The Old School House was built in 1830 and was the principal school for Combe Down's children and those from the surrounding villages. The early Victorian building was converted to two apartments and house back in the 1990's. It sits in an elevated location on the corner of Church Road and Belmont Road and is afforded beautiful far reaching views of the Midford valley and beyond. It is a very elegant building with tall Gothic style windows to its facade and is Grade II listed as a building with architectural importance. You enter the apartment to the side aspect of the building. The entrance hallway provides access to stairs to the upper floor, a storage cupboard, space for a washing machine and a further door leads to another storage area. Two flights of stairs lead you up to the upper floor landing. The landing provides access to the bedrooms, bathroom, sitting room, storage cupboard and kitchen diner. The kitchen diner is a delight with exposed timber vaulted ceiling and those tall dual aspect Gothic windows letting light flood in with a south and westerly aspect. The views from here stretch across the Midford valley and the rolling countryside beyond. The kitchen has a range of bespoke painted wooden base and wall units with solid oak worktops and inset Belfast sink. Integral appliances include dishwasher and Smeg oven with hob. There is further space for a large American style fridge freezer. At the end of the hallway you enter into the spacious sitting room which is the real feature room to this property. The tall Gothic style windows make this a light and airy room and afford those far reaching views again. The exposed timber vaulted ceiling gives a real sense of space and to the rear of the room you find a wooden ladder leads up to the mezzanine which could double up as a study space or snug. There are two bedrooms off of the hallway with bedroom one being a spacious double with built-in wardrobes and again providing views. Bedroom two is a single in size. The bathroom is very nicely presented with large wall and floor tiles, bath, shower, washbasin, WC and heated towel rail. Externally to the side aspect of the building is a stone chipped garden seating area and to the front aspect a dedicated off-street parking space. In our opinion a unique opportunity as this is one of, if not the, nicest period apartments in the village. It would be ideal for a professional couple, downsizers, buy-to-let investors or used as a pied-a-terre.
Combe Down's rewarding valley top position provides stunning panoramic views of the city to the north with equally gratifying views of the Cotswold valleys to the south. The village itself has a high sense of community spirit and self-sufficiency. With local amenities providing every level of schooling and childcare, dentists, pharmacies and 'outstanding' surgery. Within the village there is also a car garage, award winning delicatessen, hair salon, beauty therapist, bakery, post office and Co-op mini-market. Locally a Tesco Express with petrol station and a large Sainsburys supermarket can also be found. Every level of schooling is offered in the local vicinity with three nurseries, Academy primary school, Ralph Allen senior school and two independent schools in Prior Park, Monkton Combe, both within walking distance of the property. Nearby you will also find the excellent country club Combe Grove Manor, which provides fine dining, gymnasium, swimming facilities, golf range and tennis courts. The local bus service is in close proximity providing regular services into the city. For the walkers among you Bath Spa station is a shade over 1.5 mile from the property and you are also surrounded by a plethora of countryside walks with the famous Bath Skyline walk being close by too.
Standard broadband up to 17Mb (Estimated 12Mb)
Fibre optic broadband up to 276Mb
Virgin super fast broadband recently installed in the village.
You will have to pay £10,000.00 in Stamp Duty.
Your effective stamp duty rate is 2.50%.
Band - C
N/A - Grade II listed
Share of freehold
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