Owl's Nest Cottage is compact and built of local stone, with a sunny conservatory at the far end.
The wood-burner is great for snug evenings in.
The patio looks out over the Owner's garden, the perfect place to relax and plan your day's adventures.
Enjoy breakfast in the conservatory, or just relax there and enjoy the sound of birds.
The spectacular Jurassic Coast is a short drive, scene of Broadchurch filming.
The brand new kitchen has everything you need to create a delicious meal.
The kitchen is very well-equipped with a Bosch Tassimo machine for coffee lovers.
The stylish furnishings are ideal for relaxing after a day of exploring.
The kitchen leads into the bedroom.
Enjoy a wonderful sleep in the super-comfy 5' 'zip and link' bed.
The bedroom is snug and has lovely co-ordinated linens.
A folding door leads from the bedroom to the shower-room.
Colour co-ordination extends through to the shower-room.
A drench-head shower is perfect for that wake up moment or to languish beneath at the end of the day.
Owl's Nest Cottage nestles into the Owner's mature garden.
The White Hart at Bishop's Caundle serves great food, real ales and fine wines.
Nearby Sturminster Newton Mill is an ancient flour mill in a picturesque setting on the River Stour.
Nearby Sherborne is a bustling market town, with some lovely tea and coffee shops, where you can watch the world go by.
Sherborne Abbey is a grand Norman style church with a few remaining Saxon features.
Sherborne old castle is the ruin of a 12th Century castle.
West Bay is s short drive away, a fishing port with some quirky shops.
Stourhead, a fantastic National Trust estate at the source of the River Stour has magnificent rhododendrons and even has its own pub.
Owl's Nest Cottage is compact with a bright conservatory and pretty patio.

Owl's Nest Cottage


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

7 Nights from £301 - £567

Nearest pub

The White Hart (2 ¾ miles)

A family friendly freehouse with skittle alley, large garden and a log fire. Dogs and children are welcome.

Nearest beach

Bowleaze Cove Beach (22 miles)

Two miles out of Weymouth, Bowleaze Cove is a sand and pebble beach backed by grassy fields. At low tide a swathe of beach is revealed, although this disappears at high tide. There is on road and paid parking available, and a cafe, pub, amusement arcade and shops are nearby. Visitors should keep an eye out for fossils, famous along this stretch of coast.

Nearest walk

Sherbourne Circular Walk (3 miles)

A circular walk around Sherbourne of approximately six and a half miles. The going is fairly easy on country lanes, footpaths and tracks, although there are nine stiles. Park on the road by the church at Haydon village and follow the directions on the Web site.

Nearest town

Sturminster Newton (4 ¾ miles)

Straight out of a Thomas Hardy novel, Sturminster Newton has all the ingredients of a classic village - thatched inns, a weekly market, a mill on the river spanning which is a six-arched bridge, and the remains of an ancient castle. Pastoral bliss.

Also nearby

Stourhead (12 miles)

World famous landscaped gardens with a magnificent lake as centrepiece. Certainly worth a visit to see the classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare, exotic trees. Why not combine a walk around the garden with a visit to the house, restaurant and shop with opening time information available on their Web site.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe October 2014


This is the most beautiful place you can imagine - the walk around the lake, dropping into the various buildings and grottoes, is breathtaking. All I can say is you really must visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Merriman September 2013


A wonderful must in Dorset. Great gardens and interesting house. Well worth a visit.

Plumber Manor (4 ½ miles)

Crisp white table linen, impeccable service and fabulous food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Carsley July 2011

Excellent food in beautiful country house. In all guides. Welcoming atmosphere. A special night out.

Sherborne Castle (4 ½ miles)

A fabulous castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh, so well preserved it remains a family home to this day. There are walks around the lake and gardens and a tea room for refreshments. A tour inside the castle reveals wonderful paintings, porcelain and furniture before going down into the cellars where Raleigh’s original kitchen, family artefacts and archaeological finds from the old medieval castle are on show.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Merriman September 2013


We have had a rare old time visiting locations we have missed in previous years as well as some old friends. This one was new to us and another beautiful location and building. Again we were met with attentive and helpful staff who helped make the visit even more enjoyable.

Glastonbury Tor (19 miles)

Why not take a walk up this iconic, legendary Tor? Well worth the effort, you will have spectacular views across 3 counties. Dogs must be on a lead and there are no public conveniences.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe December 2014

Breathtaking (!)

It's well worth the initially steep climb up the tor for the amazing panoramic views from the summit - we parked in Glastonbury itself, walked up through the town and past the Chalice Well to tackle the steepest slope first, which meant an easier walk down the 'back' of the tor and a stroll through countryside to get back to the top of the town. Plenty of tea shops and cafes to refuel at when you get back!

Bulbarrow Hill (7 ¾ miles)

Bulbarrow Hill is probably the best known hill in Dorset and is a chalk hill site of an Iron Age hill fort - the name comes from barrows or burial mounds on the hill. Standing at 274m (899ft) high and giving the longest view in Dorset, with spectacular views over five counties, Bulbarrow Hill is the second highest point in Dorset and is a very popular beauty spot.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Spectacular views over rolling country side. Breathtaking and unspoilt. The "top of the world".

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