The Old School Room

Located in Beaminster, Dorset

The Old School Room is a terraced Grade II listed cottage in East Chelborough that sleeps up to four people in one bedroom and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


The Old School Room is a terraced Grade Ii listed cottage on the owner’s working beef farm in the countryside near East Chelborough. The cottage has a ground floor double room and a ground floor shower room, while upstairs is an open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside is off road parking for one car, and a front patio with furniture. The Old School Room is ideally placed for exploring this lovely part of Dorset, with easy access to country walks, market towns, pretty villages and also many of the attractions of Dorset.

Property Details

If you wish to escape 'Far from the Madding Crowd' then look no further than this charming Grade ll listed former schoolroom, situated on the owner's working beef farm in deepest Dorset, right on the border with Somerset. A truly rural spot, appealing to those who really want to experience country life, this attractive cottage offers upside-down holiday accommodation.

A comfortably furnished double bedroom is on the ground floor next to the shower room, whilst the first floor opens up into a good-sized social space, with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area under an impressive beamed vaulted ceiling.

Outside, there's a sun trap private patio area, a great place for enjoying time together listening to the sounds of the countryside. The cottage is right on National Cycle Way 26, offering lovely byways to explore, as well as scenic rural walks straight from the door, including Castle Hill, a small Iron Age earthwork from which there are lovely views. Within an easy drive you can take in a trip to ancient Sherborne, the beautiful gardens of Forde Abbey, the famous Cerne Abbas Giant, cut into the chalk hillside, or visit the bustling Dorset county market town of Dorchester, and even the gorgeous Dorset coast. In fact, you really are spoilt for choice as to what to visit whilst staying at this unusual rural cottage!


  • Night storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, video, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Private front patio furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Mobile and WiFi signal can be intermittent


Cot Available
Ground floor bath
Ground floor bed
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
On a Farm
Pet Friendly
Rural Location


Area Details


Beaminster is a small, picturesque town in the heart of West Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town has many local artists living here. In fact, the Beaminster Festival held in late June celebrates local artists and much more. Beaminster has two supermarkets, craft shops, and a cafe. Natural beauty is all around this town and an array of walks to explore either by foot or by bike. If you prefer to try something a little more unusual, explore the area in the company of Llamas or Donkey Walking Adventures. Mapperton House and Gardens is not only beautiful but is also free to RHS members. It lies just a short distance away and is a great day out. It is no stranger to featuring in films, you may have seen it in Daphne Du Maurier's "Rebecca". Famous faces you may see in the town include Martin Clunes who has now been a resident of the area for many years.

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