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The Old School House

Piddletrenthide, Dorset (Ref. 933650)


Dream Cottages rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Review(s)

  • Joanna

    “Very comfortable cottage in a good location about 20 minutes away from Dorchester.”

    Clean and well-presented, there was everything here that you would need for a holiday.

    Clean and well-presented, there was everything here that you would need for a holiday.

    - Joanna, July 2024


  • Over two floors
  • 3 bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite, with shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Reading room with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas range cooker, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine, microwave, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Woodburner (no logs or lighters provided)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Walled side garden with table and chairs
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub 0.6 miles, shop 3.4 miles
  • Up to two well behaved pets welcome, charge of £21 per pet per week

The property

This delightful dwelling is set within part of a converted Victorian village school, at the heart of the Dorset village of Piddletrenthide.

This superb property has been designed to bring together family and friends to an area filled with natural beauty and a vast array of attractions and activities.

The interior has retained a wealth of original features including the beautiful leaded windows and traditional fireplaces.

This real home from home has a sitting room, where you and your loved ones can gather of an evening to catch up on the your TV shows whilst the wood burning stove fills the room with tranquillity during the winter months.

If you are looking for an hour away from the rest of the group, head into the reading room where you will find a restful space for devouring a good book.

The kitchen is fully equipped for preparing delicious dinners and gathering your loved ones to share stories of your holiday adventures or to plan for the next day.

As the evening draws to a close, climb the stairs and you will find on the landing a feature fireplace and three well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom with an en-suite, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom.

The family bathroom offers a feature bath and separate shower, the perfect place to relax after a long day of holiday adventures.

This beautiful village boasts two country pubs serving home cooked food and is just 8 miles north of the county town of Dorchester, where you will find all your high street needs and supermarkets.

Just a 15 mile drive to The Jurassic Coast. This area is renowned for walkers and those wishing to explore Thomas Hardy country, and the Cerne Abbas Giant is only a short 3 miles drive away and village of Cerne Abbas is a beautiful traditional Dorset Village.

This enchanting school house offers the perfect retreat to enjoy the tranquillity of this Dorset village.

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About the location


Dorchester 8 miles.

The pretty West Dorset village of Piddletrenthide can be found in the quaintly named Piddle Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, only 8 miles from Dorchester, situated off the main road on a private track. The village is surrounded by glorious countryside, with direct access to public footpaths abounding in superb walks, and a village store for picking up those essentials. Interestingly the young Thomas Hardy, as an architect's assistant, worked on the parish church. A great base for touring, there is much to see and do within a short drive of this picturesque area, including the world-famous Cerne Abbas giant, only 2 miles away, whilst the bustling market town of Dorchester, with its array of interesting shops, restaurants and museums is well worth a visit. Within easy reach is the family friendly seaside resort of Weymouth and the Jurassic coast, and also dramatic Portland, venue for the 2012 Olympic sailing events. With Bournemouth and Poole only 40 minutes away, this is altogether a super holiday destination at any time of the year.

Guests please note:
The left hand (as you stand with your back to the road and look at the house) area of the front garden is available to guests of The Old School House, please be aware the rest of the garden is private property and not for the use of guests. Guests may use the front gate and foot path to access the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas