• 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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    • Asset 46

      3 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 6 people

    • Safer Stays

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      0 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
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • 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
    Safer Stays

    We have encouraged all of our owners to adapt their cleaning routine. The provider of this accommodation has confirmed they are following the Safer Stays principles, which include:

    • Extra cleaning and sanitisation
    • Extra time for property to air
    • Safe key collection and key drop
    • Hand soap or sanitiser provided
    • Social distancing guidance
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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 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. The property will be decorated should you be looking to arrive during the festive season. 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

    8.7 out of 10 – based on 3 reviews

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    out of 10

    Great holiday house, well presented and v comfortable. In a great location for exploring both beautiful villages and sights inland and the Jurassic coast. The village is nice and peaceful with interesting buildings and history, with the shop a handy 2 min walk and a good pub less than a 10 min walk.



    out of 10

    Lovely cottage, very clean and tastefully done. Didn't need anything else other than what was provided. Welcome pack a nice touch. Only gripe was no outdoor seating and we decided against a barbecue once we had a look at it, but these things can be easily sorted. Beautiful location and very friendly neighbours.



    out of 10

    Great spot for touring. Everything about the property was excellent. Fully recommend.



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