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

4076

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

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Chetnole Inn (1 mile)

A lovely village inn with snug bar, wood burning stove, wooden floored restaurant and beautiful gardens. This Taste of Dorset Award winning pub also allows dogs in the snug.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

February 2022

Chetnole Inn

Very disappointing, as we booked Sunday lunch the day we arrived (Wednesday) only to find that they were fully booked when we got there; no apology at all and the landlady quite aggressively suggested that we were at fault! She had booked us in for the following Sunday, when we weren’t even in Dorset and had made no mention of the fact that they were fully booked previously! As it was our last day we had no food left in the cottage and were left high and dry!
We won’t be returning to this pub on subsequent visits! A pity, as it seems to have a good reputation! An apology on her part would have been totally acceptable, as everyone makes mistakes!


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

July 2020

Friendly Pub

We went here for a Sunday lunch which was extremely good

Nearest beach

Hive Beach (15 miles)

Take in the views and let the salty sea air whip your worries away. Found near Burton Bradstock, Hive Beach is a sweeping sandy strip backed by regal golden cliffs. With parking nearby and a celebrated café, Hive Beach is a lovely destination for a day's wandering and relaxing. Eagle-eyed visitors may even be so lucky to spot some fossils hidden along the beach.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2022

Disappointing

Having read rave reviews we were disappointed by the breakfast we had there…cold, hard tomatoes and reheated squelchy mushrooms. The upside was sitting out in the sun next to the sea.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2020

Fantastic waves,

This beach, even on a windy march day was spectacular and blew away the cobwebs and was very invigorating. Food in the Hive Cafe was great too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2010

Hive Beach Cafe serves superb food suitable for all the family from an informal premises right on the beach. Get there early as it's very popular, but even when busy the service is usually reasonably quick.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2009

Brilliant place; so popular you may have to wait! Food is more top-class restaurant quality than cafe.

Nearest walk

Chetnole Station Circular (1 ¼ miles)

A lovely half day walk and a great way to explore this part of rural Dorset. With lots to see including historical points of interest, stunning views and country pubs, you will find plenty to keep the whole family happy. Please note this is a good walk for families but not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Nearest town

Yetminster (2 miles)

A pretty village on the river Wiggle, worth a visit to see the honey coloured limestone cottages. At the heart of the village you'll find the Oak House Stores, a grade II listed building famed for its cheese and local produce.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2020

The Old School Gallery and Cafe

Home made light lunches and cakes - very delicious! Plus a shop selling unusual gifts and Local produce. Highly recommended.

Also nearby

Montacute House (9 miles)

An exceptional Elizabethan house filled with treasures, including 17th Century textile samplers and Elizabethan art. This house featured in the 1995 film ‘Sense and Sensibility’.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2018

Marvellous Montacute

Absolutely wonderful in every way. We enjoyed many hours here. A must visit property.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2016

Shame.

A lovely house and location . It was a pity it was spoilt by a very heavy handed and hard sell approach in the ticket office to join the N.T. I had to be very persistent to get into the house and gardens without joining up .
Once we had managed to get in we had another issue with an officious lady in the long room who basically told us off for taking the wrong staircase up . It turned out that a rope had not been put in place . How were we to know! Other staff members tried to make up for this and were excellent but the impression overall was poor.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2013

Very interesting

Another West Country gem to consider when in the Somerset or Dorset areas. Although the house was endowed to NT as an empty shell much work has been done by introducing surplus items from other properties and there is a current fascinating exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery which is a must.

Stourhead (19 miles)

Visit the world-famous gardens at Stourhead and sit amongst tranquil scenes. Described as ‘a living work of art’, the gardens lead visitors on a breath-taking journey. Spend a while in the 18th Century Palladian villa and Hoare family home, before wending your way around the grounds, falling in love with the beautifully thought out landscapes and classical architecture.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2021

Beautiful landscapes to explore

A short drive away and you're in the impressive landscape of Stourhead, with its magnificent trees, lake and iconic garden structures. We visited early November when the autumn colours were blazing. A perfect morning out, whether for a lazy amble round the lake or exploring the footpaths to viewpoints and monuments. Good National Trust cafe and shop too.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

A highlight of our 5 night stay

We stayed in nearby Nunney for 5 nights. Stourhead was definitely our top pick. On a sunny day it was absolutely beautiful. The scenery is stunning and it was nice to have a well-earned ice-cream in the pretty courtyard of the pub after a good walk. There are plenty of spots for taking beautiful pictures. We'd be interested to return one Autumn or see it covered in snow too.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2014

Magical!

This is the most beautiful place you can imagine - the walk around the lake, dropping into the various buildings and grottoes, is breathtaking. All I can say is you really must visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2013

Superb

A wonderful must in Dorset. Great gardens and interesting house. Well worth a visit.

Sherborne Castle (5 ¼ miles)

A fabulous castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh, so well preserved it remains a family home to this day. There are walks around the lake and gardens and a tea room for refreshments. A tour inside the castle reveals wonderful paintings, porcelain and furniture before going down into the cellars where Raleigh’s original kitchen, family artefacts and archaeological finds from the old medieval castle are on show.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Beautiful

The house was closed but the grounds open. How beautiful and tranquil they were. We walked around the beautiful lake then sat under a shady tree with a picnic. We were there approx 5 hours. Stunning scenery and so peaceful. Will go back next year when house re opens.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2013

Wonderful

We have had a rare old time visiting locations we have missed in previous years as well as some old friends. This one was new to us and another beautiful location and building. Again we were met with attentive and helpful staff who helped make the visit even more enjoyable.

The Gaggle of Geese (5 miles)

A family friendly pub with acres of gardens, a skittle alley and pygmy goats to say hello to! Food is locally sourced and made in house with daily specials on offer. The kids will love the play bus and crazy golf.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2021

Great village pub

We recently stayed in the village, and came across this great village pub, a very warm welcome and wonderful food. A real community hub with events to keep both the locals and visitors entertained.

The Fox and Hounds Cattistock (5 ½ miles)

A lovely traditional pub in the heart of the village with a great reputation for home cooked food and seasonal produce. Food is served daily apart from Monday lunch time. Dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2022

Wonderful friendly pub

We booked in advance and had a lovely family evening meal last Sat night. The pub owner made us feel very welcome and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was fabulous and very reasonably priced.

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