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Greenwood Grange Farm Cottages
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Bengaluru, India
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44 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent place”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Just returned from 2 week family trip to GG. Same cottage that we stayed at last year and another great holiday. The whole place is run with complete professionalism and the quality of the cottage was second to none. Location is magic with excellent pubs like The Wiseman and The Blue Vinny less than an hour walk away. We've never gone to the same place 3 times - but it's so good here I think that might change. Thanks to all the staff for the attention to detail that makes this such a superb holiday spot.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Greenwood_Grange1, Manager at Greenwood Grange Farm Cottages, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Wow - what a lovely review! Thanks for taking the time to write it. .

We were delighted to welcome you and the family back to Greenwood Grange again this year and I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed the latest holiday with us - no doubt helped by this fantastic weather. I would particularly like to thank you for mentioning the staff here, the team work very hard to ensure the cottages and grounds are maintained to the highest standards and its always fantastic when guests give us such wonderful feedback. We are very lucky to have such a brilliant team here and I will ensure they all read the review.

I do hope that we will see you again next year !

Best wishes

Zoe
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We have just returned home after a 4 night stay at the Greenwood grange holiday cottages. The cottages, grounds and surroundings are idyllic. My son enjoyed collecting fresh eggs from the hens every morning for breakfast - all donations are given to local charities which is a nice touch. The cottages are modern, clean,warm and well equipped. Great location for exploring Dorset and the weather was fantastic so we didn't use the greenwood facilities but plenty to do for children with the pool and games room if raining.. Dorchester is a short drive away with plenty of shops and restaurants. We had a lovely meal at the Trinity Bistro which was fantastic. We will definitely make a return visit to these beautiful cottages

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Greenwood_Grange1, Manager at Greenwood Grange Farm Cottages, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you so much for your great review. It great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope that it will be first of many !
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

We had a wonderful time at Greenwood Grange. As a family of six with four children under 10, this was a great option for us. The cottage (Flintcombe) was lovely, clean and well equipped, and the facilities on site, especially the Games Room, were great for the boys, giving us some peace and quiet as well! A special thanks goes out to Angela and the staff at Greenwood Grange who went the extra mile for us. Thank you and we do hope to come again one day!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Greenwood_Grange1, Manager at Greenwood Grange Farm Cottages, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Flintcombe with the family so much, we aim to cater for families with younger children so its brilliant to hear that you made the most of the facilities on site. We hope to welcome you back to Greenwood Grange again soon, best wishes from the team here at Greenwood.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Lovely, but one big flaw, at least for me, was that the double beds are the narrowest size of double bed (at least in the two cottages our party had). I'm used to something wider, so I found this very constraining and it spoiled my sleep. I notice none of the other reviews mentions this, so presumably it does not bother many people. (Note to self: need to check bed width in future.) But if you prefer a wider bed, you might like to think twice about these cottages. We also found the bed quite soft and again you will know if this is likely to be a problem for you.

Other than that these are really nice cottages. Much better equipped and maintained than most holiday cottages. Very impressed that there were ample (unbroken) table tennis balls and bats, for instance. And a good stock of free DVDs to borrow. Good kitchen equipment and utensils.

Lovely grounds. The woods about 2 mins walk away were fantastic for walking our dog.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Greenwood_Grange1, Manager at Greenwood Grange Farm Cottages, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Thanks for your feedback following your stay - its great to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and made the most of your holiday.

Sorry to hear that you found the bed to be small, it is a standard double in that particular cottage as advertised on the website but we do have larger beds in other cottages - I do hope that we can welcome you back again in the future to one of those.

On behalf of the team here at Greenwood thanks again for the great review.
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Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a week in the Mellstock cottage here. Pleased to report that Wi-Fi is now free of charge! Still patchy signal (which the management could probably sort) but slow (which to be fair isn't their fault). No point in trying to stream videos! So head to the DVD library.

But we didn't book for the 24/7 connectivity. It's peaceful, friendly, has spacious grounds and good activities for the under 8s. The living space is small -not great value compared with other options in the area. Location very handy though - 5 mins from Dorchester but properly in the countryside.

