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View from the lounge
View from the lounge out to the countryside.
a BBQ for warm summer evenings
Grassed area to the side of the property
Electric vehicle charging point
View of the property and surrounding countryside
Stourhead House
Sherborne Old Castle
Sherborne Abbey
The local market
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Hilltop View

Sherborne (2.5mls S), Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Detached bolthole for two with fabulous views over the surrounding countryside
  • Decorated with care throughout to create a real home from home
  • Located on the border between Dorset and Somerset and perfect for touring
Property code: 87292

Set in a rural spot, yet with easy access to historic Sherborne, this dog-friendly property is ideal for a relaxing break spent admiring the view or visiting the many attractions within reach.

The hamlet of Lillington boasts beautiful countryside and is only 2.5 miles from the town of Sherborne, which draws many visitors for good reason. There are 12th-century castle ruins as well as the ‘new’ castle, built in the 16th century. The honey-coloured streets feature a historic abbey as well as numerous shops, pubs, cafes, and artisan boutiques. Those wishing to walk will find many routes weaving through this picturesque landscape or you can jump in the car and visit Haynes Motor Museum (10 miles), Fleet Air Arm Museum (9 miles), or Glastonbury (19 miles). The small, friendly village of Cerne Abbas, home of the Cerne Abbas Giant hillside chalk figure is within a short drive. The village itself has plenty to offer, including three welcoming pubs, a traditional Dorset tearoom and a shop/Post Office. Additional places of interest include Montacute House, Tintinhull House and Lytes Cary, which are in the care of the National Trust and all within 11 miles. The seaside towns of Weymouth and Bridport are located within a 25-mile radius of the property.

A shared driveway gives access to the private entrance into this single-storey property, newly built in 2022. Once inside you are met with a welcoming open plan lounge/kitchen/diner with many thoughtful details. To your left is a handy bench and space to leave coats and muddy boots. The kitchen is straight ahead and has been cleverly designed to make the most of the space - there is an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and washing machine. There is a breakfast bar and stools for casual dining and a comfortable lounge area just opposite. As well as patio doors giving lovely views over the countryside, there is an electric wood burner effect fire and a Smart TV. The bedroom leads on from here and is beautifully presented with William Morris fabrics, a Smart TV, and more beautiful views. There is a contemporary en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC.

Patio doors lead from the lounge to a compact, enclosed terrace, seating area and gas BBQ which has far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside, and to the side is a small strip of lawn, ideal for your four-legged friend. To the front of the property is an off-road parking space for one car, complete with an EV charging point.

 

  • 1 bedroom - king-size bed
  • 1 bathroom - en-suite with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine
  • Smart TVs in the lounge area and bedroom
  • Electric heating throughout the property
  • Enclosed terrace with furniture
  • Gas BBQ
  • One off-road parking space available with EV charging point - £20 per week payable directly to the owner
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • Beach 25 miles
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michelle 5th September 2022

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We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage for four nights. It was perfect for us and our two dogs with a small grassed fenced off area which was great for the dogs. Its in a beautiful, peaceful location with everything you need for a relaxing stay. We had a warm welcome from Sara who made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. The wRead moreelcome pack of goodies kindly left for us all was amazing! Thank you Sara. Highly recommend with local walks and many places to visit by car. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 26th August 2022

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Hilltop View Cottage in Higher Lillington is the perfect place for a quiet peaceful break. The cottage is beautifully furnished throughout and deserves 5* rating at the very least. Plenty of room to park the car off road and the owners Sara and Rob have thought of everything to make one's holiday perfect. There are plenty of things to do around theRead more area especially for NT members. Sherbourne is a lovely town and has a magnificent castle (actually 2) and abbey to enjoy. Thoroughly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 22nd August 2022

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The owners were friendly and welcoming The property was lovely, beautifully decorated It was very well equipped I would recommend this propert

Reviewed by Debbie 19th August 2022

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Absolutely fabulous! The cottage was decorated and equipped to the highest standard. The location was so lovely, great views and no more than an hour in any direction to all the places we wanted to visit. Sherborne Market Town is a great visit for the castle and local market and they have a great fish and chip shop! Sara and Rob are great friendly Read morehosts and always on hand for any needs and local info. Our 2 Dogs felt very settled here and loved looking out over the fields. Well be back! Hide

Reviewed by Ali 5th August 2022

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This really was a break away from it all. The peace of the location was so beneficial. Sara and Rob are the best of hosts, very accommodating, and their attention to detail in the cottage is 5*. It is beautifully appointed and was immaculately clean on our arrival. Such lovely touches throughout, everything you could ever need while away from home.Read more Thank you, we hope to return Hide

Reviewed by Martin 29th July 2022

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We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful cottage. The property has recently been converted to a very high standard. The owners have thought of everything with so much attention to detail. Beautifully clean and well equipped. The area around the cottage is fully fenced and completely safe for our dog. Wonderful views complete the picture. Very highRead morely recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 25th July 2022

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Relaxing few days at Hilltop View. A beautifully furnished property with a stunning view. Great position to visit local towns & villages

Reviewed by Jo 22nd July 2022

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the property was excellent with everything you could wish for, lovely welcome pack and note from owner.

