Location

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Located in the heart of Buckhorn Weston

Buckhorn Weston is an attractive village nestling on the slopes of the Blackmore Vale in North Dorset. This tranquil haven is only 4 miles from the nearest towns of Wincanton to the North in Somerset and Gillingham to the East in Dorset.

This idyllic country retreat is also close to the historic towns of Shaftesbury, home of Gold Hill made famous by the Hovis adverts, and Sherborne with its historic castles, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh.

A village of less than 400 residents, Buckhorn Weston boasts an award winning pub, beautiful church and excellent civic amenities in the form of a modern and well appointed village hall and expansive village green.

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St. John the Baptist Church

The parish church of St. John the Baptist dates from the 13th Century and the font which is carved from local stone, dates from the early 14th Century.  The present building was largely restored in 1870 and can accommodate 170 people.

 

The clock tower was installed in 1920 as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the First World War.  The church is open during daylight hours and holds regular services.

The Stapleton Arms Pub

The Stapleton Arms is a short 2 minute stroll away with its excellent and varied menu.  The pub name comes from the local landowners, the Stapleton's and first appears in the local census of 1851.  In previous years the local hunt used to meet here and change horses with tired horses given a bucket of ale before being walked back to their stables!

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Gold Hill, Shaftesbury

The Town of Shaftesbury is home to Gold Hill (made famous by the 'Hovis' advertisement) and has magnificent views over the Blackmore Vale.  There is a wide variety of independent shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy, in one of the friendliest towns in the area.

 

Sherborne Castle

Sherborne Castle, built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 is a Historic House which reflects a glorious variety of decorative styles from over 400 years of English history.  Visit the Castle's rich interiors with its splendid collections of art, furniture and porcelain, together with Raleigh's original kitchen, family artefacts and archaeological 'finds' from the old medieval castle on view in the castle cellars.  

 

Explore 42 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, and enjoy the beauty, peace and tranquillity of this perfect natural setting. Watch the abundant wildlife on the lake, feed the ducks, have a picnic and walk the dogs. Our Tea Room serves morning coffees, light lunches and delicious afternoon teas.

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Stourhead House and Gardens

When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees, and offers a day of fresh air and discovery.

 

Uncover the fascinating history of Stourhead house with an Italian ‘Grand Tour’ adventure and enjoy the unique Regency library, Chippendale furniture and inspirational paintings. The Palladian mansion is set amid ‘picnic perfect’ lawns and extensive parkland.

 

Explore the 2,650 acre Stourhead estate where chalk downs, ancient woods and farmland are managed for wildlife.