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Durbaville - Cottage holidays in Dorchester, Dorset

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"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 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.

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 included
  • Electric woodburner and electric fire included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Two TVs - with Freeview
  • Widescreen TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared laundry room with freezer, washing machines and tumble dryers
  • Wi-fi
  • Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Charcoal barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Special welcome hampers by arrangement
  • Private drive with parking (for 2-3 cars)
  • Wheelchair access
  • NB: Pond in grounds

  • Combined heating, electric, leisure facilities, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cots and high chair by arrangement
  • Two TVs - with Freeview (three TVs in DKG)
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room with freezer, washing machines and tumble dryers
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Special welcome hampers by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • NB: Pond in grounds

SUPERB INDOOR POOL AND SAUNA COMPLEX

Sensitively created in old stone to blend with the cottages, Greenwood Grange’s magnificent pool is open daily all the year round. For the exclusive use of visitors, it is spectacularly designed in Roman style, with a mural depicting an emperor and his hand-maidens.

  • Fine 32-ft x 18-ft indoor heated swimming pool with full changing facilities (please bring own towels)

  • Shallow ‘D’ end for young children’s supervised paddling

  • Sitting area overlooking pool

  • Six-person sauna

    EXTENSIVE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES

    Indoor Amenities (Games room closed April to January):
    Set next to the pool building and sympathetically designed in stone and brick, the purpose-built leisure building has Freeview TVs and offers plenty of things to do, whatever the season.

  • Table tennis, table football, bar billiards and full-sized pool table

  • Fenced ‘under fives’ play area with play slide, play train and tot rocker

    Outdoor amenities:

  • Peaceful grounds extending to 4 acres

  • Children’s play area with swings

  • Two en-tout-cas tennis courts (or please bring your own racquets)

  • Croquet lawn (equipment foc, or please bring your own)

  • Badminton lawn (equipment foc, or please bring your own)

  • Dogs’ exercise paddock

You will be spoiled for choice here at Durbaville; enjoy a BBQ, a dip in the pool or a game of tennis!

Durbaville has the following Facilities

Games Room - Fun for all the family
The cottage has an enclosed garden
Luxury Property

Short Stays
This cottage can be booked for a short break


Family Breaks
This cottage sleeps more than 2 - perfect for families of all ages

Access for wheelchairs
The cottage is non smoking
Pets are welcomed at this cottage

 

Price: £ 367 - £22999

This cottage Sleeps
8
Location


Cottage address

Durbaville
Dorchester
Dorset
DTK


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As you can see Durbaville is located in a great location. The perfect base for any holiday around Dorchester. And well suited to explore the whole of Dorset.

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Pub nearby This cottage is near to a pub
Wheelchair friendly This cottage is suitable for wheelchair users
Hot tub There is a hot tub at this cottage
Romantic Break Suitable for a romantic break
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Detached Property Cottage is detached
Indoor Pool Cottage has an indoor pool
Outdoor Pool Cottage has an outdoor pool
Sandy Beach within 5 miles Cottage is within aprrox.5 miles of a sandy beach
Sea within 5 miles Cottage is within aprrox.5 miles of the sea
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