Mr Baylis September 2021
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.
Mr Olds September 2021
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.
Mr Giles August 2021
delightful cottage in a picturesque location, well equipped. friendly owners great base for some lovely walks
Mr Allsop August 2021
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.
mr thornton June 2021
A perfect Dorset retreat. Our expectations were more than exceeded at this wonderful cottage.
Mr Stevenson June 2021
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.
Mr Palk June 2021
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.
Mrs Watkins May 2021
Beautiful place to stay if you want a quiet and relaxing break. Lovely owner, very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Waggott April 2021
As usual we found all classic cottages more than expect our expectations
Mr Goodship April 2021
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.
Mr Clements April 2021
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.
Mrs Green October 2020
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
Mr Clark October 2020
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.
Mrs Taylor September 2020
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
Mrs Morcombe September 2020
Very helpful owner. Cottage in a good location making for a relaxing and enjoyable break.
Mr West August 2020
It has its own secluded garden.
Mr Alexander July 2020
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 !
Mr O'Neill July 2020
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!
Mr Willis December 2019
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 !
Mr Evernden October 2019
Mrs Pash September 2019
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 .
Mr Lancaster August 2019
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.
Sr Ramos August 2019
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.
Mr Jefferies August 2019
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.
Mr Cooney July 2019
Mrs Gibson June 2019
Diana & Mike are excellent hosts.
Mr Carey May 2019
Beautiful location and setting. Host friendly and helpfully. Extremely quiet and peaceful stay. Well worth a visit.
Prof Siveter May 2019
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.
Mr Squire March 2019
Very well equipped cottage, warm and cosy and made very welcome on arrival
Mrs Bowman December 2018
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.
Mr Bullock October 2018
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.
Mr Taylor September 2018
a delightful cottage providing easy access to most of Dorset and South Somerset
Mr Lancaster August 2018
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.
Mrs Baldwin July 2018
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.
Mr Morris July 2018
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.
Mr Turner June 2018
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.
Mr Johnson May 2018
Comfortable cottage with thoughtful touches, surrounded by pretty countryside and plenty of walks nearby.
Mr Hawkings May 2018
A relaxing retreat in a beautiful part of the North Dorset countryside. Diana and Mike were attentive but discreet hosts.
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