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Relax in the private enclosed garden
Charming lounge with French doors leading to the garden
Lounge area overlooking the garden
Pretty lounge/dining room
Lounge/dining room overlooking the garden
Time for tea
Lounge area leading to the kitchen
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
Enjoy the views overlooking the garden and countryside beyond
Light and airy kitchen with door leading out to the garden
Head upstairs to the king-size bedroom and en-suite bathroom
King-size bedroom with views over the countryside
En-suite bathroom with freestanding bath
En-suite bathroom with freestanding bath
Far reaching views over surrounding countryside
Twin bedroom on the ground floor
Twin bedroom overlooking the garden
Shower room on the ground floor
Shower room on the ground floor
Soak up the beautiful views from the gazebo in the garden
Enjoy al fresco drinks and meals in the garden
Perfect spot to unwind with a good book and a drink in the gazebo
Looking towards the rear of the property and rear access
Looking towards the property from the enclosed garden
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4 / 24  Pretty lounge/dining room
5 / 24  Lounge/dining room overlooking the garden
6 / 24  Time for tea
7 / 24  Lounge area leading to the kitchen
8 / 24  Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
9 / 24  Enjoy the views overlooking the garden and countryside beyond
10 / 24  Light and airy kitchen with door leading out to the garden
11 / 24  Head upstairs to the king-size bedroom and en-suite bathroom
12 / 24  King-size bedroom with views over the countryside
13 / 24  En-suite bathroom with freestanding bath
14 / 24  En-suite bathroom with freestanding bath
15 / 24  Far reaching views over surrounding countryside
16 / 24  Twin bedroom on the ground floor
17 / 24  Twin bedroom overlooking the garden
18 / 24  Shower room on the ground floor
19 / 24  Shower room on the ground floor
20 / 24  Soak up the beautiful views from the gazebo in the garden
21 / 24  Enjoy al fresco drinks and meals in the garden
22 / 24  Perfect spot to unwind with a good book and a drink in the gazebo
23 / 24  Looking towards the rear of the property and rear access
24 / 24  Looking towards the property from the enclosed garden

Mallows Byre

Sherborne (5mls SW), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic country retreat with a spacious private garden hidden away in a rural village
  • Tranquil location with stunning views over rolling countryside and lots of wildlife to spot
  • Enjoy a walk along one of the many beautiful routes through the surrounding area
Property code: 50447

The ideal spot for a relaxing break, this spacious converted barn is detached and has a spacious enclosed garden with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.

Hidden away in a rural village, this stylish former barn offers an idyllic countryside retreat for couples or families. Sleeping four, the accommodation is modern, light and airy with exposed beams, neutral decor and patio doors opening from the lounge onto a decked terrace. When you’re not enjoying a BBQ in the garden while admiring the open countryside beyond, explore the quaint local villages, the market town of Sherborne (5.5 miles) or the stunning Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (20 miles).

Offering spacious rooms and an abundance of charm, this is a peaceful retreat from which to explore Dorset and beyond. A bright and airy kitchen overlooks pretty countryside and opens onto the garden while the adjacent utility room is a handy space for drying wet paws and boots. The open-plan lounge/diner is a wonderful room for relaxing all day long, with wooden flooring, inviting sofas, an electric wood burner and glazed doors opening onto the garden. This property boasts two well-presented bedrooms, one twin with TV and adjacent shower room and one en-suite king-size with a freestanding bath and wonderful views. Outside, the generous private enclosed garden is perfect for grown-ups, children and dogs alike.

Surrounded by open countryside, the picturesque village of Yetminster is home to a pub, coffee shops and a general store. A haven for walkers and nature lovers alike, this area is rich in natural beauty and boasts plenty of quaint villages with friendly pubs offering welcome refreshments along the way. Visit the market town of Sherborne with its beautiful abbey and selection of independent shops and eateries. Or hop on the train from the village to reach the picturesque city of Bath (47.5 miles) or the thriving coastal resort of Weymouth (24.5 miles).

