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The Old Forge - Holton

Sherborne (7mls NE), Somerset
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful detached former farmhouse lovingly furnished set in a beautiful, secluded, rural location
  • Two acres of enclosed garden with suntrap patio great for outside games, al fresco dining or sunbathing
  • Perfect location to visit the charming popular counties of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire
Property code: 79062

This detached former farmhouse has been thoughtfully designed and no attention to detail has been forgotten making this a truly unforgettable retreat in stunning rural surroundings.

Situated in beautiful rolling countryside midway between the small villages of Maperton and Holton with a country pub. This is a great base from which to explore the scenic and historic counties of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. Conveniently located to the historic towns of Wincanton, Sherborne and Shaftesbury with its famous Gold Hill. Countless day trips include Fleet Air Arm Museum, Wincanton races, Sherborne Castle, National Trusts Stourhead house and gardens and Longleat Safari Park. The historic spa city of Bath, Bristol and Wells, the smallest city in England are also well worth a visit. If you fancy a change of scenery take a trip to the Jurassic coast. Or, if you wish to explore further afield Templecombe train station is 3.5 miles and offers a main line from London to the South West.

This stunning 19th century detached former farmhouse sits at one end of a two-acre garden with views of the landscape beyond. Enter this beautiful property into a spacious stone flagged entrance hall which leads to the principle rooms the lounge, dining room and the kitchen/breakfast room there is also a useful cloakroom with WC. Step up into the welcoming lounge which is ideal for kicking back and relaxing in with a Smart TV, open fire, snuggle up sofa and chairs and a door to the garden. The elegant dining room has a flagstone floor and is ideal if you are enjoying a snack or sitting down to a special meal at the large table. From here there is a door and a step down to the kitchen/breakfast room which has a vaulted oak beam ceiling and panoramic views across the garden from the breakfast area and french sliding doors to open the house during fine weather. The well-equipped kitchen has an electric AGA with four ovens, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There is also a large utility room with an electric hob and oven second dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and a second cloakroom with WC. There is also a snug at this end of the house with views over the garden and a Smart TV. Back to the hall and head upstairs to the five bedrooms. The first a triple aspect king-size room with views over the garden and surrounding fields with french doors opening to a Juliet balcony benefiting from an en-suite shower room with WC. The second and third bedrooms are doubles. The fourth is a twin bedroom and the final bedroom is a king-size with an en-suite shower and WC. There is also a family bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC.

Outside there is a large two-acre enclosed garden which comprises of a gently sloping lawn fringed by borders and mature shrubs and trees, great for relaxing in with plenty of room for children to play. To one side on a higher terrace is a former vegetable garden. There is also a large patio area where guests will find a table and chairs. There is ample off-road parking available at the front of the house.

  • 5 Bedrooms - 2 king-size, 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with showers and WC's and 2 separate WC's
  • Electric AGA with 4 ovens and hot plates, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with electric hob and oven, second dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Open fire (first basket of logs provided)
  • Smart TV in the lounge, Smart TV in the snug
  • Private secluded garden with seating
  • Hot tub can be hired in to property
  • Property can be booked with annex - Plum Tree Retreat 83499
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Shop 3 miles and pub 0.5 mile
  • Arrival: 16:00 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
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £50. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sarah Jadali

This property joined our collection in 2020 and is managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Claire, 23rd February 2024

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Beautiful house that met our needs perfectly. The kitchen space and lounge are both big enough to accommodate everyone in a really luxurious and relaxed setting. The beds and bedding are to die for. Well equipped with the most fabulous furniture and fittings. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Martin, 9th November 2023

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A beautiful spacious property with an excellent mix of bedroom accommodation. Lovely outdoor space for the dogs to stretch their legs, and for us to sit if the weather had been a little better! We hope to return in the future.

Reviewed by Vivienne, 27th October 2023

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Reviewed by Helen, 23rd October 2023

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Reviewed by Mike, 12th May 2023

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Fabulous house with an amazing kitchen/dining/patio garden space. Definitely recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Elspeth, 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Janis, 31st March 2023

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Really comfortable house and beautiful garden. Saw all manner of birds and wildlife. We had a superb family celebration holiday - 10 adults and a baby. There was plenty of room for all and the meeting point was the fabulous kitchen/breakfast room. The more formal dining room was used for celebration meals. Two fridges is brilliant and two cookers aRead morelso utilised for a Sunday Roast & all the trimmings! Kings Arms pub in the village and the village shop were excellent & Osip in Bruton was amazing! Hide

Reviewed by Maria, 24th March 2023

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A super family birthday getaway house. Would definitely book again

Reviewed by Maxine, 17th March 2023

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Reviewed by Nicola, 31st December 2022

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We booked the cottage for a large group of us over new year. It was ideal for what we wanted! Large kitchen and dining areas, well equipped with glasses, plates, dishes etc. The house and grounds are beautiful and the location was perfect. Only a few minutes drive to local shops and a lovely pub.

Reviewed by Francesca, 22nd December 2022

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This property is absolutely beautiful & the garden grounds are fab for young children. However, the AGA did not work the whole time we were there & there are serious electrical issues at the property which cause tripping & half the house to lose electricity, this also caused the water to stop- both hot & cold because the softener is connected to thRead moree power . The owners need to fix these issues, if these are fixed this house would be 5 stars. Sadly this marred our Christmas stay somewhat. Hide

Reviewed by Liz, 25th November 2022

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Beautiful home. Wonderful location. Amazing energy. Fabulous garden. Perfect find. Would be ideal for a yoga retreat or family break. We would love to return. Only 45 minutes drive to Glastonbury.

Reviewed by Chris, 12th November 2022

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Absolutely stunning. We were a party of 6 and the cottage was perfect. Everything we needed was there. The huge garden was equally as beautiful and the cottage's location was ideal; we were able to explore Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire within an hour's drive.

Reviewed by Janet, 22nd October 2022

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Such an amazing and tranquil house. There was 10 of us on holiday and the house accommodated us perfectly with lots of room. The property was well presented and the gardens were beautiful.

Reviewed by Catherine, 27th September 2022

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The Old Forge suited my group of seven perfectly. Plenty of equipment and a nice welcome pack. The gardens are lovely. The rooms are all comfortable. An enjoyable few days away.

Reviewed by Margaret, 16th September 2022

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The Old Forge was beautiful, just wish we could have stayed longer. A nice addition would have been to have condiments such as salt and pepper. We were asked to put bedding in bags but were unable to find any. All in all we had a lovely stay and hope to stay again one day.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Geoffrey, 5th August 2022

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Generally very clean, comfortable and plenty of space. Outdoor patio areas need some work as does driveway - significant trip hazards to the elderly and children. Well equipped.

Reviewed by Catharine, 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Graham, 20th May 2022

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This is a fabulous house and the garden is wonderful. Plenty of room for 6 adults and four children - plus a dog. Children and dog loved the garden especially in the good weather that we had. The kitchen breakfast room is great - used the more formal dining room for adults evening meal to celebrate a 40th birthday. The house was well equipped and vRead moreery clean - cant fault it. Nobody wanted to go home - would definitely book again. Hide

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