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The Old School Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Tincleton, Dorset

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

The Old School Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

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.

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.

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.

Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, 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 1 car. Lockable bike storage. Shared enclosed, lawned garden and patio with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2.5 miles. Note: There is restricted head height in the twin bedroom due to sloping ceiling. Note: The double eaves bedroom is open to the staircase, ensure care is taken and children are supervised at all times. Note: Intermittent mobile signal. Note: The owner has a golden retriever. 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.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine

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Mrs Stephens
February 2016
Very relaxing and loved the wood burner! We had a fabulous time walking and visiting the coast.
Mr Wilson
February 2016
The Old School Cotage is very secluded and quiet. But within a short 10 minute drive to local attractions and amenities.
Mrs Brown
May 2015
A lovely cottage for the 4 of us with a lovely garden to play in too.
Mrs Plumb
November 2015
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.
March 2015
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!
Mrs Egan
March 2015
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.
Mrs Fabre
April 2014
Excellent stay for a family.
Mrs Eales
July 2014
We had a wonderful time and everything worked out as we had planned. Thank you once again.
Mrs Wheeler
November 2013
It was a really pretty setting, and very peaceful. It was the perfect base for exploring and the owner was very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Tunnard
September 2013
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.
Mrs Newell
April 2013
Clean and modern property with all amenities. Very welcoming host and central for sightseeing.
Mr White
May 2013
A lovely location and very friendly and helpful host.
Mrs Fletcher
May 2013
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.
Mrs Brereton
August 2013
Great little cottage ideal for a base camp for a family. Lovely new property with everything we needed for a holiday.
Mr Smith
August 2013
Excellent location for accessing many tourist attractions. Clean, comfortable cottage in a very tranquil location.
Mrs Tunnard
September 2013
Warm welcome from the owner on arrival. We felt very comfortable and at home.
January 2017
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!
June 2013
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
Mrs Burrows
February 2016
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.
Mr Bardsley
June 2016
roomy cottage environment,good central place for discovering different interesting towns etc, weather was excellent, safe parking,
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