Launceston Farm

Launceston Farm Amenities

Launceston Farm Amenities

Fans of CBeebies ‘Down on the Farm’ will be giddy to follow in the welly steps of JB and the crew to this family-run farm in Dorset, where they came to film farmer Jimi and his calves in 2016.

There’s been a farm here since the 1700’s but Jimi’s grandfather, Jim senior, took it on in 1929 and steered it through the war years, adapting to new fangled methods and working the fields until the ripe old age of 95. With the same passion and commitment as his grandfather, Jimi has not only doubled the size of Launceston Farm but also been growing his crops and rearing his animals organically for 7 years. But Launceston Farm is a real family business too and with a little help from Jimi’s mum, sister, wife and 3 young children, they’ve added two cosy self-catering cottages, a brand new swimming pool and turned the farmhouse into a fab 6-bedroom home for families and friends to have a great break in the country, close to the coast.

The farmhouse, in particular, has everything, multi generational groups could wish for, such as a family room with a vast corner sofa and giant Buddha bags, a 40” Smart TV with Netflix, a Wii games console and Sonos sound system, as well as a separate sitting room for grown-ups, with a roaring fire, Smart TV and even a bar. The family room also has a play area with a teepee and dress up ‘boutique’ as well as board games, books and DVD’s. Families can cook up a feast on the Aga in the big farmhouse kitchen and order home-cooked ready meals for the freezer or book chef Sarah to cook up a delicious dinner or prepare a farmhouse Full English. Besides the Farmhouse, couples with a baby can rekindle a little romance in the beautiful 1-bedroom Flint Cottage or the ground floor Bothy apartment, sipping Champagne in an outdoor bateau bath in a private, walled courtyard with a cosy outside fire.

The Farmhouse, Flint Cottage and Bothy all share access to the acres of walled garden and orchard at Launceston Farm where children can safely play the days away while grown-ups unwind. The lovely lawn is perfect for family games of footy, cricket, tennis, badminton or croquet, with all the bits and bobs provided, or children can let their imagination run wild in the Orchard with its willow tepee, tree swings and toddler play area with a sand pit, play house and mud-pie kitchen. Little ones will love meeting spring lambs in the orchard and everyone can have fun hunting out eggs from the free ranging chickens. Families can stoke up a barbecue for sizzling summer suppers and there’s even a firepit for toasting marshmallows under the stars. Besides enjoying the great outdoors, kids and adults alike also have the luxury of a new indoor 12m swimming pool and sauna, heated by a biomass boiler, so, come rain or shine, nothing dampens the fun down on Launceston Farm!

Accommodation overview - The Flint

Launceston Farm comprises the 6-bedroom Farmhouse, 1-bedroom Flint Cottage and 1-bedroom Bothy apartment. Each one has been individually and lavishly furnished to achieve the perfect balance of period style and boutique chic, with luxury touches, the latest mod cons and a long list of baby gear available.

Flint is a cosy, 1-bedroom cottage for a couple and a baby, with some special touches to get all romantic. It’s not everyday parents get to soak in a deep, hot bateau bath under the stars, in a private walled, courtyard, with a fire crackling in a chiminea! There’s also a wood burner in the living room to snuggle by a real fire and a 32” Smart TV with Freeview, a DVD player and DVD’s. The kitchen is fully equipped, with twin hob and electric oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and microwave, but if no one fancies cooking, homemade ready meals, suppers and breakfast can also be arranged with Launceston Farm’s chef, Sarah. Upstairs the cottage has 1 bedroom with a super kingsize bed and space for a cot, plus a 32” Smart TV and an ensuite shower room/wc.

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The Owner / Manager

Catherine Mason

Member since Aug 2016
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Fast Facts

Airport under 2 hours drive

Southampton airport is just 60 minutes away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

30 minutes drive to Sandbanks and Poole Harbour, both are sandy.

Amenities within Walking Distance

There is a local pub serving food a short stroll away. The pub was recently voted the best in Dorset and offers great food along with a children's menu.

Any Pool

There's a shared 12m Indoor heated swimming pool with entry steps which is the same depth throughout. There is a security lock on entry door to the pool building so that children will not be able to access the building without an adult present. Pool toys available. There is also a sauna.


Babysitting can be arranged with prior notice.

Nursery Gear (additional)

A highchair, travel cot, stairgates and small selection of baby toys are provided.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

A small selection of baby toys are provided.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Pre arrival shopping deliveries can be accepted from 12 noon on the day of arrival. Meal delivery can be arranged with 24 hours’ notice. Catering for dinner parties, drinks parties, special celebrations can be arranged with a local speciality firm.

Outdoor Toys

The play area in the Farms gardens has swings, slide, play fort, willow tipi, toddler play area with sand pit, digging area and mud kitchen. Buckets and spades are also available for the beach.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates provided.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Flint also has its own private courtyard and access to the formal courtyard garden but no direct access to the Farmhouse Gardens.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi is provided.

Pet Friendly

Dog friendly

Friendly Animals

Pigs, cows, lambs and chickens can all be found in residence at the farm.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The cottage has a woodburner