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Greenstones

Blandford Forum (8mls N), Dorset

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
grade 4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
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
  • Easy access to the market towns of Sturminster Newton and Blandford Forum
  • Spend your days exploring the array of walking routes through the surrounding countryside
  • Explore the Dorset Downs and Cranborne Chase or take a trip to the Jurassic Coast
  • 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
Property code: 76544

Set in an enviable location in the heart of rural North Dorset, this stylish house makes an idyllic base for holidays spent exploring both the coast and countryside or simply relaxing in the hot tub

Escape to Dorset and make this fantastic home your base. Sitting 29 miles north of Lulworth Cove, enjoy days on the Jurassic Coast hunting out fossils, swimming in the sea and marvelling at magnificent sights such as Durdle Door. With many beauty spots and well-trodden trails close to home, spend hours exploring in the great outdoors before returning for competitive games nights on the table football table, relaxing evenings in the hot tub and sociable BBQ dinners or three-course feasts. Sleeping eight guests over four bedrooms, and one of your dogs, this gorgeous, characterful home is the perfect destination for getaways with family and friends.

With parking for four cars, pull up at this charming abode and unload your bags with ease. Make your way inside and head straight for the kitchen/diner so you can stack the cupboards with provisions and put the kettle on for a welcoming brew. Bright, airy and with splashes of cool blue, the kitchen has all the space you need to cook up a storm. The large American-style fridge/freezer is great for storing leftovers which can be rustled up and popped into tomorrow’s picnic, and the dishwasher is a real helping hand when clearing up after eight hungry guests. Pile the table high with serving dishes and plates or dine alfresco amongst the pretty herbaceous borders and views across the surrounding pastures. Top off your dinner with a soak in the hot tub or stay dry and challenge guests to a game of table football. After days out and about, leave boots in the utility room and light the wood burners in the lounge and the snug, giving you the option to stay sociable and chat about your adventures, or to sneak a moment of peace and quiet with a good book or a magazine. There is also a quiet reading spot on the galleried landing which leads to the four pretty bedrooms, one of which is treated to an en-suite with a roll-top bath. Take care of the sloping ceilings in bedrooms which sit in the eaves of the house.

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  • 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
  • 1 en-suite bathroom and 1 bathroom
  • Traditional oil fired range, electric oven and hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Hot tub
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 wood burners (1st basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in the snug, Smart TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Off-road parking for 4 vehicles
  • 1 dog welcome (restricted to downstairs only)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Arrival: 17:30 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

Surrounded by designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), set out for the day in search of scenic landscapes and stick chasing spots for your pup. A 10-mile trip will take you to the heart of the Cranborne Chase AONB where you can visit the Prescombe Down National Nature Reserve (12.5 miles), great for walking, cycling and tasty pub lunches; the cluster of military badges carved into the chalk hill at Fovant Badges (14 miles); and the Bush Farm Bison Centre (12 miles), great for family days out. For days by the sea, travel 29 miles to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

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Lauren Horwood

This property is personally managed by Lauren.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jacqui 3rd June 2022

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Wow, what a fabulous place to stay, lots of room for the six adults and two dogs, and enough for the extra 6 who came for the day for jubilee celebration. Everything top quality, beautiful bed linen and towels nothing we could fault. Mark welcomed us and was there if we needed anything. Definitely a place to return to. Thank you

Reviewed by James 13th May 2022

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Best cottage weve ever stayed in. Absolutely beautiful inside with immaculate surrounding garden. Owners were lovely and very helpful. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Dawn 6th May 2022

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Beautiful cottage outstanding quality. Everything we needed was provided including lots of little touches to make our stay vey comfortable. Owner was very welcoming and helpful. There was nothing that we could fault. would love to return.

Reviewed by Mihail 22nd April 2022

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The perfect holiday cottage!it was amazing everything!

