Exquisite holiday cottage | The Byre, Fifehead Magdalen, near Gillingham
Hallway | The Byre, Fifehead Magdalen, near Gillingham
Fifehead Magdalen, near Gillingham

The Byre

  • Sleeps up to 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 1 pet allowed
Pets stay free
Car parking on site


out of 5

The Byre offers a great holiday retreat for one or two to get away from it all into the deep countryside and enjoy a superb part of Dorset.
All on the ground floor.
Entrance hall:
With storage for coats.
Living room:
With wood burner, 32" Freeview Smart HD TV, DVD player, double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements), wooden floor and patio doors leading to garden.
Kitchen/dining room: With oil Rayburn, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and wooden floor.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Bathroom: With Grohe shower over bath, toilet and washing machine.
Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Large lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
In a lovely, very rural location on the edge of the quiet village of Fifehead Magdalen near Shaftesbury and Gillingham, this detached Grade II listed converted barn in local Marnhull stone is set in its own private grounds adjoining the owners’ Grade II listed farmhouse. This good quality conversion was originally for the owners’ own occupation. There are splendid uninterrupted views from the living room and garden over Duncliffe Wood, Melbury Beacon and the Blackmore Vale, and many walks straight from your doorstep. Enter into a spacious hallway with ample storage for coats and boots. The double bedroom features a ceiling fan and a walk-in wardrobe, also boasting ample storage. The property has a large, private lawned garden with shrubs and a flower bed, perfect for relaxing in after a day explore.

Shaftesbury, with its famous Gold Hill and character shops, and Sherborne, with its abbeys, castle and restaurants, are delightful places to visit. There are many attractions within easy driving including Stourhead House and Gardens, Kingston Lacy, a day out at Longleat House and Safari Park, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, the Haynes Motor Museum with its fascinating selection of classic cars, racing at Wincanton and Salisbury and Wells with their wonderful cathedrals. Locally you can enjoy some great country walking or simply relax and wine and dine in some of the local village pubs. Alternatively just stay in (by the wood burning stove in the winter or out on the patio in the summer) and enjoy this rural idyll. Come for your honeymoon, wedding anniversary, significant birthday (please tell the owners so they can make it even more special) or a quiet break with your baby, as there is space in the bedroom for you to bring your own cot. The Jurassic Coast is 28 miles away. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.


    Awarded for achieving an overall rating of 4.75 or higher

    Customers' Choice 2020


Decorated at Christmas
Detached Property
Garden or Patio
Ground Floor Facilities
Open Fire or Woodburner
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Pets Free of Charge
Romantic Getaways
Washing Machine
Welcome Pack
Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please