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Looking towards the stylish property and annexe from the enclosed courtyard
Relax in the private hot tub
Step into the main property
Light and bright lounge/kitchen/dining room
Settle down and watch your favourite film or TV programme
Vaulted ceilings add to the character
Enjoy meals with families and friends
Prepare your favourite meals in the stylish kitchen
Cosy wood burner to keep you warm in the cooler months
Super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom with a contemporary en-suite shower room
Contemporary en-suite shower room
King-size zip-and-link bedroom bedroom with an en-suite shower room
Cosy twin bedroom
Contemporary bathroom
Entrance to the annexe on the right hand side
Open plan living space in the annexe
Annexe lounge/kitchen/dining area
Annexe lounge/kitchen/diner
Annexe kitchen/diner
Annexe king-size (zip-and-link) bedroom with ensuite shower room
Annexe en-suite shower room
A hot tub is set within the courtyard, alongside garden furniture and BBQ
Perfect spot for al fresco drinks and dining in the enclosed courtyard
Games room with bar and useful laundry area
Games room with bar and useful laundry area
Bar made with wood from the farm
Challenge your companions to a game
Spacious landscaped courtyard
Entrance to the property
Enclosed paddock for picnics and dog walking
Enjoy a picnic in the paddock
Plenty of space for all the family in the paddock
Explore the enclosed paddock
Shared tennis court
Equipment is available to borrow
1 / 42  Looking towards the stylish property and annexe from the enclosed courtyard
2 / 42  Relax in the private hot tub
3 / 42  Step into the main property
4 / 42  Light and bright lounge/kitchen/dining room
5 / 42  Settle down and watch your favourite film or TV programme
6 / 42  Vaulted ceilings add to the character
7 / 42  Enjoy meals with families and friends
8 / 42  Prepare your favourite meals in the stylish kitchen
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10 / 42  Cosy wood burner to keep you warm in the cooler months
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12 / 42  Super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom with a contemporary en-suite shower room
13 / 42  Contemporary en-suite shower room
14 / 42  King-size zip-and-link bedroom bedroom with an en-suite shower room
15 / 42  Cosy twin bedroom
16 / 42  Contemporary bathroom
17 / 42  Entrance to the annexe on the right hand side
18 / 42  Open plan living space in the annexe
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20 / 42  Annexe lounge/kitchen/dining area
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22 / 42  Annexe lounge/kitchen/diner
23 / 42  Annexe kitchen/diner
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25 / 42  Annexe king-size (zip-and-link) bedroom with ensuite shower room
26 / 42  Annexe en-suite shower room
27 / 42  A hot tub is set within the courtyard, alongside garden furniture and BBQ
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29 / 42  Perfect spot for al fresco drinks and dining in the enclosed courtyard
30 / 42  Games room with bar and useful laundry area
31 / 42  Games room with bar and useful laundry area
32 / 42  Bar made with wood from the farm
33 / 42  Challenge your companions to a game
34 / 42  Spacious landscaped courtyard
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36 / 42  Entrance to the property
37 / 42  Enclosed paddock for picnics and dog walking
38 / 42  Enjoy a picnic in the paddock
39 / 42  Plenty of space for all the family in the paddock
40 / 42  Explore the enclosed paddock
41 / 42  Shared tennis court
42 / 42  Equipment is available to borrow

Frankham Farm

Sherborne (5.5mls SW), Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Tennis Court
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovingly restored property with a hot tub, games room, picnic paddock and shared tennis court
  • Converted with the utmost care and attention to create a quality, home-from-home ambience
  • Pet friendly and perfect for family groups wishing to walk, tour or simply unwind in comfort
Property code: 82941

With countless features including a hot tub, flexible accommodation, tennis court and games room - plus attention to detail throughout - this is the ideal choice for a relaxing multi-generational break.

Set in the heart of a 500 acre working farm converting to organic certification, this beautiful converted barn is perfect for families wishing to get away from it all, whilst being within easy reach of local attractions. There is an independent farm shop and a café close at hand, or head 5 miles north east to the historic town of Sherborne, which is a haven for foodies as well as lovers of history as it has a striking abbey, two castles and boutique shops within its honey-coloured streets. There is a wide choice of exclusive way-marked farm walking and local public footpaths. Travel to pretty villages such as Cerne Abbas, home to the famous hillside chalk giant, the gardens of Mapperton and Abbotsbury, or the National Trust property Montacute, home of the summer parkrun. Or for keen anglers, guests can arrange fishing at the nearby Sutton Bingham Reservoir.

