Located in Sherborne, Dorset
Bear's Cottage is a holiday cottage in Yetminster, Dorset, sleeping 6 and pet friendly this 5 star Grade II listed holiday cottage is surrounded by countryside
Bear's Cottage is a Grade II listed detached barn conversion in the village of Yetminster, surrounded by wonderful Dorset countryside. This holiday cottage is full of character and has been wonderfully converted and beautifully furnished as reflected in its 5 star rating. Set over 2 floors, the downstairs in wonderfully open plan to create a very social space. The village is very pretty with almost all the buildings made out of the local honey coloured limestone and the village pub is only a 5 minute walk away. Surrounded by Dorset countryside and many walks, Bear's Cottage accepts up to 2 well behaved pets to take advantage of the surroundings.
The accommodation at Bear's Cottage is mostly on the ground floor and comprises of an open plan living area with sofas, wood burning stove, patio doors leading outside, Freeview TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games. The kitchen comes equipped with an electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and a range of accessories and utensils. The dining area has table and seating for six. There is a ground floor shower room with basin and toilet and two downstairs bedrooms, a king size double and a twin. Upstairs to the third bedroom which can be arranged as either a super king size double or a twin dependent upon your needs. This has an en suite with bath with hand-held shower, two basins and a toilet.
Outside is a garden mostly decked with seating area, small cottage garden, a log store and even a dog washing area. There is off road parking available for two cars. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
Sherborne is a market town on the River Yeo on the edge of the Blackmore Vale and the Somerset border. Full of medieval buildings, Sherborne is a popular tourist attraction for a number of reasons.Read more
Some beautifil villages to explore around Sherborne include Milborne Port, Poyntington, Nether Compton, Bradford Abbas, Thornford, Longburton and Alweston.
In the month of October, a unique festival, the Screen Bites Food Film Festival, runs across a number of venues and links food based films with local food with tastings and the ability to buy produce. Another event in October is the Pack Monday Fair that dates back to medieval times and covers four of Sherborne's streets with food stalls and traders while a funfair is held on the edge of the town. There are many events that happen throughout the year at Sherborne Castle (see below) so again check here for events closer to your time of travel. The Sherborne Literary Festival is in the middle of October and is run for 5 days and will appeal to all lovers of books with writing workshops, talks by famous authors and children's events.
Sherborne Castle and Gardens was built in 1594 by Sir Walter Raleigh, a stunning castle in stunning surroundings. There are 42 acres of gardens and a 50 acre lake created in 1753 by Capability Brown, the celebrated garden designer of the time and gardens themselves are now Grade I listed. The castle itself has been open to the public since 1969 and houses collections of art and furniture as well as the castle itself which has been added to over the centuries in a sympathetic way such as the hexagonal turrets. The Castle holds a variety of events throughout the year including firework extravaganza, country fairs, classic car rallies and even wine fairs. The castle and gardens are open from April until October.
Sherborne Abbey, founded in AD 705, was developed from a Saxon cathedral and is today one of England's most beautiful parish churches. People come for many reasons, some the music, some the bells with the heaviest peal of eight bells in the world and others for the amazing architecture including the amazing fan vaulted ceiling. Others will lap up the history. There are two Saxon kings buried at the Abbey and there are rich histories all the way to the present day. Close to the Abbey is the small but perfectly formed Sherborne Museum full to the brim with local history. Sherborne also has another castle, this time lying mostly in ruin, but a fascinating history with great views over the surrounding countryside.
With over 40 places to eat out in Sherborne alone you will always find something that appeals or fits the budget. There is a large variety of foods available from traditional British, French, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Bangladeshi and Thai. Travel to the outlying villages and there are further good pubs and restaurants to explore as well as tea rooms and cafes.Read less
Bristol is 35 miles away
Bournemouth is 40 miles away
Exeter is 46 miles away