Shared indoor leisure pool
Looking towards the cottage
Welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room
Unwind in the lounge by the woodburner
Light and airy lounge area
Kitchen area
Delightful open plan living space with vaulted ceiling
Kitchen area
Lounge and dining area
Doors leading out to the courtyard
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast
Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
En-suite bathroom
Twin bedroom with a TV and en-suite wet room
Twin bedroom with en-suite wet room
Outdoor rear patio area with seating
Looking towards the cottages
Some of the picturesque views and shared grounds
Pretty driveway leading to the cottages
Shared children's play area
Plenty of space to burn of some energy
A quiet spot to sit by the lake
Spot some of the resident wildlife
Find the bridge leading to the island on one of the lakes
1 / 24  Shared indoor leisure pool
2 / 24  Looking towards the cottage
3 / 24  Welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room
4 / 24  Unwind in the lounge by the woodburner
5 / 24  Light and airy lounge area
6 / 24  Kitchen area
7 / 24  Delightful open plan living space with vaulted ceiling
8 / 24  Kitchen area
9 / 24  Lounge and dining area
10 / 24  Doors leading out to the courtyard
11 / 24  Enjoy a leisurely breakfast
12 / 24  Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
13 / 24  En-suite bathroom
14 / 24  Twin bedroom with a TV and en-suite wet room
15 / 24  Twin bedroom with en-suite wet room
16 / 24  Outdoor rear patio area with seating
17 / 24  Looking towards the cottages
18 / 24  Some of the picturesque views and shared grounds
19 / 24  Pretty driveway leading to the cottages
20 / 24  Shared children's play area
21 / 24  Plenty of space to burn of some energy
22 / 24  A quiet spot to sit by the lake
23 / 24  Spot some of the resident wildlife
24 / 24  Find the bridge leading to the island on one of the lakes

Folke Manor Woodpecker,

Sherborne (2mls S), Dorset
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Indoor swimming pool
Swimming pool
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Single-storey barn conversion cottage sleeping four
  • En-suite facilities to both bedrooms
  • Designed with wheelchair access in mind
  • Indoor heated pool shared with three other properties
  • Grounds include children’s play area and lakes
  • Tranquil rural location in mid-Dorset, half a mile to the village pubs
Property code: FOLWO

One-of-four barn conversion properties situated on the owners’ farm in the beautiful mid-Dorset countryside, enjoying shared access to an indoor heated pool and children’s play area.

This property enjoys a tranquil rural location around a courtyard on the owners’ farm, surrounded by picturesque countryside. At the edge of the extensive grounds, a gate gives guests direct access to a network of footpaths, making this a delightful location for those who just want to escape the stresses of daily life and enjoy the fresh air. For those who want to explore further afield, there is plenty to see and do in the local area, including the town of Sherborne just five miles north of the property, which boasts not one but two castles, as well as an historic Abbey whose history dates back to 705 AD. For many, one of the main draws of Dorset is the county’s spectacular coast, and some of the most beautiful ones including those at Lulworth Cove and West Bay lie within thirty miles of the property.

On arrival at this single-storey, wheelchair-friendly, barn conversion property, guests will find the stunning open-plan living area which comprises a lounge/kitchen/diner with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, and plenty of space to relax and unwind. The lounge area has been styled so as to create a cosy retreat within this large room, with inviting sofas, a warming wood burner, Smart TV, and DVD. The dining table is set off to one side, whilst the kitchen area occupies the rear of the room and offers an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. The two bedrooms both benefit from en-suite facilities, the first of which is a delightful double room with an en-suite bathroom offering shower-over-bath and WC. The second bedroom is twin room which has an en-suite wet room with a shower and WC. Outside, there is a private, unenclosed patio immediately outside the property with an adjacent lawn area, where guests will find garden furniture perfect for enjoying alfresco drinks.

Guests also have access to the shared grounds, which include a children’s play area and lakeside walks. Of course, guests will want to make full use of the beautiful indoor heated pool, which is from 8.30am -8pm, although guests should be aware that this may sometimes be booked by a private party. (There is an up-to-date timetable provided onsite). There is ample parking facilities .

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
  • En-suite bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC to the double room, en-suite wet room with shower and WC, to the twin room
  • Smart TV/DVD Wi-Fi available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided, extra available at £5 per basket)
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Electric, and central heating included
  • Shared indoor pool
  • 1 dog welcome, dogs are politely requested to be kept under control on leads when out in the shared grounds 
  • Pub and shop 0.5 miles, beach 30 miles

This property has been let with us for over 10 years and is managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.7
Overall equipment
4.7
Overall comfort
4.3
Overall location
4.3

Reviewed by David, 1st November 2019

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Reviewed by Tim, 25th October 2019

This was an absolutely lovely cottage to stay in. Having stayed in a number of cottages this one was very well appointed, with everything you would need for a stay already thought of. The swimming pool is an excellent addition along with the playing field and football goals - a must for kids.

Reviewed by Stephen, 29th September 2019

Wonderful holiday location, perfect for a relaxing break. We have visited before and I'm sure we will again.

Reviewed by Lee, 24th May 2019

The grounds and area are stunning, the pool was excellent a good temperature and not overcrowded. The only downside was he uncomfortable beds and some early morning noise from the neighbouring cottages. I would visit again but try and book one of the end cottages.

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Shared indoor leisure pool
Looking towards the cottage
Welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room
Unwind in the lounge by the woodburner
Light and airy lounge area
Kitchen area
Delightful open plan living space with vaulted ceiling
Kitchen area
Lounge and dining area
Doors leading out to the courtyard
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast
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Location

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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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