Ideal spot for al fresco meals and drinks
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
Time for tea
Looking towards the spacious property
Space for all the family to enjoy in the enclosed garden
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
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2 / 30  Stylish open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
3 / 30  Relax in the lounge area
4 / 30  Snuggle up by the cosy wood burner
5 / 30  Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
6 / 30  Dining area with French doors opening out to the enclosed garden
7 / 30  Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area
8 / 30  Dining and kitchen area
9 / 30  Plenty of walks to explore from the doorstep
10 / 30  Light and airy open plan living space
11 / 30  Step into the spacious en-suite king size bedroom
12 / 30  Fabulous bedroom
13 / 30  En-suite king size bedroom with TV
14 / 30  Enjoy the view across the garden from the bedroom window
15 / 30  En-suite shower room
16 / 30  Beautiful king-size bedroom overlooking the garden
17 / 30  Plenty of features throughout the property
18 / 30  Charming king-size bedroom with TV
19 / 30  Stylish bathroom
20 / 30  Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
21 / 30  Light and airy en-suite twin bedroom with TV
22 / 30  Lovely views from the window
23 / 30  En-suite shower room
24 / 30  Time for tea
25 / 30  Looking towards the spacious property
26 / 30  Space for all the family to enjoy in the enclosed garden
27 / 30  Guests are welcome to use the large lawn area for outdoor games
28 / 30  Take a seat in the shade
29 / 30  Views across the stream and gardens where ducks roam freely
30 / 30  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
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No Dogs
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
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

  • Single-storey barn conversion property sleeping six
  • Beautifully presented accommodation with thoughtful attention to detail
  • Tranquil location nestled on the owners’ smallholding with resident ducks and chickens
  • Spacious, walled garden, private wildflower meadow and use of large lawn area for outdoor games
  • Suitable for families with twin babies, with two highchairs and two cots
  • Situated in the Dorset countryside, ten miles from the market town of Sherborne
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.

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. Guests should be aware that there are some low beams in the property, and therefore some reduced head-height in places.

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. There is 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 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
  • 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
  • Variety of lawn games available on request
  • Heating and electric included
  • Regret no pets
  • Secure storage available 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 8 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
5
Overall comfort
5
Overall location
5

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.

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Ideal spot for al fresco meals and drinks
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
Show 18 moreFabulous bedroom

Location

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