#{ServerName}
View towards the cottage with enclosed garden
Lounge/dining area
Kitchen/dining area
Lounge/kitchen/dining area
En-suite double bedroom
En-suite room
Patio area
Patio area with lovely countryside view
A selection of the Owners private collection of horse drawn vehicles
1 / 9  View towards the cottage with enclosed garden
2 / 9  Lounge/dining area
3 / 9  Kitchen/dining area
4 / 9  Lounge/kitchen/dining area
5 / 9  En-suite double bedroom
6 / 9  En-suite room
7 / 9  Patio area
8 / 9  Patio area with lovely countryside view
9 / 9  A selection of the Owners private collection of horse drawn vehicles

Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage

Shaftesbury (5.5mls W), Dorset
holidaycottages.co.uk logo

This property is managed by holidaycottages.co.uk info_outline

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
8 more

At a glance

  • Beautiful rustic farm cottage, sleeping two guests in comfort
  • Patio area with stunning countryside view right on your doorstep
  • Dog friendly with lots of walks available around the picturesque Dorset Hills and valleys
  • Easily accessible in a peaceful and secluded location
  • Close to Gillingham, with a range of different shops and pubs
  • Cosy interior design with a homely feel for a romantic break
Property code: WAGCO

Stay in the heart of the English countryside and explore both Dorset and Somerset on your doorstep with a stay at Bowden Farm. This comfortable property has been lovingly renovated to host two guests, ideally suited to a couples’ retreat. The 13-acre estate also boasts two further properties that are available to rent for larger groups travelling together. Enjoy the peace and quiet of this secluded location as well as close proximity to some of Somerset’s prettiest market towns and Dorset’s glorious coastline within 35 miles.

Lovingly decorated with a home-from-home decor, this holiday home promises an instantly inviting place to stay. Step inside and make yourselves at home in the open-plan living space where kitchen, dining room and lounge sit sociably together. Evening meals or bright and early breakfasts can be enjoyed here in the dining area or outside on the patio in sunny weather. When it’s time for a cosy evening in, the loveseat sofa and TV/DVD are on-hand to keep you company and the king-size bedroom on the first floor ensures an undisturbed night’s sleep. Completing the property is an abundance of outdoor space with the owner’s unique collection of horse-drawn vehicles on display – a fascinating addition to this Dorset home.

Just 7 miles from the expansive Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and 25 miles to the East Devon AONB, you’ll never find yourself short of wonderful landscapes to discover close by. Take a romantic day trip to the nearby village of Sturminster Newton (7.5 miles), the heart of Thomas Hardy country, or venture into the nearest town of Shaftesbury (7 miles) for local shops and eateries. Travelling north into the Somerset region, the towns of Glastonbury (24 miles) and Wells (23 miles) boast plenty to see and do, along with the many fascinating offers of the Mendip Hills AONB (30 miles).

  • 1 bedroom - king-size bed
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Kitchen: electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, microwave, and fridge/freezer compartment
  • Night storage heating included
  • TV/DVD and Wi-Fi included
  • Visit on site collection of vintage carriages
  • Enclosed garden/patio with vintage carriages parked close by  
  • Pub and garage shop 1.5 miles, shop 3 miles
  • Situated in a small complex of properties
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Sarah Jadali

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall cleanliness 4.9 starsOverall cleanliness 4.9 starsOverall cleanliness 4.9 starsOverall cleanliness 4.9 starsOverall cleanliness 4.9 stars4.9
Overall equipment
Overall equipment 4.9 starsOverall equipment 4.9 starsOverall equipment 4.9 starsOverall equipment 4.9 starsOverall equipment 4.9 stars4.9
Overall comfort
Overall comfort 4.7 starsOverall comfort 4.7 starsOverall comfort 4.7 starsOverall comfort 4.7 starsOverall comfort 4.7 stars4.7
Overall location
Overall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 stars4.9

Reviewed by James 14th October 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Rowena 30th September 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

we had a lovely week in the cottage nice enclosed garden for our dog we were greeted by the owner who told us about the place then left us to enjoy our stay anything we needed was there and it was clean and bright. Gillingham is only 10mins drive with supermarkets and cafes .

Reviewed by Peta 16th September 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by John 2nd September 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Adrian 26th August 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We had a great time the cottage was great, our sprocker loved the garden to run around in. Lovely views over Dorset from Upper floor, a very clean and tidy cottage.

Reviewed by Gail 5th August 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The wagon cottage is perfect for a couple and a dog. The enclosed garden with a covered patio area create a relaxing space to enjoy. It's situated in a great location with all attractions accessable. Would definitely come back at some point in the future.

