Historic family home set in the centre of a sought after village.
The Gables is a Grade II Listed building, and has a Stonesfield Slate roof. The south end of the house is an oak timber A-frame building dating from about 1570. The rest of The Gables was built around 1650 and built of stone walls to the ground floor and an oak timber frame for the two floors above. About 200 years ago the Swann family altered the Gables by changing the original casement windows into sash windows which were fashionable at the time, but which now make the house look Georgian; it is in fact considerably older.
Although situated in the centre of the old part of this thriving village, the Gables remains very secluded because the entry is through the archway and its garden has high walls.
The Gables shows its origins with many old oak beams which form the main roof structures of the house. It has been well maintained and modernised by the current owners and provides comfortable accommodation throughout.
The Gables is entered via a small porch which opens up to an entrance hall and dining room. This leads to a spacious kitchen/breakfast room with utility and pantry. To the left of the entrance is a generous sitting room. Past the impressive original staircase, is a second sitting room.
Upstairs, there are seven bedrooms and five bathrooms arranged over the first and second floors. There are two staircases in the house and this allows the second sitting room, and the bedrooms above, to be used as self-contained accommodation if required.
On the ground floor is a large room named The Music Room, which opens directly onto the courtyard. This room offers excellent flexibility and can be used as part of the main house or could be completely self-contained and has its own washroom and toilet. It has been used by a number of local organisations as well as being available for hire.
The property is approached via a private archway leading to an enclosed courtyard and parking area. There are various outbuildings, garden stores and garages which are also accessed via the courtyard. The property sits in generous grounds of over an acre, and The Gables looks over a formal lawn with mature trees and herbaceous borders. There is a wall to one side with a pathway leading to a thatched summerhouse. There is also an orchard with a number of mature fruit trees, and beyond the orchard is a set of solar panels supplying the Gables and the grid under the Feed in Tariff system.
Freehold with vacant possession on completion.
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Hidden in plain sight. I've often passed The Gables but never seen it, even though its in the middle of the village. The archway entrance, set well back, leading to the inner courtyard is lovely and a suitable impressive way to arrive. The ideal home for a family.Charles Elsmore-Wickens