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Enjoy the views across the fields from the wood fired hot tub
Looking towards the property from the hot tub
Step into the stylish open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Relax in the lounge area
Snuggle up by the cosy wood burner
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Dining area with French doors opening out to the enclosed garden
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area
Dining and kitchen area
Plenty of walks to explore from the doorstep
Light and airy open plan living space
Step into the spacious en-suite king size bedroom
Fabulous bedroom
En-suite king size bedroom with TV
Enjoy the view across the garden from the bedroom window
En-suite shower room
Beautiful king-size bedroom overlooking the garden
Plenty of features throughout the property
Charming king-size bedroom with TV
Stylish bathroom
Twin bedroom (can be requested into a super king-size) with en-suite shower room
Light and airy en-suite twin bedroom (can be requested into a super king-size) with TV
Lovely views from the window
En-suite shower room
Ideal spot for al fresco meals and drinks
Time for tea in the enclosed garden
Looking towards the spacious property
Lots of room outside for all the family in the enclosed garden
Welcome to the private wildflower meadow and wood fired hot tub.
A raised walkway leads you through the trees to the wood fired hot tub
Relax in the wood fired hot tub
Looking towards the property from the hot tub
Challenge your friends and family to a game
Guests are welcome to use the large lawn area for outdoor games
Take a seat in the shade
Views across the stream and gardens where ducks roam freely
Challenge your companions to a game of Poohsticks
1 / 38  Enjoy the views across the fields from the wood fired hot tub
2 / 38  Looking towards the property from the hot tub
3 / 38  Step into the stylish open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
4 / 38  Relax in the lounge area
5 / 38  Snuggle up by the cosy wood burner
6 / 38  Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
7 / 38  Dining area with French doors opening out to the enclosed garden
8 / 38  Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area
9 / 38  Dining and kitchen area
10 / 38  Plenty of walks to explore from the doorstep
11 / 38  Light and airy open plan living space
12 / 38  Step into the spacious en-suite king size bedroom
13 / 38  Fabulous bedroom
14 / 38  En-suite king size bedroom with TV
15 / 38  Enjoy the view across the garden from the bedroom window
16 / 38  En-suite shower room
17 / 38  Beautiful king-size bedroom overlooking the garden
18 / 38  Plenty of features throughout the property
19 / 38  Charming king-size bedroom with TV
20 / 38  Stylish bathroom
21 / 38  Twin bedroom (can be requested into a super king-size) with en-suite shower room
22 / 38  Light and airy en-suite twin bedroom (can be requested into a super king-size) with TV
23 / 38  Lovely views from the window
24 / 38  En-suite shower room
25 / 38  Ideal spot for al fresco meals and drinks
26 / 38  Time for tea in the enclosed garden
27 / 38  Looking towards the spacious property
28 / 38  Lots of room outside for all the family in the enclosed garden
29 / 38  Welcome to the private wildflower meadow and wood fired hot tub.
30 / 38  A raised walkway leads you through the trees to the wood fired hot tub
31 / 38  Relax in the wood fired hot tub
32 / 38  Looking towards the property from the hot tub
33 / 38  
34 / 38  Challenge your friends and family to a game
35 / 38  Guests are welcome to use the large lawn area for outdoor games
36 / 38  Take a seat in the shade
37 / 38  Views across the stream and gardens where ducks roam freely
38 / 38  Challenge your companions to a game of Poohsticks

The Cow Stalls Old Boywood Farm

Sherborne (9.5mls SE), Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Perfect rural sanctuary tucked away at the end of a private drive with access to open countryside
  • Spacious and beautifully presented accommodation with a wood fired hot tub and games room
  • Ideal for families, walkers and nature lovers looking to escape the hustle and bustle in a serene location
Property code: COWOB

Stylish barn conversion property sleeping six located on the owners’ farm in the Dorset countryside, benefitting from its own outdoor spaces including a walled garden and private wildflower meadow with a wood fired hot tub.

Invite friends and family away for a rural retreat with and call this converted barn home for a while. Sitting in a wildflower meadow, the wood-fired hot tub is a real treat and the perfect way to end your days. Brilliantly open plan, the living space means you can enjoy quality time together and the wood burner helps create a cosy, welcoming atmosphere. Sleeping six guests over three bedrooms, each with an en-suite, whisk family and friends away for a break to remember.

Step inside and admire the attention to detail as you find yourself in the inviting living space. Here, the kitchen, lounge and diner fit together perfectly and create a lovely hub of the home in which to read books, watch TV and plan adventures. Sit beneath the vaulted ceiling or give the designated chef a hand and cook up a storm in the kitchen at the far end. After a toast to the cook, sit at the table and enjoy a communal dinnertime, or if the weather allows plate up al fresco and dine in the last of the day’s sun. The games room is a great place to burn off energy before soaking in the hot tub to unwind, reach the bubbling tub by following a magical raised walkway through the trees and wildflowers. Three bedrooms offer calming spaces to get tucked up under the covers and all three are treated to en-suites so there’s no need to queue to freshen up in the mornings. There is ample off-road parking.

