School Cottage is situated in the well served village of Long Compton, with a good community, on the edge of the Cotswolds. The village has a good primary school, village shop, public house and 13th century church. Lying on the borders of North Oxfordshire, South Warwickshire and the North Gloucestershire, Long Compton is a very accessible village. The market towns of Moreton in Marsh, Shipston on Stour and Chipping Norton are all within 6 miles and cater for everyday needs with a wide variety of independent and high street shops and restaurants. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the cultural centres of Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford. A regular train service operates from Moreton in Marsh to Oxford and London Paddington taking 30 and 90 minutes respectively.
School Cottage is an attractive detached Listed 18th century property, located on a no-through vehicular lane. Constructed of local stone under a thatched roof, the property offers lots of character and flexible accommodation. Part of the house can be used as a two storey separate annexe. There is however, already a self contained studio ideal for guest or teenage accommodation.
School Cottage is accessed from the lane under an open porch by the front door. The hallway has stone flags, an under stair cupboard and a semi-glazed door opening to the rear garden. The kitchen is double aspect with an inglenook, flagstone floors, ceiling beams, a window seat with working shutters. Here, there are extensive wall and floor cupboards with a Neff ceramic hob and stainless steel oven below. The drawing room is divided into sitting and eating areas with a semi-circular wood staircase rising to the first floor. At one end, is a deep inglenook working fireplace with two sets of extra wide French double doors opening to the rear eating terrace. From the dining area, a door opens to a sitting/games room with a separate semi-glazed door to the front of the property. This party of the house has potential to create a separate annexe with a downstairs bedroom and shower room. A secondary staircase rises to two bedrooms, with extensive storage, and a bathroom.
From one of these rooms, a door opens to a double aspect bedroom in the main house. The semi-circular stairs from the drawing room rises to the landing with two further bedrooms and a bathroom leading off.
Accessed through one of the garages and from the garden, is a vaulted annexe room with exposed timbers, a shower room and a kitchenette. A second garage adjoins this part of the building.
The garden at School Cottage is walled and private and principally laid to lawn. Adjacent to the house, is a wide eating terrace. To one end of the garden are a brick-built boiler house and a timber summer house. There are several mature apple trees and a rose arbour with a sitting area below. To the east of the garden, is a rose trellis dividing the vegetable garden from the lawn area.