Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Explore the Dorset countryside beside the River Allen


Snows Barn is a Grade II Listed, Former Victorian Byre.  Architect designed  in harmony with its rural surroundings, it now offers a tranquil hideaway.


A riverside home for holidays and to escape the everyday. Single storey accommodation offering three spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms.

We think you will love…


  • Blissful rural countryside views and starlight skies
  • Grade II Listed barn renovated with the greatest attention to detail
  • Contemporary bathroom fittings
  • Welcome hamper including AGA baked sourdough & award-winning marmalade
  • Posy of homegrown cut flowers in a jug on the table
  • Bramley natural toiletries

Things to be aware of…


  • The holiday cottage is surrounded by a working farm
  • The closest pubs are all located within a five minute car journey
  • Minimum reservation  = three night stay + seven nights during Bank Holidays
  • Free range, hens eggs are included in your welcome hamper, but our ‘girls’ run with a cockerel who can be an early riser!

Book Direct For Best Rates

Need a little advice with your reservation or would LOVE to know more about the local area?  We are always happy to help.  Send a quick email with your details and we’ll arrange to call you back. 

  • Snow’s Barn is available from £300 (inc VAT) per night.
Peonies in herb garden
Garden view of the swans on the River Allen

Grade II Listed Holiday Cottage


Contemporary accommodation for six guests:

  • Two super king bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms with prestige fittings
  • One large double bedroom with adjoining  bathroom + free standing bath tub
  • Spacious open plan living room with underfloor heating
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Boot room/utility with washing machine
  • Additional super king ensuite bedroom available in farmhouse for groups of eight guests*
*subject to availability. Additional room rate applies.

Rural Bliss in the Dorset Countryside


Spacious garden & grounds offer:

  • Re-wilding & natural garden with native flowers
  • Meandering grass lined paths that lead to the bank of the River Allen
  • We love dogs and there is an enclosed barnyard to allow lots of free running for up to three of your four-legged friends
  • Bring your pony – stabling & paddock available to book from autumn 2024
  • Ample off road parking
  • Ideal location for stargazing, bird watching, fishing* and cookery holidays*
*Please reserve fishing licence & cookery classes ahead of your stay. Subject to availability.
Open plan living space with original features
Kitchen and dining area

Cranborne Chase AONB Dark Skies

Our location offers you the chance to enjoy the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the country to be designated as an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2019.

To help you enjoy the night sky…

  • There are binoculars in your room for your use during your stay.
  • All external lighting is reduced to a minimum to avoid light pollution
  • Stargazing hamper – available soon!

Make the most of your bed and breakfast stay in Dorset.  Learn more about the Cranborne Chase AONB Dark Skies here..


AGA Approved Cookery School

In the farmhouse kitchen next door, guests are welcomed to escape from the everyday.  Combine your holiday with a cookery class beside the AGA.

Tailored cookery classes

  • One to one tuition with an experienced tutor and private chef
  • Develop your interest to cook more meals from scratch in harmony with the seasons
  • Feel inspired to try new ingredients that are homegrown or produced locally
  • Understand the importance of a well-stocked store cupboard
  • Feel confident on how to reduce kitchen waste and enjoy a more sustainable lifestyle
  • Classes for all abilities to include conventional recipes and AGA methods reflecting your personal dietary requests

More details about our cookery classes are here..