Quarters on Blandford Camp

#1
Just been allocated my quarter on Gunville Down Road i was just wondering what the 3 bed quarters are like on gunville down and was wondering what size the gardens are.
Any help would be appreciated
 
#2
Gardens are generally the size of a large beach towel. Houses are small with nice interior roofs but look disgusting from the outside.
 
#3
yeah cheers guru can i know get answers that would actually help
 
#4
Big_Kahoona said:
yeah cheers guru can i know get answers that would actually help
I thought guru was quite helpful.

What do you want to hear?

'They are large developments situated in unspoiled countryside. Each dwelling has 12 bedrooms, servants accom, a study and a Roman sunken spa'.


If you want a sensible reply, ask DHE. On second thoughts, here is probably better.
 
#5
so should i just take it that houses on gunville down road are generally crap
 
#7
i was just wondering cause i have 3 kids and was worried that they wouldn't actually fit us all in the house with all our stuff
 
#8
yep the old quarters are totally crap, small gardens, small houses, no loft space as the ceilings of the bedrooms are the roof so the seagulls sound like sellafield rejects in the mornings, theres no storage and they were condemned and due to be demolished approx 10-15 years ago but due to options for change they were reprieved. try and get one further up the hill that are more modern.
 
#9
ive given myself a few weeks before i start work so that i can turn down the quarter if need be
 
#10
Sorry General Kahoona, I will try again

Gunville Down is presented by Annington Homes. This prestigious development combines the charm of old world (70's) building standards with a refreshing modern air complemented by Orange Toffee Swirl carpeting throughout. To the outside of the property, the compact garden is extremely low maintenance and will not trouble occupants whos lifestyle does not lend towards time spent in horticultural pastimes. This delightfully quaint development is set in the stunning Dorset countryside amongst rolling hills interspersed with tracks and streams. The interesting Georgian town of Blandford Forum is 2 miles away and offers major retail outlets such as Tesco and Roger Fords Ye Olde Porke Shoppe. A delightful town for eating out and the culinary delights are from around the world, but specialising in the sub-continent. All this wonder is provided at extremely reasonable cost and is available for early viewing.

Hope this helps
 
#11
Depends on how old your kids are and where you've come from.
The master bedroom is an odd shape, with the cupboard jutting out in the middle, the next room is ok and the small room is ideal for a nursery or study.
There isn't a lot of room for storage so I advise you apply for a garage soonest as the waiting list is long. There are people still waiting since November!
They are habitable but unfortunatly not the best the Army has to offer.
Good luck and remember the kids can always dig-in in the garden!!! :lol:
 
#12
the_guru said:
Sorry General Kahoona, I will try again

Gunville Down is presented by Annington Homes. This prestigious development combines the charm of old world (70's) building standards with a refreshing modern air complemented by Orange Toffee Swirl carpeting throughout. To the outside of the property, the compact garden is extremely low maintenance and will not trouble occupants whos lifestyle does not lend towards time spent in horticultural pastimes. This delightfully quaint development is set in the stunning Dorset countryside amongst rolling hills interspersed with tracks and streams. The interesting Georgian town of Blandford Forum is 2 miles away and offers major retail outlets such as Tesco and Roger Fords Ye Olde Porke Shoppe. A delightful town for eating out and the culinary delights are from around the world, but specialising in the sub-continent. All this wonder is provided at extremely reasonable cost and is available for early viewing.

Hope this helps
:lol: :lol: :lol:
 
#13
Gunville Down: Terraced houses with no storage space what so ever. Gardens, like guru said are the size of a large beachtowel. Lovely interior roof with no loft. Garages are on a LONG waiting list. Three kids + Toys + Stuff = Pain in the arrse

Blandford Houseing was voted worst in the Army. Go for Kingdown, much better. Depends what your after.
 
#14
As said previously Kingdown would be your better option some had new kitchens
fitted last year or year before can't remember. Think these have showers also downstairs is kitchen diner oneside and lounge
on tother. Bedrooms are about average army standard with fitted wardrobes.
Don't ask why stairs are at the back of the house you might find this is the way
most of your furniture will go in as on
the front,there is like a porch come shed/bin cupboard attached.

Some gardens aren't too bad - but can be very small.

On the other hand you could opt for Central Park sounds good but no - these as of
last year had not been modernised our bathroom upstairs had one of the old fashioned
pull chain loos. There is one outside great in the summer when having bbq's Downstairs is basically L
shaped lounge/diner and very basic kitchen - sink and a couple of cupboards( oh and cooker)
Rooms upstairs not bad we had 3 kids whilst there. Gardens are long but some do slope quite a bit.
 
#15
Is army accomodation still that bad ? I assumed the aspestos roofed MQ's I saw last year were empty ?

Do kiddies on phase 2 really get better accom than the old n bold ?
 
#16
polar69 said:
Is army accomodation still that bad ? I assumed the aspestos roofed MQ's I saw last year were empty ?

Do kiddies on phase 2 really get better accom than the old n bold ?
kids are living in a 8 - 10 man rooms, family accom is small but with a bit of effort livable. Big_Kahoona as said before try for kingdown unless your kids like living in rabbit hutches
 
#17
I lived in Gunvilledown for 6 months in the mid 70s. I was 10 years old and they seemed small even then! The quarters are also skillfully arranged so that you seem to be hemmed in by the neighbours.
 
#18
Managed to wangle a house on Racedown road when I got posted there.

Not a bad quarter by any standards. They had just been renovated, the chains to close the doors were a pain though, nearly squashed my kiddy a couple of times.

Still hated the fcuking place though and got myself posted on after 8 months.

Never went back and thought myself lucky not to have to.
 
#19
I was very well informed not so long ago that the quarters on Blandford camp are the worst in the UK. But nothing will happen improvement wise until DTR is over. I would keep your ear to the ground for any courses finishing in 2-3 months time and get on the phone to DEH with a list of upcoming vacencies. Any that are currently empty will already be allocated. Finally avoid Gunville like the plague especially the 2 beds.
 
#20
I applied for a house everywhere but gunville when i announced i was getting married. Have fought a loosing battle and have been told id better take the house or id be on a long waiting list. The lovely old dear in the welfare office then told me that the previous morning a ghurka had turned dow 3 houses in a row in south crecent because he wanted to be in the same street as his ghurka buddies, guess what! he got what he wanted. I was then fully aware that there were 3 unoccupied houses. this was back in march. I turned the quarter down and havnt gotten married either as we managed to wangle a council flat. However my child is due to be born any day now, so i went back to the families office.
I was then told they had held my house in gunville down for me (for 2 months!) despite me saying i didnt want it. Two months i should have been waiting patiently for a house in a street where i can house my family and dog without the missus going mad. I then asked if i could move into the quarter to which they replied, not until your married.
Im not getting married for a month or two, so i reckon thats an empty quarter sitting there for about 5 months. Blandford and quarters, ill never fully understand it!

rant ends!
 

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