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The Most Charming Properties On the Market Near Sherborne, Dorset

A market town and a civil parish, Sherborne is a historic town in Dorset, boasting charming properties in and around it

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From barns to houses, cottages to farms, we’ve rounded up 11 of the most beautiful properties in and around Sherborne in Dorset. 

1. Monks Barn, Newland, Sherborne, Dorset

1. Monks Barn, Newland, Sherborne, Dorset

This 6-bed Grade II listed house sitting in the centre of cosy Sherborne is enclosed by richly green walled gardens. It’s within walking distance of Sherborne’s great amenities including a Waitrose, boutique shops, restaurants and tea rooms, and the house itself is under a stone tiled roof, with 17th Century origins. Along with four reception rooms and a cellar, some particularly special features of this house include a strong, antique wooden staircase and multiple grand fireplaces. Don’t forget the south-facing garden, which includes a vegetable garden, perfect for a home-owner with a green thumb. Available through Knight Frank and Savills for £1.495m

2. Stockbridge House, Hamlet, Sherborne, Dorset

Stockbridge House, Hamlet, Sherborne, Dorset

This spectacular country house is both cosy and grand. Sitting on its own land and just a short distance to the centre of Sherborne, Stockbridge House is a Georgian-style property boasting 23 acres of land, barns, stables and outbuildings. An ideal home for equestrian-loving families due to the barns and pastureland which is ring-fenced, the gardens also include lawns, a parterre and rose garden. Drive down the impressively long drive and walk into the newly renovated home with open spaces perfect for entertaining, beautiful fireplaces and quintessentially French doors leading out to the terrace and garden. Available through Savills for £2.5m

3. The Old Rectory, Nether Compton, Sherborne, Dorset

The Old Rectory, Nether Compton, Sherborne, Dorset

Originating in 1820, The Old Rectory is a Grade II former Rectory steeped in history and English charm. With a vast inside spacial offering including 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 4 reception rooms, this is a property perfect for large families. The outside of this property includes a coach house, barn and tennis court and a gravelled terrace. Nearby Nether Compton which has a beautiful parish church and village hall, the extremely high ceilings and elaborate fireplaces are particularly noteworthy features. Available through Strutt & Parker and Savills for £2.65m

4. Totnell, Leigh, Sherborne

Totnell, Leigh, Sherborne

With exposed wooden beams and cobbled flooring, this property is perhaps the cosiest of the bunch. The Grade II Listed farmhouse boasts 23.71 acres of land and is situated in the fantastic town of Sherborne. The interior furnishings make for a homely property with fireplaces, large bookshelves, strong dark wooden features and some gorgeous pieces of art. There is also a separate lot available (by separate negotiation) with has a further 28.83 acres of pasture. Available through Jackson Stops for £1.55m

5. Home Farm Lane, Rimpton, Nr Sherborne

Home Farm Lane, Rimpton, Nr Sherborne

This refined detached family home has 7.3 acres of glorious gardens, paddocks and views of the village. The landscaped gardens include a terrace, lawn area and garden shed. The inside of this Grade II listed property includes an abundance of en-suite bedrooms, a grand entrance hall, drawing room, boot room, sitting room and family room and charming dining area and study. Not to mention two cloakrooms and a grand games room! Available through Jackson Stops for £1.15m

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6. Trinity Cottage, Sherborne, Dorset

Trinity Cottage, Sherborne, Dorset

The handsome Trinity Cottage is a period home with a modern revamp housing 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 reception rooms. The entrance hall leads into the kitchen and dining area which includes limed oak faced units, then the unique stable-style door leads onto the walled, south-facing garden which allows seclusion. Climbing shrubs adorn the stone walls and make this home pretty as a picture. Available through Humberts for £525,000

7. Naish Farm, West Camel, Somerset

Naish Farm, West Camel, Somerset

This unique Grade II* Listed Georgian farmhouse is a classic property, dating back to 1730, however, it’s interspersed with modern features and points of design. Set on 3.4 acres, this property includes 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, retaining some of its original features including ceiling cornices, flagstone flooring, window seats, fireplaces, shutters and a grand banistered staircase with views over the grounds. The popular village of West Camel is surrounded by countryside and boasts a tennis court, church, playground, outdoor gym and pub. Available through Knight Frank for £1.4m

8. North Hill Farm, West Camel, Somerset

North Hill Farm, West Camel, Somerset

This 5-bedroom house in Steart Hill is another one of West Camel’s property gems. A farmhouse with 19 acres, North Hill Farm has been well restored since being built in the 16th century. Located near excellent schools and local amenities, this house is perfect for family life with parking space for several cars, a broad entrance hall and an array of bedrooms from master to single. The garden is the key feature of this property with box hedging, a large cider apple orchard with 40 mature trees and a further 120 young cider apple saplings, paddocks and gorgeous greenery. Available through Knight Frank for £1m

9. Woolland House, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Woolland House, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Woolland House in Dorset is a private and peaceful country house with magnificent views. It has undergone a major restoration and refurbishment programme and is ready for its new owners! Enter into the house by passing through an archway with a clock tower and find yourself in a cobbled courtyard with an ornate Provencal limestone fountain, sourced directly from France. The galleried reception hall makes for a glorious entertaining area as does the display studio, currently used as a home office. Woolland House’s claim to fame is one being home to the celebrated artist Dame Elisabeth Frink! Available through Strutt & Parker for £4.25m

10. South Cheriton, Templecombe

South Cheriton, Templecombe

Sitting in the idyllic location of Templecombe in Somerset, you’ll find this detached Georgian-style family house set within 21 acres of beautiful, rich land. The Grade II listed property is spread over 3 floors – the ground floor houses the drawing, dining, family rooms and cellar, the first floor boasts a grand master suite with a dressing room and ensuite along with guest and further bedrooms, a games room and dedicated snooker room, and on the second floor is where you’ll find further bedrooms and living areas. The exterior is as equally as impressive as the interior with a tennis court, Swimming Pool, Arboretum, Formal Walled Garden, Orchard, and Paddocks. Available from Jackson Stops for £1.85m

11. Kingston, Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton

Kingston, Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton

A Dorset farmhouse on the edge of a village, Grenestede boasts a mix of 18th century Georgian brick and earlier 17th century stone elevations. Whilst it might look petite from the outside, that illusion fades away once you step into the well-arranged reception and drawing rooms. The kitchen is modern and the house itself has been maintained with care over the years and is surrounded by well-kept gardens equating to about an acre, beyond which there is a paddock of another acre. Available through Jackson Stops for £795,000

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