The Cowshed

Located in West Lulworth, Dorset

Beautiful countryside cottage in with soaring views across the Purbeck Hills. Attractive gardens and rustic charm characterise this lovely Dorset family retreat.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


Discover what peace, quiet and calm really feels like with this glorious village location and Grade II listed building. A converted farm building, this cottage is located within a sleepy village with endless views over the rolling countryside and the Purbeck Hills. The stresses and strains of everyday life will feel like a distant memory and any tension will just melt away with this relaxing rural retreat. The nearest shop is just 0.5 miles and the pub 200 yards. The beauty of Lulworth Cove and the coastline is also just a short half-mile hop, while the town of Wareham is 8 miles away.

The approach to the property provides a clue to the high standard inside with open gardens including lawn, flowers and a paved path. The whole property is spread over a single storey so it’s easy to move around without having to navigate a staircase. The light and spacious lounge and diner is immediately to your left as you enter. With Sky TV, an iPod dock and a DVD player, you don t need to go out if you prefer to just relax. The crackle of the wood burner and the soft, sumptuous sofa and chairs provide a wonderful way to unwind. The kitchen is next to the lounge and is sleek, modern and fitted with everything you need, including a wine chiller. A boot room provides extra space for drying your clothes, complete with tumble drier. Two double bedrooms can be found further along the hallway, one with an en suite bathroom and shower cubicle. If you prefer to soak in a warm bath, there s also a generously sized family bathroom too.

The rear of the property is just as spectacular as the rest, with steps down to a private patio. Flagstones lead you around the lawn with two further terraced areas and a shaded pergola. With the Purbeck Hills gently rolling into the horizon, you’ll feel as if you re in the midst of your own private Mediterranean style escape. Add in a spot of al fresco dining as you watch the sun go down and it’s an idyllic end to the day. A car is recommended for this location and there is allocated parking for one vehicle included.


  • Wonderful rural charm with a Grade II-listed converted farm building, on a single-level with panoramic views over the Purbeck Hills
  • Relaxing Mediterranean-style garden with private sun terraces and shady pergola
  • Perfect base for walkers from which to explore Dorset's Jurassic Coast
  • 2 bedrooms 2 doubles
  • 2 bathrooms 1 en suite with shower and WC, 1 with bath and WC
  • Oven and hob, microwave, cooker, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and wine chiller
  • Quartz worktops and flagstone floor in the kitchen
  • Separate boot room with tumble drier
  • Wood burner in lounge with the first basket of logs provided (guests need to bring their own firelighters)
  • TV/ DVD, radio and iPod Dock in the lounge
  • Wi Fi available
  • Quiet village lane location
  • Grade II listed converted farm building
  • Single storey
  • Regret no pets
  • 1 allocated parking space, 1 further car can be parked along the lane
  • Pergola and private patio to the rear plus a lawn and terraced area
  • Local shop ½ a mile, pub 200 yards
  • Lulworth Cove ½ a mile, Wareham 8 miles
  • Regret no children under the age of 5


Close to coast
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details

West Lulworth

Lulworth is a quaint village with many traditional cottages. The village is full of shops and restaurants. Lulworth Cove is a horse-shoe shaped cove. The cove formed 10,000 years ago by the power of river and sea and is a pebble beach and very sheltered. Visit the Heritage Centre and learn about the smugglers.  Taste the delights of a traditional Dorset fudge and sweetshop. Relax in the tea garden and ice cream parlour in the lane leading down to the cove. From here you are within walking distance of Durdle Door. Or, visit Durdle Door by boat. Lulworth has 3 pubs, The Castle Inn, Man O War which is dog friendly, and the Lulworth Cove Inn. The pubs are very popular in the summer months, so it would be advisable to phone ahead. The shingle beach at Durdle Door can shelve in places but the beach has excellent water quality. You will also find the ever-popular Durdle Door Ice Cream Kiosk. East Lulworth is a short 5-minute drive away or travel west and discover Ringstead.

Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival takes place at Lulworth Castle in East Lulworth every year from the end of July for 3 days. With face painting, bouncy castles to medieval jousting, there is plenty to do and see. There are four main stages for the music acts which are jam-packed over three days. There are DJ sets, comedy, theatre and shows, attractions and activities and plenty of food. If you are looking for a festival that is for all the family and diverse then look no further. Lulworth Castle is set in the stunning grounds of the Lulworth Estate. The historic castle, restored by English Heritage after a devastating fire, is open all year round. In the grounds, there are woodland walks and a children's playground. After, why not relax with a picnic while the kids play.

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