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Dining area with stairs leading up to second lounge
Ground floor lounge accessed via two steps from the kitchen/dining area
Looking towards the property
Lounge with cosy wood burner
Kitchen/dining area
Kitchen area
Second lounge area on the first floor
Second lounge area with TV
Second lounge area
Master super king-size with zip-and-link bed and en-suite bathroom
En-suite Master bedroom with day bed
En-suite Master bedroom with day bed
En-suite bathroom with feature freestanding bath
King-size bedroom with zip-and-link bed
King-size bedroom
King-size bedroom with zip-and-link bed
Looking towards the property and split level decked area with seating
Guests can hire the indoor fitness pool
Enjoy the bubbles in the indoor fitness pool which is available to hire
Seating area outside
Guests can walk across the farmland and see some of the farm residents
Guests can arrange to fish in the private pond
Looking across one of the ponds towards the farm
1 / 23  Dining area with stairs leading up to second lounge
2 / 23  Ground floor lounge accessed via two steps from the kitchen/dining area
3 / 23  Looking towards the property
4 / 23  Lounge with cosy wood burner
5 / 23  Kitchen/dining area
6 / 23  Kitchen area
7 / 23  Second lounge area on the first floor
8 / 23  Second lounge area with TV
9 / 23  Second lounge area
10 / 23  Master super king-size with zip-and-link bed and en-suite bathroom
11 / 23  En-suite Master bedroom with day bed
12 / 23  En-suite Master bedroom with day bed
13 / 23  En-suite bathroom with feature freestanding bath
14 / 23  King-size bedroom with zip-and-link bed
15 / 23  King-size bedroom
16 / 23  King-size bedroom with zip-and-link bed
17 / 23  Looking towards the property and split level decked area with seating
18 / 23  Guests can hire the indoor fitness pool
19 / 23  Enjoy the bubbles in the indoor fitness pool which is available to hire
20 / 23  Seating area outside
21 / 23  Guests can walk across the farmland and see some of the farm residents
22 / 23  Guests can arrange to fish in the private pond
23 / 23  Looking across one of the ponds towards the farm

Cowslip Corner

Dorchester (10mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Perfect rural sanctuary nestled in the heart of the Dorset countryside with spectacular views
  • Stroll over the owners' farmland to their secluded pond and spot the local wildlife or try some fishing 
  • Guests can hire the heated indoor fitness pool and enjoy a swim or just simply relax in the surroundings
  • Fantastic walks and cycle rides to be enjoyed through the surrounding countryside
Property code: 41364

Bursting with character, charm and style, this beautifully converted 18th century threshing barn will be hard to leave behind.

Boasting fantastic views and neighbours in the shape of horses, sheep, geese and ducks, this gorgeous abode is the perfect destination for a relaxing getaway. Surrounded by AONBs and just 19.5 miles from the iconic Lulworth Cove, find yourself with plenty to do and many a place to explore before you reward your adventurous days with a tranquil evening. Enjoy a refreshing dip and hire the owner’s indoor swimming pool or get cosy in the inviting ground-floor lounge and snuggle up by the roaring wood burner. Sleeping four guests across two bedrooms, this home is great for small families or a few friends looking to escape the hustle and bustle.

Head inside via the split-level decking and marvel at the striking interior. Exposed beams and pillars and vaulted ceilings add handfuls of quirk and character to this bolthole, welcoming you inside to make yourselves at home. Choose from two lounges, step down from the kitchen/diner and sink into sofas by the wood burner, admiring the views through floor-to-ceiling windows; or head upstairs and melt into sofas in the vibrant, eclectic second lounge where exposed brickwork and beams and exciting patterns create a cool ambience. Cook up a storm in the sleek kitchen/diner and take a plate outside to dine alfresco on the gorgeous, decked balcony which offers superb views and a chance to bask in the fresh air. The pair of ground-floor bedrooms are decorated with style and charm and provide awesome spaces in which to rest your head. The master boasts an en-suite (ascend three steps) which a roll-top bath. There is ample off-road parking.

When you’ve exhausted use of the indoor swimming pool (fees apply), been fishing on the lake and explored close to home, head further afield and adventure your way around the coast and countryside. Day trip to Lulworth Cove (19.5 miles) and walk to the magnificent arch at Durdle Door or enjoy a traditional beach day at the bustling resort of Weymouth (22 miles). For a spot of retail therapy and a delicious meal which you haven’t had to cook, travel 14 miles to the county town of Dorchester.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 Master super-king-size zip-and-link (that can be made up as a twin upon request) with day bed and pull-out single bed (only suitable for children); 1 king-size zip-and-link (that can be made up as a twin upon request, beds are 2'6" wide as singles); sofa bed in lounge
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC; 1 wet room with shower and WC
  • Kitchen: electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV with Sky TV (basic entertainment package) and DVD in the lounge on the first floor
  • Selection of DVDs and games available
  • Underfloor heating included
  • Towels included
  • 2 lounge areas on the ground floor and first floor
  • Wood burner in the ground floor lounge
  • Wi-Fi included, signal can vary due to rural location
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Open decked split-level balcony with garden furniture
  • Ample off road parking
  • Indoor fitness/exercise pool available for hire at an additional charge, the pool is 15' long, 7' wide and 4' deep, has three jets to swim against and is maintained at a temperature of around 31 degrees - must be requested at time of booking, charges as follows per booking - 7 night bookings £175, 5/6 night bookings £150, 3/4 night bookings £100
  • Private pond can be fished all year round, there is no extra charge for guests, however, anyone fishing will need an Environment Agency fishing licence sourced directly through the agency
  • The owners also have a 14 pitch campsite and 3 shepherd's huts which are set away from the cottage with the campsite facilities being located in the outbuilding adjacent to the cottage 
  • Beach 17 miles, pub and shop within walking distance
  • Nearest supermarkets 10 miles away in Blandford Forum, the main supermarkets deliver to the area 

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ben 26th July 2021

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Reviewed by Julia 2nd July 2021

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Fantastic cottage perfectly well equipped and lovely location on a working farm. Hosts were lovely and ensured the stay was enjoyable. Will certainly return again.

