A substantial, private and stylishly presented family home in about six acres.
The Old School House is a wonderful family home, stylishly presented with light and airy accommodation, and all set in about 6 acres of thoughtfully arranged gardens and grounds.
Set at the end of a long drive sweeping through the grounds, The Old School House enjoys a south facing and private position. Of distinctive Victorian design, with mellow brick and a mixture of attractive sash and neo-gothic windows, the property is not your stereotypical Old School House conversion, and has the feel of an Old Rectory or spacious farmhouse, both internally and externally.
A main entrance opens to a particularly spacious reception room with fireplace, currently used as a dining room, with arches through to a striking double height library area with mezzanine level. This in turn leads to an impressive triple aspect sitting room, fantastically light, with vaulted ceiling and fireplace. Further rooms of note are the TV room/ snug with wood burner, a study, and the stylish kitchen/breakfast room with French doors out to the garden and to an enclosed courtyard perfect for outside dining.
All bedrooms are on the first floor, with a charming master bedroom with en-suite shower room, three further double bedrooms and family bath/shower room, all linked by a central landing with a desk area at the end. The bedrooms all enjoy views of the surrounding gardens and grounds.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
The Old School House is approached from the south-west, over a long gravelled drive lined with box hedging and ornamental pear trees, sweeping through the grounds to the parking and turning area adjoining the house.
The gardens and grounds are a particularly attractive feature of the property and have been thoughtfully arranged and well maintained, incorporating an automatic irrigation system. Areas of lawn surround the house, with well stocked herbaceous borders including ornamental box, lavender, roses and many other perennials providing plenty of seasonal colour, with a gravelled area off the kitchen to the east. To the south-west of the kitchen is a delightful enclosed courtyard, perfect for outside dining and complete with outside kitchen. To the west of the house is an expanse of lawn, providing a grass tennis court during the summers months. Throughout the grounds are fine native trees including apple, plum, walnut, cherry, peach ash and birch, with established beech hedging on the boundaries which are ring fenced with rabbit proof wire fencing.
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES, WIDER LAND AND OUTBUILDINGS
Conveniently close to the house is the range of stabling, with concrete surface and including four loose boxes, wash room/hay store and tack room, enclosed with post and rails. A short walk from the stables is an impressive full size all weather ménage, enclosed by post and rail and hedging. To the south and north of the main drive are large post and railed paddocks of established grazing. There are excellent hacks from the property, with the Peddars Way and many bridlepaths nearby.
Within the grounds is a useful garage with adjoining store rooms. The land in all totals about 6 acres.
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A lovely approach to a deceptively spacious and good looking house, surrounded by well kept and established gardens and grounds.Ben Rivett