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Downwood Vineyard


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Blandford, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
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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.

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  • 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
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    Three generations plus three dogs. We have stayed in many rented holiday lets and this far surpasses any of the others. The superb decoration, spacious living, excellent facilities, it covered everything. The managers of the property were friendly, helpful and welcoming, sorting out any queries promptly. We would love to go again one day and unreservedly recommend it , I don't think we will ever find a better place We were lucky enough to have superb weather into the bargain

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    We all had a fantastic time clean tidy rooms amazing garden was lovely for us all to get together as a family it had everything we wanted thank you for a fantastic stay we will be back.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/05/2018
    Fantastic place. More mugs needed and glasses for 16 people and some large serving dishes. Beautiful place. Further away than we thought from Blandford Forum As road fast with no pavement to walk into town. The best birthday ever as long as you are prepared to eat at home or drive somewhere. Thank you

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/05/2018
    I’m not sure where to begin. I don’t think words can describe the incredible experience of having spent 4 days at Downwood Vinyard in May 2018. We were a group of 12 people, ranging from ages 19 to 75. Each one of us has come back with a smile plastered on our faces after our stay. Every single thing about the property was beautifully nuanced, punctuated by fine details. Whether it was the general upkeep, quality of toiletries, the beautiful welcome hamper, the interiors, the exteriors, the well stocked kitchen, the incredible hot-tub, the sheer space both inside and outside, the multiple recreation rooms, the quality of linen…etc., etc., etc…This almost sounds like a paid review but believe me its not. It’s just a note of gratitude for what the owners in general, and the caretakers Larissa and Mike in particular, have strived to achieve in terms of high standards of hospitality and customer satisfaction. The only downside to Downwood Vinyard was, that we had to leave on the fifth day. But we will surely be back again to savour this beautiful gem in the English countryside. Thank you ever so much.

  • 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!

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9.8 out of 10 – based on 27 reviews collected by Reevoo
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