Pound Farm Cottage is a hidden gem; this listed thatched cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to create a spacious, stylish holiday home, retaining many of the original features, including an impressive ornamental inglenook fireplace. The cottage is next door to the owner's home and has a separate driveway, parking and private south-facing garden, great for relaxing with a good book. The galleried bedroom has a super-comfy five foot bed and views across the surrounding fields. The luxurious ground floor bathroom has an original roll-top bath, perfect for a long soak after a day of exploring the local area; the bathroom also has a separate shower. Next to the bathroom, a stylish, modern kitchen has all you need to create delicious holiday feasts. Situated on the outskirts of the village of Leigh, be sure to bring your walking boots as there is a network of footpaths and cycle routes from the cottage that will take you directly out into the beautiful Dorset countryside; only one mile to the award-winning Chetnole Inn. Although the property is not suitable for children under the age of eight, babes in arms under the age of six months are welcomed.
If you can tear yourself away from the tranquil surroundings of the Blackmore Vale, there are some fabulous places to visit a short drive away. The market town of Sherborne is just six miles from Pound Farm Cottage and has some great independent shops, cafes and restaurants as well as the impressive abbey and two castles. Further afield are Mapperton House and Gardens and Stourhead House, with stunning gardens and lakes. The World Heritage Jurassic Coast is 45 minutes away with impressive cliffs and geological features that run the length of the coast to Exmouth, including Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, and Golden Cap. The South West Coast Path allows you to follow this stunning coastline and stop off at the many towns and villages along the route. Lyme Regis is a great place to visit with the iconic Cobb and town museum detailing the life and significant geological finds of Mary Anning, or visit the many cafes, restaurants and pubs for a leisurely holiday treat. Bicycles can be stored in a locked shed beside the cottage.
Utility/Boot-room with microwave, freezer, washing machine, tumble-drier and wash-basin
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, ornamental inglenook fireplace and wood-burner effect electric stove
Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, fridge, dishwasher, iPod dock and CD player
Galleried Bedroom with double bed (5')
There is a small step up from the sitting-room into the kitchen and bathroom. Please note that due to the thatch we are not insured for barbecues or lit fires of any kind including candles.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
This listed, thatched cottage has a private south-facing garden behind the cottage, the owner's house is to the right.
The sitting-room has a fabulous inglenook fireplace, with wood-burner effect electric stove, the thatch does not permit an open fire.
The fitted kitchen has all you need to create a holiday masterpiece.
Fabulous views over open countryside from the window of the galleried bedroom.
Pound Farm Cottage is beside the owner's home, but has a separate entrance and very private garden behind the cottage.
The tranquil and private garden is behind the cottage and the entrance to the boot/utility-room.
Pound Farm Cottage has its own driveway and plenty of space to park in front of the cottage.
The comfy sitting-room with a small step up to the front door, bathroom and kitchen.
The galleried bedroom has a super-comfy 5ft king-size bed.
You can lie in bed and look across the surrounding fields.
The luxurious bathroom is on the ground floor with roll-top bath and separate shower cubicle.
View from the kitchen, the front door is to the left and the bathroom to the right.
So much space for storage in the boot/utility-room, which also houses the laundry facilities, microwave and freezer.
The spacious boot/utility-room leads in from the rear garden of the cottage.
The garden at Pound Farm Cottage is truly delightful, all you will hear is the sound of birdsong.
If your idea of a holiday is relaxing, this could be the perfect holiday destination for you.
The very private south-facing garden is behind the cottage, surrounded by farmland and a network of footpaths and bridleways.
Pound Farm Cottage looks fabulous all year round.
The nearby market town of Sherborne has an impressive Abbey.
Sherborne has some delighful cafes and restaurants and independent shops selling local produce.
Sherborne Castle, one of two in this historic market town.
The abbey and gardens in the nearby hilltop town of Shaftesbury.
Iconic Durdle Door on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast is a 45 minute drive.
The cliffs at West Bay, filming scene for the TV series Broadchurch.
Nearby Stourhead House and gardens are magnificent especially in the spring when the rhododendrons and azaleas are in bloom.
Lyme Regis is a fabulous place to visit, independent shops, town museum, fossils, and lots of places to watch the world go by.
The ammonite pavement, Monmouth beach, Lyme Regis, a great place for fossil hunting.
The Jurassic Coast road between Portland and Bridport is stunning in both directions, Chesil beach and the fleet lagoon are in view.
The Tank Museum at Bovington chronicles the military history of the tank.
The Sandbanks chain ferry travels across the mouth of Poole Harbour, to the Isle of Purbeck, or you can drive around.
The RSBP nature reserve on Brownsea Island, home to many visiting birds.
Pound Farm Cottage is surrounded by farmland and a network of footpaths and bridleways.