Mansel Lacy, Herefordshire


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  • Bedrooms: 6
On the edge of this attractive village, this period stone former school has been cleverly converted to create very spacious and flexible living accommodation, together with an adjoining annex, excellent garaging and established gardens.

Situation and Description

Occupying a slightly elevated position, and enjoying far reaching south westerly views over farmland, the Old School forms part of the very pretty and unspoilt village of Mansel Lacy which lies in north west Herefordshire. The village has a pretty church and is surrounded by farmland with local services available at nearby Credenhill and at the larger village of Weobley. The cathedral city of Hereford is within easy reach and provides more extensive facilities, with an excellent range of shops, leisure facilities and road and rail links to other parts of the country.

The property itself offers very unusual and spacious accommodation, which is laid out over two floors, and creates flexible living space and includes a self-contained guest suite, or annex at one end. The house offers large and somewhat quirky accommodation, ideal for a large family, with stairs at either end and the original school room having been converted and divided with a major portion now creating an impressive sitting room with vaulted ceiling and far reaching south westerly views. Further features include a large games room with snooker table (which could be included if required) plenty of reception space and a large garage big enough to house a small motorhome.

On arrival a front door leads into a good sized entrance hall with wooden flooring, plenty of character and access to a formal dining room ideal for entertaining with a high vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace in one corner with fitted wood burner, display shelving, double glazed windows on two sides and glazed panel door through to a snug which creates a quiet space away from the main hub of the house and has a range of fitted bookshelves to one wall, a large walk in cupboard and door to outside.

From the snug there is access to a large games room which has the potential for a variety of uses and currently houses a full size snooker table, a utility area with twin bowl sink, access to outside, storage space and the oil fired boiler which services the domestic hot water and radiators. The main sitting or drawing Room is also accessed from the snug by a spiral staircase and was formerly part of the main school room. It offers plenty of space and has a high vaulted ceiling, a dual aspect with far reaching south westerly views over farmland and a large gallery on one side currently used as a library. At the other end of the house and leading from the entrance hall a separate living room could also double as a family room and has a capped fireplace at one end, fitted cupboards and a window overlooking the gardens. The kitchen is well appointed with features including granite working surfaces, plenty of cupboard space a central workstation and a number of fitted appliances. An adjoining Garden Room doubles as a Breakfast Room and the ground floor accommodation is then supported by a large bathroom, inner hall, porch and plenty of storage space.

On the first floor there are five bedrooms (one is currently used as an office) all with their own character and these can be accessed from staircases at either end of the house. The main guest suite has an en suite shower room, fitted wardrobes and a bay window at one end. A family bathroom and separate shower room then provide further facilities for the family or guests.

At one end of the house and with its own separate access an annex provides further living accommodation and has an entrance hall, bed/ sitting room and en suite shower room and would be ideal for extended family or could create a private home office.


The property is approached by its own driveway which provides parking and turning space and leads to a large timber garage and workshop with two sets of double doors to the front and enough height in one side to house a small motorhome. The gardens are well established and enclosed on two sides by mixed hedging, and in the main are laid to lawn, interspersed by floral borders, mature trees, shrubs and an ornamental pond. The gardens rise up to a terrace at one end where a Summer House 12 x 8 , provides a private space when required.

Directions - From Hereford City take the A438 in a westerly direction for approximately 2 miles before turning right for Stretton Sugwas, Credenhill and Weobley onto the A480. Proceed through Credenhill and continue for a further 2 miles and at a small crossroads turn right into Mansel Lacy and The Old School House is immediately on the left-hand side.

Services and Considerations

Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage, oil fired central heating. It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order. Any matters relating to rights of way should be checked with your solicitor or surveyor. Council tax band tbc. EPC tbc. Tenure freehold.

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