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Historic Grade II house sleeps 8/9

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Historic Grade II house sleeps 8/9

Entire house
8 guests4 bedrooms8 beds2 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
2 baths
Self check-in
You can easily check in with the doorman.
Great location
91% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Judith is a Superhost
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The space

The Old School House, designed & built by "the King's carpenter", John Abel, in 1632 as part of the adjoining Lady Hawkins School, used to be the headmaster's house. Since 2006 it has been our much loved family home and in our absence we hope guests will enjoy its welcome feel as much as we do. The upper storeys rebuilt in the 1870s, are full of light & space with 4 bedrooms: 1 double bed, 1 double bed with child's bed, 1 twin, 1 with child's cabin bed for two. A large upstairs bathroom with shower, bath & WC. On the ground floor the double-windowed kitchen / breakfast room with range cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, Belfast sink, salvaged wooden worktops. Large & comfortable sitting room with sofas, chairs, rugs, Clearview woodburner, Flatscreen TV & DVD & range of books, CDs, games. Second sitting room / dining room with open fire, piano, dining table. Lower ground floor Utility room: washing machine, Butler sink, WC & Shower. South-facing windows with beautiful views across the valley, original oak floorboards and shutters throughout the ground floor, flagstone lower ground floor. Large well-stocked garden.

The house has a lovely garden for guests to use. There is a wide stone flagged patio, wildlife pond and fig tree bordering the large open lawned area which then slopes steeply down to a 'secret' lower garden with a vegetable garden, fruit trees and cottage garden plants. Outdoor furniture includes: table, benches, parasol.

Amenities

Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Indoor Fireplace

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with building staff

Availability

64 Reviews

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Jordan
September 2018
This is an amazing house in a great location and is hosted very well.
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Stephen
September 2018
Great house, full of character and very comfortable. The log burner made the lounge very cosy. It was a great place for a family gathering.
Nicki User Profile
Nicki
August 2018
You won't be disappointed if you stay here. The house is huge, the garden is gorgeous and the host very responsive. Little extra touches l…
Sylvia User Profile
Sylvia
July 2018
Fantastic house in a beautiful setting. Spacious and well-equipped home.
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Vivien
July 2018
This is a really beautiful old house in a wonderful location. The house itself is spacious, with wonderful views, comfortable bedrooms and a…
Claire User Profile
Claire
July 2018
The Old School House is a spacious and relaxing home with ample accommodation for six or seven people. The house is handily situated in the …
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Response from Judith:
Absolutely delighted you enjoyed the house and thank you for being such lovely guests. We would love to welcome you bac…
July 2018
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Paul
June 2018
Stayed at the old school house for a reunion with a group of old friends for 2 nights. It was really perfect accommodation with lots of spac…

Hosted by Judith

Nairobi, KenyaJoined in July 2014
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232 Reviews
Judith is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Busy! When I am not in the UK our property is managed by Aud Oakley, who lives nearby and is a very welcoming host.
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