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.

Pound Farm Cottage

4076

5.3 miles S of Sherborne / Sleeps 2 + cot (no children from 1 to 8)

7 Nights from £379 - £765

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.

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 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Helen 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 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans 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

Sherborne (5 ¼ miles)

A fabulous castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh, so well preserved it remains a family home to this day, an impressive abbey and any number of medieval buildings – it’s no wonder that Sherborne is a favourite among historians. Sherborne’s glory isn’t all in the past, though – this gorgeous town has some of the most diverse shopping you’ll find anywhere.

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

Mrs Starkey May 2018

Marvellous Montacute

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


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Willis 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

Mr Merriman 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.

The White Hart Inn (2 miles)

Featuring in Stephen Frears’ film, Tamara Drewe, The White Hart Inn is a 17th Century thatched village pub. The pub serves real ale and ciders in the open bar and hearty pub food in the separate dining area. During the summer months, bevvies can be enjoyed in the beer garden and children can make the most of the play area. Parking is available.

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

June 2010

Cosy, friendly pub

A cosy pub offering a la carte menu and bar snacks and friendly atmosphere. Dog friendly, beer garden.

-M Cliff

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

Mr Merriman 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.

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

Mrs Pascoe 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

Mr Merriman September 2013

Superb

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

The Rest and Welcome Inn (1 ½ miles)

Try the real ales and home cooking at this Dorset pub in Melbury Osmond, Thomas Hardy's Wessex village of 'Hintock'.

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

June 2010

Good home cooked food

Friendly pub offering good home cooked food and free WiFi internet access. Dog friendly.

-M Cliff

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