The Old School House, Steeple Ashton


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A beautifully presented and fascinating 15th century three bedroom Grade II listed former wing of larger hall house, situated within the well regarded village of Steeple Ashton close to pub and community run village shop/café. The spacious interior is packed with a variety of period features including statement wide oak staircase, inglenook fire place with flagstone hearth and wood burning stove, built-in dresser with cabinets beneath, exposed beams to ceilings & walls and sash windows with shutters. Accommodation includes two good sized reception rooms, modern shaker style kitchen with integrated appliances, granite work tops and range cooker, utility room and bathroom. Additional features include large attic storage room, LPG central heating, private courtyard garden and no onward chain. Viewing is highly recommended.

History Of The Old School House.

Dating from c1500 this is the remaining West Wing of a much larger Hall House, and was the Schoolteachers’ residence until the 1950s. The abundance of carved beams still visible in the house indicate that the front part at least was originally open to the roof, with the upper floor inserted and chimney extension being added in the late 16th century. The wide oak staircase, a central feature of the house, is of unknown origin, but may have been inserted to give easy access for children when used as extra classrooms for the school!The daughter of one of the last schoolmasters to live there writes that as a child she discovered an old well for drawing water beneath the coalhouse floor at the back of the premises, although no sign of this now remains.

Formerly part of Lord Long’s estate, the Old School House ceased to be used for the school in about the 1950s, and after some years of neglect was sold into private ownership in the 1980s. Only 2 families have owned it since then, and much improved it to become the fascinating and comfortable home that it is today.

Entrance Way

Panelled door to the front. Large oak show piece staircase to the first floor. Doors to cloakroom and living room. Open plan to dining room.


Window to the side. Radiator. Wash hand basin and w/c. Fuse box and electric meter.

Living Room

13' 0'' x 12' 2'' (3.97m x 3.71m) max

Sash window to the front with shutters. Radiator. Inglenook fireplace with flagstone hearth, wood mantle and wood burning stove inset. Under stairs recess. Exposed wall and ceiling beams.

Dining Room

16' 10'' x 9' 11'' (5.14m x 3.02m)

Window to the side. Radiator. Feature fireplace with stone hearth and wood burning stove inset. Fitted period dresser with cupboards and shelving. Exposed wall and ceiling beams. Understairs storage cupboard. Door to the:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

15' 3'' x 9' 7'' (4.65m x 2.91m)

Two windows to the rear. Radiator. Range of shaker style wall and base mounted units with contrasting granite work tops and splash-backs. Belfast sink with mixer tap. Stoves electric range cooker with splash-back and extractor hood over. Integrated dishwasher and larder fridge. Feature fireplace with wood mantle. Two built-in cupboards. Space for table. Quarry tiled flooring and exposed beams. Door to the:

Rear Lobby

Sky-light. Tiled effect vinyl flooring. Door to the garden. Door to the:

Utility Room

10' 3'' x 5' 5'' (3.12m x 1.65m)

Window to the side. Wall mounted combi boiler. Selection of wall and base mounted units. Single sink drainer unit. Plumbing for washing machine. Tiled effect vinyl flooring.


Balustrade. Radiator. Door enclosing stairs to the loft room. Part exposed wood flooring, exposed wall and ceiling beams. Panelled doors off to inner landing and into:

Bedroom Two

12' 1'' x 10' 8'' (3.68m x 3.25m)

Sash window to the front. Radiator. Exposed wall and ceiling beams.

Family Bathroom

Victorian style radiator with heated towel rail. Three piece white suite with tiled and panelled surrounds comprising corner bath with shower mixer tap and electric shower over, wash hand basin and w/c with enclosed cistern. Exposed wall and ceiling beams.

Inner Landing

Two obscured windows lights into bedroom three. Exposed wall and ceiling beams. Panelled doors off and into:

Bedroom One

15' 5'' x 9' 5'' (4.71m x 2.86m)

Window to the rear. Radiator. Two double wardrobes with drawers under. Exposed wall and ceiling beams.

Bedroom Three

12' 10'' x 9' 11'' (3.90m x 3.03m)

Window to the side. Two radiators. Exposed wall and ceiling beams.

Loft Room

38' 2'' x 10' 8'' (11.62m x 3.25m)

Access by solid fixed staircase. Boarded offering plenty of storage.

Exposed ceiling trusses.

To The Front & Side

Gate and path leading to the front door. Small area with a variety of plants and shrubs. Enclosed by walling and railings. Path and gate to the rear garden.

To The Rear

Enclosed cottage courtyard garden mainly laid to paving with pea-gravel borders and a variety of mature plants and shrubs. Double doors enclosing LPG cylinders. Brick built storage shed. Fencing and walling enclosing providing a high level of privacy.

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