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.

Oak House


4.5 miles SW of Sherborne / Sleeps 6 (no children under 8)

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The White Hart Inn (150 yards)

Featuring in Stephen Frears’ film, Tamara Drewe, The White Hart Inn is a 17th Century thatched village pub. The pub serves real ale and ciders in the open bar and hearty pub food in the separate dining area. During the summer months, bevvies can be enjoyed in the beer garden and children can make the most of the play area. Parking is available.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Mr Cox October 2020

Not good!

We visited for Sunday lunch which due to restrictions was the normal menu. Everything was thrown in the microwave and was tasteless and bland. I really would not recommend eating here. My husband did say the beer was good if that's any help but I was not impressed with the food.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

June 2010

Cosy, friendly pub

A cosy pub offering a la carte menu and bar snacks and friendly atmosphere. Dog friendly, beer garden.

-M Cliff

Nearest beach

Hive Beach (16 miles)

Take in the views and let the salty sea air whip your worries away. Found near Burton Bradstock, Hive Beach is a sweeping sandy strip backed by regal golden cliffs. With parking nearby and a celebrated café, Hive Beach is a lovely destination for a day's wandering and relaxing. Eagle-eyed visitors may even be so lucky to spot some fossils hidden along the beach.

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

March 2020

Fantastic waves,

This beach, even on a windy march day was spectacular and blew away the cobwebs and was very invigorating. Food in the Hive Cafe was great too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Helen August 2010

Hive Beach Cafe serves superb food suitable for all the family from an informal premises right on the beach. Get there early as it's very popular, but even when busy the service is usually reasonably quick.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans July 2009

Brilliant place; so popular you may have to wait! Food is more top-class restaurant quality than cafe.

Nearest walk

Chetnole Station Circular (2 miles)

A lovely half day walk and a great way to explore this part of rural Dorset. With lots to see including historical points of interest, stunning views and country pubs, you will find plenty to keep the whole family happy. Please note this is a good walk for families but not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Nearest town

Yetminster (250 yards)

A pretty village on the river Wiggle, worth a visit to see the honey coloured limestone cottages. At the heart of the village you'll find the Oak House Stores, a grade II listed building famed for its cheese and local produce.

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

September 2020

The Old School Gallery and Cafe

Home made light lunches and cakes - very delicious! Plus a shop selling unusual gifts and Local produce. Highly recommended.

Also nearby

Montacute House (7 miles)

An exceptional Elizabethan house filled with treasures, including 17th Century textile samplers and Elizabethan art. This house featured in the 1995 film ‘Sense and Sensibility’.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Starkey May 2018

Marvellous Montacute

Absolutely wonderful in every way. We enjoyed many hours here. A must visit property.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Willis May 2016


A lovely house and location . It was a pity it was spoilt by a very heavy handed and hard sell approach in the ticket office to join the N.T. I had to be very persistent to get into the house and gardens without joining up .
Once we had managed to get in we had another issue with an officious lady in the long room who basically told us off for taking the wrong staircase up . It turned out that a rope had not been put in place . How were we to know! Other staff members tried to make up for this and were excellent but the impression overall was poor.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Merriman September 2013

Very interesting

Another West Country gem to consider when in the Somerset or Dorset areas. Although the house was endowed to NT as an empty shell much work has been done by introducing surplus items from other properties and there is a current fascinating exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery which is a must.

Sherborne Castle (4 ¾ 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

Mrs Munday-Jones August 2020


The house was closed but the grounds open. How beautiful and tranquil they were. We walked around the beautiful lake then sat under a shady tree with a picnic. We were there approx 5 hours. Stunning scenery and so peaceful. Will go back next year when house re opens.

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.

The Chetnole Inn (1 ¾ miles)

A lovely village inn with snug bar, wood burning stove, wooden floored restaurant and beautiful gardens. This Taste of Dorset Award winning pub also allows dogs in the snug.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2020

Friendly Pub

We went here for a Sunday lunch which was extremely good

Stourhead (19 miles)

Visit the world-famous gardens at Stourhead and sit amongst tranquil scenes. Described as ‘a living work of art’, the gardens lead visitors on a breath-taking journey. Spend a while in the 18th Century Palladian villa and Hoare family home, before wending your way around the grounds, falling in love with the beautifully thought out landscapes and classical architecture.

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.

Goose Slade Farm Shop (3 ¼ miles)

Pick up your Christmas goose here. They're on sale from Michaelmas (Sept 24) through to Christmas. The rest of the year you can stock up on other locally grown and produced goodies.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2011


Proper old fashioned farm shop with some nice stuff. Can recommend the chicken and the plum brandy!
Avoid the shop down the road "Hamish Meats" which is all frozen

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