Welcome to Launceston Farm

A sumptuous home stay in Dorset for families and friends looking for a special place to celebrate together.



Updated cancellation policy New bookings taken on or after 29th June 2020 for arrivals after 1st August 2020 are now covered by Master Cancel cancellation protection which means you can cancel your booking up to two days before your arrival and receive a full refund of the cost of your accommodation. Full details are available in our terms & conditions section.

Take the lavish Georgian Farmhouse sleeping up to 12 and the two cosy cottages each sleeping 2 in any combination. All three properties are dog friendly and family friendly. There’s so much to keep everyone happy on the Farm with an indoor swimming pool and sauna, huge walled gardens and a play Orchard to explore. Head down to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast for iconic Dorset beaches or stay local and explore glorious countryside by foot or by bike from the farm gate.

The Farmhouse (sleeps 12)

The Bothy (sleeps 2)

Flint (sleeps 2)

Your Group


Whether it’s a family holiday, celebrating with friends or a corporate team get away, Launceston Farm  can be rented exclusively for your group.  The three property options give you plenty of flexibility as they can be rented individually – sleeping 2 to 12 – or as a group sleeping up to 16. With an indoor pool and sauna and acres of space for play, Launceston Farm is a stunning location with all the conveniences on site.  Catering can be organised to suit your party’s requirements; from “heat and eat” meals on arrival to fully waitered three course meals, fabulous feasts and sharing platters. With so much to do at Launceston Farm and in the local area, you simply won’t want to leave…


Dog friendly




Hen Do



Launceston Farm is an ideal base for exploring Dorset and Wiltshire. Shop for boutique fashion, antiques and country inspired home ware in nearby Salisbury, Shaftesbury and Sherborne. Sample treats from delis and farm shops stuffed with local delights or head for the sea; Poole Harbour and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast are just half an hour away.

Or leave the car behind and explore the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from the farm gate.

Plan Your Visit




LauncestonNEW for 2020: Specialising in smaller, intimate celebrations, we have a choice of stunning indoor and outdoor locations around the Farm for you to make your own.

The Venue

The Package



LauncestonSarah’s family have farmed the verdant Tarrant Valley in North Dorset since 1929. Born and raised at Launceston Farm, farming has changed beyond all recognition since her childhood; with the barns that once housed heavy horses and seasonal workers, sensitively converted to luxury home stays and an events venue. Whilst Jimi and I spend our time herding cows and kids, we are all tasked with this incredible job of preserving, enhancing and sharing what we have and what we get up to in this perfect slice of Dorset countryside.


The Farm




Please do not hesitate to contact us using the form below if you have any questions or need more information. You can check availability and book here.


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By car

If approaching from the north/east, take the A354 from Salisbury and head towards Blandford Forum until you reach Tarrant Hinton. Turn left down a country road sign posted Tarrant Launceston. Follow the valley road for approximately 0.75 miles and Launceston Farmhouse is on the right hand side, just after the turning for Launceston Farm.

If approaching from the South, head out from Wimborne on the B3082 towards Blandford Forum. When you reach Tarrant Keyneston turn right at The True Lovers Knot pub. Follow the road for approximately three miles, through Tarrant Monkton and the next hamlet you come to is Tarrant Launceston. Continue for another 0.5 miles along the same road and Launceston Farmhouse is on your left.

By train

The nearest railway stations are Salisbury (15 miles), Poole (15 miles) and Dorchester (23 miles).

By air

The nearest airports are Bournemouth (24 miles), Southampton (43 miles) and Bristol (70 miles). We are a 2 hour drive from Heathrow and 2.5 hour drive from Gatwick – these are average times bearing in mind the state of the M25!

From London

Leave the M25 at Junction 12 onto the M3. Head south on the M3 towards Southampton, take the A303 towards Adover, turn onto the A338 to Salisbury and then follow directions as above as approaching from north/east.