A Beautiful Old Farmhouse In The Heart Of Rural Dorset
“The stunning old farmhouse is spacious with 3 separate seating areas. The lift makes it easy for people who are unable to cope with stairs (this is by prior arrangement only)”
Eileen C - Very relaxing home from home grounds were great for our dog to run around and be safe. Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016 Date of Stay: Jun 2016 Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Rachel L - We have just returned from a weeks stay at the farmhouse and I thoroughly enjoyed it. With two children under 3 and the in-laws... Review Submitted: May 19, 2016 Date of Stay: May 2016 Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
PAW from Kent - I would certainly recommend this property and we do plan to return ourselves. Thank you Nicola for making our stay so enjoyable Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015 Date of Stay: Aug 2015 Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Three generations of our family enjoyed a wonderful time in this gem of a house set on the edge of a lovely village and surrounded by fields. A large garden and a spacious interior meant that our two small grandchildren didn’t run out of hiding places during our four night stay. A five minute walk takes you to the centre of the village where there is a General store, Post Office and the Royal Oak pub which serves great food, both to eat in or takeaway, and where the staff and locals are all friendly and welcoming. We loved chilling in the evening in front of the open hearth fire with a glass of wine, and being over the New Year period, the Christmas tree, mistletoe and holly decorations were an unexpected but joyful bonus. It goes without saying that we will be visiting again in the future.
We were a party of five active adults, two couples and a single, all over sixty, who rented this lovely old house for a week in April 2018, luckily including the hottest 4 April days for decades. The house was ideal for us, substantial, spacious, well-equipped and comfortable, and located in a lovely area, with the Dorset coast including Poole and Weymouth, and beautiful and interesting towns like Sherborne within easy driving distance.
The outlook from all the bedrooms was very attractive, two overlooking green fields with sheep and horses grazing. The gardens in Spring were particularly attractive and well-maintained, and made a pleasant place to wander or sit with early-evening drinks. The Londis convenience shop and the Post Office just a three-minute walk away were useful.
The owner, Nicola was attentive and helpful, and after a very pleasant and relaxing week we were quite reluctant to leave, and have no hesitation in recommending the house to others.
Sue and Alan, Lincolnshire.
We spent a wonderful week at Gould’s Farmhouse in September, 2017. 3 couples and 2 dogs, all looking for a relaxing week of long walks, visits to local places of interest and leisurely evenings. The Farmhouse was the most perfect setting and was even better than the photos suggested; a beautiful old house with plenty of room and brimming with character (open fireplaces, stone floors, high ceilings and windows and a stunning enclosed garden with room to sit out and for dogs to chase around). It felt very much like a home as opposed to somewhere we had rented for the week which really added to the feeling of complete relaxation.
Not only was the place itself wonderful (and ticked every box we had) but Nicola herself was incredibly helpful, both in terms of arranging our visit, but also when we get there and had a couple of questions. There was plenty of information and literature about the house and the local area.
The location was perfect for us with great walks, a very nice local pub just around the corner and a shop selling all the basics. There was much more to explore a little further afield, but if you wanted to stay close to base and limit the driving, as we did, you’d have no problems.
Not only would we recommend this place to anyone but we’re already talking about a return visit!
We had a wonderful stay in your house at Milbourne St. Andrew for our family Golden Wedding celebration. The children enjoyed playing in the garden, hide and seek, easter egg hunt, plenty of space to run around, and we enjoyed the display of tulips and the bluebell wood. The house was very comfortable and we had great family meals in the dining room when our sons and wives were with us and later in the week in the kitchen with just the grandchildren We had trips out to Weymouth, Lulworth, Swanage and I think the children's favourite was Monkey World. A good location for travelling around.
Very relaxing home from home grounds were great for our dog to run around and be safe.
We have just returned from a weeks stay at the farmhouse and I thoroughly enjoyed it. With two children under 3 and the in-laws, we found that there was more than enough room - in fact my eldest loved to play hide and seek both inside and out! It is perfectly situated for short drives to all the typical tourist attractions and if we were to return to the area for another holiday I would certainly look to stay at the farmhouse again!
Having read the very positive August review of the author and his family's experiences, we can identify with the comments made. Likewise, we were a family of three generations, aged from the late 60s to a 9 nine year old. It was so very nice to find a home which accommodated all 8 of us comfortably. We enjoyed a home cooked Christmas lunch in a wonderful dining room. Everything needed to facilitate the preparation of the food, it's consumption etc. was provided for. Ease of access to the home on arrival and immediate contact if required, to the Owner, Nicola, via phone were greatly appreciated. Thank you Nicola for allowing us to use your home over the Christmas period which enabled us, as a family to enjoy our time together.
