The original farmhouse building dates back to the 1600s. Launceston Farm has been in my family since 1915. My father, Jim, the youngest of nine siblings, came here to farm when he was 16. During the First World War, the men who worked the farmland - there were 40 back then - were sent to war and the Land Girls took over. Jim married one of these unsuspecting ladies, Judy, and had two daughters, my sister and I, both born in the farmhouse.
I have spent my life here, farming and raising my own family who have now taken on the running of the farm. In 2008, following a gruelling year long renovation, we opened Launceston Farm B&B and then the two self catering cottages, both renovated farm buildings, in 2008 and 2012 respectively.
Being an organic farm means that environmental sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do. The farmhouse and cottages are heated with a biomass woodchip system and solar PV panels generate renewable electricity. We are always mindful of the reasons why people come here; for the beauty, the peace, the natural surroundings so any future enterprise will be will be working in harmony with what we are already lucky enough to have achieved.
Set 5 miles from Blandford Forum, Launceston Farm offers self-catering accommodation, free Wifi, a walled garden and sun terrace. Bournemouth is 21 miles away. Free parking is available on site. Each unit has a private walled courtyard with an outdoor bateau bath, patio furniture, sun loungers and a barbecue. Other extras include a flat-screen TV, DVD player and free WiFi. Catering is available from Launceston Farm and is delivered to your door. Order two course meals, heat and eat suppers and farm sourced breakfasts from the owner at least 1 day in advance. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including golfing and cycling. Southampton is 48 km from Launceston Farm, while Salisbury is 29 km away. The nearest airport is Bournemouth Airport, 20 km from Launceston Farm.