Reviewed by Nigel 15th April 2022

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We ( 8 adults and 1 large labrador ) all had an amazing time at Greenstones, the property was 1st class , spacious and comfortable . The days in the garden / hot tub, to evenings in front of the log burning fire , everything was provided . Lovely local walks , the local Fontwell pub with amazing Sunday roast to visiting Shaftsbury, then further a fRead moreield to Poole , Lulworth Cove, and Durdle Door - what an Easter week we had , oh, and the weather was superb as well Love to come and stay again Hide

Reviewed by Alison 25th March 2022

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A perfect cottage in a super location . Loved the quality of bedding and towels was very luxurious. House and grounds much larger than we expected and the cottage is far bigger than it looks in pictures so very spacious for 7 of us . Ideal for families and group of friends .

Reviewed by Catherine 4th March 2022

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A beautiful holiday home. The owners have thought of EVERYTHING to give guests a wonderful time. We spent a weekend at Greenstones and have already booked to return for a full week next year.

Reviewed by Michael 4th February 2022

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Reviewed by Barbara 22nd December 2021

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Having used many self catering cottages over a lot of years one of the things which stood out was the excellent Bed Linen. In general the house was beautifully furnished and provided all the equipment (of ahigh standard) to enjoy self catering. The house was cosy at all times and a small problem with the TV was easily and quickly solved by the OwneRead morer Hide

Reviewed by Lizzie 26th November 2021

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Had a fantastic weekend away & the property was beautiful. Mark was extremely helpful showing us around & answering questions, evening offering to come back to light the fire for us. Thank you for an amazing stay!

Reviewed by Megan 5th November 2021

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The cottage was exceptionally clean and they had thought of everything we could possibly need. Excellent stay, perfect escape in the country and would like to return in the future!

Reviewed by Elizabeth 22nd October 2021

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We had a wonderful week at Greenstones. Every detail has been taken care of. Brilliantly equipped, immaculately clean and everything was excellent quality. It was relaxing, social space and so comfortable. The large garden, covered seating areas and large hot tub were a lovely addition. Helpful owners and a peaceful environment. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Emma 8th October 2021

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Wow! We cannot fault our stay. The whole property was spotless, the owner was very friendly and everything had been thought of. A lovely welcome pack was there on our arrival and the hot tub was ready for us. From the provision of towelling robes, hair dryers, kitchen crockery and grocery basics - tea, coffee, milk, oil etc. there was nothing missiRead moreng. We were lucky enough to sit out at the multiple outdoor seating areas as the sun shone and laze in front of the wood burner in the evening. A* Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 20th September 2021

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This is probably one of the best cottages we have every stayed in! Every comfort was catered for and a plethora of equipment ensured that we wanted for nothing. The beds were extremely comfortable and there was more than adequate outdoor seating - in fact, we didn't get time to sit in all of them! The hot tub was fully functional and it proved a suRead moreccess especially on the clear, star-lit nights. All this luxury plus sunshine, what else could one ask for... Hide

Reviewed by Carol 10th September 2021

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This is a lovely holiday home, very comfortable and well equipped. The owners were very helpful when we were caught in traffic and nearly missed our food shopping delivery. We had a lovely time here and would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Mark 3rd September 2021

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Superb cottage, top quality in a beautiful and peaceful location and very well equipped - one of the very best weve stayed in. Theres lots to do and see and the sea is within a 40-50 minute drive. Dog friendly, but youd never know a dog had been there! We absolutely loved our stay and we definitely hope to return. Thanks to Mark and Rachel who are Read moreexcellent hosts. Mark and Debbie Skipton Hide

Reviewed by Josephine 30th July 2021

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We had a fantastic family holiday, the cottage is suitable for families or groups of friends- I will definitely go back. Everything was just perfect, we had some lovely walks, lost to do close by and we really enjoyed the Compton Abbas airfield. Mark and Rachael were very friendly and let the children feed the chickens- such a wonderful experience Read morefor young and older. We loved the hot tub too! Hide

Reviewed by Katie 16th July 2021

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We have just returned from an amazing 2 week stay at Greenstones. The house is beautiful and was equipped with everything that you could possibly need. Mark and Rachel had thought of everything, and left us a lovely welcome pack. The gardens and hot tub were amazing with the nicest of views. Thank you both for a fabulous holiday, we would love to rRead moreeturn. 5* Hide

Reviewed by Kristy 2nd July 2021

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This is a stunning property in a beautiful location. Nestled in the countryside, but only 35 mins from the bustle of the coast and 10 mins from lovely villages. Peaceful, finished to an incredibly high standard and the owners are absolutely lovely. We couldn't have asked for better and the whole family agreed that we would happily stay here again.

