5.9 miles N of Sherborne

Nursery Cottage

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Warm and welcoming, this pretty home stay is a perfect getaway for those seeking a laid back yet still luxurious retreat with everything on hand to make your stay as simple and relaxing as possible. With warm, muted colours throughout, stylish antiques abound here, and the quality is clear to see. Inspired by Delftware, you'll find antique pieces of Delft pottery throughout the property with interior design books on Delft on the coffee table. Part of the Compton Castle estate, this ravishing retreat is just perfect for exploring the unspoilt countryside around the Somerset/Dorset boarder whilst handily close to Bath if you're after a spot of city life.


The sitting room is just stunning with a pretty and bijoux wood burning stove and gorgeous antique grey velvet and wood antique chairs and sofa, accented with blue and grey cushions - just made for curling up on at the end of the day to watch the flickering fire. Complemented with grey finishing touches, inspired by the Swedish style of Hygge Living, snuggly warm rugs and candles, glorious lifestyle illustrated books with Swedish cook books to help you deeply relax, this is a chic, welcoming hideaway from the outside world.


To the far end of the living room you'll find the dining room with a pretty round dining table for six (perfect for special meals or maybe a board game or two!). French windows lead out into the garden so on summer nights you can let the warm flower-scented breeze waft through. The kitchen is a lovely space with a real country feel. With wooden floors throughout, a period dresser, additional country-style table and seating for eight, bespoke artisan and antique ceramics are displayed on huge shelves, grey Cornishware & pewter serving dishes add to the Hygge theme in the kitchen too. The shaker kitchen itself is beautifully equipped and has everything you will need to rustle up meals for your loved ones, from the Rangemaster oven and fully integrated appliances to the all-important Nespresso coffee machine and breakfast bar for snacks on the go or if you just want to watch the chef at work.


There are three lovely bedrooms upstairs to discover; the master en suite bedroom is a symphony in white and cream with an antique Victorian brass super-king size bed, whilst the second bedroom has a gorgeous antique French country king size bed. The third bedroom has twin antique dark wooden beds, very Downton Abbey and perfect for little ones. All three bedrooms have Yves Delorme cotton linens, Binkhaus bedding and gorgeous soft furnishings such as alpaca throws - the perfect setting for long sleeps and lazy lie ins. There is also a separate dressing room upstairs with full length hanging space, a sofa, and plenty of space to keep wedding attire safe and sound. You could tuck a travel cot in this room too.


The en suite to the master bedroom has a simple shower room with walk in shower whilst there's a family bathroom with bath and overhead shower. Both have heated rails to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

There's a large enclosed garden with plenty of lawn space for games on the lawn, whilst you can enjoy a spot of outside dining on the table, chairs and barbeque - perfect!


Nursery Cottage has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.


There is plenty of private parking in front of the cottage. Additionally, an oak framed double open garage is on the driveway to keep cars cool and dry.

Antiques and collectables

This stunning retreat is also home to a large collection of original, one-of-a-kind antiques including furniture, crystal, china and silverware. Whilst we know our guests always take the utmost care in our retreats, in the unlikely event that something gets broken, any breakages will need to be paid for – thank you.

Super eco friendly home

Nursery Cottage is striving to be as green as possible, as such they have a strict policy on recycling as well as composting all natural food waste. The owners also provide grind compostable coffee pods, organic toiletries, low energy appliances, logs from the estate and locally sourced charcoal to name just a few of their greener endeavours.


One dog is very welcome at Nursery Cottage, we charge £35 per week or short break.

In the Area

This is an ideal location to stay for wedding guests of Cadbury Court and as you would expect for a countryside idyll, there are some fabulous places to eat and drink nearby, with The Kings Arms in Charlton Horethorne, The Queens Arms in Corton Denham and The Camelot in South Cadbury. The gorgeous town of Sherbourne is just seven miles away and home to all the amenities you need, plus a beautiful abbey and castle dating from 1594 built by Sir Walter Raleigh. There's a train station too if you're thinking of arriving by train for a complete break. A trip well encouraged is to the World Famous Hauser & With Gallery in Bruton, approximately 15 minutes' drive; enjoy al fresco dining there at The Roth Bar & Grill. Additionally, you're close to Glastonbury (make sure to visit the abbey and iconic Tor), the city of Wells, the natural wonders of Cheddar Gorge, the Wookey Hole Caves, the Mendip Hills, Cranbourne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Blackdown Hills. You're also only an hour from the Roman city of Bath.

Cute as a button, this little lovely mixes country charm with gorgeous antiques creating a blissful retreat to fall into after a days' exploring the magnificent Somerset countryside.

At a glance

From £997 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Family friendly

Large, enclosed garden

North Cadbury Court Collection

Rolling countryside

The Compton Collection

Workcation Retreat

Dog friendly

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


Country Houses

3 Hours From London

Boutique country chic

Super King Bed

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Nursery Cottage:

The place had all the necessities that we needed and was perfect in everyway. It was clean and the furnishings were to a high spec. The cottage was perfect for our spanial and had a beautifully maintained garden.

You wont be disappointed. Great place for a weary head to get away from it all.

Stunning design and so comfortable. The perfect escape from London with the most charming of hosts. Every detail was so well thought of. We will return for sure ........

'Stunning design and so comfortable. The perfect escape from London with the most charming of hosts. Every detail was so well thought of. We will return for sure.' - October 2019

'Just entirely wonderful and the small details - especually the cooking equipment - is much appreciated. Perfection' - June 2019

'A wonderful cottage in a gorgeous village, which is thoughtfully and generously provisioned. The lovely Easter decorations and eggs were a delightful surprise. Thank you for a wonderful stay' - April 2019

'You are a wonderful host, Thank you for making our arrival so easy, Our family loved the cottage and it was the perfect location, We hope very much to return ' February 2019

'Thank you for a lovely week at Nursery Cottage - a beautiful house and a lovely location' - October 2018

'We have stayed in a number of weekend homes with Bertie, our chocolate lab, and this cottage and location is the best. Beautifull furnished and a super location - we will be back' - October 2018

'Had a lovely time, cottage is beautiful, will return, thank you' - July 2018

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