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Looking towards the stylish property and annexe from the enclosed courtyard
Relax in the private hot tub
Step into the main property
Light and bright lounge/kitchen/dining room
Settle down and watch your favourite film or TV programme
Vaulted ceilings add to the character
Enjoy meals with families and friends
Prepare your favourite meals in the stylish kitchen
Cosy wood burner to keep you warm in the cooler months
Super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom with a contemporary en-suite shower room
Contemporary en-suite shower room
King-size zip-and-link bedroom bedroom with an en-suite shower room
Cosy twin bedroom
Contemporary bathroom
Entrance to the annexe on the right hand side
Open plan living space in the annexe
Annexe lounge/kitchen/dining area
Annexe lounge/kitchen/diner
Annexe kitchen/diner
Annexe king-size (zip-and-link) bedroom with ensuite shower room
Annexe en-suite shower room
A hot tub is set within the courtyard, alongside garden furniture and BBQ
Perfect spot for al fresco drinks and dining in the enclosed courtyard
Games room with bar and useful laundry area
Games room with bar and useful laundry area
Bar made with wood from the farm
Challenge your companions to a game
Spacious landscaped courtyard
Entrance to the property
Enclosed paddock for picnics and dog walking
Enjoy a picnic in the paddock
Plenty of space for all the family in the paddock
Explore the enclosed paddock
Shared tennis court
Equipment is available to borrow
1 / 42  Looking towards the stylish property and annexe from the enclosed courtyard
2 / 42  Relax in the private hot tub
3 / 42  Step into the main property
4 / 42  Light and bright lounge/kitchen/dining room
5 / 42  Settle down and watch your favourite film or TV programme
6 / 42  Vaulted ceilings add to the character
7 / 42  Enjoy meals with families and friends
8 / 42  Prepare your favourite meals in the stylish kitchen
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10 / 42  Cosy wood burner to keep you warm in the cooler months
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12 / 42  Super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom with a contemporary en-suite shower room
13 / 42  Contemporary en-suite shower room
14 / 42  King-size zip-and-link bedroom bedroom with an en-suite shower room
15 / 42  Cosy twin bedroom
16 / 42  Contemporary bathroom
17 / 42  Entrance to the annexe on the right hand side
18 / 42  Open plan living space in the annexe
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20 / 42  Annexe lounge/kitchen/dining area
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22 / 42  Annexe lounge/kitchen/diner
23 / 42  Annexe kitchen/diner
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25 / 42  Annexe king-size (zip-and-link) bedroom with ensuite shower room
26 / 42  Annexe en-suite shower room
27 / 42  A hot tub is set within the courtyard, alongside garden furniture and BBQ
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29 / 42  Perfect spot for al fresco drinks and dining in the enclosed courtyard
30 / 42  Games room with bar and useful laundry area
31 / 42  Games room with bar and useful laundry area
32 / 42  Bar made with wood from the farm
33 / 42  Challenge your companions to a game
34 / 42  Spacious landscaped courtyard
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36 / 42  Entrance to the property
37 / 42  Enclosed paddock for picnics and dog walking
38 / 42  Enjoy a picnic in the paddock
39 / 42  Plenty of space for all the family in the paddock
40 / 42  Explore the enclosed paddock
41 / 42  Shared tennis court
42 / 42  Equipment is available to borrow

Frankham Farm

Sherborne (5.5mls SW), Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Tennis Court
Electric vehicle charging
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovingly restored property with a hot tub, games room, picnic paddock and shared tennis court
  • Converted with the utmost care and attention to create a quality, home-from-home ambience
  • Pet friendly and perfect for family groups wishing to walk, tour or simply unwind in comfort
Property code: 82941

With countless features including a hot tub, flexible accommodation, tennis court and games room - plus attention to detail throughout - this is the ideal choice for a relaxing multi-generational break.

This magnificent property benefits from a tranquil setting, in the heart of a working farm. Enjoy relaxing picnics in the idyllic paddock or take a dog walk through the owner’s grounds. Challenge your fellow guests to a game of tennis, followed by a soak in your own private hot tub. Pick up produce for dinner from the on-site farm shop or grab a coffee from the cafe, before heading out to explore the surrounding area. The historic town of Sherborne is 5 miles away and the pretty village of Cerne Abbas is 12.5 miles from the property.

