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Looking towards the property from the hot tub
Enjoy the views across the fields from the wood fired hot tub
Step into the stylish open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Relax in the lounge area
Snuggle up by the cosy wood burner
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Dining area with French doors opening out to the enclosed garden
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area
Dining and kitchen area
Plenty of walks to explore from the doorstep
Light and airy open plan living space
Step into the spacious en-suite king size bedroom
Fabulous bedroom
En-suite king size bedroom with TV
Enjoy the view across the garden from the bedroom window
En-suite shower room
Beautiful king-size bedroom overlooking the garden
Plenty of features throughout the property
Charming king-size bedroom with TV
Stylish bathroom
Twin bedroom (can be requested into a super king-size) with en-suite shower room
Light and airy en-suite twin bedroom (can be requested into a super king-size) with TV
Lovely views from the window
En-suite shower room
Ideal spot for al fresco meals and drinks
Time for tea in the enclosed garden
Looking towards the spacious property
Lots of room outside for all the family in the enclosed garden
Welcome to the private wildflower meadow and wood fired hot tub.
A raised walkway leads you through the trees to the wood fired hot tub
Relax in the wood fired hot tub
Looking towards the property from the hot tub
Challenge your friends and family to a game
Guests are welcome to use the large lawn area for outdoor games
Take a seat in the shade
Views across the stream and gardens where ducks roam freely
Challenge your companions to a game of Poohsticks
1 / 38  Looking towards the property from the hot tub
2 / 38  Enjoy the views across the fields from the wood fired hot tub
3 / 38  Step into the stylish open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
4 / 38  Relax in the lounge area
5 / 38  Snuggle up by the cosy wood burner
6 / 38  Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
7 / 38  Dining area with French doors opening out to the enclosed garden
8 / 38  Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area
9 / 38  Dining and kitchen area
10 / 38  Plenty of walks to explore from the doorstep
11 / 38  Light and airy open plan living space
12 / 38  Step into the spacious en-suite king size bedroom
13 / 38  Fabulous bedroom
14 / 38  En-suite king size bedroom with TV
15 / 38  Enjoy the view across the garden from the bedroom window
16 / 38  En-suite shower room
17 / 38  Beautiful king-size bedroom overlooking the garden
18 / 38  Plenty of features throughout the property
19 / 38  Charming king-size bedroom with TV
20 / 38  Stylish bathroom
21 / 38  Twin bedroom (can be requested into a super king-size) with en-suite shower room
22 / 38  Light and airy en-suite twin bedroom (can be requested into a super king-size) with TV
23 / 38  Lovely views from the window
24 / 38  En-suite shower room
25 / 38  Ideal spot for al fresco meals and drinks
26 / 38  Time for tea in the enclosed garden
27 / 38  Looking towards the spacious property
28 / 38  Lots of room outside for all the family in the enclosed garden
29 / 38  Welcome to the private wildflower meadow and wood fired hot tub.
30 / 38  A raised walkway leads you through the trees to the wood fired hot tub
31 / 38  Relax in the wood fired hot tub
32 / 38  Looking towards the property from the hot tub
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34 / 38  Challenge your friends and family to a game
35 / 38  Guests are welcome to use the large lawn area for outdoor games
36 / 38  Take a seat in the shade
37 / 38  Views across the stream and gardens where ducks roam freely
38 / 38  Challenge your companions to a game of Poohsticks

The Cow Stalls Old Boywood Farm

Sherborne (9.5mls SE), Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Perfect rural sanctuary tucked away at the end of a private drive with access to open countryside
  • Spacious and beautifully presented accommodation with a wood fired hot tub and games room
  • Ideal for families, walkers and nature lovers looking to escape the hustle and bustle in a serene location
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 with a wood fired hot tub.

This property enjoys a tranquil location on the owners’ smallholding in the heart of the Dorset countryside. Surrounded by farmland and walks, this is the perfect spot for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and stargazers as there is no light pollution. Just a mile from the property, the village of Hazelbury Bryan has a welcoming pub which guests can walk to from the property on the footpaths across the fields. 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 (zip-and-link beds that can be requested to make a super king-size) which has an en-suite shower and WC. There is also a convenient cloakroom with a WC.

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 where you will find a private wood fired hot tub set on raised decking and accessed via walkways. There is a separate games room with table football and there is also plenty of space for children to play in the enclosed garden or on the large shared lawn area, which is a great spot for outdoor games or for children to burn off some energy. By arrangement with the owners, guests can explore the walks across their land or challenge your companions to a game of Poohsticks in the stream. There is ample off road parking available.

 

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 king-size and 1 twin (which is zip-and-link and can be made into super king-size, please request at time of booking)
  • 3 bathrooms - 2 en-suite shower room with WC; 1 bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC opposite one of the king-size bedrooms
  • Kitchen: oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • TV/DVD in lounge, TVs in all the bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Heating and electric included
  • Wood burner with first basket of logs included (more available to purchase on-site)
  • Fresh eggs and honey can be purchased from the owners when available
  • Wood fired hot tub set on raised decking and accessed via walkways in the wildflower meadow
  • Towels are provided for the hot tub, guests are asked to take their own footwear and robes to access the hot tub via the walkway
  • Wood for the hot tub is included for the first 2 burns (more available to purchase on-site) - from the first burn the hot tub can take 2.5 to 3 hours to reach temperature
  • Games room with table football
  • Variety of lawn games available including croquet, quoits and giant Jenga
  • Regret no pets
  • Suitable for families with twin babies, with two highchairs and two cots
  • Secure storage available in the games room for bicycles
  • Shop and pub 1 mile, beach 26 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

 

Sarah Jadali

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jane 9th December 2022

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Difficult to fault this accommodation. The owners made us so welcome and provided us with mince pies. They even offered to fire up the hot tub despite the frosty weather - we declined but it looked very inviting. The place was spacious and very warm and comfortable. We cooked in one evening and found everything we needed in the kitchen plus found sRead moreome very nice country pubs a short drive away. Suits the visually & mobility impaired We were sad to leave and hope to return again next year. Hide

Reviewed by Mojtaba 4th November 2022

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Reviewed by Simon 30th September 2022

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Fabulous location, Fabulous property. Great to be on working farm with the livestock nearby. Great to meet the owners Anthony and Gill who made us feel very welcome. We will be back.

Reviewed by Anthony 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Alison 5th August 2022

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This was a fantastic cottage. It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped, with comfortable beds. Really quiet location (as long as you didnt mind some gentle animal noises!) and well placed for walks, scenery and lots of places to visit and pubs to eat at. Owners friendly and helpful but not interfering. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Anne 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Lynne 15th July 2022

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Absolutely wonderful.

Reviewed by Diane 1st July 2022

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This is a fabulous cottage in an idyllic setting. The accommodation is pristine with beautiful decor. We go away once a year and always look for a three bedroomed cottage with at least two bathrooms. This has three gorgeous bathrooms so one each. Perfect. The hosts Gil and Anthony are delightful and make you feel very much at home and are on hand iRead moref you need them. We loved it there. Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 10th June 2022

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Fabulous location, clean and comfortable accommodation with welcoming hosts. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Susan 3rd June 2022

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We were so impressed with the property, tranquil location and in particular, the cleanliness. Very well equipped. Charming hosts

Reviewed by Sarah 29th May 2022

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Really beautiful comfortable property in lovely grounds! Loved the hot tub!

Reviewed by Elaine 6th May 2022

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Very comfortable accommodation, even bigger than it looks in the photos. Lovely welcome from the owners to a clean, very well equipped holiday home. Great views and outside seating area and gardens. Plenty of places to visit nearby and a friendly local pub.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by L 19th March 2022

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A gorgeous cottage done up to a very high standard with everything you need for a break in the stunning Dorset countryside.

Reviewed by Rachael 19th February 2022

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A beautiful home away from home! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Cow Stalls. The location is perfect if youre looking for peace and quiet, and the cottage and surrounding area is simply stunning. We found it exceptionally clean and comfortable with everything that you would need. The hot tub was fantastic and certainly warmed us all on a coldRead more and windy day! The hosts are very welcoming and are just next door. We definitely will be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 11th February 2022

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The cottage was lovely, very clean and well equipped

Reviewed by Sophie 4th February 2022

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Amazing place, beautifully designed and equipped for a wonderful stay. There were so many lovely touches that made our weekend very special. The location was picturesque. I would imagine all ages would enjoy a stay here. We spanned from 15-60. The wood fired hot tub was easy to use, and positioned in the midst of some trees lit beautifully at nightRead more, 360 views. Very Insta friendly. Fresh wild flowers in vases everywhere was such a special touch, very subtle and very lovely. Wonderful hosts. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 28th January 2022

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Reviewed by Emma 4th October 2021

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Very clean and tidy barn, completed to a high standard with all the necessary equipment. Lovely surroundings, the hot tub is awesome and the owners are very welcoming. Honey and eggs are a real treat and very tasty.

