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Church Farm - The Old Dairy

Leigh, Sherborne Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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Fantastic for outdoor enthusiasts, The Old Dairy has walks starting right from the doorstep and the local area has many outdoor activities.

In the quaint village of Leigh, just south of the picturesque abbey town of Sherborne in north west Dorset, these converted listed barns are set in an L-shape around a courtyard on one side and with lovely country views over Thomas Hardy’s famous Blackmoor Vale on the other. They offer an excellent holiday base to explore north west Dorset and south Somerset. They are all renovated to a high standard with exposed beams, are tastefully furnished, and have use of a communal games room with a snooker table, table football and darts. They can be booked individually or together so are ideal for family get togethers. Though set on the edge of an organic farm (but in a non working part), the owner would be delighted to show guests around the farm, which is only a short walk away from the cottages. There is also a small flock of sheep and chickens in the cider orchard close by. There is superb country walking on the doorstep, a village shop within walking distance, golf nearby, horse riding, and water activities such as fishing, yachting, boating, sailing and canoeing at Halstock Reservoir. Within easy driving one can visit the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum with its prototype of Concorde, the Haynes Motor Museum with its fascinating selection of vintage motor cars, and Montacute House and Gardens (one of the many historic houses in the area). To the north into south Somerset, spend days exploring Glastonbury with its famous and enchanting Tor, Wells cathedral city and Bishops Palace, the famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves, and the Georgian City of Bath with its delightful Roman baths, Pump Room, museums and of course shops and restaurants. Travel south and the spectacular World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach, with the popular seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, Bridport and Weymouth, all offer many attractions, sights and activities to enjoy, or more locally Sherborne Abbey and Castle (5 miles) and Dorchester market town (12 miles) are not too far. Shop 400 yards, pub 1 mile.

Large, beamed, open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area with tiled floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Two twin bedrooms. Wet room with toilet.

  • Washing machine
  • Small, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, furniture and countryside views

  • Electric convector heaters and NSH included
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • Additional TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Barbecue table
  • Access to fields for dog walking
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Shared external games room with snooker table, table football and darts
  • No smoking
  • Wheelchair access

Note: The Old Dairy (DYR) and The Old Stables (DYS) can be booked together to sleep up to 14 people. Note: The Old Dairy (DYR) and The Old Stables (DYS) can be booked together to sleep up to 14 people.

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  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Gold AwardGold Award
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • WifiWifi
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-24
    Very good. My only small issue was that the house was very warm and it was difficult to control the heating.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-10
    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Chris, the owner, was very welcoming and informative both about the area and the farm. The barn was spacious and very well equipped although it was noted by previous visitors that only one bathroom (a very impressive wet room) between three bedrooms was a bit of a mission with a larger family, but as there were only two of us, it wasn’t an issue :-) Lovely setting – the views were panoramic from the private patio. Really loved the walks, the pond and the conservation area too. It was a really handy jumping off point for visits to Dorchester, Weymouth and particularly Sherborne…..what a beautiful place. The abbey, castle, castle grounds and the town itself was full of historical interest. Would definitely go again.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-06-15
    This is an excellent holiday home in a wonderful and beautiful rural location but also very handy for all the best that Dorset (and other nearby counties) has to offer including the fantastic Jurassic coast. It could do with a second bathroom or separate toilet but that is being a bit picky. 4-6 people can make do with the nice big wetroom there is. Highly commended!!!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-04-04
    3 adults, 2 children and a dog, lived in comfort with beautiful views in this delightful cottage. Lovely setting and great for the kids to get out and run wild. A good central location enabling visits to places like the car museum, fleet air museum and Lyme Regis. We love it here and would definitely come back.

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8.7 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo

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