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Head inside to the charming open-plan living area
Plenty of seating in the lounge area
Relax by the cosy wood burner and Smart TV
Beautifully presented in a contemporary yet characterful country style
Enjoy leisurely meals with friends and family
Light and airy kitchen/dining area
Cook up a storm in the stylish kitchen area
Step outside to the decked veranda
Light and airy, dual aspect king-size bedroom
Charming king-size bedroom
Twin bedroom
Contemporary bathroom with shower over bath and WC
Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks on the covered veranda
View of the property which is on the far right hand side
The covered veranda overlooks the paddock and countryside beyond
Admire the views across the paddock
Looking towards the entrance to the property
Looking towards the front of the property on the far left hand side
Sherborne's historic abbey
Visit Sherborne's two castles, the Old Castle and the New Castle
Head to the Jurassic Coast and explore the many fossil rich beaches
1 / 24  Head inside to the charming open-plan living area
2 / 24  Plenty of seating in the lounge area
3 / 24  Relax by the cosy wood burner and Smart TV
4 / 24  Beautifully presented in a contemporary yet characterful country style
5 / 24  Enjoy leisurely meals with friends and family
6 / 24  Light and airy kitchen/dining area
7 / 24  Cook up a storm in the stylish kitchen area
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10 / 24  Step outside to the decked veranda
11 / 24  Light and airy, dual aspect king-size bedroom
12 / 24  Charming king-size bedroom
13 / 24  Twin bedroom
14 / 24  Contemporary bathroom with shower over bath and WC
15 / 24  Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks on the covered veranda
16 / 24  View of the property which is on the far right hand side
17 / 24  The covered veranda overlooks the paddock and countryside beyond
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19 / 24  Admire the views across the paddock
20 / 24  Looking towards the entrance to the property
21 / 24  Looking towards the front of the property on the far left hand side
22 / 24  Sherborne's historic abbey
23 / 24  Visit Sherborne's two castles, the Old Castle and the New Castle
24 / 24  Head to the Jurassic Coast and explore the many fossil rich beaches

Toller - The Hide

Sherborne (6mls S), Dorset
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully presented former barn converted in a contemporary yet characterful country style
  • Covered veranda with views over the paddock and countryside beyond
  • This property benefits from a wood burner and good road links to explore the region
Property code: 80735

This eco-friendly former barn is set within a rural village close to historic Sherborne. With both contemporary style and character features, it is the ideal choice for small families wishing to tour.

Book a stay for four at this inviting, barn-style holiday home, near Middlemarsh, 6 miles from the pretty Dorset market town of Sherborne. Set around a shared courtyard but with a private, covered terrace, where you can relax with a cup of tea or glass of wine, this two-bedroom property is well placed for walks and cycle rides through the surrounding scenic countryside. Stroll in the paddock on sunny days or retreat inside when it’s chilly to light the wood burner. See the famous chalk Cerne Abbas Giant, carved into the hill above the village.

Enter this single-storey, rural abode and follow the hall into the bright lounge/kitchen/dining room, with its vaulted ceiling and wooden beams. Settle on the comfortable sofas by a roaring wood burner to watch a film together on the Smart TV. Head to the kitchen area at mealtimes to find everything you need to whip up tasty feasts; then dine together at the farmhouse table. There’s a comfortable king-size bedroom and an inviting twin room. The family bathroom is close by. Open the double doors from the lounge/kitchen/diner on fine days to dine out on the covered veranda, which enjoys rural views. Find parking for two vehicles on the site. A small stream runs under the veranda and there is a pond across the driveway in the owners’ garden which is bordered with post and rail fencing, please take care with children.

Enjoy your proximity to picture-postcard Sherborne, with its castles, abbey and exquisite architecture. Peruse the many independent shops here and dine out. Dorchester, 11 miles away, is also a great place to pick up locally sourced provisions. Visit art galleries and museums and take a stroll around the Iron Age hill fort. Plan a day out down to the spectacular Jurassic Coast, 20 miles away, to go swimming at Osmington Mills and look for fossils.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • 55" Smart TV in the lounge area
  • Underfloor heating
  • Covered veranda with furniture
  • A small stream runs under the veranda and there is a pond across the driveway in the owners’ garden which is bordered with post and rail fencing, please take care with children
  • Off-road parking available for 2 cars
  • Shop 3.5 miles and pub within 1 mile
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sarah Jadali

