Nether Compton

Breathtakingly beautiful

Nestling in a wooded valley on the Dorset and Somerset border is the delightful village of Nether Compton, once again recommended as one of the most beautiful villages in the UK by Conde Nast Traveller.

With a church dating back to the 13th century

This unspoilt village has an exceptionally pretty main street with many period houses and cottages against a backdrop of this magnificent church, sandstone elevations reflecting a honeyed glow in the light of the sun.

Activities in the heart of the community

Enjoy a pint in the Griffin’s Head Inn, with its old-fashioned charm and inglenook fireplace or sign up for an annual quiz at the pretty village hall, along with other regular events organised by Arts Reach.

Green fields and rural landscapes

The immaculate village green sits in the centre, next to the parish church, home to the summer fete and famous for its sheep racing competition! There are numerous walks from the village allowing you to take in the beautiful countryside, one of which takes you to the nearby town of Sherborne.

Nearby villages to enjoy and explore

You can take a stroll or drive to the local villages of Over Compton and Trent, the latter being home to the renowned gastro pub, The Rose and Crown.

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Nether Compton Schools:

Primary – Trent Young’s CofE
Secondary – The Gryphon, Sherborne

Prep – Sherborne, Hazelgrove
Senior –Sherborne Boys, Sherborne Girls, Leweston

Rail Links:

Sherborne – Waterloo

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