Cross the beautiful courtyard and enter the luxurious stone barn conversion. The single-storey property features a striking open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with an impressive vaulted ceiling, exposed trusses, vibrant soft furnishings and a roaring wood burner. This sociable space makes the perfect backdrop for celebrating special occasions with friends and family. Several of the bedrooms have flexible accommodation, meaning they can be made up as twins to suit your needs. There is also an annexe with a separate entrance, which is ideal for two families holidaying together. Heading outdoors, discover a multitude of treats, including a private hot tub, games room and bar, BBQ, shared tennis court plus ample space for al fresco dining and country walks.

If you can tear yourself away from this spectacular holiday home, the surrounding area is well worth exploring. Picture-perfect Sherborne is a vibrant market town, with a quaint ochre-coloured high street of independent shops, romantic castle ruins and a glorious golden abbey. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the grand Montacute House (8.5 miles). Marvel at the fascinating artefacts in the Elizabethan mansion, wander around the landscaped gardens, eat your sandwiches on the vast lawn and take long walks through the woodland estate.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request), 1 2' 6” twin zip-and-link (which can be made into a king-size on request), 1 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into 2' 6” twin on request) and 1 king-size zip-and-link within the annexe (which can be made into a 2' 6” twin on request)
  • 4 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WCs and 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC within the annexe
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher in the main kitchen and within the annexe
  • Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and high-chair available on request
  • 2 wood burners (logs included)
  • Smart TVs in lounge and in annexe lounge and bedroom
  • Games room with table tennis, pool table and bar area with wine cooler and beer fridge (guests are welcome to take their own beverages)
  • Secure bike storage available in the games room
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with hot tub, BBQ (charcoal included which is produced from the farm) and furniture, plus separate enclosed paddock for picnics and dog walking
  • Walks (largely fenced) from the doorstep on the owner's land - 4 routes to choose from
  • Dog towels and beach towels available
  • Outdoor tap for muddy boots and paws
  • Shared tennis court - tennis rackets and balls are available to borrow
  • Tours of the farm can be arranged direct with the owner
  • Farm produce available in season
  • EV charger onsite - £20 per week per vehicle, payable directly to the owner
  • Ample off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Pub 1.5 miles, farm shop and café within walking distance
  • Discounts for couples booking the annexe during off peak periods, please enquire
  • Increased accessibility – ramps into the two main entrances (please contact us with any specific requirements)
  • The owners' gardens are open to the public 4 days a year as part of the National Garden Scheme. The paddock will also be open to the public on these days and guests may see some additional activity around the farm and grounds. Guests will still have private use of the courtyard outside the property and guests are also welcome to view the owners' gardens. The next open day is Sunday 10th October 2021 from around 10am-5pm. 2022 dates still to be confirmed, but are usually mid-March, late April, early June and mid-October
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tim 21st October 2022

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An excellently renovated cottage with high attention to detail furnishings. We had ages ranging from 9 to 72 and no-one was bored, everyone could find a quiet corner to relax if peace was needed. The hot tub was brilliant; superior games room had high quality equipment; beds were extremely comfortable; showers were wonderful; kitchen equipment exceRead morellent; last, but definitely not least, welcome by Susan was superb and farm tour by Duncan, interesting and informative. A holiday loved by all. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 23rd September 2022

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We had a wonderful stay at the farm and would not hesitate to recommend The Dairy to anyone thinking of staying. A really relaxing weekend. We could not fault the property which has been renovated to a very high standard. Very comfortable beds, sofa and fully equipped kitchens. The complimentary jams were a really nice treat and went well with the Read morehomemade fruit scones that we cooked at the property. The farm tour by Duncan was a particular highlight. A very pleasant and knowledgeable young man. Hide

Reviewed by June 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Michael 9th September 2022

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Absolutely loved the accommodation and location, so much so that we have already booked next year. Owners are so friendly and knowledgeable. Had a very educational tour around the farm and we are looking forward to seeing whether the experiment with the planting one of the fields pays off!,

Reviewed by Nicholas 19th August 2022

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One of the best holiday cottages and facilities I've been too. Everything was perfect for all the family aged 63 to 6. Farm owners could not be more helpful. Can't rate this cottage high enough.

