A unique and enchanting family home found on the edge of the sought-after village of Speldhurst
Steeped in local history the Old School House forms a sizeable portion of this unique terrace of four very attractive period properties found on the edge of the highly regarded village of Speldhurst; as the name suggests the property was formerly the local school and was built in 1887 with later additions.
Over the years the property has been extended and updated and currently provides light and spacious accommodation, with tall ceiling heights, that is stylishly and sympathetically presented to enhance the abundance of character on offer.
On entering the entrance hall leads to the cosy sitting room/family room to the front of the house and onto the surprising and impressive double aspect drawing room to the rear; formerly the assembly hall this room enjoys the dramatic vaulted ceiling, a working feature fireplace and a ¾ length window and glazed French doors, providing a wonderful view over, and access directly onto the paved terrace, established gardens and the shared field beyond. The light, bright, kitchen/dining room is fitted with a range of bespoke wall and base units with granite work surfaces. Integrated appliances include a double oven with 5 ring gas hob and extractor fan over, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. The dining area sits under the vaulted part-glazed ceiling and has a set of sliding, bi-folding doors to the rear terrace with further glazed doors opening to a covered decking area. The good-sized, adjoining utility room has fitted units with space for a washing machine, tumble dryer with separate access to the gardens. A cloakroom completes the ground floor.
The first floor is approached via a half landing with ¾ length window showcasing the delightful vista over the gardens and countryside beyond, there is also access to a useful storage area. The generous principal bedroom enjoys plenty of fitted wardrobes, ample room for further furniture and a shower en suite. There are three further double bedrooms and a well-appointed, family bathroom.
Outside: A pedestrian gate opens to the front garden which is mainly laid to lawn with a winding path leading to the front door.
To the rear is a charming and established private garden of some 200 ft with a paved terrace and covered decking, which creates an excellent and well-screened entertaining area. There is a large stretch of lawn with well-planted borders, a mature oak, and fruit trees. A paved path winds along to the rear boundary and right of way over the neighbouring property's rear boundary to access to the newly constructed garages (two en-bloc). Of particular note, at the rear of the garden an iron gate opens onto a shared paddock of which The Old School House owns roughly 1/3 (about 0.6 of an acre).
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Intriguing and enchanting I love the surprises that The Old School House offers; full of character the property offers hints of it's past incarnation if you know where to find them! The garden is wonderful, sizeable but manageable and the shared paddock is such a unique and special asset. Perfect for Speldhurst and Langton Green villages, the good life awaits with wider facilities on the doorstep.Natasha Selbie