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A wonderful opportunity to purchase a unique property in this pretty, rural village. This fabulous converted detached School House is full of many unique and charming features with gardens and ample parking.
Detached, character property with rural views
Stunning living room
Galleried dining room
Two double bedrooms
Mezzanine / potential third bedroom
Planning permission for fourth bedroom
Utility, shower room and cloakroom
Gardens and parking
Bampton c. 3 miles, Tiverton, c. 10 miles
Oakford is a pretty village with a lovely old Parish Church and village hall which lies just three miles from Bampton, a charming country village providing a good range of amenities including shops, pubs and a doctor's surgery. The larger market town of Tiverton lies ten miles to the south with an excellent range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities. There is dual carriageway access to Junction 27 of the M5 motorway and Tiverton Parkway mainline station which provides regular intercity services to London (Paddington 2 hours). This whole area is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty with the Exmoor National Park some three miles to the north with its beautiful deep wooded valleys and heather moors ideal for country pursuits such as riding, walking, fishing and shooting.
The Old School House was built c.1842 as the village school and was extended c. 1880, when a second classroom was built. It closed in the Jubilee year and first became a home in 1986/7 with a more recent extension in 2008. Built of local stone under a slate roof, the property has been most sympathetically converted to provide a unique home with spacious living accommodation and retaining many character features including vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, stone mullion windows, pine latch doors, stone fireplace, oak staircase, the original sliding classroom doors and the original school pine floor.
A gothic style oak front door leads into the impressive living room with vaulted ceiling and wooden flooring, stone fireplace with multi-fuel woodburning stove, stone mullion windows with the original part wood and glazed sliding doors. Galleried dining room with wooden flooring, door to a storage room and stairs lead up to the mezzanine floor, an ideal study or optional third bedroom with lovely rural views through a full height window. Kitchen/ breakfast room with a range of fitted cupboards with granite worksurfaces and incorporating a Belfast sink, electric range cooker with gas hob, space for dishwasher, fridge/freezer, ceramic tiled floor with under floor heating. Part glazed double doors lead out to the rear garden and parking area. Utility room with tiled floor, space and plumbing for washing machine, shower room and a separate cloakroom. The first floor landing leads to the master bedroom with oak beams, vaulted ceiling and rural views. En-suite bathroom comprising a panelled bath with shower over, basin, WC and heated towel rail. Bedroom two is accessed off the living room, a double aspect room with a door to outside.
Planning permission exists to extend the adjoining storage room into a possible fourth bedroom. For further information contact the selling agent or visit www.planning.middevon.gov.uk using the reference 17/01802/House.
From the kitchen, glazed double doors lead to the rear of the property, a paved terrace and mature surrounding gardens enclosed by stone walling and interspersed with well established shrubs including a lovely Magnolia tree, Rhodedendrum and climbing shrubs. The entrance drive gives ample parking for several cars. Boiler house with exterior Baxi propane gas-fired boiler.
Please see the floor plan for the dimensions. The internal photos have been taken with a wide angle lens to show more of the rooms.
From Bampton proceed out of the town on the B3227 in the South Molton direction for about 1 mile. At the Black Cat Junction proceed over the river bridge which crosses the River Exe, following the signs for South Molton and continue up the valley for approximately 1 mile and turn left signed for Oakford. Proceed into the village, passing the sign for the village hall on the right, continue up the hill and the property will be found in the centre of the village on the right hand side, just after the memorial cross.
Mains electricity, water and drainage connected. Propane gas-fired central heating.