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Kington Magna near West Stour, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic property, more than enough crockery etc (including picnic items for safe use around pool)."

    Very comfortable beds, great baths (the scenery you can view while having a gentle soak) showers have a good pressure and plenty of hot water. Really clean and loads of space for a family. Couldn't ask for more and will definitely go back

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2024

  • "Another wonderful stay at Glenfield."

    . sadly cut short by a day due to work commitments. This was our 2nd stay as a family (meeting up from all over the UK). We swam daily, visited lovely Bruton, had coffee & cake in the Old Chapel.... walked up to the Dovecote.. bought scrumptious steaks from the nearby farm shop, walked to the Stapleton Arms for drinks & played cards & went on various walks. The boys used the football goals for their weekly training & one used the nearby gym. It is the most perfect house for us, with plenty of room… woodburning fires, board games, plenty of toys for our 4yr old & wonderful grounds for our blue whippet to enjoy.. The owners seem to have thought of everything. The cleaners do an amazing job too. Sincerely hope to visit again next year. Always so very sad to leave

    Thank you so much for such lovely feedback. We are thrilled that you had such a great holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2023

  • "A beautiful property with loads of outdoor space."

    Clean, comfortable and well-equipped, the cottage is full of interesting artwork and books / games for entertainment. The pool is amazing and was used by us every day (rain or shine!). Games room is great and we also had a fire-pit BBQ. Stunning property which I'm sure we'll be back to use again! A great time had by all.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time staying at Glenview."

    The house is gorgeous, and the gardens and views are stunning. We had everything we needed for a really lovely weekend break. Thank you!

    Thank you. So happy you had a wonderful time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2023

  • "The local refuse collection is severely insufficient for the size of the property."

    This may be due to the local council, but we had nowhere to put our rubbish, due to the bins being overfull from the previous guests.

    So sorry for this. Just to let you know that the council have finally allowed us a much bigger bin which along with more regular collections seems to have solved this problem. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Jun 2023

  • "The property and grounds are absolutely wonderful."

    Beautifully tended gardens with lovely wildlife areas. The owners have ensured they have catered for all ages. We have made such fantastic memories. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2023

  • "Wowww"

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2022

  • "Glenfield is the perfect place for a family get-together."

    The owners have created a beautiful stylish cottage with lovely homely touches, as well as games and books galore for all ages. We enjoyed exploring the extensive grounds and gardens, playing snooker, table tennis, football, petanque and croquet and, of course, using the pool. The cottage is immaculately clean and comfortable and the kitchen is especially well equipped. The dishwasher was most welcome, but washing up was no chore with the wonderful views from the sink! We would love to come back one day.

    Thank you so much for staying at Glenfield and for your really lovely feedback. We are really glad you had such a lovely time and made use of all the games!! Thank you for being fantastic guests. We hope you can come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Glenfield is every bit as beautiful as it appears in the photographs - and more so."

    Both the house and gardens are stunning and provide such inspiration. There are some wonderful places to visit around the area - but you just as easily never leave the house. Everything is provided for and the owner is very helpful and responsive should you have any questions. This is a very special place to stay.

    Thanks so much for staying and we are so happy you had a lovely holiday. Thanks too for your kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katya5.0Jul 2022

  • "Highly recommended for a stay, We had a fantastic holiday, What a beautiful home and grounds with fantastic views, tranquil, peaceful and very relaxing."

    Gorgeous cottage planted front garden through to the wild meadow the surrounds the house, Everything that we needed had been thought about and was available. Lots of entertainment for the kids and big kids alike from the football, games room, swimming pool, music, games, you name it. Really didn’t want to leave and will definitely look to go back.

    Thanks for such lovely feedback. So glad you had a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jul 2022

  • "Such a lovely place!"

