View towards the cottage with enclosed garden
Lounge/dining area
Kitchen/dining area
Lounge/kitchen/dining area
En-suite double bedroom
En-suite room
Patio area
Patio area with lovely countryside view
A selection of the Owners private collection of horse drawn vehicles
1 / 9  View towards the cottage with enclosed garden
2 / 9  Lounge/dining area
3 / 9  Kitchen/dining area
4 / 9  Lounge/kitchen/dining area
5 / 9  En-suite double bedroom
6 / 9  En-suite room
7 / 9  Patio area
8 / 9  Patio area with lovely countryside view
9 / 9  A selection of the Owners private collection of horse drawn vehicles

Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage

Shaftesbury (5.5mls W), Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
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

  • Beautiful rustic farm cottage, sleeping two guests in comfort
  • Patio area with stunning countryside view right on your doorstep
  • Dog friendly with lots of walks available around the picturesque Dorset Hills and valleys
  • Easily accessible in a peaceful and secluded location
  • Close to Gillingham, with a range of different shops and pubs
  • Cosy interior design with a homely feel for a romantic break
Property code: WAGCO

Comfortably nestled into the grounds of a farm amongst the Dorset hills this cottage is perfect for quiet couples’ break. With the picturesque rolling hills and dales of Dorset right on your doorstep, these cottages are perfect for anyone with a love of the outdoors and great rural walks. The quaint market towns of Shaftesbury, the Gold Hill and Gillingham are both within a 5.5 mile radius. With an abundance of shops, pubs, markets and wonderful walks, you'll be spoilt for choice on your holiday.

Stepping through the front door, you'll find a welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area. The kitchen comes complete with all you need for a self-catering escape to the country including an electric oven and hob, fridge / freezer compartment and a washing machine. The lounge area has ample comfortable seating, a nest of coffee tables and a TV/DVD to relax and enjoy your favourite films and TV shows on. Upstairs you will find the bedroom with a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom, complete with shower over bath and WC. The property has a night storage heating system for cosy evenings in.

Outside there is a rustic patio area with outside seating and a gorgeous view of the Dorset countryside. Home to one of the largest collections of private horse-drawn vehicles in the UK, there are two examples adjacent to the property for you to enjoy.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size bed
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Kitchen: electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, microwave, and fridge/freezer compartment
  • Night storage heating included
  • TV/DVD and Wi-Fi included
  • Visit on site collection of vintage carriages
  • Enclosed garden/patio with vintage carriages parked close by  
  • Pub and garage shop 1.5 miles, shop 3 miles
  • Situated in a small complex of properties
  • Regret Cat's not allowed in property
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  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rob, 29th June 2024

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Upon our arrival we found a box of biscuits, bottle of chilled wine and flowers waiting for us, this cottage was absolutely amazing! with a nice enclosed garden for your dog, a nice clean and comfortable...we shall be booking up again for another stay in the future for sure. Such a nice couple who maintain and clean these lovely cottages, they coulRead moredn't have done anymore! The area around the cottages is quiet and remote with a nice pub 8 minutes away! The Crown Inn (Friendly staff & Dog friendly Hide

Reviewed by Catherine, 22nd June 2024

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Lovely restful holiday. The accommodation had everything that we needed. There is plenty of places to visit locally.

Reviewed by Anthony John, 15th June 2024

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Excellent, the cottage was an ideal base to explore the the beautiful county of Dorset, a place we will be returning to.

Reviewed by Sandra, 8th June 2024

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Lovely cottage. Everything you need. Garden is great for dogs to run around in. Lovely area. Lots to see and do

Reviewed by IRENE, 18th May 2024

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This cottage is very cosy and clean the view from the garden is lovely, really able relax and unwind, saw lots of birds & 1 evening saw deer in the fields. Great enclosed garden for our dog. Chris & Dave were very welcoming. Dave gave us a tour of his great collection of carts which we found fascinating. There was also a bottle of wine & chocolate Read morebiscuits on arrival which was really appreciated. Hide

Reviewed by Janet, 11th May 2024

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Reviewed by Colin, 4th May 2024

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Beautiful place, would love to live there, great location with lots of places for adults to visit. We took our dog and didn't find we where restricted in anyway. 2nd time of visiting.

