Having two old schools for sale would be unusual enough, but Giles Wreford-Brown in our Sturminster Newton office reports that he currently FOUR former schools available for sale, each with their own defining characteristics.
The School House and Old School House are both in the heart of Sturminster Newton. The School House is believed to have origins going back about 200 years and is an attractive 4 bedroom cottage. The adjoining former infant school was converted about 20 years ago and offers a wonderful 22’ triple aspect room with oak flooring and feature windows.
A short walk away set in the precincts of St. Mary’s Church is the south facing Old school House built in 1825 and formerly the Mistress’s House for the Girls and Infants Schools. A clever renovation provides a superb contemporary kitchen/dining room, complimenting the character and charm of the original property. This superb house has four bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms (one ensuite) a good-sized garden with a home office.
A few miles away, The Old School in Lydlinch was built in 1875 and converted to a dwelling when the school closed in 1950. The character of the property has been preserved during an extensive renovation by the current owners, creating a superb family home with versatile accommodation backing onto Lydlinch Common, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Finally, the Grade II Listed School House in Motcombe dates from the 1830’s and is well positioned in the heart of this popular North Dorset village. The house has 3 bedrooms and fine views.
Click the links in the article for further information on the above houses or contact Giles at the Sturminster office on 01258 473766.