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On the northern slopes of the beautiful Yeo Valley, surrounded by gorgeous green pastures and wooded hills, lies the town of Sherbourne.

Located in the North West of Dorset and on the border of Somerset, this charming town is one of England's most picturesque. It's the ideal destination for a family holiday, a getaway with friends or a romantic sojourn for couples, as it offers a wealth of historical attractions, child friendly activities and outdoor pursuits.

The town has a number of buildings of historical interest, and the golden coloured Sherbourne Abbey, built in 705 as a Saxon cathedral, is one of the biggest architectural attractions. Sherbourne Castle is an iconic building and there are actually two castles within the town. The ruins of the original castle, built in the 12th Century, are found in the grounds of the existing castle, and the 'new' castle, built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, is a popular destination for anyone wishing to immerse themselves in the history of the region, relax by the stunning lake or wander through the lovely gardens.

The Almshouse is also a town institution and this historic building, built between 1440-1445, is open to those who wish to view a well preserved triptych in the chapel, visit the original dining room and view traditional uniforms from several centuries ago. The Sherbourne Steam and water wheel and the Conduit are both important historical sites, and visitors who wish to learn more about these ancient structures and the rich heritage of the town can visit the Sherbourne Museum, located in a building once used as an almonry and gatehouse for the Benedictine Monastery.

Sherbourne offers plenty of activities for those who love being outdoors, and adults and children alike will enjoy exploring the spectacular surrounding valleys and countryside, as well as fishing or boating in the River Yeo.

Come and discover a small town with huge charm; search for Sherbourne holiday cottages and book an unforgettable Dorset getaway.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

This 17th-century converted barn adjacent to the owner’s home lies in the quaint hamlet of Milborne Wick on the Somerset/Dorset border, 3 miles north of the historic town of Sherborne. It stands detached in grounds of approximately 1 acre and offers spacious accommodation, ideal for large family groups to unwind, relax and enjoy the wealth of countryside and many other attractions to be found in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. Lovely country walks, village pubs, golf, horse racing at Wincanton and fishing are all nearby, and within easy driving distance there is a diversity of family attractions to visit, such as Longleat House and Safari Park, magnificent steam railways, the fascinating array of vintage motor cars at the Haynes Motor Museum, and Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum with its aviation history, including Concorde. Spend days out exploring the history of Somerset in many historic houses such as Montacute, Barrington Court and Forde Abbey and Gardens, or take a scenic exhilarating walk to the top of the enchanting Glastonbury Tor. The Georgian City of Bath with its many splendid museums, Roman baths, abbey, shops and restaurants is well worth a visit, or in Dorset one can explore Cerne Abbas, with the renowned Cerne Giant, down to the market town of Dorchester, the bustling seaside town of Weymouth with its superb beach and port, and then on to the Chesil Beach and the famous stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast. It is truly a great location to suit a variety of holiday needs for all. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

Large galleried hall with floor-to-ceiling feature glass window. Large beamed living room with central wood-burning stove dividing room into further sitting room with games area with piano and pool table. Spacious dining room. Beamed kitchen with slate floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and TV; one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with two 2ft 6in beds (for
+2 children). One bunk bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Double oven
  • Combi microwave/oven/grill
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£725-£2266
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Near the character abbey town of Sherborne, 2 miles, these two well presented single storey barn conversions offer comfortable and spacious accommodation in a peaceful location. They are delightfully situated and yet within 2 miles, guests can be in the lovely town of Sherborne, enjoying the picturesque Blackmore Vale, or visiting many historic houses, such as Montacute, Forde Abbey, Stourhead and Longleat. Within easy driving distance of many family attractions such as the popular Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the Haynes Motor Museum and days out exploring the World Heritage Coast from Weymouth to Lyme Regis, or inland central Somerset, Glastonbury Tor and the exquisite City of Bath. Shop 2 miles, country hotel with bar and food 110 yards.

