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Wonderful living space | Wellbridge - Greenwood Grange Cottages, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Wonderful Roman-style shared indoor swimming pool | Greenwood Grange Cottages, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
  • Cottage
  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
  • DHM

Greenwood Grange Cottages - Wellbridge

8.7

out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

  • 0

Hot Tub
Wifi
Swimming pool

Whether you are looking for an active or relaxing break for you and your loved one, Wellbridge has it all.

With its own sunny, secluded garden and beautifully furnished interior, this is a superb quality romantic hideaway for two people. Its very attractive sitting-room is full of character and features original beams, contemporary electric fire and small dining table. Modern fitted kitchen with breakfast bar. Beautiful painted kingsize double bedroom with LCD TV. Bathroom with double-ended bath, shower attachment and toilet.

  • Elec fire inc
  • Freezer
  • Garden
  • Hot tub (private). 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
  • 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

Cot Available

Games Room

Garden or Patio

Grouped Property

Highchair Available

Historical Property

Hot Tub

Hot Tub Privacy - Private

Parking - On Site

Swimming Pool - Shared

Swimming Pool

Washing Machine

Wi-Fi

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

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

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 3 reviews

8.7

out of 10

Value for money

8

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort and Equipment

8

Location

9.3

Local amenities

8.5

Overall rating

8.7

Liz

  • New Forest

  • Couple

10

out of 10

We have stayed here several times and absolutely love it. Thank you

14 May 2022

Keith

  • Colchester

  • Couple

8

out of 10

Due to covid restrictions there was a lot of things we couldn't do but we did think clean bed linen and towels wold be available half way through the week. The reception was not open so we was left to depend on our selfs with out any information.

28 Jun 2021

Owen

  • Couple

8

out of 10

9 Nov 2021

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