The Alders
Accommodation ... Guest Houses / B&B
Sandford Orcas
The Alders
T:01963 220666

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 and twin 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.

Sandford Orcas

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. 

Surrounding Area

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.


Bed and breakfast per night for two people in a double or twin bedded room £75.00 to £90.00.

Reduced rate for single occupancy in double or twin room.

Credit/debit card payments are 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.