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your Christmas in my farmhouse, I have to say I have many happy memories of Christmases spent there.
The Farmhouse is full of character and original features. We are a family of 8 over 3 generations aged 10 months - 57 years, plus 2 small dogs and the property met all of our needs.
Nicola the owner made sure that we had everything we needed and was very approachable with regular contact before our visit.
The fact that all 3 bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms is a real bonus. The house was clean and fully equipped.
What really makes this property superb, is it's fantastic garden. My only regret was that the English weather was not kind during our stay so we were not able to enjoy it to the full. We will have to return again and pray for sunshine.
The pub and village shop are both within walking distance as is the small park. The pub serves great food at very reasonable prices and the staff there were very helpful.
The beaches along the Jurassic coast line are beautiful and within easy reach by car. Weymouth and Poole are also less than 30 mins drive away.
I would certainly recommend this property and we do plan to return ourselves.
Thank you Nicola for making our stay so enjoyable.
Three generations of our family, eldest 68,youngest 7, spent an extremely enjoyable week at this farmhouse. The House is very comfortable with an arresting,large, landscaped garden, in which we played hide and seek.
There is a large lounge and large dining room, both beautifully furnished, with impressive fireplaces. The substantial table in the dining room provided ample space for our party of seven to dine comfortably.
The large kitchen is well equipped including an Aga.
The bedrooms, three en-suite, had comfortable beds and all members of the party slept well. All bedrooms have views, the front bedrooms have views of rolling countryside and of the church on the hill.
The village has a small supermarket, a post office and a pub which serves food and where you may purchase second-hand books.
There is little traffic on the road outside and for me the house exuded an atmosphere of peace and calm, which I found very relaxing.
The location is perfectly placed for access to the coast and also other inland attractions.
The Property Manager has been helpful throughout.
Thanks Nicola, we would love to visit again.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind remarks about my farmhouse. The garden was lovingly planned and cared for by my mother for over 60 years and I still enjoy the peace and tranquility it offers.
The Farmhouse was a lovely size and plenty of space for 8 people and a boisterous dog. Bedrooms all v comfy and nice to have 3 en-suites. Dining room was fab as was the kitchen facilities and the conservatory. Garden was lovely in the sun with plenty of room to eat out and the the kids to play. Farmhouse was easy to find and v clean and tidy on arrival. The Royal Oak in the village was walking distance and the food there was great and good value. Play area in the beer garden also - great for small kids. Easy access from here to all the lovely beaches along the Jurassic coast as well as National Trust places and other local museums e.g. Tanks and Monkey world! Something for everyone and would recommend to families and friends.
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed spending time in the garden which is lovely at the moment. I am pleased you were able to get out and about in Dorset and the children enjoyed the beach. We are particularly lucky in Dorset that we have both sandy and pebbly beaches
I hired the farmhouse for the weekend of my Mam's 90th birthday (what can you buy someone who is 90?!). She said it was one of the best birthday's ever and that was not just down to the family being with her. The farmhouse is beautiful. We spent a lot of time in the Sun Room and also the garden which was looking amazing. The property is extremely comfortable and very well appointed. Nicola goes out of her way to be helpful and make sure that visitors have everything they need. The surrounding area is lovely and there is a pub just across the road which does an excellent Sunday lunch. I would honestly recommend this to anyone. Fabulous.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I am so pleased your mum enjoyed her birthday and the family enjoyed their stay at the farmhouse. The sun lounge has always been one of my favourite rooms - lovely with a coffee and the papers in the morning!
With the flexibility of the lift, Gould's Farmhouse is an ideal house for a family holiday. Plenty of room for the children to play indoors and out but providing quieter areas for the older generation, allowing 3 generations to holiday together happily, and the dog can come too!
Outside: The large garden, which is fully enclosed, has flower beds, shrubs and mature trees for shade. The extensive lawns provide plenty of space in which to play. There is a picnic table that seats 8. BBQ and sun loungers for 8. Off street parking for 4 cars. There is an additional children's play area in the recreation ground 100 yards away.
Washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, BBQ. Towels and linen are provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
Other: South facing conservatory with easy chairs.
For questions about the farmhouse and bookings email me using the form below.