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Looking towards the property
Shared indoor heated pool
Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks
Step into the welcoming open plan living space
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Catch up on your favourite TV show
Selection of games to keep you entertained
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Dining area
Kitchen area with a breakfast bar
Well equipped kitchen
Prepare your favourite meals
Kitchen and dining area
Double bedroom with a Juliette balcony and en-suite bathroom
En-suite bathroom
Bedroom details
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Cosy twin bedroom
Bunk bedroom
Take a soak in the main bathroom
View towards the properties
Pretty driveway leading to the cottages
Children will enjoy the shared play area
Plenty of space to burn off some energy
Delightful shared indoor pool
Explore the expansive shared grounds
Tranquil spot overlooking the lake
Spot the resident wildlife
1 / 30  Looking towards the property
2 / 30  Shared indoor heated pool
3 / 30  Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks
4 / 30  Step into the welcoming open plan living space
5 / 30  Relax by the cosy wood burner
6 / 30  Catch up on your favourite TV show
7 / 30  Selection of games to keep you entertained
8 / 30  Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
9 / 30  Dining area
10 / 30  Kitchen area with a breakfast bar
11 / 30  Well equipped kitchen
12 / 30  Prepare your favourite meals
13 / 30  Kitchen and dining area
14 / 30  Double bedroom with a Juliette balcony and en-suite bathroom
15 / 30  En-suite bathroom
16 / 30  Bedroom details
17 / 30  Double bedroom
18 / 30  Double bedroom
19 / 30  Twin bedroom
20 / 30  Cosy twin bedroom
21 / 30  Bunk bedroom
22 / 30  Take a soak in the main bathroom
23 / 30  View towards the properties
24 / 30  Pretty driveway leading to the cottages
25 / 30  Children will enjoy the shared play area
26 / 30  Plenty of space to burn off some energy
27 / 30  Delightful shared indoor pool
28 / 30  Explore the expansive shared grounds
29 / 30  Tranquil spot overlooking the lake
30 / 30  Spot the resident wildlife

Heron Lake Cottage

Sherborne (2mls S), Dorset
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
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

  • Hidden away in a secluded location in the beautiful Dorset Countryside
  • Explore the expansive grounds on-site with two lakes which are home to herons, kingfishers and swans
  • Access to footpaths from the doorstep and just 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.

Close to the heart of Sherborne, this welcoming cottage is surrounded by places to explore. Sitting amid designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just 30 miles from the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, escape with family and friends for a holiday to remember. Sleeping eight over four bedrooms, spend evenings splashing in the indoor pool (shared with other properties on site), getting competitive with a football, or cosying up by the wood burner and dishing out strokes to your dog.

One of four cottages sitting around a courtyard, enjoy some peace and quiet on this friendly farm. Pull up in one of the ample off-road parking spaces and head inside to settle in. Fabulously open plan, this home has a large sociable space for enjoying communal dinners, games nights and times in front of the TV together. The colourful kitchen area is a lovely place to experiment with flavours and the breakfast bar means you can keep the designated chef company with a glass of something cold. After a few lengths of the shared indoor heated pool, tuck in at the table or take a plate outside and dine alfresco with a sundowner tipple. Let little ones burn off steam in the shared play area before heading inside to snuggle up by the wood burner then climbing to the first floor for a peaceful night’s sleep. The master double is treated to a Juliette balcony - perfect for sunny mornings, and a handy en-suite. Great for younger guests, the bunk beds offer the ideal sleepover spot whilst the remaining twin and double rooms are tranquil places to rest your head.

Head to the coast for a family-friendly day filled with fish and chips, sea swims and sandcastle building, and make the 30-mile trip south to Weymouth. Here, a wealth of attractions, year-round dog-friendly spots and golden sands are the perfect ingredients for a wonderful day out. For an afternoon of retail therapy, a movie night at the cinema or a day out wandering the pretty streets dotted with shops, museums and eateries, travel 16 miles to the thriving town of Dorchester.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • Electric style Range cooker, microwave, American style Fridge/Freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Electric, and central heating included
  • 1 dog welcome, dogs are politely requested to be kept under control on leads when out in the shared grounds
  • Shared indoor heated pool
  • Each cottage will have a designated 2 hour slot each day (varying times) for the pool, with sole use of the pool - times will be displayed in the cottage on arrival
  • Pub and shop 0.5 miles, beach 30 miles

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Janet 9th July 2021

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A very pleasant and welcoming cottage, in beautiful surroundings indoor swimming pool just yards away, owners are so friendly, warm and welcoming that you feel as if you were staying with family what more do you need, thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Andrew 25th June 2021

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A lovely quiet rural location with excellent walks. Provides good access to a range of south coast resorts and beauty spots. Accommodation is a good size with plenty of room for up to 8 people but better for 6. The pool is good but has restricted access currently due to Covid.

Reviewed by Jeanette 18th June 2021

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Beautiful cottage in a perfect setting, the gardens are lovely with BBQ's and picnic tables available. Perfectly placed for many attractions. 10 mins from Sherbourne castles, 45 mins to Weymouth. The cottage itself is open plan and had lots of games (for rainy days) and even access to Netflix. The pool is lovely and warm and 2 hourly slots were locRead moreated each day with varying start times for each cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 11th June 2021

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Perfect location, a delightful cottage and beautiful surroundings - so peaceful. Loved seeing the night sky without any light pollution. A great place for all the family. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Kathryn 24th May 2021

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Reviewed by Valerie 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Nikesh 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Liz 17th July 2020

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The reason we chose this cottage was the pool but sadly it was closed due to Covid. Luckily the weather was very good and there was lots of space outside for the grandchildren to play in. The grounds are beautiful and immaculately kept. The cottage itself very well equipped with comfortable beds. Definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Julie 4th July 2020

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Attractive collection of cottages in a barn conversion close to Sherborne. The cottages are generally well equipped with modern and attractive furnishings. Although there is a swimming pool it was closed at the time we visited.

Reviewed by Jill 9th January 2020

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Didnt want to leave and cant wait to return to Owl Cottage. The swimming pool was the high-light of our weekend but also the fabulous setting on Folke Manor Farm. Xx

Reviewed by RICHARD 29th November 2019

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Set in a beautiful location with views across Dorset hills accompanied by duck pond and manicured lawns it is a perfect retreat. A wonderful swimming pool, Children's playground and quiet walks around the adjacent Country Lanes give enough opportunities for a little exercise of all ages. The cottage is gorgeous, large, clean with modern furniture aRead morend comfortable beds it truly is a home from home. The owners have pulled out all the stops to ensure a wonderful stay. Hide

Reviewed by Lynne 30th August 2019

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Reviewed by Scott 16th August 2019

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Owl cottage is a beautiful 4 bedroomed cottage with modern open plan living / dining area and kitchen downstairs and bedrooms upstairs and bathrooms upstairs. The cottage grounds are stunning and the private pool is very clean and well kept. Folke Manor Farm is absolutely beautiful and relaxing.

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Looking towards the property
Shared indoor heated pool
Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks
Step into the welcoming open plan living space
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Catch up on your favourite TV show
Selection of games to keep you entertained
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Dining area
Kitchen area with a breakfast bar
Well equipped kitchen
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Location

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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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