Reviewed by Lisa 25th September 2021

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Reviewed by Trevor 4th September 2021

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Welcoming owners to a lovely farm conversion - very comfortable and tastefully finished. Great for a family get together. Explored/visited nearby countryside and beaches, pubs and gardens.

Reviewed by Mary 21st August 2021

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We loved everything about our stay at The Cowstalls, Old Boywood Farm! Lovingly restored into a stylish, comfortable, spacious 3 bedroom cottage, it was ideal for our family of 4 adults + five year old and toddler. Everything has been provided for and is meticulously clean. An idyllic rural setting with hot tub and a tree swing made for a magical tRead moreime. The very welcoming hosts also included the children in experiencing farm life - a special experience for our little 'townies'! Hide

Reviewed by Hayley 14th August 2021

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Just back from our stay, what an incredible holiday. The barn is just stunning, attention to detail inside is perfect and the location and surrounding gardens are just wonderful, with the log fired hot tub being absolutely fantastic. The hosts Anthony and Gillian, their children, Anthony's parents, (not forgetting their dogs ducks & chickens) are sRead moreimply charming, a delight to speak to and were very helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. An ideal base to explore beautiful Dorset. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 31st July 2021

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A fantastic two week stay at Old Boywood Farm, the hosts were extremely friendly and welcoming. The cottage was immaculately clean and felt like home away from home. The children loved playing on the rope swing and seeing the animals, they slept in past 8 oclock most days which is unheard of! Hot tub was a great feature which added an extra somethiRead moreng to our stay and we spent many an evening enjoying the sunset and stars whilst watching bats fly overhead or listening to owls. A magical holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Alison 17th July 2021

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We had a fantastic week - the accommodation is very well equipped, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Hot tub is excellent and our children also enjoyed the garden swing and table football. Beautiful location as well. Owners very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Roger 3rd July 2021

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A lovely cottage in a tranquil setting. The owners could not be more friendly. The rooms where spotless and everything you needed was supplied.

Reviewed by Olivier 26th June 2021

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The cottage was so lovely, very clean and modern with lots of amenities, including hot tub and bathroom for every room. The cottage had a large Kitchen that was well equipped, great for cooking nights. It is surrounded by the farm grounds, we could visit the sheep and feed them. Gill and Anthony were so nice and welcoming. I would strongly recommenRead mored this place for a relaxing break with friends or family. You will need a car to go around as it is in the countryside but the region is gorgeous. Hide

Reviewed by Frances 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by Chris 12th June 2021

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Dorset. Spacious and well equipped with good quality furniture and fittings. Friendly welcoming owners who are there when you need them but not in your face when you dont.. Loads to do in the area but some of the lanes are not for the faint hearted. If you want a country get away few cottages can beat this one.Read more Hide

Reviewed by Patrick 29th May 2021

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Fantastic location, excellent hosts and wonderful accommodation.

Reviewed by Andy 27th April 2021

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We had a terrific stay in the Cow Stalls. The accommodation is finished to an exceptional standard, and it felt like we were the first people to have stayed there post a refurb which is testament to how it is kept and maintained. The setting is perfect, with farm animals on your door step and a good set of amenities in the nearby villages.

Reviewed by Kerry 12th April 2021

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We had a fantastic time at Cowstalls in Dorset. The accommodation was very high quality and beautifully done. The property was in pristine condition and immaculately presented. Anthony and Gillian were perfect hosts, and knew all the good places to recommend. The countryside of the surrounding Blackmore Vale is so beautiful, and the property was anRead more easy drive to the coast. There were plenty of trendy places nearby for refreshments, and nearby Sturminster Newton and Sherborne were a delight. Hide

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Looking towards the property from the hot tub
Enjoy the views across the fields from the wood fired hot tub
Step into the stylish open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Relax in the lounge area
Snuggle up by the cosy wood burner
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Dining area with French doors opening out to the enclosed garden
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area
Dining and kitchen area
Plenty of walks to explore from the doorstep
Light and airy open plan living space
Show 26 moreStep into the spacious en-suite king size bedroom

Location

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