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Patio area
Lounge area
Lounge/dining area
Kitchen/dining area
En-suite double bedroom
En-suite bathroom with shower over
1 of 3 properties
A selection of the Owners private collection of horse drawn vehicles
1 / 8  Patio area
2 / 8  Lounge area
3 / 8  Lounge/dining area
4 / 8  Kitchen/dining area
5 / 8  En-suite double bedroom
6 / 8  En-suite bathroom with shower over
7 / 8  1 of 3 properties
8 / 8  A selection of the Owners private collection of horse drawn vehicles

Bowden Farm Cobble Cottage

Shaftesbury (5.5mls W), Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Barn conversion property sleeping 2
  • Idyllic romantic retreat
  • Private enclosed patio garden with seating area
  • Rural location on the owners' land
  • Interesting collection of horse-drawn vehicles on site
  • Situated five miles from the historic town of Shaftesbury in North Dorset
Property code: COBCO

One of three barn conversion properties situated in a rural location on the owners, 13 acres of land, just a short drive from the picturesque town of Shaftesbury in North Dorset.

This property boasts a prime location for enjoying the peace and quiet of the English countryside and the many wonderful offerings of Dorset and Somerset just a short car journey away. Located on the border of these two majestic counties, you’ll never find yourself short-changed when it comes to rewarding walks, stunning scenery and charming towns to be enjoyed close by. Perfectly appointed for two to stay, look forward to a romantic break with your nearest and dearest in this truly rural location.

This lovingly updated barn conversion can be found on a 13-acre estate belonging to the owner, with two further properties available to rent for larger groups, and the owner’s fascinating horse-drawn vehicle collection sat waiting to be explored. Step inside and discover a pretty, open-plan living space with lounge, diner and kitchen – more than enough space for two. Romantic meals can be enjoyed inside or out on the private patio, whilst an evening spent in front of the TV in the lounge will certainly not go amiss. Completing the property is a generous king-size bedroom with en-suite on the first floor, an inviting space for catching forty winks.

Located just 3 miles from local Gillingham and 7 miles from the town of Shaftesbury, this property enjoys a truly secluded location with amenities close by. Venture into the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) (8.5 miles) to discover an abundance of walking routes and versatile landscapes, or take a trip south to the Dorset AONB (22.5 miles) with its glorious coast (33.5 miles). Somerset’s ever-charming tourist spots of Glastonbury (24 miles) and Frome (18 miles) are easily accessible by car, along with the nearby city of Bath which rarely fails to disappoint its first-time visitors (30 miles).

  • En-suite bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV/DVD Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washer/dryer
  • Electric, and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles, beach 35 miles
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Lauren Horwood

This property is personally managed by Lauren.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 30th April 2022

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Reviewed by Ken 23rd April 2022

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Reviewed by Alastair 23rd October 2021

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Reviewed by Samantha 16th October 2021

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A clean, functional base in a lovely rural setting, good spot for exploring Somerset to the North and rest of Dorset to the South. Very nice pubs within 10 minute drive. Owner responded promptly and very friendly.

Reviewed by Julie 9th October 2021

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The Cottage was very cosy and comfortable. Plenty of hot water and kitchen well equipped. A lovely location and very quiet.

Reviewed by Andrew 4th October 2021

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Good layout no problems.

Reviewed by Helen 27th September 2021

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Reviewed by William 18th September 2021

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We were very happy with our week's stay at 'Cobble'; it met all of our needs and more. We would say that it's an ideal place for a quiet week away from 'the maddening crowds'!

Reviewed by Barrie 4th September 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 28th August 2021

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Lovely and comfortable with all you need for a rest

Reviewed by Andrew 21st August 2021

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Reviewed by Mervyn 14th August 2021

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Reviewed by Diana 24th July 2021

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Reviewed by Rodney 17th July 2021

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Quiet location but very handy to get to a variety of attractions. Helpful and friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Graham 26th June 2021

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Reviewed by Simon 19th June 2021

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Excellent location,well equipped and clean, the owners where very friendly and helpful. Lovely area to explore.

Reviewed by Antony 22nd May 2021

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A beautiful well looked after cottage in rural setting. Quite remote so have to drive a few miles to facilities. The nearest pub/restaurant seems to have not reopened, and looks like it is not going to. The next nearest has reopened but on limited hours. But the cottage is ideal for a very quiet relaxing break.

Reviewed by Mark 8th May 2021

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A delightful cottage for two people in a lovely part of the country. The rooms are a good size with comfortable furnishings. A great variety of birdlife to enjoy as well. We had a lovely time.

Reviewed by Ethan 1st May 2021

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Me and My girlfriend absolutely loved the cottage. We stayed for a week and had no problems whatsoever. The surrounding area is beautiful and full of things to do, even during covid times. Would definitely recommend to others and will hopefully be coming back again!

Reviewed by Richard 24th April 2021

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A very well designed and comfortable cottage for two in lovely rural surroundings.

Reviewed by Joanne 17th April 2021

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Beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean, very comfortable and great views. Thoroughly recommend it. We had a lovely relaxing holiday. Thank you.

Reviewed by Christine 24th October 2020

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Lovely cottage for two. Well equipped, comfortable and modern. Good wifi. Helpful owners.

Reviewed by Ian 17th October 2020

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Reviewed by Kitty 10th October 2020

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The cottage is a lovely and calming place with a charming feel to it. Having towels, soft bed and space helped me and boyfriend relax and have quiet time. It really helped not having any loud noises, to sit outside enjoying the scenery and the sound of the birds. Having a box with lots of leaflets in the longe made making decisions easier as to wheRead morere we would like to go. I hope COVID 19 eases up to make it possible to come again and even for longer stays. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 3rd October 2020

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The cottage was perfect, plenty of room, clean, warm and all that you would require for a good break away the peace and quiet of the English countryside.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 26th September 2020

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Very nice place to stay, clean and bright. Good location to explore surrounding area. Weather very good for this time of year. Bed comfortable (a must!)

Reviewed by Derek 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Maurice 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by James 29th August 2020

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Comfortable cottage with a private patio. Friendly owners. Peaceful location.

Reviewed by Michael 8th August 2020

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Reviewed by Marc 1st August 2020

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Fantastic little cottage, perfect for a couples get away. Mr and Mrs Mills were lovely. Cottage was spotless and very well maintained. It is also in a prime location for all the surrounding places of interest.

Reviewed by Derek 25th July 2020

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Reviewed by Maria Elena 4th July 2020

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It was sparkling clean, with additional products and even hydrogel. Cottage was great with everything you need. We enjoyed the area and the Cottage

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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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