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Greenstones

Blandford Forum (8mls N), Dorset
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A rural retreat with character features and a stylish garden with private hot tub
  • Snuggle up beside the wood burners with a good book and your four-legged friend
  • Take a long soak in the roll-top bath after a day spent exploring the surrounding countryside
Property code: 76544

Set on the cusp of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this stunning holiday property is perfect for exploring the gorgeous Dorset countryside. Offering ample space for eight guests, this spacious, fresh and welcoming retreat makes a fantastic hideaway, with a soothing private outdoor hot tub for you to unwind in at the end of a wonderful day. Providing an ideal base for long rural walks, this superb property has been tastefully furnished and offers friendly and refreshing holiday accommodation for families and friends seeking an idyllic escape.

The heart of the house is the spacious, light-filled and fully equipped kitchen/diner which makes a great space for sharing a family meal, planning the day’s events or for sitting back and relaxing. The main lounge features a Smart TV/DVD, and a cosy wood burner, providing a great spot to relax with a favourite movie in the evening. There’s also a games room and a charming snug, also with a Smart TV and a wood burner set in an inglenook fireplace. The hall features a piano, and heading upstairs, the galleried landing makes a quiet spot for settling down with a good book. The first floor has four pretty bedrooms (one with an en-suite bathroom) and a stylish bathroom. Stepping outside, you will have a choice of two patio areas with plenty of garden furniture, with a lawn wrapping around the house, parking for four cars, and a hot tub with glorious views across the surrounding pastures.

The pretty hamlet of Twyford makes a tranquil base for visiting the popular market town of Shaftesbury (3.5 miles) and for discovering local beauty spots including Hambledon Hill (4 miles), Bulbarrow Hill (11.5 miles) and Melbury Beacon (2 miles). Also within easy reach are the quintessential Dorset towns of Blandford Forum (10.5 miles) and Sturminster Newton (6.5 miles).

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size, 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (can be arranged as a twin on request), 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and WC and 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Traditional oil-fired range, electric oven and hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in the snug, Smart TV/DVD in the lounge
  • 2 patio areas with garden furniture and charcoal BBQ 
  • Private hot tub
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Dogs restricted to ground floor only
  • Electric car charging available (at an additional cost and by arrangement with the owner)
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sarah Jadali

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sandra 22nd June 2024

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Best place weve stayed at by far. Everything was perfect! Great base to get everywhere and cottage was extremely well equipped. Getting the information up front was great! Nice to know what was in the welcome pack before we arrived was useful! The local information was the best weve ever had. Udder farm shop was great and visited 4 times during ourRead more stay. Partner had to work whilst there and WiFi was great. Would love to come back! Hide

Reviewed by Kerry 14th June 2024

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5* property! Beautiful house, immaculate, contains everything you could need and more, everything in the house was in great condition & clean, everything was easy to find & use. So much space for all members of the family and everyone staying, would def recommend this property. Good location for Shaftesbury and attractions, Compton Abbas, etc. WillRead more def be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Lee 24th May 2024

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Had a lovely stay. Beautiful property in a beautiful location. The property and garden are very relaxing in an area that is very peaceful. The property is very clean and had everything we needed for our stay.

Reviewed by Marcel 5th May 2024

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The house was beyond expectations, very spacious, tastefully decorated, very clean and fully equipped.The owners are very friendly and made every effort to make us feel comfortable. The jacuzzi is a very nice extra of this beautiful house. There is a spacious patio where you can eat with good weather. We will definitely come back!

Reviewed by Alan 15th March 2024

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Lovely cottage in a quiet area. Felt very homely and we appreciated the flowers and the staple supplies. Would hope to come again.

Reviewed by Ishita 10th February 2024

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Great cottage, spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. Helpful and responsive owners.

Reviewed by Nick 22nd December 2023

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We stayed at this wonderful holiday home over the Christmas period 2023 with our family and the Owners made us very welcome. The house is big, luxurious and has everything you could possibly need. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas and felt very festive! The log burners made it very cosy & the hot-tub was great fun. We would highly recommenRead mored this property and hope to stay there again some time Hide

Reviewed by Elisa 17th November 2023

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A lovely weekend away thank you!

Reviewed by Anna 20th October 2023

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What a wonderful holiday. The owners have thought of everything. The place is immaculate, cosy, stunning and surrounded by beautiful countryside. We loved our time at this cottage and felt relaxed as soon as we had unpacked. Cosy fires, luxury country kitchen, a huge hot tub, winning outdoor hot shower, super comfortable beds and lounge furniture. Read moreWe were very happy. Lots of local places to visit or just hide away if you want to get away from it all. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Jo 6th October 2023

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Reviewed by Paul 16th September 2023

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This property is the best we have ever stayed in, absolutely stunning. The kitchen had everything you could possibly want. It has large rooms which well fitted out. Our favourite room/area was the Aviation Snug. Due to the weather we were unable to utilise the outside space as much as we would have liked but with several areas to go to (BBQ / gardeRead moren area / Hot Tub area). We loved the place. Hide

Reviewed by Lindsey 9th September 2023

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Lovely accommodation with everything you could need and more.

