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 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. 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.
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. The village also boasts a lovely village shop complete with a very small but cute café.
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 under 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 and dishwasher
Galleried Bedroom with king-size double bed (5')
There is a small step up from the sitting-room into the kitchen and bathroom; the top few steps of the staircase are without a handrail. Please note that due to the thatch we are not insured for barbecues or lit fires of any kind including candles.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
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.