The Old School House is a character filled four/five bedroom family home standing within the grounds of approximately one acre (subject to survey), and is situated to the side of the Norwich Road in Swainsthorpe therefore offering amazing access to both Norwich and the A47. The property itself boasts a wealth of character throughout and has been extended sympathetically over the years to create a spacious family home, which has been lovingly maintained and upgraded by the present vendor who has continued to appreciate the character of this property whilst creating all the modern facilities of family living. The property is approached through its high hedges to the large driveway offering parking for up to eight cars, leading onto the properties original porch and its original front door. From the reception hallway batten and brace doors lead to all downstairs rooms, these include its well-proportioned sitting room, attractive bespoke fitted kitchen with rear utility porch, dining room, study/bedroom five (should that be desired) and full family bathroom suite. The staircase then leads to its attractive split level landing which could be used as a home office area, with batten and brace style doors through to all four spacious double bedrooms and shower room. The rear offers amazing gardens which have been carefully cultivated to create areas for entertaining, storage and general use, with the added advantage of open fields to its back and sides and potential for small holding use.
An internal viewing would be highly recommended to fully appreciate the size, layout, charm and character family home.
**GUIDE '475,000 - '500,000**
Entry via original school house front door with original school house lock and key in a batten and brace style through to the reception hallway.
RECEPTION HALLWAY17'7 (5.36m) x 5'4 (1.63m)
Radiator, staircase to first floor landing, understairs storage cupboard, inset spotlights to ceiling, batten and brace cottage doors through to sitting room, dining room, family bathroom and study/bedroom five.
SITTING ROOM17'2 (5.23m) x 10'5 (3.18m)
Front aspect leaded uPVC double glazed window, double radiator, exposed ceiling timbers, miniature Inglenook style fireplace with bressummer beam and black multi fuel cast iron burner set on top of tiled hearth, T.V point.
DINING ROOM14'1 (4.29m) x 11'4 (3.45m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM16'7 (5.05m) x 8'7 (2.62m)
A range of solid oak base units with pewter style handles and granite effect roll top work surfaces over with inset single drainer stainless steel sink with glass wash area and mixer tap, white tiled splash backs with mosaic detailing, plate rack wall cupboard, space for fridge/freezer, space for range cooker (Everhot black electric powered range cooker available by separate negotiation) set beneath a RangeMaster coordinating extractor fan with inset lighting (included), exposed ceiling timbers, inset spotlights, coving, ceramic tiled flooring, side aspect uPVC double glazed window, space for dining room table and chairs, uPVC double glazed leaded featured door through to rear utility room.
UTILITY ROOM11'0 (3.35m) x 5'2 (1.57m)
Brick base construction with sealed unit uPVC double glazed windows above with leaded panels, uPVC stable effect door with obscured glazed panel. A range of oak effect fronted base units with roll top work surfaces for storage, plumbing for washing machine, space for further appliance, wall mounted Worcester oil fired boiler serving domestic hot water and central heating throughout the property, continuing ceramic style flooring.
FAMILY BATHROOM8'2 (2.49m) x 5'8 (1.73m)
Three piece fitted suite mainly in white comprising of double ended bath with centrally situated chrome coloured mixer tap plus wall mounted Aqua4000 electric shower over on riser rail with glass shower screen, a beautiful marble bowl style wash hand basin set on top of black granite effect style unit with high gloss white cupboards beneath and chrome coloured waterfall style tap, close coupled W.C with continental style flush, tiled splash backs, tiled to all exposed walls, exposed ceiling timbers, obscured side aspect uPVC leaded double glazed window, ceramic style flooring, chrome heater ladder style towel rail.
STUDY/BEDROOM FIVE11'0 (3.35m) x 8'3 (2.51m)
Front aspect leaded uPVC double glazed window, radiator. This room could be used as an occasional double ground floor guest bedroom (currently used as home office), would also lend itself well for playroom purposes or hobby room.
FIRST FLOOR LANDINGAttractive landing area with front aspect dormer leaded uPVC double glazed window with and attractive vista, inset spotlights, access to loft void, the split level landing leads through with batten and brace style doors through to all bedrooms and shower room. This area would lend itself well for home office.
MASTER BEDROOM14'0 (4.27m) Narrowing 10'31 x 11'3 (3.43m)
Built-in fitted double wardrobe has batten and brace cottage style doors leading through to hanging rail space, rear aspect leaded uPVC double glazed window offering beautiful garden views, double radiator.
BEDROOM TWO13'8 (4.17m) x 10'5 (3.18m)
Built-in fitted double wardrobe with two batten and brace doors giving access through to hanging rail and pre-lagged hot water tank, side aspect leaded uPVC double glazed window, radiator.
BEDROOM THREE10'3 (3.12m) Narrowing to 8'1 x 10'9 (3.28m)
Rear aspect leaded effect uPVC double glazed window enjoying beautiful garden views.
BEDROOM FOUR14'0 (4.27m) x 8'3 (2.51m)
Double doors through to storage cupboard with slatted shelving, side aspect uPVC double glazed leaded window with rural views, radiator.
OUTSIDE FRONTThe Old School House entrance is cultivated through high hedges, through to a driveway which has ample parking for seven/eight cars leading up to detached double garage (an area to the side for storage of bins, outside courtesy lighting)
REAR GARDENImmediately to the rear is a central pathway leading up to a small original outbuilding (originally the toilets to the school) with excellent outside storage and is approached via a climbing rose covered pergola. To the side of the outbuilding is a large area laid to lawn with a seating area, green house and an area for pots and plants. To the rear is a raised timber decking area which is significant in its proportions and has a built-in summer house (with power and light connected), this area offers an excellent space for large family gatherings. Continuing past the raised timber decking area is the original old school playground which has been carefully cultivated in to a dell laid to lawn with mature trees and offers a beautiful seating area that would also lend itself well for use with livestock and has the original stable (being dry storage) housing the ride on lawn mower (available by separate negotiation).
The garden is mainly enclosed by Hawthorn and Laurel hedging sides and backs onto fields. Outside tap, outside courtesy lighting.