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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At a glance

  • Single-storey barn conversion property sleeping six
  • Beautifully presented accommodation with thoughtful attention to detail
  • Located on the owners’ farm with resident ducks and chickens
  • Spacious, walled garden and private wildflower meadow
  • Suitable for families with twin babies, with two highchairs and two cots
  • Situated in the Dorset countryside, ten miles from the market town of Sherborne
Property code: COWOB

Stylish barn conversion property sleeping six located on the owners’ farm in the Dorset countryside, benefitting from its own outdoor spaces including a walled garden and private wildflower meadow.

This property enjoys a tranquil location on the owners’ farm in the heart of the Dorset countryside. A mile from the property, the village of Hazelbury Bryan has a welcoming pub which is perfect for when guests fancy a night off cooking. Ten miles to the north-west of the property, the town of Sherborne makes for a lovely day trip, with its two castles and imposing abbey which was founded in AD 705. Fifteen miles to the south, meanwhile, is the town of Dorchester, which has a surprising number of unusual attractions including a Tutankhamun museum, a Teddy Bear museum, and a Terracotta Army exhibit, as well as a good range of shops, tea rooms, and pubs. Other attractions within easy reach of the property include the Fleet Air Arm Museum, the town of Glastonbury with its atmospheric abbey ruins, and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast which lie 23 miles south of the property.

Guests approach this stylish property through the walled garden, from where the front door opens onto the impressive open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with its beamed ceiling and contemporary Scandinavian feel. A large dining table occupies the centre of this space, a perfect spot for lingering over long meals and enjoying one another’s company. The lounge area has two comfortable sofas, a TV/DVD, and a wonderfully warming wood burner which ensures that the property retains a lovely cosy feel, even on the coldest of winter days. At the far end of the room, the kitchen area is well-equipped, offering an oven, hob, microwave, and dishwasher, whilst the fridge/freezer and washing machine can be found in a separate utility room. Moving through to the sleeping accommodation, there are three bedrooms, all of which act as fine examples of the owners’ thoughtful attention to detail, and all benefitting from their own TV and bathroom facilities. Two of these are king-size rooms, the first of which has an adjacent bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC, whilst the second bedroom boasts an en-suite shower room with WC, and can be made up as a twin room on request. The third bedroom is a pleasant twin room which has an en-suite shower and WC. There is also a convenient cloakroom with a WC. Guests should be aware that there are some low beams in the property, and therefore some reduced head-height in places.

To the front of the property, there is a delightful walled garden which is partially set to lawn and has a gravelled seating area with garden furniture and a BBQ. Guests also have exclusive use of a private wildflower meadow, which is a wonderful place for a walk or for children to burn off some energy! There is ample parking.

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 king-size and 1 twin
  • Adjacent bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC to one of the king-size bedrooms, plus en-suite shower and WC to the each of the remaining bedrooms
  • TV/DVD Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner with first basket of logs included (more available to purchase on-site)
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Fresh eggs can be purchased on-site
  • Hot meal available to purchase on request for the first night
  • Bed linen, towels, heating and electric included
  • Regret no pets 2 cots and 2 highchairs available
  • Shop and pub 1 mile, beach 26 miles
  • Arrival 4pm

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Clare, 1st July 2018

The Cow Stalls is a fabulous property, it is rural and very peaceful and the owners are delightful. There is plenty of room inside the bedrooms and the lounge kitchen area is massive. We loved feeding the hens and the sheep came running over too! There is a village shop and a good pub nearby and Sherbourne and Dorchester are only a short car journeRead morey away. Fresh eggs were on the kitchen table for us on arrival. You must stay here, it's fantastic. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie, 12th May 2018

A brilliant cottage in a very quiet location. It is very stylish and comfortably appointed with lovely bathrooms and bedrooms, great for couples and families holidaying together. The outdoor space was a delight and we were welcome to roam the gardens. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Jyoti, 4th May 2018

Beautiful cottage, great location and wonderful hosts.

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.

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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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