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House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Candy Cottage is a self contained wing of the owners’ house, a former Sherborne Castle estate worker’s cottage, in the village of Thornford, just three miles from Sherborne in north west Dorset. The cottage sleeps two people and contains a double bedroom, a bathroom and an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with a woodburning stove. Outside the cottage is off road parking for one car. Set in beautiful surroundings, Candy Cottage is an ideal place for a romantic break in the Devon countryside.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1)
Access Parking
Further details

Night storage heaters in sitting room and bedroom, underfloor heating in bathroom with wood burning stove in sitting room. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, library of books and games. Power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking available for 2 cars. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 8 mins walk. Note: Steep twisting cottage stairs, may be unsuitable for the infirm.

The West Country region

Devon, with its quiet country lanes, patchwork of lush green fields and sleepy villages is not to be missed. Stately home lovers will be spoiled and why not finish with a scrumptious Devonshire cream tea?

Sherborne, Dorset

Thornford is only 3 miles from the town of Sherborne in Dorset and contains a pub, local shop and a post office, as well as a 'halt', on the railway line linking Weymouth with Bristol. The village is surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just a short drive takes you into Sherborne, well known for its castle and abbey, and where you can browse the array of shops and restaurants.

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Review 1-9 of 9

7 Jan 2014


"Little bit of luxury"

As soon as we arrived it felt as if we had come home. The welcome pack and doggy treats were a lovely touch. The owners were easily accessible but unobtrusive. Top marks for luxurious bathroom product… More

2 Aug 2013


"very noisey road!"

After reading all the glowing reviews for this quaint cottage I went ahead and booked but the biggest let down to what should have been a quiet relaxing stay was the very busy noisey road running pa… More

8 Nov 2012


"Comfort to an exceptionally high standard"

Beautiful little country style cottage, ideal for couples.The reception pack we received was excellent - the contents of which were of a very high standard, icluding two small bottles of wine, which w… More

1 Nov 2012


"Classy, cosy, charming, a place to revisit!"

Before we even got to Candy Cottage we received a lovely card giving us directions and welcoming us to our home for the week. When we arrived we were greeted by a heavenly scent, a bunch of roses, som… More

2 May 2012


"Lovely little cottage"

Excellent welcome, with good explanation of the facilities in the cottage. All decor and furnishings to a good standard and very comfortable. Staircase is a little steep, as warned, but all in all a l… More

1 Dec 2011


"Our holiday was wonderfully comfortable, restful and peaceful."

10/10 in every aspect, Sykes as always were efficient and helpful in arranging and sourcing our holiday, candy cottage was very comfortable, peaceful, excellent location, fantastic views, the cottage … More

29 Oct 2011



This accomodation was amazing ,free eggs milk and honey on arrival ,egyptian cotton towels and M&S; bath products .Very well equipped cottage with owners on hand but not intrusive .Would recommend thi… More

22 Sep 2011


"Cosy comfort for two"

Very friendly welcome and with the essentials waithing for you, tea, milk, biscuits, eggs and local honey. Very comfy, just right for two. Bathroom was amazing. Modern kitchen area but small. Pub near… More

25 Aug 2011



Great place to stay. Owners very helpful and lovely people.… More

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  • 6 Years listed

Calendar last updated:09 Sep 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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