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Joanna Leggett’s favourite former schools

It’s almost back to school time so this month, I selected some of my favourite former schools, perfect for the nostalgics! I hope you’ll enjoy these unusual properties. 🙂

N°1 – Superb former school in Asnières-sur-Blour, Vienne, Poitou Charentes

Perfect as a family home or B&B, this superb detached former school has 200 m² of habitable space and 8 rooms including the old school room providing an amazing 65 m² space with high ceilings and a stunning kitchen. Located not far from Limoges, this property is surrounded by a 1102 m² garden. – €172,800

N°2 –Exceptional 18th-century former school in Castelnau Montratier-Sainte Alauzie, Lot, Midi Pyrenees

Situated in the heart of a bastide village with all amenities, this exceptional and high-quality renovated Maison de Maître with independent apartment offers 403 m² and 8 bedrooms. Fully modernised but retaining its original charm and character this property also has a garage and a relaxation area with a jacuzzi. €763,200

N°3 – Lovely old primary school in Eymoutiers, Haute-Vienne, Limousin

This lovely old primary school is ideally located in a quiet hamlet surrounded by forest and offers a lot of possibilities. Spacious and light thanks to its large windows, this property has also a fireplace and a large 4598 m² garden allowing a lot of projects. – €72,500

N°4 – Large hamlet property in Sauzé-Vaussais, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou Charentes

This large hamlet property, which is of course a former school too, has plenty of space to be a nice family home or to start a commercial activity. Indeed, the property of 280 m² comprises 3 apartments with 3 bedrooms each. Outside, you will find outbuildings, 2 garages, and a large enclosed garden. – €165,850 

N°5 – Impressive former schoolhouse in Rohan, Morbihan, Brittany

This impressive former schoolhouse has been renovated to an excellent standard and offers a real opportunity to start a new life with a gite activity. This original and beautiful property within walking distance to shops benefits from a main house with attic space to convert, a ready-to-go gite, an outbuilding, two basements, a garage, a garden with a terrace. – €349,000