mrs Garside May 2021
Kettle and frying pans needed replacing- new remote for TV and either replace vacuum cleaner or filters. Distances to locations (beach, shop and garage) may have been as the crew flies but certainly not the correct distance by car.The local farmers do their best to discourage walkers from using the footpaths either blocked or not marked.
Reply from Classic Cottages
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Mrs Prowting October 2020
Would thoroughly recommend this cottage - week equipped, great location for exploring Dorset, beautifully clean and comfortable. Made a great break in these difficult times.
Ms Johnstone September 2020
Lovely cosy cottage, highly recommended!
Mrs Page 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.
Mrs Reed 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.
Mr Sambridge 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.
Miss Clark July 2020
Had a wonderful time at The Old School Gables - the hosts had thought of everything and really cannot recommend enough!
Mrs Love 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
Mr Brocklebank 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.
Mr Bridgwater 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.
Mrs Collins July 2019
The cottage was ready for us and was a lovely place to stay and relax.
Mr Brooks 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.
Mrs Nolan 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.
Mr Edwards May 2019
We've visited "The Old School Gables" a number of times & really enjoyed our latest stay
Mrs Hill 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.
Mr Russell 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
Mr De La Force 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!
Captain Goos September 2017
It was very clean. There was nothing more to wish for
Mrs Sargent August 2017
Great location if you're looking for countryside but also perfect to go exploring. clean and comfortable cottage. Highly recommend.
Miss Battrick June 2017
We had a brilliant week staying here, really clean and instantly felt like home, couldn't recommend staying here more!
Mrs Todd 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!
Mr Purvis 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.
Ms Sheridan September 2016
Excellent in all aspects.
Thank you for a great stay xx
Mrs Jarvis September 2016
very nice cottage, with everything you could wish for.
Mrs Gainey August 2016
lovely cottage beautifully furnished, lovely comfortable beds.Spotlessly clean. Lovely well equipped kitchen.
Mrs Marazzi July 2016
A really lovely cottage.
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.
Mr Edwards 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.
Mr Carver March 2016
Well appointed, clean and comfortable, situated in a nice quiet village with busy yet quiet contry pub in close walking distance...recommended.
Mrs Keyte 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.
Mrs Broughton 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.
Mrs Roberts October 2015
Cosy place, excellent for our little trio.
Mrs Gray September 2015
A great place for stay in West Dorset.
Mr Full 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.
Mrs Waddell 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.
Mr Clay June 2015
Really nice location with easy access to both country and seaside
Dr Weller April 2015
Very well-equipped and comfortable cottage in a peaceful location. Ideal for a family with small children.
Mr Rapson February 2015
Mrs Duncan October 2014
Peaceful location in a beautiful part of the country.
Mr Noble September 2014
The Old School Gables is a gem - you won't be disappointed. I miss it so much!
Mrs Maver June 2014
really enjoyed our stay here ,very quiet cottage, perfect for a holiday ,only a short journey to the coast
Mrs Wood May 2014
A lovely place to stay, we thought it was excellent all round.
Mr Levi May 2014
Wonderfully secluded and quiet, not a sound to be heard but the birds. Would like to visit again.
Mrs Merton 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 you....no 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.
Mr Crane 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!
Ms Vince 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
Mrs Digby 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.
Mrs Ankers 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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