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Looking towards the cottages
Quiet spot to sit by one of the lakes
Shared indoor leisure pool
Step into the light and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Lounge area with electric effect wood burner fire
Kitchen/dining area
Prepare breakfast before heading out for the day
Delightful kitchen area
Dining area
Plenty of room around the dining table
Double bedroom with a four-poster bed
Cosy bunk bedroom
Bathroom
Looking towards the cottage
Outdoor seating area with far reaching rural views
Plan your days out
Perfect spot for al fresco drinks
Shared children's play area with countryside views
Lots of space outdoors for all the family to enjoy
Shared indoor swimming pool
Pretty driveway leading to the cottages
Explore the shared grounds and lakes
1 / 22  Looking towards the cottages
2 / 22  Quiet spot to sit by one of the lakes
3 / 22  Shared indoor leisure pool
4 / 22  Step into the light and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
5 / 22  Lounge area with electric effect wood burner fire
6 / 22  Kitchen/dining area
7 / 22  Prepare breakfast before heading out for the day
8 / 22  Delightful kitchen area
9 / 22  Dining area
10 / 22  Plenty of room around the dining table
11 / 22  Double bedroom with a four-poster bed
12 / 22  Cosy bunk bedroom
13 / 22  Bathroom
14 / 22  Looking towards the cottage
15 / 22  Outdoor seating area with far reaching rural views
16 / 22  Plan your days out
17 / 22  Perfect spot for al fresco drinks
18 / 22  Shared children's play area with countryside views
19 / 22  Lots of space outdoors for all the family to enjoy
20 / 22  Shared indoor swimming pool
21 / 22  Pretty driveway leading to the cottages
22 / 22  Explore the shared grounds and lakes

Humming Bird Cottage

Sherborne (2mls S), Dorset
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Indoor swimming pool
Swimming pool
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Rural retreat tucked away in a peaceful location with direct access to miles of country walks
  • Private patio seating area and use of expansive grounds
  • Stroll around the on-site lakes, home to an abundance of wildlife

Property code: FOLKI

Charming barn conversion property situated on the owner’s farm around a courtyard in the Dorset countryside, enjoying expansive grounds with a children’s play area and shared use of an indoor heating swimming pool.

Fantastically located in the Dorset countryside, settle in at this gorgeous cottage which is surrounded by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With so much to explore both on and off site, spend your days kicking a football, adventuring the plethora of tracks, or with a bucket and spade in hand at one of the many beaches which dot the local coastline, including Weymouth (25 miles). Sleeping four across two bedrooms, this is the perfect abode for small families and welcomes your beloved dog, too.

Sitting on a courtyard with three other holidays cottages, enjoy your own privacy, or make use of the fantastic, shared facilities. First, head inside to start unpacking and making yourselves at home. The open-plan living space is great for sociable evenings and for keeping your designated chef company whilst they cook up a storm. Light, bright and sitting beneath characterful high ceilings with exposed beams, spend time rustling up tasty treats for all before plating up at the table or stepping outside to dine alfresco in the private, unenclosed garden with patio. After a few sundowners, or a relaxing soak in the indoor pool (shared with other properties on site), head back inside and get comfortable in front of the TV and the wood burner-effect electric fire - perfect for cosying up after muddy adventures or after exploring the grounds. When it’s time to head to bed, the two bedrooms offer peaceful places to drift off. The snug, bunkbed room is great for younger guests, whilst the double bedroom has a door leading outside, great for al fresco coffees or late-night tipples. There is ample off-road parking.

If little ones aren’t too exhausted from playing in the play area (shared with other on-site properties), pack your bags and head to the seaside for a beach day. Visit the horseshoe bay at Lulworth Cove (30 miles) and swim in the glittering seas before making the 1.5-mile trip to the spectacular arch at Durdle Door - a must-see if visiting the Jurassic Coast. Stay closer to home and walk the network of well-trodden trails which lead from the grounds, great for a spot of morning stick chasing with the dog.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double four poster bed and 1 bunk bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath, and WC
  • TV/DVD Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 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
  • Cot and highchair available
  • 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
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Lauren Horwood

This property is personally managed by Lauren.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Catherine 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Lucy 10th May 2022

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The cottage was delightful, comfortable, light and airy, I very much enjoyed the beautiful grounds and the walking was great.

