The Old School House

Mere near Shaftesbury, Wiltshire (Ref. 911838)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Mr Orme
    July 2016
    “Superb accommodation and excellent ...”
    Superb accommodation and excellent surroundings. Good location for a wide range of visitor attractions.
    Superb accommodation and excellent surroundings. Good location for a wide range of visitor attractions. Excellent hosts - very friendly and helpful.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Tucked away within the garden of the owner’s Grade ll listed 16th century cottage, at the heart of the attractive large village of Mere, on the Wiltshire side of the borders with Dorset and Somerset, is this extremely spacious, self-contained, ground floor apartment.

This Mere self-catering apartment has been skilfully created from the former Salisbury House School, to now provide couples with a most comfortable and well-appointed holiday base.

The interior of this Mere apartment is surprisingly roomy, offering bright and cheerful accommodation, having windows on both sides of the main living areas which flood the rooms with light, and the high standard of furnishings and equipment further enhance this superb holiday home.

There are two shared outside spaces on offer at this apartment in Mere, both lovely places to relax and plan your day’s adventures, a private, sunny patio accessed through the French windows straight from the kitchen/dining room, and a charming walled and hedged lawned garden, complete with a patio and use of a pretty summerhouse.

Being located in a quiet no through road opposite Mere’s beautiful 11th century church, there’s little traffic spoiling your gentle stroll from this Wiltshire self-catering apartment along to many local amenities, including old inns, antique shops, a convenience store and an award-winning wine merchant, where wine tastings are often available.

Further afield, but still within easy travelling distance from your Mere apartment is the National Trust’s Stourhead House with its much photographed scenic gardens, whilst Shaftesbury and Longleat House and Safari park are also a short drive away.

Alternatively, head east to discover Stonehenge, Wilton House and the medieval cathedral city of Salisbury, or how about a day out to Bath, or even the Dorset coast, all easily accessible.

A delightful Mere self-catering apartment offering a super and convenient touring base at any time of the year.


All ground floor. One king-size double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with electric flame-effect fire.


  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Undercover bike storage available on request
  • Private enclosed patio, plus shared, enclosed lawned garden with summerhouse and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Children are not accepted
  • Note: The owner has a dog.

About the location


Shaftesbury 7 miles.

A delightful country town of old stone cottages set in a stunning conservation area, on the borders of Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset. This small, lively community is well served by a good variety of local shops and ancient inns, with much of the area to the north of the town designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ideal for walking and taking in the breathtaking views, the town is also well placed for exploring numerous National Trust attractions and historic houses. A visit to stunning Stourhead House and gardens, only 2 miles away, is not to be missed, while Longleat House and the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury featured in the Hovis adverts, are also close by. Stonehenge, Wilton House, Salisbury and the Dorset coast are all easily accessible by car, providing much to see and do for a variety of tastes.

Region Information

Note: Children are not accepted.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas