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An Exquisite 6 Bedroom Grade ll Listed Old School House with a plethora of beautiful character features, set on an approx ¾ of an acre plot and conveniently situated in the heart of Dymock village, with an established holiday let business/fully functional annex.
Main House: Entrance Hall – Large Reception Hall – Cloakroom – Sitting Room – Dining Room – Kitchen/Family Room – Utility Room – Drawing Room – Home Office – Main Bedroom With Ensuite – Bedroom 2 With Ensuite – 2 Further Double Bedrooms to Main House – Family Bathroom – Garden Store – Large Garden Storage Shed – Car Port & Parking For Several Vehicles
Annex: Sitting/Dining Room – Kitchen – Shower Room – Mezzanine Bedroom – Ground Floor Double Bedroom With Ensuite Bathroom
The Old Ann Cam School House built in 1825 has been sympathetically renovated to an exceptional standard by the current owners over the past 20 + years. It is steeped in the most wonderful character features and offers a convenient family lifestyle with a recurrence of light and space flowing through it. The calm ambiance this property exudes, is enhanced by the many natural materials and beautiful shaped beams this stunning property has to offer. It has the added advantage of an already established and immediately lucrative holiday let business, or a perfect opportunity for a multi-generational family and dependent relatives. The main house benefits from 4 good sized double bedrooms, 2 with ensuite shower rooms. Beautiful balcony landings and elegant stairways feature and all bedrooms offer a private and convenient layout, with an additional family bathroom. The property flows beautifully, and the holiday let/annex has been thoughtfully created, allowing privacy and could easily be incorporated back into the main house if necessary. In the heart of the village of Dymock the property is situated on a spacious plot with plenty of parking to the side and the gardens are interesting, well established and secretly tucked away behind the property with an almost Mediterranean feel, enhanced by old stone walls and fruit trees, mirroring the character of the house itself.
Enjoying excellent transport links, the property is conveniently placed for both the historic market towns of Newent (4 miles) and Ledbury (5.5 miles), both with good High Schools and a broad range of facilities to suit most day-to-day requirements. The M50 (Jct 2) is just 5 miles away, giving access to Birmingham Airport (Approx 60 miles). The area is rich in countryside walks, including the famous ‘Daffodil Way’. It has a popular cricket club, cosy pub serving traditional food, a golf club and village garage with shop. For more extensive cultural and retail opportunities along with a selection of independent and grammar schools the Cathedral City of Gloucester is just 14 miles, Hereford, 16 miles and Cheltenham Spa, 20 miles away.
Entrance – As you enter through the wrought iron gate of The Old School House the cobbled stones offer an interesting sense of historic antiquity. Double wooden part glazed doors open up to a bright and practical entrance hall.
Reception Hall – In turn, a further set of handsome wood panelled doors open to reveal a breath-taking and tremendous reception hall with stunning solid oak flooring (with underfloor heating), tastefully presented with an open plan galleried staircase allowing a striking feature. In addition, the original wooden schoolbook cupboards offer interest and convenience, in addition to a handsome and imposing fireplace with slate mantle, hearth and surround. The reception hall gives access to the Sitting Room, Drawing Room and two sets of double doors to the left lead to the annex.
Cloakroom – Immediately to the right-hand side of the reception hall, a thoughtfully situated cloakroom features original school coat hooks, and offers a practical space for shoes and coats, including a storage cupboard and wooden door, leading to a beautifully presented cloakroom with porcelain tiles, modern wash basin and WC.
Sitting Room – Upon entering this spectacular room you are immediately struck by the fabulous high ceilings with original crook beams and the unique galleried balcony area which is open to the room and situated on the first floor. The solid oak flooring flows through to the sitting room with under floor heating. The room feels luxurious and welcoming, with its impressive feature fireplace with woodburning stove and original wooden book cupboards. The enormous Gothic arch window enhances the character and allows light to flood in. The room flows beautifully through a generous opening into the dining area.
Dining Room – Although still forming part of the original building, this room has a more contemporary feel with lower ceilings featuring handsome cornicing, porcelain tiled flooring and spotlights. It is well proportioned and spacious, tastefully decorated in neutral colours and has a chimney breast wall giving the opportunity of a further woodburning stove if necessary. In addition, there is a convenient large under stairs cloak cupboard. A further generous opening flows straight through into the Kitchen, whilst a smaller opening to the left leads into the Drawing Room.
Kitchen/Family Room – It is worth noting how cleverly thought out the different areas of this property are and how each room offers a different ambiance, the Kitchen is no exception. With clean lines, contemporary units, the modern approach to this practical space marries so well with the original features and makes the property feel quite unique. The expanse of work surface and breakfast bar which wraps itself beautifully around the main kitchen is a bespoke seamless Corian. An abundance of space for socialising whilst cooking, the kitchen pours with light from the 3 sets of wooden French doors, leading out onto the pretty terraced area. Benefitting from a double oven, one combination, one fan and warming drawer. In addition there is an integrated dishwasher, induction hob, chimney extractor and larder unit, as well as a variety of cupboards and drawers, all maintained to a high standard. Leading off the kitchen is the utility room with extra sink unit, space for American style fridge, washing machine and dryer.
Drawing Room – An extremely handsome, bright room with beautiful original windows and two sets of glazed French door leading to the terrace, underfloor heated oak flooring makes this room welcoming and a cosy space in which to relax with beautiful cornicing and a very imposing feature fireplace with brick surround and ornate slate hearth and mantel, along with a charming book unit incorporated into the right alcove. Most noteworthy are the original wood and glazed fold back doors covering the whole of the wall which leads back into the reception hall, again offering a sense of unique character.
