2014 Winners of the Self catering category in the Dorset Tourism awards.
Welcome to a unique concept in modern, award winning holiday accommodation for all ages and size of party. Greenwood Grange’s eco friendly holiday centre has been created within and around buildings built by Thomas Hardy’s 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 2014 Dorset Tourism Awards - Self Catering Establishment of the year for the second year running, and following our 2013 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 ( games room not available Oct 31st - Dec 19th 2015 & Jan 2nd - March 6th 2016), which includes a children’s play area, and in the activity field our fantastic play yurt. There are many walks in the area, including the 66 acres of mixed woodland and heath in Thorncombe Wood. The Jurassic Coast, England’s 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 – 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 can also provide grazing if you wish to bring your horse on holiday with you ! We are pleased to announce the arrival of our bee hive on site and our own honey is available to purchase.
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 can’t 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 are located just off the A35 to the east of Dorchester. Follow the signs for Higher Bockhampton and Hardy's cottage. Postcode DT2 8QH
We look forward to welcoming you to Greenwood Grange.