Self Catering in Dorset - Bridport

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Old School Cottage

Old School Cottage, Bridport, Dorset
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The Old School is set at the edge of the tranquil village of Toller Porcorum in a conservation area by the River Hooke valley in Thomas Hardy's beloved Dorset countryside which is within easy reach of the beautiful Heritage Coast, with beautiful views of the open countryside. Old School Cottage is situated in an ideal centre for visiting such places as Burton Bradstock (8 miles), West Bay/Bridport (8 miles), Beaminster (8 miles) and the county town of Dorchester (11 miles). Weymouth, Lyme Regis and Abbotsbury, with its' famous swannery and tropical gardens are all within the surrounding area including Eggardon Hill just 2 miles away, with fantastic views of the lovely countryside stretching to the coast.

The neighbouring village of Maiden Newton has a grocery shop, public house, garage and newsagents with a coffee shop serving excellent home cooked lunches. Originally converted from part of The Old School, The Old School Cottage is a single story dwelling with level access except for 2 small steps at the entrance and 1 step into each of the showers. There are 2 bedrooms each with an ensuite shower room.

The kitchen is well equipped with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge with large freezer, electric kettle and toaster shared laundry room with a coin operated washing machine and tumble dryer and there is a washing line by the apple tree in the garden. There is garden furniture at the front of the property and also in the garden to the rear. Please feel free to have a barbeque if you wish.

It is situated close to the end of a no through road and commands stunning views across the beautiful Dorset countryside. There are many good walks in the area, especially as it within close proximity to a footpath which takes you into the open countryside and within easy walking distance of The Kingcombe Nature Reserve. There is a wealth of wildlife in the surrounding area, often deer can be seen from the cottage enjoying the village recreation area! Buzzards are numerous, the great spotted and green woodpeckers have made their home in the area as well many as foxes and badgers.

The nearby Kingcombe Centre (approx. 1 mile) often arrange nature walks followed by tea and cake. For garden lovers, Forde Abbey near Chard, Montecute House, Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens and Kingston Maurward are all well a worth visit.

Children (and adults) will enjoy a visit to Monkey World, the animal farm and swannery at Abbotsbury, the Sea Life Museum, Bovington Tank Museum, the Dorchester Dinosaur musuem and Yeovilton Air Museum. eer37 eir44

Services / Facilities:

Location Type

Car Required

Housekeeping & Services
Iron and Ironing Board
Bed Linen Included
Fuel and Power Included
High Chair
Towels for Hire
No Smoking

1 Double Bedroom
1 Twin Bedroom

Ground Floor Facilities
Ground Floor Bedroom
Ground Floor Toilet
Ground Floor Shower


Internet Access
Wireless Broadband

CD Player
DVD Player

Leisure Equipment
Patio Furniture

Garden/Terrace/Play area
Childrens play area
Outdoor games area

Parking available
Off road parking

Activities within 20min drive of the property
Wind Surfing
Horse Riding

Local Water Sports
Swimming (indoor pool)

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Toller Porcorum, St Andrew & St Peter Church - 0.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Toller Fratrum, St Basil's Church - 1.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Mapperton Gardens - 3.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Mapperton, All Saints Church - 3.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Melplash, Christ Church - 4.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Winterbourne Poor Lot Barrows - 4.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Beaminster, St Mary's Church - 5.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

The Nine Stones - 5.7 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Stockwood, St Edwold Church - 6.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Kingston Russell Stone Circle - 6.4 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Nearest Alternative Cottages

Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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