With great kerb appeal and a wealth of charming features inside and out, School House is a former Victorian headteacher’s home now on the market in a rural village.

The stone-built detached property, which is set in large mature gardens in Greenhead, has been sympathetically maintained and retains an abundance of period features.

Ryan Eve, managing director of selling agents Finest Properties, said: “These original finishes include panelled doors, deep skirtings, sash windows, dado rails, picture rails, decorative ceiling roses, coving and wooden floors - everything you could wish for in a period home.

“In addition, the spacious and flexible accommodation also provides modern comforts of double glazing, insulation to the walls, loft and downstairs floors and a recently installed efficient boiler.

“It’s a lovely home in a great position, convenient for the A69 trunk road linking Newcastle and Carlisle and is on the Hadrian’s Wall Trail too.”

School House has an impressive entrance hallway with high ceilings enhancing the sense of space and a wealth of period details adding character and charm.

The hall provides access to the downstairs accommodation with a staircase leading to the first floor and reception and entertaining space is provided by a set of rooms.

To the front is a bright and inviting sitting room of generous proportions, with two large windows overlooking the gardens and an attractive fireplace with wood-burning stove and granite surround. Beyond the sitting room is a splendid garden room with French doors providing direct access to the rear garden.

There is also a well-proportioned dining room flooded with natural light from a large window and warmed by a wood-burning stove set in a substantial inglenook fireplace. It provides a stunning focal point in this handsome reception room which has direct access to the bright and contemporary kitchen.

This lovely family space is fitted with an extensive range of white units with complementary marble-effect worktops and also boasts an integrated dishwasher and space for an American-style fridge-freezer. It has dual-aspect windows, light wood-effect flooring and ceiling spotlights. An adjacent utility room is plumbed for a washing machine.

Another room at the back of the house has an en-suite shower room and is currently being used as a bedroom but is equally well-suited for use as a study.

Ryan added: “From the hallway at the front of the house an attractive spindle staircase leads to the first-floor landing which is illuminated by a large window floods and has doors to the three bedrooms - two doubles and a single - and family bathroom.

“This is a particularly impressive room, an ideal chill-out space with a roll-top bath, and finished to a high standard. It complements the en-suite shower room in the master bedroom. The other double bedroom also has the benefit of fitted wardrobes and a shower.”

Externally, School House has a front garden that is mainly lawned and features a raised planting area with trees and shrubs.

The rear garden is mainly gravelled and features a generous patio area ideal for alfresco dining. A garden gate leads into a delightful walled courtyard.

The property further benefits from a garden store and a detached garage which is housed in an attractive period outbuilding and accessed by a five-bar gate.

“This really is a delightful home which offers the best of both worlds for a discerning buyer - original charm aligned with contemporary upgrades,” Ryan said. “It is full of charm and I commend it.”