Apartment 23, The Old School, Bideford
- For Sale
2 Parking spaces
COMMUNAL ENTRANCE LOBBY
With entrance door leading into:
10'3 x 9'10 (3.12 x 2.99)
28'2 x 26'4 (8.58m x 8.02m)
20'2 x 14'10 (6.15m x 4.52m)
The flat comprises of a spacious entrance hallway leading to the second double bedroom as well as the modern fully fitted bathroom. The open plan living / dining / kitchen area is considered to be the perfect space for socialising with guests. The open plan living / dining area flows through from the kitchen, whilst passing a breakfast bar area with space for chairs. The kitchen is fitted with ample eye and base level units with worktops, an integrated electric hob with extractor hood over, an electric oven and space for further appliances. From the Living Area there is a door to the Master Bedroom and En-Suite Shower Room.
The apartment is being sold with two allocated parking spaces.
THE OLD SCHOOL is a purpose built school dating from 1902 which has been converted into unique and modern apartments the final phase released for sale forms apartments from the loft/top floor of this impressive building, providing modern living within this historic old school with some original feature exposed brick walls with the apartments being spacious with open plan living spaces, comfortable bedrooms and fully fitted bathrooms. The apartments are accessed via a gated entrance with communal gardens and two car parking spaces per apartment.
Although Geneva Place was completed in 1902 it is of an earlier design being brick built and circa 4.5m floor to ceilings. It is a unique Victorian building given the specification and wealth of original features and the mainly original condition of the building. The interior has a beautiful simplicity with-out the delicate frieze work or stained glass windows expected from this era. The width of corridors and feel of the interior space is very spacious with exposed brick, high timber sash windows. The main alteration to the building has been the addition of a mezzanine floor through the majority of the ground floor and much of the first floor which is at least 30 years old.
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
The Boarding School for girls and infants relocated in 1903 from the High Street to the new school at Geneva Place. After a fire, the Old Town School for Boys was transferred to Geneva Place. Following reorganisation in 1932, the senior pupils became a separate school on the upper floor of the building. In 1955 and 1958 the infants and juniors were transferred to Pynes County Infants School and Westcroft County Junior School respectively. Since then the building was used by Bideford Grammar School and in the latter years Bideford College. The building ceased to be used in July 2010 at the end of the summer term when Bideford College moved into new purpose built facilities on the main campus thus ending 107 years of educational use for the building.
From Bideford Quay proceed up the High Street and turn left at the top. Take the next right at the crossroads into Abbotsham Road. Proceed along Abbotsham Road past the hospital on your right until reaching a cross roads with traffic lights. Turn left at the traffic lights into Dymond Road. Continue up this road where you will see The Old School to be a short distance along on your left hand side, passing the building on the left and turning into Geneva Place the entrance will be see to the rear of the building with a gated entrance on the left hand side.
Bideford offers a wide range of national and local shopping, banking and recreational facilities together with its historic Pannier Market offering local fresh produce together with local art and craft stalls. Nearby villages include Northam, with its many amenities including Health and Dental Centre, Leisure Centre and its Burrows Country Park offering many attractive walks and stunning vistas, together with Appledore, famous for its pretty winding streets and Quayside overlooking the Estuary across to Instow, and Westward Ho! with its long sandy beaches and championship Golf Course. The national parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor are within easy reach and other local visitor attractions include the Tarka Trail being popular with cyclists and walkers alike, the Atlantic Village retail outlet, Clovelly and Hartland Quay.