This beautiful, historical Grade II Listed semi-detached property oozes charm and luxury. Built in 1607, Oak House is one of the oldest houses in Yetminster and its dated enriched stone panel above the front door still stands today. Just a short drive from the market town of Sherborne, Yetminster is a quaint Dorset village built almost entirely of timeless honey-coloured limestone. Situated in a quiet, rural area of Dorset, Yetminster is very well connected to the county and has a number of amenities in the village, including a friendly local pub.
From the moment you walk through the door, you will be met with a luxurious, contemporary interior. Beautiful paintings adorn the walls; creating an atmosphere where you really feel as though you are escaping the hustle and bustle of daily life. The flexible living areas on the ground floor make excellent spaces for socialising, so let yourself sink back into the sumptuous antique furnishings and enjoy some time with loved ones. The attractive and enclosed garden is the perfect spot for al fresco dining whilst keeping an eye on your four-legged friends who are sure to be exploring.
The grandeur does not waver on the first floor in the three spacious bedrooms; all with splendid bedsteads and plush bedding, assuring you of the upmost comfort. We are sure there may be a family tussle as to who gets to stay in the four-poster double bed! 'Zip and link' beds in the twin bedroom offer flexibility and be sure to take some time in this room admiring the fascinating 18th Century wall etchings. On the first floor are two gorgeous bathrooms; one complete with a fabulous roll-top bath. A modern shower-room on the second floor means each bedroom has access to its own bathroom/shower-room.
Yetminster is in a perfect position from which to explore Dorset and with the train station just a short stroll down the road from Oak House, you have the option of leaving the car at home and enjoying a ride through the Dorset countryside. Within the village itself, there is a convenience store, The Flying Pig delicatessen and The Old School Gallery cafe; all of which are just a short walk away from Oak House.
Further afield, be sure to don your walking boots and head to the infamous Cerne Abbas Giant, or lose yourself in the enchantment of Mapperton House and Gardens; both a short drive away. Sherborne, with its array of independent shops, two castles and beautiful abbey is less than seven miles away and well worth a visit during your stay. For a culinary treat, head to the country house hotel of Summer Lodge in Evershot; or if you want to make the short journey over the border into Somerset then The Newt country estate makes for a delightful day out.
Sitting-room with wood-burner effect electric stove
Kitchen/Dining-room with induction hob, electric oven, combination microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. TV/DVD player and wood-burner effect electric stove
Family-room with Smart TV and DVD player
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with four-poster double bed (4'6"), TV and wood-burner effect electric stove
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6")
Bathroom 1 with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bathroom 2 with bath, hand-held shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
There is a low lintel on the stairs to the second floor, and as you would expect in a property of this age, Oak House does have some uneven floors and singular internal steps which all add to the character of this beautiful house.
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 150 yds
- Garden furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
Wow! The first room you will be met with as you step through the front door is this stunning sitting-room which really sets the tone for the rest of the house.
Formerly the village stores, Oak House has a wealth of history.
The country-style kitchen/dining-room has patio doors opening up to the attractive garden. Enjoying a spot of breakfast will be a treat in here.
The attractive enclosed garden is a delight and your four-legged friends will be in their element too.
The beds in this gorgeous bedroom can either be three foot singles or a luxurious super-king double.
The luxurious main bathroom is the perfect place to unwind.
The kitchen is very well-equipped and will leave you wanting for nothing more.
This room alludes to a stately manor and is a fantastic place to spend time with loved ones. How about a board game or two?
The sitting-room is a beautiful space in which to relax.
The master bedroom has fabulous original features, as well as a very grand four-poster bed.
This is the view from the door of the family room. You can just see the fabulous stone doorway leading in to the sitting-room.
Curl up with a book and lose yourself for hours.
You will find it difficult to leave this beautiful bed!
This pretty area is on the first floor landing.
Take a moment to sit in the gorgeous window seat and admire the historic wall etchings.
This cosy bedroom has a sumptuous double bed.
This stylish bathroom is one of two on the first floor.
Oak House is a treasure trove of fabulous furnishings.
On the second floor there is a quiet space for reading or if you are feeling more energetic there is an exercise bike tucked around the corner.
The shower-room on the second floor is just up the staircase next to the twin bedroom.
This historic property is full of stylish touches throughout.
Welcome to Oak House.
The view down the garden from the sun-trap of a patio.
Parking on the road outside Oak House is unrestricted and there is very little through traffic.
Sherborne Old Castle is a 12th Century ruin and just a short drive away.
The Jurassic Coast is well worth a visit.
Nearby Sherborne has an array of local produce.