Shared leisure pool
View towards the cottages
Open-plan lounge/diner leading to kitchen
Lounge area with woodburner
Dining area
Double bedroom with en-suite shower over bath
En-suite bathroom with shower over
Twin bedroom
Shared children's play area
Some of the picturesque grounds and views
1 / 11  Shared leisure pool
2 / 11  View towards the cottages
3 / 11  Open-plan lounge/diner leading to kitchen
4 / 11  Lounge area with woodburner
5 / 11  Dining area
6 / 11  Kitchen
7 / 11  Double bedroom with en-suite shower over bath
8 / 11  En-suite bathroom with shower over
9 / 11  Twin bedroom
10 / 11  Shared children's play area
11 / 11  Some of the picturesque grounds and views

Folke Manor Wren,

Sherborne (2mls S), Dorset
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
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 six
  • One of four properties enjoying access to shared grounds on the owners’ farm
  • Leisure facilities include a shared indoor heated swimming pool and children’s play area
  • Two on-site lakes home to an abundance of wildlife
  • Located just five miles from the historic town of Sherborne
Property code: FOLWR

Spacious barn conversion property situated in the Dorset countryside, with shared access to expansive grounds, a children’s play area and a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool.

This property enjoys a quiet location in rural mid-Dorset, just a stroll away from two village pubs and a handy village shop. The towns of Sherborne and Dorchester are both within easy reach of the property, both of which have plenty to offer day-trippers, including Sherborne’s two castles and imposing Abbey, and Dorchester’s numerous unusual museums. Just thirty miles south of the property lies the sheltered horseshoe-shaped bay of Lulworth Cove, and a short distance around the coast, the iconic Durdle Door. Or perhaps you would prefer the large sweeping beach at West Bay, recognisable to many as the location for the TV series Broadchurch.

Guests enter this delightful barn conversion property directly into the spacious open-plan lounge/diner with its two deep sofas which are gathered around the warming wood burner, Smart TV, and DVD. The dining area is set off to one side, beyond which an archway leads through to the kitchen which is well-equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. Also on the ground floor is a handy cloakroom with a WC. Stairs lead from the living space to the first-floor accommodation where there are three bedrooms. The first of these is a double room which benefits from an en-suite bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC, as well as doors which open onto a Juliette balcony. The second bedroom is a twin room, whilst the third has a single bed with an additional pull-out bed. The bathroom, also located on the first floor, offers a shower-over-bath and WC. Outside, the property has a private patio with garden furniture, which makes a lovely quiet space to sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Guests also have full use of the spacious shared grounds, which include two pretty lakes, and a children’s play area with a slide and climbing frame. The fantastic indoor heated swimming pool, is open to all guests from 8.30am -8pm each day, 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 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.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single with additional pull-out bed
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath, and WC
  • En-suite bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC to the double room
  • Smart TV/DVD Wi-Fi available
  • Wood burner with first basket of logs provided (extra logs can be purchased onsite at £5 per basket
  • Kitchen: 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 3 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
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Reviewed by shirley, 9th February 2018

The Cottage was excellent warm and cosy on arrival in February well equipped with everything we needed, pool was excellent even in half term we managed to swim with out other people. very quiet and beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed by Phillip, 17th November 2017

These cottages are truly delightful and well maintained. A lovely setting too, with a lake and nicely manicured gardens all within the pretty hamlet of Folke.

Reviewed by Holly, 21st October 2017

Lovely cottage and grounds, the swimming pool was a big hit with the kids. Lots of nice day trips nearby - everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

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