Located in Sherborne, Dorset
The Barn is a holiday cottage in Bradford Abbas, Dorset, sleeping 4 set in beautiful countryside with private hot tub and exposed beams
The Barn is set in stunning countryside with beautiful views in the Saxon Maybank lodge resort close to Bradford Abbas on the Dorset and Somerset border. This barn conversion has many original features including beams and exposed stone walls. This is the perfect area to unwind and take in the views away from traffic noise and surrounded by the peace and tranquillity of nature. All this can be enjoyed from your private hot tub with perhaps a glass of wine to complete the relaxation. Work will be a distant memory. For those looking to explore both Sherborne and Yeovil are within an easy drive offering a number of shops, pubs and restaurants.
The accommodation at The Barn comprises of an open plan living/kitchen/dining area with access to the terrace, two sofas and two armchairs, 42 inch Freesat TV and home theatre and wood burner making this an excellent choice all year round. WiFi is provided by a dongle. The kitchen is equipped with electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer located in the utility room. There is a dining table with seating for six. The master bedroom is located on the first floor and has a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom. Bedroom two has been arranged as a twin and there is a family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and toilet.
Outside there is a private garden and terrace complete with table and chairs for four and two lounger chairs as well as your own private hot tub. There is allocated parking for two cars and 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 32 miles away
Bournemouth is 42 miles away
Exeter is 46 miles away