Reviewed by Joanne 18th June 2021

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Lovely week away in a gorgeous location. Cottage is beautiful and located on a working farm. Would not hesitate to recommend!

Reviewed by Michael 11th June 2021

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A fantastic, quirky barn. Very comfortable and clean with everything you want in a holiday. The owners are wonderful - very caring when we had a medical emergency. Clive will tell you all about the farm and Linda the horses if you want. It's so tranquil to walk around, and huge. Be aware it's also a campsite. Off the beaten track but fantastic pub Read moreserving great food 7 minutes walk away. Coast about 40 minutes drive. Lots of lovely villages and walks on doorstep. Strongly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte 4th June 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay at Cowslip Corner. The cottage was very spacious and well equipped, with views over the surrounding countryside. My daughter was really excited to see the chickens, ducks, geese, horses and very friendly farm dogs everyday as well. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. A great spot in very beautiful Dorset.

Reviewed by Ron 21st May 2021

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A great place to stay. Very comfortable and spacious. The owners are very hospitable and considerate.

Reviewed by Ryan 7th May 2021

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I cannot rate cowslip corner highly enough, Clive and Linda were amazing from the minute we got there, making sure we had Everything we needed, explaining where all the best places to go were, theres a lovely pub called the fox about 5 mins walk away which was fantastic. Great place to take your dogs as theres endless fields, the cottage was so lovRead moreely, we really loved the log burner, it made it very cosy at night. Would definitely book again. Thank you for a great time. Hide

Reviewed by Yvonne 7th December 2020

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Beautiful accommodation, spotlessly clean and well located for exploring the Dorset countryside with friendly owners. Located on a farm with chickens, horses and lovely farm dogs that came and said hello everyday.

Reviewed by Chloe 4th December 2020

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We had an amazing stay. The cottage is stunning, everyone was extremely welcoming as well. The swimming pool was a great added bonus, and is the perfect way to pass a frosty winters afternoon. I cannot speak highly enough about the whole stay.

Reviewed by Angela 11th October 2020

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Beautiful place to stay, very cosy with the real fire, comfy beds, lovely wet room, and great bath too, full of character and plenty of space, had everything you needed, great views, lovely to see the Horses, Chickens, Dogs, So relaxing, lovely cosy pubs with great food, and dog friendly, the coastal places are just beautiful, would love to return Read moreto Cowslip Hide

Reviewed by Vicky 25th September 2020

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A lovely location and very friendly owners. Geese in the field, swans on the lake and hens in the yard, perfect. The photos make the barn look a little smaller than it actually is. We totally enjoyed our stay and the company of Hester and Howard the dogs. The daily comings and goings of a working farm were interesting to watch , especially the travRead moreelling farrier. Cowslip Corner is within easy drive of all the popular tourist attractions and we can highly recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 21st September 2020

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Reviewed by Peter 21st August 2020

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Beautifully furnished and well designed cottage with great walks starting and finishing at the Fox pub about 10 minutes walk from the farm. Linda and Clive were welcoming and very helpful, but also left us to get on with it - perfect owners.

Reviewed by Michael 14th August 2020

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Wonderful people and a wonderful place

Reviewed by Daniel 16th March 2020

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Amazing cottage and Clive and Linda are so welcoming. This is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of normal life. Beautifully presented cottage on a farm with a pool and a lovely pub just round the corner nothing else to say

Reviewed by Sarah 18th February 2020

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Had a fantastic time, holiday home was lovely, warm and ideal. Clive & Linda are very welcoming people.

Reviewed by Caroline 28th December 2019

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Reviewed by Heike 25th November 2019

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If you are looking for an idyllic, relaxing and cosy place to spend your holidays, this is the perfect choice. The cottage is stunning (we loved the underfloor heating), the equipment most comfortable, surrounding coutryside is amazing and the owners (and their lovely dogs) are most friendly and warm-hearted. The coast and interesting sights are wiRead morethin short reach. We will certainly come back. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 14th November 2019

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Absolutely loved our stay, fantastic walks from the door, cosy, quiet, beautiful views, we hope to return again

Reviewed by Bryan 1st November 2019

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We have just spent the most amazing week staying in Cowslip Corner at Moonfleet Farm. This is without a doubt, one of the most idyllic, quirky, wonderful places I have ever holidayed at. The cottage itself is stunning, the surrounding views beautiful. The facilities are just second to none. There are fields for the dogs to play in, lakes to fish inRead more, a fantastic walk to the local pub (food is great!). But thats not all, there is also a fitness pool/jacuzzi (for a small booking fee) Hide

Reviewed by Sally 13th September 2019

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Cowslip Corner is a pretty well equipped cottage, it is located in the main farmyard so be prepared for some noise and smells, the owners were very helpful and attentive.

Reviewed by Sara 6th September 2019

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Reviewed by Simon 16th August 2019

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Fantastic barn conversion, beautiful location. peaceful and fantastic views. Wonderful hosts.

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Dining area with stairs leading up to second lounge
Ground floor lounge accessed via two steps from the kitchen/dining area
Looking towards the property
Lounge with cosy wood burner
Kitchen/dining area
Kitchen area
Second lounge area on the first floor
Second lounge area with TV
Second lounge area
Master super king-size with zip-and-link bed and en-suite bathroom
En-suite Master bedroom with day bed
Show 11 moreEn-suite Master bedroom with day bed

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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