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View towards the cottage with enclosed garden
Lounge/dining area
Kitchen/dining area
Lounge/kitchen/dining area
En-suite double bedroom
En-suite room
Patio area
Patio area with lovely countryside view
A selection of the Owners private collection of horse drawn vehicles
1 / 9  View towards the cottage with enclosed garden
2 / 9  Lounge/dining area
3 / 9  Kitchen/dining area
4 / 9  Lounge/kitchen/dining area
5 / 9  En-suite double bedroom
6 / 9  En-suite room
7 / 9  Patio area
8 / 9  Patio area with lovely countryside view
9 / 9  A selection of the Owners private collection of horse drawn vehicles

Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage

Shaftesbury (5.5mls W), Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
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

  • Beautiful rustic farm cottage, sleeping two guests in comfort
  • Patio area with stunning countryside view right on your doorstep
  • Dog friendly with lots of walks available around the picturesque Dorset Hills and valleys
  • Easily accessible in a peaceful and secluded location
  • Close to Gillingham, with a range of different shops and pubs
  • Cosy interior design with a homely feel for a romantic break
Property code: WAGCO

Characterful country cottage right in the heart of Dorset, perfect for couples’ getaways. Stunning landscape views along with quaint market villages right on your doorstep.

Stay in the heart of the English countryside and explore both Dorset and Somerset on your doorstep with a stay at Bowden Farm. This comfortable property has been lovingly renovated to host two guests, ideally suited to a couples’ retreat. The 13-acre estate also boasts two further properties that are available to rent for larger groups travelling together. Enjoy the peace and quiet of this secluded location as well as close proximity to some of Somerset’s prettiest market towns and Dorset’s glorious coastline within 35 miles.

Lovingly decorated with a home-from-home decor, this holiday home promises an instantly inviting place to stay. Step inside and make yourselves at home in the open-plan living space where kitchen, dining room and lounge sit sociably together. Evening meals or bright and early breakfasts can be enjoyed here in the dining area or outside on the patio in sunny weather. When it’s time for a cosy evening in, the loveseat sofa and TV/DVD are on-hand to keep you company and the king-size bedroom on the first floor ensures an undisturbed night’s sleep. Completing the property is an abundance of outdoor space with the owner’s unique collection of horse-drawn vehicles on display – a fascinating addition to this Dorset home.

Just 7 miles from the expansive Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and 25 miles to the East Devon AONB, you’ll never find yourself short of wonderful landscapes to discover close by. Take a romantic day trip to the nearby village of Sturminster Newton (7.5 miles), the heart of Thomas Hardy country, or venture into the nearest town of Shaftesbury (7 miles) for local shops and eateries. Travelling north into the Somerset region, the towns of Glastonbury (24 miles) and Wells (23 miles) boast plenty to see and do, along with the many fascinating offers of the Mendip Hills AONB (30 miles).

  • 1 bedroom - king-size bed
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Kitchen: electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, microwave, and fridge/freezer compartment
  • Night storage heating included
  • TV/DVD and Wi-Fi included
  • Visit on site collection of vintage carriages
  • Enclosed garden/patio with vintage carriages parked close by  
  • Pub and garage shop 1.5 miles, shop 3 miles
  • Situated in a small complex of properties
  • Arrival: 14:30 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

Sarah Jadali

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kathleen 15th October 2022

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Reviewed by Julie 10th September 2022

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Very friendly owners. Have stayed here before. Lovely bottle of vine and biscuits on arrival. Very secure garden for dogs. Nothing to much trouble if you need anything. Enjoyed our stay would recommend .

Reviewed by Martin 3rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Tim 30th July 2022

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Wow, what a gem in a stunningly beautiful area. Our apartment was beautiful and equipped with everything we needed for a great holiday. Sadly we were there for only one week, the weather was so good and the views so lovely that we ate all our breakfasts and dinners on the patio. We had intended to eat out more but why would we when the local farm sRead morehop in East Stour (Udder Farm) stocked such beautiful produce. Great pub nearby (Stapleton Arms). Book now! Hide

Reviewed by Adam 23rd July 2022

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Lovely place for a break away! Incredibly calm and lovely views. Spacious, enclosed garden for our dog to run around in, and lots of walking routes too. Short drive away to various amenities and supermarkets - and a lovely pub with great food down the road too.

