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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

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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Lauren Horwood

This property is personally managed by Lauren.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Robert 10th September 2021

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. The cottage was ideal for our family of parents, grand parents and 3 year old twins. Plenty of well maintained outside space for the children to run around in and they loved the heated pool. The allocated times to use the pool worked well. Most attractions, including the coast, were about 45 mins plus drive.. Read moreDefinitely recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Glen 28th August 2021

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Reviewed by Jackie 30th July 2021

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On the whole a lovely cottage good location.bedrooms on small size. Lovely showers .

Reviewed by Janet 9th July 2021

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A very pleasant and welcoming cottage, in beautiful surroundings indoor swimming pool just yards away, owners are so friendly, warm and welcoming that you feel as if you were staying with family what more do you need, thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Andrew 25th June 2021

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A lovely quiet rural location with excellent walks. Provides good access to a range of south coast resorts and beauty spots. Accommodation is a good size with plenty of room for up to 8 people but better for 6. The pool is good but has restricted access currently due to Covid.

Reviewed by Jeanette 18th June 2021

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Beautiful cottage in a perfect setting, the gardens are lovely with BBQ's and picnic tables available. Perfectly placed for many attractions. 10 mins from Sherbourne castles, 45 mins to Weymouth. The cottage itself is open plan and had lots of games (for rainy days) and even access to Netflix. The pool is lovely and warm and 2 hourly slots were locRead moreated each day with varying start times for each cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 11th June 2021

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Perfect location, a delightful cottage and beautiful surroundings - so peaceful. Loved seeing the night sky without any light pollution. A great place for all the family. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Kathryn 24th May 2021

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Reviewed by Valerie 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Nikesh 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Liz 17th July 2020

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The reason we chose this cottage was the pool but sadly it was closed due to Covid. Luckily the weather was very good and there was lots of space outside for the grandchildren to play in. The grounds are beautiful and immaculately kept. The cottage itself very well equipped with comfortable beds. Definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Julie 4th July 2020

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Attractive collection of cottages in a barn conversion close to Sherborne. The cottages are generally well equipped with modern and attractive furnishings. Although there is a swimming pool it was closed at the time we visited.

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