Charming and substantial Grade II listed house with outbuildings in about 1.98 acres
Gosmore House is a charming country house set within manicured mature gardens extending to about 1.98 acres near the centre of the village of Gosmore. There are extensive additional buildings offering scope for both leisure and business uses and the large plot offers a wonderful sense of peace and seclusion despite the convenience of the location.
The main property is a superb Grade II listed period house dating from the early 16th century with subsequent later additions, set back from the road behind a gated carriage driveway. In addition a modern converted stables is set up for use as a home office and leisure facilities include a "party greenhouse" in a walled vegetable garden and a swimming pool with large pool room. In all there is over 9,000 sq ft of built space including high quality garaging.
Gosmore House has accommodation of beautiful proportions and delightful period features extending to nearly 6,500sq ft and with the necessary consents could provide a new owner potential to carry out alterations to modernise and further improve the layout for modern tastes. The ground floor accommodation offers a fine entrance hall, large drawing room to rear with garden views and access, a sitting room library, dining room, study and bird room. The substantial kitchen breakfast room has a day sitting room, larder, utility room and there is also a wine cellar.
The first floor has seven bedrooms and three bathrooms with scope to add more subject to consents. The principal suite is positioned at the rear to benefit from the best garden aspects and has both dressing room and bathroom. There is further accommodation on the second floor presently used as storage.
The converted stables are set up for use as a home office with large open plan room with both kitchen and toilet facilities and a board room. The building is adjacent to an insulated and heated garage with two-car four-post car lift, ideal for those buyers wanting quality storage for their classic vehicles.
The gardens are a delight with mature trees and shrubs providing screening from neighboring properties, varied planting and numerous areas for sitting in quiet contemplation of the views. In addition to extensive formal lawns there is a walled vegetable garden with lean to greenhouse, sheds and a heated "party greenhouse". There is a swimming pool with adjacent pool room screened by a high brick wall. The gardens to the front have lawn and pond and a large carriage driveway. There is a further vehicular access into the rear of the garden from Mill Lane, useful for gardening and event access, as well as affording the potential for additional building subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
Available by separate negotiation.
Nearby, also with its own gated access, there is an extensively refurbished detached four bedroom, three bathroom cottage suitable as secondary family accommodation, staff cottage or as a rental investment.
The cottage has been extensively modernised and has a ground floor bedroom suite suitable for a family member with reduced mobility. It has a large gated forecourt presently given over to parking that could be split to provide garden space and given its own private access, the house can be considered a property in its own right.
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The location is fantastic, both in terms of being in the village centre, but also its close proximity to Hitchin.Douglas SleaperProperty agent