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The Old School (Dorset)

South Perrott, Dorset (DO055)
All of our properties are no smoking
Ground Floor Bedroom
No Pets Allowed
Enclosed Garden
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
Games Room
Spa facilities (on/off site)
My Personal Sanctuary Spa
Swimming Pool
Table Tennis
Tennis Court
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26 October 2019
A lovely stay in a beautiful house.
Really well situated for exploring the Jurassic Coast.
The generous hamper was much appreciated and made us feel at home straight away.
The dogs had a fabulous time too.
Thank you.
A&J Rochester
8 October 2019
Fabulous house with a well maintained garden. Many thanks for the beautiful lillies. Good food at Winyards Gap Inn + they take dogs. Burrow farm Gardens in Dalwood near Axminster EX13 7ET is worth a visit. Crab sandwiches at Th Hive, Burton Bradstock is a must!
Th L Family + Harley the labrador, Eynsford, Kent
7 October 2019
We have had a lovely weekend at 'The Old School'. Visited Lyme Regis, walked up to Golden Cap and had a cup of tea in Beer. Had a lovely meal at Winyards Gap Inn. The countryside here is stunning and the house was comfortable and warm. Great to be greeted by a hamper and flowers. Hope to come back one day. Thank you xxx
D, D + BR, G, T & RS, A, B & DD, Sevenoaks, Kent
3 October 2019
Fabulous stay here, thank you Helen for making us welcome, comfortable and preparing the lovely hamper - much appreciated.
Had a lovely evening at the Coach and Horses monthly pub quiz - everyone very welcoming. Food at the Adurals Hood 'delish' and the pies are great. Forde Abbey Gardens, Dunster Castle, steam railway, Swannery and sub tropical gardens are all worth a visit. We'll be back, hopefully!
The P's
21 September 2019
Another return visit to this wonderful house.
Thoroughly enjoyed our week here, couldn't ask for better weather and Daisy loved her walks.
The M Family - St. Albans
27 July 2019
I loved this place so much!
I really liked playing football in the lovely garden and roasting marshmallows. We have had lots of sunny days and lots of trips out to other lovely places! My baby cousin loved walking i the garden! Cute! What a great holiday house. I will come back again. I also loved ringing the bell for lunch. Old School Rocks.
The C's - Essex
21 July 2019
What a lovely welcoming retreat, attention to detail is superb (flowers and hamper a lovely touch). The weather has been magnificent and we have had a memorable stay! The time in the garden, especially for the two "Labs" has made the holiday
The B's, Warks
28 June 2019
Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely "Old School House". We have enjoyed the spacious accommodation particularly the amazing "Wet Room". We have had lovely sunny warm weather and been able to get to the coast and also visit a range of great gardens too!
The T Family
31 May 2019
We enjoyed our week in the Old School very much. Beautiful house and garden and of course the magnificent Dorset scenery. Our dogs C T & L also had a wonderful time and best garden ever on holiday
The H's, Netherlands
27 May 2019
Fabulous stay in this wonderful property. Perfect setting for our family reunion. We leave with some lovely memories of the "School House" and Dorset. Thank you.
The N Family, Portsmouth
13 May 2019
An enjoyable week in this nice rural retreat.. Visited South Somerset and North Dorset. Were successful seeing marsh fritillary butterflies at Little Common and Cerne Giant Hill (The aim of our holiday). Local N.T properties, Forde Abbey worth their visit. Thank you!!!!!!!!!! P.S. Watch out for swallows nesting in porch, The downstairs shower is probably the best we've used in a holiday cottage.
The C's Leics
5 May 2019
Back again for a Birthday celebration in your beautiful cottage. Had very good weather and enjoyed staying here again. Would love to come back next year. Also went to the White House at Plucknett 10/10. We booked for Sunday lunch.
The T Family
20 April 2019
Another fabulous week in our home from home!!! Thanks to Helen for making our stay so special. Can highly recommend The White House in Haselbury and The Abbey House in Abbotsbury. Look forward to returning next year.
The K Family, Hertfordshire
6 April 2019
We've enjoyed another wonderful week here (We were here for the 1st time 2 years ago!) Love it - Home from Home! Three generations this time, as my parents joined us too. Fabulous walks with the dogs, plus visits to National Trust gardens and to the beach at Burton Bradstock & Lyme Regis. Thank you. Highly recommend the Whitehouse pub at Haselbury, Plucknett for fantastic food.
