A charming and spacious detached house with lovely views, in sought after North Bovey.
The Old School is, as its name implies, a converted stone-built former school offering light-filled accommodation arranged over two floors, and is sensitively extended and modernised to combine the amenities of modern living with retained character charm.
Featuring attractive exposed wooden flooring throughout, the ground floor accommodation is accessed from a welcoming, large reception hall with double front doors, a galleried landing above and useful storage. The accommodation includes a large 23 ft. triple aspect drawing room with a neighbouring en suite bathroom, fitted with a contemporary bath and a separate walk-in shower. This reception room could also be used as a third bedroom with an en suite, if required. There is also a very spacious dual aspect sitting room with an open fireplace. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a well-proportioned kitchen/breakfast room with a range of fitted units, wooden worktops, a Rangemaster cooker, modern integrated appliances, a walk-in pantry and a neighbouring fitted utility room and shower room. On the first floor, a galleried landing leads to two spacious double bedrooms. The principal bedroom has a modern en suite bathroom with a bath and separate walk-in shower, whilst the second bedroom has an en suite shower room.
The Old School is approached through a pedestrian gate set into low-level stone walling over a central paved path to the front door, flanked by an area of level lawn and well-stocked cottage flowerbeds. Accessed through double wooden gates, a rear gravelled driveway offers private parking for multiple vehicles and leads to a pretty, walled courtyard garden to the rear; featuring a paved terrace which provides the perfect place for al fresco dining and entertaining.
The picturesque village of North Bovey has a central village green, church and popular public house, The Ring of Bells, whilst the nearby town of Moretonhampstead provides a wider selection of local facilities. The village is set in the heart of the rugged beauty of the Dartmoor National Park, which offers unrivalled opportunities for walking, cycling, riding and other outdoor pursuits.
The cathedral city of Exeter is just 15 miles away and has one of the best universities in the country, excellent cultural and recreational facilities, numerous cafés, restaurants and very good shopping including the Princesshay shopping centre, John Lewis, IKEA and a variety of supermarkets including Waitrose.
Communication links are excellent: the A38 provides links to Plymouth, the M5 motorway at Exeter and the national motorway network. Exeter St. Davids station offers regular services to London Paddington, with some journeys taking just over two hours. Exeter International Airport provides a range of flights to domestic and international destinations.
The area offers a good range of state schooling including Moretonhampstead Primary School and Torquay's grammar schools, together with a wide selection of noted independent schools including Stover, Sands, St. Christophers Staverton, Exeter Cathedral School, The Maynard and Exeter School.
From Exeter follow the B3212 for almost 13 miles to Moretonhampstead, then turn left onto Pound Street. Continue onto North Bovey Road and after a mile and a half, arrive in the village. The Old School is on the left in an elevated position overlooking the village green.Read all
- Approximately 2,233 sq. ft.
- Flexible accommodation
- Large rooms
- Very highly sought-after North Bovey position
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