Address: The Old School - High Street
Town/City: West Lydford
Postcode: TA11 7DB
Sale Type: For Sale
Town/City: West Lydford
Postcode: TA11 7DB
Sale Type: For Sale
Property SummarySet within the desirable Somerset village of West Lydford, this striking former school has been sympathetically converted into a wonderful home with an abundance of space whilst retaining its original period features. Believed to date from the late 1800’s and once the village primary school this delightful home is built from mellowed blue lias limestone sitting under a double Roman tile roof and is the perfect village property. The original front door opens into a vestibule with the requisite flagstone floor you would expect. A further original door opens into the magnificent drawing room with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and gothic style stone mullion windows which flood the room with light. A wood burning stove sits within a handsome cut stone fireplace, perfect for relaxing in front of on a winter evening. A graceful staircase leads to a versatile mezzanine area, ideal as a study, snug or occasional bedroom. On the ground floor the light and airy double aspect kitchen with shaker style units, granite worksurfaces and a range of integrated appliances opens into the gorgeous garden room which is the perfect place for a sunny morning coffee as well as entertaining. Also on the ground floor is a spacious room currently used as a third bedroom, with en-suite cloakroom, which could effortlessly accommodate a shower. The history of the building is reflected by the “schoolboys” entrance door giving access to outside which offers flexibility in the use of this room. A second staircase leads to the first floor where the principal bedroom has a “Juliet” balcony overlooking the south facing garden, another perfect spot for morning coffee. A spacious en-suite shower room compliments the principal bedroom. A further double bedroom sits next to a spacious family bathroom. The eaves are home to generous storage space.
Stone walls surround the pretty front garden planted with roses, hydrangeas and an attractive Wisteria climbing along the front of The Old School. The generous driveway is approached via a 5-bar gate which leads to the enclosed rear garden and has parking for several vehicles. A natural stone detached double garage, currently with utility room, cloakroom with stairs leading to the first floor offers huge scope to develop further into ancillary accommodation be that a self-contained guest suite, home office or studio, the possibilities are infinite (subject to the necessary permissions).
The pretty and private rear garden has everything you could wish for of an English country garden with lawn, flowers beds and a multitude of mature shrubs. A decked seating area takes in the afternoon sun with a wild-life pond and pergola, a wonderful place for all the family. In addition, there are two good wooden storage sheds.
West Lydford is a desirable village in the heart of the Somerset countryside with beautiful walks on the doorstep. The village church nestles on the bank of the river Brue which is the most wonderful wild swimming spot with its handsome 17th Century bridge and wide banks, perfect for an afternoon picnic and just a short meander down the hill from The Old School. The local garage has an excellent shop and post office open 7 days a week (shop & garage) and is just a few minutes drive away.
Pretty ancient market towns of Castle Cary and Somerton are close at hand with Castle Cary railway station being on the main line to London Paddington (from 90 mins). This bustling market town with its many attractive and historic buildings is a hub of activity. The main street offers an abundance of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and delicatessens. Market day falls on a Tuesday where fish, organic vegetables and homemade breads are sold on the cobbles in front of the Market House. The Newt Somerset on the edge of Castle Cary, with its stunning gardens, deer park and fabulous dining is a delight to visit. Somerton is just 6 miles with its pretty square, historic Buttercross and is home to the celebrated “Number 28” restaurant and artisan bakery as well as several public houses and a unique “Craft Chocolate Shop”. The town is well served by facilities with a bank, library, doctors and dentist surgery.
The fashionable town of Bruton with the renowned Hauser and Wirth art gallery, popular restaurants including At The Chapel and Osip, with its Michelin star, is only a 20-minute drive. Further afield, yet within easy driving are Bath, Glastonbury, Wells, Bristol, Sherborne, Taunton and Yeovil. The A303, just 6 miles to the south, makes travel to London or Cornwall a breeze.
Schools - many of the area's outstanding independent schools are within easy commuting distance including Millfield, Kings Bruton, Bruton School for Girls, Hazelgrove, All Hallows Prep, Sherborne, Wells Cathedral School and Downside. The local state primary school at nearby Keinton Mandeville and the state secondary school at Ansford are both rated 'Good' by Ofsted. Strode College in Street offers an abundance of courses.
Services Mains water, electricity, drainage, oil fired central heating, ultra-fast broadband.
Local Authority Mendip District Council
Council Tax Band
EPC Band E
Directions TA11 7DB
From the A303 Podimore roundabout proceed up the A37 for approximately 5 miles to Lydford-On-Fosse traffic lights. Continue straight over and take the second left into West Lydford, crossing the River Brue continue up the hill where The Old School will be found on the left-hand side.
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- Pretty Period Property
- Desirable Somerset Village
- Detached Annex/Guest Suite/ Office Potential
- Light Airy Spacious Living
- Flexible Accommodation
- Landscaped Garden
Guide Price £750,000enquire now
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