Cowleaze Cottage

Located in Abbotsbury, Dorset

Stunning period property dating from the 1800s, benefitting from an array of period features, comfortable soft furnishings and all the latest modern conveniences.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Pet Friendly: 1


This beautiful former dairy is located on the edge of the small hamlet of Coryates and has spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Located a very short drive (4 miles) from the breathtaking Abbotsbury Swannery which provides home to 600 mute swans (which you can feed if you attend at feeding time). The Swannery provided inspiration to ballerina Anna Pavlova when she was working on her movements for Swan Lake, and parts of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince were also filmed there.

To get into this beautiful property walk up a couple of steps and through the porch and you’ll find yourself in the wooden-floored hall. This leads into the cosy living room with a large stone fireplace held up by the original beams complete with the latest technology and comfortable furnishings that perfectly combine both original and contemporary stylings. French doors then lead into a triple aspect dining room and access to the rear garden of the property two steps down from the living room you will find the kitchen which comes complete with a six ring hob, cooker, fridge, washing machine, microwave, freezer, dishwasher and radio adjacent to this room also enjoys triple aspect windows that allow plenty of natural light to enter. There is also a utility room, a downstairs bathroom and a bedroom complete with an en suite. Moving upstairs, there is a further three bedrooms all having the ceiling height reduced due to the eaves of the property. One of the bedrooms has an en suite, and there is a conveniently placed shower room for use by the other guests.

The garden to the rear of the property faces south and is home to terraces and an area for a BBQ complete. Elsewhere there is a summer house and herbaceous border, the ideal place to relax during the day, catch a bit of the sun and enjoy a glass or two.


  • Located on the edge of the small peaceful hamlet of Coryates, this is an ideal base for walking the network of nearby footpaths
  • A perfect rural sanctuary, a stunning period former Dorset dairy dating from 1820, unwind in the wonderful private garden or have a BBQ on the terrace on a sunny evening
  • You can bring along the whole family as the property is dog friendly
  • 4 bedrooms 3 doubles, 1 twin (1 double can be converted to an additional twin)
  • 3 bathroom 1 shower with WC,1 en suite bath, shower, WC; 1 en suite with shower and WC
  • Oven and hob, cooker, fridge, washing machine, microwave, freezer, dishwasher and radio
  • Wood burner (logs/coal included Oct-Apr; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock, radio
  • Limited Wi-Fi available (4G generally quite good)
  • Central heating included
  • There are some internal steps throughout the property and reduced height at eaves in some of the bedrooms
  • Garden with seating
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Ample off road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Pub and shop 2
  • 5 miles away


Close to coast
Cot Available
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bedroom
Family friendly
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details


Abbotsbury is a very pretty village, with many of the thatched cottages dating back to the 16th century. The village has a shop with a post office and an ATM, traditional tearooms and 4 pubs. The towns of Weymouth and Portland are a short drive away. It has breathtaking views over Chesil Beach and Portland. The village has 3 main Attractions: Abbotsbury Swannery, home to the only colony of nesting mute swans. Between mid-May to the end of June, then you may be lucky enough to see cygnets hatching. A playground is here for the children and a cafe. Equally, there is Abbotsbury Children’s Farm. Here children can immerse themselves in tractor rides, pony rides, pets corner, and lots more. When its time to relax, the cafe can provide light relief after a long day of exploring. For those horticulture enthusiasts, The Subtropical Gardens are a must. Winner of a silver medal at Chelsea and a silver gilt at Hampton Court and set inside a magnificent walled garden. The micro-climate enables rare species from all over the world to grow and attracts visitors from all over the world.

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