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The Old School House is a detached, period, natural stone, character former school house situated in a level plot and gardens of approximately a quarter of an acre (0.24 acres). The property enjoys a stunning rural backdrop and extensive countryside views at the rear. It has recently had planning permission for change of use to a residential dwelling. The property offers huge scope for renovation, reconfiguration and extension, subject to the necessary planning permission. If you are looking for a mini Grand Designs project in a very pretty, Dorset village position then this will be perfect for you. The property has the scope to become a substantial, four bedroom detached home with ample driveway parking and scope for garage and/or outbuildings - all subject to gaining the necessary planning permission. This rare, period property is enviably free from the restrictions of Grade II listing. It is full of original character with features including flagstone floors, vaulted ceilings rising to 21'6 in places, large feature Hamstone mullion windows and period latch doors. The current configuration comprises entrance reception hall, main school room, kitchenette and bathroom/WC. It is connected to mains electricity, mains water and a private drainage system. There are superb rural walks from nearby the property. It is a stones throw from the centre of the village. Ryme Intrinseca is a small, attractive rural village with its many period and listed properties and beautiful 13th century church. Ryme is half a mile from Yetminster, which has a primary school, doctors surgery, shop, pub, gallery tea rooms and village hall with its many clubs and activities. Yetminster also has a railway station on the Bristol Weymouth line. It is surrounded by stunning countryside and walks but also offers excellent access to the A303 trunk road to London and Exeter and the A30 to Salisbury. This unique property is only a short drive to the sought-after, historic town of Sherborne with its superb boutique high street with cafes, restaurants, Waitrose store and independent shops plus the breath-taking Abbey, Almshouses and Sherborne's world-famous private schools. It also has good access to the mainline railway station making London Waterloo in just over two hours. THIS PROPERTY MUST BE VIEWED TO BE APPRECIATED. NO FURTHER CHAIN.
Period wrought Iron front gate, paved flagstone front pathway, outside light, original door leads to entrance hall.
ENTRANCE HALL – 8’9 Maximum x 7’6 Maximum
Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, exposed Hamstone coining, flagstone floor, window to the side, pine latch door leads to fitted cupboard space, period latch doors lead off to the main rooms.
MAIN SCHOOL ROOM – 25’2 Maximum x 18’ Maximum
A stunning room enjoying a full vaulted ceiling with ceiling heights of 21’6, exposed beams. This room enjoys a light dual aspect with two feature large carved Hamstone gothic mullion windows to the front and rear. The front enjoys a sunny southerly aspect and the rear window enjoys extensive countryside views, carved Hamstone fireplace with cast iron log burning stove, exposed floorboards, three electric heaters, period latch door leads from the main room to kitchenette.
KITCHENETTE – 10’11 Maximum x 6’ Maximum
Ceramic Belfast sink, tiled surrounds, exposed floorboards, door to the side, multi-pane window to the rear overlooking the rear garden and enjoying extensive countryside views.
Period latch door from the entrance hall leads to bathroom.
BATHROOM – 11’ Maximum x 5’5 Maximum
High-level flushing WC, wall mounted wash basin, panelled bath, multi-pane glazed, and panelled door leads to the rear, heated towel rail, wall mounted electric heater.
The school house stands in a level plot of approximately a quarter of an acre (0.24 acres). Wrought iron period front gate gives access to front garden, enclosed by cut natural Hamstone walls, outside light, pathway leads to the side of the property whether there is an area offering scope for private driveway, subject to the necessary planning permission. This area leads to main rear garden.
MAIN REAR GARDEN – 73’ in depth x 92’ in width
This fantastic rear garden is enclosed by natural stone walls and enjoys a glorious rural backdrop with extensive countryside views. The garden is laid mainly to lawn and boasts a variety of mature trees and fruit trees. Natural stone detached garden store – 10’4 Maximum x 6’10 Maximum.
There is a privately owned public footpath to the right of the property. An easement over this lane leads to a timber 5 bar gate giving vehicular access to the main, rear garden.