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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
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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18 / 18  Relax on the south facing patio

The Cowshed At Caswell

West Bay (14.5mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
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 are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • Bed linen and 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 (please kindly note there are no handrails in the property)
  • 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 is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Cate 6th March 2020

Stunning cottage and views, no improvements could be made. The beds are very comfortable and location is perfect for exploring the area, perfect, we will book again.

Reviewed by Andrew 6th December 2019

Superb location, great for country walks.

Reviewed by Barbara 27th October 2019

We had a great stay at this cottage it was very central for lots of places to visit and very close to some great places to eat

Reviewed by Philip 13th September 2019

Location is superb and we had the best possible weather. In poor weather it would be rather isolated.

Reviewed by Judith 6th September 2019

Well designed and equipped accommodation in a beautiful setting. Would definitely visit again and recommend to family and friends.

Reviewed by Graham 23rd August 2019

Lovely cottage, ideally placed for holiday destinations, nice areas nearby for dog walks. Well equipped Owners and their dogs are very friendly

Reviewed by Kim 26th July 2019

A lovely barn in a beautiful location. If you like the countryside this is a place where you could easily spend the day, relaxing and taking in the views no need to jump in the car. We will be visiting again.

Reviewed by Jean 12th July 2019

Really lovely well-equipped cottage, surrounded by farmland. Very quiet location. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by S 28th June 2019

Located in a superb location within Dorset, this really is a beautiful & well-equipped accommodation set in such tranquil surroundings. Oozing quality, it is impeccably clean with lovely dcor proving to be a great base to visit picturesque villages and historical sites. Without doubt, this accommodation is very highly recommended and will always haRead moreve a lasting impression in our memory box. a special place Hide

Reviewed by Carol 3rd May 2019

A lovely cottage in a peaceful rural location. Private and enclosed garden with far reaching views. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Jennifer 26th April 2019

Very well designed barn conversion we were very comfortable there, lovely countryside and a nice pub the sheif of arrows on the main road very modern inside good food . The barn is very well equipped .

Reviewed by Trevor 5th April 2019

Excellent property and location. The property has everything you need for your holiday / break. The location is away from it all and very quiet perfect for a peaceful break. 1st class

Reviewed by Chrissie 29th March 2019

Lovely clean cottage, well equipped, superb views.

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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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