• About No.1 The Old School

    Previously a village school, this unique property is a great base from which to explore the stunning Jurassic Coast.

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      3 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 6 people

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      pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Stairgate
    • Satellite TV
      Satellite TV
    • Television
    • WiFi
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Previously a village school this unique property is a great base from which to explore the stunning Jurassic Coast.\nGround Floor\n\n\nLiving room \nWith 24 Freeview TV DVD player CD player and wooden floor.\n\nKitchendining room \nWith electric oven gas hob microwave fridgefreezer washerdryer and wooden floor.\n\nSeparate toilet.\n\n\nFirst Floor\n\n\nBedroom 1 \nWith kingsize bed.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith twin beds.\n\nBedroom 3 \nWith twin beds.\n\nBathroom \nWith shower over bath toilet and heated towel tail. \n Gas central heating gas electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Stairgate. Welcome pack. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.\n \u003e This former village school dating back to 1864 is situated in Puddletown in west Dorset between Dorchester and Poole. This end terrace property is in an excellent location for exploring the Isle of Purbeck Swanage and further on west taking in Weymouth and the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast.\nNo. 1 The Old School is part of a Grade II listed building and has been defined as a good unspoiled example of a Victorian school. Since the sound of children running around has gone it has now been converted into one of five residential homes No.1 The Old School having formerly been the Headmaster’s home. One can see fine examples of mullioned windows and architecture reflecting the character and the living room still has the old indoor shutters unique to the school. Now a holiday home offering great accommodation for up to six guests it is in a delightful village location where one can amble down to the nearby pub and wine and dine or visit the local village store for your home requirements. \n\nNearby visit Athelhampton House and Gardens a stone-built Grade I listed Tudor manor house surrounded by acres of deer park or Tolpuddle famed for its martyrs and commemorated with a museum in the village. Spend time out on the beautiful Jurassic Coast taking in Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door and enjoy some magnificent scenic coastal cliff walks to Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck. For great family time venture onto the scenic Swanage Steam Line for a trip back in time or visit Corfe Castle Monkey World and the Tank Museum at Bovington. On your doorstep you have the county town of Dorchester with its museums and for some seaside atmosphere Weymouth has a lovely beach. There is a wealth of attractions around making No. 1 The Old School a wonderful holiday location. Beach 11 miles. Shop 200 yards pub and restaurant 500 yards. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/144/840/1441598.jpg UKC2567

    No.1 The Old School reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.2 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews

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    out of 10

    Excellent cottage, really enjoyed staying here. High spec in a lovely location



    out of 10

    very nice cottage. clean and well appointed, though strangely ,no clocks anywhere!! Beds and seating in lounge very comfortable. good village shop/ butchers/ post office three mins walk along high street.



    out of 10

    No.1 The Old School was a great holiday rental. The house was immaculately clean, very well equipped with really high quality furniture and kitchenware. The owners have thought of everything that you might need. The caretaker was very helpful as the first couple of nights the house was very chilly (I think because it hadn't been heated for a while being unoccupied) and they promptly supplied us with a heater to help warm it up. The location is ideal for loads of attractions and places to visit. My only personal gripe was the double bed was far too soft for us, so we used the twin beds, but that's personal choice. We will definitely recommend it to friends and family!



    out of 10

    Clean and tidy cottage. Really comfy beds. Road surprisingly noisy in evenings and morning with farm tractors.



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