Amanda Mitchell - Property Manager for

Why I chose this property “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 (£456 - £1194)

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.The dining-area has French windows out to the patio and enclosed garden.The cottage is to the left of the photograph, nestled in the hamlet of Ibberton.
Looking from the dining-area out to the garden.The light and cosy sitting-room with open fire and tasteful furnishings.The kitchen is cleverly separated from the dining-area but the whole room feels light and sociable.
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.
Clematis adorns the front of the cottage in the spring.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 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.English Heritage Fiddleford Mill and water meadows are a few minutes drive away.
The Old School House faces a tiny no-through lane in this peaceful hamlet - its secluded garden is at the back.The stunning coastline from Weymouth’s seafront was also the backdrop for the Olympic sailing events.The Owner's gardens are open to the public through the National Gardens Scheme. The first date is 1st April 2 - 5 pm.
The second Open Garden date is 12th May 2 - 5 pm.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 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. 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 – please take care with children. 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.

Ground Floor

Hall. 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.

Facilities & Services

Inclusive Fuel for open fire. Heating – 7 NS heaters. Travel cot. High chair. WiFi.


  • Garage for 1 car and parking on road.
  • Garden furniture.
  • Shop 2m.
  • Pub 150 yds.
  • Public telephone 150 yds.
  • No smoking.
  • Dogs welcome (1 only).
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday.

2014 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

In this quieter period short breaks can be booked at any time in advance of the holiday.

Spring and Autumn Short Breaks

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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