Located in Sherborne, Dorset
Higher Farm Barn is a holiday cottage in Milborne Wick, Somerset, sleeping 10, a 17th century barn standing in beautiful grounds of 1 acre
In the quaint hamlet of Milborne Wick on the Somerset/Dorset border stands Higher Farm Barn, a 17th century barn lying in 1 acre of grounds. The spacious accommodation is ideal for large families or groups of friends to relax and enjoy all the area has to offer. There are a wealth of walks in the beautiful countryside, golf, fishing, Longleat House, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and Montacute House to name but a few.
The accommodation at Higher Farm Barn comprises of a large galleried hall with floor-to-ceiling feature glass window. This leads to the spacious, beamed living room with central woodburner that divides the room into a sitting area with Satellite TV, DVD player with DVDs, radio/CD player and WiFi and a music/games room with piano and pool table. The dining room is again spacious with table and chairs for eight. The beamed kitchen has a slate floor and is equipped with a double oven, combi microwave/oven/grill, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. There is a utility and a separate toilet.
Upstairs to the first floor where there are two double bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed and TV and one with an en-suite with bath with shower over, basin and toilet and the other with en-suite bathroom with basin and toilet. There are two twin bedrooms, one with two 2ft 6ins beds for plus two children. Finally there is a bunk room and a shower room with basin and toilet.
Outside there is a large, enclosed garden with patio area complete with furniture and a barbecue. There is ample parking and your electricity, oil for central heating, 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 30 miles away
Bournemouth is 37 miles away
Exeter is 53 miles away