View towards the property with enclosed garden
Kitchen/dining area
Lounge area
En-suite double bedroom
Downstairs double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Seating area with lovely views
Seating area
A selection of the Owners private collection of horse drawn vehicles
1 / 9  View towards the property with enclosed garden
2 / 9  Kitchen/dining area
3 / 9  Lounge area
4 / 9  En-suite double bedroom
5 / 9  Downstairs double bedroom
6 / 9  Twin bedroom
7 / 9  Seating area with lovely views
8 / 9  Seating area
9 / 9  A selection of the Owners private collection of horse drawn vehicles

Bowden Farm The Milking Shed

Shaftesbury (5.5mls W), Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Barn conversion property sleeping six guests
  • Spacious accommodation with enclosed garden and patio seating area
  • Rural location within the owners' 13 acres of land
  • Explore the owner’s interesting collection of vintage horse-drawn farm vehicles
  • Located in North Dorset close to the county’s border with Somerset
  • Situated just a few miles from the picturesque town of Shaftesbury
Property code: BOWMI

Spacious barn conversion property, one of three cottages enjoying a peaceful rural location within the owners' 13 acres of  land in North Dorset, just a few miles from the historic town of Shaftesbury.

This property enjoys an idyllic location on the owners' land in North Dorset, close to the border with Somerset. The surrounding countryside is perfect for country walks and cycle rides, especially with the Cranbourne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the edge of which is just six miles to the east of the property. A few miles away, the town of Shaftesbury will be instantly recognisable to many, particularly the town’s steep, cobbled street Gold Hill also known as Hovis Hill, due to its role in the nostalgic TV adverts. The town of Bruton also makes a great place for a day trip, and has become somewhat of a magnet for young fashionable day-trippers, thanks to its world-class art gallery, upmarket eateries, and chic bars. Other places of interest in the area include Longleat Safari Park, Glastonbury Abbey, and the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

This barn conversion property is one of three at this location and offers spacious accommodation for six guests. The large lounge is the main social space in the property and has two comfortable sofas, a wood burner-effect electric fire, a TV/DVD, and French windows which open out onto the property’s enclosed garden. The kitchen/diner is just as generously-sized as the lounge and again, has patio doors which allow guests to open this space onto the garden. There is a dining table in this room alongside the cooking equipment and appliances which include an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. One of the property’s three bedroom is also located on the ground floor, a pleasant king-size room which is located conveniently next to the bathroom which offers a shower-over-bath and WC. Upstairs, there are two further bedrooms, one of these is another king-size room, this time benefitting from an en-suite shower room with shower and WC. The third bedroom is a twin room.

Outside, there is an enclosed garden to the rear of the property which is mainly set to lawn, with a patioed seating area offering a table and chairs, making it great for alfresco dining. An unusual addition to the garden is the vintage horse-drawn carriage, one of a number that the owner has collected over the years. There is ample parking.

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 king-size (1 on the ground floor), and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC on the ground floor, plus en-suite shower room with WC to the first-floor king-size room
  • TV/DVD Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 medium-sized dogs welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge
  • Stairgate available
  • Shops 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles, beach 35 miles
  • Arrival 3pm

Claire Tranter

This property joined our collection in 2011 and is managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Aimee, 31st October 2020

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Lovely, clean, spacious holiday home. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything we needed to cook an aray of dinners! We visited in early November and the heating worked lovely and kept us toasty and warm. Everywhere was really clean, the showers are really powerful which was lovely. Will definitely be returning!! 5*

Reviewed by Elaine, 17th October 2020

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Lovely accommodation, beds super comfy and great showers in both bathrooms. Wide hallways made the property very spacious and the kitchen diner had all the equipment you should need. The enclosed garden was a bonus for our dogs. Very helpful owners

Reviewed by Mandy, 26th September 2020

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Wonderful accommodation everything is provided. In a countryside setting with fantastic views. We had a very warm welcome biscuits and wine was very much appreciated. Any problems are dealt with promptly. Just can't praise this accommodation enough it's brilliant . Dogs loved running round garden. Very peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Have alreadyRead more booked for next year and can't wait. Hide

Reviewed by Janet, 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Carole, 5th September 2020

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A fantastic cottage very spacious set in a lovely quite location.

Reviewed by Karen, 15th August 2020

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Lovely spacious large well equipped and clean accommodation. Plenty of room for our group one of which is disabled but had no problems with getting around. Peaceful location but close enough to amenities / pubs etc.. Highly recommend and we will return!

Reviewed by Karen, 1st August 2020

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Reviewed by Victoria, 11th July 2020

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Lovely cottage, much bigger than expected and for the price, lovely enclosed garden.

