the information we needed especially about Local facilities. Property was amazing as it looked like a tardis from the entrance which was in a car park but we enjoyed watching people's surprised faces when we opened the door in the morning. Immaculate, compact practical with character. Home from home, very cosy. Definitely wish to return as Sherborne is the perfect base for touring Dorset.
October 2015
Glover's Cottage was a perfect spot for us. The apartment is compact but felt surprisingly roomy, and it was very thoughtfully equipped with everything we needed. The bed was extremely comfortable. The bedroom and bath are up 5 stairs from the entry landing, while the living room and kitchen are 6 stairs down, and also open to a patio. The kitchen is tiny--I would not want to cook a large meal there--but it is ingeniously arranged to include everything one needs, and it worked very well for our breakfasts and evening snacks. As others have mentioned, the apartment opens onto a public pay-and-display parking lot, and you do need to pay for parking. However, parking is free between 6 pm and 8 am and we were out most of the day, so the cost was not great, and the apartment was so reasonably priced that we did not mind. The one negative is that the Wi-fi connection is poor. We were only able to connect out on the patio or right near the back door. Sherborne Abbey is a stunning building, and we enjoyed the town, which has great shops and bakeries. We also appreciated the beauty of the immediate area, and the easy access to the places we wanted to visit during our week, including Glastonbury and Wells, Montacute and Barrington Court, the Jurassic Coast, Salisbury and Stonehenge. The apartment is a few steps away from a fine Waitrose supermarket and several good restaurants and pubs. The owners live right next door and were available to help if needed, and they were very friendly and helpful, from beginning to end!
August 2011
Sherborne is beautiful and this is an ideal cottage (or is it the Tardis?) to walk into the town or drive to the countryside. Super start-up provisions. We'd have happily stayed longer than a week.
September 2012
No hassle service, left to our own devices even though next to owners. Fantastic location to Sherborne close by to all amenities and pubs. Very good welcome pack, but would have been nice to know about parking and include parking charges in rental.
June 2010
Our stay at this cottage was very good in almost every way. The cottage was comfortable and clean and the location in the centre of Sherborne was excellent. The owners also organised parking very close to the cottage. The kitchen was a little small and we both banged our heads on the microwave shelf. Also, we had believed that the small patio area was for our use but in fact was being used by the owners on the one occasion we wanted to sit outside. Clarification on this would be useful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would book to stay at the cottage again.
Mr Hanson
July 2016
It was a lovely little property right in the centre of Sherborne. It was faultless in every respect.
August 2011
Stylish conversion of this compact cottage. Clean, comfortable, in a central position in the town. Generous provision of food and toiletries.
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