The Old School House

Located in Buckland Newton, Dorset

The Old School House is a historical dwelling set within Piddletrenthide sleeps up to five people, in three bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 2


The Old School House is a superb base set within a converted Victorian village school, in the village of Piddletrenthide. It comes with three bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom with an en-suite, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom. There is also a family bathroom with a bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC, as well as a ground-floor cloakroom with a basin and WC. Completing the interior is a kitchen/diner, a sitting room with a woodburning stove, a reading room with a woodburning stove and a utility. To the outside, you will find off-road parking for one car, a side garden with a table and chairs and a shared lawn area. The Old School House is a delightful base for spending time with your loved ones.

Property Details

The Old School House is a converted Victorian school set in the heart of the village of Piddletrenthide. Retaining a wealth of original features yet seamlessly blending in the modern to create a holiday home that is welcoming at any time of the year. Sitting in the Piddle Valley, The Old School House makes for an excellent base to explore the surrounding countryside and the great walks in the area which can be enjoyed with up to two well-behaved dogs at the cottage. Piddlehinton lies on the edge of Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) so the countryside is truly stunning with many villages and areas you should explore. Head over to Cerne Abbas to discover the giant and the wonderful New Inn pub, continue to Sydling St Nicholas and Cattistock. Or head north and discover Ansty and Ibberton again both with excellent pubs. If you like cycling then head this way and take on the climb up Bulbarrow Hill, Dorset's highest point or just drive and take in the magnificent views. The county town of Dorchester is just a short drive away with shops, restaurants and museums to discover. The Jurassic Coast lies about 20 minutes further on so you can enjoy both the countryside and coast from this location.

The accommodation at The Old School House comprises a living room with comfy seating, log burning stove, TV and WiFi-enabled throughout. A reading room gives you more relaxation options and is also blessed with another log burner. The kitchen/diner is equipped with a gas range cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine and a table with seating for six. A cloakroom rounds off the ground floor. Up to the three bedrooms arranged as a double with en-suite shower room, a twin and a single. the family bathroom has a bath and a separate shower, basin and toilet. A cot and highchair can be provided.

Outside is a walled garden with a patio area complete with furniture and a larger shared front lawned area. There is off-road parking for up to three cars. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • Gas central heating
  • Gas range cooker, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine, microwave, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Walled side garden with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Up to two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Pub and shop within 350 metres


Cot Available
High Chair
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details

Buckland Newton

Buckland Newton is a pretty village in Dorset on the edge of Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a playing field and playground as well as a village shop, post office and pub. There are an abundance of country walks to discover here that will take you off the beaten track and allow you to enjoy the countryside and views.

For those who love action, then visit the Henley Hillbillies. Here you can drive quad bikes, Polaris Ace buggies, Mini Mavriks and even hover crafts. Or try your hand at shooting with the option for clay pigeon, archery, crossbows and air rifles. Nearby towns include Sherborne and Dorchester with a wealth of attractions. Visit Cerne Abbas and enjoy a relaxing lunch in the beer gardens of a choice of three pubs, all are dog friendly. Explore its famous chalk giant and wonderful countryside and take in the wonderful views surrounding you.

Those who like horticulture will appreciate Minterne Gardens in the nearby village of Minterne Magna. Set in over two hundred acres of stunning landscapes, streams, and cascades, this is a garden to remember. You can break up exploring by relaxing over a refreshment from the cafe and enjoy the views over the lake. Dorchester is a 20 minute car journey away, so here you can experience the sedate country way of life, knowing that the hustle of bustle of town life is never far away.

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