    As soon as you enter the gate it gives you the holiday feeling due to fantastic view and nature. Beautiful walk ways inside the property and such a safe place to let kids and even toddlers explore in garden and play in the beautiful garden! We had a great time in Glenfield , everything was beautiful, nice, clean, and swimming pool was another bonus. My children had a lovely time and asking me to book here again. The only improvement would be to put locks in the toilets or rooms for privacy of adults getting changed specially with kids running around :) over all great experience.

    Thanks so much for the feedback. Really glad you had a great time. We will get some more locks put in the bathrooms. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Masoud4.7Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning property with loads to do for all the family."

    Grounds and swimming pool are perfect for everyone. The property was immaculately clean and well equipped. Loads to do for the little one's. I can't praise this property and the owner enough. Will certainly be enquiring in the future to hire Glenfield again.

    Thank you. That’s really lovely up hear. So glad you had a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2022

  • "We had a marvellous short stay at Glenfield and wish we could have stayed longer."

    The owners seem to have thought of everything to make our family comfortable. The grandchildren had plenty of games and toys to play with on the rainy day and could get out and enjoy the pool, trampoline and games room on the sunny day. The house felt lived in and cared for. Good design and nice artistic flourishes. We will certainly visit again! David & Lesley Sutcliffe, Somerset

    Thank you so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size with freestanding bath and en-suite walk-in shower, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor double with en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x second-floor twin room, 1 x first floor twin room, 1 x bunk room (sleeps 2)
  • Family Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower with 1 x hand-held showers, basin and WC
  • Ground floor Cloakroom with WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Hall
  • Play shed in the garden with a small snooker/pool table, table tennis, croquet set and comfy seating.
  • Oil central heating with two woodburning stoves
  • Range with double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer combined
  • TV, DVDs, piano, selection of books, Children’s toys, board games, WIFI
  • Logs for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for approx 6 cars
  • Large surrounding garden with lawn, decking, swimming pool - This is an outdoor pool, 10m x 5m, heated using an air source heat pump , and it may be a bit chilly in April and October
  • The pool is closed November to the end of March
  • large pond, football goals, trampoline, garden table and chairs at front and back of house, garden sofa, fire pit area in meadow and top lawn for outdoor cooking
  • One small/medium well-behaved dog allowed
  • No smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles (5 mins drive), local pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: Please supervise children at all times around the pool and pond as they are unfenced
  • Note: No glass or china to be used in the garden or by the pool, picnic crockery is provided for this purpose
  • Note: No hen, stag or similar parties
  • Note: Property sleeps a maximum of 8 adults only plus 2 children
  • Note: Please contact Sykes Cottage on 01244345700 if you wish for your holiday to start of end on a Saturday or Sunday

The property

Glenfield is a beautiful secluded country house, situated on the edge of the village of Kington Magna.

When you get to the end of Breach Lane, the landscape opens out to reveal the house, set in 3.5 acres of garden and with stunning panoramic views across the Blackmore Vale.

A fantastic place for a large family, two family or multi-generational break in this lovely part of Dorset, Glenfield can sleep up to 10 guests in five bedrooms and over three storeys.

On arrival, you will be thrilled to find a house with charming exterior, along with stunning formal and wild gardens and a swimming pool.

In the garden has a summerhouse with a long stoop - a wonderful place to watch the sun set.

Inside is a table-tennis table and pool table, where children can play, away from the adults.

At night there is very little light pollution as Cranborne Chase is a Dark Sky Reserve, so on a clear night it’s an excellent spot for stargazing.

Beyond the summerhouse is a trampoline and there is a rope swing below the house in the woods.

The front door leads into a large stone-floored hallway, where you can leave coats and boots.

The kitchen is a mixture of the clean lines of the Scandinavian limed oak cabinets, and old pine cupboards, with plenty of work surface and a double oven, dual-fuel range cooker.

There is a farm shop nearby in East Stour, with all manner of local produce to cook with (or ready-made dishes from Cook!) The kitchen has great views over the garden and double doors opening out onto a large deck with a long table for summer lunches and a comfortable outdoor sofa.

On cooler evenings, you can eat at the dining table which enjoys the warm glow of the wood burning stove creating the perfect socialising space.