We wouldn't go back though, because of one basic thing. The shower was terrible - a dribble. Something that has been noted in the comments book since 2008. I guess electric showers don't fit well with the green ethos? And it may of course just be an issue with this one cottage. No showers in the pool either so it's been a relief to get home today and get properly clean.

I'd also reinforce some previous comments - a "how is everything" check from management on day 2 or 3 would be neat.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Greenwood_Grange1, Manager at Greenwood Grange Farm Cottages, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Thanks for your review and feedback - yes we are pleased to announce that Wi Fi access at Greenwood Grange is now free to use. We do advise guests pre arrival that the broadband speed here is at its maximum capacity but is limited as high speed broadband is not currently available in the area.

We do endeavour to catch up with guests while they are staying with us to help with any questions or issues - many are happy with just popping into either of the reception offices to speak with staff on their way in or out of the site rather than being disturbed in their cottage while others would prefer to be left completely alone - its always a difficult judgement for us to make.

Had we been made aware of the issue with the shower during your visit then our maintenance team could have dealt with it immediately and its disappointing for us to hear that this would put you off returning even to a different cottage. We have installed a number of boost pumps across the site to increase the water pressure to the showers and some of the cottages do have electric showers rather than a shower over the bath.

Overall its great to hear that you enjoyed the facilities here and thanks again for the feedback.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 June 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Henchard on a long weekend with friends and had friends and family in some of the other cottages. (Wessex, Mellchester, Marlott & Stourcastle) Henchard was perfect for our celebration weekend. The bedrooms were comfortable & the living space was fantastic. We had caterers in to do a barbecue on the Saturday and had nearly 60 people in the living area without it feeling crowded. The kitchen was well equipped and Henchard had its own enclosed garden. The children's field with the play yurt & trampoline kept all the kids entertained. We didn't actually use the rest of the facilities but the pool looked good and it was available to residents 24 hours a day. We would definitely go back to Greenwood Grange again.

  • Stayed June 2013
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J H, Manager at Greenwood Grange Farm Cottages, responded to this review, 26 June 2013
Thank you for your feedback - we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the party was a success! We hope to welcome you back again very soon.
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Penarth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2013 via mobile

We stayed for a long weekend. Some good facilities here but the cottage disappointing. Much smaller and less comfortable than we had expected. Poorly equipped kitchen and tiny dining area. One OK sofa and one small old sofa. Horribly bathroom with very noisy shower and fan. Wifi virtually non existant (not good enough in 2013 for this kind of high-end facility). Overall out stay was OK but I would say our cottage was 2-star and should have been half the price...

  • Stayed June 2013
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J H, Manager at Greenwood Grange Farm Cottages, responded to this review, 19 June 2013
Thank you for your feedback – its really disappointing to hear that your short break with us didn’t live up to your expectations. Our website shows the dimensions, floor plans and images of all of our properties as we endeavour to provide guests with all relevant information before booking. We have a wide variety of cottages here of differing sizes with different facilities and furnishings but of course they will not always be to everyone’s taste. Had our maintenance team been notified about the fan and shower while you were here I’m sure these issues could have been rectified. We do advise all guests in the useful information pack sent out prior to their arrival that due to our rural location we do not have access to super fast internet access, however following your feedback we have contacted our Wi fi provider to ensure that the systems that we do have in place are working to their full potential.

The cottage which sleeps 4 was charged at £43 per person per night including use of the leisure facilities which we feel is a very competitive rate for a 4 star cottage in this region.

We are sorry that you only graded your stay with us as average as the team here aim to provide first class accommodation and facilities to our guests but it seems that we didn’t live up to your expectations on this occasion.
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Property: Greenwood Grange Farm Cottages
Address: Greenwood Grange | Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8QH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Dorchester
Hotel Class:4 star — Greenwood Grange Farm Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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Greenwood Grange Farm Cottages Hotel Dorchester
Greenwood Grange Farm Cottages Dorchester, Dorset

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