Welcome to Downwood Holidays

in the heart of Dorset

Relaxing holidays

in the heart of Dorset

Luxury holidays

in the heart of Dorset

A countryside retreat

Our spectacular estate, in the heart of the Dorset countryside, offers 28 acres of peace and seclusion – and breath-taking views – all within easy reach of everything this wonderful county has to offer. If you’re looking for a large self-catering property for a special family get-together or a romantic break for two, we’ve got you covered. We look forward to welcoming you to our little corner of paradise.

Luxury holidays in Dorset

Downwood is home to 13 luxury holiday lets, ranging from our impressive 8-bed Manor House to more intimate hideaways for two. We also have a very special beach retreat at Sandbanks. The Manor House is perfect for group gatherings and special celebrations, including weddings. It can be booked on its own, or with our other properties for larger groups of guests. We also have several unique and quirky self-catering properties, including a treehouse and a converted stable. Ten of our properties have their own private hot tub and most of them are dog-friendly too.

Far from the madding crowd

Holidaying at Downwood offers you endless space to relax and enjoy spending quality time with your loved ones. Situated just outside the Georgian market town of Blandford Forum, there are plenty of attractions and amenities close by. There’s also plenty to do within a short drive from us – from fossil hunting on our iconic Jurassic coastline, fun days out with the whole family, visits to historic landmarks, nature walks and beach days, the list is endless. Literary enthusiasts will know this is Thomas Hardy country – the famous writer used many local towns as the setting for his novels. Your holiday in Dorset is sure to leave you as captivated by the area as he was.