Reviewed by Greg 18th June 2021

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Beautiful, spacious, well equipped and family friendly this property will not disappoint,

Reviewed by Micky 11th June 2021

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A wonderful holiday home, spacious and decorated tastefully, all in a great setting.

Reviewed by Brendan 4th June 2021

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Beautiful, clean house anf gardens in a beautiful location. Owners are lovely, friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Naomi 28th May 2021

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A beautiful cottage , very well equipped . Rachael and Mark were very helpful and had thought of everything to ensure our holiday was enjoyed by us all as a multigenerational family . We would love to return .

Reviewed by Audrey 11th May 2021

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Wonderful holiday in the countryside. Absolutely lovely accommodation. Everything is thought of down to the small touches like, picnic basket, robes, food covers for an outdoor bbq. Would highly recommend! You won't be disappointed.

Reviewed by Chris 23rd October 2020

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A lovely property with lots of space and finished to a very high standard the most comfortable beds ever

Reviewed by Sarah 16th October 2020

This is a beautiful property, spacious but very cozy. With its two fireplaces, large kitchen, game's room and 4 large bedrooms to which my 5 year old had a super size bed... As you can imagine she loved. I can't fault it at all, it was also beautifully clean and everything you could think of was provided. Thank you Mark and Rachael, we hope to visiRead moret again. Sarah and Carlo Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 2nd October 2020

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Beautiful house. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Denise 25th September 2020

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Greenstones is a lovely cottage which we felt at home in instantly. It is light and airy and very comfortable. The owners had thought of everything and our granddaughters loved the dolls house! The hot tub had the best views. Everything was perfect and we had the best time. We loved the kitchen and everything had been thoughtfully done.

Reviewed by Denis 18th September 2020

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What a special place We all really enjoyed our stay at Greenstones on arrival we were met by Mark the owner and shown how to operate the hot-tub etc. There was also a very generous welcome pack for us to enjoy .The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped to a high standard with everything provided for you to enjoy your holiday . Hope to returRead moren one day Hide

Reviewed by Richard 11th September 2020

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Gorgeous property, excellently furnished and presented. Location was so peaceful and quiet. Mark was very helpful when we arrived. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Cindi 28th August 2020

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If you fancy lounging around and having full reign of a cottage that feels like a 5 star hotel then Greenstones is for you! Family and pet friendly, we found everything to be thoughtful and perfect from the hot tub and fluffy robes and slippers to the amazing garden and indoor fire places. So many relaxing nooks! The ideal country retreat.

Reviewed by Janette 21st August 2020

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Well set out, everything was perfect. Child friendly.

Reviewed by Mark 14th August 2020

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Greenstones is the perfect place for children and adults. Everything has been well thought out - there are lots of games for the kids and luxurious interiors/appliances for the adults to appreciate (in rain or sunshine). It is set in a beautiful location. Spacious hot tub for evening relaxation or even to watch the sun rise in the morning. Rachael Read moreand Mark were the perfect hosts. We were treated to a selection of snacks and drinks on arrival and they gave us plenty of tips about the local area. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 7th August 2020

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A beautiful, immaculate, very well equipped farm house. Everything we needed And more was provided and nothing was too much trouble. We didnt have to leave if we didnt want too. When we did it was approximately Half an hour gentle stroll to the pub, tea rooms and village Shop. We made very good use of the Amazing garden and hot tub. A perfect placeRead more for a relaxing staycation. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 31st July 2020

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Great cottage really helpful and friendly owners. We had a wonderful week with our kids and grandchildren, they all loved the cottage and garden, it had everything you needed and more, plus the hot tub which everyone enjoyed.

Reviewed by Paul 18th July 2020

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Perfect family getaway, stunning accommodation in a beautiful part of Dorset with many short walks at your door step and some lovely places to see under an hour away. This place has everything you need, the owners have really thought about what people need and delivered on it. With many seating areas this property is a great for a social family. ThRead moree garden is nice and secure for the dog and the you couldnt get the parents out the hot tub. The welcome pack was also really useful. Hide

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