Floorplan for Former National School, The Gail, Llangwm

Property Details

A splendid opportunity to acquire this former village school with significant development potential for residential conversion or alternative uses subject to planning consent.

The former Victorian School House, constructed in 1870, is situated in an elevated position within the village having access to the Gail County road.

It is set in approximately 0.23 acres of land, offers a significant opportunity for conversion and redevelopment subject to Planning Consent.

Set towards the Northern Edge of the village, yet in a central position within Llangwm the exterior of the property retains significant character with its stone faced design.

Llangwm is an established Historic village fronting the Western shore of the upper reaches of the River Cleddau Estuary and indeed the particularly appealing waterway within the boundaries of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is nearby. The village incorporates a variety of local amenities including a totally modern Primary School whilst the County Town of Haverfordwest with its major social, school and shopping facilities is approximately 5 miles to the North-West.

The property has been unused for some years but offers significant scope for thoughtful redevelopment.


The main property is of solid dressed sandstone construction incorporating contrasting stone quoins and window architraves to the fore. The rear elevation is mainly of rough cast and cement wash rendering - all under a steeply pitched fibre slate roof. There are uPVC double sealed windows to all main rooms.

The Victorian school offers many traditional features with accommodation comprising:

Entrance Corridor

Double entrance doors, storage cupboard.

Toilet Block

3 individual WCs all with window to rear, WC and wash hand basin

Main Hall

Two windows to front, large walk-in storage cupboard, doors to

Former Classroom 1

Window to side, window to front, door to entrance corridor.

Inner Corridor

Storage cupboard, door to South Wing (not inspected), door to:

Former Classroom 2 (4.00m x 2.00m)

Window to front, window to side, sink and drainer with worksurface.

Side entrance lobby

Entrance door, door to office, doorway to inner corridor

Office 1

Window to rear, storage cupboard, door to

Office 2

Window to rear

Kitchen (6.00m x 3.60m)

Window to rear, double doored access, door to Main Hall.

Boiler Room (3m x 3.4m)

Accessed from the outside of the building. Large room with 3 boilers and associated plant relating to the oil heating heating.


To the front of the property is a small court with pedestrian access to the South. A vehicular Right of Way over the adjoining land affords access to the rear of the site, providing extensive parking facilities on the former tarmacadam playground.

The land area included within the site is outlined in red on the plan below.

Additonal Information

Tenure: Freehold

Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage were connected to the site prior to closure of the school.
The property also benefited from oil fired central heating. Upgrading would be required subject to the use involved.

Local Authority: Pembrokeshire County Council

Viewing: By appointment with R K Lucas & Son

Covenant - Victorian Facade

There will be a Covenant inserted within the contract to ensure that the existing Victorian Façade is retained, as this is one of the major features of the property.