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View towards the property with enclosed garden
Kitchen/dining area
Lounge area
En-suite double bedroom
Downstairs double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Seating area with lovely views
Seating area
A selection of the Owners private collection of horse drawn vehicles
1 / 9  View towards the property with enclosed garden
2 / 9  Kitchen/dining area
3 / 9  Lounge area
4 / 9  En-suite double bedroom
5 / 9  Downstairs double bedroom
6 / 9  Twin bedroom
7 / 9  Seating area with lovely views
8 / 9  Seating area
9 / 9  A selection of the Owners private collection of horse drawn vehicles

Bowden Farm The Milking Shed

Shaftesbury (5.5mls W), Dorset
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Barn conversion property sleeping six guests
  • Spacious accommodation with enclosed garden and patio seating area
  • Rural location within the owners' 13 acres of land
  • Explore the owner’s interesting collection of vintage horse-drawn farm vehicles
  • Located in North Dorset close to the county’s border with Somerset
  • Situated just a few miles from the picturesque town of Shaftesbury
Property code: BOWMI

Perfectly poised for exploring the beautiful British counties of Somerset and Dorset, this holiday home promises an instantly welcoming stay for guests of all ages. Set on a 13-acre estate with fascinating horse-drawn farm vehicles a feature element to enjoy, this property makes up one of three cottages available to rent. With the owner close by to lend a hand or advise on the local area, families of six will surely want for nothing throughout their time here.

Bright and cheerful throughout, this deceivingly spacious accommodation has been decorated with a contemporary style and plenty of home comforts. The lounge is a generous room with cushy sofas and a wood burner-effect electric fire, the prime location for enjoying cold evenings in, as well as French doors out to the garden. Meals can be taken either out here on the patio or in the open-plan kitchen/diner, another incredibly spacious room. Completing the ground floor is a charming king-size bedroom with en-suite, whilst upstairs on the first floor you’ll find a further king-size and twin bedrooms with far-reaching views across the Dorset hills.

Benefitting from a truly remote location, the nearest town of Gillingham can be found just 3.5 miles away, an easy trip by car to pick up necessities. Similarly, the quaint town of Shaftesbury is a short car journey away (6.5 miles) with its historic Gold Hill, cobbled streets and independent shops and cafes. The town also lies on the edge of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is never short of thrilling walking and hiking routes to be enjoyed. It wouldn’t be a trip to Dorset without a visit to its glorious coastline, an area which lies a little further away but well worth the trip (35 miles).

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 king-size (1 on the ground floor), and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC on the ground floor, plus en-suite shower room with WC to the first-floor king-size room
  • TV/DVD Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 medium-sized dogs welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge
  • Stairgate available
  • Ample parking
  • Shops 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles, beach 35 miles
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs 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 41 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sara 5th February 2024

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Wonderful holiday as always

Reviewed by Sara 9th November 2023

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Lovely cottage and holiday as always xx

Reviewed by Graham 28th October 2023

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cottage was great for both children and dogs

Reviewed by Simon 21st October 2023

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Stayed for half term week, family of 4 with a 5 and 2 year old, plus grandparents and 1 dog. Cottage was perfect for us; clean, comfortable, good size, lots of floor space for kids, enclosed garden and quiet. Cottage had everything we could have needed for our stay. Found beds super comfortable too. Loveky stay and owners very responsive to any queRead morestions. Hide

Reviewed by Marie-claude 14th October 2023

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Excellent location and a perfect quiet retreat from n every which way

Reviewed by Linda 30th September 2023

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Just a perfect retreat from everyday life , well situated for many different visits

Reviewed by Neil 2nd September 2023

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Everything we could have wished for, for a lovely week away. Peaceful and quiet, straight out onto lovely country lanes, ideal for what we wanted in a cycling holiday.

Reviewed by Nicholas 19th August 2023

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We had a wonderful stay in the milking shed! For 3 of us with our dog, the secure large garden was amazing, she loved wondering around it. The 2 large doors were lovely on a warm day to leave open. We often stayed and rested in the property, as it's such a relaxing place. The views from the upstairs bedrooms are breathtaking!! Thank you to Dave, foRead morer showing my husband around the cart collection! We loved visiting nearby Shaftesbury. We will definitely be recommending this property!! Hide

Reviewed by Celia 1st July 2023

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Many thanks for the guided tour of the farm wagons,. The property was ideal for young children and felt very safe. There was lots of space for 3 energetic under 5s to run around both inside and out and luckily there was nothing breakable !

Reviewed by B 17th June 2023

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Comfortable spacious cottage as we were only 2 couples. Well laid out. Quiet rural location. Not bothered by 2 other rentals on site. Parking was good. Instructions for arrival were clear. Hairdryer available as were bedding and towels. Wifi was good. The owners were friendly helpful and unobtrusive.

Reviewed by Maggie 19th May 2023

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After an easy check in, we entered the property and were amazed at the space. The kitchen in particular is very spacious and well equipped. The complimentary bottle of wine and chocolate biscuits were a nice touch. All bedrooms had plenty of space with very comfy beds and pillows. Comfy sitting room with plenty of room for 6 adults. Nice garden witRead moreh lovely views across the countryside,. We only stayed for a few days for a wedding nearby but wished we could have stayed longer. Highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 14th May 2023

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Beautiful cottage with everything you need for a peaceful and relaxing stay.

Reviewed by Benjamin 8th May 2023

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A large and comfortable house that easily accommodated four of us and would also be no problem for six. Beautiful views from the master bedroom in particular but otherwise located in a stunning part of the world. If I was ever in the area again, I wouldnt hesitate staying again.

