Late Edwardian country house in a sought after location
Gatefield is a late Edwardian property that is comfortably located centrally within a plot of approximately two acres, with gardens surrounding it on all sides. Throughout the property the period charm is characterized in the room proportions, large windows and ceiling heights providing a wonderfully light family home.
An open arched porch gives access into the entrance hall with a quarry tile floor and wall paneling via period oak door. There is also a cloakroom with quarry tile floor.
The drawing room is a light, elegant room with an open working fireplace and decorative wall paneling. There is a neighbouring formal dining room. Both have parquet floor and fire place and double aspect box bay windows enjoying a view out to the formal garden.
Via a walk through the butler's pantry where there is an additional sitting room giving further space for entertaining and versatility for family living. This room has sliding door giving access out to the garden and double doors open into a conservatory, which has access at both ends to the garden.
The kitchen is fitted in a traditional style with an adjoining larder and cloakroom. Accessed from the outside of the property is a generous boot room.
On the first floor are five bedrooms, four comfortably proportioned doubles and a single. Two of the bedrooms have deep box bay double-aspect windows with a south west facing view across the gardens, another has vaulted ceiling and is also double aspect. All have large windows and enjoy views over the well-kept grounds.
There are two bathrooms and a cloakroom, all in their original state.
There is a large loft providing excellent storage and also the potential to convert into second floor bedroom accommodation subject to the usual planning consents.
Outside, Gatefield is approached via a private graveled driveway bordered by a screen of hedging of rhododendrons and laurel which arrives in front of the house where there is courtyard for parking. The drive leads further on to where there are two detached garages and a workshop.
On the south west side of Gatefield are the formal gardens with a central lily pond, unique and original stone dovecote and stone pathway and terrace. There is also a second paved terrace that overlooks a generous lawn with a border of mature trees, including Walnut and Monkey Puzzle, and herbaceous hedges.
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Pretty and handsome in every way and all set in a picturesque setting.Laura Read