Higher Orchard in Sherborne, Dorset, offers beautiful guesthouse accommodation in an imaginatively converted barn. Surrounded by spectacular countryside and situated in glorious gardens, we offer the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Our comfortable barn contains a master bedroom with double bed (4'6" ◊ 6'3"), a bunk room sleeping 2 young children (the bunk beds are only 5' 9" long), a living room with small kitchenette (microwave/combi oven, fridge and two electric rings), behind cupboard doors and a bathroom with handheld shower.
The barn is nearby but separate to the main house and there is ample parking space.
There is also accommodation available in a Shepherd's Hut which can sleep 2 in a double bed. It includes a log burner, microwave combi oven and a fire pit.
After discussion with the owners, enjoy walking around the wonderful gardens, lake and fields and use the swimming pool (open in summer months).
We have amazing views over Dorset Wildlife Trust land and open countryside and there are plenty of footpaths and bridleways in all directions. Indeed, the woodland and hillside walks were rated the number one Top Winter Walks by The Times in December 2016. Our village pub The Mitre is only 10 minutesí walk away and serves very good food. There are many other pubs serving excellent food nearby. Sherborne Golf Club is situated at the top of our hill, just above the house. The charming market town of Sherborne is only two miles away. It boasts a range of local shops, cafes and restaurants as well as two castles and the beautiful Abbey, with some of the finest fan-vaulting in the country. Yeovil, with its Fleet Air Arm Museum, is six miles away. Further afield are Frome, Bath, Glastonbury, Street with its shopping village and the stunning Jurassic coast as well as the historic town of Dorchester.
This is the perfect spot for visits to the many local schools in the area.
Our nearest train station is in Sherborne (a 10 minute drive). It takes just over two hours on a direct train to get to London Waterloo. There are taxis outside the station. By road, we are 15 minutes south of the A303, and 6 minutes north of the A30. It takes about an hour to walk into Sherborne.
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Rates: From £65 per room per night based on 2 people sharing. Additional guests £15 per night no breakfast included.
Off street parking.