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Looking towards the property
Shared indoor heated pool
Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks
Step into the welcoming open plan living space
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Catch up on your favourite TV show
Selection of games to keep you entertained
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Dining area
Kitchen area with a breakfast bar
Well equipped kitchen
Prepare your favourite meals
Kitchen and dining area
Double bedroom with a Juliette balcony and en-suite bathroom
En-suite bathroom
Bedroom details
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Cosy twin bedroom
Bunk bedroom
Take a soak in the main bathroom
View towards the properties
Pretty driveway leading to the cottages
Children will enjoy the shared play area
Plenty of space to burn off some energy
Delightful shared indoor pool
Explore the expansive shared grounds
Tranquil spot overlooking the lake
Spot the resident wildlife
1 / 30  Looking towards the property
2 / 30  Shared indoor heated pool
3 / 30  Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks
4 / 30  Step into the welcoming open plan living space
5 / 30  Relax by the cosy wood burner
6 / 30  Catch up on your favourite TV show
7 / 30  Selection of games to keep you entertained
8 / 30  Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
9 / 30  Dining area
10 / 30  Kitchen area with a breakfast bar
11 / 30  Well equipped kitchen
12 / 30  Prepare your favourite meals
13 / 30  Kitchen and dining area
14 / 30  Double bedroom with a Juliette balcony and en-suite bathroom
15 / 30  En-suite bathroom
16 / 30  Bedroom details
17 / 30  Double bedroom
18 / 30  Double bedroom
19 / 30  Twin bedroom
20 / 30  Cosy twin bedroom
21 / 30  Bunk bedroom
22 / 30  Take a soak in the main bathroom
23 / 30  View towards the properties
24 / 30  Pretty driveway leading to the cottages
25 / 30  Children will enjoy the shared play area
26 / 30  Plenty of space to burn off some energy
27 / 30  Delightful shared indoor pool
28 / 30  Explore the expansive shared grounds
29 / 30  Tranquil spot overlooking the lake
30 / 30  Spot the resident wildlife

Heron Lake Cottage

Sherborne (2mls S), Dorset
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
grade 4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Indoor swimming pool
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Hidden away in a secluded location in the beautiful Dorset Countryside
  • Explore the expansive grounds on-site with two lakes which are home to herons, kingfishers and swans
  • Access to footpaths from the doorstep and just thirty miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast
Property code: FOLOW

Attractive barn conversion property situated within extensive grounds on the owners’ Dorset farm, with two lakes and use of the fantastic indoor heating swimming pool.

With socialising at the heart of the interior design, the open-plan living space of this elegant barn conversion allows the whole party to relax together, yet with enough space to spread out should a little solitude be required. One of four properties that, if booked together, accommodates 22 guests, this complex is perfect for a multi-generational family reunion. Sleeping eight in four bedrooms, this property is within walking distance of two pubs, perfect for a welcome easy meal after a busy day outdoors. Young and old alike will love the shared indoor heated pool, and a ramble around the extensive grounds to the pretty lakes abundant with wildlife is tranquillity itself.

Stylish and elegant with echoes of its former life in the traditional wooden beams, the property features cream and grey tones warmed by the wooden furniture and speckled flagstone floor. Enter into the open-plan living space with its inviting leather sofas, warming wood burner and dining table seating eight, making mealtimes a leisurely and sociable affair. A breakfast bar in the spacious kitchen area provides a second dining space and is ideal for enjoying drinks and chatting whilst preparing meals. Open the doors to the shared patio and listen to the birdsong from the comfort of the sofa; on chilly evenings, snuggle down for a film or a board game as you warm your toes in front of the flickering wood burner. Enjoy a cosy night’s sleep after a busy day and, with one of the double rooms boasting a Juliet balcony, sleep with the duvet ruffling in the fresh air and wake with the birds as the sun comes up. Children will love the shared play area with a climbing frame and slide, and there is plenty of space for them to burn off some energy as the adults start the day with an al fresco coffee!

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  • 4 bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 twin, and 1 bunk bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath, and WC
  • En-suite bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC to one of the double rooms and downstairs WC
  • TV/DVD Wi-Fi available
  • Wood burner with first basket of logs provided (extra logs can be purchased onsite at £5 per basket
  • Electric style Range cooker, microwave, American style Fridge/Freezer, dishwasher, 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
  • 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
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Within walking distance of the village shop, there is plenty to do to suit all tastes in this area, from relaxing country walks to wine tasting at Vineyards Of Sherborne (3.5 miles). Gather the group for team paintball at Paintball Matrix Yeovil (5.5 miles) or have a go at a range of outdoor activities at Gorcombe Extreme Sports (22 miles). When the weather turns, head to Clue HQ (19 miles) or Escape Dungeons (23 miles) or discover naval aviation at the Fleet Air Arm Museum (11.5 miles). Chesil Beach (27.5 miles) and West Bay Beach (28 miles) have white sands, or find pebbled shores at Durdle Door (29.5 miles). For paddleboarding or jet-ski tours, head to Jurassic Coast Activities (25 miles) or try a canoe tour at West Bay Canoes (28 miles).

