Country houses for sale

School boarding house for sale

A boarding house that has become surplus to requirements at St Leonard’s – Mayfield School has been launched on the market. The property which is Grade II listed and dates back to the 16th century, is known as Aylwins and housed Year 7 and 8 when it operated as a boarding house.

It and the adjoining building, set in 1.61 acres, on Mayfield High Street, has come to the market with Knight Frank. The properties are available for sale as a whole or as two lots. Lot 1 is the former boarding house set in approximately 1.61 acres, which has full planning permission for conversion of the main house into three separate dwellings and the building of nine new build mews houses in the walled garden. Lot 2 is the site of the School’s former maintenance and storage buildings set in 0.41 acres which has planning permission for a 10 unit housing development, including six terraced houses, two flats and two maisonettes.

Emma Cleugh, partner, Knight Frank says: ‘This sale presents a superb opportunity for a new owner to create a desirable development of housing within this sought after village. There is scope for Aylwins to be simply renovated into one dwelling, or for substantial residential development for which consent has already been granted. The sale and redevelopment of the site will ensure the maintenance of the original listed building, as well as improving the overall look of the site for the rest of the village as a whole.’


Aylwins St Leonards Mayfield

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Guide price: £1.4 million for Lot 1 freehold with vacant possession, and £350,000 for Lot 2.

For further details please contact the Knight Frank’s Institutional Consultancy Department (020 7861 5461)