The Old School House
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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Few buildings can claim such a rich and diverse historical contribution to their local parish as The Old School House, and it's found in one of South Devon's most beautiful settings for a relaxing holiday. Originally commissioned by Lord and Lady Churston in 1865, the school building was used to billet US officers during WWII, as a parish meeting place and more recently as a village post office, before finally becoming a warm and welcoming home.
The building itself is Grade II listed and constructed of local stone in a Tudor style, it has been lovingly restored and now combines original features and much character, with practical modern conveniences. One of the property's most interesting points is the dining room, which was originally the main classroom but is now a vast dining or games room more akin to a banquet hall!
With a vaulted ceiling, mezzanine and ample space, the dining area makes the perfect room for extended families or groups of friends to host grand celebratory meals, or for the whole clan to spread out and relax with games in front of the log burner on a cosy autumn afternoon.
The location is perfect and the area's a country pub lover and dog walker's paradise! Not only do you have a highly regarded Inn on the door step, but the South West Coast Path and several renowned beaches are just a pleasant walk across the golf course. There is also a fully enclosed private pet friendly garden.
A short walk from the house is the excellent Churston Farm Shop plus a garden store and popular café. The ferry to Dartmouth is a five minute drive and this is one of the best locations possible for reaching all the attractions of Torbay, including the rustic charm of Brixham with its growing reputation as a gastro hub.
This is a superb destination for lovers of character and history to spend their time, from the solid elm doors and working bell tower, to the original school coat hooks in the entrance hall, it has personality and charm by the bucket load.
The Old School House is annexed to The School Masters Cottage which is an entirely separate two bedroom cottage of the same style, quality and architectural merit. Both properties may be let together to provide larger families or groups of friends with 3/4 double and 2/4 twin rooms.
Please note this property can be booked with The School Masters Cottage to acommodate up to 10 guests. The two properties interconnect when let together
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Elberry Cove 1.9 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter International 49.7 km, Nearest railway: Dartmouth 6.6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The English Riviera region
The warm climate and award-winning beaches enjoyed by South Devon have kept it a fashionable holiday resort for many generations. Torquay, Paignton and Brixham make up Torbay, one of the most popular areas for holidays in South Devon, and the area also includes the coastal towns of Dawlish, Teignmouth and Starcross. South Devon holiday cottages position their guests in some of the country's prettiest locations for a break with a continental feel. South Devon hosts dozens of festivals and regattas throughout the whole year. One of the world's oldest shipwrecks was found off South Devon's coast. Pete Goss built his Team Phillips catamaran in Totnes
A cosy coastal town with beautiful views and rambling countryside, Brixham can be found at the south end of the English Riviera. A busy fishing port with a fascinating history, including the inspiration for world famous hymns and being the landing place of William Prince of Orange, this picturesque corner of Devon is a delight to explore. From the bustling harbour filled with trawlers and yachts, to the tranquil nature reserve at Berry Head, there is plenty to enjoy during your stay.
Restaurants, pubs, bistros and cafes line the harbour along with colourful cottages, whilst families can enjoy the many attractions in the region. The coastline is interspersed with coves such as Churston, Fishcombe and St. Mary's Bay if you are looking for a quieter beach, while Breakwater beach has parking, a lifeguard in the summer and the Breakwater Bistro serving meals and takeaway food.
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