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Beef cow at Launceston Farm
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Launceston Farm Cow Share
May 1, 2020 by launceston 


We made the decision at the beginning of lock down to give a cow to our local food bank; they were under...


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Farmhouse kitchen at Launceston Farm
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Covid-19 – What are we doing?
March 20, 2020 by launceston 


The government has now announced that holiday homes can open from 4 July. As a result, we are now taking...


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New Events Venue opening March 2020
January 17, 2020 by launceston 


The Workshop, our stunning new events venue, with two beautifully bright spaces for anything from workshops,...


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Launceston Farm at the heart of new International Dark Sky Reserve
November 11, 2019 by launceston 


Launceston Farm is part of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which now joins 13 other...


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Car-free holidays at Launceston Farm
July 12, 2019 by launceston 


  So we’ve had our first official car free holiday couple in ten years to stay this week. ...


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Food at Launceston Farm
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Foodie walks from the Farm gate
November 8, 2018 by launceston 


Autumn is the time to get out for a good old yomp around the countryside before the weather turns and none...


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Cameleon Arrives on Farm
September 11, 2018 by launceston 


An exciting day on the Farm as Jimi has just received delivery of his pioneering new bit of kit; The System...


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Best beaches for big kids in Dorset
March 28, 2018 by launceston 


Whilst bucket and spade and an ice cream is the perfect combination for a beach day, these are the beaches...


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Tea at Launceston Farm
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Best for cake and a cuppa
March 6, 2018 by launceston 


The recent flutters of snow have inspired us to pull together over a cuppa and come up with our top list...


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Dog on Studland Beach
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Best dog friendly beaches in Dorset
July 10, 2017 by launceston 


The long golden stretches of sand at Poole and Bournemouth are the easiest beaches to reach from Launceston...


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Our Top Easter Egg Hunts
April 14, 2017 by launceston 


So with Easter weekend looking promising on the weather front, getting out and about this weekend is looking...


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Lynn & Al’s Top Day Out: Sculpture By The Lakes
April 5, 2017 by launceston 


  There is no where like this on earth.  A truly magical experience and an unexpected encounter...


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Best golf courses in Dorset
March 6, 2017 by launceston 


More and more people coming to stay with us are bringing their clubs in ardent anticipation of an unforgettable...


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Hen do at Launceston Farm
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Mary’s Hen Do at Launceston Farm
November 11, 2016 by Launceston Farm 


These lovely ladies had an amazing time on their Hen Do at Launceston Farm so we asked Mary Jane –...


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Down on The Farm with Cbeebies
June 23, 2016 by launceston 


We had such a fantastic time with the crew on Cbeebies.  We highly recommend checking out the Calving...


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Five great things to do with kids
May 4, 2016 by Launceston Farm 


To get you thinking about where you would take the kids during your stay we have put together a selection...


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table for dinner at Launceston Farm
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Sarah’s Spring Lamb Dorsetshire Hotpot
March 18, 2016 by Launceston Farm 


Guests staying at the B&B or self catering cottages this month are in for a treat as Launceston Farm...


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cbeebies filming down on the farm at Launceston Farm
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Cbeebies film “Down on the Farm”
March 17, 2016 by Launceston Farm 


Jimi and the girls had an amazing time yesterday with the Cbeebies team filming the Spring edition of “Down...


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walking boots at launceston farm dorset
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The Telegraph: Four of the Best for Winter Walks
January 27, 2016 by Launceston Farm 


We were thrilled to receive another mention in The Telegraph Magazine’s sumptuous Four of the Best...


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Cat in the Shoe Reindeer
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It’s Christmas market weekend
December 3, 2015 by Launceston Farm 


Christmas markets are in full flow.  This is going to be a busy weekend. Larmer Tree Christmas Fair...


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November in Dorset
November 4, 2015 by Launceston Farm 


With November being one of those quieter months to ponder upon before the festive season begins, we are all taking...


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The Independent Traveller: Big Six Luxury Farm Stays
October 7, 2015 by Launceston Farm 


“More than just your average farmhouse, this B&B is a boutique option…” Read our...


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October in Dorset
September 29, 2015 by Launceston Farm 


With riotous colour and warm afternoon sunshine, the crowds have died down and the farm is enjoying a post-harvest...


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Launceston Farm at Meatopia
September 29, 2015 by Launceston Farm 


So it took us time to pluck up the courage but Jimi and I made the trip to the big city for one of our smokiest...


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September in Dorset and around
September 10, 2015 by Launceston Farm 


The best thing about September in Dorset is that it still feels like Summer.  We have already been blessed...


