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 pub has seasonal opening hours and bookings, particularly for Friday, Saturday or Sunday, are advised.
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, and you will find some lovely farm shops where you can treat yourselves or buy presents to take home with you.
Kitchen/Diner with electric hob, electric double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Sitting-room with TV/DVD player, CD player and wood-burner effect electric stove
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6'')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Take care with the sloping ceiling in Bedroom 2.
- Dogs welcome (2 dogs over 1 year old)
- 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
The Old School Gables is attached, but completely separate from The Old School House for the village.
The cosy sitting-room has a wood-burner effect electric stove heater.
The master bedroom has a king-size 5ft bed.
The well-equipped kitchen has all you need for preparing delicious holiday treats.
One end of the original playground has been made into a sheltered and sunny patio.
The setting for this cottage, taken from the garden of the village pub. The owners live at The Old School House, which is behind The Old School Gables.
The perfect place to relax at the end of a day exploring Dorset.
The ground floor cloakroom is very spacious.
The kitchen and dining-area are flooded with light.
Bedroom 2 has a characterful sloping ceiling - and therefore a slightly lower than a standard 4ft 6' double bed.
The bathroom has a large shower cubicle.
This photograph shows the overall setting. The Old School Gables is to the right, with its own parking and enclosed private outside area.
Your dog is welcomed at The Old School Gables.
The patio is a sun-trap, sheltered by the large hedge.
The popular pub is next door to the cottage, serving traditional pub food. You are advised to book for weekend meals - Phone numbers for booking are 07720 948100 & 01308 867930.
This is the amazing view of the Dorset countryside from the top of Allington and Cooper's Hill, Bridport.
Lyme Regis is the place to go if you are interested in fossils. The Fossil Festival is held every year May/June time.
River Cottage HQ is not far - treat yourselves to a visit there and enjoy the unique dining experience.
West Bay is delightful, with the quirky market town of Bridport just inland.
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.