The Wool Store

Wimborne Minster, Dorset

Charming bolthole in rural Dorset. Smart, comfy country-style decor, with quiet villages, bustling towns and the coast all within easy reach


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Stylish country living in a wool-dyeing shed transformed into a serene bolthole for two. It’s only a couple of miles from charming Wimborne Minster but after bumping down the track to Sarah and David’s lovely farmhouse, you’ll feel deep in rural peace. Built as a cowshed with traditional red bricks in the 19th century, it has been creatively restored. Green window frames brighten the façade; inside, natural materials including slate and oak complement original exposed timbers and vaulted ceilings. Creamy white walls contrast beautifully with vibrant kilims and fabrics chosen by Sarah, a textile designer, while shelves are stacked with maps and fascinating books on the local area – published by David. Plump sofas surround a contemporary wood-burner and there’s a cosy farmhouse kitchen where you can breakfast in the morning sunshine. Back through the sitting room, step into a spacious bedroom with an elegant iron bed dressed in fine linen; there’s a smart shower room stocked with fluffy towels and deliciously scented bath products too. Hop in the car to explore sandy beaches and sleepy villages.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-8pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends.
Restaurants 2 miles away.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £550
1 Barn for 2
From £1001 bed1 bedroom


Delightful and cosy little place in a beautiful part of the country. Impeccably clean and the hosts couldn't have been more welcoming. I would definitely go back.

Mary, Brussels

Stayed at The Wool Store for three nights in September 2017. Found the accommodation excellent. Just what you need for two people. Well equipped, cosy, clean, and we'll placed for Dorset attractions. Friendly, helpful hosts. Wouldn't hesitate to return.

Paul, Amotherby north yorkshire

loved the the Wool Store David and Sarah Burnett were most helpful. They gave us some lovely marmalade which we took home and was wonderful. Thank you

Patsy, Lancaster

We have just returned from a delightful few days at The Wool Store. We were made very welcome by Sarah & David. The cottage was very well equipped, warm and cosy. We would have no hesitation in recommending The Wool Store and hope to return ourselves in the not too distant future.

Vicky, Esher, surrey

Our second stay at the Wool Store, as we enjoyed the first so much! The cottage is ideal for two people, with all you need to cook, eat, sleep, and above all, relax, with comfy cushion - filled sofas. The cottage is beautifully furnished and decorated. Hosts, Sarah and David, made us feel really welcome and at home, doing everything to make our stay pleasant. Our first stay was in the summer, when we were able to sit in the sheltered courtyard in the sun; this time it was winter, and we enjoyed having the wood burner in the evenings. The cottage really is a special place!

Judith, Carantec

I stayed at the Wool Store for 10 nights during mid March. It was absolutely wonderful. Sarah and David, have decorated and furnished this cottage beautifully - comfy sofas, a lovely bed and wonderful art and textiles. And their welcome and hosting were excellent. There's plenty of information about the area,and Dorset in general, with many books and maps. Spent most evenings sat in front of the excellent log burner reading them! A four minute drive to Wimborne Minster with its many cafes, restaurants and shops. A really peaceful place where I will definitely find a reason to stay again.

Kae, Sturminster newton

We found the Wool Store very comfortable, very homely and very well equipped. The hosts, Sarah and David were extremely welcoming and very knowledgeable about Dorset and their local area. We would happily re-visit the Wool Store again.

Sue, Maidstone

We stayed 4 nights and were delighted by the accommodation. Warm and comfortable with sufficient kitchen equipment to put an easy meal together, which is just as well as we could not be enticed outside in the evenings! David and Sarah excellent hosts who also provided a lot of information and maps on the area. Good base for Isle of Purbeck but Wimborne and surrounding region has a lot to offer too! One tip- use the provided directions and don't rely on your sat nav- the farmhouse is well hidden.

Jackie, Guildford

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sarah Burnett

  • Wonderful walking country; from local rambles along the River Allen and its water meadows to high downland walks on Cranborne Chase or along the Jurassic coast. The Square & Compass at Worth Matravers does guest beers and ciders and Dorset's best pasties.
  • Bournemouth and Sandbanks beaches. A 12 mile horseshoe of sand that stretches from Hengisbury Head to the entrance to Poole Harbour. Take the ferry over to Studland for bucket and spade bliss, gathering shells, or a brisk walk on an often deserted beach.
  • Poole Harbour. Fishing boats, sailing races, the cross-Channel ferry. 10,000 acres of sheltered tidal water. Perfect for a boat trip round the Harbour and its islands. Take the ferry to Brownsea Island, with its red squirrels, tea-rooms and Harbour views.
  • The historic market town of Wimborne Minster. A lively weekend market, the medieval minster with its hanging library, restaurants and pubs to suit every price. Superb simple lunch at the Squash Court café or a row-the-boat-out supper at the Tickled Pig.
  • Country houses and gardens, which range from the great 17th century mansion of Kingston Lacy (National Trust) to the intimate Jacobean manor house at Cranborne with its famous gardens.
  • Corfe Castle. Visit the great Norman castle or buy a ticket for the Swanage Railway, the steam railway that chugs through the foothills of the Purbecks to the seaside resort of Swanage.