Escape to the country yet be within easy reach of Beverley, Hull, Driffield & the coast.The Old School House, Catwick is steeped in history and set within 0.4 acres of land. Sympathetically remodeled and updated over the years it is multi functional and multi purpose. Could it be perfect for you?
You could be forgiven for driving past this property without really noticing it. Pull onto the driveway and round the back though and you are in for an enormous, very pleasant surprise. This fabulous home dates back to 1830 and was the village school until the 1950s when it became surplus to requirements as the population dropped following World War 2 and several village schools merged. It was used as the village hall for a time but since the 1960s has been a place to call home for someone.
It's difficult to get across on paper all that is magical about this home but we will do our best. Imagine being able to return home after a hard days work and being able to wander around your country estate enjoying all that this beautiful setting has to offer. Alternatively, as working from home becomes more and more popular as a life choice, you may not even have to leave it in the first place. This property, together with its out buildings, could well offer the chance for someone to escape the rat race and work from home. Alternatively maybe you are looking for somewhere with plenty of room to 'grow you own'. Look no further as this is something that the present owners have thoroughly enjoyed and been very successful at.
From a practical point of view it has been been very well maintained and improved over the years. Since moving in 13 years ago there's been a new kitchen and a new en-suite installed and the roof to the stable block has been replaced with an insulated one. The above is great news for the new owners as they can simply move in and start living the dream.
As you wander through this home you will notice the beautiful teak doors - thanks to the ships engineer that bought the property and decided to replace the existing doors using teak obtained from the decking of luxury yachts.
As a former school house this property is spread out over one level. The main lounge area forms the central hub of the property and is a fabulous size. It has an attractive brick built fire place with brick hearth and desirable wood burner. The high ceiling is beamed adding to its character. A large window to the front allows a good deal of light to flow in whilst a doorway opposite leads directly out onto the rear garden. It really does lend itself to entertaining family and friends. To the left hand side an archway leads you through to the dining area which currently doubles up as a home office.
The kitchen has been re fitted and what a great job. There's plenty of fitted cabinets and work surfaces, an integrated dish washer, built in oven and cooker, even a handy breakfast bar.
The Garden room was added in the 1990s and has so much potential. It's currently being used as an over sized utility room come nursery for all the seedlings being raised by the green fingered owners but this is a great space that opens a variety of options dependent on your needs. There's such a lovely view of the immediate rear garden from here we're sure you will agree with us it would make a lovely additional family room.
There are three bedrooms, two doubles and a single plus the family bathroom. The main bedroom has the luxury of an en-suite shower room complete with power shower.
If you like the sound of the interior you are going to love what we have to say about the exterior.
Neat railings mark the boundary to the front of this property whilst gravel keeps this area low maintenance. There's a gravel driveway to the side which sweeps beyond the car port and opens out behind the former stable block to provide plenty of parking.
The stable block has had a variety of uses over the years and benefits from being on a separate electrical distribution. There's also a row of sheds behind this block providing even more useful storage options.
The lawn spreads out in front of you and as you wander down you'll see a pond, gazebo, green houses, vegetable plots not to mention the wonderful array of plants and shrubs. Look to your left and you'll see the horses in the paddock next door. It really is an idyllic countryside setting and one that only a very few have had the privilege of enjoying.
If you think this could be the property of your dreams call us to book a viewing at a time that best suits you and we'll show you round.
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