Greenwood Grange – part of the Hardy story

17 self catering cottages
Greenwood Grange is an impressive holiday complex. It has some very interesting history.
17 self catering cottages
Indoor swimming pool with sauna
Games room, 2 tennis courts
Established & successful business
Approx. 7.2 acres
Greenwood Grange is an impressive conversion of a range of farm buildings, constructed by Thomas Hardy’s father in 1849. The brick, stone and slate barns have been rebuilt, extended and refurbished over the years and today provide luxury holiday accommodation. Thomas Hardy was born in Higher Bockhampton which later became the model for Upper Mellstock in his novels. Hardy’s Cottage is now maintained by the National Trust only a few hundred yards from the holiday cottage complex. His famous poem ‘The Oxen’ refers to one of the farm buildings at Greenwood Grange.
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