Around thirty years ago, this substantial building served as the local primary school and comfortably housed around one hundred pupils as they began their educational journey. Set on the edge of this semi-rural Village, students were able to benefit not only from the inside space but also the generous levels of outside grounds that still total around half an acre (subject to measured survey). After a more modern school was created nearby, the building was sold to the current owners who, over a period of many years, transformed the property into the comfortable, warm and spacious home that is available for sale today. In its design, they ensured that the feeling of openness, light and space remained and were able to produce rooms of exceptional proportion throughout. What was the original assembly hall is now a central reception/dining room that spans over 24ft across. A separate sitting room adjoins this area, measuring over 19ft in size and benefitting from an impressive high ceiling with a picture window overlooking the adjoining fields. The smallest of the bedrooms exceeds 14ft in its proportion and the kitchen (after much time and thought applied to its functionality) has been individually created and hand made in Ash. The accommodation is set across the original floor area and in addition to its main living and sleeping spaces, a 25ft utility and a separate office are also available to use. Overall, there is a wonderful blend of practical and flowing accommodation and retained features such as the row of low level sinks within the utility adds to the nostalgia that this building holds. There have also been more modern additions made and most recently, two conservatories both of which boast wood burning stoves and glass roofs have been created and both provide further areas that can overflow into the outdoors. From an ecological and economical perspective, a combination of a full 4kw solar energy system (enjoying the highest rate of fit payments) and a recently added renewable heating system not only provides for an efficient and “greener” lifestyle but also generates a healthy, additional, annual income. As far as the outside is concerned, the frontage allows for multiple parking for vehicles large and small and to the rear, there is a far reaching, mature back garden with outbuildings and sheds (including a sauna house) all of which are complemented by privacy and surrounding fields and farmland. Truly individual, viewing is absolutely essential.
uPVC part glazed front entrance door with double glazed side panels opening to:-
An open, inviting hallway with latched doors opening to the central reception room and cloakroom, panelled ceiling with spotlights inset, double panelled radiator and step leading through to the rear inner hall.
Central Reception/Dining Room
24’2” x 18’ (7.37m x 5.49m)
A fantastic open space (formally used as a classroom and assembly hall) boasting a tall ceiling providing roof storage space. UPVC double glazed window overlooking the front aspect, 2 double panelled radiators, double opening, double glazed doors opening to the conservatory, latched door leading through to the utility (leading on further to the rear rooms and spaces), further latched door to the sitting room and opening leading through to:-
13’ x 12’ (3.96m x 3.66m)
An individually designed, hand made kitchen made from solid Ash Comprising matching wall and base units, matching work-surfaces, inset double sink and drainer with mixer taps, space for range cooker with extractor hood over, tiled splashbacks, integrated fridge and integrated dishwasher, ceramic floor tiling, panelled ceiling with spotlights inset, double glazed radiator, uPVC double glazed window and door to the garden.
19’8” x 18’ (5.99m x 5.49m)
A tranquil room benefitting from a large uPVC double glazed picture window that appreciates the views over the adjoining farmland. There is a tall ceiling and a high level uPVC double glazed window, 2 double panel radiators and a latched door leading through to:-
Single panelled radiator, door opening to airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, panelled ceiling and latched doors leading to all rooms.
17’2” x 13’2” (5.23m x 4.1m)
uPVC double glazed window to side aspect (again appreciating the field views), panelled ceiling, double panelled radiator.
18’ x 10’ (5.49m x 3.05m)
uPVC double glazed window to side aspect (appreciating the field views), panelled ceiling with storage access, double panelled radiator.
14’2” x 9’ (4.32m x 2.74m)
uPVC double glazed window to front aspect, single panel radiator, panelled ceiling.
uPVC double glazed window to front aspect, low level bath, walk-in shower area with full tiling to the walls, WC and wash hand-basin set within a built-in storage/vanity area, double panel radiator, panelled ceiling with spotlights inset.
uPVC double glazed window to front aspect, w.C. And hand washbasin set within a built-in storage/vanity unit, double panel radiator, spotlights inset to panelled ceiling.
19’4” x 7’10” (5.89m x 2.39m) Brick base construction with uPVC double glazed (top opening) windows under a glazed roof. There is a cast iron wood burning stove, tiled flooring, a uPVC double glazed side access door and double opening uPVC double glazed doors leading to the garden. There is access back through to the central reception room and a door leading to:-
uPVC double glazed window overlooking the side aspect, worksurfaces over storage units and ample space for appliances, double panel radiator, Belfast sink, door leading through to the sitting room, floor tiling, panelled ceiling with spotlights inset, part glazed door opening to the side conservatory and door leading to the office. Retaining some history and originality a row of three, individual low level hand washbasins remain in this room.
9’4” x 8’10” (2.84m x 2.69m)
Floor to ceiling window, double panel radiator, panelled ceiling with spotlights inset, high level see through to side.
13’8” narrowing to 9’10” x 14’2” (4.17m narrowing to 3.00m x 4.32m)
Bridging the space between the main building and sauna room, this conservatory has a brick base, uPVC double glazed top opening windows to the side, tiled flooring, a further cast iron wood burning stove, hot and cold water taps, fully glazed roof and floor to ceiling uPVC glazed windows and double opening doors leading to the garden.
13’6” x 11’ (excluding cloakroom) (4.11m x 3.35m excl. Cloakroom)
Made of brick construction. Part glazed double opening patio door to rear garden. Two wall mounted double radiators, wall mounted central heating boiler, wooden flooring, wood panelled walls and ceiling, further window to rear, shower with wall mounted shower, wooden panelled central sauna, sliding door through to cloakroom with WC, wall mounted single panel radiator, wall mounted hand-basin and window to rear aspect.
The property provides a total area of around ½ of an acre of outside space (subject to measured survey). It is approached via a private driveway that extends down to a large, private, open driveway. Gates give both pedestrian and vehicular access around to the back where there is a hard-standing and seating area nearer to the property itself. The garden is largely laid to grass and extends all the way to the end providing a truly generous level of space that incorporates maturing, trees, shrubbery and hedging. There is a greenhouse with power and water, a timber shed which also has power and nearer to the house, there is a covered wood store with two additional sheds built within. Access to the boiler is within the brick-built outhouse.
Sold prices provided by Land Registry
18th Jan 2018