The L Family, Hampshire
6 June 2015
We have just spent a very lovely five days here. The garden is delightful, the cottage clean, tidy and warm. The housekeeper and her husband were friendly and helpful. SD, Hampshire
1 November 2014
Third stay at this lovely cottage - we enjoyed it even more than the last time as did our dog, who took us for lots of fab walks. Thank you. VJ
5 April 2014
Fab vibe to this cottage - definitely a return visit scheduled. We walked to the vineyard pub. Very friendly and good family food. Brilliantly maintained cottage. All we wanted to do at the end of the day was to come back and enjoy The Old School again. Thank you for making it all so good!! Awesome place and great walks in the countryside. Thank you Vicky for preparing everything so well and for making our stay very comfortable. Will definitely come back and recommend to friends. R. Kingston Upon Thames.
1 March 2014
Enjoyed our stay, very comfortable - loved cooking on the Aga. Dogs liked roaming round the garden. Great house to celebrate our 45th Wedding Anniversary. Will come again. The T's, Swindon
The T's
15 February 2014
Lovely cottage in beautiful scenery. The house is well equipped and we loved spending time in the warm kitchen. Thanks to the housekeeper for her hospitality and consideration. The R's, Portugal
The R's
25 January 2014
Beautiful cottage maintained to a very high standard. Thank you really enjoyed the break. C&M, Newbury
11 January 2014
Best house, best time best mates, loved it !! Six old mates from Hampshire
7 December 2013
We have had a lovely holiday in this gorgeous house. really love the Aga. Favourite places were Lyme Regis and Bridport. we would love to come back. D&H Hereford
2 November 2013
A delightful place to spend an 80th birthday. C. Ditchling, Sussex
C. Ditchling
12 October 2013
Another wonderful weekend at The Old School. Looking forward to the next time. Sad to be leaving. M
5 October 2013
A lovely weekend. S, Ashby de la Zouch
5 October 2013
A really relaxing week in an idyllic setting - just what the midwife ordered! Only wish we could have fitted the Aga in the car. N&J, Hants
5 October 2013
Blissful weekend celebrating Mikes Birthday. Kitchen perfect for me to dish up his favourite dinners. wish we could stay longer. Thank you. C&M, Hampshire
14 September 2013
Thank you had a lovely time, loved the Aga!! loved the the area. Will be back. J&D Surrey
10 August 2013
We loved this comfortable house and were pleased to meet Vicky. Have visited all the usual places mentioned in the book and particularly enjoyed the swannery and tropical gardens at Abbotsbury. West Bay and Burton Bridstock were lovely. G, Dunstable
3 August 2013
Thanks for this lovely and charming cottage. We really enjoyed our stay here and definitely consider ourselves as England fans! We may come back to The Old School one day. P, Switzerland
3 August 2013
Wow, wow,wow!!! Don’t really need to say any more what a fantastic place - definitely be back. B&V, Basingstoke
3 August 2013
This cottage is lovely, one of the best we have stayed in. Vicky is lovely. Hamper most welcome. The pub, Vineyards Gap, was recommended by Vicky and was well worth the trip. It's up a steep hill, so take the car! The Hive Beach Cafe at Burton Bradstock serves fantastic food. Had a lovely day at Lyme Regis, but get there early to park by 11a.m. at the latest. Would love to return there. P.S. The aga is fantastic. Try toast on there, using the wire rack. M Shirley, Surrey
M Shirley
6 July 2013
We had a wonderful time. F. London
6 July 2013
Great stay at The Old School. We loved the garden and of course the AGA. Thanks to Vicky too. Really relaxing break and enjoyed exploring this part of England. We must come back. B-F, Netherlands
6 July 2013
Many thanks to Vicky for sorting out the electrical problem so promptly. Lovely house and garden. Pubs very good.
