An Old Stone Schoolhouse in Wales Converted to a Home

This former school house located in Wye Valley, one of Wales’ most stunning, landmark locations, is a great lesson in how to transform a period property from a practical former life into a welcoming and wonderful home.

As well as the breathtaking scenery, the village is the site of one of the UK’s most iconic ruins: Tintern Abbey. Tintern Abbey was established in 1269 by Cistercian monks and is one of the masterpieces of British Gothic architecture.

Inside, the old school room has been allowed to breathe – the impressive double-height, vaulted ceiling and its bulky, exposed roof structure is the star of the central living room. The space includes a mezzanine level that allows access to the two bedrooms on the upper floor, as well as an extra, useful space for lounging or working, plus providing views down to the cozy living room below.

The stone fireplace creates a central area with seating nestled around it. The bold color on the chimney breast demands your eyes to travel up the structure to marvel at the exposed beams and ceiling above.

The master bedroom has its own spacious bathroom featuring a free-standing roll-top bath.

The kitchen diner has enough space for a sociable dining zone, as well as a classic stable door out to the garden.

Outside, the school room has a low maintenance, private courtyard garden, offering various places to park your table and chairs for alfresco dining and just relaxing in the sun.

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