Reviewed by Sheralyn, 4th July 2020

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Mrs Mills welcomed us at the cottage. We were left wine and biscuits and basics eg tea bags, washing up liquid,dishwasher tablets toilet roll and anti bacterial soap. We were a group of 4 & the cottage would easily accommodate 6 but the ground floor bedroom had use of the bathroom and there was an en-suite to the king bedroom upstairs, so we didnt Read morehave to share. The big kitchen diner was very sociable. The cottage was quiet & in easy reach of the coast. We all agreed we would go again. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy, 15th February 2020

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Overall a fantastic spacious holiday cottage with a large, fully equipped, kitchen/diner where we could all sit & chat whilst cooking. A bright, spacious lounge where you could relaxing or playing games. Plenty of parking for two large cars and wonderful views out into the garden. Furthermore, plenty of pubs (dog friendly) nearby and a brilliant woRead moreod; albeit hilly; to exercise the dog. We will be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte, 23rd December 2019

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Mrs Mills made us feel very welcome and kindly made us delicious home made shortbread and had a bottle of wine waiting for us. Amazing hospitality and the house was amazing and felt so homely especially for Christmas. We were also greeted by their horses on the other side of our garden which was lovely ! Also gold hill near about 15 minutes away waRead mores great as well as Shaftesbury and Gillingham also has some lovely pubs and shops 5 mins from the property. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 22nd November 2019

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Beautiful accommodation perfect for our family weekend away. Everything was spotless and pristine. A welcoming pint of milk in the fridge and shortbread cake on the kitchen table was really appreciated! Lovely, spacious and warm on a chilly November weekend. Perfect!

Reviewed by Claire, 19th October 2019

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Lovely homely cottage with all you could need. Perfect for three generations, 90 yr old Nan,and Parents. Downstairs bedroom and bathroom worked well. Nice quiet location, overlooking fields and hills. The owners were there to greet us, and milk and biscuits for a welcome cup of tea. We hope to be back.

Reviewed by Richard, 12th October 2019

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Reviewed by Cathy, 21st September 2019

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This place is the perfect holiday getaway . So relaxing and spacious . The dog also had the time of his life in a lovely garden .

Reviewed by Bryan, 31st August 2019

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Reviewed by Richard, 24th August 2019

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For our circumstances the cottage was absolutely just what we needed. The one double bedroom downstairs with adjacent bathroom meant we were virtually self contained. Our Son, daughter in law and grandson shared the upstairs 2 rooms one of which had 2 single beds and the other was a double with a bathroom en-suite. The kitchen/dining room gave us pRead morelenty of room and so did the lounge with its 3 sofas. Loads of areas to walk the dog. Hide

Reviewed by Jayne, 10th August 2019

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A great location for our family holiday. From my 20 year old daughter and her partner to my 87 year old mother. The property has everything you need and the pint of milk in the fridge for a cuppa after a long drive was great. Our second visit and wont be our last.

Reviewed by Neil, 3rd August 2019

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Reviewed by Sheila, 27th July 2019

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Lovely spacious property, 3 good size bedrooms, lovely lounge with patio door Into garden overlooking the countryside. Big kitchen with space for the family to eat. Owners very welcoming.

Reviewed by Sue, 15th June 2019

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We have recently stayed at the Milking Shed, Bowdens Farm and cant recommend this property highly enough. The location was idyllic in a quiet spot of Dorset with the rolling countryside out the back. The cottage itself was well equipped, clean and very comfortable. We found the owner to be very friendly and welcoming.

Reviewed by Denise, 3rd May 2019

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Very clean tidy cottage,rooms are a very good size with a lovely fenced off garden with views across open county side

Reviewed by Judith, 20th April 2019

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Just returned from a lovely stay in this spacious cottage. There were 4 of us and it suited our needs well. Lovely rural location with superb views but close enough to drive to nearby town for groceries, amenities and good pubs. Make sure you visit Udder Farm shop and caf! Clean throughout and well equipped kitchen. High quality towels and comfy beRead moreds. Helpful hosts and on arrival lovely home made shortcake, milk and tea/coffee etc . Good location for exploring Dorset and surrounding areas. Hide

Reviewed by Tony, 13th April 2019

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Fantastic break in a wonderful property.

Reviewed by Louise, 6th April 2019

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Reviewed by Steph, 16th February 2019

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Very spacious for a family of six , lovely rural location , pleasant hosts , highly recommend , more than sufficient attraction wise and climb aboard was An amazing soft play venue less than a mile away, Shaftesbury beutiful with the hovis hill, fleet air museum monkey world and Haynes museum all within reach , highly recommend Radstock Museum and Read moreDorchester Hide

Reviewed by Jane, 29th December 2018

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Ideal holiday cottage for our family including 2 dogs, well equipped throughout, clean and tidy, the owners were very welcoming and a very nice couple to meet.

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