A charming four bedroom late Victorian double fronted detached property set within beautiful garden grounds in a village location.
Schoolhouse was built in 1891 presumably for the principal teacher to the adjacent primary school. Providing excellent family living accommodation, great care has been taken to retain the property's original features, which include decorative cornices in the reception rooms, high ceilings and pitch pine doors. Modern updates to the property include double glazing throughout, a new Grant boiler, a new hot water tank and a new electric switch board. The lime harled stone and slate property which is in excellent order is set in beautiful mature grounds to the south and east with herbaceous borders, climbing Virginia Creeper and Hydrangea adorn the property.
The front door leads to a light and airy entrance vestibule with an original mosaic tiled flooring. A glazed door leads to the wide reception hall, where an attractive staircase leads up to the mezzanine and first floors. The reception hall is generously proportioned with exposed pitch pine doors leading to the three reception rooms and the inner hallway.
The elegant sitting room has an abundance of period features with a high ceiling, southerly views of the garden from a beautiful bay window, ornate cornicing and a striking marble open fireplace is framed on either side by arched alcoves.
Opposite the sitting room is the well proportioned, dual aspect dining room with a feature arched alcove, an ideal space for entertaining.
The third reception room has versatile use as a lounge and has previously been a music room. It is a bright room with dual aspects.
The reception hall leads into the inner hallway, which has pine panelling to dado height where there is a shower room and adjacent utility room with an arched entrance. The utility room houses the new hot water tank and the new Grant central heating boiler is outside.
The spacious dining kitchen lies at the heart of this impressive home. The kitchen has ample space for a dining table and a generous range of white storage and display cabinetry, with wood effect worktops incorporating a ceramic sink. Appliances include an integrated dishwasher, fridge, microwave, double oven and an induction hob.
The beautiful period staircase with ornate iron balustrade, has a large velux window ensuring the mezzanine landing has plentiful natural light. On the mezzanine level the family bathroom features a traditional style, white, three piece suite. The bathroom is also filled with natural light.
On the first floor landing, the original pitch pine doors lead to four generous double bedrooms and a box room. The elegant principal bedroom and bedroom four have fine elevated views over the front garden. Bedrooms two and three are well proportioned rooms, with views across the rear garden.
Completing the first floor is the versatile box room.
Situated in beautifully maintained grounds of about 0.4 acres, Schoolhouse has a sweeping tarred drive lined with mature hedging which sweeps around the house and provides access to the outbuildings and double garage. Featuring an array of mature trees, large areas of lawn are interspersed with beech and privet hedging and well established borders which provide a haven for birds and butterflies.
Attached to the house is a double garage with an electric door, power and light. In addition there is a detached stone and slate bothy which is an ideal workshop space with power and light and there is a further stone log and coal store.
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This property enjoys an elevated position which captures the countryside views beyond.Fiona GormleyProperty agent