Top five places to stay around Yeovil, Sherborne and Bridport

A good night’s sleep is restorative for the mind and body, so we know how important it is to pick the right type of accommodation when you are staying away from home.

You might be visiting friends and family in South Somerset, or exploring West Dorset on a weekend away, and wondering where to lay your head for a night or two. A good night’s sleep is restorative for the mind and body, so we know how important it is to pick the right type of accommodation when you are staying away from home. Based on our local insider knowledge, plus feedback from our Home Instead community, we have compiled a list of our favourite places to stay in the area. We hope you enjoy seeking out our recommendations.

The Eastbury Hotel, Sherborne

A few minutes’ walk from the historic Sherborne Abbey, and bustling market town, The Eastbury is a boutique Georgian Townhouse hotel. With itsbijou garden spa and walled garden, it is a sanctuary of calm. The Eastbury was originally designed as an 18th century Georgian gentleman’s residence, and prides itself on staying true to history and offering a ‘home from home’ experience. The luxurious accommodation is inspired by the roses, honeysuckle, lavender and numerous other flowers and herbs that are grown on site. Each of the twenty-sixrooms has individual décor and characteristics. Five of which are ‘Victorian potting shed’ garden suites within the grounds of the walled garden. There are dog friendly options, and rooms accessible from the ground floor. Athree-bedroom self-catering cottage has also recently been added to the offering. Georgian elegance is certainly in abundance at this retreat; whether you are drawn to the billiard room, the cocktail lounge, or the garden for croquet, staying here will feel sumptuous and you will be enveloped in comfort. The perfect antidote to the pace and demands of modern life.

The Hollies Hotel, Bower Hinton

If you are looking for a clean, well-located hotel with facilities that include a bar, garden, and gym, then The Hollies would be the ideal choice. It is situated just off the A303 in Bower Hinton– perfect for accessing Yeovil or Martock and the surrounding villages. You can choose to stay in either a hotel room or a serviced apartment/cottage, with catering for accessible needs. Therestaurant on-site receives rave reviews from travellers, as does the customer service.Our research suggests that The Hollies is excellent value for money and offers a great base from which to explore South Somerset.

Lord Poulett Arms, Hinton St George

A charming room in a 17th century thatched inn that is nestled amongst ancient honey-coloured cottages and grand houses. This is what you will find at the Lord PoulettArmsin Hinton-St-George – a quaint village near the pretty market town of Crewkerne.With only six bedrooms at the Lord Poulett, the emphasis is very much on the personal touch. The restaurant has a strong reputation amongst the locals, with the menu based on seasonal fare and attention paid to provenance. The snug, cosy interior that boasts plenty of original features, conveys an atmosphere that is convivial and intimate. Traditional yet stylishis the approach that feels in tune with this inn. Staying here would certainly leave you with a sense of rural Somerset with a modern slant. As the rooms are above the pub, this would not be a suitable place to stay for people with reduced mobility.

The Ollerod, Beaminster

The Ollerod is found in classic Thomas Hardy country; Beaminster is a mini market town with a perfect little square, tucked into a fold of the Brit Valley. The weathered hamstone and mullioned windows of TheOllerod substantiate its place as the town’s oldest building that dates from the 14th century. What is now marketed by the Ollerod team as a ‘magical Dorset country house was originally a clergy house. The name ‘Ollerod’ has been chosen for its connection to the past, as it is the old Dorset dialect for Cowslip. This is a hotel that has ambition and wants to be noticed. Traditional flagstones, inglenooks and oak beams rub up against contemporary interiors and bold works of art. A reminder that despite rustic appearances, even in Dorset time does not stand still. The nine individually styled bedrooms range from cool modern to classic English. There are also two luxury self-catering apartments available– one of which is on the ground floor.

The Lanes Hotel, West Coker

West Coker is a golden hamstone village a few miles from Yeovil. The Lanes Hotel is set within decent sized grounds and well-tended gardens, and so is set back from the road. An Edwardian rectory is the core of the main building, but most of the bedrooms are in a modern annexe.The décor is contemporary with modern artwork dotting the communal spaces, and a blue and brown colour scheme running throughout the thirty bedrooms. The ’brasserie’ restaurant has a casual ambience, with the food offerings being unfussy, down-to-earth fare. If you are looking for R&R, there is a spa, sauna, and hottub on-site, or a gym for those more fitness minded. There is accommodation suitable for guests with disabilities, and all the main public areas have wheelchair access. This hotel is also a good bet for families as there are four two-bedroom apartments within the annexe.

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