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7 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

High Street, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7

Sold STC £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance hall
  • living room
  • dining room
  • kitchen
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 2 bath/shower rooms
  • cloakroom
  • basement with storage
  • courtyard garden
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An impressive and handsome Grade II Listed town house set in the centre of this historic town

Location

Baldock mainline station 0.4 miles - London Kings Cross from 36 minutes and to Cambridge from 38 minutes

A1(M) J101.3 miles

Situation

'The Gates' is situated on the High Street of this historic market town and the town itself situated within the northern part of Hertfordshire. The house is perfectly placed for all the towns amenities and schools, whilst for the rail commuter, Baldock's mainline station is just 0.4 miles distant.

History

Baldock was founded by the Knights Templar (also the name of the town's secondary school) as a medieval market town in the 1140s and granted by the earl of Pembroke, Gilbert de Clare, before his death in 1148. It was laid out by the Knights Templar on land in the manor of Weston in the hundred of Broadwater.

Schools

Primary
St Mary's Church of England (VC) Junior School
Hartsfield Junior Mixed and Infant School
St John Roman Catholic Primary School

Secondary
Knights Templar School
Brandles School

Description

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 property

'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.

Outside

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.


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10 May 2016

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