3 bedroom detached house for saleKnaphill
Bluegates is a remarkable period cottage which has huge depth of character and is without question a building of historical interest having once been one of Henry VIIIs hunting lodges. The house sits in a very private setting behind a substantial brick wall which gives it a wonderful feeling of seclusion with gardens on two sides that are beautifully enclosed by a whole string of mature trees. The house is originally believed to have been built in 1550 but has later 19th century additions and has beautiful white rendered and beamed elevations under a clay tiled roof. Throughout the house there are a whole host of wonderful period features that one would hope to find in a home of this age such as lead light windows, beamed walls and ceilings and a very appealing sense of character that runs through the house as a whole.
On the ground floor the accommodation centres around a large and very welcoming dining hall with a heavily beamed ceiling and a very attractive solid wood floor as well as a lovely double aspect to the front and rear through diamond lead light windows. The principal sitting room at the far end of the house has a triple aspect as well as a door that leads out onto the side terrace while, occupying almost the whole of one wall is a stunning inglenook fireplace with a heavy oak mantle above which currently houses a large log burner. At the other end of the house is a very comfortable breakfast/family room again with a heavily beamed ceiling which in turn leads through to the kitchen. In the kitchen there is a range of wooden units and space for a cooker, fridge freezer and dishwasher and a stable door that leads out to the rear.
On the first floor the bedrooms continue in the same warm and comfortable vein with the master bedroom at one end having a bright double aspect as well as its own full en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has a lovely outlook over the front garden through leaded light windows as well as beautifully beamed walls while the third bedroom likewise overlooks the front and has a range of built in wardrobes. Adjacent to the third bedroom there is also a very useful study area which would equally well make a very good en-suite dressing room to the third bedroom if preferred. All in all this is a truly unique period home and a very rare opportunity indeed to buy a small piece of local history.
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