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This former Victorian school building has been lovingly and sympathetically converted to a wonderful six bedroom family home over the last 3 years. Nestling in the beautiful Devon countryside, views extend as far as Bodmin Moor, providing a truly idyllic setting.
Prior to its conversion, the main building included a headmaster’s house along with the school rooms. This has now been restored into a modern home with a lavish contemporary theme, whilst retaining many original architectural features. The two classrooms now provide exceptionally spacious, open-plan living accommodation, whilst the upper floor and the former headmaster’s house have been seamlessly integrated to form six beautiful bedrooms, as well as an office, a large utility room and a spacious galleried landing. The property also features double glazed windows and doors throughout. As one might expect of a former school, the home comes complete with substantial grounds and out-buildings. These include a small playing field, which still retains much of the original equipment, several stone outbuildings and a modern classroom block. In addition to being a fantastic family home, the flexibility offered by this unique property creates an abundance of opportunities.
Located north of the Dartmoor National Park in West Devon, Broadwoodwidger is a picturesque small village set in beautiful unspoilt countryside. The historic market town of Launceston is located approx 9 miles to the West and the nearby A30 provides easy access to Okehampton and Exeter to the East. The market towns of Holsworthy, Hatherleigh and Okehampton provide a range of independent shopping and supermarkets and the nearby village of Ashwater has offers local amenities including a school, a shop with a post office, a parish hall, a church and pub.
The Roadford Lake watersports centre and campsite is popular with kayakers, dinghy sailors and windsurfers and the local countryside provides plenty of attractive walks.
The front door opens into the entrance hallway, where there is access to the principle living space, a study/playroom, utility room and the ground floor guest suite.
Living Room & Dining Room (42' 0'' x 17' 4'' (12.81m x 5.28m))
This exceptionally spacious open-plan living space is complemented by an impressive ten windows, facing the front, rear and side of the property and affording plentiful natural light. An original Victorian solid-wood folding screen has been preserved, making it possible to divide this large room into two generous reception rooms, or enjoy as a large entertaining space. An opening leads to the kitchen.
Kitchen Breakfast Room (15' 5'' x 11' 6'' (4.71m x 3.5m))
The recently fitted kitchen comprises a range of matching units with cream coloured shaker-style fronts and solid wood worktops. The central island provides an ideal area for eating or food preparation and accommodates the built-in microwave. There is a range cooker with induction hob, a drinks chiller, an upright fridge and freezer and a 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink with a mixer tap over. Featuring windows to both the side and front aspects, the room benefits from ample natural light.
Entrance Lobby & WC
This additional entrance provides easy access from the driveway to the kitchen. A door leads to a cloakroom which contains a low-level WC and wash hand-basin.
Study / Playroom (12' 6'' x 11' 3'' (3.81m x 3.43m))
Providing the opportunity for a number of uses, this adaptable space has windows to the front and side, and would make an ideal office, playroom or potentially a seventh bedroom.
Side Porch (16' 8'' x 6' 2'' (5.07m x 1.89m))
A door leads to the front courtyard and windows allow an outlook to the garden.
Utility Room & WC (16' 8'' x 7' 10'' (5.08m x 2.38m))
This functional space benefits from the original stainless steel sinks taken from the school's kitchen. Space is provided for a washing machine and tumble dryer, and a door leads to a further WC.
Guest Bedroom / Potential Annex (11' 4'' x 10' 1'' (3.46m x 3.08m) & 11' 8'' x 8' 8'' (3.55m x 2.63m))
This well proportioned double bedroom would make an ideal self-contained annex. There is ample space for a seating area and a door leads through to the rear lobby, with a further door leading to its own dedicated shower room.
The dressing room provides storage/hanging space and an airing cupboard houses the hot water cylinder. There is potential to re-instate a doorway into the garden if desired.
Guest Shower Room (7' 0'' x 5' 10'' (2.14m x 1.78m))
This beautifully finished shower room includes a corner shower with glass screen, a close coupled WC and a modern sink with vanity unit below, along with LED lighting, a window to the side aspect, heated towel radiator and an extractor fan.
