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Shared indoor heated pool
Looking towards the property
Step into the welcoming open plan living space
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Catch up on your favourite TV show
Selection of games to keep you entertained
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Dining area
Kitchen area with a breakfast bar
Well equipped kitchen
Prepare your favourite meals
Kitchen and dining area
Double bedroom with a Juliette balcony and en-suite bathroom
En-suite bathroom
Bedroom details
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Cosy twin bedroom
Bunk bedroom
Take a soak in the main bathroom
Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks
View towards the properties
Pretty driveway leading to the cottages
Children will enjoy the shared play area
Plenty of space to burn off some energy
Delightful shared indoor pool
Explore the expansive shared grounds
Tranquil spot overlooking the lake
Spot the resident wildlife
1 / 30  Shared indoor heated pool
2 / 30  Looking towards the property
3 / 30  Step into the welcoming open plan living space
4 / 30  Relax by the cosy wood burner
5 / 30  Catch up on your favourite TV show
6 / 30  Selection of games to keep you entertained
7 / 30  Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
8 / 30  Dining area
9 / 30  Kitchen area with a breakfast bar
10 / 30  Well equipped kitchen
11 / 30  Prepare your favourite meals
12 / 30  Kitchen and dining area
13 / 30  Double bedroom with a Juliette balcony and en-suite bathroom
14 / 30  En-suite bathroom
15 / 30  Bedroom details
16 / 30  Double bedroom
17 / 30  Double bedroom
18 / 30  Twin bedroom
19 / 30  Cosy twin bedroom
20 / 30  Bunk bedroom
21 / 30  Take a soak in the main bathroom
22 / 30  Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks
23 / 30  View towards the properties
24 / 30  Pretty driveway leading to the cottages
25 / 30  Children will enjoy the shared play area
26 / 30  Plenty of space to burn off some energy
27 / 30  Delightful shared indoor pool
28 / 30  Explore the expansive shared grounds
29 / 30  Tranquil spot overlooking the lake
30 / 30  Spot the resident wildlife

Folke Manor Owl Cottage

Sherborne (2mls S), Dorset
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Indoor swimming pool
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious barn conversion property sleeping eight
  • One of four properties clustered around a pleasant courtyard on the owners’ farm
  • Access to expansive shared grounds, including children’s play area
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool
  • Two on-site lakes home to herons, kingfishers, and swans
  • Located in rural Dorset, thirty miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast
Property code: FOLOW

Attractive barn conversion property situated within extensive grounds on the owners’ Dorset farm, with two lakes and use of the fantastic indoor heating swimming pool.

This property enjoys a rural location in the Dorset countryside, within walking distance of the village shop and two welcoming pubs. There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area to suit all tastes, from relaxing country walks, to fossil hunting at Charmouth, taking in the iconic views of Lulworth Cove, and enjoying traditional seaside activities on Weymouth’s expansive beach. For those who like to explore the local towns whilst away, Dorchester, which lies just sixteen miles south of property, has a good range of shops and eateries, as well as a number of museums specialising in teddy bears, dinosaurs, and even Tutankhamun.

On entering this barn conversion property, guests will find themselves in the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with its inviting leather sofas, warming wood burner, TV and DVD, dining table seating eight, and patio doors which lead out to the courtyard. A breakfast bar in the spacious kitchen area provides a second dining space, and is ideal for enjoying drinks and chatting whilst preparing meals. The kitchen itself has been well thought out and offers an electric range style cooker, microwave, American style fridge freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. Also on the ground floor is a convenient cloakroom with WC. All four of the property’s bedrooms are located on the first floor, the first of which is a double room which benefits from an en-suite bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC , as well as a Juliette balcony. The second bedroom is also a double room, whilst there is also a twin room and a bink bedroom. The main bathroom offers a shower-over-bath and WC. The patio doors in the lounge/kitchen/diner open onto the shared courtyard.

Guests at all four properties have shared use of extensive grounds, which include two pretty lakes which are home to an abundance of wildlife, as well as lawn areas, and a children’s play area with a climbing frame and slide. The wonderful indoor heated swimming pool, is open to all guests on a daily basis from 8.30am -8pm, although times may vary, as it is sometimes this booked for private use. (There is an up-to-date timetable provided onsite). There is ample car parking facilities.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 twin, and 1 bunk bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath, and WC
  • En-suite bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC to one of the double rooms and downstairs WC
  • TV/DVD Wi-Fi available
  • Wood burner with first basket of logs provided (extra logs can be purchased onsite at £5 per basket
  • Electric style Range cooker, microwave, American style Fridge/Freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Electric, and central heating included
  • 1 dog welcome, dogs are politely requested to be kept under control on leads when out in the shared grounds
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Pub and shop 0.5 miles, beach 30 miles

This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
Overall comfort
Overall location

Reviewed by Jill 9th January 2020

Didnt want to leave and cant wait to return to Owl Cottage. The swimming pool was the high-light of our weekend but also the fabulous setting on Folke Manor Farm. Xx

Reviewed by RICHARD 29th November 2019

Set in a beautiful location with views across Dorset hills accompanied by duck pond and manicured lawns it is a perfect retreat. A wonderful swimming pool, Children's playground and quiet walks around the adjacent Country Lanes give enough opportunities for a little exercise of all ages. The cottage is gorgeous, large, clean with modern furniture aRead morend comfortable beds it truly is a home from home. The owners have pulled out all the stops to ensure a wonderful stay. Hide

Reviewed by Scott 16th August 2019

Owl cottage is a beautiful 4 bedroomed cottage with modern open plan living / dining area and kitchen downstairs and bedrooms upstairs and bathrooms upstairs. The cottage grounds are stunning and the private pool is very clean and well kept. Folke Manor Farm is absolutely beautiful and relaxing.

Reviewed by Maureen 19th April 2019

The holiday cottage was amazing. We were overwhelmed with how much equipment, towels and cleaning products we were provided with. We even had welcome pack with tea, milk and wine. Nothing was too much trouble for the very friendly owners and we had a magnificent time in magnificent peaceful, tranquil surroundings. These cottages are amazing, there Read moreis no over development and it was a very picturesque location in a lovely part of the UK. Will definitely be returning soon!!! Hide

Reviewed by B 5th April 2019

Lovely Cottage, very comfortable, clean and cosy. Plenty of space for 3 adults an 3 active children. Lovely swimming pool and changing areas very clean. Beautiful setting for the whole property and within reach in 10 minutes of good shopping. Plenty to do in the area.

Reviewed by Sarah 6th March 2019

Absolutely stunning property in a great location

Reviewed by Georgia 8th February 2019

Wonderfully clean, beautiful grounds and fabulous pool.

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Shared indoor heated pool
Looking towards the property
Step into the welcoming open plan living space
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Catch up on your favourite TV show
Selection of games to keep you entertained
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Dining area
Kitchen area with a breakfast bar
Well equipped kitchen
Prepare your favourite meals
Show 18 moreKitchen and dining area


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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