Take a look at these fabulous Fine & Country properties that are close to excellent schools.
School bells across the country will soon be tolling to mark the start of another academic year. For many parents, living within walking distance of a good school is one of the most important factors when buying a house. To make the decision easier, we have found five beautiful properties that are close to exceptional schools.
Hampton-In-Arden, Solihull, £1,350,000
Having recently been refurbished from the roof to the cellar, Beech House is a perfect family home. The Grade II Listed home is an example of Georgian grandeur with period features blended with modern living.
It is within a ten-minute drive from the successful Solihull School. This independent school has been teaching students since 1560, and they now have some of the best A-Level results in the country with 85% of students achieving solely A*-B grades in 2016.
Fine & Country West Midlands (0121 746 6400; www.fineandcountry.com)
Northaw, Hertfordshire, £1,795,000
A stunning, light and airy five bedroom character family home originally dating back to Victorian times, set on a secluded plot of around one acre. The drawing room is the highlight of the house, with a 20 foot high vaulted ceiling with huge windows.
It is within the catchment area of one of the UK’s highest achieving state schools, established over 400 years ago. Dame Alice Owen’s School is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and has very high exam results, with around 85% of students achiving A*-B grades at A-Level on average.
Fine & Country Brookmans Park (01707 662 222; www.fineandcountry.com)
West Drayton, Nottinghamshire, £565,000
Manor Farm House is a delightful Grade II Listed Georgian farmhouse standing in grounds of in excess of ½ acre in the small hamlet of West Drayton, around six miles from Retford.
Nearby Worksop College is one of the best independent co-educational schools in the region for both day and boarding pupils aged 11-18, with a prep school at Ranby House for pupils aged 3-11 which will be moving to the Worksop College site soon. Notable old ‘Worksopians’ include Christopher Awdry, a children’s author, sculptor Ivor Roberts-Jones and England cricketer Joe Root.
Fine & Country Bawtry (01302 591 000; www.fineandcountry.com)
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, POA
A stunning and impressive home of considerable style and character, immaculate throughout and enjoying breath-taking uninterrupted views over the Usk Vale to Welsh Mountains.
This home is a short picturesque drive from two of the Haberdasher’s Independent boarding schools in Monmouth. Monmouth School for boys and Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls regularly achieve high results and were praised in Tatler’s Schools Guide 2016.
Fine & Country Chepstow (01291 629 799; www.fineandcountry.com)
Windermere, Lake District, £1,450,000
Occupying the most substantial part of the main building at this exclusive development, 4 Briery Close is steeped in history and enjoys an abundance of beautiful original features. This magnificent four bedroom home overlooks a private area of lawn with views across Lake Windermere to the mountains beyond.
Located in this beautiful part of the world, the nearby Windermere School enjoys all the regular independent school offerings as well as canoeing, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing on the lake.
Fine & Country Lakes & North Lancs. (01539 733 500; www.fineandcountry.com)
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