Places to stay
Below are a list of a few lovely local Dorset places to stay within 30 minutes drive of Hanford School – clicking on the images will take you to the accommodation’s website.
The Old Rectory, Ashmore (15mins)
An elegant and much-loved family home set in the picture-postcard village of Ashmore. Bedrooms are off separate landings and the master has a children’s room next door. In the afternoon tea and cake, which Sam serves in the sitting room or out in the sun.
The Cottage, Semley – via Air B&B (25mins)
Newly refurbished cottage, amazing views, quiet location, wood floors, well equipped open plan kitchen/sitting room with doors to private garden, wood burning stove, TV & iPod speakers, Wifi. Double bedroom, 2nd bedroom, bathroom with bath and shower over, fabulous walking from door, 5 minute drive to Semley village or Shaftesbury
The Grosvenor Arms, Shaftesbury – 01747 850 580 (25mins)
The Grosvenor Arms is a stylish coaching inn, found in the heart of the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury.
The King John Inn, Tollard Royal – 01725 516 207 (20mins)
On the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset, a true British country inn with an award-winning restaurant, a well-stocked and homely bar and eight elegant bedrooms for you to rest your head.
The Fontmell, Fontmell Magna – 01747 811441 (10mins)
The Fontmell was carefully restored and extended some six years ago, introducing a fine dining ethos while still maintaining the pub’s connection with loyal locals, creating its relaxed, friendly atmosphere. In the summer there pizza oven in the garden.
The Crown Hotel, Blandford – 01258 456626 (10mins)
They have a total of 27 recently refurbished en-suite rooms to choose from. All rooms have Sealy mattresses and are equipped with smart TV, digital radio and free Wi-Fi, together with lovely teas, coffees and hot chocolate. And if you fancy bringing your dog, at an extra charge, they also have a number of dog friendly rooms to choose from.
Bryanston Cottage, Blandford – 01258 452746 (15mins)
A studio cottage, a twin room and a double room which are large & airy and is decorated with early 19th Century French antiques. The beds are large and comfortable and there is plenty of hanging and drawer space. There is a flat screen TV with free view and free Wi-Fi. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided.