Leigh, Dorset Cottages
Guests arriving at Pound Farm Cottage will immediately feel at home. Although close to the owners' farmhouse, it has its own drive and parking area and the entrance is from the garden at the back of the property giving ample privacy inside and out. Great care has been expended on altering and renovating the cottage to give a light and contemporary feel within whilst preserving many original features dating from the early eighteenth century. Some of the windows frame the exceptional views over fields and woodland to distant hills, and sitting outside in the peaceful garden at the end of the day will be one of the highlights of any stay in this tranquil place.
Entrance via porch from the garden at the back of the cottage into a spacious, very practical utility/boot room.
Sitting room with original inglenook containing an electric 'woodburning-effect' stove; long views across the garden to the hills beyond. Passageway with access to the front door of the cottage.
Spacious, fitted kitchen with oak worktop, dresser and dining area.
Luxury bathroom/wc with free-standing, roll-top bath, separate corner shower, basin and heated towel rail. Unusual and attractive wood-effect ceramic floor throughout downstairs.
Open, carpeted stairs with banister from sitting room straight into a double bedroom with kingsize bed and a low window affording long views across the countryside.
Long, private, lawned garden at the back of the cottage and views from the far end.
Sorry no pets. Unsuitable for young children, babies welcome. No smoking.
Pound Farm Cottage lies on the outskirts of the small village of Leigh. The detached cottage is Grade II listed, part-thatched and has been beautifully restored by its owners with exceptional attention to detail. Its location six miles south of Sherborne makes it ideal as a base for exploring this diverse and attractive area which has an almost limitless number of places of interest. Stately homes such as Montacute, Stourhead (equally famous for its gardens) and Barrington Court are not far away; Sherborne with its ancient abbey and two castles, and Georgian Blandford are well worth visiting, as are Dorchester, Shaftesbury and – slightly further afield – Salisbury with its magnificent cathedral.
The active holidaymaker is especially well-catered for. Leigh is at the centre of an enormous network of footpaths and cycleways: one of the prettiest paths runs beside the cottage to the nearby village of Chetnole and its award-winning pub. The beautiful Jurassic Coast, with its superb cliff walks and beaches, is about 40 minutes away by car. The owners provide comprehensive information and detailed routes for walkers to take with them.
"Perfect week in the most perfect little cottage with perfect weather (cold, frosty mornings and lovely sunny days). Thank you Diana and Mike - your warm welcome was greatly appreciated and your beautiful cosy cottage was a perfect base to escape the world for a while. "Angie and Alan 2017-12-03
"Pound Cottage is gorgeous. A tiny little thatched cottage in the grounds of the owners' house, it has been sensitively and beautifully renovated. It has been designed to preserve the privacy of both guests and the owners and does so brilliantly. The design internally is traditional but stylish, and extremely comfortable. We found it also immaculately clean. We enjoyed a superb week sightseeing in Dorset and would happily return any time."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 13 August 2017. 5 of 5 stars. 2017-08-13
"This house is perfect for a 2 person retreat. Everything necessary is in place and very stylishly so. The location and access make it quiet and cozy but not too far from the many attractions of the area. The village itself is lovely to walk around and local walks are very pleasant. You can reach shops as well as everything from gardens to fossils within about 30 minutes."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 08 August 2017. 5 of 5 stars. 2017-08-08