Properties near good schools

This week: properties near good schools – from an 18th-century cottage in Dorset near Colyton Grammar to a Grade II-listed house near Westminster School.


The Old Rectory, Sandon, Essex. This Grade II-listed Georgian former rectory is close to King Edward VI Grammar school, which is ranked equal 15th nationally, and Chelmsford County High School, ranked 24th. 7 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, annexe, stable, outbuildings, gardens, pond, 4 acres. £1.75m Knight Frank 01279-213340.


Smith Square, London, SW1P. A Grade II-listed, double-fronted 1720s property with views of St John’s Church, Smith Square and the towers of Westminster Abbey, close to Westminster School. Also within the area are the sixth-form colleges King’s College London Mathematics School, ranked 1st, and Harris Westminster Sixth Form, ranked 5th. 6 beds, 4 baths, 5 receps, study, breakfast kitchen, cellar, vaults, garden. £7.85m Savills 020-3430 6860.


Lewesdon Cottage, near Stoke Abbott, Dorset. A stone built, timber-clad, 18th-century cottage within the catchment area of Colyton Grammar School, ranked 25th nationally. It has exposed stone walls, exposed beams, window seats and an inglenook fireplace. 5 beds, bath, 2 receps, study, detached garage, summerhouse, gardens, 0.6 acres. £430,000 Jackson-Stops 01308-423133.


Horsfirth Park, Radley Green, Ingatestone, Essex. A 17th-century, timber-framed house with 18th- and 19th-century additions, within easy reach of King Edward VI for Boys, ranked 15th nationally, and Chelmsford High School for girls, ranked 24th. It has open fireplaces and panelled rooms. 7 beds, 5 baths, 2 receps, conservatory, one-bed annexe, gardens, paddocks, 8 acres. £2.5m Strutt & Parker 01245-254600.


Hazeldene, Sevenoaks, Kent. This large family house was built in 2004 . It is spread over three floors that include a one-bed flat on the lower ground floor. There are a number of good schools in the area, including St John’s Church of England Primary School, Sevenoaks, which is ranked 28th in the country. 6 beds, 6 baths, 2 receps, open-plan kitchen/family room, gym, parking, gardens. £1.995m Knight Frank 01732-744477.


Barnston Old Rectory, Barnston, Great Dunmow. A Grade II-listed, 17th-century house close to Colchester County High School for girls, ranked 14th nationally, and Colchester Royal Grammar, ranked 17th. 7 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, garage with room above, tennis court, 4.25 acres. £1.98m Savills 01245-293220.


Reddings Road, Moseley, Birmingham. A Victorian house in the suburb of Moseley, well placed for the boys and girls grammar King Edward VI Camp Hill School, ranked tenth and 12th nationally respectively. 5 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, gardens, 0.18 acres. £750,000 Robert Powell 0121-454 6930.


Trinity Churchyard, Guildford, Surrey. A Grade II-listed terraced house in Guildford, within the catchment area of the Royal Grammar School, which is ranked equal 15th nationally. The house overlooks the churchyard to the front and has a spacious paved terrace and a courtyard to the rear. It has beamed ceilings, a large inglenook fireplace and a modern fitted kitchen and bathroom. 3 beds, bath, recep, parking, garden. £540,000 Clarke Gammon Wellers 01483-880900.