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Jackson-Stops & Staff now does holiday lettings

Unusual move for the 109-year-old company via its Sherborne branch.

Sheila Manchester

Jackson-Stops & Staff’s Sherborne branch has moved into holiday lettings, expanding its residential sales business by amalgamating with a well-known holiday letting company, Sherborne Cottages.

Owned by its Branch Director Philip German-Ribon and wife Arabella, Sherborne Cottages has been amalgamated into the current business, which will now act as the go-to branch for both buyers in search of property in Sherborne and those looking to spend a few weeks taking in all that the historic market town has to offer.

Philip German-Ribon, Director of Jackson-Stops & Staff’s Sherborne branch and owner of Sherborne Cottages, said, “The holiday lettings market goes hand in hand with our already well-established residential sales business as we often receive interest from buyers outside of the West Country who like to ‘test-drive’ the area. 

“Dorset has much to offer, with glorious beaches and stunning countryside, but it is especially famous for offering the quintessential thatched cottage holiday experience, attracting visitors from around the world”, says Philip.

“Sherborne is a beautiful town and the properties available to let through Sherborne Cottages make a great base for those looking to explore its history and rolling countryside across the county of Dorset, but also surrounding areas such as Somerset and Wiltshire. It isn’t only holiday-makers and potential buyers who will benefit.

“There are four Independent Boarding Schools and an International College in the area so, should parents wish to extend their stay, Sherborne Cottages is there to accommodate.”

Teachers, parents and guardians of pupils attending Sherborne School, Sherborne Girls, Sherborne International College, Sherborne Preparatory School and Leweston Girls School all qualify for a 10 per cent discount on holiday lets through Sherborne Cottages.

Jackson-Stops & Staff’s Sherborne branch currently occupies a Tudor building adjacent to Sherborne Abbey in the heart of the town, but are shortly moving to Sherborne Cottages’ original premises, which was formerly home to the local bookstore on Hound Street.


March 2, 2017

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