A beautifully restored and extended former school house with far-reaching country views.
Follibank is a beautifully modernised and extended former school house, (dating from 1839) now offering in excess of 2,400 sq ft of stylishly appointed accommodation arranged over two floors with ample storage options and useful outbuildings. The property benefits from that new-home feel having been tastefully renovated and restored, and is ready to move into with no onward chain.
Inside there is a welcoming entrance hall with numerous useful storage cupboards and a practical cloaks/utility room leading off. There is a spacious sitting room with feature fireplace and painted wooden panelling, a well-placed study looking out to the front and a versatile second reception room that links between the hallway and kitchen/ breakfast room and would make a perfect snug/tv room or dining room.
The new kitchen/breakfast room extension is the real heart of the home. It beautifully integrates the external wall of the original school building and is fitted with blue and grey painted wooden cabinetry, complemented by Carrara stone work-surfaces and pale oak herringbone flooring. All appliances (Bosch and Zanussi) are new and fully integrated. Huge glass sliding doors overlook the garden and lead onto a timber balcony with steps down to a large black limestone terrace perfect for evening entertaining or summer breakfasts. Additionally to the ground floor is an en suite bedroom ideal for family or guests who may find stairs an issue.
To the first floor is a spacious landing area with storage options. The main bedroom offers a beautiful sense of space, exposed beams, wooden panelling and a freestanding roll-top bath, along with a wash basin and enclosed W.C. From two large windows there are stunning far-reaching views across to the Salisbury Plains. Also on the first floor are two further bedrooms and a stylishly-appointed family bathroom with bath and separate shower, all with wonderful views of the garden.
The property offers spacious, south-facing private gardens with views over the neighbouring fields and farmland towards the famous Iron Age hill fort, Cley Hill. Approached by a pathway to the front or via steps leading off the integral garages to the side, the gardens are well thought out and offer level lawns, a small wooded area, fire pit terrace and entertaining area as well as a spacious garden room with stunning views which would make an ideal home office.
From the garden there is access to the two large garden stores which sit underneath part of the house. There is also a practical garden WC and boiler room. A significant feature, which is subterranean (built into the slope of the garden) is the garage block. Accessed directly by car off the lane to the side of the house via twin electric doors, this versatile space offers huge potential and is ideal for a special car collection and workroom or to sub-divide into further living accommodation (subject to permissions).
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I love the fusion of old and new here, with the retained character of the property's former use as a school house blending seamlessly with the modern extension and contemporary fittings.Matthew Pegler