Reception Rooms: 3
GUIDE PRICE £150,000+ FOR SALE BY AUCTION ON WEDNESDAY 13TH DECEMBER AT 2 PM AT AUCTION HOUSE NORTH WEST. This beautiful stone built Grade II listed property has stood prominently in the village of Middleton since the 1600s. Spending most of its history as a grammar school and latterly a rations store during the war, The Old School House has since been home to the same family since the 1960s. Now it presents a rare and exciting opportunity to restore this characterful property and create a truly unique family home. As it stands, some modernisation and refurbishment is required to the accommodation that includes a kitchen, dining room, living room, snug and a total of three bedrooms and a bathroom. There are some beautiful original features that have been well maintained including the stone mullioned windows. There is a lovely raised lawn area to the front which has been left open to make the most of the countryside views and an added benefit is the driveway to the rear which provides off road parking for two vehicles and access into a single garage.
The village of Middleton has grown around The Old School House and is now a vibrant countryside community that enjoys a tranquil setting a short walk from the Morecambe Bay shore line. The village offers a peaceful lifestyle whilst not compromising on great accessibility into nearby Morecambe and Lancaster and access to the M6 can be found a 10 minute drive away. The neighbouring village of Overton boasts a well regarded primary school along with newly refurbished pub. A full range of amenities, including supermarket, doctors etc. is located a 5 minute drive away in Heysham village.
Entrance Hall The entrance hall parts ways into firstly what would have been the former school masters quarters and secondly into the old school hall.
Dining Room 16’10 x 9’1 (5.14 x 2.76) A homely room that would have once been the main living space for the head master of the school. The stone mullioned windows are a lovely feature along with a gas fire with stone surround. There is also external access onto the rear driveway from here.
Kitchen 9’4 x 8’9 (2.84 x 2.66) Presently comprising of a range of traditional wood wall, drawer and base units that encompass a sink and 4 ring electric hob with decorative copper hood over. The kitchen and dining room could be opened up to create a lovely open plan kitchen diner if required.
Living Room 15’11 x 13’11 (4.85 x 4.24) Once the classroom of the school this formal sitting room is full of character with stone mullioned windows and an exposed stone fireplace complete with a cast iron gas stove set upon a green slate hearth. The ceiling would have originally stretched up to the pitched roof however a first floor was added in the 90s to accommodate for a further bedroom. Exposed wooden ceiling beams have been added in keeping with the period charm.
Snug 15’11 x 10’1 (4.85 x 3.07) Quietly tucked away, this is a versatile room that could lend itself to a number of uses including a cosy snug or even home office. A back staircase leads up to the first floor, whilst access into the original portion of the first floor that would have also belonged to the school master is found from the main entrance hall.
Bedroom 12’10 x 12’8 (3.92 x 3.85) As formerly mentioned this part of the first floor was added in the 90s to allow for an extra double bedroom. The room features an original gallery window and access into a storage space above reveals the original exposed stone pitched ceiling of the school classroom.
A corridor runs between the latter to the original first floor area providing a wealth of under eaves storage spaces.
Master Bedroom 8’11 x 8’4 (2.73 x 2.54) The original stone mullioned windows look out over the front garden and there are also some useful built in storage cupboards.
Bedroom 11’10 x 8’8 (3.35 x 2.63) A good sized single bedroom again with original stone mullioned windows.
Bathroom Comprising bath, shower cubicle, WC, pedestal wash hand basin and tiled to the dado.
Outside The Old School House stands prominently along a quiet lane, enjoying an elevated plot and a beautiful front lawn which has been opened to make the most of the countryside views. The garden could easily be made fully enclosed for those with smaller children. There are an array of colourful flowers and plants amongst the raised beds that border the lawn and a flagged pathway that leads across the front. A driveway to the back of the property provides off road parking for two vehicles and leads into a single garage.
Directions Heading along the A683 from Lancaster to Morecambe, at the first roundabout continue straight and then at the crossroads turn left to join the Bay Gateway/ A683. Continue along with road for approximately 3.5 miles and at the fourth roundabout take the 1st exit to join Middleton Road heading into Middleton village. After approximately 1.3 miles turn right onto Carr Lane, turn left onto Hallam Lane and then the property can be found on your right hand side at the end of this lane, joining Low Road.