Located at the edge of the village, the Gate House is set around a 17th century style courtyard. Deceptively, the property is of recent origins recorded to have been constructed in two or three stages between 1920-1925. The Gate House is GII Listed as being of architectural and historical interest and incorporates numerous features and materials hailing from earlier eras such as the central impressive archway with oriel window, timber and mullion windows with leaded lights windows, 17th century oak panelling in the drawing room and snug and barrel vaulted ceiling in the principal bedroom.
A family home to the current owners over the past 38 years, the property, with its extensive ancillary accommodation is incredibly versatile; formerly the nursery wing, the flats could quite conceivably be re-integrated to the main house subject to relevant consents. The lovely somewhat quirky layout flowing around the courtyard with numerous unique details such as steps down to a traditional pantry below the stairs, steps up to a single 2nd floor bedroom, principal and guest bedrooms with huge oriel windows and eyebrow windows to the inner courtyard combined practical service areas such as the boot and utility rooms having direct access to the gardens make the Gate House ideal for family living and entertaining.
Attached to the main house, with a separate entrances self-contained ground and first floor flats have separate heating, hot water and council tax bands, enabling them to be used either for independent accommodation for extended family or let for rental income. With some lovely features including a beautiful pine staircase the flats offer scope for various uses including re-integration in part or in whole to the main house subject to relevant consents.
The East Lodge, attached to the garage in the external courtyard is separate from the main house. With separate council tax banding, heating and water, it is ideal for live in staff, relatives or rental income.
Gardens, grounds and outbuildings
Pedestrian access through the impressive archway to the internal courtyard with lily pond to the front door. Vehicle access is through electric wrought iron gates to large external courtyard area itself walled. Ample off road parking and turning space. Recently rebuilt garaging and stores to the north-east boundary incorporates a 5 bay open garage and 2 large garden stores. Further double garage and store with the East Lodge attached.
Through a wooden garden gate are formal landscaped walled gardens divided into distinct areas with lily pond, established, well stocked herbaceous borders, several terraces and manicured lawns. There is a kitchen garden with fruit and vegetables as well as a greenhouse.
Services: - Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. Oil fired central heating. Oil fired Aga also provides hot water. BT and broadband subject to usual transfers. Security alarm. Both flats and the East Lodge have electric night storage heating and immersion for hot water.
Tenure Freehold. Council Tax Band The Gate House Band G; Flat 1 Band B; Flat 2 Band B; East Lodge Band B
Agents Note: for the purpose of post and local taxes the East Lodge is known as 21 Broad Street, Syresham, NN13 5HS.
Please note: particulars prepared and photographs taken -August 2012View payable Stamp Duty for this property