Don't be chained to the sink - use the dishwasher!
Keep yourself entertained in the evening with the DVD player
There are 3 bedrooms
Reviews of Old School
The holiday cottage of "Old School" can be found in Dorchester in Dorset. This cottage sleeps 6 people, and has 3 bedrooms. The cottage has the following bedrooms: Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x first floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin. Bathroom with a separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor WC and basin. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with glass-fronted woodburning fire.
Old School is a good size for a family holiday.
These are the reviews for Old School. There are 10 reviews.
The kitchen was well equipped and the welcome pack was a nice surprise. The cottage was beautifully decorated for Christmas which was appreciated, However it would have been nice to have a good supply of bin liners, toilet paper and dishwasher tablets - 2 tablets is not enough for 4 days and 6 people. Seems a bit mean. Also a decent china teapot big enough for 6 mugs would not seem a lot to ask, the glass one provided was for loose tea not for the tea bags provided and was rather small.. The ... Mrs Crewdson (December 2018)
I would say that the simple necessities such as bin bags and toilet paper were not provide and I would of expected when renting a holiday property. But on the whole a lovely cottage with traditional features. Miss Jones (October 2018)
The owners provided comprehensive information for the cottage, including all the appliances. They had provided just about everything we could have asked for, and more. There were some wonderfully thoughtful touches by the owners, such as the welcome basket of crisps, tea, coffee and biscuits, a paint of milk in the fridge, and enough dishwasher tablets for the week. Everything worked at the cottage and seats and beds were comfortable. Mr Stewart (September 2018)
The interior was tastefully decorated and furnished, and the exterior was impressive - one half of an old school house. The rear courtyard was a bit small for general use, but this didn't bother me - we were out most days. The only down side was that the shower in the main bathroom leaked on the last day but one, dripping down into the downstairs bedroom. Fortunately, we were not using the third bedroom, and there was an alternative shower in the second bedroom en-suite. I reported the problem, and the housekeeper replied promptly with a repair man coming out to determine the cause of the leak. I would definitely consider renting this cottage again - it had almost everything to satisfy my requirements. Mr Emson (August 2018)
Very close to Dorchester with all the shops one needs. Mrs Lanting-sluijter (August 2018)
The building it’s self was beautiful, well kept, spacious clean and tidy. The old features kept in the cottage made it all the more appealing, the beams, the original clock face in the entrance and the windows. The only suggestion I have is the beds in the second bedroom (with the on suit)I feel this would of been better as a double bed as we had 2 couples staying and also they were a little uncomfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with everything that you could want to cook and prepare meals. I feel the court yard could of done with being cleaned up a little, it just did not look appealing to sit in, just a tidy of the bushes and a good sweep would of been enough. The house was in a lovely village and was close to all main routes to travel and explore Dorset. The local pub was lovely however a little pricey for drinks and food. Overall we all felt the house was amazing and we would recommend anyone to stay here. This is our second time of booking with Sykes Cottages and we will certainly be doing it again. Mrs Rich (July 2018)
There were cobwebs everywhere, and whilst we were aware that you're going to get spiders/cobwebs in a house in the country, these were not 'fresh' cobwebs. Also, the toilet in the upstairs twin room, and the toilet downstairs were very grotty and looked like they hadn't been cleaned properly in a while. The last thing that was a bit of a let-down was the courtyard outside. Whilst it was accurately described as 'a sunny courtyard to enjoy your morning coffee in', it did not mention the overhanging brambles that my son-in-law had to cut down, so he could walk to the table without getting thorns in his head, nor did it mention that it hadn't been swept for a while so you should probably wear your shoes out there to avoid all the debris of fallen leaves, dead insects and brambles. Mrs Kattner (July 2018)
A bit much the owner stating in the property folder that we could expect spiders & wood lice AS IT WAS AN OLD PROPERTY! But does that really excuse dead bodies of the outdoor wildlife sometimes in piles when furniture is moved? Perhaps whoever cleans the place could do a more thorough job, including the cobwebs? On stripping the beds before departure it was disconcerting to find stains, including bloodstains, on the mattress covers. One surely does not expect to experience such circumstances when paying over £600 per week for the privilege? Mr Martin (June 2018)
Loved the location of this charming cottage in a small, very friendly village. On arrival we found that we couldn't fit two large cars on the off street parking but the charming man who lived opposite invited us to use his drive, which was absolutely fantastic. He then invited us to join him and some locals at the pub as we had arrived in time for their 'First Saturday' meet up, again, that was super as we found out a bit about the local area and where to go for lazy walks across country. This beautiful cottage is full of charactor, with a lovely welcome pack awaiting us. There is very little you would need and not find in the well equiped kitchen which is laid out as a lovely bright and airy social area. The lounge is huge and comfortable with throws ao the back of the settees for if there is a nip in the air but not enough to warrent a fire being put on and has a variety of books for visitors to read and enjoy. We only used the two main upstairs bedrooms which were nicely furnished. The only negative for us would be the comfort of the mattresses in the superking bedroom. Great on size but the mattresses were a little on the light side, where the master bedroom comfort was absolutely assured. Our only othere negative was that though there were enough towels, and they were certainly large enough for the most cuddlesom people around and so very, very soft and fluffy, there wasn't a towel in the downstairs toilet, which would have been nice. To the back of the cottage is a nice smallish yard which is totally private and large enough for six to sit around the garden table. My husband and I sat there for parts of each day and evening, but the favourite place for mum and me to sit during the sunny afternoons was outside the front door, where virtually everyone who passed, whether driving, cyclingor walking, either waved or stopped for a chat. Would we go back again? Absolutely we would, 100% charmed by the cottage and the folk in the village. Mandy S (May 2018)
The old school in West Knighton, Dorset is a wonderful old cottage, comfortable, with lots of character and central in the village. The village itself is lovely olde world and very friendly, with a great pub a very short stroll away. It is also set in a location that is very convenient for visiting local attractions, with a bus service on the doorstep (literally) should one wish to try travelling that way. We did and found it made a pleasant change to driving the car. Thank you very much to the lady looking after the old school for trying so hard to find the missing diary. raymondperring (May 2018)
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