About Higher Orchard

Higher Orchard lies on the edge of the village of Sandford Orcas in glorious rolling country near the Dorset/Somerset border.  We have a lake, lovely gardens and beautiful views in a very private setting.

Sandford Orcas is a small village with a beautiful 15th century church alongside the Tudor manor house.  The popular Mitre Inn serves excellent food.

We are two miles north of Sherborne, one of the loveliest towns in the south-west.  Its delightful Cheap Street, lined with historic buildings and excellent shops, culminates in the beautiful sandstone Abbey, famous for its exquisite fan-vaulted ceiling.

Sherborne Station is two and a quarter hours from Waterloo, and one hour ten minutes from Exeter.  The northern line via Taunton and Bristol comes to Yeovil Pen Mill which is twenty minutes away.  By road, we are fifteen minutes from the A303 and five minutes from the A30.

We will provide this idyllic rural setting for you to create your perfect wedding.  Your marquee can be pitched overlooking the lake and there is ample parking space in the adjoining field.  We are happy to suggest to clients details of all the services needed for an ideal wedding.

We may also be able to offer our beautiful self-contained, self-catering barn conversion with a double room, bunk bedroom for two children, sitting room with kitchenette, bathroom and Wifi.

There are a number of other excellent places to stay nearby.

You are most welcome to make a preliminary visit.

Please contact Fiona or Roger Potter on 01963 220 773, 07708 842 553, fionapotter@live.co.uk or else Auriole Potter on 07864 692945.

We will do all we can to help you.

If you would like to visit us for the weekend see our Airbnb page.