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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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  • 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
  • Mrs O'reilly

    “The School House is a beautiful grade II listed building in the middle of nowhere.”

    Surrounded by beautiful scenery. Inside however was not particularly clean and very damp. The smell of damp stuck to everything and even our clothes smelt.

    Surrounded by beautiful scenery. Inside however was not particularly clean and very damp. The smell of damp stuck to everything and even our clothes smelt. Also all bedding and pillows were feather which unfortunately I am allergic to which meant I had to go and purchase bedding. There was a lovely welcome basket with coffee, tea, biscuits and crisps. Good facilities; washer, dryer, fridge and freezer. No cleaning products left to keep the kitchen clear so had to buy these too.

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.


  • 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

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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!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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