What our visitors say...

"What a beautiful holiday cottage! Everything we wanted…great location, homely feel, very comfortable and well equipped kitchen. Lovely welcome and some yummy treats for us on arrival. Stunning countryside... already have plans in mind to revisit in the summer, hope to see you again soon."
A & S, Feb 2011
Wimborne Holiday cottages 4 star gold award Walkers / Cyclists welcome at Sunnylands Farm holiday cottages Wimborne

What our visitors say...

“Delightful accommodation in glorious location. Thanks for the warm welcome (and surprise sustenance!) which was enthusiastically devoured. Your cosy cottage is a great base for exploring your fabulous county. We must return to see more.”
P & L, March 2012
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Holiday cottages top quality accommodation results in Gold award!

Sunday, September 25, 2011 By: 5uper_$dmin
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Dorset holiday cottages 100% customer satisfactionWe’re pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded a ‘Gold’ award by Cottages4You, for scoring 100% for “accommodation overall” in their customer feedback surveys. They tell us that only around 5% of the holiday cottages achieve this level of customer satisfaction, and this joins the 100% score we received for accommodation from English Country Cottages in their 2010 customer satisfaction report.

So, while we don’t like to blow our own trumpet – we think it’s safe to say that our cottages are among the top quality holiday cottages you can expect to find in the heart of Dorset. Why not give us a call – you won’t be disappointed!

It’s Wimborne Folk Festival time again

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 By: 5uper_$dmin
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If you’re in Dorset this weekend, don’t forget to check out Wimborne Folk Festival, described as “A weekend of the very best in traditional English and Celtic music and dance in and around the Minster town of Wimborne Dorset”. Music, concerts, ceilidhs, dancing displays, workshops, children’s entertainers and a street market – among other delights – await visitors lucky enough to be nearby on the 10th and 11th June.

Traditional cosiness plus mod cons = heaven

Thursday, March 3, 2011 By: 5uper_$dmin
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It’s all about the traditional mixed with the modern, as far as holiday makers are concerned.

According to a survey by English Country Cottages, when looking for a peaceful countryside cottage retreat or a few days in a cosy cottage by the sea, holiday-makers want to combine the best of the traditional with all the comforts of that modern convenience has to offer.

So called ‘moditional’ holiday cottages are becoming increasingly popular with holiday-makers, with features such as unspoilt locations, thatched roofs and a feeling of authenticity ranking highly, as did high quality fixtures and fittings.

As Geoff Cowley, managing director of English Country Cottages, put it, ‘When choosing a holiday home, it seems holidaymakers are looking for the perfect combination of the traditional features of country cottage but with the comfort and style of a modern conversion.’

Add to that friendly, helpful hosts and a welcome pack with the finest local produce, and you’ve got a winning combination!

Our Dorset holiday cottages score 100% customer satisfaction

Saturday, January 22, 2011 By: 5uper_$dmin
Category: Dorset Holidays

Dorset holiday cottages 100% customer satisfactionEnglish Country Cottages has just let us know the results of their 2010 customer satisfaction report for Sunnylands Farm; and we’re pleased to say we got top marks!

Scored on accommodation we got 100%, and for holiday overall we came in at 96% (we can’t always guarantee perfect weather!). With averages for the area at 83% and 81% respectively, we’re really pleased. Here’s to keeping up the standard in 2011.

So if you’re looking for the perfect Dorset holiday cottage for your 2011 holiday, look no further. Book with us now

Spooky Halloween fun in Dorset

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 By: 5uper_$dmin
Category: Events

Holiday cottages wimborne - local eventsVisiting Dorset this Halloween? Well, don’t miss out on the many spooky events running throughout the county, guaranteed to chill the blood! Here’s a quick round-up of what’s on offer locally.

Lulworth Castle is having a six day Halloween extravaganza, with spooky themed fun and activities including “hunt the bat”, ghost stories and spot prizes for those who come in costume! This is all included in the castle’s normal admission price, so there’s no excuse not to go and check it out.

Monkey World is getting into the Halloween spirit by offering free entry to anyone arriving in Halloween fancy dress on Sunday 31st October. Get your witches hat and your broomstick out and go along.

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens is having Halloween Fun Evenings in its enchanted gardens. Go along for a magical evening stroll along candle-lit pathways through the gardens. Open til 8.30pm, with free face painting and prizes for kids in fancy dress.

