Welcome to a unique concept in modern, environmentally friendly holiday accommodation for all ages and size of party. Greenwood Grangeís eco friendly holiday centre has been created within and around buildings built by Thomas Hardyís father in the nineteenth century. The cottage where Hardy was born is only a few hundred yards away and beautiful Thorncombe Wood borders our idyllic, peaceful Dorset haven. We have transformed these ancient brick, stone and slate barns and outbuildings into luxury accommodation for your dream holiday in this outstanding area of England.
At Greenwood Grange, we have 17 cottages which sleep from two to twelve people and we are open all year round. Here at Greenwood Grange, our ethos is based on combining luxury with environmental responsibility. We have been awarded a 4/5* rating by English Country Cottages and have been awarded a Gold grade Green Tourism Business Scheme Award. In October we won Gold in the 2013 Dorset Tourism Awards - Self Catering Establishment of the year, following that success we then went on to win the Bronze award at the South West Tourism awards.
Greenwood Grange has a huge range of facilities for everyone to enjoy, whatever age. We have tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, badminton, croquet, and a games room, which includes a childrenís play area, and in the activity field our fantastic new play yurt. There are many walks in the area, including the 66 acres of mixed woodland and heath in Thorncombe Wood. The Jurassic Coast, Englandís first natural World Heritage site, is only a few miles away and there are gardens, houses, castles, beautiful villages and so much more to explore. Dogs are allowed in certain properties and we have animals of our own Ė hedgehogs, Tess the cat who keeps the mice away, deer, badgers and masses of birdlife. Free range chickens, a wormery composting system are in place. We are pleased to announce the arrival of our own bee hive on site!
Our enthusiastic team is on hand to help you enjoy your holiday to the full and can answer any questions you have about Hardy country and all that is on offer in the area. And if you canít entirely escape the outside world, there is free Wi-Fi available in each cottage. Whether you are on honeymoon, holidaying with your young family, enjoying a Christmas break with friends or planning a get away with the grandparents, Greenwood Grange will offer you the very best in comfort, luxury and relaxation.
The nearest railway stations are Dorchester South and West. From London Waterloo, direct trains arrive at Dorchester South (the main station) within 2 and a half hours. Taxis are available at the station. Unfortunately there is no public transport to Greenwood Grange.
Local transport links can be found on the Traveline website www.traveline.org.uk
We look forward to welcoming you to Greenwood Grange.