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August in Dorset and around
July 24, 2015 by Launceston Farm 


If you can’t get to Camp Bestival  (1st-2nd) this year – it’s just 40 minutes down...


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July events in Dorset and around
July 1, 2015 by Launceston Farm 


With 1st July set to be the hottest day of the year so far, we are heading seaward. Learn how to “Glam...


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June events in Dorset and Wiltshire
June 4, 2015 by Launceston Farm 


Aside from my birthday (!!), there are many wonderful, beautiful goings on this month and we don’t...


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Please vote for us!
June 4, 2015 by Launceston Farm 


We have been nominated by the lovely chaps at Alistair Sawdays for a Dorset Cereals B&B Award. ...


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May at Launceston Farm and around…
April 30, 2015 by Launceston Farm 


As the Spring calving comes to an end, May is the lull month on the farm.  Everything is at its greenest...


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B&B Blog Food 
Sarah’s prize winning marmalade
April 23, 2015 by Launceston Farm 


So having just knocked up a fresh batch and collapsed into marmalade induced rapture I thought it was only...


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Blog Dorset What's on 
March Events in Dorset
February 19, 2015 by Launceston Farm 


The sun is starting to shine here in Dorset and Spring is most definitely on it’s way, so the perfect...


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February Events in Dorset
January 15, 2015 by Launceston Farm 


February is the perfect time for a winter retreat to Launceston Farm, not to mention a great place to come...


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Friday night is wine night
November 12, 2014 by Launceston Farm 


Of all the beautiful, if slightly random barn conversions, this is a particular favourite to hang out at especially...


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10 unmissable things within 10 miles
June 2, 2014 by Launceston Farm 


Cheered by the onset of brighter weather we are looking forward to summer and getting excited about all the fabulous...


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Cath’s Wild Garlic pesto
May 15, 2014 by Launceston Farm 


So, having successfully foraged for something (!) I am thrilled with the results. I have been slapping...


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Visit The Railway Man at Blandford
March 5, 2014 by Launceston Farm 


Take the time while you are at Launceston Farm to visit this fascinating and poignant exhibition recently...


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A message from Eve
January 30, 2014 by Launceston Farm 


2014 is certainly going to be an exciting year for us all here at Launceston Farm. Jimi with his ever...


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Would you bring your dog?
January 16, 2014 by Launceston Farm 


We would like to be more dog-friendly so that when you come away you can bring the most important member...


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Farm to fork baking
January 8, 2014 by Launceston Farm 


It’s Kit’s 1st birthday today and I am knocking up a chocolate fudge cake with Stoates Flour. ...


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Double breasted free range turkeys for sale
November 21, 2013 by Launceston Farm 


There has been a lot of interest in Jimi’s birds so far. Luckily we still have three beautiful...


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Go Back to Basics with Stylist Magazine
November 5, 2013 by Launceston Farm 


“…warm, reassuring and wholesome”. Thank you to all the team at Stylist Magazine for their...


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Launceston Farm one of Olive’s best breaks
October 16, 2013 by Launceston Farm 


A big thank you to Olive Magazine for including us in their magical whirl wind tour of great places to eat around...


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Sarah’s spicy crab apple jelly
October 3, 2013 by Launceston Farm 


  We slightly forgot about the crab apples this year being so frantic with picking all the apples for pressing...


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Blog Dorset Food 
Screen Bites Film Festival 3rd October – 2nd November
September 11, 2013 by Launceston Farm 


If you love food and you love film check out the line up of tasty treats at the Screen Bites Food Film...


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Stylist Magazine living the simple life
July 23, 2013 by Launceston Farm 


We were thrilled to welcome the team from Stylist Magazine to Launceston Farm for this week’s Simple...


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Our top five Dorset beaches
July 4, 2013 by Launceston Farm 


To avoid crowds this Summer, these are our top five picks for adult-friendly day out. Worbarrow Bay....


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Outdoor pool receives unexpected guest
June 6, 2013 by Launceston Farm 


Now that the B&B’s outdoor pool is finally open – weather finally obliging – we are welcoming...


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Wren’s Swallow
May 23, 2013 by Launceston Farm 


Right, so blink and you’ll miss it. This lovely young thing was rescued from the farmhouse rafters....


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Cakes & Bakes for Comic Relief
April 15, 2013 by Launceston Farm 


Our mighty cake & bake sale raised a whopping £345 for Comic Relief. Thank you to everyone who came...


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Latest Arrival
March 1, 2013 by Launceston Farm 


Well it’s spring time and everything seems to be having babies at the moment but I have taken the controversial...


