View towards the character cottage second door on the right
Relax in the lounge
Pretty lounge with a window seat
Lounge leading to the kitchen
Well-equipped contemporary kitchen
Bright and airy kitchen/diner
Kitchen/dining area
Dining area leading to the enclosed garden
Your four legged friends will feel at home here
Double bedroom with an abundance of charm
Bedroom detail
Pretty double bedroom
Bedroom detail
Spacious shower room adjacent to the bedroom
Stylish shower room
Enclosed patio with small lawn area
Relax in the enclosed garden
View over the nearby village green
Quintissential village setting with a pretty church
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Snowdrop Cottage - Thornford,

Sherborne (3.5mls SW), Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 4
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Chocolate box thatched cottage with an abundance of charm
  • Pretty village location with shop and pub nearby
  • Head south from the property and explore the stunning Jurassic Coastline
  • Near the bustling market town of Sherborne with its historic Abbey
  • Beautiful walking routes through the surrounding area, ideal for your 4 legged friends
  • Ideally placed for touring Dorset and Somerset
Property code: 51018

The ideal spot for a relaxing break on the Dorset and Somerset borders, this pet friendly thatched cottage has an enclosed garden and is in a lovely village setting with pub and shop within walking distance.

Set in the pretty village of Thornford, this character cottage has been refurbished for summer 2017 and offers comfortable accommodation with spacious rooms and an abundance of charm. The village has a pub and shop and is surrounded by open countryside, making it the ideal spot for walkers and nature lovers. An abundance of pretty towns and villages are accessible from here, including the market town of Sherborne, which offers a great selection of artisan cafes, boutique shops and restaurants. Heading south from the cottage is the stunning Jurassic Coastline, which provides the ideal backdrop for all manner of outdoor pursuits, or take a trip into Somerset in the North, with its many attractions such as The Haynes Motor Museum, Ham Hill and Montacute House.

Steps lead you to the front door of this pretty terraced cottage. On entering the property, you are met by a cosy lounge with sofa bed, TV and DVD, making it the ideal place to relax after a day spent exploring. An archway leads you into the stylish contemporary kitchen/diner, which is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. Rising from the lounge is a winding cottage style staircase, giving access to a bright and airy double bedroom with views over the street and an adjacent shower room with shower and WC.

Heading outside, you will find an enclosed courtyard with garden furniture and a small lawn area to the rear. Located directly outside of the kitchen it’s the perfect spot for enjoying a meal outdoors. At the front of the cottage there is roadside parking for several cars subject to availability.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine
  • Electric and night storage heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample roadside parking (subject to availability)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 4 dogs welcome, more by arrangement
  • Beach 17 miles, shop and pub within walking distance
  • TV and DVD in lounge
  • Regret no BBQ’s or smoking anywhere on the premises due to the thatch
  • Sleeps 2+2
  • Sofa bed

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gaynor, 10th August 2018

Lovely dog friendly cottage Ideal for exploring Dorset and Somerset. Ten minute drive takes you to Sherborne great place to shop and eat out.

Reviewed by Lewis, 29th June 2018

Lovely cottage beautifully decorated and very well equipped.

Reviewed by Karen, 15th June 2018

The cottage was perfect for two people and our 3 large dogs. It was bright, clean and very welcoming. Amanda is just over the garden fence should you need her.

Reviewed by Simon, 8th June 2018

Beautiful cottage in a lovely and friendly village. The nearby pub serves delicious food. Central location for numerous tourist locations. Sherborne Castle is delightful and only a few minutes down the road. Not far from the most stunning coastline with amazing deep blue colour sea. We had a wonderful time and would love to return.

Reviewed by J, 1st June 2018

We found the cottage to be extremely clean and provided excellent good quality accommodation. The small courtyard and lawn was just right for our 2 dogs and very secure. Thornford is a lovely village with very friendly locals. The pub a short walk away and serves good food in pleasant surroundings. Well done Amanda and Sophie.

Reviewed by Kay, 26th May 2018

Superb cottage, owner and daughter very friendly and helpful. Locals also very friendly and informative. Fantastic location as a base to explore Dorset and surrounding counties.

Reviewed by John, 18th May 2018

Superb location , handy for the beaches and sightseeing the area , Amanda was so friendly and helpful . We felt immediately at home , plenty of walks locally for the dogs !!

Reviewed by Ann, 11th May 2018

Beautiful cottage in a small pretty village. The cottage has been completely renovated to a very high standard. Lovely local dog walks. This property is very dog friendly and has an escape proof garden although our border terrier tried hard!!

Reviewed by Ruth, 13th April 2018

Very comfortable Safe garden for the dogs Ideal location and the local pub is a must Meals are excellent value for money

Reviewed by Chris, 30th March 2018

Snowdrop cottage was absolutely perfect! Ideal location and a heart pub just a stones throw away.

Reviewed by Carol, 19th March 2018

Very enjoyable break. Cottage was immaculately, and very tastefully furnished and well equipped. Enclosed back garden area so our dog was safe to go outside. It was a good base for exploring the local area.

Reviewed by Andrew, 12th March 2018

This lovely cottage is in an ideal location, close to a small shop and great pub. The kitchen was fully equipped and the cottage was clean and spacious.

Reviewed by Maria, 3rd February 2018

Immaculate cottage with everything you need for two people. Genuinely dog friendly with totally secure garden. Snug and cosy. The village has a well-stocked little shop and a good pub only a minute's walk away. Loads of footpaths leading from Thornford for good dog walks.

Reviewed by William, 25th January 2018

It was a lot lovely snug place to have a nice relaxing break with our dog. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by Gary, 20th January 2018

Beautifully decorated and appointed and above all for us very doggie friendly

Reviewed by william, 6th January 2018

Beautifully renovated cottage in a lovely area, nice pub in walking distance. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a nice relaxing break or to explore the area. Spotlessly clean and equipped to a high standard.

Reviewed by Linda, 28th December 2017

A lovely , charming & cosy cottage with every detail taken care of. Very dog friendly & nothing is too much trouble for the owner. Situated in a quiet and relaxed part of Dorset. Nice dog friendly local pub .

Reviewed by Alison, 3rd November 2017

Beautifully presented cottage. Everything you could possibly ask for, from biscuits and duck eggs to freshly cut flowers in every room. The owner had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. Very well equipped kitchen which had been fitted quite recently, ceramic hob, cooker and microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine. An Read moreenclosed garden leading from the kitchen was perfect for our dog. Highly recommended for short or longer breaks you wont be disappointed Hide

Reviewed by Harry, 6th October 2017

Cosy and relaxing. Great outdoor area for our dog. well presented and clean.

Reviewed by Duncan, 29th September 2017

Cosy and clean, dog-friendly cottage with a helpful owner nearby. Conveniently located for North and South coasts.

Reviewed by James, 16th September 2017

A wonderful cottage, clean and comfortable. Great location to explore the area. Dog friendly. Good local pub and shop. Helpful owners. Highly recommend it.

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View towards the character cottage second door on the right
Relax in the lounge
Pretty lounge with a window seat
Lounge leading to the kitchen
Well-equipped contemporary kitchen
Bright and airy kitchen/diner
Kitchen/dining area
Dining area leading to the enclosed garden
Your four legged friends will feel at home here
Double bedroom with an abundance of charm
Bedroom detail
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