Located in Shaftesbury, Dorset

Swallow is a barn conversion in Berwick St. John near Ludwell, Dorset and can sleep five people in two bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: No


Swallow is a charming barn conversion resting in Berwick St. John near Ludwell, Wiltshire. The all-ground-floor property has two bedrooms, comprised of a king-size and a family bedroom with a double and single bed, sleeping five guests. The cottage is also home to a shower room, open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with an electric fire and a shared utility area. Outside you’ll also find ample off-road parking and a private patio with furniture. Swallow is a wonderful choice for a family escape to Wiltshire, at any time of year.

Property Details

Resting peacefully amongst two other beautiful barn conversions, in the peaceful village of Berwick St. John near Ludwell, sits Swallow; the perfect family holiday home.

Offering countryside views and an idyllic base in close reach of a wide range of attractions, it provides a wonderful location for exploring the surrounding countryside. Enjoy your evenings unwinding within the homely open-plan living space, the electric fire offering a welcoming warmth in the winter months, while the two plush, grey sofas offer comfort in front of the television. Sit together around the dining table and toast to a wonderful holiday, while a family-favourite dish simmers on the hob in the amply-equipped kitchen. The property is also home to two charming bedrooms, consisting of a master king-size and a family bedroom with a double and single bed, both offering white, crisp linens to delve into after a day of adventure. Begin each day with a refreshing rinse in the shower room, a stylish spot to begin each day before heading out on to the private patio to bask beneath the sun with your morning coffee. Swallow is a beautiful holiday home from which to explore the many delights of the countryside.


  • Electric central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 150 metres


Cot Available
Great View
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Washing machine

Cradle Cottages

Enjoying a picturesque countryside position in the village of Berwick St. John, resting just paces away from the local pub, are these three barn conversions. These characterful holiday accommodations are well-presented and offer groups of families and friends a tranquil base to call home as you explore the beautiful Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Each cottage comes with an open-plan living space, offering a social hub for everyone to come together to spend quality time, whether it be cooking, dining, relaxing or planning the next day’s adventure. Continuing to impress, there is a fully enclosed trampoline, with netted sides for younger guests to use and the owner has chickens and is happy to provide fresh eggs. If you can bring yourself to leave this charming setting, take a short walk to the local pub for a well-deserved drink after exploring the area, or for when you do not feel like cooking the pub offers a takeaway menu a couple of times a week. Within the surrounding area, you will find a plethora of activities and attractions for all ages and tastes to enjoy, from scenic walks, animal parks and historical landmarks. For those wishing to explore, the AONB plays host to a magnitude of walking routes, including Badbury Rings, which is an Iron Age hill fort and the extensive parkland and woodland of Dinton Park. Find a number of historical landmarks within the area, which are worth a visit, including the famous prehistoric monument, Stonehenge and the ruins of the 14th-century castle of Wardour. Alternatively, visit the pretty market town of Sherborne, home to an 8th century Abbey and Sherborne Castle & Gardens. The city of Salisbury is also a short drive away, which boasts a captivating Cathedral and other attractions including the Arundells, the Mompesson House, and the Rifles Military Museum. Also within striking distance are Christchurch, New Forest and Tisbury with a direct train line to London. All three cottages offer a memorable break to this glorious part of the countryside for you and your loved ones.



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Area Details


Shaftesbury is one of the highest and oldest towns in England, a beautiful town sitting in a glorious landscape. The town is the home of Gold Hill, made famous by the “Hovis” advert and with views across the Blackmore Vale and thatched cottages, it is very picturesque. The main shopping is around the High Street where there are lots of small, independent retailers as well as coffee shops and cafes and you will find craft shops down the side streets. Shaftsbury market takes place on Thursdays and sells local produce, all against the backdrop of Gold Hill and spectacular views.

In July, the Gold Hill Fair is a weekend event with music, dance and more. In June, join in with the Shaftesbury festival. This is a weeklong celebration, enjoy music, entertainment and even dog shows - fun for all the family. At the end of August visit the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show. This has over 500 exhibitors and a host of events making this a fantastic day out for all the family, jam-packed with entertainment for all ages.

Longleat House, the Safari and Adventure Park, is a great day out and is just a 30 minute drive away. You can see lions, tigers, wolves, cheetahs and a whole host of other animals. There are seasonal events and tours on offer or visit the house and gardens. Explore Old Wardour Castle, run by English Heritage. The castle featured in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, find the turrets and the views from the top of the castle to beautiful countryside beyond.

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