Entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen, 7 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms, cloakroom, basement with storage, courtyard garden, off road parking, EPC = E
'The Gates', aptly named for the impressive and ancient black gates, has a Georgian façade, although is believed to date back before this time. The gates themselves were brought to the town centre from the medieval hospital of St Mary Magdalene which stood outside Baldock.
The house is believed to be 17th century in origin, but today represents a lovely family home of over 3,320 sq ft which includes a useful basement area. The accommodation is set over 3 floors and has just undergone an extensive programme of redecoration and therefore, is ready for immediate occupation given there is no upper chain too.
The property retains many period features including exposed beams, classic wooden window shutters, wooden floors and mosaic tiles in the reception hall. There are 2 large reception rooms, both with fireplaces (not tested), which overlook the bustling high street to the front.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of painted wooden fronted units which are complimented by solid wood block work tops. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer, and a gas stainless steel cooker range.
On the first floor, 4 double bedrooms and a family bathroom can be found. On the second floor 3 further double bedrooms and a second family bathroom can be found. Clearly, given the number of bedrooms, some could be used for other purposes such as; study, games room, Gym etc.
At this point, it should be noted that given the arrangement of the accommodation, the property offers the potential for a number of other uses (subject to the usual consents), as in the past, the house has been used for retail and commercial usages and most recently, as a thriving hotel/B & B.
Vehicle access to private parking to the rear is via the wonderful black gates. Once in the rear courtyard, there is parking immediately to the rear of the house for two cars as well as private parking within the garden which is set at the far end. It should be noted that access to neighbouring property is allowed via the courtyard.
The garden to the house is flanked by high brick walls and timber panelled fencing, and comprises a gravel parking area with timber car port which provides parking for 2 more cars. The area is laid to grass and interspersed by a number of flower beds.View payable Stamp Duty for this property