Snowdrop Cottage is stylishly decorated with a wealth of period features including beams and inglenook fireplace. There is a charming well planted sunny garden for sitting out, dining, enjoying the wildlife and views.
Downstairs has a large sitting/dining room. Kitchen/breakfast room. Bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and handbasin.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms which both look out southerly across the garden.
Although the cottage is in a small village, the A30 is only half a mile away which means you are less than five minutes from food shops, pubs, vet, post office, newsagent and doctor, all in the next village of Milborne Port. One is only ten minutes from Sherborne with its many individual shops,Waitrose and Sainsbury supermarkets and numerous restaurants, pubs and cafes besides its Abbey and two castles. Dorset and South Somerset have a multitude of places to explore and visit in this very unspoilt part of Britain.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weymouth or Burton Bradstock|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 1.75 hrs Bristol or Bournemouth 1hr, Nearest railway: Sherborne or Templecombe 6 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The West Country is one of the most favoured parts of Britain as to climate and scenery. It has a long and fabulously varied coastline with inland landscapes often of sublime beauty. Many many fine market towns and a marked absence of industry. The historical sites vary from the prehistoric ruins of Stonehenge and iron age hill forts through Roman remains and mediaeval abbeys and castles. The region is very favourable to gardening and there are many fine gardens to be seen.
Sherborne and the surrounding villages are part of a limestone belt which means most of the buildings are created from the beautiful local stone which changes colour from cream to yellow to brown according to the position along the belt. The countryside is beautifully undulating and well wooded with venerable old oak trees dotting the landscape. Sherborne is thought by many guides to be the most beautiful town in Dorset with its stunning abbey complete with its fan vaulted roof.The town is also home to two castles. The 'new' castle was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh and has been the home of the Digby family for over 300 years. It is open to the public. There are also a number of notable National Trust properties nearby, including Montacute, Tintinhull and Stourhead.