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.
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.
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.