Entrance step up to spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French door to garden and modern farmhouse-style kitchen area with stable door to garden. Two bedrooms; one spacious double (5ft bed), one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Rugs on polished wooden floors.

  • TV
  • Ground floor facilities

  • Wood-burning stove – initial logs included, thereafter at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair by arrangement
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed garden with patio
  • Shared use of small meadow
  • Parking
  • Cycle store by arrangement
  • Shared hard tennis court
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced stream in meadow

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£296-£812
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0


Located in the heart of the wonderful Blackmore vale countryside, Bridles Farm Holiday Cottages are two Grade II listed, single-storey converted barns (refs 29954 and 29955) situated on a working sheep and beef farm. Ideally placed in an AONB mid-way between Dorchester to the south, the historic county town of Dorset and Sherborne to the north, with its beautiful abbey and castles, these charming cottages each offer good family holiday accommodation for four. Both have their own decked area, equipped with barbecues and outdoor furniture and the farm’s garden also has a pond with adjacent patio which is an idyllic place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine whilst looking out over the fields, spring being a particularly lovely time to watch the lambs playing. There are several bridleways and footpaths on the doorstep and the village inn is only a short walk where you can wine and dine or sit out in the beer garden and enjoy the sunshine. Places of interest locally include the famous Cerne Abbas giant carved into the hillside, the Fleet Air Arm Museum with its fascinating array of aircraft at Yeovilton, the Haynes Motor Museum for those with an interest in classic cars and Monkey World in Wareham. Guests can explore Weymouth, a family friendly sandy beach and home of the 2012 Olympic sailing, Portland and on to West Bay, Bridport and Lyme Regis, taking in the spectacular famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach. Venture into Somerset to Clark’s Factory Village at Street, Glastonbury Tor, Longleat House and Safari Park and much more – there is much to enjoy. Shaftesbury and Salisbury are also well worth a trip. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 275 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors, beams and tiled floor. Kitchen with beams. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet.

Both properties: Biomass underfloor central heating included (£10per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine and tumble dryer in external washing room. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared, large garden. Patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Pond in garden, 50 yards.

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£220-£848
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
The Nook Ref: DZT

This charming 18th-century Grade II holiday cottage adjoining the owner’s home was originally the village school room, and is set in a delightful conservation village of stone and thatched houses. It is ideally placed to explore west Dorset, from the abbey town of Sherborne, 8 miles, to the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, 13 miles, with its beautiful scenery. The seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, West Bay and Weymouth are all within easy driving distance. Available activities include country walking, riding, golf, fishing and free use of a local tennis court. Shops 3 miles, pub ½ mile.

Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Well equipped kitchen with slate floor. Three steps to bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with views to Bubbdown Hill. Single bedroom.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small enclosed south-facing courtyard garden with patio, vine-clad pergola and furniture
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children under 5 yrs

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£260-£702
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Compton Ref: E3613

Patson Hill holiday cottages are situated near Sherborne, enjoying superb far reaching views over beautiful rolling countryside. Set in an idyllic rural location, this is a delightful setting for these attractively converted and very comfortable former barns. Sandford (ref E5340), Trent (ref E3612) and Compton (ref E3613) all feature very well-appointed interiors. The properties even have toys provided for children! The three properties lie on the owners’ working farm just 2 miles from Sherborne with its two castles. Iron Age hill forts, great houses and gardens, charming market towns, Fleet Air Arm and motor museums, and fossil hunting on the World Heritage coast are all within easy reach. Superb walking can be enjoyed from the door. Shops 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles.

Ground floor: 4 steps down to living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft four poster) bedroom with sloping ceiling and en-suite bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet.

T/dryer. Shared garden. Friday to Friday.

All properties: Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot and h/chair on request. Digital TV. DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi available (chargeable). Parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. VisitEngland 4 Star Gold Award.