Reviewed by Janet 18th July 2022

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Reviewed by Stephen 8th July 2022

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The accommodation was well equipped, clean and comfortable. The location was very rural, but only a short drive into Sherborne. Lovely and quiet with countryside views and very close to the local dairy cows when they were in the adjacent field. The owners were very helpful and on hand when needed.

Reviewed by Mark 1st July 2022

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We loved our stay at Hilltop Cottage, very peaceful and relaxing. Set in beautiful open countryside with great views. The owners were really friendly and helpful, the cottage is a credit to them, it's very well equipped and to a very high standard, it really felt like home from home, it wanted for nothing. The cottage has internet via wifi, the tv Read morehas Netflix and we also enjoyed the gas BBQ. Sherbourne is 2 & 3/4 miles away, a lovely market town, it has Sainsbury's and Waitrose for groceries. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 25th June 2022

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This is a beautiful cottage for 2. Very comfortable and well equipped with everything you need. Its in a good location for walking and within an hours drive to the coast ( Lyme Regis, Weymouth etc.) Sherborne has a large Sainsburys and Waitrose for all your needs. Owners extremely accommodating. Thank you again for a lovely stay.

Reviewed by Andy 17th June 2022

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Had a fantastic weeks stay at Hilltop View cottage. It is in a lovely peaceful location, and Sherborne is only a few minutes drive away, and is well worth a visit, and there are numerous National Trust properties nearby, as well as some lovely walks. The cottage itself is lovely inside and no expense has been spared in making it as equipped and comRead morefortable as possible. The owners are very friendly and don't impose, although they are there if you need them. Looking forward to staying again soon! Hide

Reviewed by Thomas 10th June 2022

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A wonderful place to stay highly recommended

Reviewed by Peter 6th June 2022

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Well appointed. Ideal for a couple, in quiet location with amazing views. Close to the charming town of Sherborne.

Reviewed by Alexander 22nd May 2022

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A very clever conversion which is well equipped and comfortable. The owners were very friendly and had left a generous welcome pack, including dog treats and dog towels. The view from the cottage is lovely, overlooking fields to the next hamlet. The location is a perfect base for touring the local area.

Reviewed by Kim 12th May 2022

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We had a fantastic few days here. The cottage is absolutely delightful, beautifully furnished and well equipped with everything we could want. The milk in the fridge and cookies were very welcome. Even our dog was catered for with bowls and dog towels available to use, as well as some lovely dog treats. As drivers of an electric car the charger wasRead more also a bonus for us. I honestly can't fault Hilltop View and we will definitely be coming back again. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 8th May 2022

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What a beautiful location, very quiet, peaceful and with a great view. There is nothing in the area to draw crowds, so you are guaranteed peace. The facilities that are at the cottage are perfect, with ample partking and even an electric car charger. The owners are ultra friendly, giving us some good advice on eating places and dog walks. There areRead more an abundance of Dorset stroll books in the cottage, so plenty to do. 10/10. Would recommend in an instant. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 29th April 2022

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This property felt very luxurious. The owners Rob and Sara have gone above and beyond with the detail and design and they have provided everything you need for a very comfortable stay. They were both very welcoming and were keen to help with anything you need to ensure your stay is perfect. There is also an amazing view to wake up to every morning,Read more which is a little piece of heaven. Its is a great spot to switch off and to visit many beautiful places. We highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 15th April 2022

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Both Sara and Rob were very friendly and helpful on our stay and Monty their dog was such a cutie!. The cottage Hilltop View was amazing,, very comfortable and equipped with everything you would need even dog towels and the views were incredible. On our arrival we had a welcoming bottle of wine, fresh bread, jams and dairy products which were much Read moreappreciated. We would highly recommend a stay here, we will definitely be returning in the future. A massive thank you guys! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 9th April 2022

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Absolutely idyllic cottage, we certainly found a little gem. The cottage was immaculate with high quality finishings throughout and amazing attention to detail. It is set in a lovely location, so peaceful and quiet my husband and I slept like a log. Lovely gesture of a bottle of wine, bread, cookies and biscuits on arrival. We took our two little dRead moreogs and there were even treats for them! It was like a 5 star hotel. The owners are lovely ! Couldn't fault it in any way, we will be back ! Hide

Reviewed by Iwona 1st April 2022

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We loved staying at Hilltop Cottage. The property was expertly equipped and no expense was spared in terms of quality. We felt very comfortable in the cottage and we were made to feel very welcome. It is so peaceful and very quiet there with views across open fields. Sara and Rob are excellent hosts. This is a great location for exploring rural DorRead moreset and the south coast. We visited West Bay and Montacute House followed by Sunday lunch at the Kings Arms. Superb! We hope to visit again. Hide

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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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