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Blymhill Old School House, Blymhill, Shifnal TF11 8LL

Reference 
8873
Guide Price
£249,000
Under Offer
Property Description 

Blymhill Old School House is For Sale by Private Treaty and with some modernisation and renovation could be returned to its former glory and create a charming family home.

  • Grade II listed semi-detached former school house
  • Three bedrooms, family shower room
  • Kitchen, dining room, sitting room
  • Extensive period features throughout
  • Charming gardens adjoining lych gate
  • Stunning outlook over adjacent Grade I listed church
  • Popular village location

The historic village of Blymhill, referred to in the Domesday book of 1086 as 'Brumhelle', once formed part of the Bradford Estate owned and run by the Earl of Bradford whose family seat is Weston Park.  This charming settlement, one of a number of lovely villages found on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border, is largely located within the Blymhill Conservation Area.  There are a number of buildings of historical note including the Grade I listed St Mary's Church, parts of which date back to the 12th Century, which overlooks The Old School House.  

Blymhill boasts a thriving community with a new village hall complete with social club, which is host to a wide variety of activities for all ages. The close proximity of the village to the A5 and M54 allows easy access to the conurbations of Telford, Stafford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham as well as their mainline railway stations and international airports.

In 1671 The Reverend John Taylor made provision in his will to maintain the village school in Blymhill and the property was rebuilt in 1856 when the church underwent a large scheme of improvement works.   The adjacent original school building has recently been converted to residential use and whilst it needs some renovation and modernisation, the delightful Old School House would make an attractive family home.

This charming former school house has a wealth of period features both internally and externally. The attractive property is of sandstone construction with sandstone windowsills and the red tile roof has a decorative ridge tile. The house is accessed via a pointed Gothic-style doorway leading to the hallway with dining room and fitted kitchen with log-burning stove beyond. The well-proportioned sitting room has stunning views over the churchyard towards St Mary's Church. To the first floor there are three bedrooms and a shower room.  There is scope on the ground floor to extend the existing living area by renovating the store rooms which are adjacent to the kitchen.  Attractive cottage-style gardens are found to two sides of the house.

The property is Grade II listed under the Planning Act 1990 for its special architectural or historic interest.  List Entry Number 1039280. Consequently there is no Energy Performance Certificate available for this property.

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact Barbers Rural on 01630 692500 or info@barbers-rural.co.uk.