5030 Westchester Bourne Thames Centre, Ontario N0L 1B0

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1137
Bungalow Fireplace Central Air Conditioning Forced Air


1.4 km to the 401 sits this stunning one-room schoolhouse originally built in 1913 that is still cherished today as much as it was then. It ran as an active schoolhouse from 1913-1966. We must give thanks to the Pioneers that laboured to build & maintain this extraordinary structure that played an important part of this community. Many of the descendants still live in the area. Although it now features modern conveniences, some special features are well-preserved to this day. The most obvious is the separate double entrance doors (girls & boys). The second is the main classroom with its slate chalkboards & ledges. Gas lights installed in 1917, telephone in 1922, hydro in 1930, gas furnace in 1959. Evening films were shown to adults in the school from 1950-1965. This school was kept modern & had devoted educators & administrators. It was hailed as one of the finest one-room schools in the Province. Today the stewards (Shelley & Hans) have been the only family to use the school as a residential home. They have improved the home while lovingly trying to keep as many original items as possible, leaving some original desks with brass ink wells still in the classroom. There are soaring 10’ ceilings of the main room. Natural gas stove, dryer, furnace, water heater, fireplace & BBQ. Natural gas generator will power the house in the event of a power outage. Sitting or dining in the 3-season sunroom is a true pleasure, featuring 2 ceiling fans & panoramic views. Finished lower has many LARGE windows. This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home on over an acre features two paddocks, chicken & rabbit coops. It also features a wooded area at the back complete with treehouse. Sheep & other livestock have been kept in the paddocks. The owners have many small greenhouses & a small office that has been used for growing and selling plants to many loyal customers. 4 minutes to the 401 highway. Owning & living in a piece of history is an opportunity you should not pass up! (id:34868)

Property Details

MLS® Number 40353819
Property Type Single Family
Communication Type Internet Access
Equipment Type None
Features Crushed Stone Driveway, Country Residential
Rental Equipment Type None
Structure Greenhouse, Shed


Bathroom Total 2
Bedrooms Above Ground 1
Bedrooms Below Ground 2
Bedrooms Total 3
Appliances Dishwasher, Dryer, Refrigerator, Stove, Water Softener, Washer, Window Coverings
Architectural Style Bungalow
Basement Development Finished
Basement Type Full (finished)
Constructed Date 1913
Construction Style Attachment Detached
Cooling Type Central Air Conditioning
Exterior Finish Brick
Fireplace Present Yes
Fireplace Total 1
Fixture Ceiling Fans
Foundation Type Unknown
Half Bath Total 1
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Type Forced Air
Stories Total 1
Size Interior 1137
Type House
Utility Water Well


Acreage No
Fence Type Partially Fenced
Sewer Septic System
Size Depth 265 Ft
Size Frontage 190 Ft
Size Total Text 1/2 - 1.99 Acres
Zoning Description Sfr


Level Type Dimensions
Lower Level Laundry Room 9'11'' x 7'0''
Lower Level 4pc Bathroom Measurements not available
Lower Level 2pc Bathroom Measurements not available
Lower Level Bedroom 13'0'' x 13'5''
Lower Level Bedroom 14'2'' x 12'5''
Lower Level Family Room 20'3'' x 18'2''
Main Level Bedroom 10'2'' x 11'12''
Main Level Great Room 25'9'' x 20'0''
Main Level Dining Room 25'9'' x 15'2''
Main Level Kitchen 11'3'' x 11'3''


Cable Available
Electricity Available
Natural Gas Available
Telephone Available



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Rick Pritchard


Exp Realty
380 Wellington Street, Tower B, 6th Floor
London, ON N6A 5B


Janelle Pritchard
Sales Representative



Exp Realty
380 Wellington Street, Tower B, 6th Floor
London, ON N6A 5B


Denise Mann
Sales Representative



Exp Realty
380 Wellington Street, Tower B, 6th Floor
London, ON N6A 5B


Phillip Hallman



Exp Realty
380 Wellington Street, Tower B, 6th Floor
London, ON N6A 5B