A deceptively large character house and annexed cottage in the heart of this charming village.
A deceptively spacious Grade II listed residence, located right in the heart of the village, opposite the Church and providing an abundance of character accommodation.
Originally the stable buildings to the former Crown Inn, which is next door, and converted to a residential dwelling, the structure of Gainsford House probably dates back to the sixteenth or seventeenth century and incorporates delightful features, including exposed timbers, traditional oak doors and leaded light windows and attractive fireplaces, one with the original bread oven.
The property has been the subject of considerable updating works over the years to an appropriately high standard, including a smart, modern kitchen with a four oven Aga.
There are also a good number quality individual bathrooms and a surprising modern design detail to the breakfast room, with the double height galleried landing and roof lantern above, providing a contrasting bright area with a modern twist, which complements the traditional feel of most of the other parts of the property. However, typically of such an old building, the property is now in need of some further attention.
The accommodation is supplemented by a secondary self-contained cottage with a discreet private entrance through to an inner courtyard and linking to the main house at first floor level, creating huge flexibility to configure the bedroom accommodation as required.
There are also useful outbuildings including the garage block with a large room over and a workshop, known as the Bake House and ample parking reached through a gated archway.
The garden lies to the rear and is beautifully laid out, with well stocked beds and borders, shrubs and trees and expansive lawned areas wrapping around a formal rose garden, with orchard and vegetable garden beyond.
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A wonderful period feel and much bigger than expected and with further potential too, all in an attractive village setting. For me, one that must be seen to fully appreciate.Robert Jacobs