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BBC Homes & Antiques’ Christmas spread
December 6, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


We are thrilled to be featured in Homes & Antiques Christmas magazine, with a beautiful 8-page...


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Out and About in Autumn
November 15, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


There’s still plenty of sunlight left for a proper walk or cycle through the farm and the surrounding...


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River Tarrant Fish Cakes
October 24, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


We are finding a lot of satisfaction in harvesting the bounty from our normally purely winter-borne River...


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Fresh field mushrooms with Crème Fraîche and Mustard
September 27, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


Stumbled upon these beauties on my walk this afternoon so this is what’s on for tea. 2 thick slices...


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Sunday Times Travel Magazine: B&Bs with brilliant breakfasts
August 30, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


Sarah’s breakfasts have hit the big time with this fabulous write up from Susan D’arcy in the Sunday...


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Blog Dorset Olympics 
Last few days of Olympic sailing in Dorset
August 8, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


It could be our last chance to soak up some Olympic atmosphere so we are heading down to Weymouth tomorrow...


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Outdoor pool proving a big hit
July 25, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


More people have swum in the outdoor pool over the last week than they have in the entire time since...


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Londoners escape to Launceston Farm
July 5, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


With the impending madness of the Olympics nearly upon us, Londoners are choosing to hang out at Launceston...


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Larmer Tree Festival 11th-15th July
June 20, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


The one we are most looking forward to at the Larmer Tree Festival 2012 is this lady – Paloma...


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Waitrose Kitchen get Sarah’s goat
June 6, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


Sarah’s Moroccan home-reared kid tagine gets a mention in the month’s Waitrose Kitchen magazine;...


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Summer time mid-week availability
May 24, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


Weekends are looking pretty full at the B&B over the summer but we still have availability mid-week...


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Ten days to go: Dorset Arts Week 25th May to 10th June
May 16, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


We are on count down to Dorset Arts Week – the largest Open Studios Arts Event in the country which runs...


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Farm’s first Little Owl chick has arrived
May 9, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


The excitement at Launceston Farm at the moment is almost unparalleled.  Dorset Wildlife Trust’s...


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Bluebell spotting in April
April 25, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


With these little beauties making an appearance all over Launceston Farm, now is the time to see them...


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The Bothy gets rave reviews
April 11, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


So far, so good.  Just one month after opening, The Bothy is getting some amazing reviews, the most...


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AOL Travel: The Bothy in best country pads opening 2012
March 21, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


“Looking for the ideal retreat for a romantic weekend away? The Bothy is a luxury, secluded cottage...


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The Bothy in Red Magazine
March 15, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


“Our quest to sample fresh, organic and artisan food is leading us down country tracks in search...


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The Bothy: Sumptuous self catering for two
February 16, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


Finally we have some stunning photographs of the Bothy to share.  Our snazzy new self catering is oozing...


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Sticky lemon drizzle on a cold day
February 2, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


After an incredibly chilly morning doing some frantic team building in the garden at Launceston Farm,...


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Farmhouse Breakfast Week 2012
January 26, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


Sarah gets out all her top ingredients and serves them up farmhouse style for the guests to celebrate...


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New romantic self catering for two
January 17, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


The Bothy is our new romantic, self catering cottage for two.  In the converted groom’s quarters...


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It’s January. Time to hit the beach.
January 5, 2012 by Launceston Farm 


Believe it or not but these photos were taken on a December Saturday at Ringstead Bay – our favourite...


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Merry Christmas everyone
December 19, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


Our eggs had on their best smiles on for BBC Homes & Antiques magazine this week who have chosen...


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Banging time
November 22, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


In response to our Bringing Home the Sausages campaign to find homes for 1,500 of our dangerously delicious...


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The plot thickens
October 27, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


Exciting times are upon us…We are looking for a vegetable enthusiast to take over a quarter-acre...


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Sausage fest
October 13, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


  Sadly our latest two organic middle white pigs were a little bit fat for the local butchers to take...


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Fancy forraging?
October 6, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


With conditions ripe this year for wild mushrooms, Wren and Elfie have been having a ball hunting out all kinds...


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Wren at the Great Dorset Steam Fair
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Steam Fair gets big thumbs up
September 9, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


With the sunshine beating down, the ice cream and cider were flowing at the Great Dorset Steam Fair this year...


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Last few places: Farmhouse cookery demos
August 24, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


Using the best ingredients Dorset has to offer, Launceston Farm cookery demo evenings will delight and inspire. ...


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Stocking up on our greens
August 18, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


Sarah is finding it difficult to keep up with the small holders and avid gardeners in the village who make sure...


