The property is situated in the small village of Templeton with parish church and parish hall/social club. This part of Devon, between Tiverton and Exmoor, is unspoilt but very accessible. It is an area of rolling countryside intersected by small wooded valleys and fields, enclosed by old Devon hedgebanks. The area is renowned for country sports and pursuits, with the Exmoor National Park approximately 10 miles to the north, and North Devon with its rugged coast and popular beaches accessible via the A361.
The villages of Nomansland and Rackenford are nearby, with churches, excellent village pubs, and community shop in Rackenford. The Masons Arms at Knowstone, about 5 miles, has a renowned restaurant with a Michelin Star.
Tiverton is an old market town with a historic castle, on the banks of the River Exe. There are several supermarkets, a wide range of shops, a district hospital, a sports centre and an 18 hole golf course. There are schools for all ages and in Tiverton there is Blundell's Public School, which offers discounts to local pupils.
The area is very accessible with easy access along the A361 to the M5 motorway at junction 27. Beside J27 is Tiverton Parkway Railway Station with fast trains to London Paddington taking approximately 2 hours. The airports of Exeter and Bristol are within an easy driving distance.DESCRIPTION
The Old School House, which is not listed, once served as the village school until its closure in 1946. The 1870 Education Act meant that children were obliged to attend school and so in 1875 the school was founded for 50 children, boys and girls and consisted of just one schoolroom.
It is constructed of natural stone faced elevations with cut stone quoins beneath a slate roof. It retains many of its original Victorian Gothic architectural features, including stone mullioned windows and vaulted ceilings. Planning consent has been granted for the conversion of the building into a residential dwelling and it is currently under construction. It is being sold as a part completed conversion with major works already undertaken.ACCOMMODATION
The approved plans provide conversion of the building into a two bedroom property over two floors comprising :- on the ground floor - entrance hall/boot room (or cloakroom), open plan kitchen, dining and living area with large feature window with glazed doors opening onto a South facing enclosed garden and a bath/shower room (this could be a garden room/office with fully glazed arch topped door to the garden). A winding feature staircase, with storage under, rises to the first floor which comprises two bedrooms, airing cupboard, galleried landing and bath/shower room.
There is further scope to amend the approved plans to suit individual tastes
eeds, for example, to include a third bedroom subject to any necessary planning consents.OUTSIDE
Enclosed South facing garden area at the rear and parking area for two cars at the front.VIEWING
Strictly by appointment through the agents please.DIRECTIONS
From Tiverton follow Rackenford Road to Calverleigh. Go past the Rose and Crown and the village hall turning and take the first turning on your left signposted Templeton. Continue on that road and at Calverleigh Cross bear right signposted Templeton. You will pass the village hall on your left hand side. At Templeton Cross turn left signposted Templeton and continue into the village. You will pass a red telephone box on your left hand side and just past this, around the corner, the property will be found on your left hand side.SERVICES
Mains electric and water.PLANNING
Mid Devon District Council. Ref - 18/01005/FULL.