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 to the front of the property. Upstairs are three  bedrooms with high ceilings and 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. The barns benefit from Superfast Wifi so you can catch up on TV programs using BBC i-Player and other catch up channels. The TV also supports Netflix and Amazon video using your own account. Or just relax and read a book from our selection in front of the feature electric fireplace.

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


The dining area has a good sized  table and eight chairs.  There is  also 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. 

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.


If cooking is your thing the open plan kitchen is well equipped with a fan oven, hob, microwave, full height fridge freezer and dishwasher. 

The cupboards are well stocked with all the cutlery and crockery you could need. Whether you are rustling up a quick breakfast or a full roast dinner. We provide some basic herbs, spices and oil plus tin foil, cling film and kitchen roll. 

The kitchen also benefits from a washer dryer.

Shippens Master bedroom


The Shippens sleeps

upstairs are three bedrooms one king size, one double and one twin . The spacious master bedroom has a king size bed and lots of space for a travel cot

The master bedroom has a double wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. There is also a TV.

The double bedroom has a single wardrobe, chest of drawers and  bedside cabinets.

The twin bedroom has wall hooks for hanging, a chest of drawers and a bedside cabinet.

We provide 100% cotton bed linen and towels

Shippens double bedroom
Shippens twin bedroom


There is a comfortable family bathroom including a large bath with  powerful shower above. The main bedroom has an en suite shower room with a large corner enclosure. both bathrooms include heated mirrors and shaving points. 

Shippens Ensuite
Shippens bathroom


The barn is south facing and has a gravel courtyard garden to the front that gets sunshine all day and into the evening. There is a table and chairs on the patio with seating for 7, perfect to unwind in the evening and take advantage of the BBQ. The garden has a small picket fence with a secure latching gate. 

There is  dedicated off road parking space for two cars.

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We require a 25% deposit to make a reservation, the remaining rental is due 30 days before arrival. Short breaks from 3 nights are possible for the dates listed below with stays of less than 7 nights.

3 nights 65% of weekly rate

4 nights 75% of weekly rate

5 nights 85% of weekly rate