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£245-£523
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1

In the quaint village of Leigh, just south of the picturesque abbey town of Sherborne in north west Dorset, these converted listed barns are set in an L-shape around a courtyard on one side and with lovely country views over Thomas Hardy’s famous Blackmoor Vale on the other. They offer an excellent holiday base to explore north west Dorset and south Somerset. They are all renovated to a high standard with exposed beams, are tastefully furnished, and have use of a communal games room with a snooker table, table football and darts. They can be booked individually or together so are ideal for family get togethers. Though set on the edge of an organic farm (but in a non working part), the owner would be delighted to show guests around the farm, which is only a short walk away from the cottages. There is also a small flock of sheep and chickens in the cider orchard close by. There is superb country walking on the doorstep, a village shop within walking distance, golf nearby, horse riding, and water activities such as fishing, yachting, boating, sailing and canoeing at Halstock Reservoir. Within easy driving one can visit the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum with its prototype of Concorde, the Haynes Motor Museum with its fascinating selection of vintage motor cars, and Montacute House and Gardens (one of the many historic houses in the area). To the north into south Somerset, spend days exploring Glastonbury with its famous and enchanting Tor, Wells cathedral city and Bishops Palace, the famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves, and the Georgian City of Bath with its delightful Roman baths, Pump Room, museums and of course shops and restaurants. Travel south and the spectacular World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach, with the popular seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, Bridport and Weymouth, all offer many attractions, sights and activities to enjoy, or more locally Sherborne Abbey and Castle (5 miles) and Dorchester market town (12 miles) are not too far. Shop 400 yards, pub 1 mile.

Large, beamed living room. Large, beamed, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with electric range (for cooking), TV and tiled floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electric range included
  • Washer/dryer
  • Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, furniture and countryside views
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electric convector heaters and NSH included
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • Additional TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Internet access
  • Barbecue table
  • Access to fields for dog walking
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Shared external games room with snooker table, table football and darts
  • No smoking
  • Wheelchair access

Note: The Old Dairy (DYR) and The Old Stables (DYS) can be booked together to sleep up to 14 people. Cider Press Cottage (DYT) and The Creamery (DYU) can also be booked in conjunction with DYR and DYS to sleep up to 22 people for the remainder of 2014.

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£445-£1347
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Little Elkins Ref: 24744

This semi-detached, 17th century, thatched holiday cottage, situated next to the owners home, is located in the quaint village of Buckland Newton, between the pretty market town of Dorchester and the abbey town of Sherborne. It is ideally placed to enjoy the Dorset countryside, or spend days out visiting Weymouth with its Sealife Centre and magnificent beach, the beautiful, famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, or attractions such as the Cerne Abbas Giant, Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum and much more. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet and access to 1 double bedroom. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 twin with en-suite toilet, 1 single.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters included (£25per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: There are steps and sloping banks in the garden.

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£252-£680
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Mallows Ref: 27333

This well-presented wing of the owner’s home is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday and to enjoy this delightful area. The property is near the Somerset border, only 5 miles from the historic abbey town of Sherborne and 20 miles from the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Enjoy many attractions within easy driving distance from the Cerne Abbas Giant to Glastonbury Tor, Ham Hill Country Park, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Bovington Tank Museum and much more. Shop 50 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating included (£25per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area. Shared lawned garden with patio. Gas barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Stream 150 yards.