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Looking towards the property
Shared indoor heated pool
Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks
Step into the welcoming open plan living space
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Catch up on your favourite TV show
Selection of games to keep you entertained
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Dining area
Kitchen area with a breakfast bar
Well equipped kitchen
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This property is personally managed by Sarah.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sandra 1st September 2023

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This was the most enjoyable and pleasurable self catering holiday we have yet spent! Facilities are first class and conducive with giving guests a very relaxing and comfortable stay - just every need has been catered for or can be sourced or supplied by the wonderful hosts, Mr and Mrs Perrett., to whom we extend our very grateful thanks. We shall hRead moreopefully be returning very soon! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 18th August 2023

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Beautiful scenery at this lovely property.very relaxing and comfortable.

Reviewed by Keith 14th July 2023

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We booked these cottages because of previous reviews and the availability of the swimming pool which was warm and clean. Oak Cottage was well equiped with kitchen equipment including baking and mixing equipment. Good oven/hob. Massive fridge/freezer. Beds comfortable, Showers hot and powerful. Patio chairs table, BBQ and washing line outside. 1 pinRead moret milk, bottle of wine, dishwaster tablets provided. Things to bring would be extra towels for swimming pool, salt, pepper, coffee, tea, sugar. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 7th July 2023

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Reviewed by Steve 30th June 2023

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Positives - nice conversion, great pool, grounds well kept, well equipped. Negatives - terrible wi-fi so be warned max 3MB download, pretty useless. Owners didn't respond to calls. Poor cleaning, very dusty, cobwebs everywhere. Stair gate dangerous when open. Bathrooms very tatty, cracked bath panels, peeling paint and mastic. Both need refurbishmeRead morent. Odd having outside eating space at front in view of all other properties. Pool times not always convenient. Half size d/w (for 8)? TLC needed! Hide

Reviewed by Ann 16th June 2023

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The cottage was beautiful! Clean, homely, beautiful scenery and the owners were so lovely! Our car wouldnt start one day and the owner asked his neighbour if he had jump leads we could borrow! Couldnt hear any Road noises. Was such a beautiful peaceful holiday!

Reviewed by Derek 24th March 2023

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Clean, comfortable, adequate facilities. Great rural location.

Reviewed by alison 25th November 2022

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Owl cottage was beautiful , well equipped and you couldnt ask for me. Beautiful surroundings very quiet and picturesque it was heaven.

Reviewed by Christopher 14th October 2022

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Excellent facilities, very comfortable. Good location only 10 minutes from Sherborne but out in the country. Lovely views and relaxed atmosphere. The swimming pool is a great asset, warm and great to have exclusive use.

Reviewed by Helen 9th September 2022

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Third time here never disappoints wonderful accommodation calming scenery would certainly return

Reviewed by Susan 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Andrew 24th June 2022

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Well equipped cottage a little tired. Very noisy door latches, no sneaking to the loo in the night. Pool times allocated for you so you can't choose what suits you as a family. The children's play area is old and not in a good condition. Remember to pack salt and pepper as the cottage doesn't have any.

Reviewed by Nigel 17th June 2022

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Superb accommodation and setting, cottage was comfortable and very well equipped. Swimming pool was a superb bonus and was always clean and warm. Could not fault anything with cottage or location.

Reviewed by Stephen 13th May 2022

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What a fantastic place to stop. Its in the middle of nowhere, so peaceful. Both adults and kids loved it. Its 10 mins to the nearest shop and plenty of pubs and takeaways again around 10 mins away. We used the pool most days and played football everyday in the play area.

Reviewed by Kirsten 19th March 2022

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Fabulous cottage & wonderful facilities, the secure play area & pool are great for kids. There is a lovely lake & beautiful walks around, a real gem off the beaten track .

Reviewed by Elizabeth 4th March 2022

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Really great place to spend time with family and friends. Our group comprised of six adults, one baby and one rather large well behaved dog. The beds are very comfortable guaranteeing good night sleep. Plenty of space to spend evening around the table or in relaxing area. Reclining sofa was a big hit with everyone. Swimming pool is definitely a greRead moreat attraction. Good size and depth, also warm and clean. Perfect! Views from the courtyard are beautiful and plenty of space to walk. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 25th February 2022

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Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. The pool was a massive hit! Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Clare 4th February 2022

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The beds were so comfortable and our cottage was a great size for 4 adults, 3 kids and a baby. We loved the swimming pool, the park and the lakes.

Reviewed by Carys 20th December 2021

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Lovely comfortable house in beautiful location. Great kitchen. I would say better for 8 people max, it was a squeeze with 8 of us plus two babies in cots.

Reviewed by Cathryn 3rd December 2021

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We stayed in Owl cottage at Folke Manor. Two families and slept 9 (8+travel cot). The cottage was clean, warm and welcoming on our arrival. It was plenty big enough for us and the kids loved the outdoor space with the park and football. The swimming pool was great, the two hours we could use it changed everyday which made planning to do things easyRead more. Some flexibility in these timings also as not all cottages were in use. Everything we needed was there, high chair and a travelcot for my toddler. Hide

Reviewed by Ann 1st October 2021

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Everyone enjoyed the first class facilities at the venue.

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LOCATION

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