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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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    Mandy S
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    “Perfect location in friendly very village”

    Loved the location of this charming cottage in a small, very friendly village. ...

    Loved the location of this charming cottage in a small, very friendly village. On arrival we found that we couldn't fit two large cars on the off street parking but the charming man who lived opposite invited us to use his drive, which was absolutely fantastic. He then invited us to join him and some locals at the pub as we had arrived in time for their 'First Saturday' meet up, again, that was super as we found out a bit about the local area and where to go for lazy walks across country. This beautiful cottage is full of charactor, with a lovely welcome pack awaiting us. There is very little you would need and not find in the well equiped kitchen which is laid out as a lovely bright and airy social area. The lounge is huge and comfortable with throws ao the back of the settees for if there is a nip in the air but not enough to warrent a fire being put on and has a variety of books for visitors to read and enjoy. We only used the two main upstairs bedrooms which were nicely furnished. The only negative for us would be the comfort of the mattresses in the superking bedroom. Great on size but the mattresses were a little on the light side, where the master bedroom comfort was absolutely assured. Our only othere negative was that though there were enough towels, and they were certainly large enough for the most cuddlesom people around and so very, very soft and fluffy, there wasn't a towel in the downstairs toilet, which would have been nice. To the back of the cottage is a nice smallish yard which is totally private and large enough for six to sit around the garden table. My husband and I sat there for parts of each day and evening, but the favourite place for mum and me to sit during the sunny afternoons was outside the front door, where virtually everyone who passed, whether driving, cyclingor walking, either waved or stopped for a chat. Would we go back again? Absolutely we would, 100% charmed by the cottage and the folk in the village.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

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

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

Step through the traditional door into the modern hallway, which provides a study area and leads you to the spacious sitting room boasting plenty of seating along with a TV/DVD player and a wonderful wood burning fire to keep you warm in winter whilst watching your favourite films.

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

The ground floor also offers a compact, cosy 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 or just relax away from other guests.

This floor also presents two well-presented bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin, with exposed wooden beams as a reminder of the history of the building.

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

Old School comes with 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.

There is also ample off-road parking for two cars.

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 modern 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.

It’s fully-equipped for holidays at any time of the year


Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x first floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin. Bathroom with a separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor WC and basin. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with glass-fronted woodburning fire.


  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WIFI, 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
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 4 mins walk.

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About the location


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!

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