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The Cowshed - West Lulworth

Lulworth Cove, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Wonderful rural charm with a Grade II-listed converted farm building, on a single-level with panoramic views over the Purbeck Hills
  • Relaxing Mediterranean-style garden with private sun terraces and shady pergola
  • Perfect base for walkers from which to explore Dorset's Jurassic Coast
  • Can be booked with other property on-site to accommodate up to 9 people
Property code: DC170

Beautiful countryside cottage in with soaring views across the Purbeck Hills. Attractive gardens and rustic charm characterise this lovely Dorset family retreat.

Set in a courtyard of Grade II-listed converted farm buildings, this charming property is perfect for relaxing family getaways by the coast. Beautifully updated inside, original beams and slate flooring combine with sleek contemporary units and stylish modern decor to create light and spacious rooms throughout. After a long day at Lulworth Cove or walking the South West Coast Path, return to the stunning Mediterranean-style courtyard garden for an al fresco meal beneath the pergola.

Keen cooks will delight in preparing delicious meals in the stunning contemporary kitchen, which is fitted with chic white units, quartz worktops and state-of-the-art appliances. Once prepared, enjoy meals in the spacious triple aspect lounge/diner, where plump sofas surround a beamed fireplace with a wood burner, and French doors open onto the patio. Here you will find a delightful al fresco dining area beneath a vine-covered pergola, while a stepping stone path leads to the lawn and two further terraces surrounded by colourful beds, shrubs and trees. There is a useful boot room and an allocated parking space for one car.

The attractive and historic village of West Lulworth sits just half a mile from the stunning natural beauty spot of Lulworth Cove. One of Dorset’s most well-known landmarks, this perfectly-rounded bay offers unforgettable swimming in its crystal-clear water, boat trips to explore the surrounding coastline and fruitful fossil hunting along the shoreline. Stop for a bite to eat at a local cafe or follow the coastal path to neighbouring Durdle Door (1.5 miles). The pretty riverside town of Wareham is just 9 miles away and is home to a good selection of eateries and shops.

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 doubles
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite with shower and WC, 1 with bath and WC
  • Oven and hob, microwave, cooker, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and wine chiller
  • Quartz worktops and flagstone floor in kitchen
  • Separate boot room with tumble drier
  • Wood burner in lounge with first basket of logs provided (guests need to bring their own firelighters)
  • TV/ DVD, radio and iPod Dock in lounge
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quiet village lane location
  • Grade II-listed converted farm building
  • Single-storey
  • Regret no pets
  • 1 allocated parking space, 1 further car can be parked along the lane
  • Pergola and private patio to the rear plus a lawn and terraced area
  • Local shop 0.5 miles, pub 200 yards
  • Lulworth Cove 0.5 miles, Wareham 8 miles
  • Regret no children under the age of 5
  • Both holiday properties onsite can be booked together to accommodate larger groups

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Linda 13th March 2020

Beautiful cottage in quiet location. Very clean and well looked after. Very well fitted out, all good quality and comfy fittings throughout.. Perhaps a bit smaller than we thought from photos of kitchen and second bedroom but all beautifully presented. Would definitely use again.

Reviewed by Claire 24th February 2020

A beautiful property within walking distance of a local pub and Lulworth Cove.

Reviewed by Debra 15th February 2020

Lovely cottage, everything you need is supplied, very clean and quiet, great location 5 mins to pub, 15 mins to Lulworth Cove.

Reviewed by Mary 28th January 2020

A very tasteful and beautifully converted barn. Very cosy and superbly equipped. Great location for an off season break.

Reviewed by W P 22nd October 2019

Wonderful in every way, we would very much like to go back and hope to soon. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by David 4th October 2019

Excellent around the cottage, brilliant walks.

Reviewed by C 27th September 2019

The Cowshed provided brilliant accommodation at a very high standard. We had taken various bits and bobs such as a bottle opener etc....but we neednt have bothered, as EVERYTHING was provided. It was excellent.

Reviewed by MAUREEN 13th September 2019

You will be surprised at the thought that has gone into this property. It has everying you ned plus more

Reviewed by Denise 23rd August 2019

You couldnt fault the Cottage in anyway. the tasteful decor and furnishings was fab, the garden was beautiful, as lovely as next doors tree was it did block a little of the sun in the afternoon but didnt stop us enjoying it thou. I would highly recommend the cottage to everyone well worth every penny. It was in a beautiful village not far to walk tRead moreo the Cove. Thank you to the owners for letting us share your beautiful home. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 9th August 2019

Good, quiet location with great attention to detail and good quality and amount of equipment.

Reviewed by S 2nd August 2019

The location was great as we had our twin granddaughters with us. We visited monkey world, the tank museum and the girls favourite the Swanage railway. We also enjoyed the Weymouth sea life centre. It was walking distance to Lulworth Cove and we also walked to Durdle Door which was stunning.

Reviewed by A 19th July 2019

A beautifully decorated and exceptionally well equipped cottage in a very quiet part of the village. Lots of extras to make the holiday special - welcome pack of dairy products/biscuits on arrival; lots of maps/info on local area and attractions; books/board games. Also a beautiful garden to relax in.

Reviewed by Alan 5th July 2019

We were delighted with this cottage. Lovely cottage, good location and a beautiful area of Dorset. West Lulworth is a charming village. We hope to return.

Reviewed by D 28th June 2019

We had an excellent holiday. The cottage provided very comfortable accommodation. Excellent sitting out areas out in the garden, good kitchen facilities, very comfortable beds. Would thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by B 7th June 2019

Excellent location and property. The provisions box was generous and thoroughly appreciated. Amazed that the Cove Fish an Chip shop shut in the rain! Also, for the first time, we received no call or visit from a cottage housekeeper to ask if all was well.

Reviewed by Mrs A Lane 31st March 2019

A dream cottage in a beautiful part of the country.

Reviewed by Mrs B Smith 8th December 2018

Clean, homely, warm, cosy. Everything we would want was at the Cowshed.

Reviewed by Ms P Watts 12th September 2018

Lovely spacious home, tasefully presented. Situated with own parking space in a quiet area away from the main road in the pretty village of West Lulworth.Beautifully clean. Perhaps the best of the cottages that we have stayed in over the years.

Reviewed by Mr P Harris 31st August 2018

Very nice, clean and well equipped property.

Reviewed by Mr M Lambert 31st August 2018

Very high quality cottage, good modern & clean kitchen. Beds were comfortable, cottage was clean and neighbours were friendly.

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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.

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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