Cuckoo Cottage

Located in Sherborne, Dorset

One of four barn conversion properties situated on the owner's farm in the beautiful mid-Dorset countryside, enjoying shared access to an indoor heated pool and children's play area.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 1


This property enjoys a tranquil rural location around a courtyard on the owners’ farm, surrounded by picturesque countryside. At the edge of the extensive grounds, a gate gives guests direct access to a network of footpaths, making this a delightful location for those who just want to escape the stresses of daily life and enjoy the fresh air. For those who want to explore further afield, there is plenty to see and do in the local area, including the town of Sherborne just five miles north of the property, which boasts not one but two castles, as well as a historic Abbey whose history dates back to 705 AD. For many, one of the main draws of Dorset is the county’s spectacular coast, and some of the most beautiful ones including those at Lulworth Cove and West Bay lie within thirty miles of the property.

On arrival at this single-storey, wheelchair-friendly barn conversion property, guests will find the stunning open-plan living area which comprises a lounge/kitchen/diner with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, and plenty of space to relax and unwind. The lounge area has been styled so as to create a cosy retreat within this large room, with inviting sofas, a warming wood burner, Smart TV, and DVD. The dining table is set off to one side, whilst the kitchen area occupies the rear of the room and offers an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. The two bedrooms both benefit from en-suite facilities, the first of which is a delightful double room with an en-suite bathroom offering shower-over-bath and WC. The second bedroom is a twin room which has an en-suite wet room with a shower and WC. Outside, there is a private, unenclosed patio immediately outside the property with an adjacent lawn area, where guests will find garden furniture perfect for enjoying alfresco drinks.

Guests also have access to the shared grounds, which include a children’s play area and lakeside walks. Of course, guests will want to make full use of the beautiful indoor heated pool, which is from 8.30 am -8 pm, although guests should be aware that this may sometimes be booked by a private party. (There is an up-to-date timetable provided onsite). There is ample parking facilities.

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


  • Be in harmony with nature in the fresh air at this rural retreat set in a tranquil location in mid-Dorset
  • Explore the acres of outdoor space on-site and spot the local wildlife whilst strolling around the lakes
  • Relax on the private patio or explore the many countryside footpaths directly from the property
  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
  • En suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC to the double room, en suite wet room with shower and WC, to the twin room
  • Smart TV/DVD Wi-Fi available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided, extra available at 5 per basket)
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Shared indoor pool
  • 1 dog welcome, dogs are politely requested to be kept under control on leads when out in the shared grounds
  • Pub and shop ½ miles, beach 30 miles


Cot Available
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bedroom
Family friendly
Games Room
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
On a Farm
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Rural Location
Swimming Pool
Washing machine



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Area Details


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.

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