View of property
Lounge area
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Lounge with warming woodburner
Dining area
Dining area leading into the kitchen
Divine details
Fabulous bedroom
Comfy touches
Twin bedroom
Games for the family
View towards the property
Views across the pond and gardens where ducks roam freely
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The Cow Stalls Old Boywood Farm,

Sherborne (9.5mls SE), Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: COWOB



Situated in a rural location at the end of a lane on the fringe of a traditional Dorset village, this stylish property sits within the grounds of the owners' farm house and barn. With views across the pond and gardens where ducks roam freely in the cider orchard. Tastefully restored with many original features yet combining a contemporary interior. A perfect base to explore all that Dorset has to offer. The village offers a pub, church and village store offering fresh local produce and an award winning café. Further afield there are countless picturesque villages, Shaftesbury, Gillingham and Salisbury. A haven for keen walkers and cyclists. Other attractions include National Trust properties and historic gardens, arts, food and literary festivals. Historic Sherborne is just a short drive.

The stylish accommodation offers THREE bedrooms: THREE bedrooms: 1 king-size with over bath shower and WC in adjacent bathroom, 1 king-size with en- suite shower room and WC, (one of these rooms could be made into a twin on specific request) and 1 twin with en-suite shower room and WC. Separate WC. Separate WC. Lounge/ kitchen/diner: open plan with wooden floors and exposed beams, woodburner (first basket of logs included, more available to purchase on-site), TV/DVD. Kitchen area is well-equipped with electric oven and induction hob, microwave, dishwasher. Utility room: with washing machine and fridge/freezer. Outside: to the front of the barn is an enclosed traditional stone walled courtyard with lawn, garden furniture and BBQ. Raised beds with an open aspect onto the adjacent and exclusive large private flower meadow area for exclusive use. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and Wi-Fi included. Solar panels. Regret no smoking. Regret no pets.

Additional info: All bedrooms have TV's. Twin friendly (2 highchairs and 2 cots available). Care must be taken around the pond with young children. Low exposed beams (approx. 6ft). Sainsbury's and Waitrose will deliver. The owners can, on request, arrange for a hot meal to be waiting for you on arrival; menu and prices on request. Free range eggs available to purchase on-site. Circular walking route approx. 5 miles from the property along the neighbouring bridal path. Location: beach at Weymouth 26 miles, shop and pub all within 1 mile. Arrival: 4pm.

This property joined our collection in 2014 and is managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Anthony, 27th January 2018

Although the circumstances of our visit were not ideal, the accommodation was perfect for all our needs. The property's conversion has been undertaken thoughtfully and the layout and feel of the place were lovely. Anthony and Gillian, the property owners, made us feel very welcome and the small touches they provided added to the feel of luxury.

Reviewed by Tom, 29th December 2017

Great place, very well put together. Really nice living spaces, and very friendly hosta. Lots of great spots nearby to tour around to. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Reviewed by Nicola, 21st October 2017

The Cow stalls was a truly wonderful place to stay. We were made to feel really welcome and the accommodation was beautiful. The hosts have really thought of everything. There are so many places to visit within a short drive of the cottage and we would certainly consider staying again.

Reviewed by Jennifer, 30th September 2017

Wonderful farm, ducks chickens and sheep. Cow Stalls is an excellent cottage, the owners make you feel really welcome, with fresh farm eggs waiting. Not too far from Sherbourne or Dorchester. Within easy reach of Poole and Weymouth.

Reviewed by Helen, 23rd September 2017

The Cow Stalls is everything you could wish for, if you're looking for peace and tranquility then you've found it. Beautifully furnished thoughout, a well maintained garden and thoughtful owners. The fresh cut flowers and newly laid eggs from their hens were a delightful touch. Well positioned for exploring north Dorset and the Somerset borders.

Reviewed by Richard, 9th September 2017

The Cow Stalls was a very comfortable base for our holiday, with everything just as described on the website. Anthony and Gillian were so helpful discussing options for day trips and during the week we travelled to Stourhead, the Jurassic Coast and lots of places in between. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Julie, 26th August 2017

The cottage was excellent very well maintain and clean and comfortable, it was filled with fresh flowers from the owners garden and was very welcoming. The owners were kind and friendly and made us feel very welcome. A definite home from home and we'll definitely return. The location was peaceful and rural.

Reviewed by Hayley, 5th August 2017

A beautiful cottage in the most perfect setting! We had 3 generations on our stay and it was ideal for all. Lovely and clean, great hospitality and lots of space for my children to run and play on the grass or have a push on the rope swing by the little river. The kitchen has every utensil you'll need, utility room for coats and shoes, Spacious bedRead morerooms with picturesque views from all windows. Thank you Anthony and Gillian! It's one we definitely won't forget!! Hide

Reviewed by David, 29th July 2017

A splendid cottage with excellent facilities and welcoming owners. It fully met the needs of a 3 generation group and was a delight to return to no matter what the weather.

Reviewed by Andrew, 1st July 2017

Beautiful location which is very peaceful, superb accommodation which is very well presented & equipped with all you need.

Reviewed by J B, 17th June 2017

Lovely spacious cottage that easily accommodates everyone's needs. The surrounding area is beautiful countryside that delights the eye. Our farm hosts were very helpful and offered suggestions on local amenities. Lots of things to see and do in Dorset so one holiday is not enough time. We would be very happy to return for more days!

Reviewed by Denise, 3rd June 2017

This was our second stay at the property and we will probably go again. With everything on one level it's very easy for those with mobility problems. It's spacious and very well equipped. The setting is idyllic with sheep and chickens just outside your front door and the area is very scenic. The owners are just lovely, on hand if you need them but Read morealso leaving you to enjoy the property and surroundings. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine, 6th May 2017

The best cottage we have stayed in so far. Fabulous cottage in a lovely quiet location. The owners, Anthony and Gillian are great, very helpful and friendly. Lots of places to visit. Would not hesitate to recommend and would love to stay again.

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View of property
Lounge area
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Lounge with warming woodburner
Dining area
Dining area leading into the kitchen
Divine details
Fabulous bedroom
Comfy touches
Twin bedroom
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