The Northgates


Property Features

  • 6 Bedrooms Detached Country House
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Library
  • Courtyard
  • Outbuildings
  • Bespoke Greenhouse
  • Large Garden and Lake
  • Double Garage
  • Dutch Barn
  • Approx. 8 Acres of Land

Property Summary

Located in a secluded spot at the end of its own sweeping drive this elegant, beautifully presented six bedroom country home provides spacious, airy accommodation over two floors. Built in 1854, it has outstanding far reaching views over three counties, a double garage, a bespoke green house, numerous outbuildings arranged around a courtyard, formal gardens orchard and woodland with a lake and paddocks totalling approx.8 acres.

Constructed in stone with mostly double glazed wooden windows under pitched tiled roofs the property has been carefully restored and upgraded to a very high standard retaining a wealth of original features including working fireplaces, moulded skirting boards and architraves, panelled walls and internal doors, some part glazed. An oil fired boiler provides hot water and heating to radiators throughout and underfloor heating to the New Room and adjoining cloak room.

Full Details

Entrance to property through part glazed door into:

Tiled floor and part glazed door into:

ENTRANCE HALL: (20'7'' x 20'0'' narrowing to 13'11'')
Dual aspect windows to front and back overlooking the courtyard. Two fluted Doric columns. Adam style fireplace with inset wood burner. Concealed door to cloaks cupboard. Oak staircase with square spindles and newels. Door to:

Concealed fuse box. Doors to the following:

Window to the courtyard, low level WC, wall-mounted wash basin with taps. Recessed shelving.

DINING ROOM: (12'0'' x 13'9'')
Windows to the front. The owners tell us that the oak panelling originates from the judges dressing room at The Old Bailey.

PANTRY: (6'7'' x 13'9'')
Window to front. Original flag stone floor and built in cupboards and shelves to two sides.

Part glazed partition door to continuation of corridor with doors to the following:

DRAWING ROOM: (23'10'' x 13'8'')
Windows to front with original shutters. Fireplace with wooden surround, tiled hearth and iron grate. Bespoke built in cupboards with matching glazed doors over and interior lights.

GARDEN ROOM: (8'8'' x 22'8'')
Window to front, part glazed door and matching glazed windows to back and full length of the room, overlooking the terrace and walled garden, with views to the lake and countryside beyond. Original flag stone floor, recess with brick arch.

Window to back and internal window to New Room. Tongue and groove paneling to dado rail height. Feature inglenook fireplace with wood burner and bread oven door. Kitchen units, tall dresser unit with drawers and cupboard beneath, another one with wooden worktop and drawer and shelf under and one with butler sink with mixer tap, wooden draining board and cupboard under. Door to New Room and Opening into:

SNUG: (11'6'' x 14'3'')
Windows to back and side. Fireplace with raised grate and tiled hearth. Built in shelving.

From Winter Dining Room door into:

KITCHEN: (16'1'' x 9'5'')
Windows to courtyard. Wooden worktops and base units with drawers and cupboards and matching wall units with lights beneath and plate rack. Integrated double fridge and fridge freezer, dishwasher, single electric oven and microwave. Four-ring electric hob with extractor fan over and four oven, oil fired AGA. Composite 1½ bowl drainer sink with mixer tap. Door to New Room. Door to:

BACK HALLWAY: (12'0'' x 9'9'')
Slit windows to courtyard and New Room, external door to courtyard. Back stairs to first floor. Door to:

UTILITY ROOM: (24'3'' x 12'1'' narrowing to 6'10'')
Large windows to courtyard. Travertine tiled floor. L-shaped wooden base unit with doors and drawers under. Matching worktop with draining board and integrated double butler sink with mixer tap. Tiled splash back. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Floor to ceiling built in shelving. Recessed Worcester boiler and fuse box at high level. External door to courtyard with glazed panel over and sunken doormat. Doors to the following:

DOUBLE GARAGE: (14'9'' x 26'4'')
Window to side. Electric up and over metal door. Access to back of boiler and cupboard housing under floor heating controls. Built in storage cupboards and roof access hatch. Light and power.

