Penny Cottage is a former rail worker’s cottage, built in 1897 and beautifully restored in 2016. It is one of six in a terrace that has retained all of its character and is located in the quaint village of Yetminster, near Sherborne in Dorset. Whether for a romantic break for two or family holiday, it is ideally located for exploring all that Dorset and Somerset has to offer. Just a few minutes walk to Yetminster’s own railway halt – where visitors can board a train for day trips to Weymouth and the Jurassic Coast.
There are so many things to do nearby. A ten minute drive takes you to historic Sherborne, with its abbey, museum, castles, markets, unique high street and architecturally beautiful town centre. Sutton Bingham near Halstock has a popular canoe and sailing club with trout fishing on the reservoir, while one can also spend a day at Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum or Haynes Motor Museum, with its fascinating collection of classic cars. Golfers will not be disappointed with the excellent courses at Yeovil, Sherborne and Folke, while Oxley Sports Centre offers a fitness suite, swimming pool, squash courts and many other activities.
Travelling south you can enjoy trip to the Jurassic Coast (just 23 miles to the beach) and Dorset’s many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty include Lyme Regis, Bridport, West Bay, Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland or to the north and west of Yetminster you’ll discover Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Stourhead House and Gardens, Longleat, Glastonbury and Bath.
The cottage sleeps up to four and has a sitting room with two sofas and an open fireplace, leading to a character kitchen with feature cast iron range (and more contemporary electric cooker!) and butler’s sink. The bright dining/garden room overlooks the enclosed, sun-trap courtyard garden. There is a ground floor bathroom and, on the first floor, one spacious king-size bedroom and a second more snug bedroom with twin beds (perfect for children). Free WIFI is included.
Yetminster has houses and manors dating back to the 17th century with the medieval church of St. Andrew’s at its centre and a vibrant local community life. The village has its own pub, village shop, post office, GP and gallery/cafe within walking distance of the cottage, which is surrounded by countryside walks ready to explore. You will find details of local facilities and activities in the cottage itself, and the Tourist Information Centre in Sherborne can help you with everything else you need to know.
For further information please contact the owner, Michelle Gouldbourne on 07972711820 or complete the contact form below.