The Stable Cottage


Cottage and estate gardens are immaculate and the local pub wins awards. Climb Corton Hill for views over Dorset /Somerset walking country


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


The peace is extraordinary, the walking sublime, the estate gardens – Robin’s passion – burst with colour and life. He gives private tours of the lake, kitchen garden, arboretum and orchards; in high summer, roses carouse over lush lawns. This immaculately restored one-storey cottage stands in the courtyard of a beguiling Dorset manor, with views swooping over tree-lined lawns to woodland spiked with the village church tower and steep Corton Hill. (Climb it for views to the Quantocks.) Behind the old stables’ mellow stone walls is a bright, modern interior, open plan with a wood-burner for cosy nights. Soft green sofas match curtains at deep windows, while much-treasured family heirlooms and hand-painted antiques set off modern spot lighting and shiny oak floors. For the best garden views climb up to spacious carpeted bedrooms, a super-king bed, pretty patterned curtains, spanking new bathrooms with deep baths and power showers. Fringing Dorset and Somerset walking country, the cottage is steps away from an award-winning pub and a short drive from historic Sherborne with its castle, abbey and shops.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Children over 8 welcome. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £625
1 Cottage for 4
From £1003 beds2 bedrooms


The Stable has such a lovely setting within the grounds of Corton Denham house. All is peace and tranquility here. Bedrooms are deeply comfortable and bathrooms luxurious. There are great walks from the village, and Jane and Robin's 5 acre garden will enchant you with its lake, walled gardens and flower borders - not to mention incredible specimen trees. On the Dorset/Somerset borders there are so many interesting small market towns to visit and famous gardens too.

Angie, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jane Odgers

  • Corton Denham is nestled below Corton Hill, amongst rolling countryside on the Dorset/Somerset border. The village has a renowned local pub, serving delicious food and a wide selection of drinks, much of which is produced locally.
  • There are many walks close by, including the Macmillan and Monarch Way providing long distance walks. Cadbury Castle is nearby and provides a local walk, taking in Corton Hill or Corton Ridge. Many other footpaths criss cross the local area.
  • The ancient Abbey town of Sherborne is situated 4 miles away, where many independent shops thrive and there are regular markets. Other local towns are Bruton and Castle Cary, where there are interesting restaurants and galleries, such as Hauser and Wirth.
  • Sherborne has 2 castles, the ruins of the Old Castle and the New Castle, built by Sir Walter Raleigh, is set amongst a deer park and lake. Sherborne Abbey and Abbey Close are of particular note as the centrepiece of the town.
  • National Trust and English Heritage properties nearby include Stourhead and King Alfred's Tower, Lytes Cary, Montacute House, East Lambrook, Forde Abbey, Tintinhull, Muchelney Abbey, Glastonbury Tor, Barrington Court.
  • Just under an hour away is the Jurassic Coast, from Lyme Regis and its famous Cobb, to West Bay, with its dramatic coast line. Continue along to Abbotsbury and The Fleet, to Lulworth Cove and Castle, Corfe Castle and Studland Bay.