Poppy Lodge

Charlton Horethorne near Sherborne, Dorset and Somerset (Ref. 12650)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
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Middle Farm Lodges

Two luxurious, single-storey lodges, set in a peaceful location within the grounds of the owners’ farm cottages, in the heart of the friendly village of Charlton Horethorne, on the borders of Somerset and Dorset, equidistant between Sherborne and Wincanton. These stylish Charlton Horethorne cottages offer attractive, open plan holiday accommodation, ideal for couples, families or a group of friends who wish to explore this lovely area. The bright, spacious interiors of these elegant Charlton Horethorne holiday cottages include vaulted ceilings in the open plan living areas, exuding quality and style, as well as en-suite facilities to the master bedrooms. Both Charlton Horethorne cottages have access to private patios with furniture, providing a perfect place to relax and unwind after your day exploring. The surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is intersected by a wealth of local footpaths, whilst a short drive from your Charlton Horethorne holiday cottages takes you to ancient Sherborne with its lovely abbey and castle, or to Wincanton, well known for its racecourse. A little further afield you can sample the delights of the stunning National Trust house and gardens at Stourhead, marvel at the exhibits at Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, or explore mystical Glastonbury and the nature reserves of the Somerset Levels. These Charlton Horethorne holiday cottages offer an ultimate home-away-from-home at any time of the year.

The property

An extremely well presented detached, single-storey Charlton Horethorne cottage.

This is a light and airy, open plan home-from-home holiday lodge, in an idyllic setting a short walk from the village pub and shop, and tastefully furnished throughout, with a poppy theme.

The master bedroom of this Charlton Horethorne holiday cottage benefits from an en-suite walk-in shower, while a family bathroom serves both twin bedrooms.

Outside this Charlton Horethorne cottage, the sunlit patio offers a relaxing place for sipping a refreshing drink after your busy day.

A stylish, welcoming, holiday lodge in an idyllic Somerset village.

This property can be booked with Ref.

12644 to accommodate 10.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV/Freeview and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with flame-effect electric fire.


  • Calor gas central heating with electric fire in sitting area
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear paved patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub less than 3 mins walk
  • Note: Although all ground floor, this property isn't suitable for wheelchair users.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Home from Home”
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    • “Fantastic accommodation. Perfect in every way. Relaxing environment and yet so handy for tourist attractions in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. We visited Minehead on the north coast and Poole and Weymouth on the south. The lodge has every convenience for a superb holiday and the quality and cleanliness is second to none. We are going back for another holiday next year.”

    Scenic2012, South Shields, May 2015

    • “Home away from home”
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    • “There are no negatives for this home. Lovely decorated, it got everthing you need for a nice family stay, lots of privacy, centraly located, warm, quiet, very friendly owners. Just great for a short or long stay. We recommend this home for any family looking for a nice vacation in a central location to visited the landmarks and cities in SouthWest England.”

    Family Gelling, The Netherlands, July 2013

    • “Perfect”
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    • “A great place to stay, the accomodation had everything needed and the location was great for travelling around dorset and sommerset. With a very nice pub and little shop practically next door what more could you need.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Ockendon, June 2013

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    • “Had a wonderful holiday in Poppy Lodge! Everything was perfect and so quiet. The owners were lovely and very helpful.”

    Mr Williams, Folkestone, September 2015

    • “It was very peaceful with lovely views, and the accommodation was excellent. Really enjoyed our stay.”

    Mrs Freeman, Bury St. Edmunds, August 2015

    • “A beautiful area with a secluded garden. We had a fantastic time and didn't want to leave.”

    Mrs Avey, Brighton, July 2015

    • “A lovely central place for sightseeing. A nice quiet cottage. The cottage was lovely and clean and plenty of crockery and cutlery in the kitchen.”

    Mrs Nichols, Oldham, July 2015

    • “Fantastic accommodation, a home from home. Everything was perfect. Would have no hesitation in recommending this holiday property to anyone. Like many others in the Visitors Book, we are going back again next year.”

    Mr Wilkins, South Shields, May 2015

    • “Excellent quiet convenient location. Practical and functional dwelling suitable for families. Friendly hosts who would greet us. Special seasonal touches with Christmas decorations. Extra parking space for day visitors.”

    Mr Foote, Earlville, January 2015

    • “Lovely country settting, very friendly and helpful owners.”

    Mrs Herner, Baden, September 2014

    • “A great location with nice scenery. Clean, comfy beds and was well equipped and modern.”

    Mrs Yorke, Sidmouth, September 2014

    • “We were 3 generations in one cottage - teenage to 60 plus, and all were able to find space and comfort.”

    Mrs Russell, Barnet, July 2014

    • “Lovely cottage in a very beautiful setting. The owners were very welcoming and accommodating. The surrounding area and village is absolutely breathtaking.”

    Mrs Wiley, May 2014

    • “Really lovely setting. Very clean. Perfect for our family. We would definitely use again!”

    Mr Ciancio, Worcester, April 2014

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About the location


Sherborne 5 miles; Wincanton 5 miles.

The attractive village of Charlton Horethorne sits on the Somerset side of the county border with Dorset, five miles distant from both Sherborne and Wincanton. Village life revolves around the large village green and is well served by a number of local amenities including a well stocked village store, post office , garage, and excellent pub. Locally, the stunning surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts excellent scenic walks, whilst a visit to historic Sherborne, with its lovely abbey and ancient castle is not to be missed, also Wincanton offers an array of interesting shops and good recreational facilities, as well as its famous racecourse. Alternatively, there’s easy access to Stourhead House and gardens, the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, as well as Glastonbury, and Wells. A superb location, offering a wonderful village base from which to explore this fascinating and interesting area.

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