Description to folow
If travelling approaching the A49 in Craven Arms take the A488 as for Clun. In Clun take the left turn for The Castle, following the signs for Knighton A488 and Newtown B4368. Cross the bridge then bear right immediately. Continue for about three miles and on entering Newcastle pass The Crown Inn Public House at the end of the village turn right at a small crossroads into Church Road. Pass the village school and the entrance to The Old School will be found after a few hundred yards on the left hand side identified by stone pillars to the tarmacadam driveway entrance which leads up to the house.
The Old School House is located on the outskirts of this Shropshire village and enjoys a beautiful southerly outlook across the valley and unspoilt countryside. Nearby, in the village, is a primary school and community centre with bowling club together with traditional public house. The larger community of Clun has a range of local shops and more extensive facilities and is just three miles away and the famous Offa’s Dyke Pathway is just half a mile distant. For those concerned with travel further afield the popular and well served towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury are about 20 and 25 miles distant respectively, both having rail connections for the Manchester/Piccadilly line.
The Old School House is understood to date from about 1830 and is an impressive stone built structure which was most imaginatively and substantially remodelled internally in the early 2000s. The architect designed conversion has created a superb blend of contemporary design and traditional period features which has been converted to a particularly high standard. The accommodation includes two principal reception rooms capable of being opened into one 50’ area, ideal for entertaining and which to one end features a 21’ high ceiling with original exposed timbers. Other features include a superb master bedroom with luxury ensuite and a children’s bedroom with living space and suspended bed.
In more detail, this outstanding property which can only be appreciated by a full internal inspection, comprises:-
ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Enclosed Entrance Porch with panelled front door, quarry tiled floor, side window and attractive ledge and braced door to
4.47m (14' 8") x 4.17m (13' 8")
with old quarry tiled red and black patterned floor, wall light points, period pine shuttering to the west window, radiator and fireplace with polished stone surround, mantel and slate hearth. Large pull up hatch with access to the cellar, 4’ 8’’ wide doorway through to
OUTSTANDING LIVING SPACE
of overall maximum dimensions 50’ 9’’ x 17’ 7’’. A quite remarkable room, perfect for a large scale entertaining but which can be sub-divided by extra wide glazed doors into two separate areas if required. The Dining Room 17’ 9’’ x 17’ 5’’ (maximum) has a Nestor Martin oil fired cast iron wood burning effect stove, two period style radiators, two windows with glorious southerly aspect and wonderful views across the valley and superb light oak boarded floor with matching skirtings. Down lighters together with ceiling light points. The living area is about 27’ 7’’ x 17’ 6’’ has matching flooring together with an impressive 21’ high pitched ceiling with exposed roofing frame and timbers. 11’ high window to the gable end together with two south windows with beautiful views. Velux roof light, second pair of double doors returning to the dining room. Fitted adjustable bookcases, three period style radiators, uplighter and pendant light points.
8.99m (29' 6") x7' 6"
A beautifully light area with large double glazed screen and door to the exterior. Two rear windows, additional double glazed door to rear terrace and two roof lights. Polished stone floor, down lighters and Scandinavian style radiators. To one wall is a polished stone work top with two steel inset sinks and mixer tap together with AEG ceramic hob. Stainless steel upstand whilst the solid oak fronted units comprise a good range of drawers together with dishwasher and storage cupboard. Opposite and finished in a contrasting egg yolk yellow colour are the floor to ceiling units with easy clean semi-gloss finish and which give access to massive of storage space together with large fridge freezer, separate freezer, pull-out bin store and AEG Competence double oven with pull-out basket drawers below. Open fronted shelving suitable for microwave, coffee machine etc. Extractor, down lighting, adjustable spot lights to working area.
REAR HALL/BOOT/UTILITY ROOM
3.76m (12' 4") x 2.39m (7' 10")
with worktop, deep steel sink with mixer tap, cupboards and drawers, spaces for washing machine and dryer, wall cupboards, feature former bread oven, quarry tiled floor, door to outside, coat hooks and free standing Worcester oil fired central heating boiler.
SHOWER ROOM AND W.C.
with white Roca suite comprising large pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, W.C., radiator, extractor and shower cubicle, fully tiled with glazed door. Towel warmer.
4.09m (13' 5") x 2.97m (9' 9")
with attractive pine boarded floor and two windows both with period pine shuttering together with beautiful south and westerly views. Former fireplace with fitted book selves either side of chimney breast.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR
with light oak staircase and boarded floor, matching handrail and glass safety panel to stairwell. Two windows, Scandinavian style radiator, down lighting.
4.32m (14' 2") x 4.22m (13' 10") (approx.)
a most interesting room with 14’ high pitched ceiling with exposed ceiling with exposed roof trusses and timbers, polished boarded floor, side window to the end of one wall looking down over the living room below. Up lighting, large built in double wardrobe with light and high level solid door again opening over the living room. Luxury Ensuite Bath/Shower Room and W.C. in white and comprising, fully tiled shower cubicle with two adjustable shower heads, glazed door, light and extractor. Large Roca pedestal wash basin with Grohe mixer tap, close coupled W.C. and sunken enamelled bath with mixer. Radiator, towel warmer, large window, down lighting, wall mirror and mirrors.
3.40m (11' 2") x 3.28m (10' 9")
ideal for a teenager having a living space to the main area which has radiator, window and velux room light and a ship’s ladder to a suspended futon bed above with glass safety screen.
4.19m (13' 9") x 3.00m (9' 10")
with dual aspect both windows having beautiful views, pine boarded floor, radiator.
4.47m (14' 8") x 3.25m (10' 8")
with two windows to west, pine floor, radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM AND W.C.
2.95m (9' 8") x 2.84m (9' 4")
with wooden flooring and white Roca suite comprising large wash basin with mixer, W.C. and wood panelled Bette Bath with mixer and shower attachment. Radiator, towel warmer, wall light points and large linen cupboard. Extractor, down lighters and two wall light points.
The front boundary to the property is of stone walling and a pair of stone piers at one end allow access onto the tarmacadam driveway which leads onto a wide gravelled terrace which is bordered by a small lawn, beech tree hedging to the lane side and small lavender bushes. There are wide stone steps at the other end leading to a personal access to the other end of the boundary. The front terrace also serves as vehicular access to the large parking/turning area which also serves the Detached Garage/Workshop Outbuilding which measures 18’ x 19’ (overall exterior) and which has a timber sliding door to the garage section off which is a useful workshop and tool store. Light and power. Adjacent is a substantial carport/log/trailer store. Extending north to the far end of the driveway is an attractive gravelled terrace with stone edged flower and shrub beds and is a lovely sitting out area.
Mains electricity, mains water (is it a septic tank or mains drainage TBC), oil fired central heating.
Shropshire County Council
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