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Butterfly House | Luxury Self-Catering Home | Sherborne, Dorset

Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Sherborne, Dorset to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Dine at The Chapel A Grade-II listed former church, now a Michelin acclaimed and Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant serving up mouth-watering cuisine in a contemporary-characterful setting where lofty white art-filled walls meet elegant ecclesiastical stained-glass windows. Dine al fresco on the sun-drenched, jasmine-scented terrace and gaze over Somerset’s skyline with a glass of something chilled from The Chapel’s unique Winestore.  

Gallery Gallivanting The historic town of Burton is home to the pioneering Hauser and Wirth. Already established in London’s Mayfair and New York, the art gallery's additional residence in Burton creates an international stage for contemporary art in Somerset. Spend the day here ambling around the exhibition spaces, admiring the gallery rooms and delighting in the walled gardens of this idyllic setting. The vibrant art laden dining room makes a great place to critique beyond the gallery.

Sherborne Castle A family home since 1617 and built by Sir Walter Raleigh, this historic house reflects over 400 years of British History. Imprinted by each succeeding generation, its magnificent staterooms, Tudor kitchen, fossil archive and 42 acres of tranquil, landscaped gardens make for a culture-rich day out for the entire family. 

Cadbury Castle For those wanting a walk with a unique experience, the plateaus and limestone slopes of Cadbury Castle are certain to set tails wagging; full of turbulent history and considered to be one of the potential sites for King Arthur's Camelot; this Iron Age fort affords breath-taking views of South East Somerset to delight all ramblers. 

On the Water Calling all keen anglers, let the rest of the family know you've 'gone fishing' and perch upon the banks at Sutton Bingham Reservoir, set in the rolling hills of the Somerset and Dorset border these excellent waters are stocked with rainbow and brown trout to keep you hooked for the entire day.

Sherborne Farmer's Market Taking place on the third Friday of every month, the tempting aroma of fresh baked bread and garden-fresh fruit and vegetables makes Sherborne's Farmer's Market the perfect place to fill you basket during your luxury self-catering stay. The weekly market is held every Thursday and Saturday where you can find handmade Sherborne gifts - perfect for souvenirs.   

Dorset's Jurassic Coastline The world renowned Jurassic Coast is ultimately called-for when staying at Butterfly House. Just half an hour drive and rich in prehistoric remains, the Jurassic Coastline is England's first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, ranked among the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon as one of the natural world's wonders. Walk in the footsteps of giants and take the family on a fossil hunting walk.



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