Hardy-inspired cottage complex up for sale for £2.5m in Dorset

UK: Greenwood Grange, an award-winning holiday cottage complex situated near the birthplace of one of England’s most influential novelists and poets, Thomas Hardy, has been put up for sale for offers in the region of £2.5 million.

Global property advisor Knight Frank has been appointed sole selling agent for the complex, which is located in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset.

Greenwood Grange is set over 7.5 acres and located on the edge of Thorncombe Woods, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The cottage complex comprises of 16 converted former farm buildings all named after characters and places from Thomas Hardy’s novels. It also features an indoor heated swimming pool and sauna, six hot tubs, two games rooms, two tennis courts, children’s play area, enclosed dog walking area and office block.

Matthew Smith, partner, hotel agency at Knight Frank, said: “Greenwood Grange provides an excellent complex of furnished contemporary barns and cottages with an array of on-site facilities to accommodate family holidays and large gatherings.

“Given the demand for domestic holidays the business traded extremely well in 2022 and looks set for another great year. The business benefits from further value-add opportunities including planning permission to convert a derelict barn to create four additional holiday cottages.

“We anticipate high levels of interest due to the flexibility and growth potential of the site,” he added.