The pretty Dorset village of Drimpton is set in lovely countryside a short drive inland from the stunning Jurassic Coast. This original school house has been converted into extremely comfortable holiday accommodation where guests of all ages can enter into the spirit of the old school with the fun playground games that are provided. The cottage offers a contemporary kitchen/diner, a spacious sitting-room overlooking fields, a large shower-room, and two bedrooms (one with a low bed to accommodate the characterful sloping ceilings). The attractive village pub is next door so you don't have to stroll far for an evening drink or dinner! The Old School Gables adjoins the Owners' home but is completely private, with a separate driveway and fully enclosed outside space.
There are plenty of excellent walks in the local area or energetic guests can tackle the challenge of the South West Coast Path. The historic market town of Bridport and the town of Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb harbour are close by. Children in particular will enjoy the opportunity to hunt for fossils on the beach at Charmouth – and if they happen to be unsuccessful there is a wonderful fossil shop right on the side of the beach! Inland Dorset is just as stunning, with iron age forts blending into the landscape – Eggardon Hill just outside Bridport and Maiden Castle near Dorchester are the largest. Dorset really celebrates its local produce too and you will find some lovely farm shops where you can treat yourselves or buy presents to take home with you.
Kitchen/Diner with dual fuel cooker (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Sitting-room with TV/DVD player, CD player/iPod dock and coal-effect electric fire
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with double bed
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Take care with the sloping ceiling in Bedroom 2.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and 2 stair-gates
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 50 yds
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
This is a spacious traditional property that has been made into a very comfortable home.
One end of the original playground has been made into a sheltered and sunny patio.
The cheerful dining-area.
Sunlight fills the dual aspect sitting-room.
This is the amazing view of the Dorset countryside from the top of Allington and Cooper's Hill, Bridport.
The fresh and modern kitchen has a dining-area at the far end.
Light and airy, Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom.
Bedroom 2 has a characterful sloping ceiling - and therefore a slightly lower than standard bed.
The shower-room has a level entry shower with half-door - very useful for small children.
The playground can still be put to good use!
Another view of the completely enclosed outside space.
There is an open view across fields at the rear of The Old School Gables.
The setting for this cottage, taken from the garden of the village pub.
This photograph shows the overall setting. The Old School Gables is to the right, with its own parking and private outside area.
Bridport harbour - with the beach at West Bay - is an easy drive from the cottage.
Famous Lyme Regis is a great day out.
River Cottage HQ is not far - treat yourselves to a visit there and enjoy the unique dining experience.
Visit Durdle Door, a fabulous walk from Lulworth Cove car park, it's rather hilly so you may wish to take all day.
The stunning Jurassic Coastline looking East towards Lulworth Cove.
Lyme Regis is the place to go if you are interested in fossils, the Fossil Festival is from 28th to 30th April 2017.