Nether Compton, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4QA | Property for sale | Savills
261.99 sq m
Guide price £1,195,000(72,236,759 EGP)

Nether ComptonSherborne, Dorset, DT9 4QA

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2024
  • Just 4.5 miles to the fine Abbey town of Sherborne
  • Beautiful old village school stylishly converted
  • Refurbished to a high standard
  • Spacious elegant reception rooms
  • Large stone terrace and superb gardens
  • Mature trees, kitchen garden and greenhouse
  • Lovely oak framed covered dining area with terrace

Most handsome and stylishly converted listed Grade II former school in this ever popular Dorset village.

About this property

  • The Old School has handsome predominantly ashlar elevations under a mainly slate roof with an attractive crenellated front elevation. The property was originally the schoolmaster's house and school and a shield over the front door reads Nether and Over Compton National School 1843.

    The property was originally converted and significantly further altered and improved by the present owners now providing stylish, spacious and characterful accommodation over two floors. There are some particularly nice rooms including the sitting room or library with stripped wood floor, bookcases and fine stone fireplace, spacious reception/dining hall with stone floor and double height ceiling, void with oak staircase and gallery. From the hall beautiful oak double doors open to a well appointed kitchen with AGA and central island, with double doors out to the terrace. Adjacent to this is the panelled dining room. A cosy snug with wood burning stove lies beyond and a utility room and cloakroom complete the downstairs accommodation.

    On the first floor is the gallery with fine oak balustrade and stained glass school windows, four bedrooms with character and two bathrooms. The house has been refurbished to a very high standard with oak doors and of particular note are the low energy credentials for a building of this age now being heated by a ground source heat pump.

    Outside
    To the front of the property the garden is enclosed by railings, with paving and well stocked beds. The majority of the gardens, which are a superb feature, are located to the rear of the property and are surrounded by a stone wall.

    Immediately to the rear of the house is a large stone terrace leading to a lawn dissected by a stone path, beyond which smart estate fencing divides the rear garden. To the rear is a kitchen garden and greenhouse, mature trees shrubs and plants and a particularly lovely oak framed covered dining area with terrace.

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The recently incorporated oak joinery particularly appeals to me and complements this lovely old building

Ashley RawlingsProperty agent

Local information

  • The Old School as one would expect is situated in the heart of Nether Compton which is a delightful and sought after village.
  • A thriving village where attractive local stone period cottages and houses dominate as well as the fine parish church of St Nicholas, The Griffins Head public house, an active village hall and the charming village green.
  • The fine nearby Abbey town of Sherborne and the larger regional centre of Yeovil provide an excellent variety of shopping, educational and recreational facilities.
  • Communications in the area include mainline railway services at Sherborne and Yeovil Junction to London Waterloo or Yeovil Penn Mill to Weymouth and Bristol.
  • The A303 can be joined to the north at Wincanton and this provides a route to London/Home Counties along the M3.
  • Sporting facilities in the area include golf courses at Sherborne and Yeovil, sailing at Sutton Bingham Reservoir, horse racing at Exeter, Wincanton and Bath and other water sports can be enjoyed to the south along the Dorset coastline.
  • The area is extremely well served by independent schools with Sherborne Preparatory School, Sherborne School and Sherborne Girls, Leweston School, Hazelgrove, Perrott Hill and Port Regis all being within reach.

Additional information

  • Council Tax Band G
  • Mains electricity, water and drainage. Ground source heating.
  • Please note that the working condition of any of the services or kitchen appliances have not been checked by
  • the agents but at the time of taking particulars we were informed they were all in working order.
  • Directions: From Sherborne proceed along the A30 dual carriageway and take the right hand turning signposted to Nether Compton. Proceed down the hill into the centre of the village where you will find The Old School on your right hand side. Post Code DT9 4QA.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G