The Old School House

Located in Bridport

The Old School House is a magnificent Grade II listed property located in Poerstock that can sleep up to 8 guests across 4 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


The Old School House is a stunning Grade 2 listed property set within its own grounds and enjoys a wonderful outlook across the village of Powerstock. Once a Victorian school, this light and spacious holiday home which has retained many original features, combined with high-quality furnishings this makes a very special place to stay. Perfect for families and group celebrations with the added convenience of two nearby village pubs, both with a good reputation for food. The large sitting/dining room provides a fabulous social space with the addition of a wood burner for those colder days, the large private garden at the back of the house is perfect for barbecues and al fresco dining in the warmer season.

The Old School House is an ideal base from which to explore the Jurassic Coast and all it has to offer. West Bay which featured on the TV drama Broadchurch is only five miles away and the spectacular World Heritage Coastline is within easy driving distance. Lyme Regis and Charmouth (famous for fossils), Abbotsbury, and the county town of Dorchester a short drive away and the lively market town of Bridport with it's an array of eclectic shops, art deco cinema, arts centre and every Wednesday and Saturday the famous street market selling artisan food and bric-a-brac

For those who love walks and nature, you could not be in a better place with walks in every direction, Head to Eggardon Hill which lies about 1.5 miles south-east of the village. On the summit is a 14 hectare Iron Age Hill Fort with amazing views of Dorset AONB & Lyme Bay, or discover the ancient woodland of Powerstock Common. Circular walks from Powerstock takes in large sections of disused railway line, ideal for cycling.

The popular beach of West Bay is only 5 miles away on the Jurassic Coast and there are other attractions close by to suit all tastes including the Sub Tropical Gardens of Abbotsbury, fishing trips, fossil hunting at Charmouth, horse riding and much more. The Three Horseshoes and The Marquis of Lorne offer good Dorset food, within walking distance of the School.


Steps from the parking area lead to a rear door entrance and hallway. This leads to a big sitting room with sofas, seating, large armchair Woodburner, first basket of logs supplied (October to April), Smart TV, Blue-Ray DVD player, Stereo system and dining table for 8 guests. Additional access to the rear garden and patio from the lounge. The Kitchen is equipped with built in double oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, Dolce Gusto machine and microwave. Breakfast table seats extend to seat eight guests. Utility room with washer/dryer and freezer. Ground floor W.C.

Stairs to Bedroom 1 with 4ft 6inch double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin 3ft beds and cot. Bedroom 3 with 4ft 6inch double bed and Jack and Jill access to the Family bathroom with shower over bath, W.C. and washbasin. Bedroom 4 with impressive glass stained windows and views of the village. Zip & link beds give a choice of super kingsize or twin beds. Shower room with W.C. and washbasin. Some of the flooring may be uneven in parts of this listed building.


Large expanse of lawn to the front of the property with a private driveway approach. To the rear of the property is a large walled garden area with a private lawn and sunny, full-length patio area, 8 person picnic bench with seating, parasol, BBQ and additional outdoor seating.

Please note that a gardener will attend the property between 5pm and 6pm every Saturday.


Private driveway leads to unlimited parking by the property.


  • Included: All bed linen and towels, (please bring your own beach towels), electricity, WiFi, Oil fired central heating, one high chair, one travel cot. First basket of logs supplied (October to April).
  • Telephone: Mobile signal very good - 4G coverage.
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets.
  • Local facilities: Two pubs within a very short walk. Beach: West Bay 5 miles. Shops 4 miles.
  • Please Note: Water pressure in the village is on a private water supply and can be effected by low water pressure which can have corresponding effect on shower efficiency.


Cot Available
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details


Bridport is a small, busy market town on Dorset's Jurassic Coast. The town has quite a few independent shops, a supermarket, cafes and restaurants. There are also local markets here each week. Bridport has an arts centre, cinema, and museum. The museum includes an exhibition of the town's long history of rope-making amongst other exhibits. The town hosts the local food festival for a week at the end of June and ends with the Round Table Beer Festival. The town holds its annual carnival on the third Saturday in August. Visit Palmers Thatched Brewery to sample local beers and ale. Explore Mangerton Mill which is still a working water mill, visit the tea rooms attached and finish off with a country walk by the river.

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