Eastbury Cottage

Sherborne, Dorset

  • Suitible for: 6 Humans icon 6 Humans
  • Suitible for: 2 Dogs icon 2 Dogs
  • Suitible for: undefined Children welcome icon Children welcome
  • Suitible for: undefined Babies welcome icon Babies welcome

  • Enclosed garden
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Why we love it

A welcome pack for the dog, a hot tub outside for the humans, with charming Sherborne, countryside and castles for everyone

What you'll love

Dogs will love

  • The dog welcome pack and personalised letter
  • Padding round the enclosed garden
  • Exploring the surrounding meadows

Humans will love

  • Soaking in the outdoor hot tub
  • The lively high street’s idependent shops a few minutes away
  • Dining in the courtyard garden on warm summer evenings

The place

Thanks to loving restoration, you can easily picture Eastbury cottage as it was in the 17th century, with carriages rattling past the front door. There wouldn’t have been a hot tub back then, or a roll top bath in the bedroom, but that and other modern touches are very welcome additions. The French doors to the lovely little courtyard mean you can join the whole space up when the weather’s warm and it’s all walled off, so the dog can happily be left to snuffle in the corners after they’ve rummaged in their welcome pack and “read” their welcome letter. The high street is great for independent shops and coffee places, there are some good dog-friendly local pubs as well as two castles, a beautiful abbey and the Dorset countryside to explore. You’re only 45 minutes from the Jurassic coast too, so beach days and scenic cliff walks are always an option.


  • 2 x Super-king rooms
  • 1 x Double room
  • Kids' bunk bed in outbuilding (To be used at parents' discretion, summer use only)


  • Master en suite bathroom with walk in shower and roll top bath
  • Bathroom with shower over bath
  • Downstairs WC
  • Outside tap to wash off muddy paws
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in the kitchen
  • Toiletries provided

Living and relaxing

  • Sofa and armchairs in the living room
  • Wide selection of games
  • Wood burner with wood included
  • Smart TV
  • Netflix in the bedrooms
  • Alexa smart speaker
  • Deck chairs in the garden
  • WiFi

Cooking and dining

  • Kitchen including oven, hob, microwave and dishwasher
  • Dining area
  • Outside garden dining area with seating for six
  • Welcome hamper with cereals, snacks , drinks and fresh milk

For the dog

  • Dog toy which can be taken home
  • Dog bed
  • Dog treats
  • Water bowl

Booking information

  • Check in 1600
  • Check out 1000

Optional extras

  • Additional firewood for hot tub and wood burner provided at no extra cost
  • 2 x cots for two babies can be provided at £20 per cot, arranged directly with owner

You should know

  • Children are welcome but the place isn’t really geared for them – especially very young kids
  • The top bedroom is on the third floor with steep stairs, but there’s a metal gate to stop you falling down them at night
  • There is a road running past the front door, but the walled garden at the back is secure
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In the neighbourhood

  • There are two castles in Sherborne – the “old” one, a romantic 12th-century ruin, and the “new” one, built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594. Both are good for a scenic wander.
  • The town centre and high street are both lovely, with lots of independent retailers like Winstone’s bookshop and places for coffee, cake or lunch
  • Chesil beach and the famous Durdle Door are under an hour away
  • Abottsbury sub tropical gardens is a lovely place for a stroll, although dogs need to be kept on a lead
  • Shaftesbury is a beautiful town to spend an hour two wandering in and for those of a certain generation, there’s a big hill that’ll have you humming Dvorak and craving bread
  • The White Hart, The Half Moon, and a couple of other dog-friendly pubs are walkable if you don’t fancy cooking or need a refreshing pint
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