Old School House

Swanage, Dorset

  • 4 Star Gold

You can book this property from:

  • £528 per week
  • £75 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Previously forming part of St. Marks Primary School, this substantial Victorian building dating back to 1855 was recently converted as part of a prestigious development along with 3 other cottages.

Finished to a very high standard throughout, this stunning and spacious property has been sympathetically transformed incorporating contemporary modern design alongside original features including vaulted high ceiling and stunning tall windows.

The Old School House lies in a Conservation Area in one of the oldest parts of Swanage and is approximately one mile from the town centre; a traditional and charming seaside resort with lovely Victorian pier and sandy beach.

Bell Street is a quiet road with a village feel. From the top of the road you can access miles of beautiful countryside including the South West Coastal Path which follows the iconic Jurassic Coast. Turn left out of the house and within a couple of minutes’ walk you have the benefit of a pub, restaurants and convenience stores.

Enter through the original and substantial front door and into a large porch area with flagstone floor and plenty of space for boots and coats.

There’s plenty of space to relax in the large and sumptuous open plan galleried living area. The vaulted ceiling with beams, dual aspect tall windows create a light and spacious room. The well-equipped kitchen with every amenity needed for a get away break sits at the rear of the room overlooking the church next door.

Downstairs there’s also a large shower room and separate utility room with washer/dryer, with sumptuous robes for guests use.

A spiral staircase leads to a quirky mezzanine level that overlooks the living room. Upstairs is the double bedroom with vaulted ceiling, beams and tall window looking towards the church. The beautifully furnished en-suite bathroom allows you to relax in a bath of bubbles in style.

An enclosed, sunny rear garden has been thoughtfully presented with a sun deck complete with loungers, fire pit with BBQ grill, flower bed and pretty potted plants. Limestone flagstones throughout makes it a useable space all year round.

There’s also the added bonus of an allocated off-road parking space leading from the garden.

Bedroom: stylish double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with full suite

Bathrooms: ground floor shower room

Open plan living area: with 2 large sofas, traditional style radiators, surround sound system that links to a Smart TV, and wall projector plus a record player for fans of vinyl

Kitchen/dining area: contemporary design with breakfast bar, electric hob and oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, kitchen aid food mixer and processor, Nutribullet, and large wooden dining table

Utility room: washer/dryer and ceiling mounted drying rack

Linen & towels provided: please bring your own beach towels

WiFi: included

Fuel: gas central heating

Garden: enclosed rear garden with lockable gate, BBQ fire pit and table with seating plus sun loungers

Parking: allocated off road parking for one car; an additional visitors’ space may be available

Children: not suitable for babies or children

Pets: sorry, no pets allowed


The cottage was of a very high standard, well appointed and with a lovely garden. Local pub with good food and Indian restaurant/takeway also excellent - a 2 minute walk. Local shop has everything you need. The property is ideally located to explore Dorset. Easy walk into town within 30 minutes.

Ms Hilary B,

a beautiful property! A perfect retreat for couples, I loved it

Previous Customer,