Reviewed by Janet 9th July 2022

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Reviewed by Victoria 18th June 2022

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The cottage is absolutely amazing, so clean and really well furnished with everything we needed during our break. The outside space was lovely to sit and enjoy a few drinks. Christine is an amazing host with some lovely touches, we really appreciated the wine, biscuits and fully stocked bookshelf! We really enjoyed our break here and would highly rRead moreecommend the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Herbert 30th April 2022

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The cottage is very well equipped and has a lovely view of the countryside particularly from the bedroom. It is peaceful and quiet and we really enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Garry 23rd April 2022

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Another wonderful peaceful stay at Waggon cottage. The facilities were good, the garden and use of the surrounding land was a dog owners paradise. Beautiful views and well located.

Reviewed by John 9th April 2022

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Delightful cottage and surroundings for those seeking a countryside holiday, but some distance from the sea. Hosts friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Carol 26th March 2022

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Reviewed by Debbie 5th March 2022

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Lovely location and views to die for, lovely welcome gift of chocolates and wine very welcoming owners very pleasant. Lounge and kitchen very cozy.

Reviewed by Jacqui 26th February 2022

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A lovely getaway for two in a beautiful location. Everything you need to self-cater if you wish to, with easy access to supermarkets in Gillingham. Extra heaters to keep you toasty warm. Amazing view from the cottage. A great base to explore the surrounding area, well worth a visit.

Reviewed by Amanda 20th February 2022

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Beautiful cottage with spacious bedroom & lovely views. Everything we needed was there including entertainment from the squirrel and wildbirds on the feeder.

Reviewed by Jeanette 16th February 2022

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Beautiful cottage and surroundings. Will definitely visit again.

Reviewed by David 11th February 2022

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Reviewed by Caroline 8th February 2022

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Beautiful property in an rural setting - perfect for a complete get away. Christine certainly makes the best of the property and provides multiple unexpected extras.

Reviewed by Michael 9th October 2021

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Reviewed by Annie 2nd October 2021

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We had a lovely stay at Wagon Cottage. So peaceful and a lovely big secure garden for the dog. The cottage was extremely clean and well maintained and had very comfortable bed and fluffy towels. Although there was neighbouring lets, they weren't near enough to feel overlooked. Plenty of parking. The sky at night was beautiful as there was no light Read morepollution. The area is really picturesque and we managed some lovely walks. Hide

Reviewed by John 29th September 2021

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Reviewed by Jenny 25th September 2021

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Lovely cottage, our 2nd visit. Owners friendly and welcoming, yes will probably go again.

Reviewed by Annette 18th September 2021

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A lovely location and cottage. Owners were friendly and at hand if needed. Enclosed garden great if have a dog, but the fence between the two cottages would be better if solid so dogs cannot tease eachother through the fencing. The canopy was lovely to watch the moon rising over the fields. Would recommend if you want a good, quiet location but accRead moreessible to places of interest with the beach around an hour away too. Hide

Reviewed by Juliet 25th July 2021

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Reviewed by Janet 10th July 2021

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Perfect place for a perfect relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Teressa 26th June 2021

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First cottage holiday ever. Hosts very welcoming. Great location very central for most things. Have already booked for next year

Reviewed by Gill 13th June 2021

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Reviewed by Andy 25th May 2021

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A delightful cottage with lovely views from the covered patio and bedroom window. Fully enclosed garden was great for our dog, Ella. The cottage has everything you need, Christine and David are very friendly but leave you alone unless you require them. The location is spot on for exploring the North Dorset countryside and beyond. We thoroughly enjoRead moreyed our break and definitely recommend the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by S 1st May 2021

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful rural setting. Great walks from the door. Enjoyed the welcome package. We had a very relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by John 25th April 2021

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Very nice property and was made very welcome.

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Location

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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.

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