Galleried Landing / Reception Room (18' 1'' x 12' 10'' (5.5m x 3.9m))
Boasting exposed Victorian roof trusses and windows to the side and rear aspects which offer far-reaching views, this attractive space presents an ideal additional reception room. Doors lead to the master suite and fourth bedroom.
Master Bedroom (17' 4'' x 16' 2'' extending to 16' 10'' (5.29m x 4.93m))
Preserving some of the original architectural features, this spacious master bedroom commands un-spoilt views towards Bodmin Moor.
Dressing Room/ Walk-in Wardrobe
This enviable walk-in closet is well equipped with ample hanging space and a range of fitted drawers and shelving. A doorway leads to the en suite.
En Suite (11' 1'' x 6' 11'' (3.37m x 2.11m))
A luxurious fitted bathroom finished to a high standard comprising bespoke fitted units incorporating ‘his and hers’ glass counter-top hand basins with matching cascade taps. There is also a double-sized corner shower, a hidden cistern WC, a heated towel radiator, LED lighting, an extractor fan and an obscure glazed window to the front aspect.
Bedroom 4 (15' 5'' x 11' 5'' (4.69m x 3.49m))
A double bedroom incorporating a Victorian roof truss and two Gothic-arch windows to the front aspect allowing views across the nearby countryside.
Bedroom 5 (12' 3'' x 6' 11'' (3.73m x 2.10m))
This attractive bedroom benefits from a Velux window to the rear aspect featuring views towards Bodmin Moor.
The West landing has a window to the side aspect and doors leading to the master bedroom, bedrooms 2, 3 and 5 and the family bathroom. There is an airing cupboard, as well as an IT cabinet, which houses the property’s networking equipment.
Bedroom 2 (12' 3'' x 11' 4'' (3.73m x 3.45m))
A dual aspect double bedroom enjoying windows looking over the garden to the side and countryside to the front.
Bedroom 3 (11' 5'' x 11' 2'' (3.49m x 3.41m))
A further dual aspect double bedroom with the advantage of windows looking over the garden to the side of the property and to the front.
Bathroom (11' 3'' x 8' 4'' (3.42m x 2.53m))
This wonderfully finished family bathroom is furnished with a double-ended slipper bath, a close-coupled WC, a heated towel radiator, separate shower cubicle and a counter-top wash hand-basin with vanity unit below. The window to the rear aspect provides spectacular views over the Devon countryside to Bodmin Moor in the distance.
The Grounds - 0.77 Acres
To the front of the property, the enclosed front garden boasts two gated entrances and a flowing driveway provides parking for a large number of vehicles. There are gravelled borders, planted with a range of small shrubs and a large gate provides vehicular access at the school yard to the side and rear of the property. To the west side of the house, the former Headmaster’s garden is mainly laid to lawn and is accompanied by a range of mature trees, young fruit trees, plants and shrubs. This landscaped garden provides a lovely private space and has a good-sized fish pond, with a small fountain. The original well still remains, for those who may look for self-sufficient living. To the rear of the property, an ample South-facing sundeck offers an ideal area for entertaining. The tarmac school yard extends to the rear and side of the property, offering the potential for parking of many vehicles. To the East side of the property, the school playing field still retains much of the original play-equipment, including a Spitfire shaped climbing frame, a train and various swings, slides and more.
The Classroom Building (23' 11'' x 23' 9'' (7.3m x 7.23m) plus 29' 1'' x 22' 8'' (8.87m x 6.91m))
The two external classrooms are timber-framed buildings. Both rooms are double glazed, insulated and have electricity and water. The newer of the two classrooms, built in 2004, has a kitchen diner. Access to the two classrooms is gained via a central lobby, which also has two toilets and a sink. These buildings could be converted for a variety of possible uses subject to the necessary consents.
There are a number of stone-built outbuildings, which include a boat-house/store, the original pump-house, a workshop and former toilet block (approx. 2.6m x 16m) and the boiler room.
Store 1 (11' 11'' x 9' 9'' (3.64m x 2.97m))
Store 2 (16' 9'' x 9' 9'' (5.1m x 2.97m))
Store 3 (8' 2'' x 7' 0'' (2.5m x 2.14m))
Store 4 (8' 1'' x 7' 3'' (2.47m x 2.22m))
Mains water, private drainage and oil-fired central heating
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