The School House is incredibly special and the perfect retreat for those who want to get away from it all and completely unwind and relax. Originally the village school, The School House is now a house of two halves, one historic and one contemporary, that seamlessly blend together to create a very unique and unforgettably special place.
Situated in the tiny rural hamlet of Coryton, close to the village church, with spectacular views of the rolling Devon countryside, the style inside is deliciously classic and incredibly welcoming with squishy sofas, tiled floors, open fires, treasured antiques and cosy lighting.
What was originally the infant's classroom, the sociable kitchen with its walnut carved table, warming Aga and fabulous countryside views, is sure to become the focal point of your holiday, where lazy breakfasts and leisurely dinners are to be enjoyed.
Afterwards retire to the large drawing-room, to enjoy a good book in front of the fire or maybe partake in some home-made musical entertainment with the choice of instruments provided. The School House accepts children aged eight and over, and babes in arms under the age of six months.
A second sitting-room in the modern extension with wooden floors, open fire and vaulted ceiling, is wonderfully light and airy and provides an alternative choice for further relaxation.
All bathrooms have under-floor heating. The stylish family bathroom and two of the delightful bedrooms, one with en suite, lead off from the sitting-room and the third bedroom sits above the drawing-room with its own deluxe en suite cast iron bath and corner shower cubicle.
Outside the magic continues with almost an acre of garden that complements both the house and the surrounding countryside. Mealtimes can be enjoyed under the vine covered arbour or venture into the 'secret garden' with its three large terraces that take full advantage of the beautiful views across the valley. Listen out for the birdsong and the sounds of the countryside or just sit back, relax and watch the sun set at the end of a perfect day. Have you started to relax yet?
With such a special setting you may not want to stray far but there are delights to discover both in Devon and just over the border in Cornwall. Majestic Dartmoor is a walker's paradise with stunning views, rugged wide open spaces and iconic granite tors on offer or stroll around the beautiful gardens of Cotehele and The Garden House and the castles of Lydford and Launceston.
Grand designs of bygone days are aplenty with Buckland Abbey, Castle Drogo and Lanhydrock House to name but a few and the coasts beckon with surfers riding the waves at Bude, Widemouth Bay and Polzeath on the north and maritime history galore on the south. Riding on Dartmoor, biking the many cycle routes, golf, clay pigeon shooting and fishing are among the many outdoor activities.
The market towns of Launceston and Tavistock offer independent shopping and the local village of Lifton has a choice of places to eat out and a terrific farm shop where you can stock up on all your essential culinary supplies. If you can't manage it all in one visit there will be a chance to do it when you return to The School House which you are sure to do, again and again and again!
Kitchen/Diner with electric cooker (with induction hob), oil-fired Aga, fridge and dishwasher
Pantry with fridge and wash-basin
Drawing-room with CD player, piano and open fire
Step to Sitting-room with TV and open fire
Utility-room with wash-basin and washing machine
Separate WC and wash-basin
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed and vanity unit (accessed from the stairs in the Sitting-room)
Bedroom 3 with twin beds and steps down to en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle. WC and wash-basin (accessed from the stairs in the Drawing-room)
Bedroom 3 is separate from bedroom 1 and 2 (accessed by separate staircase) and therefore may not be suitable for parents who need to supervise younger children at night. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 3 cars
- Telephone (Incoming and local outgoing only)
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
The School House.
The stairs from the sitting-room lead up to the third bedroom.
Originally the infant classroom, the kitchen is now very much the heart of the home.
The second double bedroom on the first floor.
Why not take your meals outside and enjoy the views across the valley?
The gardens are absolutely delightful.
The kitchen has a gorgeous four oven Aga.
The double height second sitting-room is incredibly light and airy - with plenty of holiday reading and French doors leading out to the terrace.
The first bedroom and family bathroom lead off from the lounge and the stairs ascend to the second bedroom.
The stylish family bathroom.
Bedroom 1 has a beautiful bedstead.
The en suite shower-room for bedroom 1.
At the top of the stairs there's an area to sit and gather your thoughts.
The three bedrooms are stylishly furnished.
Thre are lovely touches throughout this very special house.
Plenty of room in the sitting-room for everyone to relax in front of the open fire.
For the musicians amongst you - there's even a piano.
One of two sitting-rooms at The School House.
The twin bedroom is in the upstairs of the original school house.
Steps lead down from the twin bedroom into the elegant en suite bathroom.
From the kitchen you can enjoy the views across the valley.
The grounds are beautiful all year round.
The setting is idyllic.
The School House and terraced area basking in the glorious Devonshire sunshine
The scenery on Dartmoor is quite majestic
The Dartmoor ponies roam freely across the moors
Head off to the North Cornish Coast to discover towering cliffs, sandy beaches and great walking