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The Stables at Clare Cottage

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Excellent 5/5

24 reviews

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Summers day at The Stables

Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

The Stables is a beautiful luxurious holiday let in is't own right standing apart from the other properties with patio area and views straight over our paddock.

The Stables can also be combined with our other properties - The Hay Barn, Middle Stable and the Tack Room to form flexible accommodation for 2 - 4 - 6 or even 8 people! Ideal for grand parents holidaying with children and grand children or a group of friends. A warm welcome awaits you at our family home where we have created cosy self-contained holiday accomodation from an existing barn at our small holding.

The Stables is an ideal all year round holiday venue with log burner, separate kitchen and living room - breakfast room with a comfy sofa to snuggle up on, stable doors open from both the bedroom and living area onto the patio. The bedroom has pretty hand painted furnishings and a King size wood bed, sumptious goosfeather duvet and silky smooth 400 thread count pure cotton bed linnen.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Chesil Beach Abbotsbury 50 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 60 km, Nearest railway: Templecombe 3 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The Stable consists of one generous size bedroom with a sumptuous king size bed, wardrobe and bedside tables and solid oak floor. The living room/breakfast room has warm terracotta flooring, a table with chairs for breakfast and evening meals and large comfortable sofa. The kitchen is compact but is well equipped and the bathroom has a large spacious shower.

We keep a few sheep at Clare Cottage and free range hens which give us excellent fresh eggs every day, (unfortunately we are unable to take pets for this reason). We do hope later this year to be able to offer stabling for 2 horses, so please ask if you are interested.

Our B&B gusets enjoy a delicious hamper of locally made artisan bread and croissants, homemade cereal and jams, our own fresh free range eggs and fresh fruit or freshly squeezed orange juice.

Further details outdoors

The property has its own patio with a table and chairs and a hammock for those sunny afternoons when reading a book is all you want to do.

A BBQ is available for alfresco cooking.

Tennis is available (summer only ) on our grass court. This is not a professional court - just for fun.

Parking at the property is not a problem.

Excellent local indoor swimming pool facilities.

Further details


Bed linen and towels are provided.

Beach towels - by arrangement.

Laundry - by arrangement.

Box of local produce and necessities to get you started - by arrangement.

The Dorset region

If you enjoy the country life, Dorset is for you. In the Spring our countryside offers bluebell woods to walk in, spring lambs gambling through the fields and the first of the signets at the famous Swannary at Abbotsbury. As the year moves on there are country markets to visit and beautiful gardens open to the public with frequently held plant and local produce sales.

Both Dorset and Somerset hold Art weeks during the summer months, when local artists open their homes to the public. There are caves to visit, potteries and working farms, Longleat is a must if you have children. Big agricultural shows are a whole day of country entertainment for the family and don't forget in August the Dorset Steam Fair - attracting thousands of visitors from around the world every year!

Bath is a wonderful and historic place to visit with the Pump Rooms and Roman Baths and at the end of November their Christmas street market is a magical place to make all your festive purchases. The races at Wincanton are popular through out the year and Boxing Day is a favourite for all the family. This is just a taste of the things going on in Dorset so come and discover it for yourself.


Stowell is a rural community with three Dairy farms in the surrounding area. Clare Cottage is said to have originally been an Ale House which was built for the Irish railway workers completing the line form London to the south. They apparently couldn't get a taste for our local cider and downed tools till they were promised an ale house where they could enjoy a pint of something more to their liking at the end of a hard days labour. Later the property was converted into two farm workers cottages, which eventually fell into disuse and remained abandoned for many years. Now fully restored it is a family home and the stables are a relaxing and cosy place to take a break. Our nearest town is the ancient town of Sherborne with its beautiful Abbey and pretty shops.

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23 May 2013


"Lovely accomodation, perfect for a relaxing weekend"

This was exactly what we had hoped for if not a little bit better! Lovely furnishings, welcoming hosts and a lovely area to stay for a quiet weekend away. The Stables was lovely and clean and had great facilities. Thank you for having us!

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Do come and visit again soon. We are converting our big barn and stables into holiday accomodation before next Spring, so we will have even more to offer you then - we will keep you posted!

17 Nov 2012


"Cosy, clean and attractively furnished, this was ideal for a relaxing break for two in rural Dorset."

We enjoyed our week at 'The Stables'. Attractively decorated, with good quality furniture, including a comfortable king-size bed, this is an imaginative conversion of a stable block. The living area and kitchen, whilst quite compact, were fine for two people and the woodburning stove ensured we were toasty warm in the evening. The owner made us very welcome and it was good to have a supply of fresh eggs available. The location is rural but also handy for touring Dorset's historic towns and coastline.

