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A beautiful detached residence which has been extensively and sensitively updated, whilst retaining the original period detail and includes a spacious living room, well equipped kitchen diner, three double bedrooms and contemporary bathrooms. Currently an extremely successful two bedroom holiday cottage with one bedroom self contained annexe, attractive gardens, generous parking and delightful village and rural views.
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The property is approached from the road via a driveway with ample parking which leads to the entrance porch, which is shared with the annexe. French doors open into the entrance hall with a turning staircase to the first floor, door to the living room and entrance to the kitchen. The elegant living room has the unique deep round bay window flanked by glazed doors leading to the garden, stone fireplace (not currently in use) and flagstone floor. The well equipped modern kitchen diner has integrated appliances including dishwasher, double over, hob and hood, and a freestanding washing machine. Character features include an arched window with unusual paved window seat, flagstone floor and inglenook fireplace.
A galleried landing with sitting area leads to the master bedroom with en suite contemporary shower room. The bedroom features a large round bay window enjoying delightful views on the village and rural landscape beyond. The second bedroom is dual aspect with a pretty dormer window to the side elevation and dressing area. The spacious and luxurious contemporary bathroom comprises a corner bather, double walk in shower, wc, bidet and vanity wash basin.
The self contained annexe has been also been extensively refurbished in recent years. The dual aspect living room has a well equipped kitchen with integrated appliances and there is a small dining/sitting area, there is a wet room and double bedroom which overlooks the garden.
To the rear of the property is a secluded level garden which is mostly laid to lawn and enjoys the village and rural views, as does the stone paved verandah and a stone path gives pedestrian access to the village. A larger south facing terraced garden at the front is arranged on two levels that are mostly laid to lawn and both are rimmed with Cornish stone hedging along with trees and and flowering shrubs to offer shelter and privacy.
The Old School House was originally built as a dames school for the parish in around 1812 for the Reverend Jeremiah Trist, who also conceived the famous Round Houses of the village. Originally single story, the attic was converted in 1884 and, although the property was extensively and sensitively renovated in more recent years, the original ground floor layout remains. Character features include a polygonal hipped water reed thatched roof, arched windows and a central round sided window with wide projecting bay. The roof overhangs the rear of the house deeply forming a verandah supported on two granite columns.
The property is currently configured as a four star two bedroom holiday home, with a integrated self contained annexe used as a separate private dwelling. The house has been successfully let through English Country Cottages, see www.cottages.com/cottages/the-old-school-house-tt5 for several years. Please contact the agent for more lettings information.
Oil fired central heating, mains water, drainage and electricity, currently Council Tax exempt, EPC Rating E
Veryan is the most pictureresque village in the heart of the Roseland Peninsula on the south Cornish coast, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and famed for its beautiful countryside, harbour villages, golden beaches and popular stretch of the South West Coastal Path. Just a mile away are the safe, sandy beaches of Pendower and Carne, recently named by The Sunday Times in the top ten best beaches in Britain and the neighbouring village of Portloe is one of the few remaining unspoilt fishing villages left in Cornwall. Although the area has long been a popular holiday destination, the more recent culinary attractions such as the achingly hip 'Hidden Hut Beach Cafe' at Porthcurnick Beach and Michelin starred Driftwood Hotel restaurant (both 4 miles away), along with the chic hotels, restaurant, boutiques and galleries in the nearby sailing resort of St Mawes ensures the area remain one of the desired and enduring destinations in the UK.
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