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The property is situated in wonderful surroundings | Henchard - Greenwood Grange Cottages, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Open plan living space | Henchard - Greenwood Grange Cottages, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
  • Cottage
  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
  • DTJ

Greenwood Grange Cottages - Henchard

9.7

out of 10

  • 12

  • 4

  • 3

  • 3

Luxury
Wifi
Swimming pool

The standard of this property is simply spectacular! Sleeping 12, Henchard is brilliant for friends, groups of families or a special occasion.

A very spacious ground floor property with its own large garden. Spacious beamed living/dining room with gas fire in ornamental fireplace, very high ceilings and Purbeck stone floor. Farmhouse-style kitchen. Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, each with TV. Double bedroom with TV and additional bunk beds (for +2). Twin bedroom (zip & link can be double bed on request) with additional bunk beds (for +2) and TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Underfloor heating (except kitchen and one double bedroom, which have central heating)
  • Two cots
  • Widescreen TV
  • Stereo/CD
  • Double oven
  • Washer/dryer
  • Additional freezer
  • Additional fridge
  • D/washer
  • Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Ground floor facilities. Visit England 4 Star.

  • 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
  • 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.

Awards

  • Customers' Choice 2021

Features

Accessible Cottages

Baby and Toddler Friendly

Barbecue

Celebration Houses

Cot Available

Dishwasher

Enclosed garden or patio

Games Room

Garden or Patio

Ground Floor Facilities

Grouped Property

Highchair Available

Historical Property

Luxury

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Rural

Shower Cubicle

Swimming Pool - Shared

Swimming Pool

Thatched Roof

Washing Machine

Wi-Fi

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

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

Pets

  • 3 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 7 reviews

9.7

out of 10

Value for money

8.7

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort and Equipment

9.3

Location

9.1

Local amenities

9.2

Overall rating

9.7

Stephen

  • Family

10

out of 10

Excellent place for all ages, particularly young children (no stairs) and dogs (enclosed large flat garden).

6 Sep 2022

  • Ashtead Surrey

  • Family

9

out of 10

Superb cottage for the larger family group with dog(s). Fabulous large garden area, comfortable sofas, good size bedrooms and large comfortable bunk beds (although they didn’t have side bars). Galley kitchen well kitted out but rather cramped for more than one cook! The sessions in swimming pool were enough time wise as it’s fairly small. We had a great week there.

14 Aug 2022

Angela

  • Surrey

  • Family

10

out of 10

Such a lovely holiday. We stayed in the Henchard cottage with 11 of us and it was a perfect size. There's a shared small swimming pool and a games room which we're great for us. You didn't early have to leave there. We got to spend time together which was great. Durdle door, Lulworth cove and weymouth are close by and worth a visit. You need a car to stay here I would say. A bit pricey, but a great place.

7 Jun 2022

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