All Hallows Farmhouse

Wimborne St Giles, Dorset
Bed & Breakfast


Food is the focus at this informal Georgian farmhouse – sign up for a cookery course or just come to enjoy great AGA-cooked feasts

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

The farmhouse is on the edge of Wimborne St Giles, overlooking watercress beds. It’s a relaxed family home combined with cookery school where Lisa enthusiastically shares her cooking knowledge with guests who come from all over the world.

Sleep in bedrooms with garden views, rise for breakfast or brunch. Lisa bakes English muffins daily and changes the menu with the seasons – there’s always fruit from the orchard and homemade Bircher muesli, then heaps of choice from pancakes and kedgeree to salmon fishcakes and slow-cooked gammon.

In the evening, order a charcuterie platter or drive to The Drovers pub in the next village, Gussage All Saints (about three miles). Return to a generous sitting room just for guests where the fire burns in winter; settle in with a book or board game… replete and happy.

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We think you'll love

  • Lisa's relaxed AGA cookery classes
  • Gathering round the table to share delicious food and talk about your day
  • Sleeping well in rural peace
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You should know

  • There isn't a pub in the village
  • No children under 12

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3.30pm-6.30pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Supper: sharing platters from £25.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £80
1 Double
From £80
1 Double
From £100

Reviews

Food is rather a passion of mine, and one taste of Lisa's raspberry filled swiss roll sent me into raptures. I have never tasted sponge so light! Lucky guests here will get tea and cake on arrival. Such a handsome farmhouse. Big bedrooms ooze comfort and after a peaceful night's sleep, the AGA-cooked breakfast awaits. Boiled eggs and marmite toast is scrummy! Wimborne St Giles may be little known but is a true gem - one of Dorset's few remaining estate villages.

Angie, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The farmhouse is beside the river Allen in the Cranborne Chase AONB, just north of estate village Wimborne St Giles - one of Dorset's most picturesque villages. If you’re coming for a cookery holiday, Lisa will tailor your break to suit you, arranging visits to the local farmers’ market, butcher and greengrocer, running cookery classes and sharing food around the farmhouse table. She runs events all year, from wreath workshops to snowdrop teas. If you fancy a walk along the beach you can get to Mudeford in 40 minutes.

Local points of interest from Lisa Osman

  • We have traced a settlement at All Hallows as long ago as 1086. It was originally the more predominant village within the valley but now lies in sleepy obscurity beside the former church yard which is a carpet of snowdrops during February and March.
  • Stoll along the River Allen and spot egrets, kingfishers and otters. Make your way to Wyke Down to listen to the skylarks and watch the red kite as they soar above. At night gaze at the starlight sky and listen out for the barn owls.
  • You are a five minute car journey from Knowlton church and Neolithic earthworks. A historic place of worship where open air ceremonies are regularly held. Closer to home, the village church provides the resting place for the Earls of Shaftesbury.
  • You are within easy reach of an abundance of traditional food and drink producers. Within a five mile radius the village boasts an award-winning cheesemaker, two brewers, two bakers, and a cake maker who supplies a famous London store.
  • Loose an hour or two wandering around the stunning gardens of Cranborne Manor, the home originally built as a hunting lodge for King John. Marvel at the rose collection and the avenue of beech trees. Then treat yourself from the extensive home store.
  • Bring your rods to book a day fishing along the River Allen. We can supply a picnic hamper for lunch and cook your catch for your supper that evening.

Introducing

Lisa Osman

Lisa, who grew up locally, has won many awards for her cooking. She was a private chef for a family on another estate in Dorset before she started her own catering company which she ran for sixteen years. She catered in private estate homes for shoot lunches, weddings in Castles and corporate events on yachts. She runs an AGA approved cookery school.