Staying in the Area

As many parents and visitors live some distance from the school, below are links to a range of local accommodation options.

We hope the list below is of use to prospective and current parents, but we don’t have the resources to check the accuracy of any of the information given. Therefore we are not in a position to endorse, recommend or take responsibility for any of these services. All of this information has been taken from websites and we apologise if some of it is out of date or inaccurate.

The school office is always happy to chat through any restaurant choices or accommodation options.


HOTEL GROSVENOR, The Commons, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8DB
The boutique Hotel Grosvenor brings a new level of style and elegance to the county of Dorset. Decorated in striking fashion, it provides 16 spacious luxury bedrooms, an elegant first floor ballroom for private hire, The Greenhouse Restaurant complete with private dining room, courtyard terrace and stylish bar.

ABBOTS COURT, East Street, Winterborne Kingston, Dorset, DT11 9BH
Although technically a Bed and Breakfast, Abbots Court is a strong reccomendation for anyone who is interested in food. Their evening meals are outstanding. Set in the peaceful backdrop of the Dorset countryside nestled between Bournemouth and Dorchester. Abbots Court is a rural escape offering luxury accommodation with dining to match. The perfect location for a weekend escape – this really is a home from home in a very special setting.

CASTLEMAN HOTEL, Chettle, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8DB
Situated in the tranquil Dorset countryside, The Castleman provides plenty of opportunities to relax in comfort, where period features and generous room proportions combine with ensuite bathrooms, a restaurant serving inspired modern British food and friendly service.

ROYAL CHASE HOTEL, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8DB
Situated in the heart of Thomas Hardy country on the edge of Shaftesbury, The Royal Chase Hotel is steeped in history yet offers an elegant indoor pool, steam room and spa bath, attractive rooms and creative interpretations of classic and modern dishes from its restaurant.

Pubs With Rooms

THE COMPASSES INN, Lower Chicksgrove, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6NB
Genuine 14th century thatched freehouse offering superb food, fine wines and quality accommodation.
Good Pub Guide 2008 – County Dining Pub of the Year, Good Pub Guide 2011 – Wiltshire Dining Pub of the Year, Wiltshire Life Magazine Pub of the Year 2006 & 2007



THE FONTMELL, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 0PA
The Fontmell re-opened in 2010 after a sympathetic renovation. It has six beautiful bedrooms, the sort of bar you will never want to leave and a restaurant dining room with the feel of a country house library. The pub, formerly The Crown, has been extended over the Collyer’s Brook stream, which flows between the bar and the dining room. When the windows are open the babbling brook creates a serene environment in which to eat and relax. The six luxurious, en-suite bedrooms are named after the word for butterfly in various languages.

THE KING JOHN INN, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire SP5 5PS
Situated in the idyllic village of Tollard Royal on the Wiltshire/Dorset border, this pub is effectively Sandroyd’s local. Comprehensively refurbished in 2008 in a modern country style the bar features quarry tile flooring, oak bar and open fires whilst all 8 bedrooms have luxurious en-suite bathrooms, flat screen digital TV and wi-fi.

THE LAMB INN, Hindon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6DP
Located at the heart of the charming village of Hindon, within 20 minutes of Sandroyd, offering preferential rates to Sandroyd parents, relatives and visitors.

THE LANGTON ARMS, Tarrant Monkton, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 8RX
Offering superb B&B and self-catering accommodation amidst the beautiful Dorset countryside, the owners extend a friendly welcome to all those visiting Sandroyd.

THE MUSEUM INN, Farnham, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8DE
The finest multi award-winning country free house, restaurant and B&B, situated in the heart of some of England’s most beautiful countryside. Sit back and relax in convivial and traditional surroundings with cosy log fires, flagstone floors and a bar serving fine wines and real ales.

THE BECKFORD ARMS, Fonthill Gifford, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6PX
The Beckford Arms is a traditional yet stylish country pub located on the edge of the stunning rolling parkland of the Fonthill Estate in south Wiltshire just off the A303 – only twenty minutes from Stonehenge or Salisbury and under two hours from London by car or train.

Bed and Breakfasts

WEAVERS COTTAGE, Minchington, Dorset DT11 8DH
A warm welcome awaits you at Weavers Cottage – a two-bedroom cottage set within the grounds of Kim & Peter’s home in the quiet hamlet of Minchington, come and unwind for a few days! We offer a completely self-catered experience, BUT if you don’t feel like cooking or visiting one of the many excellent public houses in our area; you have a third option – use Kim’s services, a home cooked meal could be waiting for you on your return at the end of the day — you tailor your holiday to suit you.



PARK FARM HOUSE, Tollard Royal, Salisbury SP5 5PU
Sarah and Jasper welcome you to Park Farm House which is situated in the heart of the historic and unspoilt Cranborne Chase that spans the counties of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. We are located above the village of Tollard Royal, virtually on the Wiltshire-Dorset border – so you can get the best of both worlds ! With the A354 Salisbury to Blandford road just two miles away and the A303 about ten, getting here is easy.

CEDAR LODGE, 5 Deweys Place, Ludwell, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9LW
A friendly, modern Eco home on the edge of Ludwell village, within 8 miles from Sandroyd, with glorious views overlooking farmland. Enjoy our large, comfortable rooms, home baking and local foods. Special diets are also catered for.

CROFT FARM, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, SP7 0NR
Set in 60 acres of lovely countryside and just 3 miles south of the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury, Croft Farm offers two comfortable rooms with en-suite facilities in a new outbuilding. Breakfast is provided in the farmhouse.

FARNHAM FARM HOUSE, Farnham, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8DG
This 19th century farm house is within 2 miles of Sandroyd in the heart of the Cranborne Chase offering B&B and natural therapies, run by an Old Sandroydian.

