#{ServerName}
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
1 / 14  Access to shared pool and decking area
2 / 14  Lounge area with a view
3 / 14  Lounge/kitchen/diner
4 / 14  Kitchen/dining area
5 / 14  Modern country charm
6 / 14  King-size bedroom
7 / 14  Single bedroom
8 / 14  Shower room
9 / 14  Shared decking area
10 / 14  
11 / 14  Outdoor seating with stunning views
12 / 14  View towards the property
13 / 14  
14 / 14  View towards the property

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
6 more

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.

Discover the three counties of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire from the vantage point of this former barn set in rural splendour. Sleeping two with additional room for a child, the property is set adjacent to the owner’s property, yet privacy is guaranteed. You’ll have your own private garden area for chilled evening drinks as well as shared access to the outdoor pool and a BBQ. By day, the landscape beckons for adventures across the countryside, and there’s ample choice for sampling delicious local fare.

Climb the stone steps and enter to discover the stylish lounge/kitchen/diner. The reverse-level layout means the views are very impressive, providing the perfect backdrop for enjoying your morning coffee on the sofas. Gaze out through the high windows over the Blackmore Vale whilst you wait for supper to cook, then dine a deux at the bistro-style table. Downstairs, the two bedrooms are a welcome treat when you are weary from your explorations, and there is a shower room on the lower ground floor. Completing the property is a designated garden area, but you are welcome to use the shared pool and BBQ area.

Nestled in an idyllic village setting within 9 miles of Shaftsbury, you’ll soon be venturing out to explore the multitude of scenic walking trails, cycle routes and friendly towns. Shaftesbury itself boasts a popular farmers’ market, several pubs and the iconic ‘Gold Hill’ that nostalgic guests may recognise from the Hovis adverts of yesteryear. National Trust sites beckon you to wander around the grounds and follow it up by a cream tea in a friendly cafe. The nearest of these being the Stourhead Estate 7 miles away, which is also known for its beautiful gardens and impressive architecture.

  • 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
  • Arrival: 15:00 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

Lauren Horwood

This property is personally managed by Lauren.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall cleanliness 4.2 starsOverall cleanliness 4.2 starsOverall cleanliness 4.2 starsOverall cleanliness 4.2 starsOverall cleanliness 4.2 stars4.2
Overall equipment
Overall equipment 4.2 starsOverall equipment 4.2 starsOverall equipment 4.2 starsOverall equipment 4.2 starsOverall equipment 4.2 stars4.2
Overall comfort
Overall comfort 4.2 starsOverall comfort 4.2 starsOverall comfort 4.2 starsOverall comfort 4.2 starsOverall comfort 4.2 stars4.2
Overall location
Overall location 4.7 starsOverall location 4.7 starsOverall location 4.7 starsOverall location 4.7 starsOverall location 4.7 stars4.7

Reviewed by Julie 19th November 2021

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

Bens recommendation for a meal at the Stapleton arms was greatly appreciated. Amazing food. Great host

Reviewed by Tim 29th October 2021

Guest rating 2.8 starsGuest rating 2.8 starsGuest rating 2.8 starsGuest rating 2.8 starsGuest rating 2.8 stars

Reviewed by Pamela 24th September 2021

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

Beautiful views, with the layout making the most of the scenery. Light, warm and airy and perfectly situated for exploring the area.

Reviewed by Fiona 17th September 2021

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

Our stay at Babwell Barn was just perfect. The cottage is lovely, and has everything you need for a very relaxing and romantic break. Watching the sunset at the in garden with the sheep, or up on the bench to see the valley, or in the lounge through the windows was really special. The cottage is in a good location with plenty of things to do (LonglRead moreeat, Durdle Door). Ben is a lovely host and his dog George is adorable and friendly. Would highly recommend, we really fell in love with the place. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 3rd July 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 starsGuest rating 3.8 stars

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

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

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.

7 more
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

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.

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.

The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | 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