Shared leisure pool
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Kitchen/dining area
Lounge area with electric fire
Double bedroom with four-poster bed
Four-poster bed
Bunk bedroom
View across the lake on site
Shared children's play area with countryside views
View towards the cottages
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2 / 10  Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
3 / 10  Kitchen/dining area
4 / 10  Lounge area with electric fire
5 / 10  Double bedroom with four-poster bed
6 / 10  Four-poster bed
7 / 10  Bunk bedroom
8 / 10  View across the lake on site
9 / 10  Shared children's play area with countryside views
10 / 10  View towards the cottages

Folke Manor Kingfisher,

Sherborne (2mls S), Dorset
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
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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Property code: FOLKI


Set within the peaceful grounds of the owner's farm and located a short drive from Sherborne, these delightful barns have been converted and furnished to a high standard and are situated in a courtyard setting. The design of the cottages gives the feel of a warm and welcoming farm cottage, most with woodburners and all with delightful, detailed finishing touches.

The area itself is beautiful and offers a wealth of attractions to suit all tastes including pretty villages, sandy beaches and a coastline which has World Heritage status. There are many National Trust properties and gardens that are all well worth a visit including Stourhead, Montacute Kingston Lacy, Corfe Castle, Hardy's Cottage and Studland Beach and Nature Reserve. In addition to this the towns of Dorchester, Sherborne and Yeovil are easily accessible and there are many attractions to visit including Monkey World, The Tank Museum, a Sea Life Centre, Abbotsbury Swannery and Longleat. For golf enthusiasts, there is a golf course 300 yards away but if golf is not your game there are many other country pursuits within easy reach.

Leisure facilities: shared indoor heated leisure pool (4' deep throughout) perfect for the summer and winter alike, the pool is open 8.30am-8pm every day however private bookings are taken occasionally, further information and timetables can be found onsite, the pool is also open to non-residents by prior arrangement. Outside: the grounds offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside as well as two large lakes which attract a wealth of wildlife including herons, badgers, kingfishers, woodpeckers and swans. At the bottom of the gardens and beyond the lakes is a gate, which leads direct onto a network of footpaths where you will be free to walk and take in the stunning scenery. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available. Location: lake fishing 4 miles. Beaches at Lyme Regis and Weymouth within a 45 minute drive. Village shop 0.5 mile, 2 pubs 0.5 mile. Arrival: 3pm.

The accommodation offers TWO bedrooms: 1 double with four-poster bed and door leading outside, 1 bunk bedroom on the ground floor. Bathroom: with shower over bath and WC. Lounge/kitchen/diner: with flatscreen TV and built-in DVD. Kitchen area with cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Outside: small private courtyard with garden furniture. Outside: private patio area with seating and lawn area. Amenities: 1 dog welcome.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
Overall comfort
Overall location

Reviewed by Allie, 9th February 2018

Perfect getaway with the added bonus of a lovely pool for the kids! We will be back!

Reviewed by Geoff, 24th December 2017

We had a very pleasant stay in the Cottage and we certainly intend on coming back!

Reviewed by Irina, 27th October 2017

Fantastic cottage! Very comfortable! The leaving area is a bit dark and the kitchen needs some update on kitchen equipment. The swimming pool is wonderful and spotlessly clean.

Reviewed by Tara, 20th October 2017

Very relaxing location and the indoor pool kept our teens amused for hours!

Reviewed by Ian, 6th October 2017

No improvements needed this place is just fantastic. We loved it. Thanks so much for a wonderful time.

Reviewed by Penelope, 11th September 2017

A great location, comfortable cottage, excellent swimming facilities and lovely to see the farm animals.

Reviewed by Trevor, 30th June 2017

Cottage OK and nice setting but not really suitable for mobility impaired and no shops or pubs within walking distance.

Reviewed by Richard, 19th May 2017

A delightful, well equipped cottage situated in a small complex of four properties. The back door opens onto a good sized grass area which was ideal for our dog. Across the small courtyard was the well maintained indoor swimming pool. The large grounds were neat and tidy with views towards a nearby church. This was easily the best self catering cotRead moretage we have stayed, and we will be booking again soon. Hide

Reviewed by Anthony, 5th May 2017

We had a wonderful week in the cottage next to a field with very friendly sheep who came up to you and let you pat them. The swimming pool is big enough to swim in and is child safe with an adult present. The location is lovely -there are lakes and walks on public footpaths. There is a grass area layed out for football with post , The only draw bacRead morek is you need to use a car to get around as it is a bit remote Hide

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Shared leisure pool
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Kitchen/dining area
Lounge area with electric fire
Double bedroom with four-poster bed
Four-poster bed
Bunk bedroom
View across the lake on site
Shared children's play area with countryside views
View towards the cottages


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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