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Rowdens Barn in Winterborne Stickland, Dorset

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Rowdens Barn description

Holiday home
Rowdens Barn is a single-storey cottage in a lawned courtyard setting, a mile from Winterborne Stickland and four miles from Blandford Forum. The cottage has a king-size double and a twin along with a bathroom. The open plan living area has a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. Outside is ample off road parking, a private patio area, shared lawn and shared games room with pool table, table football and air hockey. Rowdens Barn is close to local walks, pretty villages and bustling market towns, as well as for exploring the Jurassic Coast and the rest of this lovely area.

Winterborne Stickland is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering good walks and superb views. Take a visit to the market town of Dorchester, home of Thomas Hardy. Within an easy drive lies the Jurassic Coast with sandy beaches at Weymouth and Swanage and cliff top walks along the South West Coastal Path.

Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.

Electric heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Further fuel can be purchased from owner. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Covered bike storage. Enclosed, private garden with lawned area, patio and picnic bench. Shared front lawned area. Shared games room with pool table, table football and air hockey. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead whilst on the premises due to nearby livestock.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location
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Mrs Todd
April 2019
Clean, comfortable, cosy and convenient cottage that we would return to if in the area, which is very pretty.. The only negative is that the cottage abuts a road and, although it is rural and isn’t busy, you can hear vehicles travelling past, particularly in the double bedroom.
Miss Freeman
March 2019
A relaxing place to stay for a break away in the countryside.. Always love somewhere with a log burner! The enclosed generous-sized garden was fantastic for our dog. Most self-catering places struggle with adequate kitchen facilities, but this was far above average, although could do with some more cutlery due to having a full-sized dishwasher. We both found the sofa and double mattress a bit uncomfortable, but other than that it was great and I would recommend to others.
Mrs Robbins
February 2019
We loved Rowdens Barn, the open space was very much enjoyed.. We have 2 children and found the size perfect for all 4 of us. We had great weather for February but the temperatures did drop at night and found the heaters provided a great amount of warmth to keep us comfortable. It was very much appreciated that the barn was equipt with cleaning products and all the kitchen amenities and thank you for the cake and milk left in the fridge for our arrival. We will definitely book again
Mr Price
November 2018
It was just perfect for us right down to the little finishing touches.. Leanne was very helpful when we arrived . We was so delighted with the welcome cake and doggy treats and a pint of milk for us on arrival the log burner was also lovely and basket full of logs clean towels and bedding . What else can I say I don't think we have ever stayed anywhere as good as here , you could tell Leanne wanted to make sure we was comfortable and felt like we was at home
Mrs Bleakley
November 2018
This was our 2nd time to this property as we liked it so much last time.. .. Warm, clean, relaxing and well equipped... we have recommended it, and the option to hire a couple for a bigger gathering.
Miss Williams
September 2018
Apart from the above - location - sweet fresh unpolluted tap water - quiet.. Happy foryou to publish our reccommendation anonymously
Miss Shrubb
September 2018
This is such a lovely place, it's home from home.. So easy to relax and the place is so well equipped, even with tea, coffee, milk and a cake what more could you ask for! The secure garden is brilliant for dogs- just love it.
Mr Maidment
September 2018
Very pleasant stay in well equipped, clean, accommodation.. Pretty garden and liked the 'play barn' - would consider bringing our grandchildren here for a holiday. Visiting dogs very well behaved. Well up to the standard of the other Sykes cottages in which we have stayed. Nice variety of day trips within easy reach.
Mr Ervin
July 2018
The cottage was modern and well appointed with high quality fittings all working perfectly.. Very clean, very comfortable and well designed with plenty of accommodation and storage space. The location is quiet and would have benefit from having a shop in walking distance to save using the car, but this is a very minor point. The beds are comfortable and the pillows nice and firm. At the time we were there the temperature was very high, but the cottage remained tolerably cool. Overall, an excellent place for exploring the county's attractions and we would not hesitate in returning.
Mrs Bestwick
July 2018
Lovely quiet location, made a great base to visit attractions, of which there are many, in Dorset.. The farm manager & his wife were very friendly. Lovely touch to have a chocolate cake set on the table upon arrival as well as tea,coffee, sugar & milk. There were even two bowls and a little bag of biscuits for our dogs! Definitely recommend!
Mrs Samuels
June 2018
What a lovely cottage, everything supplied and thought of .. High spec fittings throughout.Spotlessly clean.Close by Blandford Forum for all your shopping needs and lovely Stour meadows.We felt very comfortable staying here, and amongst beautiful countryside.
May 2018
This cottage is amazing.. Milk in the fridge, cake on a cake stand, tea,coffee sugar all supplied. Dishwasher, washing machine and the tablets you needed for both. Super little garden for the dogs fenced in. A communal garden so well kept and pretty, Spotlessly clean . Wonderful dog walks across the road... blandford forum such a pretty town with stour meadows lovely to walk with dogs and picnic. A wonderful week. .
Mrs Bond
May 2018
Home from home they have thought of everything.. Cake, full coffee,tea,sugar containers,milk in the fridge. Two dog bowls and dog biscuits. Amazing welcome lovely small garden fenced in no worries about letting dogs out. Cottages spaced in such a way it felt private. Communal garden beautiful and well kept. Tubs of herbs and flowers outside the door. Dishwasher,washing machine including soap capsules and comfort amazing ....
