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The Farmhouse At Coking Farm Fishery

Gillingham (4.5mls SW), Dorset
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 4
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious farmhouse decorated with care in a traditional and homely style
  • The fully enclosed garden is ideal for children and dogs
  • Set beside fishing lakes and boasting lovely views of the countryside
Property code: 80670

This comfortable property is the perfect choice for families and dog lovers to explore this verdant part of North Dorset. There are excellent road links, a wood burner, views and an enclosed garden.

Gaze out at the Dorset countryside from this traditional stone farmhouse, which is perfect for a group holiday. Ideal for marking a special occasion or accommodating two families together, this four-bedroom, semi-detached house sleeps up to eight guests and also welcomes four dogs. Situated near Lower Nyland in the Blackmore Vale, 4.5 miles from Gillingham, it has fishing lakes on-site and is well positioned for long country hikes and visits to Sherborne and Shaftesbury.

Follow the shared driveway to approach this impressive house, then step into the spacious hall. Amble into the inviting, country-style kitchen/diner to whip up hearty meals for your group and to pull a chair up to one of the two large tables in here. In the evenings, gather together in the bright lounge to play games or watch TV. In the winter months, light the wood burner, which is set into a brick chimney breast, to create a cosy ambience. There’s also a utility room and separate WC. Climb the stairs to the first floor of the property, where the family bathroom, a twin bedroom, a bunk room and two doubles, one with an en-suite shower room and the other with an en-suite bathroom and dressing room, are located. Take in the beautiful rural vistas from the windows upstairs or venture out into the large garden, which its sizeable stretches of lawn, to soak up the scenery. Find generous parking at the house.

Go walking, cycling or fishing from your front door on this holiday. Make a trip to the small market town of Shaftesbury, 8 miles away, to go shopping, dine out and see the famous, steep cobbled street of Gold Hill. Head 9 miles in the other direction to Sherborne to visit the farmers’ market, browse in galleries and see the abbey.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 bunk room and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • TV in lounge
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio with furniture
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Located on a working fishery with fishing lakes on site (must be booked in advance directly with the fisheries)
  • Pub 1.8 miles, shop 2.1 miles away
  • Henstridge Airfield located within 3 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 4 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Sarah Jadali

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nicola 17th May 2024

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I only holiday in the UK with friends, family & dogs and this was by far the best place I've stayed. I'm an over-thinker & tend to pack too much but there's no need, everything is here. The garden is FULLY enclosed, an amazing welcome pack was provided, Sally was at the end of a phone for advice & help, lots of space for those coming with mixed houRead moreseholds. I loved the snug and the little utility room (great for dog feeding & drying wet walking gear). Beautiful cottage with a great feel about it. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 3rd May 2024

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Perfect for staying with a number of families. There were three families and we all had our own bathroom! Very handy. The house is very well equip which was great. There were so many rooms and the top room was a lovely surprise! A handy location for longleat safari park.

Reviewed by Geoff 29th March 2024

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Great Easter weekend with my family. The farmhouse was excellent, you could not want for anything. Lovely welcome basket provided. In a lovely countryside setting overlooking the fishery lakes. Within easy reach of pubs and restaurants. Recommended, would love to come back again.

Reviewed by Denise 1st March 2024

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Reviewed by Alexandra 27th January 2024

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We absolutely loved Coking Farmhouse, it was very comfortable, had excellent facilities and great for entertaining. The location suited us all very well, nearby pub, The Ship had great food and atmosphere; good local dog walks; really interesting historic towns nearby such as Shaftesbury and Sherborne. We were left some generous lovely edible giftsRead more! Definitely will return! Hide

Reviewed by Chiara 29th December 2023

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We had the best time! The house is gorgeous, well equipped, clean and comfortably accommodated 7 people and 6 dogs! Definitely recommended, I hope to be back soon! Thank you

Reviewed by Cynthia 22nd December 2023

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The cottage was delightful in every way with everything you needed and more for a great vacation.

Reviewed by Sharon 1st December 2023

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Myself, husband, two young kids, grandparents and dog had the most wonderful weekend. The house was perfect for us. So much space inside and out. It had everything you could possibly need. The location was excellent for exploring all the surrounding little towns, plus Stourhead is only 20 minutes away. We wouldnt hesitate going back, but definitelyRead more for longer next time. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 17th November 2023

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Amazing cottage lots of space for 3 generations and 2 dogs....welcome pack very thoughtful and appreciated...lots of nice walks nearby and would definitely return and recommend.

Reviewed by Fiona 3rd November 2023

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Reviewed by Alice 21st October 2023

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Lovely cottage, great location. WiFi intermittent and very very slow.

Reviewed by Nicki 6th October 2023

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Very comfortable, clean and well-equipped house - a real home-from-home with generous welcome pack. Plenty of secure space for dogs and good to find somewhere which will take more than 2 dogs.

Reviewed by Christine 15th September 2023

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A wonderful cottage with plenty of space for the 8 of us and 2 dogs. We appreciated all the little extras including the cake and wine. The beds were very comfortable and we loved the view over the lakes. The garden is mostly lawn and safely enclosed. We can't wait to return.

Reviewed by David 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Barry 11th August 2023

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A truly superb property and fully equipped with every item you might need. In fact it was better equipped than our own home. We will most definitely going to return .

Reviewed by Amanda 7th August 2023

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Lovely house with beautiful gardens Everything in there that you could possibly need. Loads of room for the occupants not to get on top of each other

Reviewed by Mark 14th July 2023

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My wife has very high cleanliness standards and it is not unknown for us to spend the first evening doing some cleaning. NOT IN THIS PLACE! This is a beautiful Farmhouse and Sally's attention to detail is second to none. Lovely welcome gifts on arrival including 2 pints of milk in the fridge so we can make a hot drink. This is our first family holiRead moreday with a dog and it is VERY dog friendly (right down to a supply of poo bags in the kitchen. We highly recommend it. Loved it and will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Joanna 7th July 2023

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The farmhouse is a wonderful place to stay. Clean, well equipped and with a fantastic garden which our dog loved. It is a good base to visit Dorset and Somerset.

Reviewed by Stephen 23rd June 2023

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Perfect venue for a 40th anniversary celebration with our children and 3 dogs. Love the country vibe and thoroughly enjoyed the weekend

Reviewed by Angela 16th June 2023

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The farmhouse had everything we could possibly need. We are 3 couples with 3 dogs and it was a very comfortable stay. The dogs enjoyed running around the large lawned garden whilst we sat relaxing. There was plenty of room in the kitchen, dining room and living room for all of us and the bedrooms were comfortable. Utility room and pantry with largeRead more fridge/freezer were very useful. There are many places to visit within easy distance, we all had a great time and have already booked again next year Hide

Reviewed by Ivan 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 31st March 2023

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A lovely, spacious and well equipped home with lots of extras in terms of crockery and cutlery etc. It was quiet and peaceful with pretty views. We enjoyed the welcome basket and Sally was very helpful. We would definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Richard 14th February 2023

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Would highly recommend this cottage, everything was perfect. It feels like a home from home. The owners have done an amazing job to make sure you have everything you need. We will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Clare 1st November 2022

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Enjoyed a wonderful family break, house was warm and had everything you could think of to make this feel like youre home away from home. Rooms were all spacious and well equipped, everything was clean and tidy on arrival and the welcome pack was so generous! Cant recommend this house enough!

Reviewed by Jo 28th October 2022

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Superb, clean, five star and lovely and warm, they were very generous with the heating, logs, quality cleaning products, toilet paper and toileties, really felt like a home from home.

Reviewed by John 22nd October 2022

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This was a lovely, large place to stay. We were two families of four each and there was adequate space for everybody to be comfortable, and plenty of bathrooms/toilets too. The rooms are all spacious and clean, the kitchen is well equipped, the living room is lovely with big comfy sofas (and games and books), and the garden is beautiful. The welcomRead moree treats were much appreciated after a long journey! Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 8th October 2022

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We loved this cottage. It was so comfortable, and homely. Lots of love and attention was given to the detail of the decor too. There was plenty of space for 6 adults, 3 dogs and a baby! The enclosed garden was a particular bonus for the dogs. Also easy walking straight from the door was great. Highchair and travel cot were available for the baby. ARead more really generous welcome pack was there on our arrival. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again Hide

Reviewed by Barrie 5th August 2022

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Needs a hot tub lol. No the place was great, comfortable well equipped and a great location for walks with the dogs or to ride out to the local attractions. The only thing I would say is the lighting in the bathroom off the master bedroom could be a little better around the shower. But apart from that lovely holiday and would book again if returninRead moreg to the Dorset area. Highly recommended if you just want a home from home or a base to explore Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 15th July 2022

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Very well equipped cottage and very helpful owner, lovely place to stay. Despite the heatwave it stayed fairly cool and large shady trees in garden. Convenient for visiting lots of places.

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