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£275-£550
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages, located in the beautiful Dorset countryside of the Blackmore Vale, are on the owners’ family run farm with a beef suckler herd, a small flock of sheep and chickens. These three delightful, converted stone barns (refs DBBM, DBBL and DBBK) offer good quality accommodation and a comfortable place to relax, unwind, enjoy country walking, see plenty of wildlife and are ideal for exploring Dorset and Somerset. They can be booked together to accommodate up to 18 guests. Golf and fishing are within easy driving, and yachting, canoeing and sailing are available at Halstock Reservoir. Wriggle View (ref DBBM) offers ‘upside down’ accommodation, whilst Jolliffe (ref DBBK) and Cowleaze (ref DBBL) are of the conventional design. The owners welcome guests to enjoy the farm activities and animals which the children will love. Visit the historic market town of Sherborne, 5 miles, with its castle, abbey and shops, or the chalk ‘Cerne Abbas Giant’. Venture further afield into the thriving county town of Dorchester, 10 miles, with Dinosaur Museum, Terracotta Warriors, Teddy Bear Museum and the world renowned Tutankhamun exhibition. Spend family time visiting Bovington Tank Museum with its fascinating collection of tanks, Monkey World, Weymouth with its picturesque 17th century harbour, Blue Flag beach and sealife centre, and then wander along the Chesil Beach and famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, with its stunning scenery, taking in Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens. In south Somerset are many historic houses such as Montacute House, Tintinhull and Forde Abbey. Family attractions include Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum with Concorde, the Haynes Motor Museum with wonderful display of classic and vintage cars, and slightly further afield, Longleat House and Safari Park. Somerset offers many exciting venues including Glastonbury Tor, Clarks Factory Village, Cheddar Gorge and Caves and the Georgian city of Bath to name a few. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

Large, beamed open-plan living/dining room and kitchen area. Oak floor throughout. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Freeview TV
  • Parking (for 2 cars)

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry, boot room, washing machine and coin-operated tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, shared garden, patio area, furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£324-£885
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1


This delightful, detached, character, holiday cottage, set in the midst of the glorious Dorset countryside between the lovely towns of Sherborne and Dorchester, offers a real retreat for a relaxing holiday and to get away from it all. Including scenic country walks, village pubs to wine and dine in, and within easy driving there are many family attractions to enjoy, from the Famous World Heritage coast to the seaside resort of Weymouth along the Chesil Beach to Lyme Regis, the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Haynes Motor Museum, Bovington Tank Museum to Forde Abbey and Gardens and slightly further Longleat House and Safari Park. Why not have a day out visiting the Georgian City of Bath with its many shops, museums, restaurants and places of interest. You will have plenty to fill your time. Beach 18 miles. Shop 1 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Large, lawned garden with a patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 3 steps in garden.

WAS
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£247-£1060
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Trent Ref: E3612

Patson Hill holiday cottages are situated near Sherborne, enjoying superb far reaching views over beautiful rolling countryside. Set in an idyllic rural location, this is a delightful setting for these attractively converted and very comfortable former barns. Sandford (ref E5340), Trent (ref E3612) and Compton (ref E3613) all feature very well-appointed interiors. The properties even have toys provided for children! The three properties lie on the owners’ working farm just 2 miles from Sherborne with its two castles. Iron Age hill forts, great houses and gardens, charming market towns, Fleet Air Arm and motor museums, and fossil hunting on the World Heritage coast are all within easy reach. Superb walking can be enjoyed from the door. Shops 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one zip and link, can be twin on request), one (5ft four poster) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

T/dryer. Wii. Shared garden. Shower chair available by arrangement. Wheelchair access.

All properties: Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot and h/chair on request. Digital TV. DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi available (chargeable). Parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. VisitEngland 4 Star Gold Award.

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NOW
£465-£950
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Near the character abbey town of Sherborne, 2 miles, these two well presented single storey barn conversions offer comfortable and spacious accommodation in a peaceful location. They are delightfully situated and yet within 2 miles, guests can be in the lovely town of Sherborne, enjoying the picturesque Blackmore Vale, or visiting many historic houses, such as Montacute, Forde Abbey, Stourhead and Longleat. Within easy driving distance of many family attractions such as the popular Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the Haynes Motor Museum and days out exploring the World Heritage Coast from Weymouth to Lyme Regis, or inland central Somerset, Glastonbury Tor and the exquisite City of Bath. Shop 2 miles, country hotel with bar and food 110 yards.

All on ground floor: Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove and patio doors, and kitchen area. Wooden floors throughout. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Digital TV
  • Cycle store

  • Wood-burning stove – initial logs included, thereafter at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden
  • Shared use of small meadow
  • Parking
  • Shared hard tennis court
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced stream in meadow

WAS
NOW
£237-£812
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