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size with en-suite bathroom on the first floor; 1 twin on the ground floor
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath and WC on the first floor; 1 shower room with large shower and WC on the ground floor
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility room with freezer and washing machine
  • Smart TV in lounge; TV in both bedrooms
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample roadside parking on the village lane (subject to availability)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome until 31st December 2021, 2 dogs by arrangement - dogs are not permitted upstairs, a stairgate is provided
  • Regret no dogs from 1st January 2022
  • Outdoor tap and hose for muddy boots and paws
  • Beach 20 miles, shop, coffee shop and pub within walking distance
  • BBQ available

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 18th October 2021

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Very well equipped and comfortable. Lovely view and garden. Friendly owners and gorgeous lemon cake.

Reviewed by Jennifer 8th October 2021

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A well appointed and comfortable cottage. Beds were really comfortable. Garden lovely with great views. Made very welcome. Such a shame we cannot return next year as it is not allowing dogs from January.

Reviewed by A 24th September 2021

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Very pleasant cottage, clean, well-equipped, comfortable, pleasant garden. In attractive stone village but with views of countryside immediately beyond cottage and garden. Rob and Daphne next door and extremely friendly and helpful. We've stayed there twice this year.

Reviewed by Susan 17th September 2021

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A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location. Had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and felt more like a home than a holiday cottage. Very friendly hosts who were always on hand with suggestions but never intrusive. After returning home I recommended it to friends who have already booked to stay there next year.

Reviewed by Debbie 10th September 2021

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Fantastic cottage. Perfect quite location. Great hosts. Home from home.

Reviewed by Lyn 3rd September 2021

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Such a nice place to stay, would highly recommend

Reviewed by Lucinda 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Craig 16th July 2021

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Mallows Byre had absolutely everything you could ever need during your holiday. The cottage is really lovely and well equipped. The garden is beautiful, private and the views are stunning. Rob and Daphne were the perfect hosts.

Reviewed by Rachel 9th July 2021

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We had a lovely stay at Mallows Byre. The views from the garden were wonderful and the cottage itself extremely clean and well equipped. The milk, homemade cake and flowers were a lovely thoughtful touch and the owners Rob and Daphne very welcoming and helpful. We would recommend the White Hart just a few minutes away, and the caf just beyond. We dRead morerove out to various places; Montacute House, Sherborne, Bath, Wells, Poole and Bournemouth, and took the train to Weymouth. Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Marjorie 25th June 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Mallows Byrne. Immaculate and spotlessly clean, this spacious property enjoys beautiful views over the valley from the sunny spacious garden with added bonus of a gazebo which on hot days was very welcome. A tasty cake, milk & flowers welcomed us on our arrival. Rob and Daphne were on hand if needed and recommendatRead moreions to visit. Very well equipped . The utility room was very useful for storing coats etc. Several gardens, NT properties nearby. Hope to re visit. Hide

Reviewed by A 11th June 2021

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Enjoyable holiday in a very comfortable cottage. Lovely setting with views of country immediately beyond. We were made very welcome by the owners Rob and Daphne.

Reviewed by John 4th June 2021

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This is a delightful fully equipped and comfortable cottage. The owners are friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The garden and views are superb and the location in excellent. We wish we had found in years ago and have already re booked x

Reviewed by Sally 21st May 2021

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A beautiful cottage in a fantastic quiet location. The view from the garden was amazing. Owners Rob and Daphne are really helpful (and provided a delicious home baked cake and milk on arrival). Plenty of walks stunning from the cottage. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be visiting again. Thank you!

Reviewed by Kay 14th May 2021

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Lovely location, peaceful and scenic but well placed for visiting surrounding places of interest. Very well equipped, clean and comfortable property and the secure flat garden was perfect for our elderly dog, and with lovely views. We had an unseasonably wet and cold week or would love to have had drinks in the gazebo and meals outside! Highly recoRead moremmended. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 30th April 2021

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This was our second stay at Mallows Byre and everything again was just perfect. We had such a relaxing stay and were very comfortable. Rob and Daphne, the hosts, are so friendly and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Would thoroughly recommend a stay here. You will not be disappointed.

Reviewed by Sharon 16th April 2021

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What a superb place to stay. Everything you would want from a holiday. The views from the cottage were stunning. The location in the village was excellent. The cottage itself was spot on with regard to comfort, cleanliness, equipment. The owners were lovely ,very friendly and helpful. We spent a week walking round this beautiful county and we will Read moredefinitely be going back. Hide

Reviewed by Andy 12th April 2021

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Mallows Byre is a comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean cottage. Very friendly and helpful owners - the tasty cake a lovely touch. Very much enjoyed our break exploring the Dorset countryside and plenty of good walks on your doorstep. Hope to return before too long.

