Lounge area with a view
Kitchen/dining area
Modern country charm
King-size bedroom
Single bedroom
Shower room
Outdoor seating with stunning views
View towards the property
View towards the property
1 / 10  Lounge area with a view
2 / 10  Lounge/kitchen/diner
3 / 10  Kitchen/dining area
4 / 10  Modern country charm
5 / 10  King-size bedroom
6 / 10  Single bedroom
7 / 10  Shower room
8 / 10  Outdoor seating with stunning views
9 / 10  View towards the property
10 / 10  View towards the property

Babwell Barn

Shaftesbury (7.5mls NW), Somerset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully converted 350 year old forge in idyllic village setting
  • Stunning views over the Blackmore Vale and beyond
  • Lovely modern country styling and furnishing throughout
  • Designated area of garden with fire-pit and panoramic views
  • Perfectly placed for touring Somerset, Dorset and Devon
  • Visit Cheddar Gorge, Lyme Regis, and Longleat Safari Park

Property code: 46152

This fabulous property has been lovingly furnished, and with stunning views over the Blackmore Vale yet just two hours from London by train, provides a perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle.

This 350-year-old forge retreat in the village of Cucklington is full of character inside and out. Near Shaftesbury, find a great hideout for you and your hound to be treated to the most stunning green spaces, and far-reaching views of Blackmore Vale and beyond, all on the doorstep. Sleeping two plus one loyal four-legged family member who is welcome on the first floor, this idyllic base boasts incredible panoramic views. The dwelling is also set perfectly to spoil you for choice with tours of the best walking and cycling places around.

Hop up the short flight of steps and through the pretty barn door into the bright lounge/kitchen/diner, with unbeatable countryside views at every angle from its perfectly positioned windows. The character of the stonework and exposed beams balance perfectly with modern country living. This theme is continued throughout the pretty bedrooms downstairs, which consist of a king-size and a single bedroom. Completing the abode is a contemporary bathroom. Outside is ample seating with gorgeous views in a designated area on the periphery of the owner’s garden – perfect for winding down on a lazy evening.

Get the ball rolling with your bright-eyed barker and venture out into the Cranbourne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 7 miles away. You are also within reaching distance of Stonehenge (27 miles), Cheddar Gorge (30 miles) and Longleat Safari Park (15 miles) for more adventure options. For salty sea dogs, make a day-trip to the south coast, with fabulous beaches at Bournemouth, Swanage, and Weymouth (all under 45 miles) to choose from. Closer to home, sample county hospitality with a pub just a 100-metre walk down the road.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 single
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and double hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher
  • Smart TV and DVD in the lounge area, and TV in the king-size bedroom
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome/ further by arrangement (please kindly keep out of the ground floor)
  • Shop 3 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Sleeps 2+1
  • Derestricted roadside parking directly outside

This property is personally managed by Eloise.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Beth 22nd September 2019

Wonderful spacious cottage set in a beautiful location! With outstanding views. We found the cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. Very good wifi. Ben the host was really friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Would highly recommend. Many thanks, Beth and Richard.

Reviewed by Cathryn 13th September 2019

This is a lovely cottage with fantastic views in a peaceful location. We really enjoyed our stay and were lucky to have fantastic weather. Lots to do in the area and the coast is fabulous and in easy reach. The cottage was very comfortable and just what we were hoping for.

Reviewed by Gordon 9th September 2019

It is a nice little cottage with stunning views. It has all the basics you need, perfect for a short break. No washing machine or place to dry clothes or towels so not so convenient for a long stay. Bedrooms downstairs on lower level with quite steep stairs. Parking is on the road, you need to park close to a steep upward slope making it quite diffRead moreicult to fully open your door and get out, especially when the nettles are up. Excellent wi-fi and free view. Hide

Reviewed by Valerie 21st June 2019

Host was very genial, but my husband and i were disappointed with the lack of cooking facilities and cooking equipment. We had to eat out all the time, where as we like to usually try out the local fare and cook an evening meal now and again.

Reviewed by Jane 7th June 2019

Lovely cottage, clean and apart from the above, well equipped.

Reviewed by Martin 29th April 2019

A very pretty cottage in a quiet and beautiful location with fabulous views. Ben, the owner, was very welcoming, and invited to use his huge garden. There are no amenities in the hamlet and the nearest pub is a good 45 - 60 minute walk away, but if peace and tranquility is your thing, then it can be found here!

Reviewed by Elizabeth 9th April 2019

Beautiful place to stay. Clean, cosy and tidy. Definitely return.

Reviewed by Tanya 29th March 2019

The property has stunning views from the lounge and is situated perfectly for dog walking directly from the door. There was plenty of room for me, my husband and our large dog. The owner was very helpful giving us very clear directions to the property as well as where to go, see, do, eat and drink during our stay. We were very happy and comfortableRead more at the property and thank the owner for such a lovely weekend we enjoyed in such a beautiful, quiet spot in the countryside. Tanya & Ben x Hide

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