The Granary

Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset

The Granary rests in Thornicombe, sleeping ten people in five bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Pet Friendly: 1


The open-plan living space consists of a kitchen area with two electric ovens, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, dining seating for ten and a sitting area. There is also a sitting room with TV, a utility with a washing machine, a snug and a boot room. The bedrooms consist of a king-size with en-suite, two more king-size, a twin and a bunk room, along with two bathrooms and a cloakroom. Outside, there is an enclosed rear garden with a barbecue, furniture and a grass area for dogs. There is off-road parking for four cars and a highchair and travel cot are available. WiFi, fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price. Within 2.6 miles there is a shop and within 1.8 miles, a pub. The Granary is a stunning base for a countryside escape to Dorset. Please note, there is a football pitch and outdoor activities set up in the paddock. Note: Dogs to be discussed with the owner. Note: Sofa bed available for flexibility.

Property Details

The Granary is a stunning barn conversion set in the rural setting of Thornicombe, Dorset, the perfect place for a family getaway. With contemporary fixtures, neutral tones throughout and an enclosed garden, you'll be able to enjoy your time in style. Be greeted by off-road parking before entering the boot room, which hosts a washing machine and plenty of space for coats, boots and shoes.

The open-plan living area is a great place for cooking and dining together and the shaker-style kitchen is well-equipped with two electric ovens, a hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and a dishwasher. Dine together at the large dining table or patio doors lead outside to your private garden, where you can savour an alfresco evening in the sunshine. As the night draws in, retreat inside and locate to the snug or sitting room; here you can catch up on the adventures of the day or flick through the TV.

When sleep calls, one staircase leads to the master bedroom with an en-suite whilst a second staircase takes you to two more king-size bedrooms, a bunk room and a twin bedroom. In the morning, begin your day with a soothing soak in the fully tiled bathroom or enjoy a quick wash in the shower.

For a splendid base to explore the gems of Dorset, consider The Granary.


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x bunk
  • 2 x bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Boot room
  • Oil central heating
  • 2 x electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TVs, superfast WiFi
  • Fuel and power are included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • A highchair and travel cot are available on request
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with furniture and barbecue and separate enclosed grass area for dogs
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop just over 2½ miles, a pub just under 2 miles
  • Note: With a football pitch and outdoor activities set up, the outside paddock provides a safe play place for guests
  • Note: Sofa bed available for flexibility


Cot Available
Great View
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Washing machine


Sparrowbush Farm Cottages consists of three attractive barn conversions resting in Thornicombe near the village of Blandford St Mary, Dorset. This collection offers pet-friendly accommodation, off-road parking, high-quality kitchen appliances, private outdoor seating areas, and hot tubs in two properties, The Mill and Threshing Barn. There are shared grounds with play activities and a separate, enclosed grass area for dogs. Superbly located, you can wander through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stop off at historic sites such as the National Trust's White Mill, or make your way to the Jurassic Coast. If you don't fancy cooking, there are a selection of nearby eateries including the Charlton Inn for classic pub grub, a variety of pubs and restaurants in Blandford St Mary including Brewery Tap Bar & Restaurant, or stop for breakfast at Marcia's farm shop and café just a short drive away. Explore the nearby town of Blandford Forum where you can walk the North Dorset Trailway Blandford, discover local heritage at The Blandford Town Museum, play golf at Ashley Wood Golf Club, or perhaps make your way to Poole for the quayside Poole Museum, a boat trip to the National Trust Brownsea Island, and Sandbanks Beach, a popular spot for sunbathers and kitesurfing. Be sure to trek the coastal path along the Jurassic Coast where iconic sights such as Durdle Door and the idyllic Lulworth Cove await. Other notable attractions include Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World and the Great Dorset Steam Fair which is held at the end of August. Thrill-seekers will also want to visit the nearby Extreme Sports home to quad biking, paintballing, obstacle course and more! Choose Sparrowbush Farm Cottages for an unforgettable staycation in Dorset.



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Area Details

Blandford Forum

Blandford Forum is the most complete, small Georgian town in England, set on the banks of the River Stour. Fires destroyed the town in the eighteenth century and the town gradually rebuilt. Today, the town is now a fascinating example of Georgian architecture. Read all about the history of the town and the devasting fire in the local museum.

The town has a charming parish church and a wonderful marketplace. Surrounding the marketplace are an assortment of local independent shops and well-known "brand" shops as well as cafes, pubs, and supermarkets. The town also has indoor and outdoor markets each week. Blandford Forum is home to one of Dorset’s breweries – Hall & Woodhouse. Drop in for a tour of the brewery, sample, or buy the famous "Badger Beer".

There are a few trails to try around the town, cycle along the old trailway between Blandford and Sturminster Newton taking in fabulous Dorset scenery all the way. At Shillingstone is a cafe, offering needed refreshment for your trip back. Have a bite to eat in the cafe, alfresco, or in the restored buffet coach.

By far the biggest event in the area is the annual Great Dorset Steam Fair held at the end of August. The event has grown every year and now sits on a 600-acre site. It is the leading show of its kind in the world, attracting a lot of international attention. Fun for all the family with various entertainments and music to suit all ages and an old-time steam funfair.
For those adventurers, try Gorcombe Extreme Sports in the nearby village of Thornicombe. Here you find Quad biking, paintball, dirt buggies, an extreme assault course, and clay shooting. After a long day, stop for a cream tea and explore the well-stocked farm shop full of delightful local produce.

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