Welcome to Cow Shed Cottages, our four cosy farm building conversions in the Blackmore Vale near Sturminster Newton in North Dorset, surrounded by the popular 125-acre Todber Manor Fisheries.
Our four stone cottages – 1x two bedroom and 3x one bedroom cottages – provide the perfect base for anglers set on landing their record catch in the nearby Todber lakes.
If fishing is not your bag, there are plenty of attractions in the area to explore.
Choose between the aptly named Bluebell, Buttercup, Cowslip or Marigold cottages which make up the Cow Shed Cottages.
All are fully equipped, just like a home from home, right down to a full-size cooker and comfy living room with TV, each with its own personal patio and free Wi-Fi.
Although run as a separate business, the cottages are situated at the heart of the Todber Manor Fisheries complex, which offers some of the finest carp and coarse fishing in the South West. It’s also one of the few places in Dorset you can catch a catfish.
Try your luck on the 11 lakes, and top up your tackle at the onsite store, which is one of the biggest in the UK.
If you wish to take a break from fishing, there are interesting attractions galore in the surrounding area. Visit Stonehenge, Monkey World, The Tank Museum, or ferret out some fossils on the Jurassic Coast. The famed Longleat Safari Park is just a short drive away, and the gardens at Stourhead House are stunning any time of year.
We take great pride in keeping our beautifully appointed Dorset holiday cottages as clean as a whistle. We even supply outdoor secure tackle storage so you don’t have to bring bait and fishing gear indoors.
We offer reasonable seasonal rates for week-long stays (Friday to Friday), with shorter stays on offer during the low season (winter months, excluding the Christmas period). We regret that the cottages are not suitable for children or pets as they are situated on a very busy fishery.
If you plan to enjoy the fishing at Todber Manor during your visit, you will need to pre-book any specimen lake fishing separately from your cottage booking via the fisheries website. We strongly recommend booking your fishing before your holiday due to the lakes’ popularity.
Cow Shed Cottage guests are able to purchase a week ticket for the coarse lakes (Ash, Homeground, Hill View, Firs & White Post Lakes), at a reduced price, through the tackle shop in person. Matches are regularly held, particularly at weekends, so if you have a specific lake you wish to fish please check availability.