TEACHERS COTTAGE: Charming Period Terraced Cottage

Teachers Cottage
Teachers CottageWe always provide the warmest welcome to our guestViews of the famous Sherborne AbbeyBathroom with Shower over the BathAdult Sized Bunk BedsDining Area with extending tableMaster Bedroom with a mezzanine aboveBrand new shaker style kitchenDownstairsComfortable seating with TV, Freeview & DVD Player

From $52 / night

Dorset, South West DT9 4PD, England
TEACHERS COTTAGE: Charming Period Terraced Cottage
Cottage
2 bedrooms
4 guests
7 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Cottage
Per week: £290 - £490
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Dorset vacation cottage rental
Teachers Cottage is a charming period terraced cottage that has recently been completely refurbished.

It is located right in the centre of Sherborne, only a few minutes walk from the famous Abbey and all of the many shops, pubs and restaurants Sherborne has to offer. It has a lovely open-plan living/dining area and brand new shaker-style kitchen with a bathroom and two bedrooms (one double, one bunk beds) upstairs. The attic has been converted into a mezzanine over the master bedroom with lovely views of the Abbey. This can either be used as an office/reading room or an extra bed can be put up there if needed.

This charming cottage has recently been completely refurbished so is equipped with all new furniture and appliances including a large flat screen television with freeview and dvd player.

We also have two other self catering properties available in Sherborne for holiday lets. Please contact us for more information.

Sarah Bromfield

Area Information
Our properties are located in the historic town of Sherborne where there are a number of attractions:

The Abbey - dates in part from Saxon and Norman times and was rebuilt in the 15th Century with a magnificent fan-vaulted ceiling. The Abbey is a resting place for Saxon nobles. The splendid interior has the dignity of a cathedral. All our properties are within a fine minute walk of the Abbey.

The Alms Houses - located in the Abbey Close are a rare example of a medieval hospital and dates from the 13th Century. They posesses a fine triptych, either German or Flemish.

Cheap Street and The Conduit - Cheap Street winds its way through the heart of Sherborne from The Green down to The Conduit, which was originally built as a lavatorium (or washing place) in the Abbey's cloisters. Cheap Street abounds in old inns and historic houses built in the same golden stone as the Abbey. Three of our properties are on Cheap Street.

Museum of Local History - located in what was the Abbey Gatehouse.

The Old Castle - the original 12th Century Castle was reduced to romantic and evocative ruins in the Civil War.

The 'New' Castle - adjacent to an artificial lake and set in magnificent grounds, the New Castle was built in 1594 for Sir Walter Raleigh and contains some magnificent furniture and works of art.

Sherborne School - founded in the 15th Century the School contains many of the original Abbey buildings. Used for the filming of 'Goodbye Mr. Chips'.


LIST OF ATTRACTIONS WITHIN A 30 MINUTE DRIVE FROM SHERBORNE:

Athelhampton - one of England's finest medieval homes set in 10 acres of formal landscaped and water gardens.

Cerne Abbas Giant, Cerne Abbas - a unique ancient hill figure and fertility symbol. Not for the faint hearted!

Dorchester (Hardy's Casterbridge) - County Town forever associated with Thomas Hardy excellent Dorset County Museum and Military Museum.

Hardy's Cottage Higher Brockhampton - home of Thomas Hardy, the great Wessex novelist. Garden open every day, house by appointment with tenant.

Maiden Castle, Dorchester - enormous prehistoric hill fort, the finest example in Europe.

Weymouth - a lively seaside resort popularised by George III with a fine wide sandy beach and attractive port area. Brewers Quay, a redeveloped Victorian Brewery, contains many attractions and the Sea Life Park is also worth a visit. (May be a 35 - 40 minute journey depending on traffic.)

Cadbury Castle South Cadbury - ancient stronghold occupied 6000 years ago and the reputed site of Camelot, meeting place for King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table.

East Somerset Railway, Cranmore - steam through the rolling Mendip countryside near Shepton Mallet.

Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovilton - with many historic aircraft on display including Concorde 002.

Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford - one of the world's largest collections of veteran and vintage vehicles all kept in working order.

Stourhead House and Gardens - elegant National Trust Palladian House with Chippendale furniture and fine paintings. The magnificent landscaped gardens feature bridges, ornamental lakes and a classical temple.

Barrington Court - this early 16th Century house, now owned by the National Trust, has an unusual E-shaped front.

East Coker - perhaps best known as the title of a poem by T. S. Eliot, this little village is Eliot's last resting place.

Lytes Cary - this 14th Century medieval house with Elizabethan additions is a National Trust property.

Montacute House - magnificent Elizabethan mansion, now a National Trust property.

Shaftesbury - historic hill town with Abbey ruins and Gold Hill - possibly the most photographed historic street in England.


LIST OF ATTRACTIONS WITHIN AN HOURS DRIVE FROM SHERBORNE:

Abbotsbury - picturesque village with an historic tithe barn and a unique swannery.

