Shared indoor heated pool
Dining area
Cook up a storm in the kitchen
Finishing touches
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin room
Shared play area
Tranquil lakes
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2 / 10  Lounge
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4 / 10  Cook up a storm in the kitchen
5 / 10  Finishing touches
6 / 10  Double bedroom
7 / 10  Double bedroom
8 / 10  Twin room
9 / 10  Shared play area
10 / 10  Tranquil lakes

Folke Manor Owl Cottage,

Sherborne (2mls S), Dorset
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
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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Property code: FOLOW


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. Additional info: more logs for the woodburner can be purchased on site at a charge of £5 per basket. 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 FOUR bedrooms: all on the first floor, 2 doubles, 1 with Juliette balcony and en-suite shower over bath and WC, 1 twin bedroom and 1 bunk bedroom. Bathroom: with shower over bath and WC. Downstairs WC. Lounge/kitchen/diner: with TV, DVD, woodburner (first basket of logs included) and patio doors leading to the courtyard. Kitchen with Aga, 2 ring electric hob, microwave, 2 fridges, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Amenities: 1 well-behaved 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

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Reviewed by Daniel, 2nd January 2018

We were especially pleased because the facilities were well thought out for families and specifically babies: it was a real bonus that the pool (which 'Water Babies' use) is heated to an appropriate temperature for young babies. Our older child (3) also loved the play area and seeing all the animals on site. We had a great trip and will definitely Read morebook again. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 15th December 2017

Please pass on our thanks to the owners with regards to the hire of their lovely cottage and their setting, just lovely!

Reviewed by Sue, 3rd November 2017

We loved Owl Cottage from the minute we walked in! It is so comfortable and homely, finished to a very good standard. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and peaceful. We really appreciated the use of the wonderful swimming pool with a play area for our grand daughter too!

Reviewed by Janet, 19th August 2017

An excellent base for discovering Dorset. The sweep of the drive and beautiful surroundings as you drive in automaticaly make you say Waw!! The garaging facilities for your cars was an extra bonus as was the indoor swimming pool which was always spotlessly clean, as is the whole area, as in house, grounds etc. The owners were very friendly and extrRead moreemely helpful (as my daughter broke her leg and they couldn't havs been more obliging, so good that we've just booked to go back again next year, Hide

Reviewed by Alasdair, 29th July 2017

Very good accommodation set in the most beautiful grounds .

Reviewed by Wendy, 16th June 2017

The cottage is clean, comfortable and well-equipped. The gardens, play area and swimming pool are superb. Plenty of parking spaces available.

Reviewed by Joanne, 20th May 2017

Lovely cottage, beautiful quiet location. Our 3 year old loved exploring and playing with the swing set, looking at cows, sheep and the ducks in the huge ponds. Only a short drive to the beautiful Sherborne, shops etc. Another couple and one year old son joined us half way through and there was plenty of room for us all. Fantastic that removal staiRead morergates were provided as well as the cot and highchair. Hide

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Shared indoor heated pool
Dining area
Cook up a storm in the kitchen
Finishing touches
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin room
Shared play area
Tranquil lakes


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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