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The Bothy, Launceston Farm - Self-catering barn in Dorset

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Tarrant Launceston, Blandford Forum, DT11 8BY, Dorset
England, United Kingdom

Grown ups only please, in this so-stylish sanctuary. With its private courtyard and copper bath under the stars, this is a place for lovers

Want to escape, just the two of you? Wend your way through the Tarrant valley, past grazing cattle and thatch, to Launceston Farm. In the former groom's quarters of her Dorset farmhouse, enterprising Sarah has carved out a sanctuary for loved-up couples. Step into an open-plan living room-cum-kitchen; the modern sofa hugs the wood-burning stove, a dainty table for two sits opposite. The bedroom feels fresh and airy, there's a king sized and views over the walled garden and outdoor pool (which you can use in summer). You'll find provisions; whip up eggs and coffee and breakfast al fresco. Entirely private, the paved courtyard is bounded by a wall with windows to let the landscape in. And here's the showstopper: close the wooden shutters and slip into steaming water in the outdoor bateau bath, nothing between you and the heavens. There are things to do in all directions, but the Tarrant Valley is a gem rarely stumbled upon. Forget the car; ramble about, picnic, stroll to the local inn and if the weather turns, why not just stay in bed…

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from
Sarah Worrall:

  • Take a soak under the stars in the outdoor copper bateau bath in the privacy of your own walled courtyard. Fling the shutters open to let in the surrounding countryside.
  • Explore the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from the farm gate. Walk, cycle or ride. The Farm has bikes you can borrow and stabling for horses.
  • Foodies will be in in heaven with the diverse range and quality of local pubs, eateries, delis and cafes in the area; all rigorously assessed by the owners! Take a walking tour from the farm or set off to the Jurassic coast for the catch of the day.
  • Shop in Georgian market towns with interesting, independent retailers and history around every corner. Our favourites are Salisbury, Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Dorchester particularly on market days. Blandford Forum is only five miles away.
  • Guests at the Bothy can access the outdoor pool during the summer months (June to September) by arrangement.
  • Bacon and sausage from the farm's rare breed pigs and eggs from the chickens scratching round the orchard are packed up for breakfast. DIY pack £10 for two or Sarah can prepare it for you cordon bleu style for £8 per person.
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Booking enquiries: Sarah Worrall www.launcestonfarm.co.uk
+44 (0)1258 830528(landline)

  • 1 Barn for 2
Price:(i) £580 per week

Short 3-night breaks from £325.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.




Tarrant Launceston, Blandford Forum, DT11 8BY, Dorset

Self-catering The Bothy (self-catering)
Barn ~ 1 double
Price: (i) £ 580 to £ 580 per week
Booking enquiries: Sarah Worrall www.launcestonfarm.co.uk
+44 (0)1258 830528(landline)