Travertine tiled floor, under floor heating, part glazed external door to garden and green house. Doors to the following:

Travertine tiled floor, under floor heating, low level WC, chrome ladder style radiator/towel rail and oak vanity unit with contemporary circular wash basin with waterfall mixer tap and tiled splash back.

NEW ROOM: (24'5'' x 13'6'')
Velux roof lights with remote controlled opening/closing and blinds and glazed bi-folding doors with matching windows to each side with breathtaking views over the garden, lake and countryside beyond. Travertine tiled floor, under floor heating.

From BACK HALLWAY stairs to:

Window to courtyard, steps and doors to the following:

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE: (16'9'' x 11'11'')
Window to side overlooking the garden, lake and countryside beyond.
Door to:

Roof light to side overlooking the garden, lake and countryside beyond. Travertine floor, shower cubicle with curved sliding doors, tiling to two walls, mixer valve and showerhead on rail. Built in storage to one side with concealed cistern, WC and wash basin with mixer tap and illuminated mirror over. Heated towel rail.

Window with frosted glass onto landing also window to side overlooking the garden, lake and countryside beyond. Sunken bath with mixer tap, low level WC and tiled vanity unit with integrated wash basin with taps. Heated towel rail. Victorian fireplace with tiled hearth.

BEDROOM SIX / DRESSING ROOM: (16'1'' x 11'10'')
Window to courtyard, built in wardrobes to two sides with hanging rails and shelves. Double doors to:

Two access hatches to lofts one part boarded with light and loft ladder. Doors to the following:

Windows to back. Built in cupboards with shelving, matching airing cupboard with slatted shelving housing hot water tank. Tongue and groove panelling to dado rail height on walls. Free standing claw foot bath with brass mixer tap and shower head, vanity unit with integrated period wash basin with mixer tap, WC and heated towel rail. Fireplace and roof access hatch.

BEDROOM TWO: (21'2'' x 11'5'')
Double aspect windows to front and side overlooking the garden, lake and countryside beyond. Fireplace.

BEDROOM FOUR: (14'0'' x 11'1'')
Window to back, fireplace.

Window to back. Rectangular shower cubicle, tiling to two walls Mira mixer valve and shower head on rail, low level WC and vanity unit with integrated wash basin, taps and illuminated mirror over. Ladder style heated towel rail, Victorian fireplace and protruding walk in wardrobe with shelving. Door to corridor.

BEDROOM FIVE: (14'3'' x 10'9'')
Windows to front. Fireplace. Door to:

Window to front. Corner shower cubicle, tiling to two walls, curved sliding glazed doors, shower valve and head on rail, low level Saniflo WC and vanity unit with integrated wash basin, taps and illuminated mirror over. Radiator with integrated towel rail. Door to:

BEDROOM THREE: (10'10'' x 14'4'')
Window to front. Walk in wardrobe with light, hanging rail, shelving and access to Saniflo cistern and shower pump.

LIBRARY: (20'7'' x 21'11'')
Double aspect with windows to front and side. Fireplace with tiled hearth, custom built shelving to two walls. Staircase descending to entrance hall.



Door to one side into:

WORKSHOP: (6'2'' x 16'0'')
Window, light and power.

COAL SHED: (5'5'' x 12'2'')


Space for two cars. Window to back and light. Sliding door into:

STORAGE SHED: (15'5'' x 16'0'')
Windows to courtyard and back. Power and light.

LEAN-TO STORAGE (POTTING) SHED: (4'8'' x 14'2'')

Bespoke "HARTLEY BOTANIC" GREEN HOUSE: (11'9'' x 16'9'')
With wooden staging and raised bed. Power, lighting, water and Belfast sink

The approach is over a cattle grid along a tarmac drive leading to a second cattle grid to a gravelled parking area, with access to the garage and the courtyard. To the right through wrought iron gates a gravelled drive leads around to the main entrance to the front.
The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, a variety of shrubs, flower borders and a SUMMER HOUSE. There is a walled garden with terrace and access to cellar. A kitchen garden, orchard and lake. One large and three small fenced PADDOCKS, a DUTCH BARN with water and power, SHED and a FIELD SHELTER with mains water.

Mains electric and water. Private drainage. Combination of oil fired central heating and under floor heating. Private telephone exchange with five extensions. BT infinity broadband. EPC E - Council Tax Band F.