Reviewed by Peter 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Jill 21st April 2023

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We spent a long weekend at this lovely location which offered everything as expected when we chose this place to book. Especially enjoyed by our dog. We will be back !

Reviewed by Caroline 8th April 2023

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A lovely cottage everything is catered for, spotlessly clean comfortable beds, lovely shower. Bedding and towels great quality. Great kitchen all equipped no downside a lovely cottage for peace and quiet. Local spar and pub always a bonus.

Reviewed by Sam 24th March 2023

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Big property lots of space and nice big garden. Location is good doesnt take far to get to local towns and places. Beds are comfy and had a good nights sleep

Reviewed by Lorena 13th March 2023

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A lovely place to stay, one of the best we have stayed at. Wine and biscuits on arrival. We stayed with friends and our dachshund and it was perfect, so much room and an enclosed garden for our dog. We would definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Lynda 3rd March 2023

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We had a wonderful long weekend and certainly hope to return, the hosts were very friendly and helpful with advice on things in the area, easy check in and vacation, even though we didnt want to leave! It was lovely and warm, spotlessly clean, amazing showers and super comfy beds, they have thought of everything you could need and in such a beautifRead moreul peaceful spot with the added bonus of plenty of off-road parking. Thank you for a lovely relaxing break. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 11th February 2023

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Reviewed by Sara 4th February 2023

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We love staying here. The location, scenery and cottage are amazing. Lovely owners and even a bottle of wine on arrival!

Reviewed by Gary 13th January 2023

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lovely property in a perfect setting.really clean and cant fault anything

Reviewed by Linda 29th December 2022

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Reviewed by Jason 22nd December 2022

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A very comfortable and cosy Xmas. Excellent hosts and we were able to exercise our dogs in the adjoining fields. Very much recommended for a peaceful stay away from it all.

Reviewed by Sarah 5th November 2022

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very clean and spacious cottage; everywhere is sparkling- fully fitted out kitchen; wonderfully hot water; fabulous showers and very comfortable beds, and good quality linen and towels. Quietness around the cottage is wonderful, owners are on hand if needed but otherwise leave you to it. We had a perfect holiday here...would love to return

Reviewed by Penny 9th October 2022

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Reviewed by Liz 1st October 2022

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Reviewed by Lesley 17th September 2022

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A beautiful cottage. Very clean and tidy. Lovely back garden. Well enclosed if you have a dog or toddlers. Great views from the garden and upstairs windows in the cottage. Very welcoming owners. They leave you to enjoy your holiday, but are on hand if you need anything. Would visit again.

Reviewed by Teresa 27th August 2022

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We absolutely loved The Milking Shed! The property was extremely clean throughout and very well-equipped. We really appreciated the wonderful layout, spacious rooms and beautifully comfortable bedding. It was also great to be able to recycle our waste at the property. Set in a peaceful location with amazing views to the rear.

Reviewed by Kristie 23rd July 2022

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Would highly recommend this cottage. Really spacious which is what we needed for our wheelchair bound son. Brilliant location and lovely garden to chill in.

Reviewed by Mandy 2nd July 2022

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A beautiful clean property in a wonderful peaceful location., beautiful Countryside and lovely views. Comfortable spacious accommodation which is very well maintained.

Reviewed by Neil 18th June 2022

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A perfect stay at this lovely property. Friendly hosts, and very welcoming. Property is spacious, with large well equipped kitchen with dining table, lovely table on patio for dining out in the sunshine! Perfect size garden for two dogs and very secure for them. Peaceful location with some great views into the distant countryside. Great to see a deRead moreer, and all the birds and butterflies. Comfy beds, with nice bedding. Spacious bedrooms. Two good and powerful showers ! Would recommend and return! Hide

Reviewed by Chris 11th June 2022

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We loved our time at The Milking Shed. The bedrooms were a nice size, the bathrooms were great (especially the showers!) and the enclosed garden was perfect for our Cocker Spaniel. We went on some beautiful walks, all within 40 minutes and we would love to return.

Reviewed by Vera 28th May 2022

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A lovely well equipped cottage in beautiful, blissfully peaceful surroundings. The garden and surrounding fields were always alive with birds, and the occasional deer was to be seen in the early morning. An ideal place to unwind and and relax.

Reviewed by Chris 14th May 2022

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We had an excellent week in North Dorset, plenty to do. The English weather wasn't that good, but to be expected in May - variable. Cottage is clean and comfortable, quality of beds, linen and towels excellent.

Reviewed by Jillian 23rd April 2022

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Great property spotlessly clean,good location helpful and pleasant owners,would certainly reccomend it and would hope to visit again. loads of places of interest in the vicinity including a beautiful blue bell wood. Better directions for finding the property a map would be helpful.

Reviewed by Andrew 2nd April 2022

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Had a lovely stay in North Dorset. Lovely hosts and the cottage itself was great, situation was perfect with lots of things to do with a relatively short drive. Well priced given accommodate size and standard. Would book again.

Reviewed by Diane 26th March 2022

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The cottage was perfect, so light and airy and plenty of room. The area was interesting and deserves another visit.

Reviewed by Michael 21st March 2022

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Reviewed by JANET 5th March 2022

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Beautiful place to stay, exceptionally well equipped, clean and comfortable to stay.

Reviewed by Becky 26th February 2022

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Fabulous property, great set up for dogs and children. Stair gates and high chair provided. Enclosed garden great for even small dogs

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