Dining area with stairs leading up to second lounge
Ground floor lounge accessed via two steps from the kitchen/dining area
Lounge with cosy wood burner
Kitchen/dining area
Kitchen area
Second lounge area on the first floor
Second lounge area with TV
Second lounge area
Master super king-size with zip-and-link bed and en-suite bathroom
En-suite Master bedroom with day bed
En-suite Master bedroom with day bed
En-suite bathroom with feature freestanding bath
King-size bedroom with zip-and-link bed
King-size bedroom
King-size bedroom with zip-and-link bed
Looking towards the property and split level decked area with seating
Seating area outside
Looking towards the property
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7 / 18  Second lounge area with TV
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16 / 18  Looking towards the property and split level decked area with seating
17 / 18  Seating area outside
18 / 18  Looking towards the property

Cowslip Corner,

Dorchester (10mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning barn conversion in the heart of the Dorset countryside
  • Lovingly fitted and furnished using an array of handcrafted local materials
  • Filled with charm through exposed beams, slate flooring, brickwork and vaulted ceilings
  • Nestled on a 150-acre family-run farm with horses, sheep, ducks and geese
  • Close to the historic market towns of Dorchester and Blandford Forum
  • Fantastic walks and cycle rides to be enjoyed through the surrounding countryside
Property code: 41364

Bursting with character, charm and style, this beautifully converted barn will be hard to leave behind.

Located on a 150-acre family-run farm, the surrounding land is home to horses, sheep, ducks and geese, offering a great taste of laid-back rural life. Some fabulous walks and cycle rides can be discovered in the local area, passing pretty villages including Cerne Abbas with its famous hillside chalk figure. The owners also have a private pond in a lovely secluded spot which can be fished all year round, ideal for fishing enthusiasts. The property is almost equidistant from the historic market towns of Dorchester and Blandford Forum, offering boutique shopping facilities with independent shops and galleries. Other attractions and places of interest accessible from here include The World Heritage Jurassic Coastline, namely Lulworth Cove and Lyme Regis, Milton Abbas and it's famous abbey, Monkey World, The Tank Museum, Corfe Castle, Abbotsbury Swannery, the abbey town of Sherborne.

Inside, the breathtaking accommodation is open-plan yet separated into cosy areas through exposed beams and pillars. In the modern and sleek kitchen area you will find an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Once prepared, enjoy meals at the dining table beyond, which is a light and airy area featuring full-length windows. Two steps down from this area take you to one of the two welcoming lounges, where you will find comfortable sofas, a wood burner and glass doors opening onto the decked balcony. Also on this floor are the two beautifully presented bedrooms, each displaying exposed beams and brickwork and carefully chosen antique furniture. The Master bedroom features a super-king-size zip-and-link bed, which can be made into twins on request, as well as a day bed and pull-out single bed for children. This spacious and beautifully presented bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom, which is approached by three steps and boasts a roll-top bath, exposed stonework and feature stone sink. The second bedroom has floor to ceiling windows and features a king-size zip-and-link bed which can be made up as a twin on request. Completing the ground floor is a separate wet room with a shower and WC. When it’s time to snuggle up in front of a film, head up to the first floor where there is a second lounge with a TV and Sky TV (basic entertainment package), DVD and comfy sofas, including a sofa bed. This is a cosy and warm space with lots of character featuring slanted ceilings, exposed beams, wooden pillars and large Velux windows from which you can enjoy far reaching countryside views.

Heading outside is a split-level decked balcony which stretches across the front of the property. This sunny spot is perfect for enjoying summer meals sat around the large garden table. Also outside the property is ample off road parking.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 Master super-king-size zip-and-link (that can be made up as a twin upon request) with day bed and pull-out single bed (only suitable for children); 1 king-size zip-and-link (that can be made up as a twin upon request, beds are 2'6" wide as singles); sofa bed in lounge
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC; 1 wet room with shower and WC
  • Kitchen: electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV with Sky TV (basic entertainment package) and DVD in the lounge on the first floor
  • Selection of DVDs and games available
  • Underfloor heating included
  • Towels included
  • 2 lounge areas on the ground floor and first floor
  • Wood burner in the ground floor lounge
  • Wi-Fi included, signal can vary due to rural location
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Open decked split-level balcony with garden furniture
  • Ample off road parking
  • Private pond can be fished all year round, there is no extra charge for guests, however, anyone fishing will need an Environment Agency fishing licence sourced directly through the agency
  • Beach 17 miles, pub and shop within walking distance

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Fiona, 25th May 2018

Absolutely fabulous break and exactly what we wanted - a relaxing family holiday in a beautiful part of Dorset. Cottage is beautiful and well equipped, master bedroom has exceptionally comfortable bed too! Hosts were very friendly and helpful and beautiful farm dogs and horses too! Wifi for the kids was a big hit for them. Would definitely recommenRead mored and hope to return soon. Hide

Reviewed by Sue, 20th May 2018

Excellent accommodation, comfortable beds, excellent rain shower, very spacious, friendly dogs, lovely hosts. A peaceful and relaxing stay. You will not be dissapointed, so if you are thinking of booking just go for it. Sue x

Reviewed by Laura, 18th May 2018

Absolutely lovely! Perfect cottage, location and wonderful hosts. We had everything we needed and if not the hosts were on site to help. We loved it ! Didnt want to leave !

