Former school that was last modernised in the 1700s could be yours for £350,000

The incredible property is located in Kendal in the Lake District and has a guide price of £175,000 to £195,000 per property.

The two cottages date back more than 500 years and are known locally as “The Old Grammar School”. The properties were used as a school until 1888.

The two buildings are in need of full refurbishment to give them a new lease of life.

The cottages were last modified in the late 1700s which means they still retain many original character features including fireplaces and mullion windows.

The beautiful properties are nestled within the market town of Kendal and are just minutes away from local amenities and extensive facilities.

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The property also has views of the River Kent and is conveniently located on the edge of the Lake District National Park with lose access to the M6 motorway.

The two properties for sale are 9 and 11 Church Walk. Number 9 includes diamond-leaded and mullion windows and original fireplaces.

The features could easily be restored as part of the renovation along with the side entrance hall, living room, dining room and kitchen.

The home also has three bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. There’s also a cottage-style garden to the front and size of the property.

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No 11 Church Walk has two reception rooms, three bedrooms and a storage area. There’s also first-floor access to the adjoining Lakeland Museum, which is currently closed for redevelopment.

Most recently, the property has been used as a museum premises and is part of Abbot Hall.

There’s currently a planning application with the local planning authority to approve the separation of the two buildings.

Both buildings could be beautiful homes or investment properties for the right buyers. The plots are for sale as a whole or in two lots.

The properties are owned by Lakeland Arts and the proceeds of the sale will be invested in collections, programming and a substantial contribution towards building a sustainable future for Abbot Hall and Lakeland Museum on the Kendal site.

Both properties are being auctioned by Armistead Barnett and have a guide price of £175,000 to £195,000 per property.

The auction takes place at 7pm, October 19, 2023 at Abbot Hall, LA9 5AL.

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