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Looking towards the property
Shared indoor heated pool
Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks
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
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  Looking towards the property
2 / 30  Shared indoor heated pool
3 / 30  Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks
4 / 30  Step into the welcoming open plan living space
5 / 30  Relax by the cosy wood burner
6 / 30  Catch up on your favourite TV show
7 / 30  Selection of games to keep you entertained
8 / 30  Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
9 / 30  Dining area
10 / 30  Kitchen area with a breakfast bar
11 / 30  Well equipped kitchen
12 / 30  Prepare your favourite meals
13 / 30  Kitchen and dining area
14 / 30  Double bedroom with a Juliette balcony and en-suite bathroom
15 / 30  En-suite bathroom
16 / 30  Bedroom details
17 / 30  Double bedroom
18 / 30  Double bedroom
19 / 30  Twin bedroom
20 / 30  Cosy twin bedroom
21 / 30  Bunk bedroom
22 / 30  Take a soak in the main bathroom
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

Heron Lake 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

  • Hidden away in a secluded location in the beautiful Dorset Countryside
  • Explore the expansive grounds on-site with two lakes which are home to herons, kingfishers and swans
  • Access to footpaths from the doorstep and just 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. 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
  • Shared indoor heated pool
  • Each cottage will have a designated 2 hour slot each day (varying times) for the pool, with sole use of the pool - times will be displayed in the cottage on arrival
  • Pub and shop 0.5 miles, beach 30 miles

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Janet 9th July 2021

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A very pleasant and welcoming cottage, in beautiful surroundings indoor swimming pool just yards away, owners are so friendly, warm and welcoming that you feel as if you were staying with family what more do you need, thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Andrew 25th June 2021

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A lovely quiet rural location with excellent walks. Provides good access to a range of south coast resorts and beauty spots. Accommodation is a good size with plenty of room for up to 8 people but better for 6. The pool is good but has restricted access currently due to Covid.

Reviewed by Jeanette 18th June 2021

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Beautiful cottage in a perfect setting, the gardens are lovely with BBQ's and picnic tables available. Perfectly placed for many attractions. 10 mins from Sherbourne castles, 45 mins to Weymouth. The cottage itself is open plan and had lots of games (for rainy days) and even access to Netflix. The pool is lovely and warm and 2 hourly slots were locRead moreated each day with varying start times for each cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 11th June 2021

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Perfect location, a delightful cottage and beautiful surroundings - so peaceful. Loved seeing the night sky without any light pollution. A great place for all the family. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Kathryn 24th May 2021

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Reviewed by Valerie 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Nikesh 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Liz 17th July 2020

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The reason we chose this cottage was the pool but sadly it was closed due to Covid. Luckily the weather was very good and there was lots of space outside for the grandchildren to play in. The grounds are beautiful and immaculately kept. The cottage itself very well equipped with comfortable beds. Definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Julie 4th July 2020

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Attractive collection of cottages in a barn conversion close to Sherborne. The cottages are generally well equipped with modern and attractive furnishings. Although there is a swimming pool it was closed at the time we visited.

Reviewed by Jill 9th January 2020

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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

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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 Lynne 30th August 2019

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Reviewed by Scott 16th August 2019

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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.

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Looking towards the property
Shared indoor heated pool
Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks
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
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Location

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