Reviewed by Pamela, 20th April 2024

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This is about our 6th visit to wagon cottage, so need I say more? Hosts are friendly and welcoming, the cottage meets all of our needs. It is such a peaceful area with a lovely large, safe garden for our dog Lottie. So much in the surrounding area to visit. We have already booked for 2025, so we highly recommend a stay. Regards Garry, Pam and LottiRead moree Thomas. Hide

Reviewed by Sally, 23rd March 2024

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Well equipped cosy cottage, with large well fenced garden for dog + 3 large fields to walk. Ideal location for many tourist attractions, including NT properties closeby. Super comfy bed, Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Brenda, 1st March 2024

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Reviewed by James, 14th October 2023

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Reviewed by Rowena, 30th September 2023

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we had a lovely week in the cottage nice enclosed garden for our dog we were greeted by the owner who told us about the place then left us to enjoy our stay anything we needed was there and it was clean and bright. Gillingham is only 10mins drive with supermarkets and cafes .

Reviewed by Peta, 16th September 2023

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Reviewed by John, 2nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Adrian, 26th August 2023

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We had a great time the cottage was great, our sprocker loved the garden to run around in. Lovely views over Dorset from Upper floor, a very clean and tidy cottage.

Reviewed by Gail, 5th August 2023

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The wagon cottage is perfect for a couple and a dog. The enclosed garden with a covered patio area create a relaxing space to enjoy. It's situated in a great location with all attractions accessable. Would definitely come back at some point in the future.

Reviewed by John, 8th July 2023

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Lovely peaceful cottage with enclosed, dog friendly garden and beautiful views.

Reviewed by Helen, 24th June 2023

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This cottage is a home from home. If peace, tranquility and the sounds of nature is for you.. look no further!

Reviewed by Duncan, 27th May 2023

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Great place to stay for a relaxing escape, the cottage with its fantastic garden make a great base to relax or explore. welcomed by the owner on arrival the cottage has everything you will need to unwind. Nice touch of a bottle of wine and biscuits to greet you. Our dog loved the freedom to run around in the garden and nearby walks kept him more thRead morean happy. We found the piece and quite a welcome break from busy life's. I recommend this cottages for a couple looking to enjoy the great countryside Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer, 13th May 2023

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We had a really lovely week in this little gem of a cottage . If you like to be away from it all this is the perfect spot. We will definitely be back

Reviewed by Colin, 6th May 2023

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Great place in a beautiful parr of the country, Lots of local places to eat and drink out, was great place for the dog with lots of walks locally or with in half hour drive. We will be going again

Reviewed by Debbie, 25th March 2023

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I really enjoyed my stay, been there3 times now hopefully be back again .

Reviewed by Paul, 18th March 2023

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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the cottage for a relaxing getaway. Perfectly set up for us and the dog and will definitely be back. Wine and chocolate biscuits were a nice touch and very well received.

Reviewed by Kathleen, 4th March 2023

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Lovely cosy cottage with very secure garden for our Jack Russell. Owners very friendly and on site if needed. Quiet location within easy reach of all facilities. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Kathleen, 15th October 2022

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Reviewed by Julie, 10th September 2022

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Very friendly owners. Have stayed here before. Lovely bottle of vine and biscuits on arrival. Very secure garden for dogs. Nothing to much trouble if you need anything. Enjoyed our stay would recommend .

Reviewed by Martin, 3rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Tim, 30th July 2022

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Wow, what a gem in a stunningly beautiful area. Our apartment was beautiful and equipped with everything we needed for a great holiday. Sadly we were there for only one week, the weather was so good and the views so lovely that we ate all our breakfasts and dinners on the patio. We had intended to eat out more but why would we when the local farm sRead morehop in East Stour (Udder Farm) stocked such beautiful produce. Great pub nearby (Stapleton Arms). Book now! Hide

Reviewed by Adam, 23rd July 2022

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Lovely place for a break away! Incredibly calm and lovely views. Spacious, enclosed garden for our dog to run around in, and lots of walking routes too. Short drive away to various amenities and supermarkets - and a lovely pub with great food down the road too.

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