Horns Cross, Bideford, EX39 5DN

Detached House 4 Bedroom
EPC Rating: EPC
Sale agreed £535,000

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Key Features
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathroom / Shower Rooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • Once served purpose as the local primary school
  • Having charm & period features of its former years
  • Large beamed & vaulted ceilings, spectacular gothic style windows & solid wooden doors throughout
  • Kitchen / Diner opening to a patio which leads onto a lawned rear garden which is enclosed
  • Plentiful parking
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Property Description

Additional Information

Hoops School House is beautiful and iconic building that is located on the outskirts of the hamlet of Horns Cross. As the name suggests, this elegant building once served purpose as the local primary school. Now it is a spacious 4 Bedroom detached residence that still carries the charm and period features of its former years. There are large beamed and vaulted ceilings, spectacular gothic style windows and solid wooden doors throughout.

The Living Room is a joyous space that has views over the surrounding fields. The 4 Bedrooms are of a great size and there is a Bathroom on each level. The Kitchen / Diner opens out via bi-fold doors to a patio area which leads onto a lawned rear garden which is enclosed with stone walls.

There is plentiful parking to the front of the property to suit the largest of families or those who have an interest in boating or motor homing.

Horns Cross has 2 great pubs and the North Devon Coastline is virtually on your doorstep.

This house will and has made a wonderful permanent residence. It would also shine as a standout holiday home.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room 21'3" x 14'7" (6.48m x 4.45m). Double glazed composite door to property front. Carpeted stairs rising to First Floor with understairs storage cupboard. Equipped with a range of wood effect eye and base level cabinets with matching drawers, rolltop work surfaces with tiled splashbacking and 1.5 bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap over. Built-in combi electric oven / microwave with ceramic hob and extractor canopy over. Oil fired Stanley providing hot water, central heating and a hob and oven to cook from. Space for fridge / freezer, space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Radiator, TV point. Ample space for dining table. UPVC double glazed window to property front. Double glazed aluminium bi-fold doors to rear patio. Solid wood door to Inner Hallway.

Dining Room 17' x 9' (5.18m x 2.74m). UPVC double glazed window to property front. Ample space for large dining table. 2 radiators, fitted carpet. Solid doors to Inner Hallway.

Inner Hallway    Fitted carpet, radiator. Opening to vaulted Living Room Balcony above.

Bedroom 3 13'2" x 9'5" (4.01m x 2.87m). A good size double Bedroom with UPVC double glazed window overlooking the rear garden. Built-in double wardrobes. Fitted carpet, radiator, wall lights.

Bedroom 4 13'2" x 7'7" (4.01m x 2.3m). UPVC double glazed window to rear garden. Built-in wardrobe. Fitted carpet, radiator.

Shower Room    A lovely vaulted Shower Room with UPVC double glazed windows to property front and rear. Large double shower enclosure, close couple dual flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled flooring, heated towel rail, extractor fan.

First Floor Landing    Fitted carpet, radiator, down lights.

Bedroom 1 17'8" x 10'5" (5.38m x 3.18m). A spacious main Bedroom with UPVC double glazed window to property front with window seat. 2 Velux roof lights. Large built-in wardrobe and fitted wardrobe. Radiator, fitted carpet.

Bedroom 2 16'9" x 9'9" (5.1m x 2.97m). A wonderful second Bedroom with UPVC double glazed gothic style window to property front enjoying countryside views. High vaulted ceiling with ceiling beams. Fitted carpet, radiator.

Bathroom    UPVC double glazed window. Velux roof light. Pedestal wash hand basin, close couple WC and bath with shower over. Tiled flooring, down lights, radiator, electric shaver point.

Living Room 17'9" x 16'9" (5.4m x 5.1m). A grand space with high vaulted ceiling and charming beams with light fixtures. Fitted carpet and wooden flooring. 2 radiators, TV point. Large gothic style window providing great countryside views that can be enjoyed from a seated position.

Outside    To the front of the property is a large stone chipping driveway providing off-road parking for a vast number of vehicles. The drive is enclosed by hedging and a low stone wall border.

To the side of the drive is a lawned area which discreetly houses a brand new sewage treatment plant that works on a full aeration system making it extremely low maintenance.

The front door is striking - made of composite materials and has a Storm Porch above. There is a bell which is befitting of the nature of the property, a courtesy light and an outside water tap.

Access to the rear is via a 5-bar gate which leads to a further parking area. To the rear of the property is a lovely patio area immediately off the Kitchen / Breakfast Room which provides a nice space to sit out and relax. The garden which is largely lawned from here is enclosed by a stone wall. There is a storage shed, the oil tank and an original gate which would have been used by the schoolchildren many years ago to access their school.


From Bideford Quay head in the direction of Northam and upon reaching the Heywood Road roundabout, turn left onto the A39 towards Bude. Continue on this road passing through Fairy Cross and then through Horns Cross. Continue past the Hoops Inn on your right hand side (notable for its thatched roof). Continue for a short distance before finding Hoops School House on your right hand side clearly displaying a name plate.

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