House hunters ‘See the headmaster’

Old School House, Combs
Old School House, Combs

Victoria headmasters were obviously well provided for if The Old School House in Combs is typical.

The house was built to a very high standard for the head of the adjacent school.

Old School House, Combs

Old School House, Combs

The agents Robinson’s Portfolio say: “The Victorians were excellent master builders and the pride taken in their construction of buildings is self-evident by the durability of materials and craftsmanship used. “

That means many original features survive including crested ridge tiles, painted floorboards, panelled doors, dado and picture rails and an open fireplace with fine chimneypiece in the sitting room.

It is also a light and airy house with high ceilings.

But it also has modern features, like the shaker-style fitted kitchen in the 5.4m by 2.7m kitchen/breakfast room, which comes with a range cooker.

Old School House, Combs

Old School House, Combs

There is a seperate dining room while the 3m by 2.4m main bedroom has an en suite bathroom.

The other three bedrooms range from 4.5m by 3.6m to 3.1m by 2.5m.

There is a large family bathroom plus a separate shower room.