Home Office – A practical space to work from home located through a door off the main sitting room to the front of the property, with a further external door leading to the right side of the house.
Stairs & Landing – From the Reception Hall an imposing, wide, galleried stairway leads to the first floor with ornate, solid wooden balustrades. The stairway vias off to the right-hand side leading to a small galleried landing and the second bedroom, it continues up and to the left leading to all other rooms.
Main Bedroom – A striking feature of the main bedroom are the original awning style windows which offer a clear and fabulous view over the gardens and to the fields beyond. The room offers a generous sense of space, with character features throughout, it also benefits from a modern ensuite shower room.
Ensuite – Tastefully completed with corner shower unit, round countertop basin, WC and heated towel rail, the room is complemented by neutral porcelain tiling throughout and electric underfloor heating.
Bedroom 2 – Situated to the right of the half landing and having its own private landing area with balcony overlooking the sitting room, this bedroom feels private and offers a perfect space for guests or older children with its own shower room. It has a cosy, welcoming ambiance, with attractive crook beamed ceilings and wooden fitted cupboards. There is a small study area and a window looks out to the back of the property. In addition, it is complimented by an en-suite shower room offering convenience and includes a corner shower unit, modern washbasin and vanity unit and WC with heated towel rail in addition to electric underfloor heating.
Bedroom 3 – An inviting double room facing the front of the property and looking out over the pretty village towards the Malvern Hills beyond. With handsome original arch window, and with a dual aspect the room feels both light and spacious.
Bedroom 4 – A further double bedroom almost mirroring bedroom 3 but with 3 windows, offering views to the front elevation. Both bedrooms are conveniently situated to the family bathroom.
Family Bathroom – A good sized well presented bathroom with separate bath and wall mounted shower mixer as well as a corner shower unit with rainfall shower and a further wall mounted shower mixer. Also benefitting from a modern circular countertop basin, WC and heated towel rail, complimented by porcelain tiling and electric underfloor heating.
From inside the property you can access the annex from the reception hall, and you enter straight into the Sitting Room. However, there are two alternative external entrances to the property from the left side of the building. The Annex benefits from electric underfloor heating throughout on a separate boiler.
Entrance – From the side of the property the front door to the annex takes you into a small inner hallway, with enough space for coats and shoes.
Sitting Room – With a high vaulted ceiling and impressive crook beams, the large Gothic arch window in this room mirrors the main house and there is an abundance of character and charm to the room. The fireplace wall features authentic wood panelling and cupboards with a handsome wooden fireplace surround, wood burning stove and mantel with stone hearth, complimented by the solid oak flooring. The room offers plenty of space for a dining area and features a Victorian cast spiral staircase to the mezzanine level, currently being used as the second bedroom to the annex.
Bedroom 1 – A stunning, ample double bedroom with en-suite and offering a wealth of character. Its large imposing Gothic arch window lights up the room offering a pretty garden outlook. With carefully considered décor the room has been tastefully finished and the features enhanced. A pretty Victorian fireplace with coloured tiled surround and stone hearth and oak flooring add to the character of the room, which also benefits from an en-suite bathroom with wood panelled door and encompasses a bath with ornate shower mixer, WC and wash basin.
Shower Room – Also off the hallway is a small but well thought out shower room with corner shower unit, WC and washbasin.
Kitchen – From the sitting room, a charming and rustic country kitchen with bespoke wooden units allows space for a fridge, washing machine and dishwasher as well as an electric hob, oven and larder unit. The kitchen has an external door to the left which takes you onto the driveway for the property.
Mezzanine Bedroom – Above the sitting room features a galleried mezzanine bedroom with ornate balustrade railings, offering enough space for a double bed and units, this room features its own crook beam and looks dramatically over the beautiful sitting room, with a part frosted character internal window revealing the ceiling beams of the ground floor bedroom below.
Set in the heart of the village of Dymock, the property is conveniently placed for the amenities on offer, including the inviting village pub, convenience store connected to a small vintage garage, in addition to a popular cricket club and golf club. To the left side of the School House cast iron gates lead onto a wide gravelled driveway which in turn takes you to the back of the property and offers parking for several vehicles with a basic 3 bay car port. There is a separate BBQ terrace up steps located in a great position to enjoy the garden view and mostly used by the holiday let. Authentic Victorian brick gate posts lead through double wrought iron gates to a private terrace area, South facing and giving a Mediterranean feel with a natural flow from inside to outside living through the door to the kitchen and drawing room and surrounded by mature shrubs and specimen trees, it feels like a hidden gem and leads to a beautiful lawned area secure for children and pets. Two sets of stone steps meander up to the higher level of the garden with lawned area, plenty of shrubs and mature trees, including fruit trees and a large wooden shed which if enhanced would make a superb summer house. The garden is secured to the back by a handsome old stone wall and looks onto a separate paddock belonging to the neighbouring house.
Forest of Dean District Council Tax Band 'E'
Oil-Fired Heating to the Main House
Electric Heating to the Annex (separate system)
Mains Water & Drainage
Super-Fast Broadband Available
The property is Grade ll Listed
Underfloor heating throughout downstairs of the main house
Underfloor electric heating in all bathrooms to the first floor of the main house
Separate underfloor electric heating to the annex
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