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Hot tub | Durbaville - Greenwood Grange Cottages, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Open plan living space | Durbaville - Greenwood Grange Cottages, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
  • Cottage
  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
  • DTK

Durbaville

9.5

out of 10

  • 8

  • 4

  • 3

  • 2

Wifi
Swimming pool
Car parking on site

You will be spoiled for choice here at Durbaville; enjoy a BBQ, a dip in the pool or the private hot tub.

A romantic detached ground floor property with its own enclosed garden. Large beamed open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with electric woodburner and French doors to patio. Large double bedroom with contemporary electric fire, LCD TV, free standing roll-top bath with shower attachment and en-suite toilet. Double bedroom with LCD TV. Twin bedroom (zip & link can be double bed on request) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bunk bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Bamboo floor in all rooms (except bathrooms).

  • Combined heating, electric, leisure facilities, bed linen and towels inc
  • Electric woodburner and electric fire inc
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Two TVs - with Freeview
  • Widescreen TV
  • DVD
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Shared laundry room with freezer, w/machines and t/dryers
  • Wi-fi
  • Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Hot tub (private)
  • Ample parking
  • Special welcome hampers by arr
  • Private drive with parking (for 2-3 cars)
  • Wheelchair access
  • Ground floor facilities. Visit England 5 Star.
  • Please note: Pond in grounds. There is a small step between the parking area and the garden

  • Combined heating, electric, leisure facilities, bed linen and towels inc
  • T/cots and h/chair by arr
  • Two TVs - with Freeview (three TVs in DKG)
  • DVD
  • M/wave
  • Shared laundry room with freezer, w/machines and t/dryers
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Special welcome hampers by arr
  • No smoking
  • NB: Pond in grounds

Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within a family-run friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and it has achieved a Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award"


Set at Higher Bockhampton (which is Hardy’s ‘Upper Mellstock’), Greenwood Grange is a secret hideaway set in its own 4 acres of peaceful grounds and landscaped gardens. All the cottages offer the very highest quality accommodation and facilities, with each cottage having its own individually styled interior using natural and recycled materials where possible.

As well as offering plenty of space for strolling and relaxing, there are two en-tous-cas tennis courts, lawns for croquet and badminton, a children’s play area with swings and yurt (with toys and games) and a dogs’ exercise paddock, in addition to the organic vegetable garden and pick your own fruit area, with free range chickens providing eggs, to be enjoyed by all the family. There is also a magnificent Roman-style indoor heated swimming pool (open daily from 7am-10pm) with full changing facilities, a large sauna and sitting area.
At the entrance of Greenwood Grange is Thorncombe Wood - a wildlife sanctuary from which a nature trail leads through magnificent chestnuts, beeches and oaks, and through 70 acres of black heath, furze, birch, holly, heather and rhododendrons. This is just one of many walks directly from the door over some of the most beautiful countryside in Dorset, perfect for healthy walks for dog lovers and all the family.
Those interested in the literary landscape can explore the locations of Hardy’s famous novels. Steeped in history, Greenwood Grange was built by Thomas Hardy’s father, whilst a short distance away is the thatched cottage where Hardy himself was born, built by his great-grandfather and little altered. At Lower Bockhampton, Hardy went to school and there is a lovely walk from there to the next village, Stinsford, where his heart is buried.

All around is a wealth of glorious National Trust countryside, pretty towns and villages as well as the beautiful coastline just 6 miles away. Excellent local village restaurants and pubs can be recommended. Kingston Maurward College with animal park, gardens, conference, function and education centre is within walking distance.
Dorchester (Roman Durnovaria and Hardy’s ‘Casterbridge’) is a pleasant walk away (2 miles) and a most attractive country town, with museums of the dinosaur and the military, swimming pool, golf (good golf can also be found at Weymouth and Charminster) and has plenty of good shops, restaurants and pubs. Also of interest is Prince Charles’s development at Poundbury, near Dorchester.
Weymouth is 8 miles with its Georgian seafront beach - ideal for castle building! It is overlooked by an elegant 3-mile level esplanade; there is swimming from the beach, and there are lots of traditional entertainments. Two nearby RSPB reserves are at Lodmoor and Radipole which has nature trails from which grebes, swans and warblers may be seen.

The beach at Ringstead Bay (6 miles) is known for its geology, fossils and the vegetation and wildlife of its undercliff; nearby can be seen the outlines of a village abandoned in the Middle Ages.
The Dorset World Heritage Coastal Path offers magnificent views and surprising sights, such as the natural arch of Durdle Door, and the almost circular cove of Lulworth, about 7 miles away.
Further west dotted along the coastline towards West Bay and the market town of Bridport are the ‘chocolate box’ villages of Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury (famous for its swannery and gardens).
The area offers abundant river stretches for coarse or trout fishing, and sea angling from the coast.
Gardens flourish in the mild climate, and there are many to choose from: Mapperton Gardens, Kingston Lacey, Knowle Gardens, Compton Acres, Forde Abbey Gardens and the subtropical gardens at Abbotsbury are well worth an excursion. Shop 2 miles.

Features

Accessible – Level Access

Accessible Cottages

Baby and Toddler Friendly

Barbecue

Celebration Houses

Cot Available

Detached Property

Dishwasher

Enclosed garden or patio

Games Room

Garden or Patio

Ground Floor Facilities

Grouped Property

Highchair Available

Historical Property

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Rural

Shower Cubicle

Swimming Pool - Shared

Swimming Pool

Washing Machine

Wheelchair Accessible

Wi-Fi

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 2 reviews

9.5

out of 10

Value for money

9.5

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort and Equipment

9.5

Location

9.5

Local amenities

9.5

Overall rating

9.5

Amanda

  • Flintshire

  • Family

9

out of 10

Absolutely wonderful cottage. More than we imagined. Clean, up to date, spacious, plenty to do.

24 Oct 2021

Brenda

  • Saddleworth

  • Family

10

out of 10

Excellent accommodation, couldn’t have booked anything better,absolutely beautiful. Greenwood Grange is fantastic. Children loved collecting fresh eggs in the morning, and the play area was so brilliantly designed. Perfectly situated between Weymouth and Swanage which we enjoyed so much.

29 Jun 2021

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