Dorset Self Catering Farm Cottages

Welcome to Luccombe Holidays where you can stay in our comfortable and well equipped farm holiday cottages in the heart of the Dorset countryside. Situated in a private hidden valley, ¾ mile from the main road with breath-taking views over the rolling countryside, Luccombe is a secluded, beautiful and peaceful setting ideal for families, friends, couples and individuals of all ages.

One of the “10 Best UK Family Farmstays” – The Guardian

Superb facilities for all ages…

Our cottages are all graded 4 stars by Visit England and include the use of the private, Indoor leisure complex as well as indoor and outdoor play areas, such as the Games Room, Children’s Playground, Ping Pong, Fairy & Elf door hunt, Tennis Court and Garden Games (including croquet, jenga, giant chess set, swing ball, boules and badmington).

Children can visit all of our friendly Animals including donkeys, ducks, goats and chickens.

There is a Riding School on the farm and an excellent pub, The Hambro Arms,  within walking distance across our fields. For the adventurous, we also offer Clay Pigeon Shooting and Fly Fishing.

If you want to meet even more animals and help with feeding, The Luccombe Hub (located near to the riding school) invites guests for the daily feeding at 10am. Please click here for more information and details on how to book.

Relax & Unwind…

There is plenty here to help you relax – our onsite holistic Therapist and Yoga teacher, Saira, offers massages and a variety of other treatments, right on your doorstep – whilst your children discover the adventure of meeting and playing with new friends.

Enjoy the sauna, indoor swimming pool or just hide away in one of our many secluded spots designed for you to enjoy the quiet surroundings.

Our cottages are set in 650 acres of beautiful rolling downland and we are a traditional family farm with nature and wildlife in abundance and there are beautiful walks in every direction including the Dorset Jubilee Trail which runs through the farm.

Our Cottages

We have 9 cottages that sleep 2-7, all of which are situated around the gardens with plenty of outside space and seating areas. We provide everything you may need for your holiday including bathroom towels, a welcome tray and a starter pack of toiletries. The kitchens are fully equipped and there is fast reliable WiFi in every cottage.

We accept pets in six of our cottages – for more information please click here.

For a map showing the layout of our cottages and facilities please click here.

For Families

There is something at Luccombe for all ages, from the very young (we have a selection of baby and toddler toys in the Games Room) to older children who will enjoy the indoor heated pool, table tennis, snooker/pool, garden games, the tennis court, riding school and the fairy and elf door hunt.

To help save space in your car we can also provide cots, highchairs, stair-gates, toddler toilet seats, bed guards and more.

For parents wanting a day or night to themselves we can also highly recommend Play & Bloom which is a local business who can offer nannying services or babysitting at your cottage. Click here for more information.

Celebrating a Special Occasion?

With a large barn that can be personalised to your requirements, a separate catering area, plenty of outside space and accommodation for up to 38 people, Luccombe is the perfect venue for your event or party.

Mintern Barn comprises two areas, a large carpeted room with the bar and then a smaller dining area for more intimate parties and a fully equipped kitchen.

Outside, the gardens look out across unspoilt countryside with far reaching views providing a beautiful setting. There is plenty of space for additional structures such as marquees or tipis outside for larger parties.

The Local Area

Milton Abbas is a charming historic thatched  village within walking distance (10 minutes across our fields).

Here you can find the 15th Century Milton Abbey, a post office, the fantastic farm shop, Steeptonbill, the lovely Tea Clipper Tea Rooms as well as an excellent family friendly pub serving gourmet meals, The Hambro Arms.

A ten minute drive away you will find Blandford Forum, a small Georgian town on the banks of the River Stour.  With stunning architecture, a variety of cafes, coffee shops, pubs and a wonderful market place, Blandford is also home to one of Dorset’s breweries – Hall & Woodhouse (famous for the award winning Badger beers).

Also nearby is Dorchester, world famous for its strong connection with the writer and poet Thomas Hardy. Here you can find excellent shopping facilities, restaurants, cafes, bars and bistros, museums, glorious gardens and river walks. En route to Dorset’s county town you will pass the Langham Wine Estate. With views of the vineyard and winery, it’s the perfect place to taste their award winning wines, have a bite to eat or enjoy a lazy afternoon cream tea.

Dorset – What else to do

We are based in the center of Dorset with an abundance of activities to do locally and it’s only 20 miles to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site where you can find some breath-taking scenery, beautiful beaches, fantastic walks and even go on a fossil hunt.

We provide an extensive welcome folder in each cottage full of local activities and attractions. Please click here for recommendations of great days out near to the farm, wonderful beaches and sights worth visiting.

The farm represents a lifetime’s work by Murray & Amanda Kayll. Come and discover us.

Click here to read more about the history of the farm and our cottages.