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The Stables at Clare Cottage

Summers day at The Stables
26 reviews
Summers day at The Stables
The Stables with view of the tennis court and the Hay Barn
The Stables and winter log store
Sumptuous kings size bed with deep 1400 pocket sprung mattress and soft 400 count pure cotton linen.
Cosy living area and breakfast room
Log burner and ample supply of logs for cold winter nights! Stables doors open to a sunny patio.
Well Equipped Kitchen.
Modern Bathroom With Large Shower.
Nothing better than a Summer complimentary Cream tea if your ETA is between 2.30 and 5.00pm
Our home and The Stables
View of the paddock
Some of the animals who share our paddock
More Of Clare Cottage
Orphan Lambs
The Beautiful Valley We Call Home
If You Are Up Early Our Sunrise Can Be Breath Taking Too.
The Stunning Sunests At The Village Of Stowell.
What Ever The Weather Is Doing There Is Always A Warm Welcome At The Stables At Clare Cottage.
For A Special Occasion Why Not Take A Balloon Ride
The Arresting  Beauty Of The Jurassic Coast.  Taken From Above The Village Of Abbotsbury.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Sherborne, Dorset, England
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.<BR> 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. <BR>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... Read more
About the Owner, Sarah M
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jul 2009
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 44 reviews and 4 properties
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Listing #HL96905
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Dianne S
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

My 11yr old daughter and I returned from staying at The Stables yesterday. We had a fantastic time and I would highly recommend staying here. It's peaceful and very well equipped and the owner was very welcoming. My only grumble is that I wished we'd booked for a bit longer 😀 We visited Monkey World, Weymouth and Wookey Hole Caves...

Management response:

Happy to hear you had a good time - people don't realise how much there is to do down here! If you decide to visit again ....don't forget to go to Longleat and if it's the first Sunday of the month there is a fantastic market at Frome selling everything from homemade fudge to local meats and cheeses and beautifully...


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Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Trying to combine our visite to the Steamfair and Beaulieu with the Jurassic coast it's a perfect located stay. Sarah is a very friendlly person and we liked our six day stay very much. Soryy it's not a B&B but at our start Sarah provided thouch a starting breakfast. Thanks a lot. Yes in Dutch we wil say: een geweldige...

Management response:

What a lovely couple, thank you for your review, I am pleased you managed to fit everything you wanted into your stay.


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Fiona M
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

What a fantastic place to stay! we loved it and will definitely be returning! Don't want to say too many good things as I'd rather keep this place for myself, but as you've probably gathered, its great!

Management response:

Wonderful .. thanks for that, so pleased guests feel it should be just for them...it means we got it right.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
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.<BR><BR>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.<BR><BR>Our B&B gusets enjoy a delicious hamper of locally made artisan bread and croissants, homemade cereal and jams, our own fresh f... more
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
2 nights only during week - PLEASE SEE WEEKEND RATE

Single night bookings = 2 night payment LESS £20.00

If you wish to take breakfast and turndown service please add £10.00 per night for two persons.
Single persons wishing to take breakfast and turndown service please add only £5.00

Payments - by cheque minimum of 10 days in advance or bank transfer or cash on arrival.
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About the neighbourhood
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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How to get there
Airport: Bristol: 60.0 km
Railway: Templecombe: 3.0 km
Ferry: Weymouth: 60.0 km
Motorway links from London using the M3 and from the North on the M5 are good to the South West of England. London Heathrow and Gatwick are about 2 hours drive away whilst Bristol and Exeter airports are around 45 minutes journey time. The most popular route from London is via the M3 motorway joining the A303 at the second exit of junction 7 you will head South West past Stonehenge and leave the A303 at the junction for the A357 to Wincanton and Sherborne. You are only 5 minutes away and we will be happy to send a map with detailed instructions to find us.
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: 50.0 km.
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