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Relax in the private hot tub in the garden
Detached property steeped in history and filled with original character and charm
Shared heated outdoor pool and lawn tennis court within walking distance on Minterne Estate
Relax in the cosy snug by the open fire
Light and airy sitting room with wood burner and window seat
Spacious, family kitchen
Striking dining room with flagstone floors
Enjoy leisurely meals with family and friends
Take one of the staircases to the first floor
Super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be a twin on request)
Super-king-size zip-and-link with en-suite bathroom
En-suite bathroom
Pretty twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath and WC
Shower room on the ground floor
Enclosed garden with established shrubs and plants
Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks
Looking towards the property
Steeped in history
View towards the main entrance to the property
Shared heated outdoor pool and lawn tennis court nearby
Shared heated outdoor pool (available from April to October) and lawn tennis court nearby
Shared childrens' play area
Free daily access to Minterne Gardens
Neighbouring Minterne House
Access included to Minterne Gardens
Enjoy beautiful walks at Minterne Gardens
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Napier Farmhouse

Minterne Magna, Dorset

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Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Tennis Court
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic village setting with access to the 27-acre Minterne Gardens included
  • Detached house steeped in history and filled with original character and charm
  • Private hot tub, shared heated outdoor pool and lawn tennis court nearby
  • Freshly prepared food by a brilliant chef can be arranged with the owner - perfect for a dinner party
Property code: 87050

Characterful and homely former farmhouse with plenty of space for families and dogs, all set within a country estate and near to magnificent gardens. An ideal choice for a multi-generational break.

Surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the Minterne Estate, this stunning property offers fresh, relaxing and cosy accommodation for up to ten guests. Situated in an idyllic part of the Dorset countryside, this spacious, detached farmhouse provides a delightful retreat for larger families and groups of friends seeking a peaceful holiday escape. Full of character, the picturesque hideaway has an array of features including exposed beams, pretty windows, a warming wood burner and original wooden furniture, along with access to a heated outdoor pool (April – October) and tennis court. The property sits alongside old farm buildings, and guests will have free access to the gorgeous surroundings of Minterne Gardens with its stunning array of beautiful flowers and fine trees set amid a trail of lovely waterfalls, stream and lakes. Guests can also arrange with the owner to engage the services of a chef to provide freshly prepared food for your celebratory dinner party.

Stepping inside this pretty farmhouse, you can leave muddy boots in the welcoming boot room after enjoying a walk exploring the picturesque surroundings. The light and fresh lounge features plenty of seating, a TV and wood burner, providing a lovely space for you all to unwind at the end of a great day. There’s also a handy snug with an open fireplace for anyone wanting to curl up and read a good book. At the heart of the house is the sociable family kitchen which has a wide range of equipment so you can conjure up all your favourite dishes. The kitchen also has a farmhouse table, ideal for serving breakfast, while the striking dining room provides a wonderful space for everyone to dine in style. Two separate staircases lead up to the five light and refreshing first-floor bedrooms. There’s an en-suite super-king-size room, a cosy twin and three delightful doubles, one with an additional pair of single day beds. The property also features a handy ground-floor shower room and a first-floor family bathroom. Stepping outside, the pretty, enclosed garden has a range of established shrubs and plants, along with a charming seating area perfect for a BBQ. A short walk will take you along a lane to a walled garden by the side of Minterne House. Here you will have access to a shared lawn tennis court and a heated outdoor pool.

