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The Little School

Bridport, Dorset, England

The Little School in Bridport, Dorset, England
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About The Little School

The Old School is set at the edge of the tranquil village of Toller Porcorum in a conservation area by the River Hooke valley in Thomas Hardy's beloved Dorset countryside which is within easy reach of the beautiful Heritage Coast, with beautiful views of the open countryside.
Old School Cottage is situated in an ideal centre for visiting such places as Burton Bradstock (8 miles), West Bay/Bridport (8 miles), Beaminster (8 miles) and the county town of Dorchester (11 miles). Weymouth, Lyme Regis and Abbotsbury, with its' famous swannery and tropical gardens are all within the surrounding area including Eggardon Hill just 2 miles away, with fantastic views of the lovely countryside stretching to the coast.
The neighbouring village of Maiden Newton has a grocery shop, public house, garage and newsagents with a coffee shop at the rear which serve excellent home cooked lunches.
Originally converted from part of The Old School, The Little School was primarily the Infant Classroom and then The Headmaster's Study. It is a single story dwelling with level access except for 1 small step at the entrance and 1 step in the corridor. There is one cosy bedroom with twin beds which can be put used as a double bed if
prefered. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge, electric kettle and toaster. The spacious lounge/diner with French windows opening onto private patio that has garden furniture with lovely views across the countryside. The bathroom has a bath with shower, w.c. and wash hand basin.
Accommodates sleeping for 2 people, although can sleep 14 people if The Old School Cottage, Upper and Lower School are reserved for the same period
There is a shared laundry room with a washing machine and tumble dryer (coin operated), and a washing line by the apple tree in the garden. There is also a garden with garden furniture & portable bbq to the rear of the property.
It is situated close to the end of a no through road and commands stunning views across the beautiful Dorset countryside. There are many good walks in the area, especially as it within close proximity to a footpath which takes you into the open countryside and within easy walking distance of The Kingcombe Nature Reserve.
There is a wealth of wildlife in the surrounding area, often deer can be seen from the cottage enjoying the village recreation area! Buzzards are numerous, the great spotted and green woodpeckers have made their home in the area as well many as foxes and badgers. The nearby Kingcombe Centre (approx. 1 mile) often arrange natural walks on Wednesday afternoons followed by tea and cake.
For garden lovers, Forde Abbey near Chard, Montecute House, Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens and Kingston Maurward are all well a worth visit. Children (and adults) will enjoy a visit to Monkey World,
the animal farm and swannery at Abbotsbury, the Sea Life Museum, Bovington Tank Museum, the Dorchester Dinosaur musuem and Yeovilton Air Museum.


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