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Greenwood Grange Farm Cottages
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Leeds
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“Starting to look a bit tired”
Reviewed 16 September 2007

we just got back from a week's stay at these converted barn cottages in a lovely part of Dorset.

The cottages are in a fantastic location, a couple of miles from Dorchester, but in a rural setting near Thomas Hardy's house and overlooking woods and fields.

The old barns have been converted into cottages, some with private gardens and some with a shared garden. We stayed in one with the shared garden which was fantastic for our three year old as all the other cottages but one had toddlers in too - so they all had a great time rampaging around the garden - I felt a bit sorry for the couple in the middle cottage hoping to have a quiet time!!! My advice would be avoid the shared garden if you done have children!!

The cottages are ok inside - i bit chintzy and in need of doing up. The kitchen was adequate but could have done with a bit of money spending on it - as could the whole place really....

The swimming pool was great although the sauna didnt seem to work and the fitness room consisted of a broken looking excercise bike and a running machine - a bit differnt to the pictures on the website!

On the whole, great location, great for kids, nice and quiet but needs a bit of TLC!!

  • Stayed September 2007
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Reviewed 24 June 2007

We were convinced to stay at the Greenwood Grange during the may bank holiday by the pictures on their website and the heritage surrounding the cottage. We knew the weather was going to be dreadful, but didn't mind as the cottage seemed to offer the perfect rural getaway and a romantic stay-in, especially under the rain. After a four hour drive from London, we were delighted to see the nice setting of the cottage, only to be diverted by the owner to another cottage, named SHASTON, which the owner described over the phone as "nice and secluded". No pictures were provided, but the description and the price (£160 a night) made us believe that we couldn't get it wrong. And wrong we got it all right. The "cottage" was a newly developed extension to the gym and leisure section which had nothing to do with the rest of the cottage, and looked more like a bedsit for workers than a holiday stay. Moreover, the window faced the parking lot, and a series of fences that prevented us to look over the only good thing of the place: the view over the REAL cottage and the woods behind it. To be frank, I have never felt so cheated on a short break or holiday, and I advise anyone to check you are not being given the SHASTON accomodation on offer, as it is NOT a cottage or anything near it. I strongly advised the owner not to advertise it as such, and to reduce the ridiculous price. BE AWARE! DISHONESTY AT ITS WORST!

  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Greenwood_Grange, Site Manager at Greenwood Grange Farm Cottages, responded to this review, 19 March 2008
We are so sorry to hear that this guest was unhappy with their stay at Greenwood Grange.

The site was sold to a new owner at the end of 2007 and since then the cottages have undergone renovation throughout and have been thoroughly updated.

As well as new decor throughout new tv's and DVD players have been installed in each cottage with Freeview, new modern contemporary fires and a fantastic variety of artwork.

The cottage referred to (Shaston) is no longer available to rent as staff are now resident on site.

Please check out our website (currently being updated) so see more details of our cottages and do come and see what Dorset has to offer.
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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
Also Known As:
Greenwood Grange Farm Cottages Hotel Dorchester
Greenwood Grange Farm Cottages Dorchester, Dorset

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