Hen parties will have a ball at this Grade II listed farmhouse at the heart of rural Dorset. The Farm sleeps 12 - 16 in total in three properties, The Farmhouse (sleeps 12), The Bothy (sleeps 2) and Flint (sleeps 2). Launceston Farm is perfect for close knit groups who want to do plenty of activities together as all three properties are next to each other and the 12m indoor pool and sauna are there for your exclusive use.
The traditional Farmhouse kitchen with its Aga and flag stone flooring is a wonderful place to whip up breakfast or dinner together. The dining room, in a converted Cart Shed, can comfortably seat 16 and catering can be provided by the owner for more informal meals or a recommended local caterer who will liaise with your party to put together a menu you will love. The sun terrace and BBQ area have plenty of seating and there is a fire pit on the HaHa if you just want to sit and soak up the stars. Upstairs in the farmhouse, all six double rooms have ensuite shower; three have roll top bath. Four of the rooms in the Farmhouse are available as doubles or twins as are the bedrooms in Flint and The Bothy so there are plenty of options for your group.
Being ideally located in the countryside but close to the coast means we have a wealth of activities for your party to enjoy all easily accessible from the Farm. Rural pursuits include quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, paint balling, dirt buggies, archery or have a go at the extreme assault course at Gorcombe Outdoor Activity Centre. Try western style riding at Loose Reins riding school or head to the New Forest to hire bikes and meet some of the local resident ponies grazing the forests. Or head to the Jurassic Coast to walk a section of the South West Coast Path - ranking alongside the Great Himalayan trail as one of the world’s most awe inspiring hikes - or hit the water at Studland or Poole Harbour to try your hand at paddle boarding, wind surfing or sea kayaking to name just a few of the wealth of water sports on offer.
If you don't want to drive then pack your boots and head out on a hike together from Launceston Farm. With miles of bridal ways and farm tracks to explore, you can set out on a bracing walk which we can design for you to incorporate a local pub and it's back to the Farmhouse for hot chocolate in front of the open fire. If an afternoon of chilling is on the cards then head to Sarpenela Natural Therapies Centre in nearby Farnham (10 minute drive) specializes in pampering natural treatments for groups, combining an afternoon of relaxing therapies with tea and cakes.
For a slice of country life, plenty of adventure, served with a dollop of rest and relaxation, Launceston Farm is the perfect venue for your Hen celebration.