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Farmhouse with heated indoor pool ideal for family and friends. Pets welcome.

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Frome St Quintin, Nr. Dorchester, Dorset, England - Stunning Rural Location In A Peaceful Hamlet Within An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Barnhayes Farmhouse is situated in a quiet hamlet nestling in the Dorset countryside with spectacular views across the valley. It is ideal for family and friends to get together and enjoy its welcoming atmosphere with an Aga in the kitchen and wood burner in the lounge. The perfect get away as the property can be rented for short breaks, Friday - Monday or Monday - Friday as well as weekly bookings. There is something for everyone from swimming in the heated indoor pool, table tennis in the games room, riding, walking or just relaxing in front of the fire. Stabling is available for those wishing to discover the area on horseback or ride with The Cattistock Hunt. The villages of Cattistock and Evershot are nearby offering good pub food, Spa treatments at Summer Lodge in Evershot. Local produce available. The town of Yeovil is 9 miles away with a cinema and bowling complex as well as High Street shopping. The market town of Dorchester is within easy driving distance. The beach resort of Weymouth is approximately 40 minutes drive, with the lovely beaches of Chalmington and Burton Bradstock being within easy reach and good for fossil hunting. We take weekly bookings (low season from £1600 to high season £2200) as well as short breaks, Friday - Monday, Monday to Friday (low season £950 to high season £1400).

More Details

Mrs Kim Houghton
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About Mrs Kim Houghton

My husband Tim and I feel very lucky to have been able to bring up our 6 children in two of the most beautiful areas in England. We would like to invite you to enjoy our homestead in Hampshire, in a lovely 2-bed annexe, set amongst acres of farmland and woodland. Or to enjoy family/friends gatherings in our 6-bedroomed farmhouse in Dorset with indoor heated swimming pool, log burner in the lounge and use of the tennis court. We feel very privileged to be surrounded by such stunning countryside and never tire of exploring the footpaths and bridleways on our doorstep. We hope that you will enjoy it too, whether on foot, on horseback or by bicycle.

Why Mrs Kim Houghton chose Dorchester

We purchased Barnhayes Farmhouse for its idyllic rural location in a unspoilt area of Dorset. The property enjoys uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside due to its elevated position. The indoor heated swimming pool and games room with table tennis have proved to be a great success and keeps the whole family entertained. Whilst relaxing in front of the large log burner in the lounge is the perfect way to end the day. The patio with seating beneath a stunning planted pergola is ideal for a bbq with the front patio being the place to sit to watch the sun go down.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Dorchester in Frome St. Quintin

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 shared bathrooms with bath, shower and wc. 2 downstairs wc's and a shower room in the pool area.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with large double bed and single bed, Bedroom 2 with double bed, Bedroom 3 with twin beds, Bedroom 4 with twin beds, Bedroom 5 with twin beds is located on the ground floor, Bedroom 6 with single bed. 1 cot.
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Outside: Lawns to the front of the house overlooking the valley. Large patio area to the rear of the house with dining for 12 under a stunning pergola with a bbq. Utility Room: Table tennis available Washing machine and sink. 2 high chairs. Secure doors leading to the indoor heated swimming pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels (except cot linen and pool towels) will be provided. Other: Heated indoor pool for private use (not shared) accessible through the house or from the patio area. A small self-contained private day care nursery at rear of house. Own private access/play areas.


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Farmhouse with heated indoor pool ideal for family and friends. Pets welcome.
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Fantastic House in a wonderful, quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and very spacious house, enjoyed by all of us, on the occasion of celebrating two family birthdays, for a long weekend. We all had a wonderful time, especially enjoying the swimming pool, tennis and table tennis. We will definitely go back again, we all loved it. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is always wonderful to hear such positive feedback and to know that our guests are thoroughly enjoying their time at Barnhayes.
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Great value, large and homely property

  • 5 of 5

Our large family party had a wonderful Easter break at Barnhayes. The farm house is well appointed with a large country kitchen and adjoining dining room, large lounge with open fire and spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. The swimming pool was a fantastic bonus and much loved by the children.

The outdoor space was truly beautiful and alive with spring flowers and blossom.

If staying you must be prepared to drive a little way (30 mins to an hour) for trips and days out but we did not find this a problem.

We took our two small dogs with us and they greatly enjoyed snoozing by the Aga, there is a designated gated area in the garden for dogs but unfortunately our dogs were small enough to get through the gaps in the closed gate.

All in all this was the perfect location for our diverse group.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is always a delight to hear that all our hard work is resulting in our guests having a truly enjoyable experience. We will have a look at the dog area and endeavour to make it small dog proof. We very much appreciate your feedback.
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Great value property with indoor pool

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely property, the swimming pool is great as are the tennis courts (though you do have to check as they are shared use during the week). The place is truly amazing value in terms of price.

The living room, kitchen and dinning room comfortably seated all 12 guests (a little chair shuffling was sometimes necessary) and the beds were very comfortable. The nearby village is lovely and the setting in general was great. We would happily stay there again! Also not made a big mention of in the listing but the table tennis provided hours of entertainment.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is always wonderful to have such positive feedback and to know that you all enjoyed the house, facilities and surrounding area.
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Spacious, well equipped home with fab swimming poo

  • 4 of 5

A group of 10 friends and toddlers enjoyed a long weekend despite some miserable weather. We made full use of the swimming pool which was the perfect size for splashing around with two little ones. The pre-laid fire was immediately put into operation and made the spacious living room, (with enough seating for everyone to relax) very cosy - we took full advantage on the Saturday and Sunday nights too.

The kitchen is really well equipped and layout works really well for sociable meal times and preparation.

Kim was very quick in responding to queries and gave thorough details about what to expect. It's a great location, we enjoyed a pub lunch in Cattistock and not far from lots of great attractions including Chisel beach.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

A great sized property - perfect for an extended family holiday. We were v.lucky with weather but even if we weren't we would have been fine - the kids loved the indoor pool. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Approximately 1 mile off the A37 between Dorchester and Yeovil.


The village of Cattistock is approximately 2 miles, Evershot 3 miles with Dorchester and Yeovil being 10 miles. Waldon Hill clay pigeon and go-karting is just on the A37 approximately 2 miles away.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes: The prices quoted may vary depending on the numbers in the party booking, ratio of adults to children and availability. Please contact the owner for current prices.
Bookings can be taken online or over the telephone. A 20% deposit will be required to secure the booking with the balance along with a £200 refundable cautionary deposit payable at least 12 weeks before booking date. Payments can be taken by cheque or by bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday for weekly bookings. For short breaks, Friday - Monday, Monday - Friday) either Friday or Monday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.