The Old School House


From £849

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4 bedrooms

Up to 8 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: SCHOOL
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Central heating
  • Designated parking
  • Discount for small parties
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Short breaks available
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


New Accommodation for the 2018 Season

The Old School House is a stunning and majestic property set within its own grounds, and enjoys a wonderful outlook across the village of Powerstock.  Once a Victorian school, this stunning, light and spacious holiday home has retained many original features and combined high quality furnishings to make itself a very special place to stay. Perfect for families and group celebrations with the added convenience of two nearby village pubs, both with a good reputation for food.  The large sitting/dining room provides a fabulous social space with  the addition of a Woodburner for the colder climes, and the large private garden at the back of the house is perfect for barbecues and al fresco dining in the warmer season. Fantastic walks in the surrounding hills can be enjoyed from the front door and the Jurassic Coast is only 5 miles away.  

Powerstock is a pretty village in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with wonderful walks up to Eggardon Hill Fort above the village.  The popular destination of West Bay, famous for the TV series Broadchurch is only 5 miles away on the Jurassic Coast which is also a World Heritage Site. Bridport is 4 miles away and offers a range of shops and facilities and there are other attractions close by to suit all tastes including the Sub Tropical Gardens of Abbotsbury, fishing trips, fossil hunting at Lyme Regis, horse riding and much more.  The Three Horseshoes and The Marquis of Lorne offers good Dorset food, within walking distance of The Old School House.

Please also click on this link to see Bridge Cottage nearby, for a group booking catering for up to 12 guests in both properties.

Small Group Discount and Short Breaks may be available in the quieter months or last minute. Please contact Toad Hall to discuss your requirements.

Please note that this property will have a Friday change over day in 2019. For any enquiries or bookings please call our office on 01297 443550.


Steps from the parking area lead to a rear door entrance and hallway.  This leads to a big sitting room with sofas, seating, large armchair Woodburner, first basket of logs supplied (October to April), Smart TV, Blue-Ray DVD player, Stereo system and dining table for 8 guests.  Additional access to the rear garden and patio from the lounge.  The Kitchen is equipped with built in double oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, Dolce Gusto machine and microwave.  Breakfast table seats extends to seat eight guests.  Utilty room with washer/dryer and freezer.  Groundfloor W.C.

Stairs to Bedroom 1 with 4ft 6inch double bed.   Bedroom 2 with twin 3ft beds and cot.  Bedroom 3 with with 4ft 6inch double bed and Jack and Jill access to the Family bathroom with shower over bath, W.C. and wash basin.  Bedroom 4 with impressive glass stained windows and views of the village.  Zip & link beds give a choice of super kingsize or twin beds.  Shower room with W.C. and washbasin.


Large expanse of lawn to the front of the property with a private driveway approach.  To the rear of the property is a large walled garden area with private lawn and sunny, full-length patio area, 8 person picnic bench with seating, parasol, BBQ and additional outdoor seating.

Please note that a gardener will attend the property between 5pm and 6pm every Saturday; and that from the entrance gate to the school gate is a footpath, used by the school children and parents to avoid using the road.

Private driveway leads to unlimited parking by the property.

  • Included: All bed linen and towels, (please bring your own beach towels), electricity, WiFi, Oil fired central heating, one high chair, one travel cot.  First basket of logs supplied (October to April).
  • Telephone: Mobile signal very good - 4G coverage.
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets.
  • Local facilities: Two pubs within a very short walk. Beach: West Bay 5 miles.  Shops 4 miles.
  • Short Break Information: Short breaks are available at this property, please call 01297 443550 to book or to find out prices.