Reviewed by Rebecca 30th October 2020

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A wonderfully hidden secret amongst beautiful surroundings. Rob and Daphne were brilliant hosts and their cottage was absolute perfection for an autumnal family get away. All kitted out well including board games for indoor activities but also provided towels for the dog and suggested nice walking routes if we were going to go out. We felt truly atRead more home at Mallows Byre and would definitely like to go back in summer to enjoy the bbq and deck facilities that the garden offers. Hide

Reviewed by Rowena 24th October 2020

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Lovely cottage with beautiful views

Reviewed by Rachel 9th October 2020

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A very relaxing and peaceful location. The cottage was spotless, very well equipped and extremely comfortable. The panoramic views were outstanding. We have had a great time and would definitely like to visit again.

Reviewed by Peter 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Tracy 25th September 2020

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Great location for walks and exploring the local countryside - the views from the upstairs bedroom show the beautiful landscape around the cottage. The cottage has a really well stocked kitchen for eating in and relaxing of an evening and our dog loved the garden area. The owners very friendly and accommodating to requests and questions about the lRead moreocal area. Hide

Reviewed by Vera 18th September 2020

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The most beautiful clean well equipped cottage we've ever had. That's inside and out.

Reviewed by Graham 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Debbie 4th September 2020

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Fantastic quiet location. Cottage perfect for all. Well thoughtout. Safe for dogs and children. Great views. Good base for walking or sightseeing. Easy travel to nearby towns etc. Thoroughly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Kerry 28th August 2020

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A wonderful 4 day break in this beautiful cottage set in the most picturesque surroundings. Rob & Daphne were the perfect hosts so friendly & helpful. The luscious lemon cake on arrival was a lovely touch & they even bought us a bottle of Prosecco for our anniversary so thoughtful. Yetminster is a lovely little village we ate at the local pub The WRead morehite Hart a couple of times which was very nice. Hide

Reviewed by Andy 7th August 2020

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This is the perfect holiday cottage - spotlessly clean, very comfortable and well equipped. The garden is private and is a great spot to relax and take in the lovely views. Rob & Daf are ideal hosts - happy to provide advice on the area but are never intrusive. Daf's homemade cake was much appreciated! Yetminster is a good base from which to explorRead moree and there are plenty of dining options nearby. All in all we can't recommend this holiday cottage too highly Hide

Reviewed by Linda 31st July 2020

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The view and surrounding area was lovely . The cottage is a very relaxing space , we had a lovely time there.

Reviewed by Jo 26th July 2020

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We had a wonderful time at Mallows Byre. The hosts, Rob & Daphne were very friendly, helpful and made us feel very welcome - the lemon drizzle cake was delicious. This place is so much better in real life, the photos do not do it justice. Spacious and bright, with lots of windows. The view is incredible, there is no one overlooking you in the gardeRead moren. The wildlife is amazing, deer, buzzards, rabbits, horses and owls. The village is great with a good local pub and a good base to explore Dorset. Hide

Reviewed by Roy 17th July 2020

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The cottage is in a lovely village. The cottage itself is in a great setting. Perfect enclosed garden with fantastic views. Very well equipped kitchen. Our hosts were great and very friendly. Would definitely recommend this as a perfect base for a lovely relaxing getaway.

Reviewed by Claudia 4th July 2020

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This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful village. Rob and Daphne provided everything that we needed, we were even welcomed with a lovely cake. Very peaceful and has a great garden for a dog! Everything we needed was there, including local walking maps and a bbq. Would highly recommend and hope to stay again!

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Relax in the private enclosed garden
Charming lounge with French doors leading to the garden
Lounge area overlooking the garden
Pretty lounge/dining room
Lounge/dining room overlooking the garden
Time for tea
Lounge area leading to the kitchen
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
Enjoy the views overlooking the garden and countryside beyond
Light and airy kitchen with door leading out to the garden
Head upstairs to the king-size bedroom and en-suite bathroom
Show 12 moreKing-size bedroom with views over the countryside

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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