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Charming old schoolhouse on the Welsh border

The Old Schoolhouse is a charming country house thought to date from 1629 when it was built as a grammar school. Eventually it became the headmaster’s house and, during the 1980s, a private house when the adjoining school buildings were removed.

The present owners have enhanced the property with a very sympathetic restoration including replacing windows and opening up an inglenook fireplace. The property is now a wonderful family house with well-laid out accommodation and period charm.

The property has an elegant drawing room and an impressive dining room across the hall and the kitchen, which has been recently refitted, is connected to the back hall and the utility room, from where the west terrace is accessed through French doors.


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Upstairs the six double bedrooms are arranged over two floors with the principal bedroom suite opening onto a wide balcony with stunning countryside views; the two further bedrooms on the first floor also have direct access to a bath/shower room and the layout is repeated on the second floor.

Outside the house has wonderful landscaped gardens including a knot garden, a lily pond and a greenhouse with a grapevine. To the west is the covered terrace which makes a useful area for outdoor entertaining. Beyond here is the informal garden landscaped to include an all-weather tennis court.

The house sits within the hamlet of Deytheur which is tucked into the Banwy Valley and surrounded by the rolling countryside of the English/Welsh borderlands. Under ten miles lies Welshpool and Shrewsbury is just 20 miles; the house is also within commuting distance of the Midland centres of Wolverhampton and Birmingham.

The guide price is £624,950. For further information please telephone Savills on 01952 239 500 or visit

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