And Nothe Fort in Weymouth is playing host to ‘Bedlam and Broomsticks, including Ghost Walks, Face Painting, Crafts, Games, Fancy Dress Competition, Apple Dunking, Spell Making and Magic Potions. Wanda Weatherwax the Witch will be guiding the brave through the Haunted Tunnel Walk, and protecting them from ‘The Undertaker’.

Don’t miss out – get your fancy dress on and join the fun.

Don’t forget to visit the Farmers’ Markets

Sunday, October 24, 2010 By: 5uper_$dmin
Category: Local attractions

Wimborne holiday cottages local farmers marketsOne of the great things about Dorset is the fabulous farmers markets, with masses of fine food and drink, and usually some crafts and curios besides.

The point of farmers’ markets is to enable local producers to sell their produce directly to the public, and to allow the public to pick up reasonably priced, fresher-than-fresh local produce. What’s available will vary according to season and location, but you can normally find a good selection of delicious fresh fruit, veg, meat, eggs and dairy products, bread and cakes, and jams and chutneys.

And all of it will have been caught, bred, grown, made, brewed, baked or pickled by the very folks you’re buying from. Good for the stomach, good for the soul.

Local farmers’ markets include: Poole (every Thursday between 9am and 2pm in Falkland Square Poole); Blandford (the second Friday of each month, in the Marketplace, Blandford Forum), Wareham and Sturminster Newton. So if you’re thinking of visiting our holiday cottages in Wimborne; don’t forget to check out the local farmers’ markets for the best local seasonal produce.

Poole Literary Festival 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010 By: 5uper_$dmin
Category: Events

Poole Literary FestivalDidn’t know Poole had a Literary Festival? Well, you could be forgiven for that, but now would be a good time to find out more, or risk missing out on three days of inspiration for anyone who’s at all interested in the written word. Started in 2009 by a group of volunteers, Poole Literary Festival focusses on ‘The Past, Present and Future of the Written Word’.

From Friday 29th to Sunday 31st October, Poole will play host to a wealth of literary talent and a varied programme of events, from the serious to the not-so-serious, mixing big-name authors and poets alongside some up-and-coming talent.

There is a chance to meet authors including former Children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo and current Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, as well as workshops, discussions and events. Visit www.poolelitfest.com to find out more.

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Wimborne Food Festival

Sunday, September 19, 2010 By: 5uper_$dmin
Category: Events

Wimborne food festival Taking place Saturday 23th October & Sunday 24th October 2010, the Wimborne Food Festival is one of the most exciting events in the Dorset calendar, especially for foodies. Food producers, winemakers, brewers and chefs come from miles around to spend a weekend discussing, tasting and celebrating the very best in local food and drink.

Alongside lots of fabulous taste sensations, there is lots of information available from people who really care about food, where it comes from and how it is produced and presented – with particular emphasis on locally sourced and sustainably produced foods.

Visiting Wimborne during the festival weekend is a must for anyone who really gets a kick out of food, with lots of things on offer to tempt your tastebuds, as well as lots of local events happening throughout Wimborne, including the Food Market Tent, Chef’s showcase, book signings, live music, street performers and the country craft demonstration area.

Dorset County Show

Sunday, August 8, 2010 By: 5uper_$dmin
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Now the kids have broken up from school and summer events are well underway in Dorset. September is not too far off, and with it, comes the annual Dorset County Show – the place to be on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September

Featuring fun and entertainment for all ages, the County Show includes the Dancing Diggers (formation digger dancing), Titan the Robot, falconry displays, a funfair, ferret racing – to name but a few of the highlights. Packed with over 450 trade stands, there’s lots to interest the culinary expert and the casual food-lover alike; as well as the green-fingered amongst us. Kids will be fascinated by the animals, from miniature ponies to the cuddly rabbits.

People travel from miles away to visit Dorset County Show, and Sunnylands farm is ideally placed to offer accommodation for visitors, in a nice secluded location for a bit of peace and quiet at the end of a hectic day.

Find out more: www.dorsetcountyshow.co.uk

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Sunnylands Farm achieves 4* gold award!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 By: 5uper_$dmin
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holiday cottages self catering four star awardWe’re pleased to announce that one of our lovely Dorset holiday cottages has been given the 4 star self catering award by Enjoy England – and even better, we were also given the Gold!

The 4 star rating was awarded to our number one self catering cottage for ‘excellent standards throughout’, while the gold award is described by Enjoy England as being for ‘establishments delivering a standard of service over and above their rating’. Not many places get this extra award, and we’re very proud to say we have it.