Reviewed by John 8th July 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Lovely peaceful cottage with enclosed, dog friendly garden and beautiful views.

Reviewed by Helen 24th June 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This cottage is a home from home. If peace, tranquility and the sounds of nature is for you.. look no further!

Reviewed by Duncan 27th May 2023

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Great place to stay for a relaxing escape, the cottage with its fantastic garden make a great base to relax or explore. welcomed by the owner on arrival the cottage has everything you will need to unwind. Nice touch of a bottle of wine and biscuits to greet you. Our dog loved the freedom to run around in the garden and nearby walks kept him more thRead morean happy. We found the piece and quite a welcome break from busy life's. I recommend this cottages for a couple looking to enjoy the great countryside Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 13th May 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We had a really lovely week in this little gem of a cottage . If you like to be away from it all this is the perfect spot. We will definitely be back

Reviewed by Colin 6th May 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Great place in a beautiful parr of the country, Lots of local places to eat and drink out, was great place for the dog with lots of walks locally or with in half hour drive. We will be going again

Reviewed by DEBRA 25th March 2023

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

I really enjoyed my stay, been there3 times now hopefully be back again .

Reviewed by Paul 18th March 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the cottage for a relaxing getaway. Perfectly set up for us and the dog and will definitely be back. Wine and chocolate biscuits were a nice touch and very well received.

Reviewed by Kathleen 4th March 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Lovely cosy cottage with very secure garden for our Jack Russell. Owners very friendly and on site if needed. Quiet location within easy reach of all facilities. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Kathleen 15th October 2022

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by Julie 10th September 2022

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Very friendly owners. Have stayed here before. Lovely bottle of vine and biscuits on arrival. Very secure garden for dogs. Nothing to much trouble if you need anything. Enjoyed our stay would recommend .

Reviewed by Martin 3rd September 2022

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by Tim 30th July 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Wow, what a gem in a stunningly beautiful area. Our apartment was beautiful and equipped with everything we needed for a great holiday. Sadly we were there for only one week, the weather was so good and the views so lovely that we ate all our breakfasts and dinners on the patio. We had intended to eat out more but why would we when the local farm sRead morehop in East Stour (Udder Farm) stocked such beautiful produce. Great pub nearby (Stapleton Arms). Book now! Hide

Reviewed by Adam 23rd July 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Lovely place for a break away! Incredibly calm and lovely views. Spacious, enclosed garden for our dog to run around in, and lots of walking routes too. Short drive away to various amenities and supermarkets - and a lovely pub with great food down the road too.

Reviewed by Janet 9th July 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Victoria 18th June 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The cottage is absolutely amazing, so clean and really well furnished with everything we needed during our break. The outside space was lovely to sit and enjoy a few drinks. Christine is an amazing host with some lovely touches, we really appreciated the wine, biscuits and fully stocked bookshelf! We really enjoyed our break here and would highly rRead moreecommend the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Herbert 30th April 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The cottage is very well equipped and has a lovely view of the countryside particularly from the bedroom. It is peaceful and quiet and we really enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Pamela 23rd April 2022

Guest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 stars

Another wonderful peaceful stay at Waggon cottage. The facilities were good, the garden and use of the surrounding land was a dog owners paradise. Beautiful views and well located.

Reviewed by John 9th April 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Delightful cottage and surroundings for those seeking a countryside holiday, but some distance from the sea. Hosts friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Carol 26th March 2022

Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

Reviewed by DEBRA 5th March 2022

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Lovely location and views to die for, lovely welcome gift of chocolates and wine very welcoming owners very pleasant. Lounge and kitchen very cozy.

Reviewed by Jacqui 26th February 2022

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

A lovely getaway for two in a beautiful location. Everything you need to self-cater if you wish to, with easy access to supermarkets in Gillingham. Extra heaters to keep you toasty warm. Amazing view from the cottage. A great base to explore the surrounding area, well worth a visit.

Reviewed by Amanda 20th February 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Beautiful cottage with spacious bedroom & lovely views. Everything we needed was there including entertainment from the squirrel and wildbirds on the feeder.

26 more

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

2 more properties at this location

Bowden Farm Cobble Cottage

Bowden Farm Cobble Cottage

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£313 - £634

Bowden Farm The Milking Shed

Bowden Farm The Milking Shed

Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3

£477 - £1,816

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

The Travel Chapter Limited trading as Dorset Coastal Cottages is an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 313486) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts as an intermediary.
The Travel Chapter Limited trading as Dorset Coastal Cottages | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210.