Patio area
Lounge area
Lounge/dining area
Kitchen/dining area
En-suite double bedroom
En-suite bathroom with shower over
1 of 3 properties
A selection of the Owners private collection of horse drawn vehicles
1 / 8  Patio area
2 / 8  Lounge area
3 / 8  Lounge/dining area
4 / 8  Kitchen/dining area
5 / 8  En-suite double bedroom
6 / 8  En-suite bathroom with shower over
7 / 8  1 of 3 properties
8 / 8  A selection of the Owners private collection of horse drawn vehicles

Bowden Farm Cobble Cottage

Shaftesbury (5.5mls W), Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4
star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Barn conversion property sleeping 2
  • Idyllic romantic retreat
  • Private enclosed patio garden with seating area
  • Rural location on the owners' land
  • Interesting collection of horse-drawn vehicles on site
  • Situated five miles from the historic town of Shaftesbury in North Dorset
Property code: COBCO

This property is located A few miles from the attractive town of Shaftesbury in North Dorset, just a short distance from the county’s border with Somerset. Shaftesbury is a lovely town which will be recognisable to many due to its role in the nostalgic Hovis adverts. Just outside the town is Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty once a royal hunting ground, it now offers miles of enjoyable walks in the picturesque landscape. For a change of scene, to the north of the property, is the town of Bruton, which has a world-class art gallery, chic bistros, and fashionable bars: not quite what you’d expect from a small Somerset town. Other great days out within easy reach of the property include the town of Glastonbury with its Chalice Well Gardens and atmospheric ruined abbey, Longleat Safari Park, and the Fleet Air Arm Museum. This property makes a fantastic location for a relaxing couple’s break.

On arrival, guests will find the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner: a light-filled space with doors opening out onto the patio garden. The cosy lounge area has two comfortable sofas, a TV, and DVD, making it a great spot to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. The kitchen area, which is next to the dining area, occupies its own corner of the room and offers an oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, and washer/dryer. Upstairs, there is one king-size bedroom which benefits from an en-suite bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC.

Outside, the property has an enclosed patio garden with garden furniture, which makes a pleasant place to enjoy alfresco drinks and meals whilst enjoying the peaceful surroundings. Guests may also enjoy a walk around the land, where the owners keep their interesting collection of horse-drawn vehicles.

  • En-suite bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV/DVD Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washer/dryer
  • Electric, and heating included
  • There is ample parking close to the property 
  • Shops 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles, beach 35 miles
  • Regret Cat's not allowed in property
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Sarah Jadali

This property has been let with us for over 15 years and is managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul, 29th June 2024

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Lovely cottage. Well maintained and appointed. Set in an attaractive location.

Reviewed by Linda, 22nd June 2024

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The cottage is beautifully quiet and cosy. You feel very at home. Everything you need is there, whether eating or washing your clothes. Its peaceful. We loved every min of it. Weve visited several times now. The owners are the best ever. Couldnt ask for more. Thank You

Reviewed by Helen, 3rd June 2024

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A compact and comfortable cottage in pretty surroundings in a very interesting area to explore.

Reviewed by Demelza, 18th May 2024

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Lovely comfortable cottage,good base for sightseeing.

Reviewed by Paul, 12th May 2024

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Reviewed by Michael, 4th May 2024

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Loved our stay in Cobble Cottage. Very comfortable,well appointed and equipped. Lovely owners who even provided wine and biscuits on arrival! Well located for sight seeing,and there is plenty to see. Birdsong in the morning is fantastic and the small courtyard is perfect for a late evening glass of wine. We will be back!

Reviewed by Tina, 18th April 2024

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Lovely cottage, super clean and well equipped. Good location with loads to see and do.

Reviewed by JULIE, 23rd March 2024

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Had a lovely week at Bowden Farm. Lovely comfortable cottage & nice area.

Reviewed by Fiona, 9th March 2024

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Everything you need for a very comfortable, relaxing break away. Super cosy cottage, lovely location. The wildlife is super interesting. Lovely hosts, there if you need them.

