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Downwood Vineyard

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Blandford, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 3
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Wonderfully spacious, boasting enough room for the whole family, Downwood Vinyard offers an ideal location for friends and family to get together.

This beautiful Victorian house, situated in 30-acre grounds, and is a small vineyard, close to the Georgian market town of Blandford, makes a great home from home for families or groups to enjoy Dorset. The property offers a small, outdoor heated swimming pool, a hot tub for 6 and a tennis court to enjoy at your leisure. Downward Vineyard has eight spacious bedrooms, all with TVs and three with en-suite facilities, and also boasts two wonderful living rooms, both leading into the large conservatory. There is also a large games room with a pool table for all to enjoy, or why not go outside and play croquet in the garden?
Set in 30 acres of what used to be a vineyard, you can wander around the grounds, relax in the pool or hot tub, burn off some energy on the tennis court or have a barbecue for all to enjoy. Ashley Wood 18 hole golf course is accessible along a bridle way from within the grounds or would be a 2-minute drive from the property. Within easy driving, you can exploring Shaftesbury, Wimborne, Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland, making Downwood Vineyard a good base for taking in the best the county has to offer. Slightly further afield you can visit the popular Isle of Purbeck, with its rugged and picturesque coastline, or take a ride on the Swanage Steam Railway, with its 6 miles of track going through scenic Dorset countryside. There are many family attractions nearby, enjoy a day at Monkey World, the Bovington Tank Museum, historic houses such as Kingston Lacy, Milton Abbey and Althelhampton, or the sandy beaches at Sandbanks, Bournemouth, Weymouth and Poole. Beach 18 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

8 steps to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living room 1: With 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player, leading to...
Living room 2: With wood burner and 40" Freeview TV, leading to conservatory.
Dining room: With wooden floor and French doors leading to garden.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric double range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, tiled floor and door leading to garden.
Utility room: With freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Boot room.
Games room: With pool table, air hockey table and Freeview TV.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, roll-top bath and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet, and access to bedroom 3 via a lockable door.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet and access to bedroom 1 via a lockable door.
Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 5: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 6: With twin beds and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 7: With twin beds and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 8: With twin beds and Freeview TV.
Bathroom 1: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Bathroom 2: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack. 1-acre garden with patio, garden furniture, croquet and gas barbecue. 30-acre grounds with woodland. Hot tub for 6 (private). Outdoor heated swimming pool (private, 5m x 4m, open all year) with changing facilities. Tennis court. Private parking for 10 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a water supply from a bore hole and there are steps in the garden.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Private Hot Tub
    Private Hot Tub
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/03/2018
    Downwood Vineyard exceeded all expectations. Beautiful house, luxury fixtures and fittings. I was very apprehensive as the "beast from the East" had decided to return with a vengeance but the house was cosy and warm and a hot tub in the snow was a huge hit! Exceedingly well equipped kitchen and games room, and all the little extras such as the generous welcome pack and toiletries in the bathrooms made our weekend a total success. Thank you so much!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/03/2018
    This house is really very beautiful. The welcoming touches the owners put in place have made this a truly enjoyable stay and I can’t wait to return. I highly recommend it to any large party - related to each other or not- even when it rained the house was spacious enough for everyone to be indoors. We even played a great game of hide and seek - adults too- and of course the hot tub was a very popular choice of activity

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/02/2018
    Had a brilliant weekend with extended family. Hosts were very friendly and helpful, found lots to do inspite of the wet weather.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/12/2017
    Fantastic property - beautiful, large and clean. We had a large group reunion and the house could not have been more perfect. Well set up with all possible amenities. I highly recommend

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/11/2017
    Fantastic break in a extremely. Classy location. Great welcome from Larissa and Mike.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/11/2017
    Amazing place with great hosts

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2017
    Wonderful house, beautifully presented, huge conservatory, two dining areas, two large sitting rooms with comfortable sofa's, large well equipped kitchen - tall fridge/freezer with ice dispenser, wine cabinet, range cooker, bean to cup coffee equipment. Tennis racquets provided for court, towels for hot tub. Swimming pool is splash pool only, not suitable for swimming but hot tub excellent. Main negative was leaving.....Enjoy!!! NB booking instructions incorrect, contact for access codes is not via owner, the caretakers who live on site will provide this information by text before the start of your holiday.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/09/2017
    Wonderful accommodation and welcome, highly recommended

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 11/09/2017
    We were the first family group to stay at Downwood Vinyard (Sept 2017) since it had been renovated. Whilst there were a few initial teething issues, which would be expected in any newly renovated property, these were addressed and rectified very quickly by the wonderful couple who oversee Downwood Vinyard. The age group of our party of 16, ranged from a toddler to her Grandma! Downwood Vinyard enabled all age groups to take part in swimming, tennis, croquet, and time in the games room, playing pool and air-hockey, plus, due to the time of year we were there, conker collecting! We all had an amazing weekend at this beautiful house, and that both adults and children asked if they could come back to stay at Downwood Vinyard again, is testament to just how wonderful it was.

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews collected by Reevoo
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