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The Shippens

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5.0 of 5 stars
8 reviews
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Dinning area
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom sofa-bed
Second Bedroom
Main Bathroom
View from the barn
Outside Seating area
Sherborne Abbey
Sherborne High Street
Weymouth Harbour
Weymouth Beach
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Beautiful three bedroom converted barn in picturesque English village of Over Compton near Sherborne, Dorset. Spacious lounge and kitchen, large super king size en suite master bedroom.
Thirty minutes from the coast. Close to several top golf clubs. Access to exclusive members delicatessens and wine shop included. Nestled deep in Thomas Hardye country the historic village is in easy reach of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Dorchester, Bournemouth & Weymouth.
Perfect destination for scenic country walks, rest, relaxation and the opportunity to recharge your batteries. Sherborne boasts a stunning Abbey and Castle along with a various fantastic restaurants and unique shops.
About the owner, Simon L
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 45 %
Response Time: Within a few days
Calendar Updated: 152 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 8 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL179203 by: Holiday Lettings
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 11 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
person found this review helpful

We stayed for 4 nights over the bank holiday in this very comfortable, well equipped barn in Over Compton. The cottage was immaculate and the beds very comfortable. We had some good meals in nearby Sherbourne and Yeovil and the Rose and Crown at nearby Trent. We did use the local delicatessen which is was surprisingly well stocked - Little... more

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 23 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012
person found this review helpful

I visited for a long weekend with some old friends to catch up and we had a great time. The barn is so comfortable and spacious. It was great to have big meals around the table, cosy chats in front of the fireplace with the wine. The beds were so comfy we almost didn't want to get up in the... more

Idil O
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 September 2011 for a stay in July 2011
people found this review helpful

We stayed at this cute cottage with a few friends and enjoyed a relaxing weekend, interspersed of course with lots of wine drinking. The first night we went to dinner at the local pub. The following day we walked through the lovely country lane (5 minutes from the cottage!) to an amazing shop selling artisanal cheeses, olives and delicious wine.... more

  • Balcony
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
Additional amenities & feature info
Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Super King-size en-suite with Sofa Bad to sleep family of 4.
Bedroom 2: Double bed.
Bedroom 3: Double / Twin or Single depending on requirements.
Bathrooms: Main bathroom- Large Bath / Shower & WC.
En-suite- Large shower & WC.
Kitchen: Very large, well equipped kitchen / dinner including: Electric cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine / dryer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and well stocked cooking equipment.
Living Rooms: Large living room including 3 sofas, armchair, TV, DVD player, 80 + Free view channels.
linen/maid service: Property cleaned weekly. Price includes full linen and towels for each room
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
8 Sep 2015 -
21 Dec 2015
Autumn 2015
1 night
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Please email to reserve. Booking terms 25% deposit payable upon booking, remainder due 30 days prior to arrival. Weekend / long weekend rates available
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How to get there
Airport: Bristol: 60.0 km
Railway: Sherborne: 3.5 km
Ferry: Weymoth: 42.0 km
Airports- Bristol 40 mins, Exeter 1 hour, Bournemouth 1hr 30 mins.
Train Station- Sherborne (2 miles), Yeovil Pen Mill (1.2 miles), Yeovil Junction (2miles). Located 7 miles from the A303, 2 miles from the A37, 10 miles from the A35.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 35.0 km.
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