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
1 / 10  Shared indoor heated pool
2 / 10  Lounge
3 / 10  Dining area
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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At a glance

  • Spacious barn conversion property sleeping eight
  • One of four properties clustered around a pleasant courtyard on the owners’ farm
  • Access to expansive shared grounds, including children’s play area
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool
  • Two on-site lakes home to herons, kingfishers, and swans
  • Located in rural Dorset, 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, within walking distance of the village shop and two welcoming pubs. 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 a fantastic Aga, a hob, microwave, two fridges, 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 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.

  • 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
  • Kitchen: AGA-style oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and central heating included
  • 1 dog welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Pub and shop 0.5 miles, beach 30 miles
  • Arrival 3pm

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 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Hugh, 8th June 2018

Ideal for families with young children there is swimming, a play area with swings and slide etc. We had a nice walk to the pub in the next village Longburton, which has real ale and good pub food.

Reviewed by Jill, 20th April 2018

A gift for my two sons and family, who throughly enjoyed their stay. So much open space for the young children to use plus two small dogs and the heated indoor swimming pool was their high light of their stay. The accommodation was fab and having spent a couple of days there as well - I can only agree.

Reviewed by Adele, 16th March 2018

The cottage was lovely and well equipped. The pool heated to a nice temperature. There was a play area which again was well equipped. The location was ideal and there were many attractions within an hour away. I would say a car is essential. I would thoroughly recommend and we are hoping to come back next year.

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.

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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


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