Head straight from your door to explore, with no need to hop in the car. Venture towards the village of Hazelbury Bryan (1.5 miles) and reward your stroll with a pub meal or a pint. 10 miles away, the historic town of Sherborne has a pair of castles and an abbey to visit and is well worth the short trip. For a beach day filled with fish and chips, sandcastles and splashing in the sea, travel 24 miles south to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the bustling seaside resort of Weymouth.

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 king-size and 1 twin (which is zip-and-link and can be made into super king-size, please request at time of booking)
  • 3 bathrooms - 2 en-suite shower room with WC; 1 bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC opposite one of the king-size bedrooms
  • Kitchen: oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • TV/DVD in lounge, TVs in all the bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Heating and electric included
  • Wood burner with first basket of logs included (more available to purchase on-site)
  • Fresh eggs and honey can be purchased from the owners when available
  • Wood fired hot tub set on raised decking and accessed via walkways in the wildflower meadow
  • Towels are provided for the hot tub, guests are asked to take their own footwear and robes to access the hot tub via the walkway
  • Wood for the hot tub is included for the first 2 burns (more available to purchase on-site) - from the first burn the hot tub can take 2.5 to 3 hours to reach temperature
  • Games room with table football
  • Variety of lawn games available including croquet, quoits and giant Jenga
  • Regret no pets
  • Suitable for families with twin babies, with two highchairs and two cots
  • Secure storage available in the games room for bicycles
  • Shop and pub 1 mile, beach 26 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

 

Lauren Horwood

This property is personally managed by Lauren.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Elaine 6th May 2022

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Very comfortable accommodation, even bigger than it looks in the photos. Lovely welcome from the owners to a clean, very well equipped holiday home. Great views and outside seating area and gardens. Plenty of places to visit nearby and a friendly local pub.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by L 19th March 2022

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A gorgeous cottage done up to a very high standard with everything you need for a break in the stunning Dorset countryside.

Reviewed by Rachael 19th February 2022

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A beautiful home away from home! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Cow Stalls. The location is perfect if youre looking for peace and quiet, and the cottage and surrounding area is simply stunning. We found it exceptionally clean and comfortable with everything that you would need. The hot tub was fantastic and certainly warmed us all on a coldRead more and windy day! The hosts are very welcoming and are just next door. We definitely will be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 11th February 2022

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The cottage was lovely, very clean and well equipped

Reviewed by Sophie 4th February 2022

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Amazing place, beautifully designed and equipped for a wonderful stay. There were so many lovely touches that made our weekend very special. The location was picturesque. I would imagine all ages would enjoy a stay here. We spanned from 15-60. The wood fired hot tub was easy to use, and positioned in the midst of some trees lit beautifully at nightRead more, 360 views. Very Insta friendly. Fresh wild flowers in vases everywhere was such a special touch, very subtle and very lovely. Wonderful hosts. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 28th January 2022

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Reviewed by Emma 4th October 2021

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Very clean and tidy barn, completed to a high standard with all the necessary equipment. Lovely surroundings, the hot tub is awesome and the owners are very welcoming. Honey and eggs are a real treat and very tasty.

Reviewed by Lisa 25th September 2021

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Reviewed by Trevor 4th September 2021

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Welcoming owners to a lovely farm conversion - very comfortable and tastefully finished. Great for a family get together. Explored/visited nearby countryside and beaches, pubs and gardens.

Reviewed by Mary 21st August 2021

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We loved everything about our stay at The Cowstalls, Old Boywood Farm! Lovingly restored into a stylish, comfortable, spacious 3 bedroom cottage, it was ideal for our family of 4 adults + five year old and toddler. Everything has been provided for and is meticulously clean. An idyllic rural setting with hot tub and a tree swing made for a magical tRead moreime. The very welcoming hosts also included the children in experiencing farm life - a special experience for our little 'townies'! Hide

Reviewed by Hayley 14th August 2021

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Just back from our stay, what an incredible holiday. The barn is just stunning, attention to detail inside is perfect and the location and surrounding gardens are just wonderful, with the log fired hot tub being absolutely fantastic. The hosts Anthony and Gillian, their children, Anthony's parents, (not forgetting their dogs ducks & chickens) are sRead moreimply charming, a delight to speak to and were very helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. An ideal base to explore beautiful Dorset. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 31st July 2021

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A fantastic two week stay at Old Boywood Farm, the hosts were extremely friendly and welcoming. The cottage was immaculately clean and felt like home away from home. The children loved playing on the rope swing and seeing the animals, they slept in past 8 oclock most days which is unheard of! Hot tub was a great feature which added an extra somethiRead moreng to our stay and we spent many an evening enjoying the sunset and stars whilst watching bats fly overhead or listening to owls. A magical holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Alison 17th July 2021

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We had a fantastic week - the accommodation is very well equipped, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Hot tub is excellent and our children also enjoyed the garden swing and table football. Beautiful location as well. Owners very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Roger 3rd July 2021

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A lovely cottage in a tranquil setting. The owners could not be more friendly. The rooms where spotless and everything you needed was supplied.