The sitting room is nearby and is beautifully furnished in a modern cottage style with a large comfortable corner sofa, piano, wood burning stove and a small round table perfect for playing cards or a board game and a flat screen TV.

There is a utility room beyond the kitchen, where you can throw any muddy clothing into the washing machine, and also a cosy, handy cloakroom.

Branching off the lovely bright landing at the top of the stairs you will find the three of five thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms.

The large king-size room has an abundance of windows framing the amazing views, a freestanding bath and an en-suite shower room.

There is also a spacious twin room and bunk room, both perfect for the youngsters of the group.

A fabulous family bathroom can be found close-by, where a freestanding bath takes centre stage and a large shower both with fantastic views of the garden.

Climb the stairs again to the attic floor to find the last two of the five bedrooms, one of which is a delightful double which benefits from access to a show-stopping en-suite bathroom, with freestanding bath and walk-in shower, as well as a twin room situated across the landing.

The views from the top floor are breathtaking, don't be surprised to see buzzards, a heron on the pond, wild rabbits and deer when you open the curtains in the morning.

Make the most of the property's large garden where a swimming pool can be found, perfect for sunny afternoons, along with a football goal, a woodland play area, a spacious decked area with furniture for alfresco dining, as well as an idyllic pond.

There are two outdoor cooking areas with fire pits and logs provided and a stunning long grass meadow with romantic cut grass paths weaving through.

The wild flowers are incredible, the crickets sing and the dragon flies dart around the pond and the meadow.

The garden is a true wildlife sanctuary.

When you finally decide to tear yourself away from this fantastic property, there are many lovely footpath walks from the house.

The Stapleton Arms pub is a short walk across the fields, in the village of Buckhorn Weston.

The food is great and it has a large beer garden and the village playground is just next door.

There are many shops a short drive away in East Stour, Gillingham and Wincanton.

Bruton is a twenty minute’s drive, well known for it’s galleries, including Hauser and Wirth, with it’s Piet Oudolf designed garden, and very fine places to eat, such as At The Chapel, the Roth Bar And Grill and the Michelin starred Osip.

The Newt, in the same direction, is a great place to eat and has elaborate gardens as well as selling its own fine cider, made from the huge number of different apples that grow there.

Shaftesbury, is also a short drive away, where you can tour the Shaftesbury Abbey & Museum, explore the Gold Hill made famous by the Hovis Advert and walk in nearby Duncliffe Woods.

Stourhead is the most notable National Trust property nearby and it’s gardens are laid out to create incredible vistas, with temples, lakes and waterfalls> Kingston Lacy is also nearby and stunning.

Longleat is 30 minutes away and has the Safari Park and the House and Gardens are wonderful.

Sherborne is also a short drive, a market town that is home to the famed Sherborne Steam and Waterwheel Centre, Sherborne Abbey with its impressive interiors, Sherborne Castle and many great restaurants including the Clock spire in nearby Milborne Port.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to an unforgettable break at Glenfield.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £600.

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About the location


Gillingham 4 miles; Shaftesbury 7 miles.

West Stour is a small village situated on the borders of South East Somerset and North Dorset, and is part of a group of villages known as 'The Stours', so named as the River Stour, popular with anglers, passes close by. Located on the edge of the Blackmore Vale, used as a backdrop to Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, the surrounding countryside is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, rich in wildlife and boasting some lovely rural walks. Only a short distance from West Stour is a wealth of National Trust properties including the stunning house and gardens at Stourhead, with picturesque Shaftesbury and historic Sherborne, with its Abbey and Castle, just a little further. The beautiful cities of Bath and Salisbury are within easy reach, while Stonehenge and the Dorset coast are easily accessible.

Note: Please supervise children at all times around the pool and pond as they are unfenced.
Note: No glass or china to be used in the garden or by the pool, picnic crockery is provided for this purpose.
Note: The pool is closed November to the end of March.
Note: No hen, stag or similar parties

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season