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

This property enjoys a tranquil location on the owners’ smallholding in the heart of the Dorset countryside. Surrounded by farmland and walks, this is the perfect spot for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and stargazers as there is no light pollution. Just a mile from the property, the village of Hazelbury Bryan has a welcoming pub which guests can walk to from the property on the footpaths across the fields. Ten miles to the north-west of the property, the town of Sherborne makes for a lovely day trip, with its two castles and imposing abbey which was founded in AD 705. Fifteen miles to the south, meanwhile, is the town of Dorchester, which has a surprising number of unusual attractions including a Tutankhamun museum, a Teddy Bear museum, and a Terracotta Army exhibit, as well as a good range of shops, tea rooms, and pubs. Other attractions within easy reach of the property include the Fleet Air Arm Museum, the town of Glastonbury with its atmospheric abbey ruins, and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast which lie 23 miles south of the property.

Guests approach this stylish property through the walled garden, from where the front door opens onto the impressive open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with its beamed ceiling and contemporary Scandinavian feel. A large dining table occupies the centre of this space, a perfect spot for lingering over long meals and enjoying one another’s company. The lounge area has two comfortable sofas, a TV/DVD, and a wonderfully warming wood burner which ensures that the property retains a lovely cosy feel, even on the coldest of winter days. At the far end of the room, the kitchen area is well-equipped, offering an oven, hob, microwave, and dishwasher, whilst the fridge/freezer and washing machine can be found in a separate utility room. Moving through to the sleeping accommodation, there are three bedrooms, all of which act as fine examples of the owners’ thoughtful attention to detail, and all benefitting from their own TV and bathroom facilities. Two of these are king-size rooms, the first of which has an adjacent bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC, whilst the second bedroom boasts an en-suite shower room with WC, and can be made up as a twin room on request. The third bedroom is a pleasant twin room which has an en-suite shower and WC. There is also a convenient cloakroom with a WC.

To the front of the property, there is a delightful walled garden which is partially set to lawn and has a gravelled seating area with garden furniture and a BBQ. Guests also have exclusive use of a private wildflower meadow where you will find a private wood fired hot tub set on raised decking and accessed via walkways. There is a separate games room with table football and there is also plenty of space for children to play in the enclosed garden or on the large shared lawn area, which is a great spot for outdoor games or for children to burn off some energy. By arrangement with the owners, guests can explore the walks across their land or challenge your companions to a game of Poohsticks in the stream. There is ample off road parking available.

 

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 king-size and 1 twin
  • 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, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • TV/DVD in lounge. TV 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 can be purchased on-site
  • Honey, seasonal fruit and vegetables 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 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)
  • 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 (drinks only) 1 mile, beach 26 miles
  • Arrival 4pm

 

This property joined our collection in 2014 and is managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
5
Overall comfort
4.9
Overall location
4.7

Reviewed by Sally, 15th February 2020

The Cow Stalls has been converted to a very high standard. The kitchen is really well equipped which made cooking at home easy. The wood burner was a welcome addition during our stay in Feb half term! We would highly recommend this accommodation for a get away - very peaceful but within easy reach of Dorchester, the coast, Sandbanks etc. A great loRead morecation and a special base. Hide

Reviewed by Vivienne, 23rd December 2019

The perfect place for a family get-together at Christmas. Everything we needed in comfortable and warm accommodation. Friendly welcome, even a wonderful Christmas tree and decorations.

Reviewed by Christine, 28th September 2019

Host were fantastic

Reviewed by Nicola, 18th May 2019

The cow stalls was a superb holiday cottage. It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The owners were great, very welcoming and friendly without being intrusive. The little enclosed garden was perfect for our two small children and the surroundings were beautiful.

Reviewed by Melanie, 17th April 2019

We really enjoyed our week at the Cow Stalls. We wanted a break in the countryside and it was everything we wanted. It is very relaxed and the countryside is beautiful. The owners made us feel welcome and part of their family...the children had fun playing together, they collected the eggs, loved the new lambs, appreciated the rope swing and space Read moreto run & play. The accommodation is fabulous, very comfortable and clean. Hide

Reviewed by Adrian, 13th April 2019

Fantastic cottage with welcoming hosts - highly recommended. Clean and very well equipped

Reviewed by Helen, 8th September 2018

Gill and Anthony were great hosts and gave us some great tips on where to visit and eat. The Cowstalls accommodation was faultless. The cleanest place we have ever stayed in - spotless. We will certainly be staying again in the near future. Of course Dorset is stunning too.

Reviewed by Barbara, 1st September 2018

The cottage was well worth the visit and would definitely recommend it, the owners were very welcoming and helpful throughout, the cottage is situated on a lovely farm, offering plenty of privacy when you want it but can also explore the grounds as well, we also got to feed the chickens and sheep, and the free range eggs were lovely,

Reviewed by Vivienne, 11th August 2018

The cottage was perfect for what we needed. It was beautiful, everything we needed in the kitchen, bedrooms were lovely, they had there own bathrooms, which were an added bonus. The owners were so friendly and helpful. It had nice little touches, like flowers in vases, and eggs left on the table for us. We loved the chickens and ducks at the back dRead moreoor to greet us every morning. The surrounding countryside was so peaceful and quite. Absolutely perfect Hide

Reviewed by Claire, 4th August 2018

The cottage was beautifully presented and very clean. Everything and more that we would need from a holiday cottage. Would highly recommend The Cow Stalls !

Reviewed by Diane, 28th July 2018

This was a very generous place. our hosts were delightful and nothing was too much trouble.There were plenty of towels, excellent quality equipment, and bedding. It was decorated to a very high standard and was luxurious. The location was quiet and peaceful with a wealth of bird life and plenty of interesting places nearby to visit. We enjoyed our Read morestay very much indeed. Hide

Reviewed by Denise, 14th July 2018

An absolute delightful place to stay. Clean and finished to a high standard. Out of the way, so will need a vehicle to travel to see local places.

Reviewed by Margret, 7th July 2018

Great property! Well equipped, comfortable and in a very quiet setting. An ideal place to get away and relax.

Reviewed by Clare, 1st July 2018

The Cow Stalls is a fabulous property, it is rural and very peaceful and the owners are delightful. There is plenty of room inside the bedrooms and the lounge kitchen area is massive. We loved feeding the hens and the sheep came running over too! There is a village shop and a good pub nearby and Sherbourne and Dorchester are only a short car journeRead morey away. Fresh eggs were on the kitchen table for us on arrival. You must stay here, it's fantastic. Hide

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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 25 moreStep into the spacious en-suite king size bedroom

Location

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