Crossing the characterful courtyard will take you to the first entrance door, leading into the main accommodation of this stone-built single-storey property that sleeps six. Inside you are met with a striking and thoughtfully designed open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with a vaulted ceiling, wood burner and Smart TV. The fully equipped kitchen area is set to the left, complete with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Leading from here, you will find an inviting super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request) with a contemporary en-suite shower room and WC. Heading back across the open-plan living space, you will find a king-size zip-and-link bedroom (which can be made into 2' 6" twins on request), with an en-suite shower room and WC. Just next door is a cosy 2' 6'' twin zip-and-link (which can be made into a king-size on request), with a stylish bathroom just opposite, including a shower over the bath and WC. The annexe accommodation sleeping a further two people is set to the right of the courtyard and has a separate outdoor entrance. Here you will find a second open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is space for eight to dine in comfort here, you can enjoy a peaceful evening for two beside the wood burner, with a favourite programme on the Smart TV. The final bedroom is a king-size zip-and-link room (which can be made into 2' 6'' twin on request) with a Smart TV and has a luxurious en-suite bathroom with a bath, separate shower and WC.

This property has many wonderful features outdoors as well as within. Across the landscaped courtyard is a games room with table tennis, a dart board, a pool table and a bar with a wine cooler and beer fridge as well as a useful laundry area with a washing machine and tumble dryer, and a window looking out onto the tractor yard. A hot tub is set within the courtyard, alongside garden furniture and a charcoal BBQ, making this the ultimate destination property. Those wishing to get active can play a match on the shared tennis court on-site, take a walk through the woods, or enjoy a picnic in the paddock while your four-legged friends roam free in safety. Guided tours of the farm are available including tractors and machinery used to produce organic arable crops and the rearing of cattle and sheep. There is ample off-road parking for four cars.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request), 1 2' 6” twin zip-and-link (which can be made into a king-size on request), 1 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into 2' 6” twin on request) and 1 king-size zip-and-link within the annexe (which can be made into a 2' 6” twin on request)
  • 4 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WCs and 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC within the annexe
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher in the main kitchen and within the annexe
  • Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and high-chair available on request
  • 2 wood burners (logs included)
  • Smart TVs in lounge and in annexe lounge and bedroom
  • Games room with table tennis, pool table and bar area with wine cooler and beer fridge (guests are welcome to take their own beverages)
  • Secure bike storage available in the games room
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with hot tub, BBQ (charcoal included which is produced from the farm) and furniture, plus separate enclosed paddock for picnics and dog walking
  • Walks (largely fenced) from the doorstep on the owner's land - 4 routes to choose from
  • Dog towels and beach towels available
  • Outdoor tap for muddy boots and paws
  • Shared tennis court - tennis rackets and balls are available to borrow
  • Tours of the farm can be arranged direct with the owner
  • Farm produce available in season
  • EV charger onsite - £20 per week per vehicle, payable directly to the owner
  • Ample off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Pub 1.5 miles, farm shop and café within walking distance
  • Discounts for couples booking the annexe during off peak periods, please enquire Increased accessibility – ramps into the two main entrances (please contact us with any specific requirements)
  • The owners' gardens are open to the public 4 days a year as part of the National Garden Scheme. The paddock will also be open to the public on these days and guests may see some additional activity around the farm and grounds. Guests will still have private use of the courtyard outside the property and guests are also welcome to view the owners' gardens. The next open day is Sunday 10th October 2021 from around 10am-5pm. 2022 dates still to be confirmed, but are usually mid-March, late April, early June and mid-October
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Linda 6th May 2022

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The property and the location are excellent. We had a really enjoyable time. The farm buildings have been renovated to a high standard - very tasteful! I would recommend this property to anyone without reservation.

Reviewed by Peter 22nd April 2022

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This was by far the best holiday rental that we have stayed in, very clean very well laid out very well equipped.Susan made us all very welcome and Duncan's farm tour was very interesting he certainly knows his stuff. The hot tub and games rooms were well used by all the family.We would certainly go back again. The complimentary jams were a lovely Read moresurprise and I'm afraid we used rather a lot on our morning toast. Thankyou Susan and Duncan for a lovely weeks holiday Hide

Reviewed by Maurice 8th April 2022

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The owners are very welcoming - it's a fantastic property for a multi-generational stay and was truly dog-friendly

Reviewed by Matthew 1st April 2022

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We had a wonderful holiday at Frankham farm. Beautiful rooms fully equipped with all you could want. Loved the hot tub and the tour of the farm was really interesting. It was lovely to be there during lambing season. Really special.

Reviewed by Joanne 11th March 2022

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We had the most wonderful, relaxing stay. The accommodation is second to none, We were very impressed with the quality of the bathrooms, the furnishings and a superbly kitted out kitchen. it is also quite rare to fins a place where all the bedrooms can be split to twin beds which was a bonus for us travelling as a group of friends. We really enjoyeRead mored using the hot tub and the games room and felt it was a very private place to enjoy our mini break even though it is within a fully working farm. Hide

Reviewed by helen 12th February 2022

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The property was perfect for our two families. It had everything you would need, plus a lot of extra comforts and thoughtful details. The children were easily occupied in the house as were the dogs out in the farm walks and paddock. Had an interesting tour of the farm and we all learnt a lot from Duncan. Theres plenty to see and do in the area and Read moreeven though the weather was dreadful, we have a wonderful weeks stay. Hide

Reviewed by Vincent 4th February 2022

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Everything about Frankham farm is superb. The accommodation is of the highest spec as were the facilities (games room, tennis court, hot tub and walks). The farm tour was both entertaining and an education. We loved the complimentary treats. Our party of 8 had an amazing time!!!

