The Little School, Toller Porcorum Holiday Cottage, Dorset

The Little 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.

Originally converted from part of The Old School, The Little School was primarily the Infant Classroom and latterly 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.

There is a shared laundry room with a washing machine and tumble dryer which is coin operated, and there is a washing line by the apple tree in the garden. There is also a garden with garden furniture to the rear of the property. Please feel free to have a barbeque if you wish. There is off road parking and your electricand bed linen are included in the price.


Beaminster is a small town in West Dorset which retains a village feel and is located at the head of the valley of the River Brit. The town is home to the Beaminster Festival, an annual event of music and art. This is usually a 9 day event held in late June and 2013 will see its 18th year. Recently, West Dorset has been voted the most popular area of outstanding natural beauty by the readers of National Country Walking Magazine. Now you can explore the area in the company of Llamas with guided Trekking, Rambling and Walking Tours with UK Llamas based just outside of Beaminster. Or try your hand at disc golf at Whitcombe Disc Golf Course, where the British Open Disc Championship has been held. Just think of playing golf but with a frisbee! Famous faces you may see in the town include Martin Clunes who has now been a resident of the area for many years.


For eating out there are several choices. Most notable perhaps, is the Wild Garlic which is run by Mat Follas, the winner of BBC Masterchef a few years back. For a quicksnack why not drop into the Ann Day Gallery and Coffee Shop, miximg art with a good cup of tea and cake.

Prices and Booking

Prices from £250 in the low season to £490 in the high season

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