The Old School House – Aldsworth, Cotswolds
- On Street
Situated on the edge of a very welcoming and friendly village, The Old School House has the luxury of being embedded in the Cotswold countryside with vast views of rolling hills and fields of green, as well as being within a 15-20 minute radius of a handful of glorious neighbouring towns and villages.
The Old School house is a 4-bedroom property that comes with a self contained 1-bedroom annex which has a separate entrance accessible from the street as well as internal access from the homes utility room. This 1-bedroom annex is absolutely full of potential which you can use according to whatever fits your lifestyle, for example it could be a guest bedroom, staff quarters, an office/study or a children's playroom. It was previously used as a gallery, which just demonstrates the creativity that having this holds.
The exterior of the property is very classic and grand, with stone bricks, large windows and a pillared arch entrance complimented by the lush green foliage that climbs up the front of the house that adds vibrancy to its welcoming feel. The Old School House enjoys direct views over a paddock, which contain horses peacefully grazing on the grass.
As you enter, the house opens up to a lovely, welcoming sitting room with large windows that have characterful wooden frames that absorb the natural light and create a bright and airy reception room. The property comes unfurnished, but you can already imagine yourself cosied up by the open fire under blankets on a comfortable sofa. The Old School House cleverly resembles that feeling of home that we all crave. With a walkway of tiled stones, you can follow the entrance the way through into the hallway corridor.
Out of the sitting room and round to the right, you will find a second reception room known as the drawing room. This space reflects the sitting room with traditional similarities including the wooden floors, high ceilings, wooden framed windows and open fire place. However, the drawing room is painted a gorgeous teal colour which truly brings the space alive! Having these two reception rooms gives you the luxury of choice; you could have one sitting room and a large office, a cinema room and a creative studio or a formal evening lounge and a games room-the choice is yours and The Old School House spoils you with opportunities.
In the hallway corridor, you'll come across the set of stairs that wrap around upwards to the first floor, which carry rustic features and behold a marvelous chandelier which hangs from the top. Just passed the stairs on the ground floor, you will find a WC. Opposite the sitting room, there is a door that leads into the kitchen.
The kitchen has had the luxury of a recent refurbishment, with a delightful stretch of cupboards, cabinets and storage in a light grey/blue colour which contributes to the property's light and airy feel. There is also room for a breakfast nook, which is ideal for sipping on your tea in the early morning, reading the paper or baking pancakes for your little ones. The kitchen is quite often the heart of a property and The Old School House reflects this, with the Owner's attention to detail and quality in their renovation.
The kitchen flows inside to outside, which is an absolute sun trap! It is the perfect space to create a cosy snug, sun lounge or an office. The sliding doors open up to a contained courtyard, which would be wonderful for outdoor dining in the summer with a BBQ. At the far end of this flexible space, there is a stone wall with a door which leads into a practical utility room. Following on from this, you will find the entrance to the annex which can be locked off from the rest of the house.
The Old School House is designed ideally for a family or home bodies, who like to entertain from the comfort of their own home. The garden can be found just across from the front of the property, enclosed by a classic Cotswold stone wall, a fence and a gate. The canopy of trees and foliage with surround & shelter the garden, offer a secured sense of privacy. With sunlight beaming through the branches and onto the lawn, it is a peaceful outdoor space to be enjoyed by all whether you're reading a booking, gardening or playing games.
On the first floor, you will be greeted with two double bedrooms, one ensuite as well as a family bathroom. The bedrooms are both of generous size for comfortable living, as well as bathrooms which have been refurbished to an incredibly high standard with sleek interior and modern appliances. Up another set of stairs, you will find a further two bedrooms with a shared bathroom.
The Old School House has been completed to an immaculate standard, whilst maintaining that character and creativity that is so sought after in the Cotswolds. In a blissful location, The Old School House is an absolute gem and as it comes unfurnished, there is room to make it your own!