The Old School Cottage
Located in Dorchester, Dorset
The Old School Cottage is a delightful attached barn conversion, within the grounds of the owner's home and set in the rural Dorset hamlet of Tincleton and can sleep four people in two bedrooms and is pet-friendly.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 2
The Old School Cottage is a wonderful, attached barn conversion, within the grounds of the owner’s home and set in the rural Dorset hamlet of Tincleton and can sleep four people. The cottage has two eaves bedrooms, a double with an en-suite basin and WC and a twin bedroom, a ground floor bathroom, a fitted kitchen, a sitting room with dining area, a wood burner and stairs to the bedrooms. Outside there is off road parking for one car, lockable bike storage and a shared lawned garden and patio with furniture. The Old School Cottage is a lovely base for your holiday in Dorset.
The Old School Cottage is located in Tincleton, just 5 miles from Dorchester, in the valley of the River Frome. It is set in the owner's Grade II listed school house and is attached to a picture framing workshop and has been sympathetically converted to this charming holiday home. It is perfectly suited to couples or small families.
The accommodation at The Old School Cottage comprises of a sitting room with a dining area with Freeview TV, DVD player and a selection of books, games and DVDs. There is a wood-burning stove and the dining area has a table and seating for four. The kitchen is well equipped and has an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The family bathroom is on the ground floor and comprises a bath with a shower over, basin and toilet.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms. Bedroom one is arranged as a double and has an en-suite basin and toilet. Bedroom two is arranged as a twin.
Outside there is a shared, enclosed lawned garden with a patio complete with furniture. The Old School Cottage is pet friendly and allows for up to two well-behaved dogs. There is lockable bike storage and off-road parking for one car. Shops and pubs are 2.5 miles away. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
- Oil central heating with wood burner
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WIFI, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burner included in rent
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Off-road parking for 2 cars
- Lockable bike storage
- Shared enclosed, lawned garden and patio with furniture
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Cats and other pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop, pub and local butcher 2
- 5 miles
- Note: The owner can stock the freezer with meals from the Cookshop in Dorchester prior to guests' arrival, by prior arrangement and at extra cost
- Note: There is an art gallery and framing studio on-site, please contact the owner for further details
Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and is a town for all seasons. This vibrant, bustling town has an array of "brand name" shops as well as banks and local independent shops up the side streets. Cafes, test rooms, pubs, restaurants, and takeaways catering to all tastes can be found here. There is also a weekly market on Wednesdays selling local produce. Dorchester is the birthplace of Thomas Hardy and he based his novel, The Mayor of Casterbridge, on Dorchester. Open all year round, Max Gate, the childhood home of Thomas Hardy, now owned by the National Trust, is well worth a visit.
Visit Wolfeton House set in beautiful water meadows, in the nearby village of Charminster. Visit Athelhampton House and Gardens or visit Kingston Maurwood, a Georgian mansion surrounded by 35 acres of gardens. Dorchester Park often has open-air concerts in the bandstand or an open-air cinema in the summer months. The park has a mini open-air gym and a large expanse of grass for the children to run around. For the adults there is a cafe, sit for a picnic or a coffee and watch the kids explore. Join the Dorchester Town Ghost Walks and discover the many haunted buildings. The Dorset County Show attracts visitors from near and far. It is a two-day event, featuring horse competitions, funfair, crafts, and is a chance for the local farmers to show their prized animals and produce. There is so much to do here for all the family.
Visit the Keep Military Museum, 4 floors of military history focusing on the Dorsetshire regiment over the past 500 years. Try the Dorset County Museum or The Dinosaur Museum, an award-winning museum with life-size dinosaur reconstructions, fossils, and more. Finally, explore the Teddy Bear Museum, house, and shop. This is a celebration of all things stuffed in teddy form that will delight those young of heart.