A 19th Century former school house, with large gardens & parking, situated in the popular village of Staple Fitzpaine. Fitted Kitchen & Utility, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Downstairs Shower Room, 3 Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Gardens to the Front & Rear, Gravelled Courtyard Providing Parking for Approx. 4 Vehicles, EPC Band E.
The Old Schoolhouse is set in beautiful Somerset countryside on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, which are designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is superbly positioned for those with walking and riding interests with miles of footpaths and bridleways in the immediate surrounding area. Staple Fitzpaine is a popular village which offers a public house/restaurant and church. The nearby villages of Thurlbear, West Hatch, Stoke St Mary and Hatch Beauchamp between them have a combination of excellent primary schools and a garage. Taunton, the county town, is only 5 miles away and provides an extensive range of shopping, schools, a theatre, County Cricket Ground and Racecourse. The area also has excellent communication links to the rest of the country with junction 25 of the M5 on the outskirts of Taunton which also has a mainline railway station.Description
This centuries old former schoolhouse retains much of its original character and enjoys well-presented and well-proportioned accommodation arranged over two floors. The house has an attractive facade with part blue lias and rendered elevations under a pitched tiled roof. The accommodation includes an entrance hallway, good sized sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room and downstairs shower room. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, two having built-in wardrobes, and a modern bathroom suite.
Outside there are gardens to the front and rear of the property, which are mainly laid to lawn with shrub and flower borders. The rear garden again is of a good size and is also laid to lawn with a deep paved patio area, which is surrounded by well stocked herbaceous borders with gravelled pathways and a timber built workshop. There is also an enclosed gravel parking area with a 5 bar gate providing access to the village road.Accommodation
Front door toEntrance Hallway
With turning staircase to first floor. Panelled door toSitting Room (16'1" x 15'9")
Centred upon an open fireplace with stone hearth, multi-pane glazed window with seat to front and door to under stairs cupboard. Door toDining Room (9'1" x 15'11")
With rear aspect window, door to rear garden and open fireplace recess with inset wood burning stove, stone surround and hearth. Door toKitchen (12'9" x 11'7")
The kitchen is fitted with a range of matching wall and base units, with plumbing and space for a dishwasher, space for fridge freezer, roll edge work surfaces with inset electric hob, built in stainless steel extractor over, inset 1.5 bowl sink unit, dual aspect double glazed windows and a built in double oven. Multi-pane glazed door toUtility Room (77 x 91)
With plumbing and space for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, work surfaces and external door to the front. Door toShower Room
With enclosed tiled shower cubicle, low level WC, wash hand basin, oil fired central heating boiler and heated towel rail.First Floor Landing
With double glazed window to side and hatch to roof space. Door toMaster Bedroom (15'2" x 9'4")
With window to front.Bedroom 2 (9'11" x 10'10")
Rear aspect window and built in wardrobe with shelf and hanging space.Bedroom 3 (9'3" x 9'8")
Window to front and door to storage cupboards.Bathroom
Fitted with a 3 piece suite comprising a panelled bath with shower attachment, pedestal washbasin and low level WC, glazed window to rear and door to airing cupboard.Outside
To the front of the property the garden is enclosed by timber picket fencing and mature conifer hedging. The garden is laid to lawn with a gravelled pathway leading to the front entrance door where there are also well stocked herbaceous borders. At the side of the property there is a vegetable garden, with a12' x 8' aluminium greenhouse and a wooden double workshop with electric lights and power. There is off road parking accessed via a 5 bar gate from the village road, enclosed by mature hedging with steps leading up to a large paved patio area. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn surrounded by well stocked herbaceous borders.Directions
From Taunton take the B3170 heading towards Corfe. Just after crossing the motorway turn left, signposted to Staple Fitzpaine. Continue into the village and just after the Greyhound Inn, turn left and the entrance to The Old School House can be found on the right hand side.