The Old School Room

Located in Beaminster, Dorset Rating:

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Sleeps: 4

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Pets: Yes

The Old School Room is a holiday cottage in East Chelborough, Dorset, sleeping 4 and pet friendly in this Grade II listed former school room

Prices and Booking

Prices from £228 per week

Change over day: Friday

You can check availability and book this property by calling 01244 746188 or by using the button below:



The Old School Room is a Grade II listed former school room in truly rural Dorset on the owner's working beef farm, right on the border with Somerset. This is the perfect retreat for those wanting to experience country life in this upside down holiday accommodation. The cottage is right on National Cycle Way 26 and there are many scenic walks to enjoy from the door step as well. The Jurassic Coast is not that far away but there are many towns and villages to explore close by including the county town of Dorchester with its many museums, the giant at Cerne Abbas or perhaps the gardens at Forde Abbey.

The accommodation at The Old School Room comprises of a ground floor double bedroom and ground floor shower room with toilet and basin. Up to the first floor and there is an open plan living area under an impressive beamed vaulted ceiling with sofa bed, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD/radio, WiFi and a selection of books and games. There is a dining are with table and seating for four and the kitchen is well equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and a washer/dryer. A travel cot and highchair can be provided upon request.

Outside is a private front patio complete with furniture. There is off road parking for one car and bike storage for those wanting to take advantage of the cycle route. The Old School Room accepts one well behaved dog, to be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • The Old School Room allows pets in the property
  • The Old School Room has a front patio complete with furniture
  • WiFi is enabled throughout The Old School Room
  • A television, DVD player and CD player are available for you to use
  • Linen and towels included
  • The Old School Room is a no-smoking property
  • Short breaks are available throughout the year
  • The Old School Room has a washing machine
  • A travel cot and high chair can be provided
  • Off road parking available for one car

Area details


Beaminster is a small town in West Dorset which retains a village feel and is located at the head of the valley of the River Brit. The town is home to the Beaminster Festival, an annual event of music and art. This is usually a 9 day event held in late June and 2013 will see its 18th year. Recently, West Dorset has been voted the most popular area of outstanding natural beauty by the readers of National Country Walking Magazine. Now you can explore the area in the company of Llamas with guided Trekking, Rambling and Walking Tours with UK Llamas based just outside of Beaminster. Or try your hand at disc golf at Whitcombe Disc Golf Course, where the British Open Disc Championship has been held. Just think of playing golf but with a frisbee! 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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For eating out there are several choices. Most notable perhaps, is the Wild Garlic which is run by Mat Follas, the winner of BBC Masterchef a few years back. For a quicksnack why not drop into the Ann Day Gallery and Coffee Shop, miximg art with a good cup of tea and cake.

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Prices and Booking

Prices from £228 per week

Change over day: Friday

You can check availability and book this property by calling 01244 746188 or by using the button below:



Nearest Airports

Bristol is 37 miles away

Exeter is 42 miles away

Bournemouth is 43 miles away

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