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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
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

Spacious barn conversion property, one of three cottages enjoying a peaceful rural location within the owners' 13 acres of  land in North Dorset, just a few miles from the historic town of Shaftesbury.

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
  • 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 45 guest ratings

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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

Reviewed by James 15th February 2022

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Fantastic visit - very spacious property, peaceful and tranquil. Views of rolling hills and fields of inquisitive horses made for a lovely stay. Owners did everything to ensure we had everything we needed and nothing seemed too much trouble.

Reviewed by Clare 12th February 2022

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A lovely house in the countryside. Very peaceful with beautiful views. Well equipped, clean and comfortable for our family stay.

Reviewed by Jay 5th February 2022

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Very nice property. Mr & Mrs Mills very friendly and hepful. Really recomend this property

Reviewed by Linda 22nd December 2021

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We had a wonderful Christmas at Bowden farm. The owners had gone above and beyond to make the cottage warm and welcoming. It was also spotlessly clean and well equipped. We would recommend a stay here and hope to go back ourselves.

Reviewed by Hazel 19th December 2021

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Very spacious, comfortable and clean. Great location with great views. Would certainly book again

Reviewed by Heather 10th December 2021

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Fabulous place to stay, has everything you need and very spacious. Surrounding area is beautiful had a lovely stay

Reviewed by Karen 13th November 2021

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Large well equipped accommodation. Great country views with lots of wildlife. Good safe garden for our dog.

Reviewed by Colette 5th November 2021

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A very super clean, comfortable & well equipped place to stay. The garden was actually enclosed enough for our 2 terriers too. Owner was lovely & the bottle of wine & chocolate biscuits were an added treat. Shower was super powerful which was great. Comfy bed. A really quiet & rural place to stay. Just what we needed. Thank you.

Reviewed by Carolyn 23rd October 2021

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We couldnt recommend The Milking Shed highly enough .The property was absolutely immaculate and really well equipped We were warmly welcomed on arrival and a bottle of wine and some luxury biscuits were waiting for us The enclosed garden was perfect for our two dogs and really safe for our little Grandson.We shall definitely return!

Reviewed by Christine 2nd October 2021

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We had a great holiday, the Milking Shed was a perfect place for a relaxing break with our family, especially our 3 year old grandson who enjoyed the lovely safe garden. The bottle of wine and biscuits were a very welcome gift when we arrived. The accommodation was very well equipped and very spacious. Would definitely like to go back again.

Reviewed by D W 11th September 2021

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This is the perfect cottage for a family. Well quipped, very spacious kitchen; lots of space everywhere in fact. Stairgates keep the young children safe and there are loads of games to keep them occupied if it rains. Fortunately we only had one days rain. Our hosts are really helpful and friendly, coming out to welcome us on arrival. Lovely views aRead morend the only sounds are the wildlife and the sound of your own breathing after you've been chasing the grandchildren around. Awesome Cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Alaina 28th August 2021

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Lovely stay, large property and plenty of room for 6 guests. Had all the facilities we needed! Garden is beautiful and very peaceful. 10 min drive into the town and we got a taxi to Shaftesbury one day so we could have a few beers at the pub! (Taxi service brilliant and very friendly - ACE taxis) thank you :)

Reviewed by Kim 21st August 2021

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Reviewed by Janette 7th August 2021

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Reviewed by Gillian 10th July 2021

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6 female friends reunited at this spacious and comfortable property. Everything as described and it did not disappoint. Once inside the property could not see anything but open countryside. Very peaceful.

Reviewed by Ian 3rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Sharon 26th June 2021

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A lovely cottage, very well equiped & decorated. Very comfortable accomodation. Garden good size & enclosed for dogs. Would definately recommend.

Reviewed by Melanie 21st June 2021

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We had a lovely stay, very friendly and helpful on arrival, very well equipped, very clean. I left an item at the cottage by mistake and they very kindly are posting it back to me, not many places I have stayed would do that. Thank you for a lovely stay!

Reviewed by Tony 5th June 2021

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Ideal location set in the beautiful Dorset countryside, a host of fabulous walks, ideal is if you dogs. Very clean and spacious with great views perfect for wildlife and bird spotting. Lovely to see the deer most mornings in the fields. Plenty of literature inside to inspire your days out and games for those wet days should they come. Shops etc onlRead morey a short drive away with a good choice of pubs for those evenings when someone else can cook ! Hide

Reviewed by Karen 30th May 2021

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Lovely well-equipped cottage in a peaceful location. The friendly and helpful owners live onsite. Enclosed garden was ideal for our dog and would suit young children well too. Comfy beds, powerful showers, highly recommended!

Reviewed by Patricia 26th May 2021

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The four of us had a great Girly 3 night break. Spacious accommodation throughout the cottage, and very well equipped. My Dog had a wonderful time in the enclosed garden and the adjacent fields. All in all a restful much needed Break.

Reviewed by Colin 15th May 2021

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The owners were very helpful and the cottage is simple but spacious and comfortable. Although the weather was dreadful during our stay, we still enjoyed our visit. The cottage has ready access to the most glorious landscapes.

Reviewed by Jane 1st May 2021

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The holiday home was very spacious, clean and well equipped. It was close enough to Gillingham and Shaftesbury but away from traffic. Thoroughly enjoyed our break.

Reviewed by Simon 24th April 2021

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Reviewed by Nikki 17th April 2021

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Lovely property!! It was well equipped and very clean throughout. Beautiful views to wake up to. Wine and biscuits gratefully received

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Location

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