It is a rare town that remains quaint, despite having doubled its population over the last 40 years.
But Sherborne still feels – and is – a genteel place with a warm heart.
Hundreds of homes have been recently added at Barton Farm on its outskirts, with affordable homes sprinkled in, and more are being built.
You can see why it is so popular: Despite being sleepy, with a large retirement community, Sherborne is within a pretty straightforward commute from London. You can get to the capital in two-and-a-half hours by train or by road.
Yet, once home, the commuter could be a lifetime away from the Big Smoke.
The ancient market town of Sherborne is famous for its historic buildings including its Abbey Church, the renowned Sherborne Boys’ School and two castles. The Abbey and many of the medieval and Georgian buildings are built from warming yellow hamstone.
Nearly a third of its population of 12,000 are aged over 65, yet they are forward-thinking folk. There is a strong green movement here, with various environmental and sustainability organisations. The Quarr Local Nature Reserve at the northern end of the town makes use of an old quarry and landfill site, Sherborne Area Partnership oversees a successful environment forum and, in 2009, Sherborne became an official Transition Town, running a number of projects and events as a community response to climate change and peak oil.
After all, there’s a lot to protect in Sherborne. It sits on the River Yeo on the edge of the beautiful Blackmore Vale. It is stuffed to the gills with historic buildings, including a manor house, independent schools, and two castles – the ruins of a 12th century fortified palace and the 16th century mansion built by Sir Walter Raleigh known as Sherborne Castle.
Sherborne Castle plays host to a wide variety of events throughout the year, from large country fairs to classic car rallies to jousting tournaments.
The town has held the Pack Monday Fair for centuries in October. Once an agricultural fair, it now features stalls, sideshows and a funfair.
Sherborne Boys’ School, originally King Edward’s School, has been built on the remains of the abbey buildings and was founded in 1550. It is one of the great public schools of England and still uses the monastic buildings attached to the Abbey.
There are examples of 17th, 18th and 19th century architecture in unspoilt streets around Sherborne. Medieval buildings are legion and include The Almshouse of St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist, the 15th century Conduit House and The Julian, an early 16th century house which was originally the hospice of St Julian of Norwich.
In the town centre art and antique dealers are peppered among small independents and high street chains.
All in all, if you are looking to live in a quintessentially English rural market town but be central enough to visit the cities with ease, Sherborne could tick all the boxes.
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Sherborne: General market, Thursday and Saturday, Cheap Street (9am-3pm)
Country Market, Church Hall, Digby Road, Thursday mornings (9.15am-11am)
Antiques and Flea Market, fourth Saturday each month (except April & Dec) in Church Hall, Digby Road (9am-4pm)
French Market, annual
Farmers’ Market, third Friday every month, Cheap Street (9am-1pm)
Monthly Book Fair – held third Saturday every month, Church Hall, Digby Road (9.30am-4pm)
Annual Pack Monday Fair, Cheap Street and surrounding streets, October
Dorchester: St. Martins Broadmayne Community Market, homemade produce French Market, Charles Street, annually in August
|The Eastbury Hotel, Long Street||01935 813131|
|The Grange at Oborne, Oborne||01935 813463|
|The Half Moon, Half Moon Street||01935 812017|
|The Kings Arms, Charlton Horethorne||01963 220281|
|The Queens Arms, Corton Denham||01963 220317|
|The Sherborne Hotel, Horsecastles Lane||01935 813191|
|The Walnut Tree, West Camel||01935 851292|
|Avalon Town House B&B, South Street||01935 814748|
|Britannia Inn, Westbury||01935 815154|
|Four Winds B&B, Chetnole||01935 872736|
|Glebe House, Folke||01963 210337|
|Holt Cottage, Alweston||01963 23014|
|Honeycombe View, Lower Clatcombe||01935 814644|
|Longbar Farm, Charlton Horethorne||01963 220266|
|Manor Farm House, Longburton||01963 210457|
|Munden House, Mundens Lane, Alweston||01963 23150|
|Old Mill House, Mill Lane, Yetminster||01935 873672|
|The Alders, Sandford Orcas||01963 220666|
|The Garden House, Mill Lane, Yetminster||01935 873182|
|The Old Mill, Kingsbury, Milborne Port||01963 251555|
|Toomer Organic Farm, Henstridge||01963 250237|
|Windrush Farm, Stowell||01935 370799|
|Sherborne West End Pre-School||07890 438558|
|Sherborne Pre-Prep School, Acreman Street||01935 812097|
|Leweston Preparatory School, Leweston||01693 210790|
|Sherborne Preparatory School, Acreman Street||01935 812097|
|Sherborne School for Boys, Abbey Road||01935 812249|
|Sherborne School for Girls||01935 812245|
|Milborne Port Country Primary, North Street||01963 250366|
|Sherborne Abbey C of E Primary, Lenthay Road||01935 812318|
|Sherborne Primary School, Harbour Way||01935 812619|
|St. Andrews C of E Primary School, Yetminster||01935 872430|
|St. Mary C of E Primary, Mill Lane, Bradford Abbas||01935 476515|
|Thornford C of E Primary, Boot Lane, Thornford||01935 872806|
|The Gryphon School & Business College, Bristol Road||01935 813122|
|Dorset Adult Education Service||01935 814582|
|Sherborne International College, Newell Grange||01935 814743|
|Sherborne Business and Training Centre||01935 815618|
|The Apples Surgery, East Mill Lane||01935 812633|
|Bute House Surgery, Grove Medical Centre, Wooton Grove||01935 810900|
|Newland Surgery, Grove Medical Centre, Wooton Grove||01935 813438|
|Yetminster Health Centre, Church Street||01935 872530|
|Brooklyn House Dental Surgery, Cheap Street||01935 814258|
|Sherborne Dental Centre, Yeatman Hospital||01935 817827|
|Sherwin Bellis & Neto, Cheap Street||01935 814258|
|Smiles Dental, Cheap Street||01935 812184|
|Wessex House Dental Practice, Westbury||01935 817950|
|The Yeatman Community Hospital, Hospital Lane||01935 813991|
|Yeovil District Hospital||01935 475122|
Sherborne mainline station has a direct link to London Waterloo, Exeter and Salisbury
|South West Coaches, Yeovil||01935 475872|
|Yeovil Bus Station||–|
|AM Private Hire, Charlton Horethorne||01963 220626|
|Beaver Cabs, Station Road||01935 816620|
|Dymond White Elite Travel||01935 816522|
|Hounslow Private Hire, St. Aldelms Road||01935 814750|
|Milborne Port Private Hire||01693 250995|
|Sherborne Cars, The Green||01935 817766|
|Maclachan Solicitors, Long Street||01935 817736|
|Battens Solicitors, Long Street||01935 814811|
|Porter Dodson, Abbey Close||01935 813101|
|Dyne Drewett, Cheap Street||01935 813691|
|Notary Public, Greenhill||01935 389535|
|Knight Frank, Cheap Street||01935 812236|
|Jackson-Stops, Half Moon Street||01935 810141|
|Gilyard Scarth, Long Street||01935 817360|
|Chesterton Humberts, Cheap Street||01935 812323|
|Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Cheap Street||01935 813577|
|Dorset Lettings, Long Street||01935 815300|