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The Forge Number One Sherborne

Sherborne, Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Thoughtfully renovated cottage set within the mature gardens of the owner’s home
  • Extensive gardens leading down to a beautiful seating area overlooking the Sherborne brook
  • Fantastic walking trails plus access across to the pretty Sherborne Estate
Property code: 89082

This stunning Grade II listed property sits on the edge of the 4,000-acre National Trust Sherborne estate and unspoilt village. Surrounded by woods and fields and set below the mature gardens of the main house, the Forge has a private entrance and its own terraced garden. The property is a hidden and bucolic gem and borders Sherborne Park and is a haven for walking, bicycling and picnics. It is within easy reach of all the attractions of the Cotswold AONB, its villages, market towns, walking routes, gardens, historic houses and sites, and arts and culture. It offers easy access to Cheltenham (17 miles) and its famous racecourse, Oxford (27 miles), Burford (7.6 miles), Northleach (3.6 miles), Bourton-on-the-water (4.5 miles), Cirencester (15 miles), Stow-on-the-Wold (8.1 miles), and Stratford-on-Avon (29 miles).

The newly refurbished for 2022 forge has three steps up to its entrance but is otherwise on one level. The open-plan main room has exposed wooden beams, showing marks of the building’s working history, and comprises a new, well-equipped and sympathetically styled kitchen, a large dining area, a comfortable lounge area, a wood burner, excellent lighting, and a TV. Large glazed double doors fill the room with light and lead onto the terraced garden. The spacious king-size zip-and-link bedroom (which can be made into a 2ft 6" twin on request) also has high ceilings and exposed beams, and glazed doors which open onto the terrace. The window has views down to the brook. The en-suite bathroom also has high ceilings and a glazed door opening onto the terrace. This comfortable, light-filled space is furnished with a colourful mix antique and modern.

A mowed path leads from the front door, through the woods to the crystal-clear brook with seating and a BBQ, on request. The beautiful, mature gardens and flowers that occupy the gardens to the front of the property create a wonderful terraced area to unwind in a tranquil setting.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 king-size (zip-and-link beds can be made into twins on request)
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine and washing machine
  • Welcome pack with tea, coffee, sugar, milk and butter
  • TV in lounge Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Outdoor seating area with charcoal BBQ and sun loungers
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Pub 4.5 miles, shop within 1 mile
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Gemma Cole

This property is personally managed by Gemma.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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