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Wonderfully spacious, boasting enough room for the whole family, Downwood Vinyard offers an ideal location for friends and family to get together.
8 steps to entrance.Ground Floor:Living room 1: With 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player, leading to...Conservatory.Living room 2: With wood burner and 40" Freeview TV, leading to conservatory.Dining room: With wooden floor and French doors leading to garden.Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric double range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, tiled floor and door leading to garden.Utility room: With freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.Boot room.Games room: With pool table, table football, air hockey table and Freeview TV.Separate toilet.First Floor:Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, roll-top bath and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet, and access to bedroom 3 via a lockable door.Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.Bedroom 3: With twin beds, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet and access to bedroom 1 via a lockable door.Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.Bedroom 5: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.Bedroom 6: With twin beds and Freeview TV.Bedroom 7: With twin beds and Freeview TV.Bedroom 8: With twin beds and Freeview TV.Bathroom 1: With shower over bath, and toilet.Bathroom 2: With shower over bath, and toilet. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack. 1-acre garden with patio, garden furniture, croquet and gas BBQ. 30-acre grounds with woodland. Hot tub for 6 (private). Outdoor heated swimming pool (private, 5m x 4m, open all year) with changing facilities. Tennis court. Private parking for 10 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a water supply from a bore hole and there are steps in the garden. > This beautiful Victorian house, situated in 30-acre grounds, and is a small vineyard, close to the Georgian market town of Blandford, makes a great home from home for families or groups to enjoy Dorset. The property offers a small, outdoor heated swimming pool, a hot tub for 6 and a tennis court to enjoy at your leisure. Downward Vineyard has eight spacious bedrooms, all with TVs and three with en-suite facilities, and also boasts two wonderful living rooms, both leading into the large conservatory. There is also a large games room with a pool table and table football for all to enjoy, or why not go outside and play croquet in the garden?Set in 30 acres of what used to be a vineyard, you can wander around the grounds, relax in the pool or hot tub, burn off some energy on the tennis court or have a barbecue for all to enjoy. Ashley Wood 18 hole golf course is accessible along a bridle way from within the grounds or would be a 2-minute drive from the property. Within easy driving, you can exploring Shaftesbury, Wimborne, Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland, making Downwood Vineyard a good base for taking in the best the county has to offer. Slightly further afield you can visit the popular Isle of Purbeck, with its rugged and picturesque coastline, or take a ride on the Swanage Steam Railway, with its 6 miles of track going through scenic Dorset countryside. There are many family attractions nearby, enjoy a day at Monkey World, the Bovington Tank Museum, historic houses such as Kingston Lacy, Milton Abbey and Althelhampton, or the sandy beaches at Sandbanks, Bournemouth, Weymouth and Poole. Beach 18 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
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Everything about our stay was perfect...I would highly recommend...there is really nothing more I can add, we’ll definitely be back x
I have just celebrated my 60th birthday at the Downwood Vineyard with family and friends. 16 of us stayed aged between 5 and 73 everyone had an amazing time, there was plenty for everyone to be occupied with. Whether it was just enjoying the garden, the pool, croquet, tennis, the games room or a quiet corner to read.
We did a celebration dinner on the Saturday and the kitchen is so well equipped this was easy.
I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone.
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Lovely place ,would recommend . Ideal for all different age groups . Croquet was good fun and the hot tub .
We loved the house - perfect for a big group of friends (including small children). Loads of space for everyone to enjoy themselves, and the swimming pool and hot tub were a big bonus. I can't tell you anything about local amenities because we didn't leave the grounds!
YES, YES, YES to everything positive. If you’re looking for somewhere special this is the place. We chose this for a 40th Anniversary family celebration and boy, did it deliver. My immediate family of 16 (aged from 70 to 17 months, including a 10 year old with severe autism) had the most awesome week of English holiday ever. From my 3 year old grandson learning to ‘swim’ to a week-long pool tournament/teaching session; from a day long Saturday bbq to a formal celebration dinner; from early morning tennis to evening croquet; from leisurely, extended breakfasts in the huge kitchen to pre-dinner drinks on the terrace everything was awesome.
This family oriented house strikes a great balance between ‘Downton Abbey’ style historical formality and relaxed family comfort. It’s roomy enough to feel that 16 people are not cramped but cosy enough to keep everyone together.
Formal but fun. Historic but happy. I can only say go for it if you’re looking for a group holiday.
Can only say What a fantastic stay!
We had the best time here and we definitely plan to come back. What a place and what an experience and the hosts were amazing too!
Everything we wanted and more. Beautiful house and grounds. Plenty of space for 16 adults, 1 baby and 3 dogs! Hot tub was a lovely treat and we even used the swimming pool! A wonderful weekend. We'll definitely be going again...
We went with our family to celebrate a 60th birthday, The ages ranged from 18 months to 60 years! There were 16 of us and we all had an amazing time. The house I’d so big and you have plenty of room. No one felt on top of anyone and it was an extremely special time. One we will never forget.
A perfect house for a family or group celebration or reunion
Well equipped with comfortable rooms and sufficient bathrooms.
Excellent holiday home. Beautifully spacious, clean and well-maintained and a generous welcome hamper - thank you.
Everything needed for our group of 11 (and could accommodate more) in terms of space and in terms of practical things like crockery, amount and size of pans etc (we've stayed some places where this has not been the case!)
Close to Blandford and multiple supermarkets and shops for convenience; nearby walks and the River Stour, plus plenty to do at home, play pool, air hockey, tennis or go in the hot tub. Outdoor pool not yet heated (due to ground temperature) and so not open for use during our February stay.
Overall excellent accommodation with no issues, a beautiful home and a lovely holiday location.
All was first class. A truly excellent weekend.
It must be repeated before too long.
had an amazing family weekend, with 3 generations.
Our party of 14 adults, celebrating a 40th birthday, all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the fantastic Downwood Vineyard. Communication with the owner and caretaker was clear, professional and friendly and they took care of everything for us. The property is beautiful, has plenty of space and each room is immaculate. The kitchen is well-equipped with a big fridge, wine fridge, and the all-important dishwasher! It was too cold to use the pool, but some of us made use of the hot tub which was lovely on a cold winter night! We had a local pizza delivery one night, and a delicious catered dinner another night (Brown Goose Catering). The games room was a huge hit with everyone, especially the air hockey and pool table. We would love to return one day!
A beautiful house well maintained. Definitely worth considering for an extended family get-together.
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