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Downwood Vineyard


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Blandford, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 5
Pets 3
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

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

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2019
    A beautiful house well maintained. Definitely worth considering for an extended family get-together.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/12/2018
    Because there were 15 of us for a long weekend the venue was great value; if there had been less of us we couldn’t of afforded it. Would love to book for a different event but out of my price league. However, we enjoyed it very much as a single experience and hope to do again with our group.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/11/2018
    Our party of 15 with ages ranging from 15 to 82 were very impressed with the quality of the furniture and fittings. We were all very happy with the excellent range of sports and games facilities. Our only problem was that our stay only lasted a weekend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/11/2018
    Definitely not a cottage!!! Absolutely gorgeous house for a big family celebration. So much space both inside and out. Beautifully decorated and very well equipped. The games room kept the younger generation entertained for hours! Wonderful 😊

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2018
    Three generations of our family, 14 of us, plus two dogs, had a great weekend at Downwood. Beautiful big house, and very clean. We made use of the pool and hot tub even in November. All enjoyed our stay, and will definitely consider going back.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2018
    We had a brilliant weeks holiday at downwood - the house and grounds are wonderful. Excellently equipped, clean, homely and comfortable. Plenty of room for 16 of us without getting under each other’s feet. The children loved the games room and pool. Good location for getting around Dorset. Blandford forum has all the necessary shops and supermarkets to make shopping easy. We didn’t want to leave and plan to return for our next family break.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2018
    Downwood Vineyard is a large, well-equipped house best suited for large family groups. The house is well presented and facilities are extensive although the tennis court surface needs some improvement. The outside pool proved to be a hit and was warm even in late October, and the garden provides lots of space for children to play. The games room is also useful, especially in case of bad weather. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and thanks to Larissa and Mike for quickly helping with any issues.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2018
    Absolutely amazing placed , worked so well for us as 3 families plenty to do. Loved it x

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/10/2018
    Blessed with some fine autumnal weather for family and friends to share our golden wedding anniversary

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/10/2018
    Stunning property, spacious, comfortable, great facilities and well equipped

  • 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.

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9.8 out of 10 – based on 28 reviews collected by Reevoo
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