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Old School

Dorchester, Dorset (Ref. 930956)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Middleton

    “It was a beautiful house in a lovely location.”

The property

A cottage full of character and traditional charm, Old School is a grade II listed building located near the market town of Dorchester in Dorset.

Nestled within the tranquil village of West Knighton, the property is ideally positioned for exploring both uninterrupted settings as well as bustling tourist hotspots.

Stepping inside the stone-fronted dwelling you will be greeted by an array of wonder; choose to recline into one of the plush leather sofas and light up the woodburning stove to begin your trip in snug settings surrounded by your loved ones.

Once you’ve relaxed and caught up with your favourite programmes on the television, browse the kitchen/diner, where you will find every contemporary appliance you could need for your week-long stay, boasting a spacious area where you can spend quality time with one another over a home-cooked meal or fun-filled board games; you’re sure to create forever memories in this dwelling.

The ground-floor is also home to a study, where you can enjoy your morning coffee with a book in hand to begin your day.

The three bedrooms within the property consist of a ground-floor twin, a king-size and a further twin with its own en-suite shower room, providing you with flexible accommodation for a variety of groups to benefit from a bright and airy sleeping spots.

The bedrooms on the first floor also hold their own charm through traditional beams, reminding you of the historic wonder of the house.

To the rear of the property you will find a wondrous terrace garden, offering furniture for you to unwind in with a chilled drink after a busy day of exploring the sights of Dorset.

The local area of the cottage is fairly remote, offering wondrous natural sights to see by foot as well as being within easy reach of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, providing you with even more outstanding scenes and plenty of activity for the outdoors-lover.

Venture into the centre of Dorchester, with its Dinosaur Museum, the former townhouse of Thomas Hardy and The Tutankhamun Exhibition, offering something for every taste.

In reach of the glorious Weymouth Coast and various countryside wonders, Old School makes a grand base for exploring the delights of Dorset and beyond.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x king-size double and 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with a separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor WC and basin
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Study
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi and selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.1 miles

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About the location


Weymouth 7 miles.

A trip to Dorset is not complete without visiting the market town of Dorchester, with its Roman roads, museums and a wide selection of pubs and restaurants. Enjoy a scenic walk around Maiden Castle, the largest hillfort in England, or visit the County Museum which has a room devoted to Thomas Hardy, born just two miles away in Bockhampton. Just seven miles away are the glorious gently shelving beaches and picturesque harbour of Weymouth, and the rugged peninsula of Portland, linked to the mainland by Chesil Beach, part of the breathtaking World Heritage Coastline. In fact, you’ll find yourself so intoxicated by Dorset’s magic spell, you won’t want to return home at the end of your stay!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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