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7 Nights See prices

  • £1300  to  £2100

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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Open Fire

About Gould's Farmhouse

Gould’s Farmhouse is everything you want in a holiday home in Dorset. To start with, it is large, comfortably accommodating up to 8 adults in four bedrooms, so it is great for big families or groups traveling together. It offers a superb standard of comfort with the owner having taken great care to ensure guests have everything they need. It is also a fantastic location on the fringes of the peaceful village of Milborne St Andrew, just a gentle stroll from an excellent pub, The Royal Oak, and within easy reach of top Dorset attractions including Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, Dorchester, Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World and the South West Coast Path.

Milborne St Andrew is small and friendly. As well as the pub, there is a post office, village shop and school. It is surrounded by gorgeous countryside halfway between Dorchester and Blandford Forum, taking around 15 minutes to drive to each. Dorchester is Dorset’s county town and has a good choice of shops and other amenities. This part of the world is known for its cream teas, but coffee aficionados can get their fix at FINCA, which serves arguably the best coffee in the south west. Blandford Forum (usually just called Blandford) is a vibrant market town with lots of fun attractions including a fashion museum, a brewery and a signals museum - something for everyone!

Dorchester is well-known in literary circles as being the hometown of one of Britain’s best-loved writers, Thomas Hardy. Hardy’s cottage, where he was born and lived for most of his life, is a ten-minute drive from Gould’s Farmhouse. Thorncombe Wood is behind Hardy's cottage and is a lovely place for a peaceful walk, and there is also a discovery trail through the cottage gardens. You may also want to visit Max Gate, just outside the centre of Dorchester. Hardy designed this house, and lived and worked here during his later years.

There are some spectacular views to be seen from the many beautiful walks in Dorset. Save the walk to the Hardy Monument, which commemorates Vice Admiral Hardy who fought with Lord Nelson, for a clear day when you can see across five counties. The tower is managed by the National Trust and has 200 steps to the top if you’re feeling particularly energetic. Tackle some stretches of the South West Coast Path, and you won’t be disappointed. The World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast extends for 95 miles between Exmouth and Old Harry Rocks near Swanage, offering countless choices of footpaths and bridleways. It is an exhilarating way to experience the natural beauty that makes Dorset a favourite holiday destination for so many people. Cyclists aren’t overlooked either, as there are some exceptional trails that will leave you breathless.

The magnificence of the Dorset coast is justifiably famous. There are no words to describe what it is like to see Durdle Door for the first time, whether you view it from the shore, or from the water as part of a coasteering activity. Weymouth is everything a great seaside resort town should be with Punch and Judy shows in the summer and lots of places selling paper wrapped, steaming hot fish and chips. Staying in such a central location means it is as easy to access the west Dorset coast as it is to go east to Poole and Bournemouth, or south to Lulworth Cove.

Dorset is a wonderful holiday destination at any time of year, and Gould’s Farmhouse is the perfect house to stay while you are there.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Nicola Pye joined Independent Cottages in August 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Dorset)

Gould's Farmhouse is a period property with a traditional layout but the installation of a lift makes it suitable for those with mobility issues.


  • A large country kitchen complete with Aga is a wonderful place to start the day. Sit down to breakfast or a quiet cup of tea at the oak table, and enjoy the sunlight flooding in through the window. The kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and a good selection of cooking utensils, plates, cups and cutlery. There is also a washing machine provided for guests to use.
  • The main sitting room is an elegant space to relax. A large open fire is a focal point, and there is also a flat screen television and selection of books.
  • The dining room boasts a cosy inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove. It is another spacious room with a large dining table and chairs for eight people.
  • A sunny south-facing conservatory is furnished with comfortable seating to provide a separate living area for socialising or peaceful reading.
  • There is a convenient cloakroom with WC and hand basin.


All the bedrooms are upstairs, which can be reached by lift (used with prior arrangement with the owner). They are all tastefully furnished in a style which fits the property.

  • The first of two large double bedrooms has a king sized bed, a double wardrobe, dressing table with mirror, and bedside tables and reading lights. It has an ensuite bathroom with shower over bath, WC and hand basin.
  • The second double bedroom also has a king-size bed with antique wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table with mirror, and bedside tables and lamps. It has an ensuite with shower, WC and hand basin.
  • The twin rooms are interlinking, with one being accessed via the other. Both are light and airy with ample storage and quality bedding. Both twin rooms have full sized single beds.
  • The two twin bedrooms share a shower room with WC and hand basin.

Outside: The large mature garden is enclosed and safe for children and dogs. A large table seats 8 and there is a barbeque for outdoor meals. Sun loungers let you make the most of the peace and quiet on a sunny day. There is off street parking for three cars.

Additional Information: The use of the lift is through prior arrangement with the owner. All utilities, linen and towels (not beach towels) are included. Travel cot and high chair available (please bring your own bedding/linen for the cot as it is not provided). There is a pub and village shop within walking distance. The property has WiFi and central heating. No smoking. Well behaved dogs welcome through prior agreement. Short breaks may be possible depending on availability. No smoking.

Gould's Farmhouse Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 6th Apr 2024 - Fri, 24th May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 25th May 2024 - Fri, 31st May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Fri, 28th Jun 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 29th Jun 2024 - Fri, 30th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Fri, 4th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 21st Dec 2024 - Sun, 5th Jan 2025
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 5

7 Nights

Min. 5 nights:
Enquire with Owner

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (2 King sized , 2 Twin)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1794 388405 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Nicola Pye
Member Since August 2017

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