6 July 2013
Great staying in the Old School. We loved the garden and of course the Aga. A very hot, but really nice week we had, thanks to Vicky too. Really relaxing and enjoying this part of England we will come back. BF, Holland
1 June 2013
Happy days! We felt very much at home...or rather like living in a photo shoot for Country Living magazine. Our recommendation for a place to eat is the Hive beach Cafe at Burton Bradstock. We loved it so much we went two days in a row. Fantastic seafood in a wonderful location. We were all so impressed with the welcome hamper and the overall quality of the house and garden. Thank you so much. SJ, Bristol
22 May 2013
Our favourite place in the world - back for the fifth time! Best dinners still at The Bridge House in Beaminster and the Riverside, West Bay. The house is wonderful, the housekeeper takes the best care of us. Hope to be back in 2014. So special! MM, USA, 22.05.2013
4 May 2013
Had a relaxing few days in a very comfortable cottage and beautiful garden. Had a lovely welcome from the housekeeper and welcome pack was much appreciated. SC, Essex, 04.05.2013
21 April 2013
A beautiful and sunny weekend. Gorgeous house, lovely and relaxing. 21.04.2013
6 April 2013
We really liked staying here - the views around are wonderful and the hikes were beautiful. SK, London 06.04.2013
18 March 2013
A very enjoyable stay in a beautiful house to celebrate John's 'special' birthday. The house was very comfortable and homely. We especially loved the kitchen and the wonderful Aga! Very well-equipped kitchen. Thank you to the housekeeper for her attention to detail. Visit Charmouth to go fossil hunting which our boys enjoyed. Lovely lunch in Lyme Regis in the cafe in the same building as the post office (hidden away at the back). Very small place but delicious home-made food. Beaminster is a pretty village with some appealing independent shops and an enjoyable drive along the coast to Seatown to view 'Golden Cap' and Chesil Beach from Abbotsbury. KM, Goring-on-Thames,

18 March 2013
A very enjoyable stay in a beautiful house to celebrate John's 'special' birthday. The house was very comfortable and homely. We especially loved the kitchen and the wonderful Aga! Very well-equipped kitchen. Thank you to the housekeeper for her attention to detail. Visit Charmouth to go fossil hunting which our boys enjoyed. Lovely lunch in Lyme Regis in the cafe in the same building as the post office (hidden away at the back). Very small place but delicious home-made food. Beaminster is a pretty village with some appealing independent shops and an enjoyable drive along the coast to Seatown to view 'Golden Cap' and Chesil Beach from Abbotsbury. KM, Goring-on-Thames, 18.03.2013
7 March 2013
A lovely cottage and easily made into a home away from home. Enjoyed the best range of weather ever, from sunshine to showers, frost to freezing snow and coldest winds ever. Still managed to enjoy every moment. Great lunch at the Wise Man - West Stafford.LM, Oxfordshire, 07.03.2013
24 February 2013
A beautifully well equipped cottage, fantastic kitchen and all lovely and clean. Was warm and cosy when we arrived, Hopefully we will be back in the summer to appreciate the garden. MC, London
12 January 2013
The most relaxing break we have ever had with Rural Retreats - this really is a gem! Hope to return, I am an Aga convert too. Many thanks for a lovely stay. PS, Surrey
1 October 2010
We have had a lovely week, cottage beautiful, weather great. Thank you for your warm welcome and for chosing 'Rural Retreats' our favourite holiday company. We can recommend the boat trips from Truro - Falmouth and lunch at Olivers on High St, Falmouth - excellent! Can't wait to return in the very near future, a little gem. PJ, South Yorkshire
1 October 2010
A lovely, idyllic, peaceful retreat. A much needed break from our hectic lives in London and a lovely place to finish celebrating my husband's 60th birthday. The cottage is lovely and very well presented paticularly loved the fresh flowers, wine and cream tea! GB, London
1 October 2010
Only a very short break with typical Cornish autumn weather. The cottage is very cosy with all that you would wish for. SH, Berkshire
1 September 2010
Delightful cottage, lovely surroundings, great places to visit and fabulous weather. FR, Preston
1 September 2010
This is a beautiful cottage, very cosy. We had a great week here and visited all the surrounding towns and the weather turned out to be great for us. Thank you for a lovely time. ED, Guildford
1 September 2010
A very comfortable cottage in an excellent position to access much of Cornwall quite easy. Cottage well up to Rural Retreats standards. RD, Shipston-on-Stour
1 August 2010
Superb cottage - flowers were a lovely touch. Tate and Barbara Hepworth Museum/garden were great. Would love to visit/stay again! ER, Co.Durham
1 August 2010
Wonderful cottage, spotless and a perfect cost getaway. Highly recommend the Kings Head at Ruan Lanihorne (15 minute drive) and Plume of Feathers at Mitchell (10 minute drive) - ask to sit in the conservatory for fabulous food. Lanhydrock (National Trsut) well worth visiting. Excellent beaches for surfing and kite flying - Porthtowan and Harlyn Bay. EC, Guildford
1 August 2010
Thank you - we have had a lovely time here. The cottage was everything that we had hoped for. It was wonderful enjoying the night Sky free from light pollution and seeing shooting stars. We will look forward to staying here again. PM, Cheltenham
1 August 2010
Lovely cottage - beautifull presented. We had a lovely time - shame about the weather. DM, Kent
1 July 2010
Idyllic location, cottage a credit to the housekeeper. Top drawer!! JS, Cambridgeshire
1 July 2010
Lovely cottage, lovely holiday GW, Rhyl
1 July 2010
The cottage is lovely, the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday. We especially loved waking up to see the rabbits! GP, Essex

1 July 2010
Had a lovely relaxing peaceful break away from it all. Cottage is lovely and just what we expect from Rural Retreats. Would like to come back next year. Great location to visit Cornwall, had a great break. MB, Hampshire
1 July 2010
Lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need (great hamper, really enjoyed cream tea on our arrival). Perfect position for visiting Cornwall's many attractions on North & South coast, we have had an amazing few days. Pub in the village (Falmouth Arms) very friendly and the food very good - worth a visit. MC, Suffolk

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