Holiday home The Old School Cottage is a wonderful, attached barn conversion, within the grounds of the owner's home and set in the rural Dorset hamlet of Tincleton and can sleep four people. The cottage has two eaves bedrooms, a double with an en-suite basin and WC and a twin bedroom, a ground floor bathroom, a fitted kitchen, a sitting room with dining area, a woodburner and stairs to the bedrooms. Outside there is off road parking for one car, lockable bike storage and a shared lawned garden and patio with furniture. The Old School Cottage is a lovely base for your holiday in Dorset.
Area Tincleton is a tiny hamlet in Dorset, nestled in a beautiful rural setting within the valley of the River Frome. The hamlet is just five miles east of the county town of Dorchester which has many shops and attractions to discover. The area has many wonderful and picturesque walks to offer visitors and the countryside is rich in wildlife, with the River Frome being designated an Area of Special Scientific Interest. Also very popular with those who visit Dorset is the stunning Dorset Jurassic Coast, with the coastal path offering spectacular views and beautiful sandy beaches nearby.
Region Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.
Amenities Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WIFI, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars.Electric Car Charging Point. Lockable bike storage. Shared enclosed, lawned garden and patio with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Cats and other pets welcome. . Sorry, no smoking. Shop, pub and local butcher 2.5 miles. Note: Owner can stock freezer with meals from the Cook shop in Dorchester prior to guests' arrival, by prior arrangement and at extra cost. Note: There is an art gallery and framing studio on-site, please contact the owner for further details. Please note: This property has a minimum stay of x3nights.
Had a lovely relaxing break in this quaint little cottage, a lovely rural location with lots to see and do near by..
Lovely holiday cottage, everything you need was provided and the owners are really helpful and friendly
Miss Champney, July 2020
We have just spent Xmas 2019 in this cottage and it was lovely and peaceful, although the owners are on site, they left us alone to cook, walk and drink! They were so nice and left some eggs and mince pies on arrival with the living area being naturally decorated with Holly springs and tea lights and of course the wood burner which is an added extra but worth it! We also had shared use of their garden for the dogs and could close the gates for this. Joan also runs a beautiful Art Gallery, which is definitely worth a look around! The only downside were the mattresses weren't that comfy. Wi-Fi works well as the mobile signal is not good. We would definitely stay there again, as the area is lovely.
There are so many things to enjoy in Dorset and this cottage is well located for a short trip to these places.. The place is clean and cozy. The owner is very kind. We would love to go back again to spend longer holiday there.
A very pleasant cottage..
The cottage was lovely, roomy, comfortable, plenty of space well equipped, everything usable, owner friendly and approachable, all facilities grade one..
This cottage is lovely, in a lovely location, we had a very comfortable stay and would happily book it again..
Lovely setting, cottage was ok but as said sofa needs replacing and a consideration of the privacy of the down stairs and upstairs toilets should be looked at.. ..... could be an issue if I was cooking breakfast and my mother in law was showering.......
Sofa and chairs uncomfortable.. Bed okay, pillows like sleeping with your head on a sack of new potatoes. Toilets do not flush properly. All dishes and pans needed washing before use. Garden is not secure as owner has picture framing business within the same building and although we were told we could shut the gates the owner and customers would open them and not make sure they were closed behind them.
Great location central to everything, quiet relaxing cottage with good pubs a short drive away..
Quirky cottage,didn't suit us as regards to privacy within the bathrooms and open plan bedroom.. Toilets did not flush properly and sofa uncomfortable.
Owners friendly and approachable.
The cottage was close to attractions and plenty of places to eat.
Fabulous place to stay.. Owner and her dog Sheeba were wonderful hosts, an absolute pleasure to meet them both.
Eould highly reccomend staying in this beautiful little cottage., in such a tranquil setting.
Billy and i loved every minute of our stay, with beautiful walks and the river frome on the doorstep .
We loved it here, and it was central to everywhere we wanted to go.
This was the second time we have stayed at this cottage and we would consider booking again.. I always judge my holidays by asking myself would I go back and the answer is yes.
Chairs and settee most uncomfortable
On suite lavatory kept blocking and water pressure very poor
Toilets dont' flush properly.. It often took 3 to 4 flushes to clear the toilet. Didn't find the toilets as clean as I would have expected on arrival. The sofa is totally worn out and not at all comfortable. It was cold at night as the heating is switched off by the owner. I don't like it hot at night, but it was that cold, it woke me up. On the plus side, nice location.
