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Old School

Dorchester, Dorset (Ref. 930956)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • 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/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mr Micklethwait

    “The cottage was a good size for 6 adults and a dog.”

    Kitchen had everything we needed. Two bathrooms and a downstairs loo. Good WiFi which was great as you had no phone signal downstairs as the walls are really thick. Our dog would have liked a bit more outside space but we knew it only had a small courtyard and the country side was right on your doorstep and our dog had at least a 6 mile walk each day so had nothing to complain about. Off road parking for two cars was a bit tight but didn't cause us a problem. We took three cars and found ...

    Kitchen had everything we needed. Two bathrooms and a downstairs loo. Good WiFi which was great as you had no phone signal downstairs as the walls are really thick. Our dog would have liked a bit more outside space but we knew it only had a small courtyard and the country side was right on your doorstep and our dog had at least a 6 mile walk each day so had nothing to complain about. Off road parking for two cars was a bit tight but didn't cause us a problem. We took three cars and found another property down the road let us park the 3rd car safely off the narrow road bonus! Pub 2 mins walk down the road with high standard of food and service and good draught beer. Second pub 20 mins walk in next village but closed due to COVID!! Short car trip to Weymouth and Dorchester. All in all a good choice for a weeks break for six people.

The property

Old School is a spacious, Grade II listed building set in the charming village of West Knighton and within easy reach of the market town of Dorchester, Dorset.

This picture-postcard, stone-built Victorian former school is the perfect stay for friends and family wanting a holiday that combines the coast and countryside.

Step through the traditional door into the contemporary-style hallway; providing a study area and leading you to the spacious sitting room boasting plenty of seating along with a TV/DVD player and a wonderful woodburning stove to keep you warm in winter whilst watching your favourite films.

The well-appointed, spacious kitchen/diner provides everything you will need during your stay, including contemporary dining furniture and a stylish fitted kitchen with all the necessary appliances.

The ground floor also offers a snug twin bedroom, which is great for children or guests with limited mobility, with the bonus of a nearby ground floor lobby with WC and washbasin.

At the top of the staircase is a delightful, sunny, galleried seating area - a great spot to sit and read.

This floor also presents two well-presented bedrooms; a king-size and a twin, with exposed wooden beams as a reminder of the history of the building.

The twin bedroom has its own en-suite shower room, while there is also a gleaming family bathroom with separate shower cubicle, for other guests.

Old School offers a lovely enclosed and private terraced area to the back of the property, ideal for guests with pets and young children, and the perfect spot to sit with your morning coffee before the day begins.

Dorchester is a short distance away by car, and the village has a frequent bus service.

This market town with its charming buildings and comprehensive amenities including restaurants and two cinemas is the perfect place from which to base your holiday.

The Dorset AONB comes adjacent to the town for you outdoor enthusiasts.

If a trip to the beach is what you fancy, visit nearby Weymouth for the perfect seaside location combining contemporary resort facilities with a charming old harbour area.

There are many other places to visit in the area, all helpfully detailed in a guide compiled by the owners.

Old School is a spacious, well-appointed, tastefully-decorated and characterful property in a great location.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x king-size double and 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with a separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor WC and basin
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Study
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi and selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.1 miles

About the location

DORCHESTER

Weymouth 7 miles.

A trip to Dorset is not complete without visiting the market town of Dorchester, with its Roman roads, museums and a wide selection of pubs and restaurants. Enjoy a scenic walk around Maiden Castle, the largest hillfort in England, or visit the County Museum which has a room devoted to Thomas Hardy, born just two miles away in Bockhampton. Just seven miles away are the glorious gently shelving beaches and picturesque harbour of Weymouth, and the rugged peninsula of Portland, linked to the mainland by Chesil Beach, part of the breathtaking World Heritage Coastline. In fact, you’ll find yourself so intoxicated by Dorset’s magic spell, you won’t want to return home at the end of your stay!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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