Lounge area with a view
Kitchen/dining area
Modern country charm
King-size bedroom
Single bedroom
Shower room
Outdoor seating with stunning views
View towards the property
View towards the property
1 / 10  Lounge area with a view
2 / 10  Lounge/kitchen/diner
3 / 10  Kitchen/dining area
4 / 10  Modern country charm
5 / 10  King-size bedroom
6 / 10  Single bedroom
7 / 10  Shower room
8 / 10  Outdoor seating with stunning views
9 / 10  View towards the property
10 / 10  View towards the property

Babwell Barn,

Shaftesbury (7.5mls NW), Somerset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully converted 350 year old forge in idyllic village setting
  • Stunning views over the Blackmore Vale and beyond
  • Lovely modern country styling and furnishing throughout
  • Designated area of garden with fire-pit and panoramic views
  • Perfectly placed for touring Somerset, Dorset and Devon
  • Visit Cheddar Gorge, Lyme Regis, and Longleat Safari Park

Property code: 46152

This fabulous property has been lovingly furnished, and with stunning views over the Blackmore Vale yet just two hours from London by train, provides a perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle.

This pretty property is located in the grounds of the owners’ home in the pretty village of Cucklington and is a great base from which to explore the three counties of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, including Shaftesbury with its farmers market. Walkers and cyclists are well catered for with numerous circular routes direct from the village and ever popular Cheddar Gorge just an hour by car. Similarly, the stunning south coast with fabulous beaches at Bournemouth, Swanage, Weymouth, Lyme Regis and Chesil, and world renowned scenery at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, is about an hour away. Other attractions accessible include the historic spa city of Bath, Wells, the smallest city in England, National Trust Montacute and Stourhead, Longleat Safari Park and Stonehenge.

This delightful property is accessed via a short flight of stone steps and through a lovely stable door, and as you step through this you will immediately find yourself in the stunning open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner and on the first floor. Here fabulous high windows provide expansive views over the Blackmore Vale, and comfortable leather sofas sit in front of a Smart TV with DVD. The kitchen area is also beautifully presented and well-equipped with an electric oven and double hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. Heading down the stairs and onto the ground floor you will then find the pretty bedrooms and these consist of a king-size with TV and also a cosy single bedroom. A shower room with WC is also located on the lower ground floor and completes the offering inside the property.

Venturing outside, a designated garden area with stunning countryside view, seating and fire-pit, has been provided for the sole use of guests and is located on the periphery of the owners’ garden. Derestricted roadside parking is located on the country road directly outside.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 single
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and double hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher
  • Smart TV and DVD in the lounge area, and TV in the king-size bedroom
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome/ further by arrangement (please kindly keep out of the ground floor)
  • Shop 3 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Sleeps 2+1
  • Derestricted roadside parking directly outside

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Eloise.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Adrian, 5th October 2019

I really enjoyed my stay here.Fantastic view, very clean and comfortable and the owner was very helpful and friendly.Adrian

Reviewed by Beth, 22nd September 2019

Wonderful spacious cottage set in a beautiful location! With outstanding views. We found the cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. Very good wifi. Ben the host was really friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Would highly recommend. Many thanks, Beth and Richard.

Reviewed by Cathryn, 13th September 2019

This is a lovely cottage with fantastic views in a peaceful location. We really enjoyed our stay and were lucky to have fantastic weather. Lots to do in the area and the coast is fabulous and in easy reach. The cottage was very comfortable and just what we were hoping for.

Reviewed by Gordon, 9th September 2019

It is a nice little cottage with stunning views. It has all the basics you need, perfect for a short break. No washing machine or place to dry clothes or towels so not so convenient for a long stay. Bedrooms downstairs on lower level with quite steep stairs. Parking is on the road, you need to park close to a steep upward slope making it quite diffRead moreicult to fully open your door and get out, especially when the nettles are up. Excellent wi-fi and free view. Hide

Reviewed by Valerie, 21st June 2019

Host was very genial, but my husband and i were disappointed with the lack of cooking facilities and cooking equipment. We had to eat out all the time, where as we like to usually try out the local fare and cook an evening meal now and again.

Reviewed by Jane, 7th June 2019

Lovely cottage, clean and apart from the above, well equipped.

Reviewed by Martin, 29th April 2019

A very pretty cottage in a quiet and beautiful location with fabulous views. Ben, the owner, was very welcoming, and invited to use his huge garden. There are no amenities in the hamlet and the nearest pub is a good 45 - 60 minute walk away, but if peace and tranquility is your thing, then it can be found here!

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 9th April 2019

Beautiful place to stay. Clean, cosy and tidy. Definitely return.

Reviewed by Tanya, 29th March 2019

The property has stunning views from the lounge and is situated perfectly for dog walking directly from the door. There was plenty of room for me, my husband and our large dog. The owner was very helpful giving us very clear directions to the property as well as where to go, see, do, eat and drink during our stay. We were very happy and comfortableRead more at the property and thank the owner for such a lovely weekend we enjoyed in such a beautiful, quiet spot in the countryside. Tanya & Ben x Hide

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