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The Downwood

(Ref. 1034684)

Blandford Forum, Dorset Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 16 Guests

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Eight bedrooms: 1 x king-size with freestanding bath, TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x king-size with TV
  • 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • 3 x twin with TV
  • 2 x bathrooms with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Orangery
  • Games room with Smart TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs, 8 x Freeview TVs, WiFi, DVD player, snooker table, table football and selection of games
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample parking
  • Rear garden with outdoor, heated swimming pool, barbecue, tennis court, croquet area, badminton area and access to Downwood Vineyard and 28 acres of woodland
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles and pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: One of the king-size bedrooms and twin rooms are separated by a lockable door
  • Note: There are three dog beds in the utility room
  • Note: There are steps in the garden, please take care
  • Note: Children and dogs must be supervised at all times due to the outdoor pool

The property

The Downwood is a truly breath-taking detached holiday home nestled in Dorset’s picturesque countryside on the edge of Blandford Forum.

This fabulous, dog friendly holiday home benefits from a fun-filled outdoor area including an outdoor pool, a tennis court, a badminton and croquet area and a hot tub as well as access to the Downwood Vineyard and 28 acres of woodland; the perfect choice for families or groups of friends looking to explore the wonders of Dorset.

Cross the threshold into your holiday home and unwind in one of two welcoming sitting rooms, one of which boasts a crackling woodburning stove and Smart TV; the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring.

Later, step into the fully-equipped kitchen where you can rustle up heart meals for the whole family, gather around the spacious dining table to tuck into their culinary creation.

On sunny days head outside to take advantage of all of the amenities, to indulge in an alfresco affair with the help of the barbecue or watch the stars filling the sky from the bubbling hot tub.

On rainy days you can still admire the beauty of the garden from the comfort of the conservatory and orangery and partake in some friendly competition in the games room with snooker table and table football.

When the evening comes to an end, wash off the day in either of the bathrooms before choosing between eight beautifully-appointed bedrooms, including both king-sizes and twins, to catch up on some sleep.

Make unforgettable memories with the whole family at The Downwood!

Note: This property can be booked with Refs: 1127090, 1127156, 1127211, 1127213, 1127214, 1127216, 1127218, 1127219, 1127220, & 1127223, together sleeping up to 36 guests.

Downwood Holidays

Downwood Holidays consists of a collection of beautifully-presented, one-bedroom holiday cottages and a larger, detached holiday home tucked away amidst Dorset’s rolling countryside on the outskirts of Blandford Forum. The collection offers romantic breaks for couples or a place for a large family or group of friends to gather with privacy; the main house and some of the cottages welcome pets meaning you can bring your beloved canine companions along with you to explore the wonders of Dorset. The collection benefits from a myriad of amenities including private patios with barbecues, hot tubs, access to the Downwood Vineyard and to 28 acres of beautiful woodland and the main house offers an outdoor heated pool, tennis courts and areas to play badminton and croquet; there is something for everyone! Downwood Holidays also lies near a range of amenities houses in the centre of Blandford Forum including local stores and supermarkets where you can stock up on all of your essentials and pubs including The Greyhound or The Crown offer delicious food ideal for the night’s when you don’t fancy cooking. Resting in the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the collection offer a whole host of walking, cycling and hiking opportunities for those looking to experience the great outdoors as well as attractions for the whole family including Longleat wildlife and safari park, Stourhead mansion or the National Trust site of Kingston Lacy. Take a scenic drive to visit Paultons Park Home of Peppa Pig World or venture to the coast at Hamworthy Beach which looks out over to Brownsea Island; the more adventurous of you can take to the open water with paddle boards, high speed boats and kayaks! All this and more is within reach from your base at Downwood Holidays!

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About the location


Thornicombe 2.7 miles; Child Okeford 6.5 miles; Moors Valley Country Park & Forest 17.9 miles.

Blandford Forum is a market town in Dorset, England, situated by the River Stour. Notable for its Georgian architecture, most of the town was rebuilt in the 18th century after it was destroyed by a fire in 1731. King George II made a donation to rebuild the town centre with designs from local architects John and William Bastard. The Blandford Georgian Fayre is an annual event held in the first week of May and celebrates its Georgian heritage, with presentations, historical re-enactments and music and dancing. One of the town’s biggest events takes place on the late Bank Holiday weekend, the Great Dorset Steam Fair. A largely colourful festival with over 2,000 exhibits and an old time steam funfair. Offering a wide selection of independent store, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, cafés and a Georgian tearoom. So much to visit within this quaint town and makes for a wonderful tourist attraction, whatever the season.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas