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  • The Old School HouseLower Westwood | Bradford-on-Avon | Wiltshire | BA15 2AR

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  • The Old School HouseA delightful four bedroom detached former school house that dates back to the mid 1800s and enjoys a most pleasant outlook to the rear over rolling countryside. When I first came to view this house almost eight years ago I was in two minds as to whether I should go in and take a look or just keep on driving, says Sally. Its not possible to see the true beauty of the house and its setting until you actually venture in and as soon as I stepped through the door and then went on into the garden I was absolutely stunned. Sally immediately phoned me and told me to come and have a look, says Allan, but I could tell from her voice how wonderful it was. I told her to put in an offer there and then. This extremely attractive and hugely characterful property began life as the village primary school. In recent years it has been beautifully and sympathetically converted into a spacious family home that enjoys the most breath-taking views of the glorious surrounding countryside. The clever conversion had been done very recently, says Allan. So fortunately for us there wasnt an awful lot of work that needed to be done to it. We did, however, put on a new roof, and weve also added engineered oak flooring, slate flooring in the kitchen area, a beautiful oak staircase, and put in a hot tub. As the building was originally a school, downstairs we have two extremely spacious rooms that used to be the classrooms, says Sally. So we have a huge kitchen and dining area, adjacent to which is the extra-large living room. The whole house is light, airy and spacious, which makes it ideal for parties and socialising. But despite the size its also very economical to run, adds Allan, its extremely well insulated, so warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and since we added the very modern wood burners in both the living room and kitchen its easy to get rid of the spring and autumn chills without needing all of the heating on. The garden is compact, says Sally, but very lovely. It wraps around three sides of the house and has been designed using different textures of patio and an area of lawn, so there are various places we can sit throughout the day and follow the sun. Actually, the size of the garden was another reason we were so attracted to this house, adds Allan. We run our own business so wanted a manageable garden, that didnt take a lot of looking after, and it definitely fits the bill. Were not endlessly gardening, we can spend time sitting out on the patio enjoying the glorious views. And theyre simply stunning, says Sally. We can see all the way to the Westbury White Horse in one direction, and to the King Alfreds Tower at Stourhead in the other. Its beautiful and were very spoiled having the studio office in the garden so we enjoy the views while were working, as well as while relaxing in the hot tub. Living here we feel that we have everything close at hand without the hassle of living in a city, says Allan. The village has a vibrant community with various social activities, a friendly pub that does great food and theres a shop from which we can get most things. For everything else we head into Bradford on Avon, says Sally, which is a lovely place to shop, eat out or just to take a gentle stroll along the river or canal. As we found from experience, this is definitely a house that needs to be seen in order for one to really appreciate all it has to offer, says Allan. Its spacious, light and airy and the views are magnificent. Well miss everything about it, says Sally, and the other wonderful thing about it is that its easy to walk into and set up home, or flexible enough to put your own style on it.*

    * These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.

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  • Four BedroomsMaster En SuiteSitting Room

    Open Plan Kitchen/Dining RoomUtility Room

    StudyDownstairs Cloakroom

    Off Street Parking For Two CarsEPC Rating: D

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  • Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Printed 31.07.2015

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  • Fine & Country Bath 36 Gay Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 2NT

    Tel 01225 320032

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