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The Old School House

Piddletrenthide, Dorset (Ref. 933650)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Hawkins

    “Nice location.”

    Plenty of room. Quiet area.

    Plenty of room. Quiet area.

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The property

The Old School House is part of a converted Victorian village school, set at the heart of the Dorset village of Piddletrenthide.

This delightful conversion has retained a wealth of original features, including leaded windows and fireplaces, as well as boasting a seamless blend of contemporary styling to offer a welcoming stay at any time of the year.

Look forward to unwinding within the sitting room which benefits from a woodburning stove and beautiful original leaded windows, offering a charming space to catch up on your favourite TV shows during a winter's evening.

The reading room is situated next to the kitchen/diner and provides a lovely restful space for devouring a good book and a glass of wine, while the woodburning stove gently warms the room.

The kitchen/dining room is a bright space where you can enjoy preparing some tasty dinners and gather together to share stories of your holiday adventures.

There is also a separate utility room and downstairs cloakroom.

Climbing the stairs at the end of the day will see you on a lovely landing with feature original fireplace and three well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom with an en-suite, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom which benefits from a skylight window.

The family bathroom offers a bath and separate shower, the perfect place to relax after a long day of holiday adventures.

To the outside, there is a lovely little walled garden with table and chairs, and to the front a much larger lawned garden, half of which is shared with the neighbours.

The picturesque village boasts a typical country pub serving home cooked food, and is just 8 miles north of the county town of Dorchester, where you will find all your high street needs and supermarkets.

The area is perfect for walkers and for those wishing to explore Thomas Hardy country, and the Cerne Abbas Giant is only a short 3 miles drive away and village of Cerne Abbas is a beautiful traditional Dorset village.

If you want to explore the Jurassic coast and enjoy fish and chips on the harbourside as you stroll along the beach, Weymouth is just 16 miles away, and offers all this and much more.

The Old School House is perfect for a small family or group of friends to enjoy an idyllic Dorset setting.


  • Over two floors
  • 3 bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite, with shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Reading room with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas range cooker, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine, microwave, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Walled side garden with table and chairs
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Up to two well behaved pets welcome
  • Pub and shop within 0.2 miles

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About the location


Dorchester 8 miles.

The pretty West Dorset village of Piddletrenthide can be found in the quaintly named Piddle Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, only 8 miles from Dorchester, situated off the main road on a private track. The village is surrounded by glorious countryside, with direct access to public footpaths abounding in superb walks, with excellent local pubs serving good food and real ales, and a village store. Interestingly the young Thomas Hardy, as an architect's assistant, worked on the parish church. A great base for touring, there is much to see and do within a short drive of this picturesque area, including the world famous Cerne Abbas giant, only 2 miles away, whilst the bustling market town of Dorchester, with its array of interesting shops, restaurants and museums is well worth a visit. Within easy reach is the family friendly seaside resort of Weymouth and the Jurassic coast, and also dramatic Portland, venue for the 2012 Olympic sailing events. With Bournemouth and Poole only 40 minutes away, this is altogether a super holiday destination at any time of the year.

Region Information

Guests please note:
The left hand (as you stand with your back to the road and look at the house) area of the front garden is available to guests of The Old School House, please be aware the rest of the garden is private property and not for the use of guests. Guests may use the front gate and foot path to access the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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