Reviewed by Sue 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Kathryn 8th July 2022

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One of the best holiday homes we have stayed in, spotlessly clean and everything thing we needed plus much more. The hot tub and games room were a real bonus. Rufus the springer spaniel loved the paddock, as did the rest of the group where we went to relax in the shade. Duncan's farm tour was really interesting and informative, we all thoroughly enRead morejoyed it. All set in a beautiful part of the country. A perfect holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 1st July 2022

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Perfect holiday in every way, from the sweet peas to the barbecue meat.

Reviewed by Angela 24th June 2022

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Our stay at Frankham Farm couldn't have been better! The accommodation is absolutely stunning, spotlessly clean, and with everything you could wish for and more. The farm itself is facinating and the countryside around is beautiful and so peaceful. The games room is a great touch for multi generations and the hot tub was also a hit. HIGHLY RECOMMENRead moreD. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 17th June 2022

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Amazing barn conversion completed to a very high specification . Top quality fixtures and fittings including very comfy beds and quality linen . Very welcoming hosts and a great place to learn about organic farming . Very peaceful and tranquil location but only 5 mins drive to local village shop and pub . Farm shop and cafe within walking distance Read more. Will definitely be recommending to family and friends Hide

Reviewed by Kirstin 20th May 2022

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Highly Recommend! What a beautiful home, hosted by a wonderful family. Set in the beautiful Dorset countryside, within a wonderful working farm, we had the most fantastic family holiday! The accommodation is wonderful - spacious, clean, very well equipped, beautifully decorated and perfect for singles, families and dogs. The hot tub and games room Read morewas a hit with all the family and the walks were joyous! Make sure you book a tour with Duncan the farmer! Can't wait to be able to book again. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 13th May 2022

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First class holiday accommodation. We are three generations and had an amazing time. Superior clean accommodation with lots of thoughtful touches. Fully equipped to cater for all. The farm is fantastic, the tour is suitable for all ages and very informative. Super dog friendly, with plenty of space for off lead exercise. The hot tub and games room Read moreare both a fab addition to sharing family time. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time and I would definitely recommend and will hopefully be back. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 6th May 2022

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The property and the location are excellent. We had a really enjoyable time. The farm buildings have been renovated to a high standard - very tasteful! I would recommend this property to anyone without reservation.

Reviewed by Peter 22nd April 2022

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This was by far the best holiday rental that we have stayed in, very clean very well laid out very well equipped.Susan made us all very welcome and Duncan's farm tour was very interesting he certainly knows his stuff. The hot tub and games rooms were well used by all the family.We would certainly go back again. The complimentary jams were a lovely Read moresurprise and I'm afraid we used rather a lot on our morning toast. Thankyou Susan and Duncan for a lovely weeks holiday Hide

Reviewed by Maurice 8th April 2022

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The owners are very welcoming - it's a fantastic property for a multi-generational stay and was truly dog-friendly

Reviewed by Matthew 1st April 2022

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We had a wonderful holiday at Frankham farm. Beautiful rooms fully equipped with all you could want. Loved the hot tub and the tour of the farm was really interesting. It was lovely to be there during lambing season. Really special.

Reviewed by Joanne 11th March 2022

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We had the most wonderful, relaxing stay. The accommodation is second to none, We were very impressed with the quality of the bathrooms, the furnishings and a superbly kitted out kitchen. it is also quite rare to fins a place where all the bedrooms can be split to twin beds which was a bonus for us travelling as a group of friends. We really enjoyeRead mored using the hot tub and the games room and felt it was a very private place to enjoy our mini break even though it is within a fully working farm. Hide

Reviewed by helen 12th February 2022

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The property was perfect for our two families. It had everything you would need, plus a lot of extra comforts and thoughtful details. The children were easily occupied in the house as were the dogs out in the farm walks and paddock. Had an interesting tour of the farm and we all learnt a lot from Duncan. Theres plenty to see and do in the area and Read moreeven though the weather was dreadful, we have a wonderful weeks stay. Hide

Reviewed by Vincent 4th February 2022

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Everything about Frankham farm is superb. The accommodation is of the highest spec as were the facilities (games room, tennis court, hot tub and walks). The farm tour was both entertaining and an education. We loved the complimentary treats. Our party of 8 had an amazing time!!!

Reviewed by Helen 9th January 2022

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Perfect in every way - the hosts were extremely accommodating. We could not fault anything about the property or our time there. Defiantly a place we would use again.

Reviewed by Carys 3rd December 2021

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We had the best time at Frankham farm, I couldn't recommend it enough. I only wish we had stayed for longer!

Reviewed by Elaine 12th November 2021

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If we could rate this property higher than 5 stars, we would! It was simply amazing, from the conversion itself from barns to luxury accommodation, the interior design and furnishings, hot tub, games room, farm walk and the owners who could not do enough. There is something for everyone, at any age. A special place for a special occasion or just foRead morer a getaway from it all....book it now! Hide

Reviewed by Denise 5th November 2021

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The holiday home was superb, very well equipped and clean. The setting and layout was perfect for us and the hot tub was checked daily. Our host Susan was lovely and very welcoming, even inviting us to fireworks and a BBQ (which unfortunately we couldn't go to because one of our friends became ill with a virus ) We were also able to have a tour of Read morethe farm with Duncan which was brilliant! I'd very highly recommend this property! Hide

Reviewed by Mariam 29th October 2021

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From start to finish our stay was superb. We loved every single time we spent in the cottage I wish we had more time to spent in that place . Definitely we will be booking it again. What a relaxing weekend thank you so much to the owner It was very clean, everything was there you need it their for your stay. Please do visit this cottage is so peacRead moreeful Hide

Reviewed by John 22nd October 2021

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The accommodation was great and the facilities were first class. The games room and hot tub were a great hit as were the marked walks on the farm, and the annex is a lovely self contained apartment for older guests. All in all it made for a lovely holiday enjoyed by everyone.

Reviewed by Sally 15th October 2021

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The accommodation was excellent and newly refurbished. All home comforts were catered for and we had a fabulous visit. The owners were welcoming and very helpful. We had a farm tour which was interesting and a tour of the gardens which are splendid. Highly recommended for a luxury break for all ages!

Reviewed by Hazel 8th October 2021

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Would recommend to anyone for a peaceful or energetic stay. Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful part of the West Country. Wonderful hosts nothing too much trouble. What a find.

Reviewed by David 27th September 2021

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What a beautiful cottage, I would'nt hesitate to recommend this tastefully high speck property. The owners are very nice people who are most helpful and very welcoming.

Reviewed by Belinda 17th September 2021

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We had an absolutely lovely stay at Frankham Farm from the minute we arrived. Nothing has been forgotttn to create a perfect haven to escape the busy lives we all lead. The little touches of the freezer meat pack, jams and honey, local milk & eggs delivery, Duncan's amazing farm tour and combine harvester ride...the list could go on, were very muchRead more appreciated. The hot tub and games room were a great hit. What a beautiful place Frankham Farm is! Hide

Reviewed by Kirit 3rd September 2021

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WOW .. Gem off a place .. both for families and adults. We were 8 adults and had a fantastic time. Thanks to Sue Neil & Duncan to makes sure every thing was to our satisfaction. DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS PLACE

Reviewed by Tamzin 13th August 2021

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Beautifully presented and brilliantly thought out, well equipped and comfortable. Well marked walks around the farm (ask Duncan about taking the farm organic and do not miss out on the seriously good burgers in the freezer). Wonderful hosts. We had a great family week away for everybody ranging in age from 5 to 80+.

Reviewed by Anil 6th August 2021

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A beautiful cottage in pristine condition , well appointed on a family run working farm. Despite a few showers we enjoyed the property and took advantage of a guided tour of the farm with Susan and her son Duncan. Both were very welcoming and even allowed to pick some vegetables from their garden. Enjoyed our stay thoroughly and were made to feel aRead moret home by Susan and Duncan. Hope to return there next year Hide

Reviewed by Carole 2nd July 2021

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OUTSTANDING! As a family of six adults we had the privilege of being the first visitors. Susan and Neil gave us the warmest welcome and a tour of the facilities (extremely helpful as there is so much to see). This property has everything and more! Its furnished and equipped to an extremely high standard, hot hub amazing, games room brilliant, the sRead moreurroundings are peaceful, the walks and paddock idyllic. The burgers and sirloin steak from the farm were delicious. Definitely worth a stay. Hide

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Looking towards the stylish property and annexe from the enclosed courtyard
Relax in the private hot tub
Step into the main property
Light and bright lounge/kitchen/dining room
Settle down and watch your favourite film or TV programme
Vaulted ceilings add to the character
Enjoy meals with families and friends
Prepare your favourite meals in the stylish kitchen
Cosy wood burner to keep you warm in the cooler months
Show 30 moreSuper-king-size zip-and-link bedroom with a contemporary en-suite shower room

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