Reviewed by Caroline, 24th February 2024

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The cottage is lovely and had everything that we needed. It was spotlessly clean and had very good equipment. Sadly we had appalling weather for the whole week which didnt help with travelling around. It would have been nice to have been a bit nearer a good pub or restaurant.

Reviewed by Amber, 3rd February 2024

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The cottage was very clean through out with cleaning supplies left for us to use if needed. The cottage had everything we needed for the week and was very comfortable to stay in. The location was very nice and the cottage had lovely views too. We had an amazing holiday and would highly recommend staying at Cobble Cottage.

Reviewed by Lorraine, 21st October 2023

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Very comfortable,home from and the star gazing was simply amazing

Reviewed by Marjorie, 14th October 2023

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The cottage was very comfortable and clean . We did appreciate the quiet and restful atmosphere.

Reviewed by Alan, 2nd October 2023

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Reviewed by Christopher, 9th September 2023

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Reviewed by Debbie, 26th August 2023

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The cottage was very clean and comfortable. The owners very welcoming and helpful.

Reviewed by Jeanet, 19th August 2023

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The cottage was excellent. The kitchen was very well equipped, the bed linen was very good quality and the power shower was great. The cottage is in an excellent location to visit the coast or beautiful surrounding countryside and villages.

Reviewed by Lydia, 29th July 2023

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A lovely little haven in beautiful countryside.

Reviewed by Chris, 15th July 2023

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Well appointed cottage in a perfect location for a relaxing holiday and also only short drives from a number of the pretty Dorset towns and villages.

Reviewed by Patricia, 10th July 2023

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A very peaceful little break for me & my husband. Accommodations & patio/garden lovely.

Reviewed by Ken, 1st July 2023

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Great location, very comfortable and well equipped. We had a wonderful break; watching the birds feeding while we had breakfast was an extra treat. Some good local walks and so much to see in the area.

Reviewed by Linda, 10th June 2023

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We stayed at the lovely little cottage again. Fourth time. Hopefully next year a fifth time. Clean, tidy and just perfect. The owners are really lovely. All very welcoming. I would recommend this to anyone. Absolutely perfect! Thank you to the owners. For everything. It was great!

Reviewed by Linda, 29th April 2023

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Lovely cottage, lovely position!

Reviewed by Lesley, 22nd April 2023

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Lovely clean and comfortable cottage. Warm welcome in arrival and very much enjoyed watching the birds on the feeders that were thoughtfully positioned. Cant fault it, very good.

Reviewed by Rachel, 5th October 2022

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It was a lovely little cottage, perfect for our short stay with our little one. It also has a lovely little garden. It was clean, tidy and they supplied us with a high chair and cot which was very helpful. They even left. Bottle of wine in the fridge and some biscuits on the table along with a selection of other useful things. We had everything we Read moreneeded for a great stay. Hide

Reviewed by Carol, 24th September 2022

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Lovely clean and comfortable cottage with good facilities. Set in quiet countryside within easy reach of many local attractions.

Reviewed by Gillian, 10th September 2022

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Reviewed by Peter, 3rd September 2022

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Clean & pleasant, well looked after, little awkward to find, beautiful surrounding area, We would like to pass on out gratitude to Christine, who was wonderful helpful.

Reviewed by Jennifer, 13th August 2022

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5*plus. Bowden Farm Cobble Cottage was just perfect. A true retreat for a peaceful holiday. Everything you could need, hosts were so friendly and knowledgeable of the area and places to visit. The patio area was lovely to sit and watch the birds, a proper little suntrap. Clean bedding and towels left for our second week which was so welcome. We wouRead moreld 100% return and have no hesitation in reommending Bowden Farm Holiday Cottages to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful stay x Hide

Reviewed by Garry, 30th July 2022

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Cottage was great

Reviewed by Paul, 16th July 2022

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Location

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