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.

The Old School Gables


8.2 miles N of Bridport / Sleeps 4 + cot

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7 Nights from  £352

September 2020

We had a very enjoyable week at The Old School Gables. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well-equipped. It also made a very good base for visiting lots of interesting places in the area. Highly recommended.

August 2020

We had a brilliant week staying at The Old School Gables. It was comfortable, very clean and we settled in immediately. Lots of interesting places to visit and beautiful countryside all around. I would recommend this cottage to anyone. A car is a necessity here.

July 2020

My family and I had very pleasant stay at the old school gables in very quaint little village within great driving distance to many beaches and places of interest in Dorset and Jurassic coast. We had wonderful week away and am very happy to give 5 stars to the property.

July 2020

Had a wonderful time at The Old School Gables - the hosts had thought of everything and really cannot recommend enough!

December 2019

The cottage has a real home comfort feel about it and that feeling you could only experience on opening the front door :) Would definitely book again x

September 2019

Excellent accommodation in lovely rural surroundings but not too far from the coast. It is certainly one to recommend and we look forward to staying again in the future.

September 2019

The location is great for exploring the whole of Dorset and southeast Devon. There are a host of great places to eat within 30 minutes, one next door. Of the many cottages we have stayed in over the years this is by far the most likely to see us make a return visit.

July 2019

The cottage was ready for us and was a lovely place to stay and relax.

June 2019

Great location to exploring Dorset from. Central to all of the major attractions. Clean and quiet location. The Property owners have done, and do a good job maintaining and cleaning this place.

June 2019

Lovely comfortable cottage in a really nice part of the country. It is in a quiet village so a car will be needed.

May 2019

We've visited "The Old School Gables" a number of times & really enjoyed our latest stay

March 2019

Good value cottage. Great location and well equipped. Lovely and clean.Fantastic that we could bring the dog and he lived the playground! Would definitely like to return again.

March 2019

We thought the Old School Gables and owners were really excellent - the Gables were spotlessly clean, well thought out and equipped, warm, comfortable and we will most likely be returning sometime. The owners were very welcoming us and our dogs, and even looked after the dogs (and took them to the pub!) when we went out to a show. So, and all round perfect weekend away! Highly recommended.

Reply from Classic Cottages

How wonderful! It sounds as though you had a fabulous time, and we very much hope the dogs enjoyed their trip to the local :-) Tanya, Customer Support

December 2018

A perfect setting enhanced by quite exceptionally charming and generous hosts who go way beyond anything one could expect of them to make one's stay a positive joy. Nicer and more welcoming hosts would be very hard to find. We highly recommend this cottage!

September 2017

It was very clean. There was nothing more to wish for

August 2017

Great location if you're looking for countryside but also perfect to go exploring. clean and comfortable cottage. Highly recommend.

June 2017

We had a brilliant week staying here, really clean and instantly felt like home, couldn't recommend staying here more!

May 2017

A wonderful cottage. Everything one could wish for provided, including fun games for the old school playground outside your front door. Very clean and modern, warm and comfortable. Highly recommended!

April 2017

This is a very comfortable Old School House with lots of local information provided, and historical photos etc of when it was a school house. There is a secure yard for young families and outdoor play equipment. The pub practically next door serves excellent meals and the locals are welcoming. We would definitely recommend this accommodation. Wonderful walk-in shower as well! A home from home and we wish we could have stayed longer.

September 2016

Excellent in all aspects.

Thank you for a great stay xx

September 2016

very nice cottage, with everything you could wish for.

August 2016

lovely cottage beautifully furnished, lovely comfortable beds.Spotlessly clean. Lovely well equipped kitchen.

July 2016

A really lovely cottage.

Super clean

Some welcome touches include milk and wine in the fridge on arrival.

Much to explore and fossil hunting in Charmouth was great fun.

Highly recommended and enjoyed by our small family.

May 2016

Our return trip to The Old School Gables provided us with the relaxing holiday we were looking for - couldn't have asked for more.

March 2016

Well appointed, clean and comfortable, situated in a nice quiet village with busy yet quiet contry pub in close walking distance...recommended.

December 2015

Limited headroom in bedrooms in places but added to the interest of the building and its conversion from a village school. A very pleasant area and would certainly recommend.

November 2015

It is impossible to be critical about this property, it is just perfect. Clean, warm, well equipped. Well located for walking, sightseeing and shopping. Excellent.

October 2015

Cosy place, excellent for our little trio.

September 2015

A great place for stay in West Dorset.

August 2015

We had a really enjoyable holiday in this part of Dorset. After a great day out it was a pleasure to return 'home' to The Old School Gables. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

July 2015

Lovely peaceful location. Very limited mobile signal but that turned out to be a good thing! No-one from work could call and disturb our peace. Very clean. The kitchen was so well equipped. Excellent location for visiting tourist attractions in Dorset.

June 2015

Really nice location with easy access to both country and seaside

April 2015

Very well-equipped and comfortable cottage in a peaceful location. Ideal for a family with small children.

February 2015


October 2014

Peaceful location in a beautiful part of the country.

September 2014

The Old School Gables is a gem - you won't be disappointed. I miss it so much!

June 2014

really enjoyed our stay here ,very quiet cottage, perfect for a holiday ,only a short journey to the coast

May 2014

A lovely place to stay, we thought it was excellent all round.

May 2014

Wonderfully secluded and quiet, not a sound to be heard but the birds. Would like to visit again.

September 2013

We were spot on with our choice. The pub next door was excellent for food & great people too. If you need to use your mobile phone a lot then this village is not for reception anywhere. The WiFi signal tripped out & we worked out that if we took our devices to the bathrooms then we got reconnected, so not really a problem in the long run. We would love to go back there as it is a good base & the cottage was perfect.

July 2013

What a marvelous place to stay for a holiday. Immaculately presented and most comfortable. More things in kitchen to cook and prepare food in than any other Classic Cottage we have stayed in. Bottle of wine and biscuits on arrival and the 'Headmaster' and 'Headmistress' could not have been kinder!

May 2013

The location was near some friends. Of the cottages in the area this seemed to look the nicest and have the level of accommodation we required. No obvious problems

May 2013

Old School Gables is the best equipped cottage I have ever stayed in. Classic Cottage properties are always clean and well cared for, which is why I only choose them when I go on holiday, but this property had everything you would wish for in a holiday cottage and more besides. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting a comfortable country break.

May 2013

I would re book, main thing was it was so clean. Everything well equipped, bedding etc spotless. Bedroom 2 bit snug for 2 adults but if you know this don't let it put you off.

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