Church Farm – The Creamery
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
Charming listed barn conversion located next to the owner's organic farm in the rural village of Leigh in North Dorset, enjoying beautiful countryside views.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 2
The property is located just five miles from the historic market town of Sherborne where you can spend an interesting day exploring its two castles, the historic Abbey, as well as its range of shops and choice of restaurants and pubs. Of course, Dorset is well-known for its breathtaking Jurassic Coast, which lies just thirty miles south of the property, offering a wealth of sweeping beaches, clifftop walks along the South West Coast Path and opportunities to try out a range of watersports. Other places of interest in the area include the Haynes Motor Museum, the Fleet Air Arm Museum, and the Cerne Abbas Giant.
Stepping into the ground floor of this attractive semi-detached barn conversion property, you will find yourself in the inviting open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with its beamed ceiling and homely atmosphere. Two sofas provide guests with a comfortable spot in which to relax with a book or enjoy a film on the TV/DVD. The dining table comfortably seats four, behind which the kitchen area running along one side of the room is equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, both with sloping ceilings, and therefore some reduced head-height. The first of these is a double room which benefits from its own TV, whilst the second is a pleasant twin room. The shower room with its shower and WC is also located on the first floor.
Heading outside, the property has a delightful enclosed patio garden with a table and chairs from which you can enjoy views over the surrounding fields. Guests are also able to make use of a shared games room that offers a snooker table, dartboard, and a table football table. The property is located on a non-working part of the owners’ organic farm, but they are always happy to show guests around and introduce them to the resident sheep and chickens. There is secure bike storage available and parking is available for two cars.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
- Get away from it all in this idyllic, rural location surrounded by rolling countryside
- Relax in the enclosed patio garden and soak up the stunning views over the owners' farmland
- An ideal base for walkers and cyclists with access to many routes from the doorstep
- 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
- Shower room with shower and WC
- Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
- TV/DVD, plus TV in the double room
- Wi-Fi included
- Electric and central heating included
- 2 dogs welcome please kindly note dogs are not permitted upstairs
- Designated field available for dog exercising
- Shared games room with small snooker table, table football and dartboard
- Off-road parking for 2 cars
- Shop 350 metres, pub 1 mile, beach 30 miles
Sherborne is a pretty, historic market town in Dorset. It is on the edge of the Blackmore Vale which commands the most spectacular views. Full of ancient and beautiful buildings, Sherbourne Abbey, and two Castles, there is always something to see. The town itself has a great selection of independent and unique shops. There is a good choice of friendly cafes and restaurants in the town. Sherbourne hosts "Pack Monday" every Monday in October. This closes off four of Sherborne's streets and fills them with food stalls and local traders while on the edge of town is a funfair.
Sir Walter Raleigh built Sherborne Castle and Gardens, a stunning castle in stunning surroundings. There are 42 acres of gardens and a 50 acre lake, the gardens themselves are now Grade I listed. The Castle holds a variety of events throughout the year including firework extravaganza, country fairs, classic car rallies, and even wine fairs. Sherborne Abbey is today one of England's most beautiful parish churches. Visitors come for many reasons, some the music, some the bells with the heaviest peal of eight bells in the world. Most visit for the amazing architecture including the amazing fan-vaulted ceiling. Sherborne has another castle, this time lying in ruin, but with fascinating history and great views over the surrounding villages.
Visit the 15th Century Almshouse or go fossil hunting in the Jurassic cliff faces of Quarr Nature Reserve. The Fleet Air Museum and Haynes Motor Museum are a short drive away. Minterne Gardens is stunning, explore these beautiful, tranquil settings and relax with refreshments in the cafe.