Owl's Nest Cottage


6.2 miles E of Sherborne | Sleeps 2 (no children under 2)

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7 Nights from £366

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1

Zip and link

This cosy, compact, delightful bolthole for two is set in a wonderfully tranquil hamlet in north Dorset with village shops and a choice of two pubs within two miles.

Built in local stone, Owl's Nest Cottage was once the home of a breeding pair of Barn Owls. The cottage is all on one level; the well-equipped kitchen has a sitting-area with a wood-burner for snug evenings in and the dining-area in the conservatory allows for meals with a view. There is a comfy king-size bed and the en suite has a fully tiled shower cubicle with drench head shower.

Owl's Nest Cottage is on the edge of the Blackmore Vale and provides all you need for a very comfortable stay. The conservatory/dining-room is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee whilst planning your adventure for the day. The outside space has parking and a patio with furniture and there is a store with a freezer for guests' use; miles of paths and tracks are accessible from your doorstep.

The unobtrusive owners live on site and are happy to help in any way.

The fabulous Jurassic Coast is a 50 minute drive; visit Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door or for the energetic, Golden Cap gives the most wonderful perspective of this World Heritage coastline, a real adventure for walkers.

The market town of Sherborne, seven miles away, has two castles and an abbey; Sherborne Castle is a 16th Century Tudor mansion built by Sir Walter Raleigh, with wonderful gardens. The castle plays host to a wide variety of events during the year, open from April to October.

Explore the green rolling hills and market towns of Hardy's novels; Shaftesbury, one of the oldest and highest towns in England, has magnificent views over the Blackmore Vale. The local town of Stalbridge is one mile away and has a fabulous fish and chip shop, a butcher, Chinese takeaway and an award-winning independent supermarket with a bakery and cafe.

Well behaved dogs are welcome at Owl's Nest Cottage and will soon make friends with the owners' gentle labrador.

Ground Floor

Kitchen with Sitting-area with dual fuel cooker (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV and wood-burner

Conservatory with Dining-area

Bedroom with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6'' twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin


Access to Store with freezer

There is a small step over the threshold into the main door and one step up on the patio. Level access from your car is possible, although parking is slightly further up the drive on a very gentle slope, where guests can unload and load on the level. It should be noted that there are no storage/charging facilities for E-bikes at the cottage.

Please note due to new fire regulations the owners of Owl's Nest Cottage have been advised the property is not suitable for those with limited mobility and wheelchair users.


  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Superfast WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Patio furniture
  • Full gas-fired CH
  • Use of owners’ washing machine and tumble-drier (by arrangement)