The Old School House is a captivating Grade II listed house situated in a beautifully peaceful part of Sturminster Newton yet a short distance from the town centre.
The house has an interesting history and was built in 1825 in the precincts of St Mary’s Church which was restored by the Revd. Thomas Lane Fox (nephew of Lord Rivers) curate and late vicar, as the Mistress’s House for the Girls and Infants Schools. The nearby Clerk’s House and Boys School were also built by the generous benefactor at the same time. The house is south facing with the principal reception rooms being light and bright.
Anabel Merriman of Symonds & Sampson adds “This really is a lovely house situated in this little-known part of the town with the church to its front and a short distance from both the centre of town and the banks of the Stour, along which there are some lovely walks”. Inside there is plenty of character with period features including elm floor boards, decorative floor tiling, fireplaces and window seats. The house is also extremely well presented and able to offer modern family living with lovely kitchen/dining room with solid oak floor, range of bespoke units and electric Esse range cooker. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms and two bath / shower rooms with one being an ensuite. Outside there is a garage and the garden is to the rear of the house with a terrace, well-kept lawn and plenty of trees and shrubs as well as a south facing summerhouse which also doubles as an excellent home office.
Anabel concludes “This stunning house offers spacious accommodation and tremendous character in a lovely part of town and has an interesting history too”. The guide price is £650,000 and for more information or to arrange a viewing please contact Symonds & Sampson’s Sturminster office on 01258 473766.