Several award winning restaurants and pubs can be found in the area and Middle Farm is ideally situated for visiting a host of locations and tourist attractions

Within fifteen minutes drive:

Fontmell Down

A Dorset Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve


North Dorset’s day and residential centre for creative and sustainable living


The saxon hilltop town with the steep cobbled street lined with picturesque cottages made famous by the ‘Hovis’ advert and featured in the film ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ by Thomas Hardy

Rushmore Golf Club

An 18 hole golf course in a magnificent setting open to non-members

Oak Tree Driving Range

Practice till your heart’s content in a beautiful setting


Some of the best stocked fishing lakes in the county
Lodden Lakes


Within an hour’s drive:

Sherborne Castle

Originally built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, the castle has been the stately home of the Digby family since 1617. ‘Capability’ Brown created the 50-acre lakeside gardens in 1753 featuring magnificent specimen trees, borders and sweeping lawns.

Sherborne Abbey

Founded in AD 705, the Saxon Cathedral has developed over the centuries to become one of England’s most beautiful of England’s parish churches.

Stourhead House and Gardens, National Trust

A majestic Palladian mansion with grounds that offer one of the world’s finest landscape gardens

Kingston Lacy, National Trust

Striking 17th century mansion housing an outstanding art collection that includes paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Titian and Brueghel, as well as the largest private collection of Egyptian artefacts in the United Kingdom.

Studland Beach, National Trust

Spectacular slice of natural coastline in Purbeck with a four-mile stretch of golden, sandy beach.

Corfe Castle, National Trust

One of Britain’s most majestic ruins boasting breathtaking views and several way-marked walks.

Hardy’s Cottage, National Trust

Birthplace of author Thomas Hardy.

Athelhampton House and Gardens

Privately owned estate and gardens open to the public at set times throughout the year.


Most renowned for its Cove, a natural horse-shoe harbour.

Jurassic Coast

A World Heritage site with rocks recording 185 million years of Earth’s history.

Tank Museum

The Museum of the Royal Tank Regiment and Royal Armoured Corps exhibiting one of the world’s best tank collections and action packed live displays.

Monkey World

Centre for rescued primates made internationally famous by the TV series ‘Monkey Life’.

Salisbury Cathedral

Britain’s finest 13th century cathedral with the tallest spire in the nation.


A World Heritage Site – Prehistoric monument of unique importance thought to have been built around 3,100 BC.

Longleat House

Home to the 7th Marquis of Bath and one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain set within 900 acres of magnificent ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland with a further 8000 acres of woodland, lakes, farmland and famous wildlife park.


One of Britain’s most beautiful cities, rich in architectural, historical and cultural treasures – including the Abbey; Roman Baths and Pump Rooms – as well as being a great place to shop and eat.