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Papilio Creek | Luxury Self-Catering Cottage | Sherborne, Dorset

Squirrel away from responsibility at this luxury self-catering cottage near Sherborne in rural Dorset, where gentle relaxation and napping to birdsong lullabies are the only activities on the agenda. Contemporary and idyllic, romantic and bright, Papilio Creek is a celestial haven of harmony and joy.

Self-catering cottage for hire in Milborne Wick, Dorset


Stylish and modern, but not without fanciful charm, Papilio Creek in the tranquil hamlet of Milborne Wick is the perfect setting for exploring Dorset’s chocolate box villages and sandy beaches. This luxury self-catering cottage, complete with sauna and steam room, provides relaxation a-plenty for weary souls looking for some blissful time out away from the city. Read in the stone temple by the stream, picnic on the lawn or snuggle down with your beau for a night of movies and wine in this self-catering cottage’s home cinema.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Papilio Creek has two beautifully appointed luxury super king-size bedrooms, one a first floor zip and link accessed through the bathroom, which invite you to sink into restful slumber after a day of Dorset exploration. For slow mornings in bed over coffee and croissants, throw open windows to let those countryside sounds envelop the soul and take pleasure in wrapping up in rich Egyptian cotton linens and soft faux-fur throws. There is one family bathroom on the first floor with a deep free-standing bath tub and separate walk-in shower.


Spill from Papilio Creek onto the gently sloping lawn and wander down to the soothing millstream at the bottom of the garden. Here, sit amongst the butterflies with feet cooling in the water or watch the world go by with a rosemary-infused gin and tonic in the gorgeous stone temple. Spread blankets beneath trees, watch cobalt-blue damselflies hover under leaves and recline in the perfection of the English countryside. If you absolutely must leave, join the age-old hippies of Southern England and hike to the top of Glastonbury Tor for the most magnificent of views.

For Relaxation

Take time out and unwind in the serene sauna and steam room within the bathroom before cosying up on the corner sofa in front of the log burner. By day, simply enjoy lounging in the sun on the private roof terrace or dozing to the gentle sound of winter whirling around outside. The local villages offer a friendly shopping experience and provide all the character and charm which make Dorset such a sought-after rural idyll. On prior arrangement, a range of spa treatments, massages and wellness activities can be arranged in the privacy this Dorset cottage.


There is parking available for one car under the carport. The property is well-equipped with an oven, Miele coffee machine, washer/dryer and dishwasher. A sauna and steam room are available for guests, as well as a hot tub. The owners of Papilio Creek live next door.


  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
    From £1,495 per week, £1,350 per short break
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fireDigital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: One super king-size bedroomZip Link Beds: One super king-size zip and link bedroom
  • BathroomsOne family bathroom with large bath and walk-in shower
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, children are very welcomeCots: There are two cots availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQLarge charcoal barbecue
  • FeaturesHot tub, Sauna and steam room are available
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Mod ConsiPod dock, Xbox One S and games, cinema projector, Sky TV, DVD player and DVDsInternet & Communications: WiFiMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • Other InformationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questionsRecommend to a friend

Style: Innovatively designed by Pasfield and Park Interiors; rich oak flooring and ornate bespoke furniture combine, offering a light-filled haven packed full of the latest gadgets and luxurious comforts.

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Our Take

Property Owner Cleo says

Head to the roof tops and enjoy your private decked sun trap! A spacious environment for al fresco dining and secret sunbathing, relax amidst the twisted Italian bay and cherry trees to the sounds of nature around you.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Milborne Wick, 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. 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 winestore.  

Gallery Gallivanting The historic town of Bruton is home to the pioneering Hauser and Wirth. Already established in London’s Mayfair and New York, the art gallery's additional residence in Bruton 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.

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. 

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 your basket during your luxury self-catering stay. The monthly market is perfect for handmade Sherborne gifts and souvenirs.   

Dorset's Jurassic Coastline The world renowned Jurassic Coast is ultimately called-for when staying at Papilio Creek. 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 world's natural wonders. Walk in the footsteps of giants and take the family on a fossil hunting walk.



There's an enviably well-equipped kitchen offering all you could need to prepare some of the country's finest local fare. The built-in coffee machine, two drawer dishwasher and pink Smeg fridge will have you wanting to upgrade your own kitchen in no time! For local meat, the freshest vegetables imaginable and home-baked cakes, head to Udder Farm Shop and fill the cupboards with tasty treats and naughty goodies.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request).

Eating Out

If you can bear to leave your idyllic haven then there are a collection of eateries on your doorstep. Take a rural walk to The Queens Arms for a hearty pub lunch or drive to the coast for dinner at the Crab House Cafe (recommended by Rick Stein) in Wyke Regis.

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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