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The Farmhouse At Coking Farm Fishery

Gillingham (4.5mls SW), Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 4
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
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.

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

  • 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
  • Fishing lakes on site (must be booked in advance directly with the fisheries)
  • Pub 1.8 miles, shop 2.1 miles away

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lindsey 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Philip 1st October 2021

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This farmhouse is a large and well equipped holiday home with a large enclosed garden ideal for dogs. There is a wood burning stove to keep your feet toasty warm. We loved it.

Reviewed by John 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Patricia 20th August 2021

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Fantastic house, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Plenty of room for everyone, and lovely gardens too.

Reviewed by Jonathan 13th August 2021

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Very comfortable cottage, very well equipped and very clean. The front garden is fully enclosed, very large and ideal for children and dogs. Lovely walks around the local fishing lakes and fields. The coast is an hours drive away but lots to do locally in the lovely local towns and villages with Longleat, Wookey caves and various National trust houRead moreses and gardens close by. We loved our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Alexander 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Hazel 9th July 2021

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Beautiful farmhouse which made a great base for exploring the surrounding area. Lots of little extras made it very welcoming, like a tray of goodies on arrival. Well stocked with equipment and plenty of room for guests.

Reviewed by Roger 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Kenneth 11th June 2021

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Superb property in great location. With everything required for a fun, safe holiday with children and dogs. Loved our stay and have already booked another weekend break!

Reviewed by Linda 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Pauline 28th May 2021

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Reviewed by SALLY 21st May 2021

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A wonderful farmhouse suitable for a family with dogs. Large safe garden for the dogs to enjoy and the house has everything you need to relax after exploring so many wonderful walks in a superb area of Dorset. The local pub The Ship is down the road and well worth a visit for just a drink or delicious dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed our seven days anRead mored cannot wait to return. Thank You Sally for all of the little touches that made us feel at home. Hide

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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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