7 bedroom detached house for saleBell Lane, Syresham, Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13
Offers in Excess of
- 7 bedrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- 3 bathrooms
- walled gardens, 0.80 acres
- 2 self contained flats & lodge
- providing useful income stream
- 5 bay open garage spaces
- double garage & stores
A unique property built in the Art's & Crafts style, requiring some updating. Versatile accommodation, including 2 self contained flats and a lodge, offers great scope for a variety of uses and potential income stream. Located in the village of Syresham it offers good connections to both M40 and M1 via A43.
Brackley 4.5 miles, Towcester 8 miles, M40 (J 10) 11 miles, Bicester 15 miles (London Marylebone from 50 minutes), M1 (J15a) 16 miles (distances/times approximate)
Located at the edge of the village, the Gate House is set around a 17th century style courtyard. Deceptively, the property is of recent origins recorded to have been constructed in two or three stages between 1920-1925. The Gate House is GII Listed as being of architectural and historical interest and incorporates numerous features and materials hailing from earlier eras such as the central impressive archway with oriel window, timber and mullion windows with leaded lights windows, 17th century oak panelling in the drawing room and snug and barrel vaulted ceiling in the principal bedroom.
A family home to the current owners over the past 38 years, the property, with its extensive ancillary accommodation is incredibly versatile; formerly the nursery wing, the flats could quite conceivably be re-integrated to the main house subject to relevant consents. The lovely somewhat quirky layout flowing around the courtyard with numerous unique details such as steps down to a traditional pantry below the stairs, steps up to a single 2nd floor bedroom, principal and guest bedrooms with huge oriel windows and eyebrow windows to the inner courtyard combined practical service areas such as the boot and utility rooms having direct access to the gardens make the Gate House ideal for family living and entertaining.
Attached to the main house, with a separate entrances self-contained ground and first floor flats have separate heating, hot water and council tax bands, enabling them to be used either for independent accommodation for extended family or let for rental income. With some lovely features including a beautiful pine staircase the flats offer scope for various uses including re-integration in part or in whole to the main house subject to relevant consents.
The East Lodge, attached to the garage in the external courtyard is separate from the main house. With separate council tax banding, heating and water, it is ideal for live in staff, relatives or rental income.
Gardens, grounds and outbuildings
Pedestrian access through the impressive archway to the internal courtyard with lily pond to the front door. Vehicle access is through electric wrought iron gates to large external courtyard area itself walled. Ample off road parking and turning space. Recently rebuilt garaging and stores to the north-east boundary incorporates a 5 bay open garage and 2 large garden stores. Further double garage and store with the East Lodge attached.
Through a wooden garden gate are formal landscaped walled gardens divided into distinct areas with lily pond, established, well stocked herbaceous borders, several terraces and manicured lawns. There is a kitchen garden with fruit and vegetables as well as a greenhouse.
Services: - Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. Oil fired central heating. Oil fired Aga also provides hot water. BT and broadband subject to usual transfers. Security alarm. Both flats and the East Lodge have electric night storage heating and immersion for hot water.
Tenure Freehold. Council Tax Band The Gate House Band G; Flat 1 Band B; Flat 2 Band B; East Lodge Band B
Agents Note: for the purpose o f post and local taxes the East Lodge is known as 21 Broad Street, Syresham, NN13 5HS.
Please note: particulars prepared and photographs taken -August 2012
Acreage: 0.8 Acres
(NN13 5HP) From the M40 (J10) Ardley, take the A43 north in the direction of Silverstone. Pass 3 exits for Brackley taking the next exit for Syresham. On entering the village take the second turning on the left in to Bell Lane. Follow the road around, along the property's long stone boundary wall on the right, parking in front of the Gate House archway. Enter on foot though the courtyard to the main entrance.
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