Reviewed by Helen 9th January 2022

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Perfect in every way - the hosts were extremely accommodating. We could not fault anything about the property or our time there. Defiantly a place we would use again.

Reviewed by Carys 3rd December 2021

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We had the best time at Frankham farm, I couldn't recommend it enough. I only wish we had stayed for longer!

Reviewed by Elaine 12th November 2021

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If we could rate this property higher than 5 stars, we would! It was simply amazing, from the conversion itself from barns to luxury accommodation, the interior design and furnishings, hot tub, games room, farm walk and the owners who could not do enough. There is something for everyone, at any age. A special place for a special occasion or just foRead morer a getaway from it all....book it now! Hide

Reviewed by Denise 5th November 2021

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The holiday home was superb, very well equipped and clean. The setting and layout was perfect for us and the hot tub was checked daily. Our host Susan was lovely and very welcoming, even inviting us to fireworks and a BBQ (which unfortunately we couldn't go to because one of our friends became ill with a virus ) We were also able to have a tour of Read morethe farm with Duncan which was brilliant! I'd very highly recommend this property! Hide

Reviewed by Mariam 29th October 2021

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From start to finish our stay was superb. We loved every single time we spent in the cottage I wish we had more time to spent in that place . Definitely we will be booking it again. What a relaxing weekend thank you so much to the owner It was very clean, everything was there you need it their for your stay. Please do visit this cottage is so peacRead moreeful Hide

Reviewed by John 22nd October 2021

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The accommodation was great and the facilities were first class. The games room and hot tub were a great hit as were the marked walks on the farm, and the annex is a lovely self contained apartment for older guests. All in all it made for a lovely holiday enjoyed by everyone.

Reviewed by Sally 15th October 2021

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The accommodation was excellent and newly refurbished. All home comforts were catered for and we had a fabulous visit. The owners were welcoming and very helpful. We had a farm tour which was interesting and a tour of the gardens which are splendid. Highly recommended for a luxury break for all ages!

Reviewed by Hazel 8th October 2021

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Would recommend to anyone for a peaceful or energetic stay. Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful part of the West Country. Wonderful hosts nothing too much trouble. What a find.

Reviewed by David 27th September 2021

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What a beautiful cottage, I would'nt hesitate to recommend this tastefully high speck property. The owners are very nice people who are most helpful and very welcoming.

Reviewed by Belinda 17th September 2021

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We had an absolutely lovely stay at Frankham Farm from the minute we arrived. Nothing has been forgotttn to create a perfect haven to escape the busy lives we all lead. The little touches of the freezer meat pack, jams and honey, local milk & eggs delivery, Duncan's amazing farm tour and combine harvester ride...the list could go on, were very muchRead more appreciated. The hot tub and games room were a great hit. What a beautiful place Frankham Farm is! Hide

Reviewed by Kirit 3rd September 2021

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WOW .. Gem off a place .. both for families and adults. We were 8 adults and had a fantastic time. Thanks to Sue Neil & Duncan to makes sure every thing was to our satisfaction. DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS PLACE

Reviewed by Tamzin 13th August 2021

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Beautifully presented and brilliantly thought out, well equipped and comfortable. Well marked walks around the farm (ask Duncan about taking the farm organic and do not miss out on the seriously good burgers in the freezer). Wonderful hosts. We had a great family week away for everybody ranging in age from 5 to 80+.

Reviewed by Anil 6th August 2021

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A beautiful cottage in pristine condition , well appointed on a family run working farm. Despite a few showers we enjoyed the property and took advantage of a guided tour of the farm with Susan and her son Duncan. Both were very welcoming and even allowed to pick some vegetables from their garden. Enjoyed our stay thoroughly and were made to feel aRead moret home by Susan and Duncan. Hope to return there next year Hide

Reviewed by Carole 2nd July 2021

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OUTSTANDING! As a family of six adults we had the privilege of being the first visitors. Susan and Neil gave us the warmest welcome and a tour of the facilities (extremely helpful as there is so much to see). This property has everything and more! Its furnished and equipped to an extremely high standard, hot hub amazing, games room brilliant, the sRead moreurroundings are peaceful, the walks and paddock idyllic. The burgers and sirloin steak from the farm were delicious. Definitely worth a stay. Hide

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Looking towards the stylish property and annexe from the enclosed courtyard
Relax in the private hot tub
Step into the main property
Light and bright lounge/kitchen/dining room
Settle down and watch your favourite film or TV programme
Vaulted ceilings add to the character
Enjoy meals with families and friends
Prepare your favourite meals in the stylish kitchen
Cosy wood burner to keep you warm in the cooler months
Show 30 moreSuper-king-size zip-and-link bedroom with a contemporary en-suite shower room

Location

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