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Candy Cottage

Thornford near Sherborne, Dorset (Ref. 5331)

4.2

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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112 Customer Review(s)

  • Julian

    “Candy Cottage is a delightful property in a lovely village.”

    The cottage is superbly equipped, furnished, and decorated, and is extremely comfortable; it could however, whilst not exactly dirty, do with a good deep clean, though I appreciate this is difficult with only a few hours between guests departing and arriving. Tracy and David were very friendly and informative, and excellent hosts. The village is very pretty, and the village pub excellent. We would certainly love to return.

    The cottage is superbly equipped, furnished, and decorated, and is extremely comfortable; it could however, whilst not exactly dirty, do with a good deep clean, though I appreciate this is difficult with only a few hours between guests departing and arriving. Tracy and David were very friendly and informative, and excellent hosts. The village is very pretty, and the village pub excellent. We would certainly love to return.

    - Julian, May 2024

Summary

  • One double bedroom
  • Luxurious bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Night storage heaters in sitting room and bedroom, underfloor heating in bathroom with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, Wi-Fi, 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
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Two well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: Steep twisting cottage stairs, may be unsuitable for the infirm
  • Note: property does not contain a garden.

The property

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.

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About the location

THORNFORD

Sherborne 3 miles.

A most attractive north west Dorset village, Thornford is only 3 miles from the ancient town of Sherborne. Over 20 historic cottages make up the conservation area at the centre of the village, which boasts 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 of Outstanding Natural Beauty, bursting with lovely rural walks, and just a short drive takes you into Sherborne, well known for its castle and abbey, and where you can browse the array of interesting shops and restaurants. Good transport links ensure that visits further afield to historic Bath, Stourhead, and Salisbury, as well as the stunning Jurassic Coast, are easily made. This really is a great touring base for visiting this lovely area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute