Pound Farm Cottage has its own driveway (just to the right of this photograph) and plenty of space to park in front of the cottage.
The sitting-room has a fabulous inglenook fireplace, with wood-burner effect electric stove - the thatch does not permit an open fire.
If your idea of a holiday is relaxing, this could be the perfect holiday destination for you.
The fitted kitchen, complete with digital radio, has all you need to create a holiday masterpiece.
Fabulous views over open countryside from the window of the galleried bedroom.
This gorgeous cottage has recently been re-thatched. Spot the sweet pair of pheasants perched on the roof.
What a beautiful setting. Pound Farm Cottage is the first house up from the bottom of the photograph, in the centre, with the owner's house next door.
The rear garden is very private and secluded.
The comfy sitting-room with a small step up to the front door, bathroom and kitchen.
You can lie in bed and look across the surrounding fields.
With so much to explore in Dorset you'll need some time to plan your adventures.
The luxurious bathroom is on the ground floor with roll-top bath and separate shower cubicle.
So much space for storage in the utility/boot-room, which also houses the laundry facilities, microwave and freezer.
Enjoy lazy breakfasts in the kitchen/dining-room.
The garden at Pound Farm Cottage is truly delightful, all you will hear is the sound of birdsong.
What a pretty spot to enjoy a glass a bubbly.
The very private south-facing garden is behind the cottage, surrounded by farmland and a network of footpaths and bridleways.
Pound Farm Cottage is beside the owner's home, but has a separate entrance and very private south-facing garden behind the cottage.
Pound Farm Cottage looks fabulous all year round.
Sherborne Castle, one of two in this historic market town.
Sherborne has some delighful cafes and restaurants and independent shops selling local produce.
Iconic Durdle Door on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast is a 45 minute drive.
Nearby Stourhead House and gardens are magnificent especially in the spring when the rhododendrons and azaleas are in bloom.
The Jurassic Coast road between Portland and Bridport is stunning in both directions, Chesil beach and the fleet lagoon are in view.

Pound Farm Cottage


5.3 miles S of Sherborne / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

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7 Nights from £452

Can't praise Pound Farm cottage and Diana and Mike enough! Lovely stay at a beautiful location, with all the comforts of home. Close to everything and great to return to at night.

A beautiful cottage in a great location, well furnished and in Diana, a great host. Ideal location for exploring all the wonderful places Dorset has to offer.

What a find; A wonderful thatched cottage, in beautiful Dorset countryside, a great location from which to explore. The cottage had everything provided that we needed, including a delicious cream tea, by very considerate owners.

The cottage is beautiful and well equipped and lovely and clean. It was warm and cosy as the nights were quite cool as visited in March. The location is fantastic so peaceful and great for exploring Dorset. The cream tea on arrival was a lovely gesture and much appreciated. I would highly recommend this property and would definitely book again. The views from the cottage are beautiful. We had a wonderful week.

A beautiful, comfortable and cosy cottage. Everything we needed, plus excellent communication from Diana. A great base for exploring the spectacular coastline and market towns. Can't recommend highly enough.

Perfect cottage, just the right amount of attention from the owner (next door), lovely area for walking. Highly recommend it.

We had a wonderful few days at Pound Cottage. It’s located in a lovely peaceful village but not far from numerous places to visit. We loved the welcome and great communication from Diana, who was on hand to answer any question and offer recommendations. The sunsets over the cottage were fantastic! Decorated beautifully and much larger than the pictures allude to. It was spotlessly clean and a lovely comfy bed, we didn’t want to leave! We would definitely recommend this cottage and suggest a visit to Sherborne as lots to see and do and some lovely eating places. Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, simply stunning. We enjoyed a lovely sunset at Portland (Bill) too! So don’t delay - book today!!

A fabulous cottage in a stunning location. Pounds Cottage had everything you needed and a cream tea on arrival - doesn’t get much better than that! Diana kept in touch pre arrival as storm Eunice raged despite losing her thatch roof and dealing with that at the same time.

We loved this cottage; very clean and comfortable, with great attention to detail! The cream tea, on arrival was a lovely thought! Diana, the owner, was extremely friendly and helpful! We will be returning later in the year, as there are so many places of interest in this area! As regular “cottages” this is one of our favourites!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are so glad that you loved Pound Farm Cottage and that you appreciated the owners efforts to ensure that you had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit. Sarah, Customer Support

Top Marks!! What a beautiful cottage in a perfect location. The standard of the fixtures and fittings were excellent, and the hosts were so knowledgeable regarding the foot paths in the surrounding area and the odd watering hole on route as well! We will definitely visit this cottage again.

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How lovely to hear that you had such a wonderful time at Pound Farm Cottage. It sounds like you really made the most of your time exploring the local foot paths. We're delighted that you're already planning a return visit! Julie, Customer Support

Quiet location and well situated to visit places of interest in Dorset, particularly Sherborne for shops, restaurants, coffee shops etc. Also well situated for keen walkers.