Thank you for your lovely informative review, we enjoyed having you and hope to see you again if you are down this way, there is still much more to see!

7 Nov 2012


"A delightful, cosy and clean cottage"

This cottage is comfortable and provides private accommodation in a convenient area for touring. We loved the breakfast hamper and the owner's attention to detail.

Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed having you as our guests and look forward to seeing you again in the New Year. Have a wonderful Christmas. Regards Sarah and David

9 Oct 2012


"Not what we wanted"

It was a lovely cottage with nice pubs nearby. Enjoyed the fire. We hadn't expected the owner to let herself into the cottage while we were out. Fair enough perhaps if staying in the cottage with B&B, but as we were self catering we had expected our privacy to be respected.

I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay and felt I had not respected your privacy, but as discussed on your departure - not only did I need to leave you a note in respect of the wood-burner, but I also had concerns over the black plastic bin bags you had attached to the insides of the bedroom windows in the property. On entering The Stables, my concerns were not unfounded, as you had driven numerous drawing pins into the solid oak window frames in order to achieve your objective! You had also helped yourselves to extra logs from my wood store without even asking - although you had already been supplied with ample logs and kindling of the appropriate size for the wood-burner. You then proceeded to chop up kindling on the terracotta floor in the living room, presumably with one of the kitchen knives, as there is no necessity for me to provide an axe. I was only alerted to this as my husband was in his workshop one evening and heard loud banging coming from the Stables and asked me to find out if there was a problem. We have always enjoyed sharing our little corner of the Dorset countryside with likeminded people who appreciate and show respect for the properties high standard and cozy atmosphere. We pride ourselves on a personal service and the ability to gauge the right amount of contact with our guests. On this occasion I must tell you I was much relieved when you left and if any further incident had occurred prior to your departure I would have felt compelled to ask you to leave.

8 Sep 2012


"Nice cosy place"

It was a very nice place was friendly atmosphere and the owner was easily approachable and helpful, all the information needed was available including attractions close by and local pubs etc. The property was very clean and well fitted. The location was just what was expected and want in the country surrounded by farms and fields. there was local pubs close by, supermarket just up the road, there was plenty to do during the stay. The whole experience was great from the view to the bed, nothing really bad to say other than the weather could have been better but still didnt ruin the stay.

Thank you for you very informative review. I think I may leave information on the mattress make in The Stables as so many people comment on how comfortable it is. I felt you really got the juice out of your stay as you did so many things – glad you enjoyed yourselves. Sorry I couldn’t fix the weather for you!

13 Jun 2012


"Friendly homely and good location for a quiet break"

High standard of accomodation; good position for days out and walks;owners very friendly and helpful but not intrusive;

Thank you for your kind review . We are pleased the accommodation and location were to you liking.

23 May 2012


"A Perfect Place To Stay!"

The Stables was a lovely,clean and well equipped holiday cottage located on the outskirts of a pretty village overlooking the countryside. Freshly laid eggs from Sarahs chickens for breakfast and lots of peace and quiet.Situated in a beautiful part of Dorset and accessible to all of the sights..Sarah was very friendly and helpful.

Thank you for your review, we were pleased to share this quiet and peaceful corner of Dorset with you. Glad to have been of help.

13 May 2012


"Lovely little cottage"

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Stables - everything about the experience exceeded our expectations and made for an incredibly relaxing weekend. Ideally located just ten minutes from the A303, the cottage is right in the middle of the countryside and offers easy access to great local pubs (including the Kings Arms in Charlton Hawthorne.) The breakfast hamper was a fab little perk, too.

We are happy to hear your stay was all you hoped for and the breakfast was an experience worth having. Thank you for your kind review.

15 Jun 2011


"A relaxing retreat"

This was a lovely stable conversion,beautiful views, surrounded by lovely countryside,tucked away in a rural location yet not far from towns,lots of walks nearby,no tv signal when we visited but dvds to watch if you wanted but we bought a book each to read

I am glad you both had fun discovering our lovely countryside and that you found The Stables to your liking, we enjoyed having you as our guests. I will check my advertisement to ensure it is clear to future holiday makers that there is no TV at the property at all - which I know is a little unusual. For those who really love their TV we do have wi-fi. I hope the D.V.D’s selection made up for the lack of a TV and that you enjoyed a few board games.

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