GLEBE FARM, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP5 5AE
Beautiful contemporary farmhouse with rooms annexed to main house. No traffic noise, lovely views and serious breakfasts! Both rooms fully en-suite plus flat screen TVs, Wifi, tea/coffee, hairdryers and fridges for your own wine etc.

MANOR BARN, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8EF
Only 25 minutes from Sandroyd, owners Cari and Peter Sorby are parents of boys at Sandroyd and extend a warm welcome to any other parents or visitors.

MANOR FARM, West Knoyle, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 6AG
A typical 16th century English farmhouse set in lovely countryside on the edge of Salisbury Plain and overlooking the Blackmore Vale, offering a spacious and comfortable family bedroom with double bed and two single beds. It has its own private landing and a newly refurbished bathroom/shower.

MANSTON GUEST HOUSE, 2 Northwood Cottages, Ram’s Hill, Manston, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1HD
Top quality 4-star guest accommodation situated in Manston, near Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton in the beautiful Blackmore Vale farming area on the outskirts of the relaxing rural village. Jonathan Sewell and his wife Poppy, a qualified award winning chef, welcome Sandroyd families and friends to stay at their home.

MEREWORTH HOUSE, Donhead St Andrew, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9EF
A few miles from Sandroyd in the village of Donhead St Andrew and with excellent eating pubs nearby! A peaceful, comfortable house with flexible accommodation where only one booking is taken at a time and a warm welcome is assured. Discounts are offered for Sandroyd parents and friends.

OAKDALE HOUSE, Donhead St Andrew, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9EG
Oakdale House is situated on the Wiltshire/Dorset border in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within 3 miles of Sandroyd. The owners promise a warm welcome to any Sandroyd parents or visitors.

OCTOBER HOUSE, South End, Damerham, Fordingbridge, SP6 3HW
Spacious and very comfortable double room with en-suite, sofa, TV etc. Secluded in its own garden – very quiet and private away from the main house. Just 20 minutes from Sandroyd.

THE OLD RECTORY, Pimperne, Dorset DT11 8UB
The historic Old Rectory was originally a hunting lodge owned y Henry VIII and home to Catherine Parr. With beautiful original Tudor features and modern facilities blended together this family home offers luxury B&B to all Sandroyd friends, with a welcoming atmosphere amidst lovingly restored gardens.

THE RETREAT, 47 Bell Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8AE
Large and airy bedrooms await you in this family-run Georgian townhouse B&B. Located in a quiet part of Shaftesbury, within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and pubs.

ROSE COTTAGE, Watery Lane, Donhead St Mary, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9DF
This 17th century cottage on the outskirts of the pretty village of Donhead St Mary on the Wiltshire/Dorset borders welcomes parents and friends of Sandroyd. The owner, Amanda, is a keen cook and offers a full traditional English breakfast with locally sourced organic ingredients.

Self Catering Holiday Cottages

DIBBEN’S COTTAGE, Semley, Wiltshire SP7 9BW
Dibben’s Cottage is a warm and welcoming family cottage dating back from the mid 19th century, and has been in the same family for 60 years. The house sleeps 6 (3 double bedrooms) and is fully equipped with 2 bathrooms, a kitchen overlooking the garden, boot room, wifi broadband, piano(sheet music included), DVD collection, traditional dining room and a huge, open upstairs sitting room with an open fire.



BLUEBELL COTTAGE, Ram’s Hill, Manston, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1HD
Top quality 4-star guest accommodation situated in Manston, near Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton in the beautiful Blackmore Vale farming area on the outskirts of the relaxing rural village.

PRIDES COTTAGE, High St, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset DT11
Lovely Grade II Listed thatched holiday cottage for up to four guests in a village setting, five miles from the market town of Blandford Forum, Dorset. Come and explore the tranquil beauty of the Dorset coast and countryside.

UPDOWN COTTAGE, Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HB
The holiday cottage with spectacular views on the famous Gold Hill, Shaftesbury. Awarded 5 stars by Visit Britain and included in The Sunday Times’ ‘Britain’s Best Cottages’.

Holiday cottage letting agency with high quality properties within easy driving distance of Sandroyd.

Property Search, Sales and Lettings

An independent firm of search agents specialising in finding property to buy or rent in Dorset, Devon, Somerset and south Wiltshire. We have proven experience of finding prime property – both on- and off-market – and a successful track record in negotiating the right price and value. This is based on our intimate knowledge and extensive experience from professional work in the areas covered coupled with intense due diligence.



Specialists in offering a personal and professional service for the sale, letting and purchase of high quality country homes, including period and traditional country houses, cottages and barn conversions for full time homes or weekend retreats.

Ten thousand acres of outstanding beauty in the heart of Wiltshire. The Estate is centered on Fonthill Bishop and consists of farmland, woodland and gardens with residential property available to rent and commercial business units to let.

An independent property search company acting for buyers and tenants from four offices in London and Southern England. Using extensive local knowledge, experience and contacts we keep you ahead of the opposition and secure your perfect home.

We are not estate agents or the buying arm of an estate agent. We are specialists in providing advice for buying and renting property. This is important because we don’t think you can act for a client on both sides at the same time and we would not get the information that we do from estate agents if we were competing with them for sales. Common sense really.

RuralView is an independent, ‘Boutique’ Estate Agent offering a personal service in the sale, letting and management of residential property in Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset. Based near Tisbury, in the golden triangle between Salisbury and Shaftesbury, our aim is to provide good, pertinent advice, combined with expansive marketing and individual attention.

Whether you are looking to move house, increase your commercial property portfolio, secure further office space or simply seeing what Strutt & Parker has to offer, our estate agency team is on-line to help.

Further Information

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