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nicholas 24th May 2024

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Toller at The Hide is a beautifully decorated and well equipped barn conversion with a sensational covered decking area at the back of the property overlooking a wild meadow which catches the light beautifully at sunrise and sunset. The property is light, airy and spacious with comfortable beds and furniture, good quality kitchen appliances, and a Read morehuge flatscreen TV. It was a wonderful to wake up early or sit out late at night and listen to the birds and spot deer. Location good for exploring. Hide

Reviewed by Marie-Louise 19th April 2024

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Wonderful cottage, very clean, good beds, good shower, good lay-out. It was also very complete. It is so nice if there is hand soap, dishwasher tablets, kitchen paper, some toilet paper etc. And everything was there on arrival. The location is very good for touring around Dorset and Somerset. You do need a car because walking from the cottage is noRead moret really an option. The field bordering the veranda was great as an outlook from the cottage and we saw deer every day and a fox on some days. Great! Hide

Reviewed by Philip 10th November 2023

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This warm and cosy property is ideally situated for visiting West Dorset and Somerset. We had a great week exploring the area and saw the local deer and woodland birds right on the doorstep! Everything was superb.

Reviewed by Lisa 13th October 2023

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Lovely property, comfortable and spotlessly clean, lovely views. It was a perfect location for us to visit the County.

Reviewed by Deb 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by Mrs 1st September 2023

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Very comfortable, airy and spacious. Everything we needed. Loved breakfast every morning on the terrace and maybe a glass or two in the evening watching the deer. Well situated for lots of things to do - beautiful gardens, the coast and delightful Sherbourne 10 minutes away

Reviewed by Luke 25th August 2023

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Beautiful location and space. A modern interior but felt homely and rural. Loved everything about it.

Reviewed by Stuart 11th August 2023

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Very well appointed and comfortable cottage.

Reviewed by Carolyn 6th August 2023

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Absolutely perfect! So well-equipped with everything you could possibly want, comfortable beds, good bed linen and spotlessly clean throughout. Great location to explore the area.

Reviewed by Leon 19th May 2023

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Beautiful property, clean and well equipped. Scenery from the porch was delightful, lots of natural wildlife to be seen.

Reviewed by Sally 11th September 2022

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I can highly recommend staying here. Peaceful area and the cottage was so clean and comfortable with all the mod cons but lots of character features as well. The deer in the paddock were lovely to see and an added bonus. Hope to return very soon

Reviewed by Sam 26th August 2022

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A very peaceful, rural setting just a short drive from Sherborne. Great base for exploring the area. Very impressed with the modern standard throughout. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook family meals. Utilities such as dishwasher and washing machine, iron, ironing board and hoover provided. The veranda was lovely to sit and relax with table,Read more chairs and deckchairs . Smart TV was great to chill out in front of on in the evenings. Beds were comfy, bathroom spacious with plenty of hot water. Hide

Reviewed by Julian 13th August 2022

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Reviewed by Stuart 29th July 2022

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Great 2-bedroom cottage with covered terrace. High specification and inventory. As the weather was warm during our stay, we did not have an opportunity to light the wood burner or test the underfloor heating, powered by a ground-source heat pump. The owners, who live next door, were very friendly and welcoming.

Reviewed by Angela 24th June 2022

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A beautifully presented, very clean, tidy and comfortable property in a good location with easy access to the main road. Thank you for the welcome gift we found on arrival.

Reviewed by David 17th June 2022

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This place really was a bit of luxury in a rural environment. Lots of tourist attractions within easy reach by car. We did not want for comfort whilst there. Every domestic appliance you could possibly require for a short holiday was provided. Modern technology was also available with a quality smart tv and wifi. The covered verandah was a marvelloRead moreus place to sit and oversee the paddock which teamed with insects and butterflies. On our penultimate day we were visited by a young deer. Great stay. Hide

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Head inside to the charming open-plan living area
Plenty of seating in the lounge area
Relax by the cosy wood burner and Smart TV
Beautifully presented in a contemporary yet characterful country style
Enjoy leisurely meals with friends and family
Light and airy kitchen/dining area
Cook up a storm in the stylish kitchen area
Step outside to the decked veranda
Light and airy, dual aspect king-size bedroom
Show 12 moreCharming king-size bedroom

Location

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