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Where The Wild Things Are

(Ref. 1073017)

Tarrant Keyneston near Blandford Forum, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful modern property with stunning views, very peaceful and relaxing."

    I would definitely stay here again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great holiday home in lovely location to explore Dorset"

    Thanks so much Graham, much appreciated, great to host you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful house with stunning views."

    It was a fabulous place to stay, so modern and clean. Would be great if all bedrooms had a TV and the lounge area had some soft lighting lamps, but that's just a personal preference. Highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a holiday in the lovely county of Dorset.

    Thanks so much for the feedback, it was a pleasure hosting you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jun 2023

  • "Immaculate home, stunning views and the friendliest owners you could ever meet."

    It was a pleasure, Leigha, many thanks for the feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leigha5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic property, great space & location."

    Within a hour of new Forrest, Weymouth, Bournemouth etc. loved the stay & the owners were fab too

    Many thanks for the feedback, it was pleasure hosting you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovey house and in a perfect part of Dorset for visiting the coast or inland activities."

    Lovely friendly owner too. ( Sorry I have inadvertently come away with the torch that was provided in the house. Please let me know how much I owe for a replacement)

    Thank you for the lovely feedback - much appreciated. No worries about the torch, nothing necessary - you'd be welcome back any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely spacious property with great views."

    Quiet location but good access to main routes for days out. Owners are really friendly and chilled out, ideal!! Will definitely be returning.

    Thank you so much for this great feedback - it was a pleasure hosting you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent holiday and lovely facilities for the family Spacious and brilliant ..."

    Excellent holiday and lovely facilities for the family Spacious and brilliant views really nice bedrooms and comfortable big lounge and kitchen and the girls loved the hot tub 10 out of 10 for quality If there was a big parasol over the outside dining table it would be perfect for those really sunny days Really friendly & helpful owners also

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - it was a pleasure hosting you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Jul 2022

  • "We all had a terrific 7 nights at Hillside."

    It is a beautiful house and so comfortable - felt like a home from home. We used Hillside as a base for visiting attractions in and around the area. The hot tub was a pleasant relaxation on our return from a day out. Superb and FAB-U-LOUS place for a holiday. Just one complaint, well not really a complaint more a suggestion, could have done with a BBQ to make it 11 out of 10!!! From Tony, Theresa, Lorna and Trevor from Kent

    Thank you so much for your great feedback - pleasure to host you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2022

  • "Amazing property, amazing views."

    Everything was perfect. We didn’t want to leave. Thank you for a wonderful weekend and will be back for sure. Bernie

    Hi Bernie, thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to host you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernie5.0Apr 2022

  • "A little disappointed that the kettle was not an electric kettle."

    There were 8 of us so took forever to have a cuppa. The hot tub was disappointing too. Didn’t get to right temperature until later on the second day and very chalky/gritty in the water on the seating parts which left powder on swimming trunks/costumes. No mirror in ground floor bedroom.

    Thanks for staying with us, and for your feedback. We're working to correct these things. We've bought an electric kettle for guests to use in addition to the hob one. With the hot tub, we're in a hard water area and so it's very tricky keeping the calcium carbonate out. We're continuing to adapt things to remedy this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing experience the property was exactly if not better than described, very very clean and decorated and accessorised to a very high standard."

    The owner popped by to put the bins out and was very pleasant. The views were fantastic from the hot tub ( easily managed) and the property. We would definitely stay here again .

    Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. You'd be very welcome to stay again any time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Nov 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful property."

    We felt at home the minute we arrived. We also got to meet the owner and have a chat, what a lovely guy. Everything was perfect from start to finish and we would definitely return. If I had to raise anything (and it really isn't anything to complain about) it would be to have a hairdryer in at least one of the rooms. My hair was such a mess ;). Thank you for making our trip away feel like home from home.

    Thanks so much for staying with us, and for your lovely feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Oct 2021

  • "Great luxury property in beautiful location."

    Really enjoyed the short break and would love to return.

    Thanks so much for staying with us, and for your feedback. You'd be welcome to return any time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2021

  • "Brilliant house would highly recommend it."

