A FIRST school that closed earlier this year has been put up for rent as accomodation - at an unbelievably low price. 

West Woodburn First School closed in May, when it had no pupils on its books and none were registered for this year's intake.

The school is now listed as a two bed shared accommodation to rent, for the price of just £500 a month.

The property has been listed by Ad Hoc Property Management, under a 'property guardian' scheme.

The scheme allows property guardians to move into vacant buildings and protect them, simply by living in it. 

The listing reads: "Ad Hoc Property Management are very pleased to bring to this rare opportunity to the market. We have a primary school available as a living space, featuring stunning scenery views under some of the darkest skies in rural Northumberland.

Hexham Courant:

"Generous living spaces (classrooms) and ample communal space (assembly hall, conservatory, playground and a small private garden area) make up the building layout - there is also a shared shower facility.

"Because of the size of the building, this is currently being marketed as a two-person house share but can also be considered for one individual guardian alone."

Hexham Courant:

A single 'guardian' would pay £500pcm, while two guardians would pay £300 pcm each. The price even includes all bills and council tax.

In order to be a Guardian, a person must be 18 and over, employed, and not have any children or pets living with them. Smoking is not allowed inside the property. 

The listing adds: "It’s unfurnished: Good news, our living spaces are unfurnished. They are a ‘blank canvas’ for you to use your imagination and make homely to your taste. There are always affordable furniture providers nearby if there are things you need.

"As a live-in Property Guardian: You not only get affordable accommodation on flexible terms, you're also doing your bit for the community by protecting this property (simply by living in it).

"So, if you’re looking to live in interesting buildings and be part of a community of like-minded people, this could be ideal for you!"

The full listing can be found on Zoopla here