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Elegant And Spacious Cottage Situated In Quiet Rural Village Location



Updated: 08-Oct-2016
Cottage in Corton Denham, Nr. Sherborne, Dorset, England - Charming and comfortable accommodation, close to the amenities of Sherborne

Situated in the heart of the village the Stable Cottage formed part of the old stable complex of Corton Denham House, an attractive and immaculate Georgian property. Dated 1815 and built of mellow brick and hamstone, it is situated amongst other charming old buildings, whilst retaining its own privacy. The accommodation is on one level and is accessed through a private entrance. The cottage sleeps 4, both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, has a spacious entrance hall and a large open plan living area with a wood burning stove. The property has recently undergone complete internal redesign and renovation, and is now a very elegant, spacious and extremely comfortable two bedroom cottage. Corton Denham is perfectly situated for exploring the surrounding area and benefits from an award winning pub in village and several others in neighbouring villages. The cottage has lovely views of Corton Hill and the surrounding countryside and opportunities for walking and cycling are plentiful.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

Robin and Janie and family have lived at Corton Denham House since 2000. Robin is a retired local GP.

They are keen gardeners and have turned the gardens and grounds into a beautiful classic English garden.

The Stable Cottage is their latest project and has been stylishly refurbished to a high standard.

Please visit www.cortondenhamhouse.co.uk for more details.

They both personally greet all incoming guests and enjoy introducing the property and the area.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"The cottage is extremely comfortable and beautiful as is the house and the garden and the surrounding areas." S & L

"It has been an utter pleasure to stay here in Corton Denham and the cottage has proved to be the perfect place to stay. Warm, comfortable and stylishly decorated." H & L

"We will recommend this lovely place to friends and family who we know will love the comfort, setting and walks" J & R

"We have really struck lucky with the Stable Cottage and its facilities. Access to the wonderful grounds was a real bonus" P & J

"Janie and Robin welcomed us in a way that was beyond us as 'guests'" B & R

"This is our second visit and yet again we have had a lovely time. The cottage is delightful and contains everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable" P & R

"Simply great. A rural idyll" K & A
Dec 2013
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Amazing Cottage in Beautiful Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Stable Cottage is the most comfortable, clean and beautifully equipped self catering cottage we have stayed in in over 40 years. A real home from home. Robin and Janie, the owners, provide a very warm welcome and are also happy to share their amazing 5 acre garden and arboretum (a real labour of love) with guests. Sherborne is a lovely country town close by and the Abbey and Sherborne Castle are both well worth a visit. Stourhead House and gardens, Montecute House, The Fleet Air Arm Museum and Kingston Lacy are just a few of many places to visit in the area. Work up a thirst by walking up to the top of the ridge to the beacon (amazing views) and drop in to the Queens Arms for a drink on your way back to Stable Cottage. The Kings Arms at Charleton Horethorne is a short drive away and serves excellent reasonably priced food.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in the Stable Cottage for three weeks over Easter. The cottage was beautifully furnished and extremely clean. We really enjoyed the log fire - the owners provided kindling, logs and fire lighters so it was really easy. The location is very quiet but within very easy reach of Sherborne which is a lovely country town with a gorgeous old Abbey church. We loved the nearby walks including the more challenging one up to the ridge as well as walking around their glorious garden - especially as it was spring time. Our favourite eateries were the Rose and Crown at Trent and Olivers, a little coffee shop near Waitrose in Sherborne. Robin and Jane were extremely helpful and always took care to ensure we had everything we needed. They even replaced the washing machine when there was a problem - very promptly! If you want peace and quiet, friendly and helpful hosts and a beautiful environment you can't go wrong staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The queens arms, Corton Denham at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Sherborne golf club at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : A303 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The queens arms, Corton Denham at 1 Miles


Just under an hours drive is the Jurassic Coast, from Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb, to West Bay is this dramatic coast line. Continue east along the coast to Abbotsbury, with the Abbey, Botanical Gardens and Swannery and on to the Fleet, Lulworth Cove and Castle, Corfe Castle and Studland Bay.


Village shop and garage in Charlton Horethorne - 3 miles.

Sherborne 4 miles. Wincanton and Castle Cary 7 miles.

A303 - 4 miles.

Mainline Rail - Sherborne to Waterloo (2hrs10m): Castle Cary to Paddington (1hr 45m)

Further Details:

There are pubs with good food in almost every nearby village. However the award winning Queen’s Arms, Corton Denham, is only a 200 yards walk away.

No noise, no crowds, no street lights!

Spectacular walks with great views on Corton Hill, Corton Ridge, and Cadbury Castle. The Monarch Way and Macmillan Way are longer walking routes.

Some of the local attractions:

Sherborne, (2 Castles and Abbey) Glastonbury, (Tor and Abbey) Bath (Famous Georgian town), Salisbury (Cathedral and Close)

Somerset Levels.

Weymouth, Lyme Regis and the Dorset and Devon coasts..

Stourhead, Longleat, Barrington Court, Lytes Cary, East Lambrook House, Forde Abbey, Montacute House, Tintinhull House, Muchelney Abbey.

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton.

Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Sep 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
early winter
6 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The cottage may be taken either as a Weekly Holiday Let or a Short Breaks (minimum 3 days). The property change over is normally on a Saturday.
Booking shall be confirmed on the payment of a deposit of 33% and the balance is payable 3 weeks before the commencement of the holiday.

Any cancellation must be made in writing. If no relet is possible, all monies paid shall be forfeit. If relet is achieved, a refund of all monies shall be paid less a £50 administration charge.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally a Saturday for a booking of a full week. Shorter bookings are acceptable provided they either start or end on the Saturday. For other times contact the owners to discuss availability

A deposit of 33per cent is due on booking with the remainder payable 3 weeks before the booking commences. The payments may be made by cheque or by bank transfers

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The bathrooms are newly fitted with modern facilities, with deep baths and powerful showers overhead. and high quality fittings.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is situated at the end of the hall and is a king sized double. Bedroom 2 is a twin room. Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. The bedrooms are light, comfortable and decorated neutrally. There are fitted cupboards and elegant bedside furniture.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The Stable Cottage has a private entrance and parking for 2 cars. Central heating throughout, plus the wood burner and copious amounts of hot water. Logs are provided from the garden and arboretum of Corton Denham House. Wifi is provided free of charge. All fuel, power, bed linen and towels are included TV with Freeview and DVD player Family antique furnishings are throughout the property The property is not suitable for children under 8 due to expanses of open water at Corton Denham House. No pets No smoking Guests at the Stable Cottage have access to the beautiful gardens and arboretum of Corton Denham House. Outside: The garden is a secluded lawned walled garden with outdoor furniture Utility Room: A washing machine is provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included

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