Reviewed by Celia 6th May 2022

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The setting is beautifully breath taking. Cottage well equipped and beds very comfortable. Loved the 2hr slot for private family swimming, gorgeous pool. Granddaughter loved the ducklings,bunnies and baby lambs. Highly recommend a stay .

Reviewed by James 25th March 2022

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A really great cottage with all you need for a week away. Plenty of space and great facilities like the playground, pool and the grounds to wander round. Really liked the fact the pool was on a rota so each cottage got their own private slots.

Reviewed by Natalie 19th March 2022

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The cottage was clean and comfortable, had everything we needed. It was perfect for a getaway with our 2yo and 5yo.

Reviewed by Robert Mark 11th March 2022

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Cannot fault this cottage in any way. Nice and compact and comfy , the exclusive use of the pool was fantastic

Reviewed by Emma 21st February 2022

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Such a lovely break. The cottage was beautiful and had all we needed. The kids made use of the play equipment in the garden, enjoyed feeding the ducks in the grounds and the swimming pool was an absolute hit! The two hour private slots varied daily so we made plans to explore the local area around these. The pool was warm and with beautiful views.

Reviewed by Brian 31st January 2022

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This is a super cottage , very well equipped with everything we needed, nice and warm, comfortable and quiet. The owners were most helpful. The swimming pool is great, with a perfect temperature both in and out of the water. We particularly liked being able to have a two hour slot to ourselves.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 10th October 2021

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We had a wonderful stay. Beautiful spot with lovely view, especially those sun rises when walking the dog. Pool great fun to have exclusive access to every day. Cottage very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Recommend.

Reviewed by Sue 4th October 2021

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Reviewed by Peter 10th September 2021

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Our hosts were delightful people and the whole experience reflected that. Stunningly appointed, everything seemed to have been thought of. It made for an enjoyable, restful holiday. I would recommend this holiday cottage unreservedly and would have no hesitation in returning.

Reviewed by Laura 25th June 2021

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Was such a lovely holiday place people was all so nice will definitely book again

Reviewed by Carly 4th June 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at hummingbird cottage. Its a spacious home from home. Our two boys who are 6 and 4 enjoyed the football goals and we all loved the swimming pool. The grounds are beautiful. We enjoyed a couple of local walks, one to a pub and the other to a bakery.

Reviewed by Nigel 28th May 2021

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Absolutely lovely place, accommodation was comfy and well equipped , very clean , the grounds are great as well, indoor pool is wonderful! Highly recommend

Reviewed by David 7th May 2021

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The location is absolutely stunning, so peaceful and quiet. Had allocated private use of the pool due to Covid restrictions which was perfect. All the owners we met were very friendly and polite. Shower was always hot and gas central heating was amazing. The welcome hamper on arrival was a lovely touch. Had a full sized fridge freezer, which was idRead moreeal. Supplied with towels, tea towels, soap & washing up liquid. 10 year old son loved the bunk beds. Would definitely visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 28th October 2020

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Very peaceful location. Having stayed for nights I think the family have really invested in quality materials for all the cottages. The windows and doors are made from substantial timber with traditional iron catches. The beds all have pocket sprung mattresses which really helped me get a good nights rest. Had a flick through the visitors book and Read morenoted that there are many satisfied previous customers right back to March 2006. The garage parking is wider than the regulations 2.4m which means you can open the car door. Hide

Reviewed by Campbell 18th September 2020

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Lovely stay at this cottage. Well located good for going out and about and visiting the local sites and attractions. There owners were extremely helpful and there are plenty of covid measures in place to make you feel comfortable and safe. Lots for kids today at the store with the indoor pool, football pitch, wildlife and large open space to run arRead moreound in with the party area. Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Lynne 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Simon 4th September 2020

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We had a lovely stay in Kingfisher Cottage. Plenty to do in the local area, and within an hours drive, especially with 2 young children. The cottage was very comfortable, and had all we needed. The playground area had enough to keep the kids entertained and the indoor heated swimming pool was the perfect size! We will definitely be coming back on oRead moreur next Dorset trip! Hide

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Looking towards the cottages
Quiet spot to sit by one of the lakes
Shared indoor leisure pool
Step into the light and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Lounge area with electric effect wood burner fire
Kitchen/dining area
Prepare breakfast before heading out for the day
Delightful kitchen area
Dining area
Plenty of room around the dining table
Double bedroom with a four-poster bed
Show 10 moreCosy bunk bedroom

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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