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  • Sleeps 10+2 with 2 single beds available in one of the double bedrooms, on request
  • 5 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be a twin on request), 3 doubles and 1 twin
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC, and 1 shower room with WC
  • Range-style electric cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher
  • Utility room with freezer, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and high-chair available on request
  • Wood burner in the lounge and open fire in the snug (all logs provided)
  • TV available in the lounge
  • Bathrobes are provided
  • Selection of environmentally friendly toiletries
  • There is a hairdryer in each bedroom
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, furniture, and gas BBQ (full cylinder provided)
  • Private hot tub
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Freshly prepared food by a brilliant chef can be arranged with the owner - perfect for a dinner party
  • Free daily access to Minterne Gardens between 10am and 6pm - dogs on leads are welcome in the garden
  • Shared access to a lawn tennis court (rackets and balls supplied)
  • Shared outdoor heated pool (please bring pool towels), with changing room, from April until the end of October, between 10am - 6pm daily - each property 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
  • When Lord Digby is in residence, guests are welcome to have a complimentary tour of the house and learn about the history
  • Children must be accompanied when using the facilities  
  • Beach 15 miles, shops and pubs 2 miles
  • Please note: Shared estate can be booked with property 87379, 88100 and 93723
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £50. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Minterne Gardens features an array of flowering plants including Himalayan rhododendrons and azaleas, cherry trees and maples. The historic village of Minterne Magna makes a great base for exploring the glorious Dorset landscapes, with local landmarks including the hillside giant near the village of Cerne Abbas (2 miles) and the Abbey, Castle and Gardens in the thriving market town of Sherborne (9.5 miles).

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Relax in the private hot tub in the garden
Detached property steeped in history and filled with original character and charm
Shared heated outdoor pool and lawn tennis court within walking distance on Minterne Estate
Relax in the cosy snug by the open fire
Light and airy sitting room with wood burner and window seat
Spacious, family kitchen
Show 31 moreStriking dining room with flagstone floors

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Beverley 26th January 2024

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The owners were incredibly helpful in making the property ready for us with less than 3 hours notice due to a problem with the place that we had originally booked.. The farmhouse was quirky and lovely and very welcoming for our children and dogs. We had everything we needed

Reviewed by ANDREA 23rd November 2023

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Reviewed by Frederick 3rd November 2023

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The farmhouse is set in beautiful grounds, and the hosts were very lovely. Cannot thank them enough.

Reviewed by Kevin 23rd October 2023

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Napier Farmhouse is a beautiful old building with modern conveniences. The children loved the swimming pool and the hot tub. The garden is enclosed so dogs and children can run free. We were three generations and it suited us all. We were only sorry that the promised Minterne House tour by Lord Digby did not materialise.

Reviewed by Lindsey 1st September 2023

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The hosts were so generous with the sharing of the pool, tennis court and guided tour, as well as the welcome goodies. I can think of nothing they could improve upon - we spent an absolutely brilliant 3 generational weekend - everyone was truly happy, which is quite an achievement with ages between 2 and 78!

Reviewed by Rosemary 25th August 2023

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A lovely old house, very comfortable and masses of room to spread out. We were made to feel very welcome by Lord Digby and his staff. Well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, and an eclectic range of old furniture that added to the feeling of history. Books everywhere! Garden is private, lots of chairs and a huge table for outdoor dining - and the large Read morehot tub is wonderful! Nearby swimming pool is a good size. We enjoyed exploring the Himalayan Gardens and cream tea of the terrace afterwards. Hide

Reviewed by Clare 5th August 2023

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We had a fantastic holiday, Henry and Sarah were very welcoming. The house was perfect for the nine of us and the facilities were great. We loved the swimming pool, tennis court and hot tub and the Minterne House grounds were beautiful. There was plenty to do in the area and we did a great walk into Cerne Abbas.

Reviewed by Rhiannon 31st March 2023

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We had a wonderful stay a very comfortable house from which to explore. 40 mins to lots of different beaches and the beautiful Minterne gardens on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Margaret 24th February 2023

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Reviewed by Robert 16th September 2022

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Beautiful house on a lovely estate with bags of character! Tennis court and swimming pool were fabulous.

Reviewed by Wendy 13th May 2022

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We had a wonderful time in the cottage, the gardens were spectacular, all in all we had a great experience, Lord Digby was a very amenable host, we loved the tour, and the cream tea after!!! A big thank you to him, we did leave a message of things ' to do' in the cottage,

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