Places to Stay, Eat and Property Rentals

Local Places to Stay

Manor Farm B&B, Child Okeford (1.5 miles)
Excellent accommodation and delicious breakfast. Supper available on request.

Giddy Acre Barn, Child Okeford (1.5 miles)
A recently built barn on a six acre organic smallholding. Available to rent on a weekly basis.

Hawthorn Cottage, Child Okeford (1.5 miles)
A family and pet-friendly bed and breakfast close to Hanford.

Garden House, Okeford Fitzpaine (4 miles)
4* self-catering accommodation in a 2-bedroom converted coach house.
tel 01258 860763

Ivy Porch Holiday Cottage, Shroton (4 miles)
A delightful village cottage available to rent for a minimum of three nights.

The Fontmell, Fontmell Magna (5 miles)
A unique country pub with attractive rooms and excellent dining food.

Home Farm House and Little Home Farm, Bryanston (5 miles)
Comfortable accommodation, either b&b or self-catering.

The Crown Hotel, Blandford Forum (5 miles)
A Georgian-style hotel in the centre of Blandford.

Old Rectory B&B, Pimperne (6 miles)
Charming and elegant house with lovely rooms in a very good location and close to Blandford.

The Grosvenor, Shaftesbury (8.5 miles)
Centrally located in historic Shaftesbury and housed in a Georgian town house, this hotel offers contemporary styling and exceptional fine dining.

Launceston Farm Bed and Breakfast, Tarrant Launceston (9.5 miles)
An elegant country retreat.

King John Inn, Tollard Royal (10 miles)
A good pub serving excellent food and very comfortable B&B.

The Museum Inn, Farnham (12.5 miles)
A 17th Century pub with excellent rooms and excellent food.

Holiday cottage letting agency with high quality properties within 15 minutes’ drive of Hanford School.

Good Places to Eat

Cafe at Goldhill Organic Farm, Child Okeford (1.5 miles)
Delicious homemade soups, tarts, stews and cakes made with ingredients from the farm.
Thurs, Fri, Sat 10-4

The Cricketers, Shroton (3 miles)
Good food and rooms available

The Fontmell, Fontmell Magna (5 miles)
Excellent pub food.

Turnbull's Deli, Shaftesbury (10 miles)
Shaftesbury is a small but energetic town with an interesting history and and lovely views over the Blackmore Vale. Turnbull's offers a delicious menu for coffee, lunch or tea. Booking ahead for lunch is advised.

King John Inn, Tollard Royal (10 miles)
Excellent pub food.

Museum Inn, Farnham (12.5 miles)
Excellent pub food.

Properties to Rent

Marnhull, Sturminster Newton
Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom barn situated in a quiet, rural location. Available for Shorthold Tenancy. Contact Christophe Stourton:

East Knoyle, near Shaftesbury (14 miles)
Luxury two bedroom cottage with log burner, garden and use of pool. Contact: 012891