Sitting-out-area | Weatherbury - Greenwood Grange Cottages, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Exterior | Weatherbury - Greenwood Grange Cottages, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
Cottage
Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
DGZ

Weatherbury

  • Sleeps up to 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 0 pets allowed
Wifi
Car parking on site
Garden / Patio
Weatherbury is one of a collection of properties situated next to a beautiful wildlife sanctuary where idyllic walks can be enjoyed.
Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: Freeview TV, French Doors Leading To Patio
Kitchen: Electric Oven, Electric Hob, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washer Dryer
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: Double (4ft 6in) Bed
Bedroom 2: Zip And Link 2 x Single (2ft 3in) Beds
Bathroom: Bath With Shower Over, Toilet
Combined heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. External laundry room with freezer, washing machines and tumble dryers (shared with other properties on site). Tennis court, croquet lawn, badminton lawn and external games room with pool table, table football, table tennis and TV (shared with other properties on site). Lawned garden with garden furniture. Kitchen garden, orchard, lake and children’s play area (shared with other properties on site). Ample private parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a pond in the grounds, please be mindful with children.
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 7 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 hut (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.

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 (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 including Mapperton Gardens, Kingston Lacey, Knowle Gardens, Compton Acres, Forde Abbey Gardens and the subtropical gardens at Abbotsbury, and are well worth an excursion. Shop 2 miles.

Features

Cot Available
Dishwasher
Games Room
Garden or Patio
Grouped Property
Highchair Available
Historical Property
Parking - On Site
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

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