Irony as closed school in Broad Oak is advertised as accommodation with ‘no children’ caveat

4th March

Broad Oak School which is now closed

There was some surprise when it was spotted that the old building that used to house the much loved Broad Oak Primary School was being advertised for accomodation with ‘no children’. A determined battle to save the school had been fought by both parents and the wider community; sadly for the campaigners the council went ahead and the school was closed last year.

Determined campaigners who waged a strong campaign to save the school

A company is advertising for a ‘guardian’ who will live in the building while it stands empty. The thinking behind this is that it will deter vandals or squatters.

The advert runs like this……

Huge double rooms available in this beautiful old school building in the pretty village of Board Oak, near Heathfield, Sussex.

Price: £350 – £450 pcm

DEX Property Guardians have recently taken over this fabulous old school building in the beautiful village of Broad Oak, near Heathfield, Sussex. This large shared property is full of character, with huge rooms and plenty of outdoor space. Located in the heart of Broad Oak village you are within walking distance of local convenience stores and a sort distance from popular market town of Heathfield. – Spacious rooms – Communal kitchen – Large communal areas – Large outside space – Fantastic location – All bills included Great Location: Located in the small village of Broad Oak and next to the bustling market town of Heathfield, you have plenty of amenities on your door step. A general market held on Tuesdays and Saturdays in Healthfield centre, at the site of the former cattle market. There are a range of shops including antique shops, newsagent, patisserie, clothes shops, restaurants, tea rooms and delicatessen. – General store/Post Office and other shops on your door step – Surrounded by countryside – Village location – Close to large supermarket.

Arrange a viewing. We are currently conducting virtual viewings. Contact us on 0800 0855 994 or complete the online form with your contact details and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Properties fill quickly, so don’t delay to avoid disappointment.

This property is available on a Property Guardian basis and this scheme would be ideal for someone looking for a flexible living arrangement. Guardians sign-up as licensees, not tenants; Guardians live in low cost accommodation, with shorter notices to leave and have non-exclusive occupation of the accommodation. Guardian Criteria: – You must be in employment and able to provide references – NO DSS, PETS, STUDENTS, CHILDREN or under 18s – DEPOSIT – 5 weeks licence fee – Rolling monthly contract