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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
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5 / 9  En-suite double bedroom
6 / 9  En-suite room
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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).

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

  • 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
  • 1 small dog welcome by arrangement
  • 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

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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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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Perfect

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.

Reviewed by Ann 3rd October 2020

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The perfect place for a peaceful retreat. The views were beautiful and Mr and Mrs Mills were lovely people. I would definitely like to visit again.

Reviewed by John 26th September 2020

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Reviewed by Carol 19th September 2020

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Very pleasant cottage. Quiet and peaceful, shame there is not a pub within walking distance. Would recommend The Crown at Murnhill. Nice enclosed garden for our little dog. Owners very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Judith 29th August 2020

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Quiet and peaceful location, with a lovely enclosed garden, great for the dog. Very clean and tidy, with good quality fixtures and fittings. Lovely bedroom with ensuite. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a quiet and comfortable break.

Reviewed by Elaine 22nd August 2020

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Very peaceful, rural location, but close to lovely villages and walks, exactly what we wanted. Owners very friendly and helpful. Very comfortable and clean. Nice little touches - book shelf, binoculars, pack of cards, plenty of cutlery,crockery,pans (All very clean, which has not been our experience at some other cottages.) Loved the covered outsidRead moree space, perfect to sit and enjoy the outside any time of the day or night. Excellent place for night sky viewing. Hide

Reviewed by Lionel 8th August 2020

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Wonderful location and provided a much needed home from home to relax and enjoy life away from the outside world. Location still provides easy access to various shopping and eating out venues, but at the same time is quiet.

Reviewed by Philipp 1st August 2020

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Lovely cottage, very welcoming hosts, excellent countryside views. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Zoe 15th July 2020

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We had a lovely stay at Waggon Cottage. There was a nice enclosed garden for the dog to run around and it was a lovely touch to find a bottle of wine when we arrived as well as some milk. We would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Janet 4th July 2020

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Cottage and contents excellent. Hosts very helpful. Location brilliant for relaxing but near enough to explore surrounding places.

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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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