The Old School House, Brixham

Brixham, Devon

from
£536
Dogs accepted
Internet / Wi-Fi
Parking available

A lovely cottage rich with history, located on the edge of open countryside

A lovely cottage rich with history, located on the edge of open countryside

At A Glance

Please note this property can be booked with The School Masters Cottage to acommodate up to 10 guests. The two properties interconnect when let together
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Grading
4 Star
Property Type House
Dogs Welcomed 2
Cots 1
Highchairs 1
Parking Spaces 2

Description

Few buildings can claim such a rich and diverse historical contribution to their local parish as The Old School House, and it’s found in one of South Devon’s most beautiful settings for a relaxing holiday. Originally commissioned by Lord and Lady Churston in 1865, the school building was used to billet US officers during WWII, as a parish meeting place and more recently as a village post office, before finally becoming a warm and welcoming home.

The building itself is Grade II listed and constructed of local stone in a Tudor style, it has been lovingly restored and now combines original features and much character, with practical modern conveniences. One of the property’s most interesting points is the dining room, which was originally the main classroom but is now a vast dining or games room more akin to a banquet hall!

With a vaulted ceiling, mezzanine and ample space, the dining area makes the perfect room for extended families or groups of friends to host grand celebratory meals, or for the whole clan to spread out and relax with games in front of the log burner on a cosy autumn afternoon.

The location is perfect and the area's a country pub lover and dog walker's paradise! Not only do you have a highly regarded Inn on the door step, but the South West Coast Path and several renowned beaches are just a pleasant walk across the golf course. There is also a fully enclosed private pet friendly garden.

A short walk from the house is the excellent Churston Farm Shop plus a garden store and popular café. The ferry to Dartmouth is a five minute drive and this is one of the best locations possible for reaching all the attractions of Torbay, including the rustic charm of Brixham with its growing reputation as a gastro hub.

This is a superb destination for lovers of character and history to spend their time, from the solid elm doors and working bell tower, to the original school coat hooks in the entrance hall, it has personality and charm by the bucket load.

The Old School House is annexed to The School Masters Cottage which is an entirely separate two bedroom cottage of the same style, quality and architectural merit. Both properties may be let together to provide larger families or groups of friends with 3/4 double and 2/4 twin rooms.

Few buildings can claim such a rich and diverse historical contribution to their local parish as The Old School House, and it’s found in one of South Devon’s most beautiful settings for a relaxing holiday. Originally commissioned by Lord and Lady Churston in 1865, the school building was used to billet US officers during WWII, as a parish meeting place and more recently as a village post office, before finally becoming a warm and welcoming home.

The building itself is Grade II listed and constructed of local stone in a Tudor style, it has been lovingly restored and now combines original features and much character, with practical modern conveniences. One of the property’s most interesting points is the dining room, which was originally the main classroom but is now a vast dining or games room more akin to a banquet hall!

With a vaulted ceiling, mezzanine and ample space, the dining area makes the perfect room for extended families or groups of friends to host grand celebratory meals, or for the whole clan to spread out and relax with games in front of the log burner on a cosy autumn afternoon.

The location is perfect and the area's a country pub lover and dog walker's paradise! Not only do you have a highly regarded Inn on the door step, but the South West Coast Path and several renowned beaches are just a pleasant walk across the golf course. There is also a fully enclosed private pet friendly garden.

A short walk from the house is the excellent Churston Farm Shop plus a garden store and popular café. The ferry to Dartmouth is a five minute drive and this is one of the best locations possible for reaching all the attractions of Torbay, including the rustic charm of Brixham with its growing reputation as a gastro hub.

This is a superb destination for lovers of character and history to spend their time, from the solid elm doors and working bell tower, to the original school coat hooks in the entrance hall, it has personality and charm by the bucket load.

The Old School House is annexed to The School Masters Cottage which is an entirely separate two bedroom cottage of the same style, quality and architectural merit. Both properties may be let together to provide larger families or groups of friends with 3/4 double and 2/4 twin rooms.

Relaxing

Living Room/Area
  • Open plan with kitchen and dining area
  • Located on the ground floor
  • Access to the garden
  • Two sofas and four armchairs
  • Large feature fireplace and wood burning stove
  • 32” flatscreen SmartTV with Freeview

Cooking & Dining

Kitchen/Utility
  • Located on the ground floor
  • Access to the garden
  • Breakfast bar 
  • Aga and single gas oven with gas hob
  • Microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine located in the utility roo
Dining Room/Area
  • Located on the ground floor
  • Vaulted ceiling
  • Banquet table for ten
  • Log burning stove

Sleeping

Master Bedroom
  • Located on the first floor
  • Double bed
  • Built in wardrobe
Bedroom 2
  • Located on the first floor
  • High beamed ceilings
  • Double bed
  • Chest of drawers
Bedroom 3
  • Located on the first floor
  • Characterful sloping roof
  • Single twin beds

Bathing

Family Bathroom
  • Located on the first floor
  • Bath and walk in shower cubicle
Bathroom 2
  • En suite to bedroom one contains a walk in shower cubicle
Bathroom 3
  • Cloakroom located on the ground floor with WC

Outdoors

  • One flight of internal stairs
  • Private lawned garden with summer house
  • Barbeque and garden furniture provided

Parking

  • Private off road parking for two cars
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At A Glance

Please note this property can be booked with The School Masters Cottage to acommodate up to 10 guests. The two properties interconnect when let together
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Grading
4 Star
Property Type House
Dogs Welcomed 2
Cots 1
Highchairs 1
Parking Spaces 2
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Gorgeous house - we loved the welcome of the flowers and prosecco!

Gorgeous house - we loved the welcome of the flowers and prosecco! Very well equipped. 9/10 for cleanliness and 10/10 for likelihood to recommend to a friend
By Mr Hiatt
2 people found this review useful

What a lovely place

What a lovely place, very homely and Breeze , our Border Terrier (Warrick) thinks you are a very lucky dog to be able to live here when your mum and dad move here permanently
By The Waldens and Warwick
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Fantastic property

We stayed here for a week and had a fantastic time, the property had everything and more that we needed, we were welcomed by flowers, milk, tea bags, coffee and sugar and also Proscecco chilling in the fridge. The house was full of character and was a delight to stay in. Would love to book again in the very near future.
By Kevin Potts
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