Reviewed by Desislava 30th June 2023

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Reviewed by IAN 23rd June 2023

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Loved our stay at Greenstones, facilities were fantastic and Mark was very helpful. Would definitely recommend this house and will hopefully be returning in the future.

Reviewed by Julie 16th June 2023

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This has to be the loveliest property we have ever rented . Garden is beautiful with lots of different areas with lots of garden furniture hot tub and even washing line ! There were 8 adults & 1 baby but plenty of room for all in all areas . Lots of books and games , very well equipped kitchen . Quiet location which suited us , beaches 45 mins to 1Read more hour which is fine . We mainly enjoyed the garden and hot tub when we came back from day out Thank you , it was an amazing week Hide

Reviewed by Eric 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by AMANDA 31st March 2023

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We had a lovely stay, the cottage is in a beautiful location surrounded by countryside views. The facilities were fantastic, the children loved the games room & garden games. The hot tub was a nice addition even on a chilly spring day. The cottage is spacious and light. Every detail has been thought of by the owners, we cannot fault our stay. ShaftRead moreesbury and Sherborne were nice places to visit for days out. Thank you to Mark for being so helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 3rd March 2023

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Superb in every way.

Reviewed by Heather 24th February 2023

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Superb house and garden, excellently maintained. It is immaculate throughout, warm and spacious, from the huge kitchen with cooking range, the rooms just flow. Big comfortable beds with beautiful bedding. The hot tub is meticulously maintained by Mark. The maps and walks folder is well documented and extremely useful for local walks. The house is iRead moren a quiet, idyllic location. Mark was so friendly, and helpful. We were very sad to leave! Thank you Mark and Rachel. 5 stars for everything! Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 13th February 2023

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Most wonderful stay. Everything was perfect

Reviewed by Diane 3rd February 2023

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Great place to stay, lots of space, super clean and well equipped, the owners have thought of everything. Lots to do in the area and just perfect for family gatherings.

Reviewed by Lynne 25th January 2023

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Absolutely faultless, immaculately clean, beautifully furnished and a great location with lovely owners.

Reviewed by Tim 22nd December 2022

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A beautiful cottage with great attention to detail and absolutely spotless. Rachael and Mark had thought of everything to ensure our stay exceeded expectations. Thank you

Reviewed by Michael 11th November 2022

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We had a wonderful weekend break celebrating a birthday with friends. The house was clean, spacious and welcoming. Would definitely stay again in the future.

Reviewed by Dawn 21st October 2022

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If you love the countryside and being away from everything - this is the place for you. Beautiful property with outstanding views from every window. I have stayed in many self catering houses over 35 years and this was by far the best. From the comfy lounge for the adults, a play room for the children to the large kitchen with a massive table for uRead mores all to gather at. Highly recommend this place and will be booking it again. Hide

Reviewed by Kerry 7th October 2022

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Beautiful house, pictures do not do it justice. Stunning, perfectly decorated, lovely and warm. Very big and spacious, perfect place for extended family to meet. Lots of parking. Great location. We will definitely be returning. 100% recommend this property.

Reviewed by Denise 16th September 2022

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The property was perfect and the walk into the beautiful village was very enjoyable. We had a brilliant week , the hot tub was a real bonus. Yes the property is out in the Dorset country side and you do have to travel to see places of interest. But saying that we would go back.

Reviewed by Sally 26th August 2022

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Amazing house. Really spacious but also felt homely. Lovely big secure garden which was so peaceful. The hot tub was a hit with everyone. Mark and Rachel provided everything needed including robes for the hot tub and games for the children. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Chelsie 19th August 2022

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Cottage had everything we needed and more. Beautiful house which has clearly been looked after. Hot tub was checked everyday by Mark and it was kept lovely and clean. Can tell that the owners take pride in their house which shows in every aspect. Even the dogs were catered for! Must be willing to travel to beaches etc but for us it was fine as we uRead moresually prefer to stay a bit further out. Shaftesbury town only 10 mins away which has a Tesco and Morrisons. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 12th August 2022

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We had a wonderful time at Greenstones. The property is superbly equipped and everything is catered for. The owners have truly created a warm and welcoming home from home. We found the property an excellent base to explore the beautiful Dorset countryside. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending it, or indeed booking again for ourselves.

Reviewed by Katherine 29th July 2022

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Greenstones was everything we expected and more. The cottage is a lovely space for relaxing with the family, there is so much for the kids to do with great facilities for everyone including the dog. The area is incredible, its so peaceful and picturesque. The hosts Mark and Rachel were incredibly friendly and welcoming. Nothing was too much troubleRead more and both were very easy to talk to, the welcome basket was a really lovely touch, there was even a little gift for the dog too. Amazing place! Hide

Reviewed by Terrie 8th July 2022

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We were a family of 6 ranging from 2 months to 39 years (our friends also came to stay a couple of nights) and the property and space fulfilled all our needs. Bbqs every night weather was amazing. Kids loved the play room. Hot tub went down really well. Tesco 11 minutes down the road if you forget or need anything. We went to Bournemouth and BoscomRead morebe beach (just under an hour away) we went to Poole (40 minutes away) kids loved the theme park just outside of Bournemouth. All the space amazing!!! Hide

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