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The Old School House in Brixham, Devon

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
3 bathrooms

The Old School House description

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


Located on the ground floor. Access to the garden. Breakfast bar . Aga and single gas oven with gas hob. Microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Washing machine located in the utility roo.

Dining Room/Area

Located on the ground floor. Vaulted ceiling. Banquet table for ten. Log burning stove.

Living Room/Area

Open plan with kitchen and dining area. Located on the ground floor. Access to the garden. Two sofas and four armchairs. Large feature fireplace and wood burning stove. 32” flatscreen SmartTV with Freeview.

Master Bedroom

Located on the first floor. Double bed. Built in wardrobe.

Bedroom 2

Located on the first floor. High beamed ceilings. Double bed. Chest of drawers.

Bedroom 3

Located on the first floor. Characterful sloping roof. Single twin beds.

Family Bathroom

Located on the first floor. Bath and walk in shower cubicle.

Bathroom 2

En suite to bedroom one contains a walk in shower cubicle.

Bathroom 3

Cloakroom located on the ground floor with WC.

Garden Description

One flight of internal stairs. Private lawned garden with summer house. Barbeque and garden furniture provided.


Private off road parking for two cars.


  • Traditional building dating back 150 years
  • Lovely location, walking distance to farm shop and cafe
  • Front and rear gardens with ample off road parking
  • Only 10 minutes from beach and 5 minutes from Brixham
  • A stunning 3 bedroom cottage sleeping 6

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