View of the property and surrounding countryside
View towards the property
Stylish kitchen and breakfast bar
Enjoy breakfast at the breakfast bar
Lounge area
View from the lounge out to the countryside.
Enjoy!
View from the lounge
Enjoy a cup of tea whilst taking in the view
a BBQ for warm summer evenings
Kingsize bed
Kingsize bedroom
Bathroom
Bathroom with bath and shower
Grassed area to the side of the property
EV charging point
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 allowed 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
  • 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

Lauren Horwood

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Lauren.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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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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View of the property and surrounding countryside
View towards the property
Stylish kitchen and breakfast bar
Enjoy breakfast at the breakfast bar
Lounge area
View from the lounge out to the countryside.
Enjoy!
View from the lounge
Enjoy a cup of tea whilst taking in the view
a BBQ for warm summer evenings
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Location

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