Reviewed by Olivier 26th June 2021

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The cottage was so lovely, very clean and modern with lots of amenities, including hot tub and bathroom for every room. The cottage had a large Kitchen that was well equipped, great for cooking nights. It is surrounded by the farm grounds, we could visit the sheep and feed them. Gill and Anthony were so nice and welcoming. I would strongly recommenRead mored this place for a relaxing break with friends or family. You will need a car to go around as it is in the countryside but the region is gorgeous. Hide

Reviewed by Frances 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by Chris 12th June 2021

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Dorset. Spacious and well equipped with good quality furniture and fittings. Friendly welcoming owners who are there when you need them but not in your face when you dont.. Loads to do in the area but some of the lanes are not for the faint hearted. If you want a country get away few cottages can beat this one.Read more Hide

Reviewed by Patrick 29th May 2021

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Fantastic location, excellent hosts and wonderful accommodation.

Reviewed by Andy 27th April 2021

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We had a terrific stay in the Cow Stalls. The accommodation is finished to an exceptional standard, and it felt like we were the first people to have stayed there post a refurb which is testament to how it is kept and maintained. The setting is perfect, with farm animals on your door step and a good set of amenities in the nearby villages.

Reviewed by Kerry 12th April 2021

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We had a fantastic time at Cowstalls in Dorset. The accommodation was very high quality and beautifully done. The property was in pristine condition and immaculately presented. Anthony and Gillian were perfect hosts, and knew all the good places to recommend. The countryside of the surrounding Blackmore Vale is so beautiful, and the property was anRead more easy drive to the coast. There were plenty of trendy places nearby for refreshments, and nearby Sturminster Newton and Sherborne were a delight. Hide

Reviewed by Veronica 31st October 2020

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We had a really wonderful week at the Cow Stalls. When we knew we didnt have to rush home for lockdown, we settled in and relaxed. Its a lovely area with so much to see and do, we enjoyed different beaches, walks and visiting towns that were new to us. Finished off a few evenings in the hot tub which was amazing! All this was made more special by sRead moreuch welcoming and accommodating hosts, Anthony and Gil. We felt together as a family and peaceful for the first time in a long time. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 19th October 2020

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Property, location and owners all AMAZING!!! Fantastic place with everything we needed, the setting was beyond beautiful...just what we all needed! We will be back! Highly recommend

Reviewed by Richard 26th September 2020

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Our stay in the cow stalls was fantastic, It was like home away from home. The owners Antony and Gill were very friendly and helpful. The whole place was very clean and well kept. Was especially nice waking up to look out of the windows to see chicken's, cows and sheep. Our children were so happy that Antony left them some corn to feed the chicken'Read mores. Its the little things that count. Would stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 19th September 2020

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Spotlessly clean and very comfortable, in a lovely setting. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. The owners made us feel welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Elaine 12th September 2020

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We had a fantastic holiday and found the Old Cow Stalls comfortable and spacious. It's well equipped with everything thought of. Anthony and his family are on hand for questions or assistance and are gracious hosts. Hot tub and wood burner are lovely as the weather turns chilly, and sitting in the wood fired hot tub surrounded by the trees and the Read morestars was serene and relaxing. We are looking forward to going again. My son loved feeding the chickens and the eggs were delicious. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 5th September 2020

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Anthony Gill and their family were fantastic as from the time of our arrival they made us feel so welcome.The accommodation its self was great everything you needed was there. We would certainly go back and would throughly recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed by Kevin 29th August 2020

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Reviewed by S 8th August 2020

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Reviewed by Katie 1st August 2020

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A glorious little cottage surrounded by 100 acres owned by the family who owned the cottage. They were very pleasant and helpful.

Reviewed by Daniel 25th July 2020

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We cannot recommend The Cow Stall highly enough. The open planned living area was perfect for our group. The kitchen was fully equipped. The beds were comfy and the cottage was immaculate. The hot tub was a real highlight for us as we used it every night and was super easy to use. The hosts were fantastic and couldnt do enough with multiple recommeRead morendations. We will definitely be back again. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 19th July 2020

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Excellent rental property for 6 adults or family. Fitted out to a high standard throughout with many of the original dairy farm features from years gone by. Its remote location gives you a quiet, relaxing stay but you can walk to the local shop and pub. If you want some where away from the crowds in a totally rural location on a organic farm then tRead morehis is the one for you. Extremely helpful and friendly owners who have an excellent knowledge of Dorset and local places to eat and drink. Hide

Reviewed by Trevor 11th July 2020

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The cottage was beautifully presented and very clean, the owners were very welcoming and helpful throughout. Very clean and everything you needed and more in the kitchen. The hot tub new for 2020 was amazing, looking out over the country side watching the sheep, cows, chicken, ducks and Freddie the horse, so relaxing, didn't want to leave.

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Enjoy the views across the fields from the wood fired hot tub
Looking towards the property from the hot tub
Step into the stylish open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Relax in the lounge area
Snuggle up by the cosy wood burner
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Dining area with French doors opening out to the enclosed garden
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area
Dining and kitchen area
Plenty of walks to explore from the doorstep
Light and airy open plan living space
Show 26 moreStep into the spacious en-suite king size bedroom

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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