***WATCH THE VIDEO TOUR*** A UNIQUE opportunity to own a HISTORIC family home. A stunning and substantial schoolhouse conversion set in a picturesque VILLAGE location with a vast and versatile accommodation. The property boasts ample opportunities for internal development to suite a prospective buyer’s needs. Architectural plans are available for the possible expansion of upstairs space for a master bedroom suite. The property does not have a listed status, allowing future owners to more freely mould the property to cater for a more practical living arrangement. Built in 1851 from the remaining materials of a dismantled old Saxon church, the resulting construction boasts pleasing frontage with wrought iron gates and an array of flint & stone elevations. Internally, the accommodation is awash with a wealth of period features including, but not limited to, exposed timber beams, unique solid-wood doors, and broad mullion windows. The ground floor comprises a range of rooms and spaces, including a kitchen, dining room, three reception rooms, a study, shower room, cloakroom, and a bedroom. Additionally, there is access to a raised mezzanine with a stunning outlook towards the church and its surrounding grounds. There is also a sizeable storage room which links to a practical potting shed. Upstairs, the first floor offers two well-proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom. Externally, the plot offers a sizeable driveway to the front, accessible from a track that flows through to the neighbouring church grounds via gate with 'School House' embellishments. To the rear, there are multiple courtyard areas, mostly shingle-laid with good spaces for a table & chairs or an al fresco sofa suite. These exterior spaces are all interconnected via a range of walkways, paths, and hallways to one-another and give side access around the building. The property enjoys a serene setting with adjacent period properties and further natural surroundings.
When travelling from Salisbury, take the turning onto London Road (A30) from St. Mark's Roundabout and follow signs for the A338. After turning left onto the A338 from St. Thomas' Bridge Roundabout, continue through the Winterbournes, Porton, Boscombe, and Allington for approximately 8 miles. when arriving into Cholderton, turn left at the roundabout and continue for a short distance. Look for signposts for the Church, and turn right. Continue up the track where the property will be on the right-hand side after a short distance.
Main entrance via the timber door to the front giving access to the main entrance hall. This gives access to the dining room, kitchen, an additional hallway to the left, and the first floor landing via the carpeted stairs. Also has an under stair cupboard and a utility are with plumbing for a washing machine.
Wood-effect laminate flooring with window to the front. Offers a range of high and low oak panelled cabinet units with adjoining tiled work surfaces and splashback wall tiling. Includes a stainless steel wash basin with drainer unit, and a recess with integrated oil-fired Rayburn for cooking which also serves five radiators. Has space for a dishwasher, additional cooker, and a full/height fridge freezer.
Carpeted reception room space with dual aspect windows to the front and side. Houses a chimney breast with a fireplace and adjacent built-in shelving.
Steps from the hallway rise and open to the reception room space. Timber flooring with oak steps to the raised mezzanine/gallery area and exposed timbers above. offers a range of windows stretching across the gable end, overlooking the rear, and additional windows to the side aspect. Houses an exposed redbrick fireplace with surrounding timber mantlepiece, display recesses, and a tiled hearth.
Carpeted space with window to the side aspect with attractive views towards the church and surrounding grounds. Currently utilised as an office area, this space offers vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers, as well as a wall of obscure glazed window panelling to one wall.
Carpeted reception room space with three windows to the front aspect. This room is currently utilised as the sitting room.
Carpeted bedroom space with two windows to the front aspect, and an exposed timber beam above.
Carpeted bedroom space with windows to both the front and rear aspects. Houses a former fireplace with timber mantelpiece above. This room could be utilised as an additional reception room.
Carpeted reception room space, ideally used as a study or home office, with a skylight above. Gives access to the storage area.
Wood-effect laminate flooring with two windows to the rear aspect. Offers a walk-in shower cubicle with electric shower and surrounding Victorian styled tiling, WC, wash hand basin with practical cabinet below, and a towel rail.
Ground floor cloakroom with a WC and a wash hand basin with splashback wall tiling.
A storage room which has its own access from the exterior. Also accessible from the study and the potting shed.
Part polycarbonate roof with a variety of windows to three aspects, as well as door out into the rear courtyard. Comprises timber benches on two sides with storage areas beneath.
Carpeted stairs ascend from the ground floor to the first floor landing giving access to two bedrooms and the family bathroom, as well as a storage cupboard.
Carpeted bedrooms space with window to the side aspect, with a boarded fireplace.
Carpeted bedroom space with window to the front aspect with a pleasant outlook.
Wood-effect laminate flooring with window to the side aspect. Offers a bathtub, wash hand basin, and a WC. Surrounding half-height wet-wall panelling throughout, and the airing cupboard housing the water tank and shelving.
To the front, broad wrought iron gates with 'School House' embellishment give access to the front driveway. Ample room for multiple vehicles with access to the property via the main entrance via attractive timber door, and a brick pathway to the storage room on the left-hand side. At the rear, there is an enclosed gravel courtyard with side access down the right-hand side of the plot. There is also a courtyard (situated between the potting shed and the shower room) which flows out to an additional external space which is naturally shaded by a treeline.
Cholderton is a village situated in the Bourne Valley, set along the A338, about 4 miles east of the Amesbury, 1 mile south of the A303, and 9 miles northeast of Salisbury. The village is also within 3 miles of Grateley train station which has direct links to London Waterloo. Pewsey, within 15 miles, has direct link to London Paddington. The local Cathedral City of Salisbury offers an extensive range of additional amenities. These include, but are not limited to, high-street shops, supermarkets, cafes, copious restaurants, pubs & bars, ample leisure facilities including gyms and leisure facilities, and a great range of schooling. These include South Wilts Grammar School, Bishop Wordsworth's School, Godolphin boarding school, and Leehurst Swan. Additionally, Salisbury has great commuter links to London Waterloo and the West Country via the train station. The area is also well connected for good road links down to the coastal cities of Southampton and Bournemouth.
It is understood that the property is not currently on the register for listed properties. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil-fired heating.
The property is situated close to St Nicholas’ church which we understand was originally the site of a Saxon church that was demolished. The existing church was then built in 1851. The property is understood to be built on land formally owned by Lord Nelson, using material from the old Saxon church. The current owners purchased the property from the old headmaster of the school, this having been its first introduction to the market since 1967.
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