This was our second stay at the cottage. The proprietor is close by, is very kind and considerate and a has a well appointed comfortable cottage with all equipment and facilities. We will be staying again.

We loved our holiday at this gem of a cottage again. We always marvel at how Diana and Mike keep this cottage so pristine, we will be back again soon

Lovely place, lovely people - would go back :-)

Had a wonderful stay at Pound Farm Cottage. It was spotlessly clean, very well equipped and so pretty. It was a good centre for exploring the area which we hadn't previously visited. Sherborne was lovely with good shops and cafes and Cerne Abbas was nearby and well worth a trip. All the surrounding villages were picturesque and Leigh itself a lovely friendly community. The south coast was an easy drive with plenty to see and do. Lots of museums when the weather wasn't quite so favourable! The Chetnole Inn (about one mile away) served excellent food and ale. Diana was very helpful and the cream tea was much appreciated. All in all an excellent holiday and we would recommend both the property and Classic Cottages.

Diana and Mike, thankyou for a fabulous week at Pound Farm Cottage, such a beautiful well appointed, exceptionally clean holiday rental. The cottage was extremely spacious, with a large kitchen, lounge, bedroom, bathroom and independent utility room which proved invaluable. We used the cottage as a base for exploring the local countryside, on foot and using our ebikes, which we we able to securely lock in Mike's garden shed. Sherborne was a gem with its historical and attractive buildings, independent retailers, famous school and Sherborne Abbey. Parking in the long term car park opposite Sainsbury's is advised and low cost. The Melbury Estate at Evershot is a perfect long walk to Melbury Osmond - a 'chocolate box cover' picturesque village with its thatched cottages and ford. The welcome provisions were very much appreciated and enjoyed as were the plums as an extra. We will happily recommend your cottage to our friends and look forward to returning.

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage set in a beautiful location. The cottage was comfortable, spotlessly clean, spacious and very well equipped with the addition of a great private garden. Diana is so friendly and helpful especially regarding information about the area. Would definitely recommend.

delightful cottage in a picturesque location, well equipped. friendly owners great base for some lovely walks

Everything about this cottage came up to or exceeded our expectations. The owners have provided everything that their visitors could conceivably need. The furnishings and kitchen equipment were of high quality. What was additionally surprising and pleasing was the spaciousness of the interior for a one bedroom cottage and a decent sized and sunny private garden. Absolutely wonderful.

A perfect Dorset retreat. Our expectations were more than exceeded at this wonderful cottage.

Our stay at Pound Cottage totally exceeded our expectations. The Cottage was more spacious than anticipated and very homely making our well waited break after Covid restrictions very enjoyable. Both Di and Mike gave us a lovely welcome with a Cream Tea waiting for us on arrival which was much enjoyed. The Cottage location proved to be excellent with many places of interest being easily visited with pretty floral Cottage villages on route. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will certainly bear Pound Cottage in mind to visit once again when in the location.

Pound Farm Cottage is a lovely country cottage set in a very peaceful and rural area, we enjoyed our stay there. The cottage has everything you could need for a comfortable stay and nice private outdoor space. It was spotlessly clean. There are plenty of walks nearby and the coast is 30 - 40 minutes drive but well worth it! The Dorset Coast Path has some stunning scenery, especially on the Tyneham Ranges (but check the opening times!). Minterne House Gardens are close by and well worth a visit, especially in May/June when the rhododendrons are in flower. And Cerne Abbas is always worth a trip.

Beautiful place to stay if you want a quiet and relaxing break. Lovely owner, very friendly and helpful.

As usual we found all classic cottages more than expect our expectations

Excellent accommodation in great location. Immaculate inside and out. Great for local walks or visiting the coast. Diana is a great friendly host. Would love to return.

Thoughtfully converted old barn and beautifully presented with all mod cons provided for a lovely staycation. Situated in a wonderful part of the country in a small hamlet with lots of local country walks and wonderful scenic and historic places to visit within a short drive of the cottage. A very relaxing and comfortable stay in a private garden. Our host met us on arrival and explained everything and then let us get on with our stay, but was always available should anything have gone wrong - which it didn’t, which was good to know. We will certainly stay again.

A lovely stay at Pound Cottage for us. Has everything you need for a cosy break. Property was clean and inviting. Lovely attention to detail. Diana so helpful with suggestions of places to go. We would highly recommend taking a break there!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for sharing your lovely comments for Pound Farm Cottage. We are so happy that the property has everything that you needed and we are sure that Diana will be thrilled for the lovely mention! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

My wife And I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pound Farm Cottage, Both Mike and Diana were very accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely return. Thank you very much for a lovely stay.