Badbury Rings near Wimbourne - remains of gigantic Iron Age fort.

Bovington Tank Museum - over 100 armoured vehicles from 1914 to the present day.

Bournemouth - lays claim to the title of England's premier resort with seven miles of beaches, theatres, cinemas, excellent shopping and a huge variety of restaurants.

Brownsea Island - visited by boat from Poole. This wooded National Trust island with many nature trails was the birthplace of the Scouting Movement.

Bridport and West Bay - historic coastal town, net making centre and popular holiday harbour with a fishing fleet.

Charmouth - this historic town is located on a stretch of coast famous for fossil collecting.

Chesil Beach - one of Britain's unique natural landforms - a ten-mile long bank of pebbles and shingle.

Clouds Hill Moreton - cottage of T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

Corfe Castle - the most spectacular castle ruins in England above the village of the same name.

Golden Gap - a breathtaking viewpoint from the highest cliff on England's southern coast.

Isle of Portland - in fact a peninsular with Portland Bill lighthouse, many viewpoints and walks.

Isle of Purbeck - the area between Wareham and Swanage is in fact a peninsular containing Corfe Castle and many spectacular coastal and inland walks.

Kingston Lacey House near Wimborne - a National Trust property with one of the finest picture collections in the country.

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Lulworth - a circular, almost enclosed bay and aspectacular sea-arch linked by a breathtaking one-mile cliff top walk.

Lyme Regis - delightful coastal town and home of the French Lieutenant's Woman.

Old Harry Rocks between Studland and Swanage - a magnificent walk will bring you to great views of these spectacular sea stacks.

Milton Abbas - thatched cottages line the street of this attractive 18th Century 'model village' designed by Capability Brown.

The New Forest - planted over a thousand years ago to become a royal hunting preserve, few forests in Britain have such a variety of trees and rich colouring together with some interesting villages. Roaming animals have priority on its forest roads.

Poole - one of the world's largest natural harbours and a fine old town housing several museums.

Sandbanks - the beach area at the entrance to Poole Harbour is one of the best bathing spots on the south coast and the location for some of the most expensive property in the UK!

Steeple - in the church you can view the original 'Stars and Stripes' (the coat of arms of George Washington's ancestors who lived here).

Studland Bay - this mile long well-sheltered beach is always mentioned as a candidate for the title of Britain's finest beach.

Swanage - small picturesque seaside resort situated below Ballard Down and focal point for spectacular coastal walks.

Swanage Railway - operates through six miles of beautiful Dorset scenery between Swanage, Corfe Castle and Norden.

Bath - contains a host of Roman and Georgian attractions and is perhaps England's most beautiful historic town. Visits to the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and the architectural wonders of Georgian Bath (Pulteney Bridge, the Royal Crescent and the Circus) are essential. The Costume Museum is excellent.

Cheddar - offers both the famous Cheddar Gorge and the Cheddar Caves with a collection of Stone Age tools from the prehistoric inhabitants together with a 12,000 year old skeleton.

Glastonbury - famed as a centre for alternative and mystical activities. Joseph of Arimatheea is said to have brought the Holy Grail to Glastonbury from Jerusalem, thus establishing Christianity in England. The Rural Life Museum is well worth a visit.

Glastonbury Abbey - spectacular ruins and the reputed burial place of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. Site of the first Christian church in England.

Glastonbury Tor - you will be rewarded with spectacular views atop the hill as you search for the Holy Grail.

Longleat House and Safari Park - near Warminster. Early Renaissance style Stately Home full of art treasures and period furniture. A host of additional attractions include the famous Safari Park.

Wells - an interesting medieval town to visit. The Cathedral, Vicar's Close, Bishop's Palace, Penniless Porch, Market Place and nearby Wookey Hole Caves are all well worth a visit.

Wells Cathedral - situated in a magnificent close and next to the Bishop's Palace is adorned by over 400 magnificent, often life-sized statues and possesses a 14th Century astronomical clock.

Wookey Hole Caves - this gigantic system of caves was hollowed out of the limestone by the River Axe and was once inhabited by prehistoric man. The entrance includes a demonstration of papermaking and a visit to historic fairground exhibits.

Cricket St. Thomas Wildlife Park - one of the leading wildlife parks in Britain.

Salisbury Cathedral - magnificent and iconic building with Britain's tallest spire, beautiful cloisters, the world's oldest working clock and the original Magna Carta in the Chapter House. Make sure you climb the Cathedral Tower for a never-to-be-forgotten view over the city below.

Stonehenge - an awe inspiring Stone Circle, mysterious Stonehenge is the world's most famous prehistoric monument.

Wilton House - containing eight magnificent lavishly decorated 17th Century State Rooms with fine collections of paintings. Delightful grounds.

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Jun 01 2016 Aug 31 2017 - - £490 - 1 Week
Jan 01 2017 Mar 31 2017 - - £290 - 1 Week
Apr 01 2017 May 31 2017 - - £390 - 1 Week
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