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5 of the Best Homes Near Prep Schools

From a fashionable house in Devon to 19th-century country home in Northumberland...

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Want to be near to your darling sproglet at school? These houses should pass the test…

1. Devon

Grove Hill House, Devon

Grove Hill House, on the outskirts of the fashionable waterfront village of Topsham, is very close to St Peter’s, one of the county’s most prestigious prep schools overlooking the Exe estuary. It is an ideal family home with magnificent views, a grand dining room, drawing room, sitting room and six bedrooms, plus over an acre of very private garden. The station is a short walk away where the train to Exeter takes just 10 minutes. £2.75m,

2. Dorset

Church Farm, Dorset

Church Farm is situated on the western edge of the desirable village of Motcombe, adjacent to Port Regis, one of the most popular prep schools in the area, and not far from Sandroyd and Sherborne Prep. There is also a highly rated primary within walking distance. The accommodation would suit a family with grandparents as there is a four-bedroom farmhouse plus a four-bedroom barn conversion and grounds and woodland of 15 acres. £1.225m,

3. London


A contemporary three-bedroom townhouse a stone’s throw from Clapham Common and the prestigious prep schools Eaton House the Manor and Parkgate House. The house has a vast open-plan kitchen/living/dining space opening on to the garden with a further reception room upstairs. The master bedroom features an ensuite wet room and built-in wardrobes and there is also a roof terrace reached via an automated skylight with views of Battersea Power Station and the Shard. £1.75m,

4. Wiltshire


This Grade I listed cottage in the Close in Salisbury is just a few yards away from Salisbury Cathedral School. The close is a unique architectural gem, with numerous period buildings and a peaceful ambience. The house is deceptively spacious with kitchen, sitting room, dining room and three bedrooms, plus a conservatory backing onto walled gardens. The shops, market and station are a short walk away. £595,000,

5. Northumberland


A sprawling, 19th-century country house on the edge of Newton Hall, perfect for anyone considering Mowden Hall School for their children. Many traditional features still remain such as cornicing and beautiful oak doors. There are generous reception rooms, a kitchen with cream Aga and views over the gardens and five sizeable bedrooms, plus plenty of ancillary rooms for laundry and dogs. Outside are south-facing lawns with stunning views over the Tyne Valley and a paddock. £1.3m,

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