Pound cottage is as excellent as always, we were extremely confident that the cottage would be spotlessly clean and covid safe. Diana and Mike are fabulous hosts and we look forward to our next visit soon

Very helpful owner. Cottage in a good location making for a relaxing and enjoyable break.

It has its own secluded garden.

I can’t recommend this cottage enough. Mike and Diana are charming, helpful and very welcoming. The cottage is delightful in every way, full of character and a perfect size for 2 people. It’s situated in a beautiful quiet village and has its own drive. It’s spotlessly clean and has an inglenook fireplace that houses an electric wood burner (as the cottage is thatched). Diana’s attention to detail is very evident both in the equipment generally which is of good quality and with practical touches like a night light for navigating the stairs if a trip to the bathroom is called for! The utility area is spacious and useful for keeping shoes and walking gear in with a washing machine, tumble dryer and a freezer which proved useful, as we didn’t want to keep going out to the shops. The garden is spacious and lovely to sit out in with nice wrought iron tables and chairs. We’ve stayed in a number of Classic Cottages and Pound Farm Cottage is definitely our favourite. We’re already planning our next visit !

We had a lovely, relaxing stay in this beautifully located and well appointed cottage. The owners Diana and Mike were welcoming and ensured we had everything we needed for a great holiday. Highly recommended!

Very comfortable and quiet. Excellent for star gazing . Lots of lovely walks from the village . Christmas week was excellent , one of the best we’ve had , and we’ve done quite a few !

Perfect retreat.

Diana and Mike were most helpful with information about the local area, the cottage is so well equipped - Diana has thought of everything you might need during your stay. The cream tea on arrival was most delicious. We shall definitely be booking to return in the future .

The attractive cottage was in a peaceful location looking out onto open countryside. It was comfortable, well maintained and spotlessly clean and the owners who live next door were very pleasant. It is the second time I have stayed there.

The best vacation spot that one can find, in the heart of the English countryside, beautiful landscapes, an absolutely dreamlike environment. And the house met all our expectations and exceeded them. If we ever return to this part of England, we would like to return to this area. For us who are Spanish and from the south (Seville), we were impressed with everything (perfect weather for summer), with the surroundings (green fields) and with the quality of accommodation (although in Spain there are also very good ones). But what ended up conquering us, were the owners of the house: Diana and her husband, who are more wonderful, charming and willing people. They were waiting all the time that we did not lack anything and to explain ourselves with great detail and interest of heart, what we could visit in the surroundings. Really, what spectacular people. Congratulations to Classic Cottages because in addition to knowing how to choose accommodations, you know how to choose the hosts. Mychas thanks friends.

A beautiful thatched cottage which is very well equipped, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. An ideal location in the heart of the countryside with lots of places to visit in Dorset. We even went into East Devon to the Donkey Sanctuary which was about an hours drive to get there. If you get the chance to visit make sure to go. As an added bonus it is Free.


Diana & Mike are excellent hosts.

Beautiful location and setting. Host friendly and helpfully. Extremely quiet and peaceful stay. Well worth a visit.

What a little gem. A beautiful period cottage, full of character. Warm, cosy and sympathetically restored to a high standard. Pound cottage proved to be the perfect holiday rent, and one well paced to explore both inland and coastal Dorset. Unreservedly recommended. We very much enjoyed our stay.

Very well equipped cottage, warm and cosy and made very welcome on arrival

This cottage is cute outside and cosy inside. It is beautifully decorated, very clean, and warm in winter. It is well placed for access to Sherborne, the south coast and several National Trust properties. The owners are welcoming and available if you need anything, but otherwise leave you to enjoy your holiday.

Absolutely loved this cottage! Our host Diana was brilliant, great communication and made sure we had everything we needed. Definitely recommend, we had a lovely quiet break in comfort! Thank you.

a delightful cottage providing easy access to most of Dorset and South Somerset

I thoroughly enjoyed my week at Pound Cottage and would happily stay there again. It was situated in a tranquil location with a wonderful view of the countryside. The cottage had plenty of character and was spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped. The owners were very friendly too.

Beautifully situated cottage set in its own grounds with lovely gardens to sit out in. Easy to get to surrounding towns. Cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. Diana and Mike were very attentive hosts. Would love to visit again sometime.

The cottage is set in lovely surroundings. Scenic views from all windows. Ample parking. Very peaceful. Lots of places of interest to drive to. The owners were very friendly but not intrusive. It was nice to have a lovely garden which was private. We enjoyed the scones and cream awaiting our arrival.

Perfect base to explore the delights of rural Dorset. Warm, cosy cottage full of character and charm. Diana and Mike made us feel very welcome, but where very discreet.

Comfortable cottage with thoughtful touches, surrounded by pretty countryside and plenty of walks nearby.

A relaxing retreat in a beautiful part of the North Dorset countryside. Diana and Mike were attentive but discreet hosts.

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