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Access to shared pool and decking area
Lounge area with a view
Lounge/kitchen/diner
Kitchen/dining area
Modern country charm
King-size bedroom
Single bedroom
Shower room
Shared decking area
Outdoor seating with stunning views
View towards the property
View towards the property
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Babwell Barn

Shaftesbury (7.5mls NW), Somerset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully converted 350 year old forge in idyllic village setting
  • Access to shared pool and decking area with BBQ and seating
  • Stunning views over the Blackmore Vale and beyond
  • Designated area of garden with fire-pit and panoramic views

Property code: 46152

This fabulous property has been lovingly furnished, and with stunning views over the Blackmore Vale yet just two hours from London by train, provides a perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle.

This pretty property is located in the grounds of the owners’ home in the pretty village of Cucklington and is a great base from which to explore the three counties of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, including Shaftesbury with its farmers market. Walkers and cyclists are well catered for with numerous circular routes direct from the village and ever popular Cheddar Gorge just an hour by car. Similarly, the stunning south coast with fabulous beaches at Bournemouth, Swanage, Weymouth, Lyme Regis and Chesil, and world renowned scenery at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, is about an hour away. Other attractions accessible include the historic spa city of Bath, Wells, the smallest city in England, National Trust Montacute and Stourhead, Longleat Safari Park and Stonehenge.

This delightful property is accessed via a short flight of stone steps and through a lovely stable door, and as you step through this you will immediately find yourself in the stunning open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner and on the first floor. Here fabulous high windows provide expansive views over the Blackmore Vale, and comfortable leather sofas sit in front of a Smart TV with DVD. The kitchen area is also beautifully presented and well-equipped with an electric oven and double hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. Heading down the stairs and onto the ground floor you will then find the pretty bedrooms and these consist of a king-size with TV and also a cosy single bedroom. A shower room with WC is also located on the lower ground floor and completes the offering inside the property.

Venturing outside, a designated garden area with stunning countryside view, seating and fire-pit, has been provided for the sole use of guests and is located on the periphery of the owners’ garden. Enjoy shared access with the owner to the pool and decking area for a BBQ and drinks in a an elevated position overlooking the countryside. Derestricted roadside parking is located on the country road directly outside.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 single
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and double hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher
  • Smart TV and DVD in the lounge area, and TV in the king-size bedroom
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome/ further by arrangement (please kindly keep out of the ground floor)
  • Shop 3 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Sleeps 2+1
  • Derestricted roadside parking directly outside

Eloise Gould

This property is personally managed by Eloise.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rebecca 3rd July 2021

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We had a fantastic week at Babwell Barn. The views are simply stunning! Ben was really helpful in recommending suitable places for us to visit during our holiday. The sheep at the bottom of the beautiful garden was a particular hit with our young daughter.

Reviewed by Josephine 30th April 2021

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Babwell Barn was a fantastic place to stay. We loved the beautiful dawn and sunset views from the property and garden. It was easily accessible from the A303 and there are some great local towns and picturesque villages within reach. We enjoyed walks every day and Ben was very helpful with recommendations. The cottage was comfortable and well equipRead moreped, would love to see it when the roses are in bloom. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 23rd October 2020

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The property was absolutely perfect for our stay. Ben made us very welcome providing lots of useful information about the local amenities. The barn itself is well equipped, clean and spacious, we stayed with our 4 year old and 1 year old for whom Ben provided a cot. The location was perfect to allow us to travel to stone henge, Wookey hole, LongleaRead moret, stourhead and Lyme Regis. We would definitely visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 16th October 2020

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Cottage very cosy with spectacular views from the living room. Lots of information on the local pubs and lots of varietys of walks from either the front door or short drive away. Cottage is well equipped wit.

Reviewed by Loraine 11th September 2020

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Very peaceful property, with amazing views. All you needed was there. The property is modern and tastefully decorated. A good place to get away from it all. Really enjoyed our two week stay.

Reviewed by Chris 25th July 2020

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Babwell Barn is a converted farm building accessible directly from the road. It is located 2 miles off the A303 and 7 miles from Mere and Wincanton, and overlooks a stunning vale. Dorchester, Weymouth, Salisbury and Glastonbury are all within 45 mins. There are two hour dog walks from the door and more within a short drive. Supermarkets and pubs arRead moree a short drive away but perfectly manageable. Ben is a charming host. My wife and I enjoyed a lovely week long break with our Spaniel. Perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Adrian 5th October 2019

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I really enjoyed my stay here.Fantastic view, very clean and comfortable and the owner was very helpful and friendly.Adrian

Reviewed by Beth 22nd September 2019

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Wonderful spacious cottage set in a beautiful location! With outstanding views. We found the cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. Very good wifi. Ben the host was really friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Would highly recommend. Many thanks, Beth and Richard.

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Access to shared pool and decking area
Lounge area with a view
Lounge/kitchen/diner
Kitchen/dining area
Modern country charm
King-size bedroom
Single bedroom
Shower room
Shared decking area
Outdoor seating with stunning views
Show 2 moreView towards the property

Location

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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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