4 bedroom House - Detached (Sold)

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SOLD BY THE PROBATE PROPERTY SHOP! A Grade II Listed Gothic Revival property of considerable character and potential with large mature gardens and outbuildings. (Property Ref: THEGATEHOUSE)

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Overall Description

This detached Grade II Listed character property was built in 1832 in the Gothic Revival style by the Revd R.U. Calvert, and has an interesting history as it was originally a part of the larger Hunsdonbury next door, but the removal of a central wing in the 1950's created two properties, of which this is the smaller. The property has many typical Georgian Gothic Revival features including a steeply pitched roof with pointed gables, stone parapets, carved stone arrow slits, stone mullion windows with arched casements, and carved stone grotesques. Inside, the rooms are light, well-proportioned and with good ceiling heights and while there is scope for modernisation and improvement the original character of the property is very much intact. The house sits in mature gardens of approximately 1.2 acres with a sweeping drive leading through double-gates up the the main entrance. There is a separate Coach House which may have potential for conversion for other uses, such as an annexe or home office, subject to the usual consents. If you are looking for an impressive detached character home with potential to put your own stamp on, all within easy reach of London, then The Gate House is definitely worth a visit. We have a Viewing Morning booked from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday the 19th of March so please call to book your time slot.


This most impressive property sits in a tucked away location at the end of a quiet no-through road in Hunsdonbury, just on the edge of the pretty village of Hunsdon. The village has a Village Hall, well regarded school (The Hunsdon JMI School) and excellent gastro Pub (The Fox and Hounds) and is only a four mile drive from Stansted Abbotts and around five or six from Ware, Hertford and Harlow.. Transport links are excellent with the A10 being under a ten minute drive away and Stansted St Margarets Station being even closer with its regular trains to the London Liverpool Street. The property is surrounded by beautiful Hertfordshire countryside so it is ideal for keen walkers or cyclists.


From the driveway a solid wooden front door leads into the:

Entrance Hall - 7.06m x 3.30m (23'2 x 10'10)

Window to front and fan light over door. Slate tiled floor. Arched recess with shelving. Storage cupboard housing electrics with further cupboard above. Stairs to first floor. Door to stairs down to LARGE CELLAR.

Cloakroom - 1.65m x 1.27m (5'5 x 4'2)

Window to front. Coat hooks. Door to:

Dowstairs WC - 2.51m x 1.17m (8'3 x 3'10)

Window to front. Low-level wc. Wash-hand basin with tiled splash-back. Radiator.

Drawing Room - 6.07m x 5.46m (19'11 x 17'11)

A large triple aspect room with windows to front, side and rear. Original fireplace with marble matlepiece with iron grate and convection box. Fitted book case. Three radiators.

Sitting Room - 5.31m x 4.22m (17'5 x 13'10)

Window and French doors to side. TV aerial point. Radiator.

Kitchen - 4.17m x 3.91m (13'8 x 12'10)

Window to side. OIl-fired 5-oven Aga (serviced annually). Kitchen units with roll-top work surfaces and one and a half bowl sink unit. Gas hob (run on bottled gas). TV aerial point. Telephone point. Door to garden.

Conservatory - 4.75m x 4.62m (15'7 x 15'2)

Timber construction with French doors out to the patio. Patterned tiled floor. Radiator.

First Floor - 7.62m x 1.52m (25' x 5')

From the hallway a turned staircase with half landing leads to the first floor landing. Window to rear. Radiator. Stairs to second floor.

Master Bedroom - 5.49m x 5.18m (18' x 17')

Windows to front and side. Telephone point. Two radiators. Door into the:

Dressing Room - 2.49m x 1.50m (8'2 x 4'11)

Window to front.

Bathroom - 2.90m x 1.42m (9'6 x 4'8)

Window to side. Panel bath. Low-level wc. with tiled splash-back. Mirror. Double shaver socket. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 4.14m x 3.48m (13'7 x 11'5)

Window to rear and side. Loft hatch. Radiator. Door to:

En-Suite Bathroom - 3.20m x 1.35m (10'6 x 4'5 )

With door into bedroom four, so serving two bedrooms. Window to front. Panel bath. Low-level wc. Wash-hand basin. Radiator.

Bedroom Four - 3.86m x 2.74m (12'8 x 9')

Window to front. Fitted wardrobes (currently used as a dressing room to bedroom three). Walk-in airing cupboard with factory-lagged hot-water cylinder and wooden slatted shelving.

Second Floor - 3.58m x 2.64m (11'9 x 8'8)

From the first floor stairs lead up to the second floor landing. Door out to roof terrace. Door to:

Bedroom Two - 5.56m x 3.94m widest (18'2" x 12'11" widest )

Vaulted ceiling with restricted roof height to edges. Window to front. Fitted shelving. Radiator. Door to:

En-Suite Shower Room - 1.93m x 1.50m (6'4 x 4'11)

Fitted shower cubicle with tiled surround. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin with tiled splash-back. Electric towel-rail.


The property is approached through double gates and up a long driveway to a large gravel parking and turning area. Next to this is THE COACH HOUSE: 26'6 x 18'11 with vaulted ceiling, windows to rear, side and front, original fireplace and wooden double garage doors to the front. CLOAKROOM: 7'11 x 4'10 with high-level wc and Belfast sink. BOILER ROOM: 10'3 x 10 with windows to side and rear, original fireplace and oil-fired central-heating boiler for the main house. STORE ROOM: 10' x 6'11 with fitted shelving and windows to front and side. Just across from the Coach House is the GREENHOUSE: 23'8 x 8'4. The gardens are large - approximately 1.2 acres - and mature with a large central area of lawn and flower beds with mature shrubs and trees. There is a stone patio next to the house.

Services and Other Information

Grade II Listed. Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil-fired central-heating (Boiler n Coach House boiler room, tank in garden to side). Oil-fired AGA (serviced annually). Bottled Calor gas for hob in kitchen. No mains gas to the house. TV aerial. Telephone connected. The sale is subject to probate - please ask for details.