Lower Fifehead Farm

Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast in bed if you want! A friendly home with dogs, ponies - and views of rolling hills and fields of maize. A treat to stay


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A passion for cooking here! The dramatic dining room has church pews at an oak refectory table; the log fire will be lit in winter, and you can eat on the terrace in summer. Hearty breakfasts include bacon and sausages from home-reared pigs, devilled mushrooms or eggs Benedict; Jessica makes the bread and preserves, and there’s always freshly squeezed orange juice. It’s a gorgeous house too – it’s been in Jasper’s family for many years and shines with pretty fabrics, antiques, hand-painted furniture, vintage pieces, rich colours, shelves of books – and seriously comfortable brass beds. Don’t miss the candlelit dinners.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
Christmas & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 2-3 courses, £25-£30. Pubs/restaurants 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £75
Singles from £55.
2 Doubles
From £75
1 Twin/double
From £75


We have had a wonderful weekend at lower Fifehead farm with Jess and Jasper and their family. We were made so welcome and can’t wait to visit again! Our room was beautiful and so comfortable and the food was heavenly. Nothing was too much trouble. A real treat! Thank you so much. Nicola and Steve

Nicola, Rochester

A fantastic farmhouse B&B in a quiet location. A massive downstairs dining room/lounge with a huge open fire and a very large comfortable bedroom overlooking the stables. Jessica and Jasper are extremely friendly hosts , providing a delicious evening meal on our arrival and excellent breakfasts over the three days of our stay. We could not ask for more.

Terry, Reading

One of the best B&Bs we have been to. A gorgeous house, with a lovely, welcoming family. Fantastic food, I mean *really* fantastic food, log fire, books, animals. Honestly, what more could you want? Jess & Jasper couldn’t have been more engaging and I’d go back tomorrow. Now, hurry up and book a room before someone else beats you to it...

Rich, Brighton

From the warm welcome on arrival, gorgeous breakfasts, to the very comfortable bedroom, this is a 5star B&B. Nothing is too much trouble for Jessica. Reading a book snuggled in the sumptuous guest lounge, or sipping wine on the terrace while stroking the wonderfully friendly dogs, this is a real treat. 100% recommended.

Carl, Ludlow

We stayed for 3 nights at Lower Fifehead Farm in the beautiful big room with a large ensuite, overlooking the stables. Jess and Jasper are great hosts, so welcoming and friendly, perfect homemade cake on arrival and on tap, as well as beer in the evenings! Breakfasts were delicious, the fruit compote so so tasty, a selection of homemade jams, wonderful, the full English was superb and the smoked salmon with beautifully cooked scrambled egg. Faultless! Breakfast kept us satisfied the whole day! We would definitely recommend Jess and Jasper’s place as a great holiday destination.

Elaine, Chelmsford

We loved it. Great place to stay. Charming hosts, lovely welcoming cake, very comfortable beds and a breakfast to die for. My only sadness about the visit was that it wasn't for longer.

Nick, London

This is our second visit bringing friends with us this time. The hospitality was and still is second to none. Lovely evening meals and great breakfasts. A lovely homely atmosphere with open fires and friendly dogs especially Gordon (Jessica's favourite). Will most definitely recommend to anyone. It is definitely a special place to stay.

Carol, Whitstable

We love coming back here! What with the welcome we always get from Jess, Jasper and Lily, plus of course their lovely dogs, and the wonderful room, super comfortable bed and lovely bathroom with pampering products, and not forgetting their breakfasts - always beautifully laid out and delicious Whether one chooses homecooked full English or just scrambled eggs on toast. What's not to like which is why we keep coming back!

Georgina, Cucuron

Probably our favourite Alastair Sawday in the UK. We were made so welcome and it was a pleasure to visit which we hope to with friends very soon.


Such an amazing place to stay, we were all made to feel so welcome; including Ollie the dog! With homemade cakes and cookies, fantastic breakfasts and Jess' homemade Tarte Tatin which really was the best we have ever tasted. Spotlessly clean and charming rooms, a beautiful comfy lounge and amazing attention to detail by our hosts; what's not to love.


We had such a lovely time here -Jess has really thought of every little detail and the most comfortable bed ever ! Scruffy and Mollie were made to feel at home too even though Scruff wanted to chase the cat !


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jessica Miller

  • The stunning Jurassic coast with its spotless beaches and crystal clear waters. Lulworth cove and Durdle door are particularly special.
  • National Trust - take in the splendour of Kingston Lacey house and Gardens, Athelhampton house and Stourhead.
  • Visit the Roman hill fort at nearby Hod Hill, then walk over Hambledon Hill to the chocolate box pretty English Village of Shroton. Recharge your batteries in the village pub (The Cricketers) - the food is fantastic.
  • You'll be spoilt for choice for market towns to visit. Wander around Blandford, Wimborne, SHaftesbury, and Sherborne with its magnificent Abbey and lovely shops.
  • North Dorset is a mecca for fun days out - The Boogey Woogey festival and Stock Gaylard Oak Fair in July, Sturminster Newton Cheese festival in September, and the Great Dorset Steam Fair at the end of August.
  • We're surrounded by beautiful walks. Explore the nearby majestic Wessex ridgeway, the view from the top is the second highest point in Dorset, and the views are breath taking.