Very hospitable owner.. Great venue for my 2 small dogs. Am looking forward to returning!
The cottage suited our needs, particularly as pets were welcome, and the owner was very friendly and hospitable..
Really enjoyed our stay at the Old School Cottage.. Lovely and cosy with a woodburner that was perfect for the evenings. The owner was really friendly and her dog was adorable. Would love to have stayed longer as there is lots to do and see nearby.
Very comfortable cottage in a very quiet area, perfect for Thomas Hardy fans with his birthplace and final home minutes away.. Lots of other places to visit nearby as well.
We stayed at the Old School Cottages and from the outside the building was lovely. Inside the standard of equipment was terrible. On arrival we decided to make ourselves a drink but all the mugs had brown stains on them. The microwave door smelled awful and after opening it the interior of it was rusty and deteriorated. The non stick pan was really scratched and in a very bad condition. The hob and oven was also in need of a good clean.
The dining chairs were very old and not the ones shown in the images on the website. The log burner was in need of a good clean along with all the windows.
On booking this cottage it said it was suitable for more than one couple. To enter the bedroom upstairs you had to pass through an open area with a double bed to get to the bedroom with two singles. This was not ideal in terms of privacy for both couples.
The bathroom didn't have it's own light switch. The light switch which controlled the bathroom also controlled the bedroom lights. Not ideal if someone wanted the toilet in the middle of the night.
In terms of storage there was one set of drawers for four people. There was no wardrobes or any rails to hang clothes.
Eventually after four days after asking for a replacement microwave and some new clean mugs they turned up. We had to buy new mugs and a frying pan as we needed them for the first 4 days.
We did not enjoy the stay as the standard of the equipment inside the cottage was very poor. It spoiled our holiday and we will never book these cottages again. Please be warned!
roomy cottage environment,good central place for discovering different interesting towns etc, weather was excellent, safe parking,
Very relaxing and loved the wood burner! We had a fabulous time walking and visiting the coast.
The Old School Cotage is very secluded and quiet. But within a short 10 minute drive to local attractions and amenities.
We were made to feel very welcome by the owner. The cottage was perfectly located to explore the Jurassic coast. This was the perfect, cosy cottage stay that we wanted. Thank you.
We had a wonderful welcome to this cosy cottage. It is in a fantastic location for days out with young families and dogs. The Cottage is well equipped, warm and comfortable, and has the added bonus of an art gallery and framing shop within the grounds. My family and I are looking forward to returning for more adventures.
A lovely cottage for the 4 of us with a lovely garden to play in too.
Our week in this cottage was excellent. For anyone taking dogs it was perfect as there are no carpets downstairs thus reducing anxiety about hairs and mud. There are loads of long and short walks straight from the door. Facilities for people were pretty good too!
We were given a very nice welcome. This was a lovely place to stay, the weather was reasonable for the time of year and there are lots of beautiful places to visit. I would definitely recommend The Old School House Cottage. The amenities were perfect, and it was a home from home with more relaxation.
We had a wonderful time and everything worked out as we had planned. Thank you once again.
Excellent stay for a family.
It was a really pretty setting, and very peaceful. It was the perfect base for exploring and the owner was very friendly and helpful.
Warm welcome from the owner on arrival. We felt very comfortable and at home.
Warm welcome from the owner when we arrived and she saw us off when we left. We felt very comfortable. Underfloor heating was nice and constant hot water meant we didn't have to think about it. Lots of good walks around the Cottage in a quiet rural area.
Excellent location for accessing many tourist attractions. Clean, comfortable cottage in a very tranquil location.
Great little cottage ideal for a base camp for a family. Lovely new property with everything we needed for a holiday.
Welcoming fire in the wood burner welcomed us on arrival. Still fairly new conversion into a holiday let. Well equipped. Good base for exploring Dorset
A lovely well equipped cottage, beautifully situated and very dog friendly too! The owner was very kind and hospitable and we wouldn't hesitate to go back or recommend to friends. Thank you for a lovely stay.
A lovely location and very friendly and helpful host.
Clean and modern property with all amenities. Very welcoming host and central for sightseeing.
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