Converted convent school huge potential, land and outbuildings
A rare opportunity to buy an ensemble of school buildings which can provide accommodation for up to 50 people.
This grand old Catholic school, sits in just over an acre of grounds, just off the village centre and adjacent to the village lake and nature reserve. It is approximately 45 minutes to the beaches, with good access to local beauty spots and activities too - such as horse riding, golf, quad biking, birdwatching, boating etc.
The current owners trade as a language school and have entertained school parties, coach parties, hikers, cyclists etc.. This is a prime destination for running outward-bound courses, group training courses, rehabilitation centre - the possibilities for this handsome property are wide open to your imagination.
In front of the old school is a tarmac courtyard, with several outbuildings and the option to purchase a separate stone longere ( which would be ideal as a dining hall or games room perhaps). The courtyard can park several coaches and cars and has some covered parking too.
The school quarters have a separate access and provide a huge refectory/ classroom. On the same level are the girls dormitories, w.c.'s, bathrooms and teachers bedrooms. Then downstairs on the lower ground floor are the boys dormitories, bathrooms and w.c.'s, a dry store, a laundry room and access to the self contained, open plan one bedroom apartment.
The main house is entered via the impressive central front door and opens into a large hallway with the original oak staircase. At the rear of the hallway there is also access to the lower ground floor where the apartment, laundry, dry stores etc.
On first entering this building, the noticeable features are the large and light rooms with tall windows and high ceilings. The ground floor has a large and well equipped kitchen giving access to the school refectory and dormitories, and another door through to the dining room. The dining room has an open fireplace and double doors giving access to the rear terrace. Then there's a huge sitting room, with a fireplace and inset woodburner, again with patio doors opening out onto the rear terrace. The first floor has five double bedrooms, two good size bathrooms (one with an additional shower) and then there's an attic, which - with the right permissions - could be converted to four good sized rooms with en-suite facilities.
This property is generally in good order but could do with some updating to decor. It further benefits from double glazing and shutters, a good roof, oil central heating and broadband.
Energy Rating: D - 151-230 KWH/M2
Outskirts Town / Village
Year Built: Before 1900
Parking: Garage / 1 car