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Holiday cottages near Sherborne, Dorset

+44 1908 530803

Completed in 2007 one of three barns dating back into the 1800’s, The Shippens has been converted to give a modern relaxing environment retaining the character of the original structure.

Accommodation comprises a large kitchen dinner and separate lounge  with large oak windows and French doors that open onto a courtyard garden. Upstairs are three  bedrooms with exposed beams, there is also a modern family bathroom and en suite to the master.


The lounge is very spacious and furnished in a contemporary style that is bright and fresh. There are comfortable sofas to relax on at the end of the day.

There is a 40” 4K Smart TV plus a Blue ray player and Wii games console. There is a small selection of family Wii games and DVD’s. There is complementary WiFi internet access so you can catch up on TV programs using catch up channels. Or just relax and read a book in front of the feature fireplace.

There are large French doors that open onto the patio seating area.


The dining area has a good sized  table and 8 chairs, on a warm evening there is outside seating and table with a charcoal BBQ for alfresco dinning. There are lots of local restaurants in both Sherborne and Yeovil. The Rose and Crown pub in Trent (1.5 miles) offers award winning food and drink.


The kitchen is well equipped with a fan oven, grill and hob, microwave, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The cupboards are well stocked with all the cutlery and crockery you could need. Whether you are rustling up a quick breakfast of a full roast dinner.

If you want a break from cooking it’s just a short walk through the beautiful grounds of Compton House to Trencherman’s Deli where you can buy some fantastic food including ready meals made on the premises.  All of the major supermarkets will deliver your groceries so you can order before you leave home.


The Shippens sleeps 6+1, upstairs are three bedrooms one king size, one double and one twin (can be configured with one bed or two). The spacious master bedroom can be configured with a fold out single bed or space for a cot (travel cot available on request).  


The Shippens  is south facing and has a gravel courtyard garden that gets sunshine all day and into the evening. There is a table and chairs on a patio with seating for 7, perfect to unwind in the evening and take advantage of the BBQ. There is a dedicated off road parking space for two cars. The garden has a low fence with latching gate.

Over Compton is a very small village linked to Nether Compton just half a mile walk. There are some wonderful walks from the property.


There is a comfortable family bathroom including a large bath with  powerful shower above. There is also a shaving point . The main bedroom has an en suite shower room with a large corner enclosure.

Master bedroom with additional bed

Bedroom 2 with double bed

Bedroom 3 twin beds