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The Old School Room

If you wish to escape 'Far from the Madding Crowd' then look no further than this charming Grade ll listed former schoolroom, situated on the owner's working beef farm in deepest Dorset, right on the border with Somerset. A truly rural spot, appealing to those who really want to experience the country life, this attractive cottage offers upside down holiday accommodation. A comfortably furnished double bedroom is on the ground floor next to the shower room, whilst the first floor opens up into a good-sized social space, with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area under an impressive beamed vaulted ceiling. Outside, there's a sun trap private patio area, a great place for enjoying time together listening to the sounds of the countryside. The cottage is right on National Cycle Way 26, offering lovely byways to explore, as well as scenic rural walks straight from the door, including Castle Hill, a small Iron Age earthwork from which there are lovely views. Within an easy drive you can take in a trip to ancient Sherborne, the beautiful gardens of Forde Abbey, the famous Cerne Abbas Giant, cut into the chalk hillside, or visit the bustling Dorset county market town of Dorchester, and even the gorgeous Dorset coast. In fact you really are spoilt for choice as to what to visit whilst staying at this unusual rural cottage!

One ground floor double bedroom. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.

Amenities for Rental

Night storage heaters Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, video, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Travel cot and highchair on request Off road parking for 1 car Bike storage Private front patio furniture One well-behaved dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock Sorry, no smoking Shop and pub 2 miles Note: Mobile and WiFi signal can be intermittent.

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Rooms 1 ยท Sleeps 4

In association with Passpawt

Listing Address

Manor Farm

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Limit On Dog Size

No Limit

No. Of Dogs Allowed


Charge For Dogs








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