You can buy this creepy old boarding school, complete with text books and furniture
IF you want to live in a slightly creepy-looking old boarding school in Carmarthenshire, now's your chance.
For Highmead School in Llanybydder is to go under the hammer at auction, with a list price of £750,000.
The school closed in 1996 and has been left pretty much as it was, complete with text books and classroom furniture.
It was built for Herbert Evans on the estate of his mother Elizabeth Lloyd, the last of the Llanfechan branch of the Lloyds of Castell Howell, and the entire site is 65,000 sq ft.
It will go under the hammer on Tuesday, October 11, with national commercial property consultants, Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) offering a freehold site which includes a partially modernised Grade II Listed mansion house with teaching and accommodation wings.
There are 46 bedrooms, some of them en suite, along with several flats, two detached cottages, a swimming pool, gym, tennis courts plus a library, dining hall, reception hall and former admin offices as well as playing fields.
"This is a large and unique property with a great deal of potential, particularly for leisure or healthcare operators looking for a striking period building set in 27 acres of peaceful rural grounds with views across Welsh mountains," said Simon Riggall, director and auctioneer at LSH Auctions.
As well as the original mansion house, which boasts some exceptional original features such as a striking wooden staircase with marble pillars and fireplaces, there are extensive teaching and bedroom areas and this really is a rare opportunity to acquire something unusual given the setting, its history and the mix of properties available."
If you would like to attend the auction, it will be held at Le Meridien Hotel in Piccadilly, London.
Visit www.lshauctions.co.uk for more information.