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Chocolate torte for pudding at Launceston Farm B&B
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Sarah’s Naughty Chocolate Torte
August 4, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


We had some fabulous young ladies to stay this weekend who opened our eyes to the farm’s potential...


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Farm You Tube channel launched
July 27, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7jxERG9-Qk&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL] We promise...


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Jimi at Launceston Farm
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“Farmer pervert” in the making
July 6, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


“At six foot four, Jimi is a hunk of a man, a farmer pinup. He was wearing sunglasses atop his head,...


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Super furry animals
June 1, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


Fantastic Mr Fox has pretty much wiped out Launceston Farm’s entire chicken populous but our hardy...


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Sarah's homemade lavender soap
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Sarah scrubs up not so well…
May 18, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


  Well I thought it was an amazing idea!  Make your own soap for the rooms and for our lovely guests...


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Devon paradise open for business
May 18, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


Good luck to our good friend Nicola who has just opened her very own B&B in a stunning location just...


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Fabulous review in the Telegraph
May 15, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


Big thank you to Fiona Duncan for her glowing review in the Telegraph on Sunday. Jimi is getting way too much...


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Launceston Farm royal wedding barn aprty
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Farm celebrates Royal Wedding
May 4, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


  Fuelled by hog roast  and lashings of chocolate roulade, the residents of the Tarrant Valley got into...


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Jimi, Wren and kid goats at Launceston Farm
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All the kids are here
April 14, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


Not often you get all the kids in the same shot. There are actually eight others but that might have...


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Orphans digging vegetables
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Update from Eve in Zambia
April 7, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


Well over to Eve for this one, who is out in Zambia working on various voluntary projects putting her gardening...


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Independent Top 50 B&Bs
March 16, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


We are thrilled to be included in The Independent’s guide to the Top 50 best B&Bs in the country...


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Cookery demos proving popular
March 10, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


Sue Brown, one of the finest cookery teachers Leiths of London has to offer, has thankfully moved in to the neighbouring...


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Sowing seeds in Zambia
February 16, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


A massive good luck to Eve – head gardener, chief forager and all round entertainer – who is off to Zambia...


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2011: The year of the B&B?
January 20, 2011 by Launceston Farm 


Hard-up Brits may be feeling the pinch in 2011, but when it comes to getting away the majority aren’t...


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At least someone’s happy…
December 9, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


  These girls look like they are loving the snow.  Although they were complaining rather loudly that...


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Launceston Farm takes Silver
November 17, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


  We are so chuffed to be the Silver Award winners at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards this...


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Sarah’s mum’s crab apple jelly
October 7, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


This is Sarah’s treasured recipe from “The Preserving Book” by Mackinlay & Ricketts...


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Favourite Autumn escapes
September 16, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


“Launceston Farm would give the sleekest boutique hotel a run for its money.” Big thanks...


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Steaming ahead
September 9, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


So this week saw yet another triumphant Great Dorset Steam Fair.  A section of the 60 acre site is...


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Caption competition…?
August 26, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


How gorgeous? We can certainly see why middle whites are reknowned as the friendliest and chattiest...


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And they’re off
August 5, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


It’s going to be a busy few weeks.  The B&B is almost at full capacity and the boys have sprung into...


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Honey pot
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oooo honey, honey
July 7, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


This is the first of the summer bounty from our new resident bees on the farm and it’s going down...


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Run goats run!!
June 24, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


Thanks to a flurry of interest from a local chef, the goat meat is flying off the shelves at Launceston...


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Heavenly Hideaway
June 9, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


A big thank you to all the ladies at Woman and Home magazine who have included our glam little pile in their...


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Venue for all things big and small
May 20, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


Launceston Farm has all sorts of possibilties.  Redweb, a young, sparky web design company based in Bournemouth,...


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Beach babes
May 20, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


  Sarah and Wren enjoying the onset of the summer down on Studland beach.  This gorgeous beach is a real...


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Welcoming Rawburn Lord Histar
April 28, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


Couldn’t resist posting this photo of our handsome new chap smiling for the camera (that’s...


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Elfie Rose
April 14, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


Elfie Rose at two weeks.  Not the farm’s newest addition but she’s got the best smile by far!


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New addition passes the test
March 17, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


Sarah’s stunning new piece of upholstered bliss is given the once over by our discerning Amber...


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Cream legbars come up blue!
March 10, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


Halleluia!  Just when we were beginning to lose patience with our supposed blue egg wonder chickens...


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Tweet Tweet Tweet
March 4, 2010 by Launceston Farm 


Having  finally convinced her that Tweeting would be a fab way of keeping everyone up to speed with...


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