The Old School, Porthkerry, Rhoose, Nr Barry


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Oozing with history and character this detached dwelling placed in the village of Porthkerry in a Hamlet with two other residents and adjacent to Porthkerry Church. Viewing is highly recommended and strictly by appointment only.

This fabulous property was built as a Mixed infants and Primary School and was known as Porthkerry Church of England school in June 1871 and accommodated up to 50 children until it's closure in 1933.

A detailed log of the school which belongs in the house clearly shows that the headmistress' annual salary was £60.00 a year and fellow colleagues £25.00 per year. Some of the pupils especially The Bagnall brothers, Cyril, Sidney and George were caned on each hand by teacher Miss Prestwood, along with other pupils for fighting and cheek with a punishment log book kept. The class photograph as shown in 1920 outside the School. (Photo of school children).They used slate boards and wrote with chalk, Regular cleaning of tablecloths were taken home and washed by parents and pupils made to clean crockery and scrub tables.

It's now been sympathetically restored by its present owner and due to personal circumstances is now looking for another buyer to love it as much as he does.

It briefly comprises, entrance porch, living room with original beamed ceilings, sitting room with open chimney, dining room, utility room, spacious fitted kitchen, ground floor bathroom/shower room, to the first floor, three bedrooms and a cot room. WC. To the front, driveway proving more than ample parking, side and rear gardens overlooking countryside. A swimming pool. Benefiting from oil filled central heating, UPVC double glazing throughout and a double garage/workshop. Purpose built public footpaths lead directly to Porthkerry Country Park, the Viaduct and Porthkerry beach & The Knap. A fantastic opportunity to acquire a detached property with history within minutes walk of beaches & countryside on your doorstep


Gated Entrance. Driveway. Outbuildings. Sheds.

Entrance Porch

1.22m.0.00m x 0.91m.3.35m (4.0 x 3.11)

UPVC door with stained glass panels opening into porch. Wooden flooring.

Family Room

4.27m.0.30m x 3.35m.0.61m (14.1 x 11.2)

Spotlighted ceiling with wooden beams. Wood paneling to half height with exposed brickwork above. Radiator. Oak flooring. Stairs rising.

Living Room

5.18m.1.22m x 4.88m.0.30m (17.4 x 16.1)

Smoothly plastered spotlighted ceiling. Smoothly plastered walls. Dado rail with cladding. Carpet flooring. UPVC double glazed window to front, rear and side. Double glazed sliding patio doors leading to the rear. Two radiators.


5.18m.3.35m x 3.35m.1.22m (17.11 x 11.4)

Fitted kitchen comprising of eye level and base units with drawers and base units over. Tiled to splash back areas. Sink with taps over. Integrated eye level double oven and ceramic hob. Space for fridge. Window to rear with garden and pasture views. Door opening to rear garden. Door opening to utility area. Radiator.

Utility Room

3.35m.1.22m x 1.52m.0.61m (11.4 x 5.2 )

Papered ceiling. Smoothly plastered walls. Ceramic tiled floor. Floor standing oil fired central heating boiler. Plumbing for washing machine. Space for fridge freezer. Double glazed window to rear. Radiator.

Dining Room

8.53m.3.35m x 3.66m.1.22m (28.11 x 12.4)

Beamed ceiling. Exposed brick walls. Stone fireplace with wood beam mantle and quarry tiled hearth. A dual aspect room with windows to the front and side. Radiator.

Ground Floor Bathroom

4.57m max x 1.57m max (15 max x 5'2 max )

Smoothly plastered walls. Ceramic tile to floor. White suite comprising; panel bath with electric shower over, wash hand basin and low level w/c. Radiator. Obscure window to front elevation. Wall mounted electric heater.



Smoothly plastered walls. Carpet to floor. Stairs from the sitting room. Doors leading to bedrooms & WC cloakroom.

Bedroom 1

4.29m max x 3.38m max (14'1 max x 11'1 max )

Smoothly plastered vaulted ceiling. Beams. Smoothly plastered walls. Carpet to floors. UPVC double glazed window to the front. Radiator.

Bedroom 2

4.88m.0.30m x 2.74m.3.05m (16.1 x 9.10)

Smoothly plastered ceiling. Attic Hatch. Exposed beams. Smoothly plastered walls. Carpet to floor. UPVC double glazed window to the side. Radiator.

Bedroom 3

4.57m.2.74m x 3.05m.0.30m (15.9 x 10.1 )

Smoothly plastered ceiling. Exposed Beams. Smoothly plastered walls. Carpet to floor. UPVC double glazed window to the side. Storage cupboards. Radiator.

Bedroom 4

2.44m.3.05m x 2.13m.1.22m (8.10 x 7.4)

Smoothly plastered ceiling. Smoothly plastered walls. Carpet to floor. Velux window with rear views.


Smoothly plastered walls. Smoothly plastered ceiling. Extractor fan. Close coupled-cistern toilet. Wash hand basin.


Chippings. Stable with electric power. Swimming pool. Shrubs. Mature trees.


We have been advised that the property is Freehold. You are advised to check these details with your solicitor as part of the conveyancing process.


Council tax band G.


The prospective purchaser's attention is drawn to the following points: We reiterate that room measurements are very approximate, as the room dimensions are in some instances irregular, due to the period and individual nature of the property. 1. These sales particulars have been carefully checked with the owner/seller of the property. If there is any point which is particularly important, please ask. Whilst given in good faith they should not be construed as statements of fact and are provided for guidance only, they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. 2.When considering making an offer on this property it is advisable to double check all measurements and point of particular importance to you. 3.All measurements and details of location are approximate only. 4. The photographs show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time they were taken. 5. Buyers are advised to contact a solicitor to obtain verification of tenure and a surveyor to check that appliances, installations and services are in satisfactory condition. 6. Anyone wishing to view the property must provide their name, address and telephone number to safeguard the well being of owner/seller and staff.


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Choosing a mortgage will be one of the largest financial decisions you will make. To assist you with this process we have an independent mortgage specialist at our sales office in Barry. If you should choose to use these services they will be completely confidential and without obligation.

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