Reviewed by Dave, 4th May 2018

It would be difficult to find a more comfortable and well presented property in such a beautiful part of the world. Being on a working farm there is always something to see going on but this is never intrusive. Excellent hosts in Clive and Linda plus the dogs with excellent local walks, shop, pub etc. Very central for all the sights that you are liRead morekely to visit. Couldn't be better!! Hide

Reviewed by Andy, 1st March 2018

Great place to stay for a weekend or short break. We were snowed in and it was the perfect place to be with everything you could need. Our hosts were very helpful with advice and support. All in all a great weekend.

Reviewed by Vikki, 14th February 2018

We had the most wonderful relaxing stay at Cowslip Corner this February half term. The barn conversion was much bigger than we expected with a huge en-suite master bedroom. Location was peaceful and children enjoyed staying on a working farm with horses across the courtyard and well behaved friendly dogs. The accommodation was equipped, a quirky laRead moreyout and fabulous decor. Beds were very comfy and the Woodburner was a really nice touch. Linda & Clive very welcoming. Hide

Reviewed by Simon, 2nd February 2018

We had an absolute wonderful time at the property, it has been fitted to absolute perfection, from the amazing bedrooms and comfortable beds to the cosy heated floors and stunning decor, a perfect location for a weekend away.

Reviewed by David, 5th January 2018

Cowslip Corner is a lovely property and we had a great time during our stay. Fantastic hosts who made our time really comfortable. Perfect for a quick retreat away from the rat race!

Reviewed by Anne, 22nd November 2017

The cottage and owners were very welcoming. Lovely comfortable beds and great under floor heating. Enjoyed the log fire although main living room upstairs so spent more time there. Great location to drive to various parts of Dorset but equally able to walk from cottage. Converted barn done to high standard but overlooks farmyard which may not appeaRead morel to all. However very peaceful location and pretty farmland beyond that. Views from bedroom and upstairs. Wi-Fi but No mobile phone signal. Hide

Reviewed by Darren , 4th November 2017

A very nice,totally unique place to spend a holiday.Whether it is used just as a base to return to each day or to spend more of the day there,it is comfortable,spacious and well equipped.

Reviewed by Kim, 6th October 2017

This is a fabulous barn conversion - the best we have ever stayed in - with a few little tweaks we could make this a permanent home. The hosts are great and their dogs are very friendly. We visited in October when there was only one couple on the campsite so we didn't find the proximity to campsite facilities at all intrusive. Frankly, the propertyRead more is so great that if we visited in summer and there were people passing we'd probably ask them in for a drink. Cowslip corner is just fantastic. Hide

Reviewed by Marty, 15th September 2017

Warm welcome, everything you needed was in place so you could relax and not have the inconvenience of going 12 miles up the road to buy tolet paper. The decor was lovely and great shower, the deck had the sun from late morning until the evening so you could enjoy the view and you had a couple of freindly dogs visit you who belonged to the owners. IRead moref you wanted to you could walk in the owners fields and wood and you had the stables with a couple of nice horses in and the place had a camp site. Hide

Reviewed by Janet, 8th September 2017

Lovely cottage everything you need, very comfortable beds great views.

Reviewed by Tracy, 11th August 2017

Located in beautiful countryside with wonderful views. Cowslip was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable, has everything needed for a relaxing holiday. Located on a working farm but was peaceful. Campsite showers are located by the cottage but this was not a problem. Can wander the farm and through fields to fishing lake and duck pond, just clRead moreose gates. Located a drive away from Jurassic coast but worth the drive to visit some breathtaking locations. Highly recommend a stay. Hide

Reviewed by John, 28th July 2017

We had a fantastic break at the Cottage. Clive and Linda were so helpful. The cottage was fitted out to a very high standard very spacious and light. We will be back again.

Reviewed by Dawn, 30th June 2017

We stayed for 2 weeks and found the cottage very well equipped and comfortable. Clive and Linda were wonderful hosts and very informative about the local area. The cottage is located in the farmyard next to the campers' shower room so its not very private which was not a problem for us. If you enjoy fishing make sure you take a rod and walk down toRead more the bottom lake. There is a private picnic and barbeque area next to the lake which is really lovely. Hide

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Dining area with stairs leading up to second lounge
Ground floor lounge accessed via two steps from the kitchen/dining area
Lounge with cosy wood burner
Kitchen/dining area
Kitchen area
Second lounge area on the first floor
Second lounge area with TV
Second lounge area
Master super king-size with zip-and-link bed and en-suite bathroom
En-suite Master bedroom with day bed
En-suite Master bedroom with day bed
Show 6 moreEn-suite bathroom with feature freestanding bath


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