5 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Lower Seagry
Situated in rural area and sought after village, a stunning and beautifully appointed former Victorian school which has been sympathetically extended and enlarged into a comfortable family home and annexe, set within large gardens and grounds over half an acre with double garage, workshop and generous parking.
- Beautiful former School House
- Substantially enlarged and well appointed
- Self contained ground floor annexe
- 5/6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
- 4 Reception rooms
- Galleried former School room/kitchen
- Generous gardens c. 0.6 acre
- Formal gardens, paddock and workshop
- Double garage and parking
DESCRIPTION The Old School House was constructed in 1848 and opened as the village school and teachers house in 1850 . The mullion windows match those of the nearby Church. Sold as a private home in the 1960's, the property has since undergone various changes and has been substantially enlarged yet retaining its original character and featuring the old main school room as a stunning kitchen/family room with original vaulted high ceiling. Today, the beautifully pointed and well presented accommodation extends to around 3706 sq.ft, arranged over two floors and incorporates a self contained one bedroom annexe on the ground floor, ideal for a dependent relative or similar. The main house still has three main reception rooms, a glazed hall and aforementioned kitchen/family room with Aga and gallery landing over. In addition there are four further bedrooms, two with en suites and a family bathroom.
Externally, the property has a gated driveway with parking for several cars and access to the detached double garage. The gardens and grounds which extend to around 0.6 acre, are separated into three areas, with a private well established and colourful formal garden immediately to the rear of the house, beyond which leads through to a hidden 'paddock'. Close by is a very productive fruit and vegetable garden and a large workshop
SITUATION The property is located within country lanes between Lower Seagry and Upper Seagry, about 5 miles south of Malmesbury and approximately three miles north east of the M4 (Junction 17). The two adjoining villages have a good number of amenities, including a sought after primary school (replacing The Old School in the 1960's), a good local public house with good food, a cricket club and village hall. Nearby Great Somerford also has a school, pub and village shop. Malmesbury has wide range of amenities and excellent schools plus a Waitrose whilst the major town of Chippenham offers comprehensive facilities plus has a main line rail station with regular fast trains to London (Paddington). The cultural cities of Bath and Bristol are easily commutable as is Swindon.