11th Aug 2017
14th Jan 2018
- Listing status: sale
- Country: England
A unique opportunity to purchase an impressive converted three/four bedroom former School, which meets exacting specifications and occupies a central village location.
The former School was built in 1867. At that time, the vicar of St Issey Church achieved his ambition of educating the children of the Parish by having the School established.
The property is built of traditional Cornish stone, transported by local farmers who gave their support to bring the stone from Tredinnick Quarry. It is surmounted by a natural slate roof.
An Koth Skol (the old School in Cornish) has living accommodation on both ground and first floor levels. The ground floor accommodation has been arranged with a magnificent living room/day room measuring in excess of 38" x 17". This room is considered to be an excellent family/entertaining room and is arranged as ‘zoned spaces’ with a sitting area at one end, dining area in the centre and kitchen to the other end. It offers an enamel wood burning stove, impressive arched windows to both gable ends and three further windows overlooking the rear garden. This room has free standing hand built and painted units providing an entertaining kitchen space. It comprises a centre island and Belfast sink units, both with hand finished oak work surfaces.
To the rear of the day room is a feature-arched door giving access to a working kitchen with further hand built units, electric oven and four-ring ceramic hob and tall fridge/freezer. A set of double doors from the day room gives access to a further lounge room.
Two staircases give access to the three double bedrooms at first floor level, the master bedroom has a contemporary en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms with feature internal port hole windows give vistas to the space below and external views across the moor and St Issey Chuch. All three bedrooms have Velux windows enjoying far reaching views to open countryside, the village and delightful glimpses of the church and its grounds.
The former School has been sympathetically renovated with a particular regard for retaining many of the original character features. The property boasts original window openings, original doors, original fireplaces with newly installed multi-fuel wood-burning stoves, oil fired central heating, contemporary hand finished kitchens and bathroom, landscaped gardens, covered hardwood patio, parking for six plus vehicles and planning consent has been applied for a detached double garage.
An Koth Skol sits in generous landscaped gardens located centrally in the village, backing onto the village church and grounds. To the front elevation can be found three feature-raised planters with 60 topiary shrubs and feature granite obelisk. To the rear of the property are four further raised planting beds.
Viewing is strongly recommended to appreciate the qualities this property has to offer.
The Village of St Issey is located equidistant between Padstow and Wadebridge and boasts a village Church, Primary School and the Ring o'Bells public house.
The harbour town of Padstow is famed for its superb range of restaurants, shops and quaint harbour, whilst the former market of Wadebridge offers more extensive shopping facilities, Secondary School and Sixth Form.
Bodmin Parkway and the airport at Newquay are both within 12 miles respectively offering regular links to the capital.
Accommodation with all measurements being approximate:
Character arched front entrance door into:
Entrance hallway - 7' x 7' (2.13m x 2.13m) With window to side, central heating radiator, slate tiled floor, power points, four recessed ceiling lights, built-in cupboard housing electricity consumer unit, Duchy alarm control panel, exposed feature stone walls and painted panelling below, door to living room/day room (see later) and arched door to:
Lounge - 17' 5" x 14' 11" (5.31m x 4.55m) Single aspect room with window to front elevation, feature recessed arched fireplace with brick surround, slate hearth with inset Monaco enamel multi-fuel wood-burning stove with slate mantle over, personal door to patio area, power points, television point, ten recessed ceiling lights double door into:
Living room/day room - 38' 2" x 17' 7" (11.63m x 5.36m) Delightfully spacious open plan triple aspect room with feature arched windows to both end elevations and three further windows to side elevation. Feature fireplace with inset feature Monaco enamel multi-fuel wood burning stove with slate hearth, two double cupboards with shelving, further cupboard with deep shelving, hand built freestanding base unit with inset Belfast sink with hand finished oak worksurface over, freestanding island unit with oak work surface over, twenty low voltage recessed ceiling lights, three feature ceiling lights over island unit, three central heating radiators, television point, power points, feature arched door into:
Kitchen - 14' Max x 11' 10" (4.27m x 3.61m) With personal door and window to side giving access to the rear of the property, hand built freestanding unit housing built in oven with four ring halogen hob over, hand built freestanding unit with inset Belfast sink, walk-in pantry, slate tiled floor, door to:
Inner lobby - Giving access to:
Cloakroom - Contemporary unit housing wash hand basin with storage under and cupboard to side, concealed cistern low level wc, central heating radiator, tiled floor, two recessed ceiling lights, sun spot providing natural light, extractor fan.
Boiler room - Housing Grant oil fired central heating boiler with Megaflow pressurised hot water system, two timing controls, tiled floor.
Stairs from livng room/day room give access to:
First floor landing - With two feature spotlights.
Bedroom two - 14' 8" x 10' 8" (4.47m x 3.25m) With Velux window to rear elevation, three feature internal port hole windows, power points, exposed feature beam, five recessed ceiling lights, central heating radiator.
Bedroom three - 14' 7" x 10' 10" Max (4.45m x 3.30m) With Velux window to rear elevation, three feature internal port hole windows, power points, exposed feature beam, five recessed ceiling lights, central heating radiator.
Family bathroom - Contemporary bathroom suite comprising of panelled bath with shower over and glazed screen to side, tiled surround, vanity unit with contemporary inset wash hand basin, mono block tap and full wall mirror, concealed cistern low level wc, feature stainless steel radiator, tiled flooring, four recessed ceiling lights, extractor fan.
Stairs from the lounge give access to:
Master bedroom - 13' 10" x 13' 1" (4.22m x 3.99m) Dual aspect room with feature arch window to front elevation and Velux window to side, four recessed ceiling lights, central heating radiator, built-in wardrobe.
En-suite shower - With large walk-in shower, low level wc, antique wash hand basin set into marble topped wash stand, ladder rack towel rail.
External door gives access to:
Garden room/office/bedroom four - 12' 10" x 10' 11" (3.91m x 3.33m) Dual aspect room, access via personal door from patio area, built-in cupboard, two ceiling lights, power points.
Agents note - The office/study/bedroom four could be accessed from the kitchen, if the walk-in pantry were utilised as a door/hallway.
Outside - Impressive galvanised double gates with pedestrian gate to side gives access to brick entrance driveway which in turn leads to a tarmacadam drive with ample parking for four plus vehicles.
An Koth Skol benefits from a scheme of landscaped gardening with three feature raised planters to front elevation with 60 topiary shrubs and feature granite obelisk. Galvanised garden gate.
An impressive hardwood patio enjoys the sun through the majority of the day. The patio area benefits from partially glazed roof, attractive lead water feature, two spotlights, outside tap.
Rear garden - With four raised feature planters. Low maintenance chippings.
Directions - Proceed into St Issey from the Padstow direction. At the Ring o'Bells Public House turn right. Follow the road around for 250 yards - An Koth Skol is located on your left hand side and is accessed through impressive galvanised gates.
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