    Fantastic location with so much of Dorset within easy reach. The hot tub was fabulous.

    Thanks so much for staying with us and for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luisa5.0Aug 2021

  • "Hillside is a beautiful new property in an idyllic setting."

    We were lucky to have a week there during a heatwave and the fans in each bedroom were fantastic. We bumped into the owners, who were helpful and friendly. The hot tub is amazing and has fantastic views. Hillside is a 5 minute or so drive from Blandford Forum with supermarkets so it was really easy for us to cater for a party of 8. The amount of bathrooms was perfect for our party. The kitchen is spotless and has everything you could think of. It’s clear that a lot of thought has gone into making sure this properly is built to have everything you need and look beautiful at the same time. 10/10, thank you.

    Thank so much for staying with us and for your lovely feedback - much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Jul 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with sofa bed, 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Air source heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent (starter pack provided for the fire during the winter months, and available on request in the summer months
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, hot tub and patio with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Please note: the property does not accept hens, stags or similar parties and no loud music to be played at night
  • Please note: as the hot tub is emptied and cleaned before each guest, the hot tub may not be quite up to heat on arrival and may take a few hours before it reaches the right temperature.This property accept Friday and Monday arrivals.

The property

Blandford Forum 3.9 miles.

Boasting stunning views of the Dorset countryside from its large bi-fold patio doors, Where The Wild Things Are offers a wonderful rural retreat for eight guests in the village of Tarrant Keyneston, not far from Blandford Forum.

Featuring a hot tub in the enclosed garden, contemporary style and furnishings, and within easy reach of the coast too, Where The Wild Things Are is an excellent choice for your next Dorset staycation and is ideal for families, nature lovers, walkers and cyclists.

Make you way into the property following a day of adventure and be welcomed into the open-plan living space, with a fitted kitchen featuring crisp white tones and quality appliances and a large dining table to gather around, providing a lovely spot to end the day with loved ones.

Once you've finished your feast, head to the sitting area where plush sofas await, positioned around the woodburning stove and the Smart TV.

Open up the patio doors into the garden and take in the idyllic views of Dorset whilst you enjoy alfresco dining at the patio furniture or sink into the bubbling waters of the hot tub.

A utility room is home to a handy washing machine and extra sink, whilst a ground-floor wet room serves a ground-floor king-size bedroom, perfectly accommodating disabled guests or older generations, with a sofa bed in the bedroom for flexible sleeping arrangements.

Head upstairs to discover a lovely reading area on the landing, along with three more bedrooms including a king-size with an en-suite bathroom and two doubles, all decorated with contemporary furnishings, storage and décor, with an additional family bathroom as well.

The wonderful location of Where The Wild Things Are is perfect for groups seeking plenty of walking opportunities with the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering rolling hills and quaint villages to explore.

The town of Blandford Forum is just under four miles away where you'll find a wealth of Georgian architecture lining the streets, with quaint tearooms, independent shops and traditional pubs waiting for you.

Visit The Blandford Fashion Museum which displays fascinating exhibits featuring historical attire, with a lovely tearoom to enjoy a delicious treat in afterwards.

Fun family attractions are sure to be a hit for all ages like Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park or Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, with friendly animal encounters and outdoor fun.

Explore the Tudor manor of Athelhampton House & Gardens, dating back to 1485 with a classic English garden to admire.

Head down to the coast to Canford Cliffs Beach for beautiful clifftop scenery, a sandy beach and fantastic waters for swimming, with a host of other beaches perched along this stretch of coastline to explore too.

The popular resort town of Weymouth is around 40 minutes away, home to Sea Life Centre, Sandworld and classic seaside attractions and amusements including donkey rides along Weymouth's beautiful Blue Flag sandy beach.

Enjoy quality time with your loved ones in the scenic surroundings of Hillside in Dorset.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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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.

Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £450 for this property
Please note: the property does not accept hens, stags or similar parties and no loud music to be played at night.
Please note: as the hot tub is emptied and cleaned before each guest, the hot tub may not be quite up to heat on arrival and may take a few hours before it reaches the right temperature.
Please Note. This property only permits a Friday or Monday or arrival, your booking will be cancelled if it does not fall in line with this.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas