Welcome to The Alders Bed and Breakfast
The house is tastefully furnished with a wood burning fire in the comfortable lounge's inglenook fireplace. The fully ensuite double, twin and family bedrooms are attractively appointed, equipped to high standard with colour televisions and decorated with water colour paintings of local scenes and France.
The Alders is a non smoking establishment throughout.
A good traditional English breakfast, with home made marmalade and jam, is served in the old pine panelled breakfast room, where there is a display of hand made pottery.
Good food at lunchtimes and evenings can be had at "The Mitre Inn", a traditional village pub with old stone slab floors, a short walk away.
If you are after a retreat from the noise of modern life, here only the dawn chorus of the numerous species of birds and calling of badgers, deer and foxes will disturb the night.
This quiet, pretty, unspoilt village has its own Tudor Manor House (open to the public at certain times) and thirteenth century church, adjacent to The Alders.
Sherborne golf club is nearby.
Sherborne is conveniently situated three miles from the village. It is one of the most attractive towns in England, famous for its abbey, church and two castles, one built by Sir Walter Raleigh. There are plenty of shops in which to browse, in addition to an arts centre and small museum.
Sandford Orcas is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful countryside and varied attractions of both Somerset and Dorset. Within a short ride may be found:
Cadbury Castle - bronze and iron age fort reputed to be King Arthur's Camelot
Clarkes Village Outlet Centre - offers customers 60 shops all on one site, with a range of famous name brands and new stock arriving everyday, plus a restaurant and coffee shop
Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton - one of the largest aviation museums in the world
Glastonbury Abbey - one of the oldest religious foundations in the British Isles
Glastonbury Tor - rises above the Somerset Levels, offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside
Haynes Motor Museum - over 200 veteran, vintage and classic cars
National Trust Properties - including Montacute House, Lytes Cary Manor & Stourhead House and Gardens
Sherborne Castle - built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and set in 20 acres of glorious landscaped gardens around a 50 acre lake, Sherborne Castle has been home to the Digby family since 1617 and contains a fine collection of pictures, porcelain and furniture
Whilst you are staying at The Alders, why not treat yourself to one or more of the following:
A relaxing Aromatherapy Massage
Indian Head Massage to ease the tension after travelling or a busy day
Therapeutic Massage for those tense and aching muscles
Hopi Ear Candling
Sue has just retired from being a midwife for over 20 years. She is fully qualified in the above therapies and is now able to offer them to guests staying at The Alders.
Please enquire when you book or arrive, for prices and more information.
Bed and breakfast per night for two people in a double or twin bedded room £60.00 to £75.00.
Reduced rate for single occupancy in double or twin room. Supplement for three person occupancy in family room.
Credit/debit card payments not accepted. Payment by euros accepted.
For enquiries or to book a room, please contact us.
John and Sue Ferdinando can assure a warm welcome and comfortable stay to guests who choose to stay at The Alders.