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Barnes Cottage

Cottage | Woolland, Blandford Forum, United Kingdom

Step-free access

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    Roll in Shower

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    Grab Rails

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    Hoist options

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    Hearing Impaired

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Amenities & Facilities

General Amenities

  • Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Other facilities

  • Swimming Pool
    • Step-free access to pool area
    • Pool Hoist
    • Heated Pool
  • Gym
    • Step-free access to the gym
  • Restaurant
    • Step-free access to the restaurant
  • Garden
    • Step-free access to the garden
  • Patio
    • Step-free access to the patio
  • Parking



Available on request:

  • Mobile hoist
  • Wheeled shower chair
  • Freestanding shower chair

Can be hired from vendor:

  • Electric / adjustable bed

Not available

  • Ceiling hoist
  • Manual wheelchair hire
  • Scooter hire
  • Shower seat
  • Shower trolley



Ellwood Cottages comprises three tastefully furnished cottages, named after Dorset literary figures, Hardy, Barnes and Blyton, in a courtyard setting in lovingly restored single storey former farm buildings full of character and charm. Adjacent to the cottages is a heated indoor splash-pool. There is also a large recreation room with libraries for both children and adults, a selection of games and toys and a piano. Next door is a therapy room, where visiting therapists offer 'pure-pampering' - with no journey home afterwards! Utter bliss!

Barnes Cottage is a 2-bedroom cottage, sleeping 4. Both bedrooms have two single beds.

There is a cosy living/dining room, a fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave, hob and oven. Free Wi-Fi.

The shower room is ‘wet-room’ style and everywhere is fully wheelchair accessible and ideally suitable for the less able bodied.

Will the host be living at the property during a stay?

Yes (vendor lives on-site but in a separate property)


  • Lift
    • At least 80cm x 130cm (width x depth)

There are no steps and all doors have 760mm clear opening. The bathroom is a wet-room style, the kitchen has an accessible hob and sink with front controls and 850mm wide x 350mm deep and 700mm high clear space under for wheelchair access. Light switches are at 1100mm and electrical sockets at 900mm. Push-pull doors for easy opening and closing.

Beds have a mattress height of 540mm and 250mm (min) clear space beneath for mobile hoist access. Bed height raisers are available by request. Main bedroom lighting operable from bedside, wheelchair turning circle of 1300mm, doors have 760mm clear opening. Carpet flooring with anti-ruck underlay.

Available for guests use are Oxford Advance mobile hoists (please bring your own sling/harness) wheeled shower chairs, shower-chair commode, high back chairs with arms, bed height raisers, toilet seat raisers, a pouf-footrest, kitchen perching stool and child’s step-stool. Smaller items include a pick-up reacher/grabber, magnifier, and a shoe-horn in each cottage. Other more specialist equipment can he hired from a local supplier; Mi-life hire, 07880 034 534 jane.hands@millbrookhealthcare.co.uk.

Leisure Facilities:
The beautiful treatment room is comfortable and has an adjoining wheelchair accessible cloakroom. Visiting therapists offer a range of therapies including reflexology, massage and hypnotherapy and on request can treat guests in their cottage.
The splash pool is 6m x 3m x 1.4m deep and the pool water is kept at a comfortable temperature of 30C. There are two changing rooms, each fully wheelchair accessible with wet room shower and side access WC facilities. There are guide rails all around the pool at the water line and easy access steps. There is an Oxford Dipper hoist - please be sure to bring your own harness/sling.

For personal care during your holiday, previous guests have recommended My Life - Living Assistance. Contact Janet Chalk, branch manager on 01747 826505, caremanager@carewatch-wessex.co.uk, website www.mylifelivingassistance.co.uk.

Terrain Around Property:

Gravel in the driveway, patio surrounding the cottage


Ellwood Cottages are in the hamlet of Woolland, pictured to the left from Bulbarrow Hill. Woolland is in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the heart of the North Dorset countryside, with its gentle rolling downland, woodlands and nature reserves.
Within this rich tapestry are many winding lanes, bridle paths, sleepy villages, shimmering rivers and streams, an abundance of wildlife and spectacular views.

A short drive away is the beautiful Georgian market town of Blandford, the important county town of Dorchester and the historical towns of Shaftesbury and Sherborne.

Within easy reach is Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site, and the Isle of Purbeck.

For Thomas Hardy enthusiasts there is his place of birth and many literary locations to visit.

Attractions for children are plentiful and include CoolPlay, a wonderful local play centre, The Royal Signals Museum, Dorset Heavy Horse Centre & Farm Park and Monkey World.

Good food is a priority in Dorset and delicious locally produced quality food can be found at farmers’ markets, farm shops and in restaurants and pubs.


Getting to and from property:

Car recommended

Length of stay

  • Short-term / Holiday rental ( less than 1 month )
  • Medium-term rental ( 1 - 6 months )
  • Long-term rental ( 6 months or more )


Price Range:  380 - 980 GBP Weekly

Seasonal variations in price, short breaks available - price on request

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