A substantial family property offering immense versatility and potential, set in grounds of about 8.75 acres.
Situated in a country lane setting, Old School Farm is a wonderfully versatile property comprising a substantial former school house in excess of 4,900 sq ft, a separate garage block with a two bedroom first floor flat and a detached weather boarded cottage in need of modernisation.
The main house dates from 1837 and features mellow ragstone elevations with views over the gardens and orchard from most rooms. Reception rooms include a dual aspect sitting room, a formal dining room and a study. Of particular note is the most impressive drawing room and adjoining recreation room which would have been the original school rooms and still retain the excellent proportions and ceiling heights ranging from 13ft - 17ft. These rooms, ideal for entertaining, can be divided by concertina doors, with one having an old wood burning stove and one with an open fireplace and doors leading to a useful store room, two side halls and a WC.
The light and airy kitchen/breakfast room has bespoke fitted maple cupboards complemented by granite and wood surfaces. Appliances are available by separate negotiation. A door leads out to the southerly-facing terrace.
There are four good sized bedrooms, including the main bedroom with a dressing room and en suite bathroom with Amtico flooring and Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware, a family bathroom and an en suite shower room.
To the north-east of the house lies the double garage block with clock tower. Above the garaging is a very adaptable two bedroom flat of over 1,660 sq ft, ancillary to the main house, it provides two reception rooms, two bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, bathroom, separate WC and wooden steps with handrail to substantial attic storage spanning the length of the building.
The former cook's house, is a pretty weatherboard cottage incorporating a sitting room/studio, bedroom and shower room with electric shower, all in need of modernisation.
Old School Farm is approached via electric double gates opening to a block paved driveway with plenty of parking and a spur leading around to the front of the house.
A further shared private road gives access to the grounds and adjacent gardens which total 8.75 acres, featuring a Catalpa, Worcester apple trees and an area of grazing. There is a pond, several greenhouses and an open sided barn which is used as a log store.
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I think this is such a versatile property, with the main house offering almost 5,000 sq ft of family accommodation, the separate two bedroom flat and the opportunity to make the most of the charming cook's house.Duncan PetrieProperty agent