Constructed of local ironstone beneath a slate roof with a single storey addition to the rear, the Old School House was originally inhabited by the Headmaster of the local primary school until 1987. The property changed to private residential use and since then has been sympathetically updated by the current owners whilst retaining much of the original charm and character. Features include exposed beams to the ceiling, exposed stonework and fireplaces with log burning stoves. Updating has included replacing many of the windows with double glazing, re-fitting of the kitchen and bathroom and re-decoration. The ground floor reception rooms, along with the second floor, feature Oak floorboards and the kitchen is fitted with a range of wooden units, complemented by granite worksurfaces, a Range cooker (with LPG gas hob and electric oven), a ceramic sink. The bathroom is fitted with a three piece suite in white with ball and claw roll-top bath and a wooden floor.
Sulgrave is a pretty village located between the market towns of Banbury and Brackley. There are many important listed buildings in the village, particularly the 16th Century Sulgrave Manor, the ancestral home of George Washington's family. The village has a community shop/post office and a public house. The neighbouring village of Culworth has a primary school, and the village is within the catchment area of the Chenderit secondary school in nearby Middleton Cheney, buses for both schools serve the village. From Banbury there is a mainline railway station, to London Marylebone, and Jct 11 of the M40 motorway and shopping includes the Castle Quay at Banbury, Gateway Retail Park and supermarkets to include Waitrose.
The Old School House sits gable end to School Street with on road parking. A wrought iron gate gives pedestrian access via a pathway which is bordered by a picket fence to the main entrance and also to the secondary entrance via the utility room. The pathway continues past the property to the gardens which are walled and laid principally to lawn extending to approximately 28 metres in length and complemented by well stocked flowering borders. There are a variety of mature trees including two apple and two pear trees. Pleached lime trees also provide natural screening from the neighbouring property. In addition there is a seating area, pond and vegetable beds adjacent to a timber storage shed.
Oil fired heating serving domestic heating and hot water via radiators. The boiler is located in the cellar.
Kitchen Breakfast Room
Part Walled Gardens