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Gaugers House is a beautiful, stone built, period home that dates back to 1704, it’s breathtakingly pretty and oh-so hidden away… from the moment you first set eyes on its chocolate box exterior you know you’re somewhere special.
The property rests in an enchanting and peaceful location amongst approximately a quarter of an acre of pretty gardens in what is truly an area of outstanding natural beauty with splendid pastoral views and vistas as far as the eye can see. Lovingly restored by our clients 15 years ago with attention to detail and total respect for the properties heritage, this stunning home is a sanctuary of intrigue and history that combines all the features of a period property with all the comforts of a modern home.
The main house covers over 3957 square feet with an attached annex providing a further 479 square feet and a detached summer house that offers an additional 441 square feet of ancillary space - the arrangement and flow of accommodation makes it an ideal property for families, for codependent living and anyone looking to work from home.
Internal inspection is simply a must as each room reveals a cornucopia of treasures with highlights including stone flooring, original beams, vaulted ceilings, authentic panelled doors and exposed brickwork. The homes plentiful rooms are spacious and light filled, with wonderful areas to relax in, you could cosy up by a roaring open fire, bake breads and cakes in the fabulously spacious kitchen, enjoy hot chocolate by the AGA or soak up the sunshine in the summer on one of the numerous patios while enjoying alfresco dining, this property offers a complete change of pace for any buyer with countryside, big colourful skies and the deafening sound of rural silence.
Accommodation covers over 4877 square feet in total, with brief highlights including entrance hallway, sitting room, sun room, dining room, snug, breakfast room, kitchen, utility room, and a handy downstairs shower room. On the first floor there are five fabulous bedrooms, a dressing room, and a four piece family bathroom. The annex accommodation combines with the main living area to provide a further kitchen, with a sitting and dining area and a separate laundry room. On the first floor there is a lounge, a bedroom and shower room which also have their own private access. The pretty, detached summer house has over 440 square feet of space and includes a two piece cloaks/wc, this would be ideal ancillary space with its own access and gardens.
The property is approached via a tranquil country lane that leads to a gated plot with a cobbled courtyard that provides extensive parking. The gardens extend to around a quarter of an acre in total and surround the house affording it a high degree of privacy with areas perfect for entertaining on a grand scale, with York stone patios and a hot tub area. Along with the formal gardens there is a gated paddock, a further parking area/yard with two stable blocks and kennels.
Make no mistake, Gaugers House is an extraordinary rural escape, it is elegant and voluminous yet it is comfortable and cosy, it has that little extra something and it is totally unique. Its generous living spaces offer a truly aspirational lifestyle, it’s a home where you can escape, a place where you can wind back the clock to a more carefree lifestyle, a simpler time, for perfect relaxed, convivial times for you, your family and friends. Books and games, dog basket and bowl, a home for your happy family. Early morning mists and pristine hills; your love affair with the outdoors begins, quite literally, on your doorstep. There’s palpable sense of history and atmosphere here and we welcome you to fall in love with this special home just as much as we have.