Looking towards the property
Enjoy the far reaching countryside views
Open-plan living space
Lounge area with French doors leading outside
Lounge area
Dining area
Kitchen area
Kitchen area
Decorative hallway
Super-king-size bedroom
Super-king-size bedroom
Super-king-size bedroom
En-suite bathroom for super-king-size
Super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom
Super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom
En-suite wet room for super-king-size zip-and-link
Looking towards the property
Relax on the south facing patio
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The Cowshed At Caswell,

West Bay (14.5mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning detached barn conversion surrounded by farmland and far reaching views
  • Stylishly renovated in 2016 with original beams retained throughout
  • Light and airy accommodation with a sociable open-plan layout and en-suite bedrooms
  • A network of footpaths directly from the property
  • Perfect for a quiet, relaxing break in the countryside
  • A wealth of pretty villages, sandy beaches and coastline nearby
Property code: 41897

This beautifully converted barn offers a stylish blend of original charm and 21st-century touches in tranquil surroundings.

Situated down a quiet lane in a rural setting, this stunning detached barn has been restored to the highest standards and boasts far reaching countryside views. Nestling in 800 acres of Dorset farmland, this superb property offers fantastic rural walks from the doorstep and the quaint, historic village of Yetminster is just one mile away along the country lanes, which offers a pub, shop and local café. The perfect base for exploring this idyllic part of the county, the local area boasts a wealth of pretty villages, sandy beaches and World Heritage status coastline along the Jurassic Coast. For a spot of retail therapy, the picturesque towns of Sherborne and Dorchester are both within easy reach, while culture lovers should head for one of the many nearby National Trust properties and grounds. For beach lovers, head to the popular seaside towns of Weymouth with its sandy beach and the harbour town of West Bay. There are many more attractions to visit including Monkey World, Abbotsbury Swannery, Corfe Castle, Bovington Tank Museum, Lulworth Cove and Castle, Durdle Door, as well as gastro pubs and restaurants to try out in the area.

Arranged over one level, this delightful property is light and airy with high vaulted ceilings, wooden flooring with underfloor heating, exposed beams and floor to ceiling windows which allow the light to flood in. In the spacious and modern kitchen area you will find an electric oven and hob, microwave, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Enjoy relaxed meals around the dining table which sits in sunlight nearby and overlooks the patio outside. After a long day exploring the surrounding countryside, unwind on the comfortable sofas in the lounge area and enjoy a good book from the bookshelf, watch a film on the Smart TV/DVD, or simply relax and listen to the iPod dock. There are two beautifully decorated bedrooms, each displaying exposed beams, elegant window shutters and wooden flooring. Both bedrooms are en-suite for your convenience and there is also a Smart TV in each room. One bedroom is a super-king-size with an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC. The other bedroom benefits from a super-king-size zip-and-link bed, which can be made into a twin on request, along with an en-suite wetroom with WC.

Moving outside there is a spacious enclosed gravelled garden with a south-facing patio, table and chairs, sun loungers and a BBQ for enjoying slow summer afternoons. There is also a shed for storing bikes and surfboards during your stay. Ample off-road parking is available.

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 both with super-king-size beds - 1 bedroom has zip-and-link beds which can be made into twin beds on request at time of booking
  • 2 bathrooms/shower rooms – 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC; 1 en-suite wet room-style shower room
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Smart TV/DVD and iPod dock in the lounge; Smart TV in each bedroom
  • Towels included
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome, further small dog by arrangement
  • Ramp to the front door
  • Increased accessibility – please ensure you refer to our FAQ’s
  • Enclosed south-facing patio and gravelled garden with seating and BBQ
  • Secure shed for storing bikes and surfboards
  • Outside tap for muddy boots and paws
  • Beach 15 miles, shops and pubs 1 mile

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philip, 5th October 2018

Really pleased that The Cowshed is dog friendly otherwise we wouldnt have found this perfect holiday home. Already booked for next year so that says it all!

Reviewed by Tina, 21st September 2018

Lovely comfortable property with great views across open countryside. Appreciated the smart tv's in lounge and bedrooms. We would return for another visit.

Reviewed by Evan, 7th September 2018

Was the most comfortable week of my life. Nobody to interrupt me at any times. WiFi was perfect, spar supermarket round the corner.. a big LIDL about 15 minute drive.. and the land was absolutely beautiful.. the owners and the farmer were great! Hardly bothered us, had a few nice chats and that was all.. there lovely dogs visited us also, especiallRead morey nutmeg!! She loves a treat!! I really want to return here as soon as possible!! Was so sad to leave :( Hide

Reviewed by Susan, 31st August 2018

Excellent views and peaceful location. Working farm across from property so expect visits from their family dogs. Everything of the highest quality and well equipped. Definitely would return.

Reviewed by Julles, 20th July 2018

Beautiful tranquil setting and very well appointed place to stay. Would go back for a second visit.

Reviewed by Kirsty, 6th July 2018

The property is in a brilliant location - there are so many places to go and see in the local area. Its peaceful and has everything you need for a weeks break. Dont forget to keep an eye out for all sorts of wildlife in the field!

Reviewed by Amanda, 29th June 2018

A nice property in a quiet location.

Reviewed by Susan, 22nd June 2018

The Cowshed was in a lively, quiet location. Well equipped. The beds were extremely comfortable. We had a very relaxing time away fro it all.

Reviewed by Jane, 15th June 2018

A wonderful, comfortable cottage, we could not fault anything! Looking forward to another visit , the surrounding countryside and villages are stunning.

Reviewed by Donald, 8th June 2018

an excellent cottage very comfortable . everything you need is there .if you are looking for a relaxing holiday this is it.

Reviewed by Susan, 25th May 2018

Very relaxing and peaceful cottage. Very well kitted out, modern electrics and lighting. Nice to have loads of power points. Slept very well in super comfortable king size beds. Loved listening to the bird song outside. Very good Wifi. Though couldnt get DVD to work the week we were there - minor issue. Tried to find walks from the door but plougheRead mored fields and long grass made it hard going for us and our dog with short legs (cavalier). Many foot paths seemed to peter out. Good maps in cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Michael, 18th May 2018

Peaceful location, perfect setting and good accommodation. A bonus was having daily visits from the owners two dogs Pepper and Nutmeg. Glorious weather capped it all off. Will certainly visit it again.

Reviewed by Alison, 8th May 2018

A wonderful cottage, perfect for a quiet, relaxing break in the countryside. Spacious, clean, beautifully furnished, this is truly a home from home. I hope to come back for another visit sometime.

Reviewed by Jane, 13th April 2018

The Cowshed is just beautiful in every respect. Five star. Thank you very much.

Reviewed by Jane, 27th March 2018

Super, tastefully renovated property! We only had 3 days here, but great relaxation, we felt at home. Beds really comfortable, sheets & towells first class. Shame about the rainy weather and water-logged field walking for us & the dog!

Reviewed by Helen, 16th March 2018

Wow, just wonderful. Beautiful property and surrounding area. So pretty with the snow that we had. Cowshed perfect and just as pictured and described. Owners and visits from Nutmeg & Pepper, their dogs, lovely. Surrounding areas great. Lovely village pub and also the White Hart in Sherbourne was fabulous. Can't wait to go back.

Reviewed by Darren, 23rd February 2018

A great place

Reviewed by James, 22nd December 2017

Beautiful holiday cottage, very rural location. Very comfortable with high end quality bedding and towels etc. Very spacious with a homely feel. Local farmer and owner of the cottage was on hand and very helpful. We couldn't get the wi-fi to work, however not really an issue overall. We would definitely like come and stay again.

Reviewed by Carole, 1st December 2017

Beautiful well equipped and very comfortable barn in idyllic spot

Reviewed by Peter, 3rd November 2017

Just a great place to get away for a few days far enough from town but near enough for essentials. Mike the farmer popped his head in to say hello to make sure every thing was ok. Not offen I can say this but both myself and my wife said we would come back.

Reviewed by Charllotte, 27th October 2017

Brilliant stay at the Cowshed. Fantastic location overlooking the countryside - perfect for dog walks with surrounding fields. Modern appliances and bathrooms cleaned to a very high standard. Lovely furnishings as well. Easy driving distance to Jurassic Coast and lovely pubs such as the Acorn and Anchor Inn. Highly recommend staying at the Cowshed.Read more Hide

Reviewed by Christine, 20th October 2017

Beautiful, cosy well equipped cottage in stunning scenery. Friendly owners. Will look forward to returning.

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Looking towards the property
Enjoy the far reaching countryside views
Open-plan living space
Lounge area with French doors leading outside
Lounge area
Dining area
Kitchen area
Kitchen area
Decorative hallway
Super-king-size bedroom
Super-king-size bedroom
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