The Cow Shed has been named to celebrate its original life at the heart of this historic south Somerset farmstead but its transformation into a luxurious and strikingly contemporary cottage gives it a 21st Century wow factor! Set on the edge of the pretty village of Bishopswood surrounded by the rural splendour of the surrounding Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this property is also within easy driving distance of the Jurassic Coastline at Lyme Regis. The 'grand design' open plan living area opens out onto a huge paved terrace with a hot tub, chill-out seating, and panoramic views across the valley. There is a sleek modernist kitchen, four very comfortable bedrooms, one of which is en suite, and a stunning family bathroom complete with free-standing roll-top bath. Right in front of this stone-built detached barn conversion is a grassy meadow to enjoy, fabulous extra space for children and four-legged friends.
To start your holiday in the best possible way, order a fabulous home-cooked meal for your first evening, or during your stay, by arrangement. Or you could even order some delicious home-cooked ready meals to have in the freezer when you arrive. What a treat to add to the experience of staying here. The Cow Shed at Woodend Farm is within easy walking distance of the popular local pub, The Candlelight Inn. This is a great base for a holiday exploring the many trails and footpaths that take you off the beaten track, as well as for trips to the seaside - the beaches along the Jurassic Coast from east Devon through to Dorset are just stunning. The closest beaches are between Sidmouth and Lyme Regis, with a chain of small coastal villages between the two, and of course a spectacular stretch of the South West Coast Path for the very energetic! The owners live in a further barn conversion at the farm and the original farmhouse is privately owned but The Cow Shed, facing out over open fields and countryside, is perfectly private.
Steps to Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6") and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3') , TV and DVD player
Separate WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 4 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Take care on the steps from the entrance hall down into the open plan living area. For larger parties, this property is available to rent alongside the neighbouring property Woodend Farm (2786). *A cot is not provided, please bring a travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Under-floor heating (downstairs) and 3 radiators upstairs (geothermal)
- Home-cooked meals by arrangement (At cost)
This gorgeous and luxurious barn conversion has a huge open plan living, cooking, dining-area with French windows that open out onto the terrace... and of course the hot tub !
The Cow Shed is a superb top quality barn conversion with a contemporary interior, views for miles from the terrace and a great hot tub.
The terrace has wonderful rural views and a table and chairs as well as this relaxed seating for perfect outdoor living on a sunny day.
Dine in style! Why not order a delicious home-cooked meal from the owners? Special catering for celebrations can also be arranged.
Your four-legged friends will love that they have their own paddock to race around in, right next to the terrace.
This is the view across the terrace from the other direction - showing the table and chairs for al fresco dining. A gate in the wooden fence leads to the paddock
The comfy sofas and stylish armchairs flank the wood-burner. There is a short bannister to one side of the steps leading down into this room.
Imaginative details will surprise and delight you throughout the whole property.
Even the wall units in the kitchen are an ingenious and unique design.
The spacious entrance hall really sets the scene when you arrive
This is the master bedroom with its sumptuous super-king sized bed.
Laze in bed with views out over the surrounding countryside through the window
Every detail has been thought of - and all with a touch of luxury.
The quality here speaks for itself.
The family bathroom on the first floor with a deep double-ended bath as well as a shower cubicle. The hand held shower attachment has been removed.
The shower in the family bathroom has a wonderful rainfall shower head.
This is the second first floor bedroom This room can also be made up as a king-sized double if you wish.
Bright colours balance with the gentle greys and soft whites.
Another view of this bedroom made up as twin beds.
Cool contemporary colours flow through the whole house
This is the ground floor double bedroom. Another very individually styled room
There are full length windows in this room and stylish plantation-style white blinds.
This is the en suite shower-room for the ground floor double bedroom.
Sink into this luxurious bed at the end of a strenuous day lounging in the hot tub.
This is the twin bedroom with its own style - spot the bedside tables!
This twin bedroom is also on the ground floor. The L shape of the room allows plenty of space for two guests sharing this room.
The views, the space and the style - The Cow Shed has it all.
You cannot help but be in the best of holiday moods here.
If you want to head for the coast, the famous Jurassic Coast is an easy drive from this property.