Amanda Mitchell - Property Manager for

I chose this property because... “of its classic old English charm and location below Bulbarrow Hill, the highest point in Dorset, with wonderful walking closeby”

Amanda Mitchell - Property Manager

The Old School House (1416)

6.2 miles W of Blandford Forum | Sleeps 6 + cot | Price Band L (£468 - £1218)

Early Booking Offer. 10% off any 2013 week at this cottage until 15th March.

The Old School House, adorned with clematis in the summer, snug with an open fire in the winter.

Picture 1 of 30. The Old School House, adorned with clematis in the summer, snug with an open fire in the winter.

The Old School House, adorned with clematis in the summer, snug with an open fire in the winter.Looking from the dining-area out to the garden.The kitchen is cleverly separated from the dining-area but the whole room feels light and sociable.
The light and cosy sitting-room with open fire and tasteful furnishings.The cottage is to the left of the photograph, nestled in the hamlet of Ibberton.The sitting-room has peaceful air to it.
Mr Rosenblum's List was set in this very cottage - what could be better for your holiday reading.There are lovely details throughout the cottage.The master bedroom, Bedroom 1, has French windows to the enclosed private garden.
Another view of the master bedroom.This  bedroom has an en suite bathroom.Bedroom 2 is the twin bedroom with views out over the garden.
This is bedroom 2, with twin beds.Antique furniture adds to the traditional feel of The Old School House.This is bedroom 3, with a double bed.
There is a stylish family bathroom.The dining-area has French windows out to the patio and enclosed garden.Clematis adorns the front of the cottage in the spring.
The pretty enclosed garden.A view of the garden side of the cottage, very private and totally enclosed.The cottage is in the heart of this conservation village.
The view towards Ibberton from the top of Bulbarrow Hill.The nearby woodlands are particularly pretty in spring.The Old School House faces a tiny no-through lane in this peaceful hamlet - its secluded garden is at the back.
The Owner's gardens are open to the public through the National Gardens Scheme. The first date is in April 2 - 5 pm.The second Open Garden date is in May 2 - 5 pm.English Heritage Fiddleford Mill and water meadows are a few minutes drive away.
The stunning coastline from Weymouth’s seafront was also the backdrop for the Olympic sailing events.Another view of the Owner's gardens.Garden lovers are able to visit the Owner's gardens by arrangement.

The Old School House is a picture-book thatched cottage at the heart of the beautiful conservation hamlet of Ibberton. The surroundings are so picturesque, with a network of local footpaths and countryside walks on the doorstep, that you may decide to leave the car in the garage and explore on foot. The cottage is all on one level and has its own unique history, having once been the village school. There is an open fire, ideal for winter breaks, and a very private, enclosed sheltered garden with a little stream running along the boundary. As for your holiday reading, the international bestseller – Mr Rosenblum’s List – features this very cottage and will certainly set the scene for your holiday.

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The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bulbarrow Hill, with breathtaking views, provides the backdrop for this peaceful rural setting, whilst the wonderful beaches of Studland and Durdle Door can be reached by following a scenic country route. The whole area is steeped in history, with the Iron Age fort of Hambledon and Hod Hills nearby, and the Georgian town of Blandford Forum just a short drive away.

Ground Floor

Sitting-room with TV, video, DVD player and open fire.
Bedroom 1 with double bed and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
Bedroom 3 with double bed.
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin.
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.


 Fuel for open fire
 7 NS heaters
 Travel cot and high chair
 Garage for 1 car and parking on road
 Garden furniture
 Pub 3m
 No smoking
 Dogs welcome (1 only)
 Arrive/Depart Saturday
 Short breaks available

Take care with children near the stream.


2015 Short Breaks

The Old School House is available for Winter, Spring, Autumn, Christmas and New Year Short Breaks for 3 to 6 nights.

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Winter Short Breaks

7 November 2015 to 19 December 2015
In this quieter period short breaks can be booked at any time in advance of the holiday.

Spring and Autumn Short Breaks

28 March 2015 to 4 July 2015
5 September 2015 to 7 November 2015
At The Old School House, these can be booked at any time in advance of the holiday.

Christmas Short Breaks

These can be booked after 1 November.

New Year Short Breaks

They can be booked after 1 October subject to Owner approval, or more generally after 1 November.

Prices for Short Breaks
are worked out as follows:
3 nights - 70% of the weekly price
4 nights - 75% of the weekly price
5 nights - 80% of the weekly price
6 nights - 90% of the weekly price

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