Mr Brown
May 2018
Stunning location, exceptionally well kept courtyard, beautifully presented cottage.. Internally, a really pleasant surprise. Spacious, very clean, well equipped and well laid out cottage. Spacious rooms, quality furnishings and the log burner was a nice surprise too. ( although weather was too nice to fire it up). Kitchen fully equipped to cater for a family of up to 8 people, with all mod cons on site. Beds very comfortable, in both our bedrooms. Even our 16 year old was happy, which can be a challenge with most teenagers!! Games room was also very good, catering for many ages. Already looking at booking again for a longer stay. Not normally one for doing reviews, but Rowdens Barn certainly deserves all the praise it receives.
May 2018
Excellently equipped accommodation, spacious and clean.. Fantastic games room; really sorry not to have my grandchildren with me! Lovely countryside, pubs serving tasty food and in easy reach of the beautiful and striking Jurassic Coast
Mrs Keniston-goble
February 2018
Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country.. Having a properly enclosed garden with grass for the dogs was brilliant.
Mrs Martin
December 2017
Fabulous large cottage spotlessly clean and well equipped.. Lovely and quiet setting with great walks.
Mrs Huxley
December 2017
Everything was great; Sykes were very helpful as too was the Hedge End Farm Cottages manager.. Rowdens Barn is well fitted out with everything you could need; a real home from home. Will definitely use Sykes again for future holidays.
Mr Wickwar
November 2017
We only had a long weekend, however the cottage and the area was lovely will certainly be booking for a longer stay next time..
Mr Steward
October 2017
Such a lovely cottage.. Enjoyed staying there so much in March we came back in October. Wonderful holiday and will come back again.
Mrs Whitaker
September 2017
The location was very comfortable and we were provided with everything that was needed.. Clean, modern, easy living. Excellent!
Mrs Gates
June 2017
Used as a base to visit locations around was good, and relaxing to come back to after a busy day..
August 2016
Just beautiful arrived home today after one week stay. Perfect cottage for family and your beloved pet dog. Enclosed garden so u don't need to worry about your dog. Quiet location 30 mins from beaches lovely cottage all high spec equipment and very comfortable really nice. You got to boom this you will not be disapointed. Will certainly rebook this property. Tea coffee sugar and a cake awaiting us on arrival. Love this place
Ms McPartland
July 2016
This cottage was everything and more than it mentioned in the description. A perfect cottage, also a lot more spacious than we had expected.
Mr Summers
June 2016
Rowdens Barn was within easy reach of lovely places to visit. We thought the setup of the six cottages was ideal and the enclosed garden would be great to bring our dog along with us next time! The games room was definitely an extra asset too!
Mrs Ayrton
May 2016
We had a lovely last minute stay at Rowdens Barn, the accommodation was high quality and very in keeping. The games room was excellent for 2 kids and the small enclosed garden a very good idea to keep our dog safe. We are hoping to return in October with friends.
Mr Allen
March 2016
Rowdens Barn is a lovely accommodation overall and situated in a good place to get out and about.
Miss Johnson
March 2016
What a relaxing and well kept place to stay. Perfect for a weekend in the country side with a log fire for those cold winter nights. Perfect for dogs too with secure grounds, just fabulous!
Mrs Yates
February 2016
It was very comfortable and well equipped, with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.
Mrs Milkins
October 2015
The property was outstanding, immaculate and clean considering its dog friendly accommodation. It was home from home. Very well catered for both a toddler and dog! Everything you needed. Would recommend to all.
Mr Fernie
October 2015
The accommodation is excellent with very good quality furnishings, which made the stay so relaxing as it was such a lovely space.
Mrs Doughty
October 2015
A beautiful cottage in a lovely area, it was everything we wanted. There was a garden and a lovely communal garden for all 6 cottages to share. The games room was fantastic too. Would have loved to stay longer.
Mr Broadbent
August 2015
We liked the overall quality of the accommodation, the whole development and the relaxing atmosphere of the place.
Mr Smith
January 2015
A clean, well appointed cottage in a lovely location.
Mr Norrie
October 2014
First class venue. Would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone
Mrs Mayer
October 2014
We were so delighted with the property, we felt we could immediately relax and start to enjoy ourselves. The information about local pubs etc. was very useful as we only went for a short time and you do not really have time to explore so having advice was invaluable. The property was beautifully clean and well equipped. The iced buns for the first cup of tea was a lovely touch!
Mrs Stevens
September 2014
The holiday site was very presentable and maintained. The amenities were first class and information readily available. The site is centrally situated to places of interest and the countryside is beautiful. We were fortunate to have very good weather for our stay. We were very comfortable in the Barn.
Mrs Stevens
September 2014
The property was very presentable and maintained. The amenities were first class and information readily available. We were very comfortable in the Barn. We were very fortunate to have found such a lovely cottage on Sykes' website. We look forward to seeing next years Brochure.
September 2014
New in June 2014 we were among the first guests in this lovely complex of 6 barn conversions. Everything is tasteful and good quality. This property is ideal for those with limited mobility as even the entrance is level and parking is adjacent. The outside patio and small lawn are fully enclosed by a 3ft fence so were ideal for relaxed outdoor dining (& wining) with our pooches. Very highly recommended!
Mr Fillery
August 2014
This accommodation was excellent and conveniently located. I would be very happy to stay there again and recommend to others.
Mr Bell
August 2014
Very comfortable accommodation with an excellent kitchen well above the normal standard. Easy access and good directions to local attractions and pubs. In a quiet area.
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