An early Victorian school house, in the care of the present owner since 1979. This house has been sensitively restored and artistically extended, and is set in its own orchard and garden of over an acre.
A place to restore energy and refresh. There is a sense of well being and contentment which comes from staying in a beautiful house, rooted in the Devon countryside. Trips to Dartmoor, north Cornwall and a brace of historic towns will enliven any stay.
This exceptionally comfortable property combines the charm of the country with beautiful design. The accommodation comprises three cleverly-connected segments, two historic, one contemporary.
The whole house is extremely light. The original Victorian wing comprises a large drawing room, over which is the master bedroom, with room for a cot at the end of the room, with en suite shower and bath. At the back of the house, handmade terracotta tiles lead to an antique wash room and separate laundry room.
The spacious kitchen inhabits the old infants room, and is beautifully equipped with antique chairs and carved walnut table. The Aga is backed up by a Miele induction top cooker.
There is a walk in larder. A second front door leads into a hall way with butler’s pantry off it and up a step into the drawing room of the new extension. This is tall and airy, providing 2 bedrooms, one en suite bathroom, one separate bathroom.
The upstairs bedroom has an open mezzanine area beside it and a basin in it, overlooking the orchard and terraced lawns. Every bathroom has underfloor heating and the showers are powerful.
There is plenty of space to sit and eat on the temple or lie outside in the garden. Open fires can be lit in both sitting rooms, one is a music room with piano, perfect for afternoon tea or evening drinks.
Initially the building was simply two original Victorian School rooms, which served me well while I was a potter. Over the years the house has evolved with the addition of an architecturally designed wing giving us an unusual, spacious and happy family home.
The garden is nearly an acre with an orchard leading into a secret garden with three large terraces. The views over the valley are exceptional, as they were in the 17th Century.
Guests abiding memory is of the tranquility of this hidden corner of Devon, the stillness and quality of sleep and the dramatic sunset views from the garden across the valley.
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- No smoking is allowed anywhere on the property
- No pets
- Check-in is after 2PM
- Check out is at 10AM
- Six guest maximum, no additional over night visitors.
- The Old School House is our family home. We cherish and enjoy sharing it, please treat it as though it were your own home.
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I am a professional working in the arts, dividing my time between London and Devon.
I love living on Dartmoor with its breathtaking scenery and variety. The local coastlines and beaches offer much to explore and I often enjoy walking and cycling through the local villages.
As a seasoned traveler myself I understand the need for real comfort and to experience something different from the cookie cutter style hotel formula. I maintain a high standard of cleanliness.
I love to meet people and form new relationships and look forward to traveling through Airbnb as well as hosting others! I hope that all of my guests will feel like a true home away from home.