A distinctive property in grounds of approximately 4.5 acres with tennis court and equestrian facilities.
At a first glance Gainsford House looks like a tudor house, however was actually built in 1933 by a local businessman, Mr Nelson Moody, who went to great lengths sourcing reclaimed original 16th century materials. During the war the house was commandeered as a base for the army and carvings can be found marking the occasion of King George V’s jubilee.
Mr Moody himself was a skilled wood carver who has left his own mark in the property including many delightful, historic carvings, such as the grape vine carvings along the cross beam in the hall. The stain glass windows were inspired from his many visits to Cathedral cities, some of the oak panelling and doors originated from Cambridge University Library and the 20ft beam in the lounge was negotiated for over a bottle of port from a local builders yard.
From the impressive entrance hall with its oak panelled walls and hand carved balustrade staircase are the principle reception rooms. The drawing room is a well proportioned room featuring carved oak ceiling beams and a servants door to the kitchen. The focal point of the room is a red brick fireplace housing a multi fuel burner under a bressumer. With a servants door from the kitchen is the magnificent dining room with a superb fireplace with a hand carved period mantle incorporating mirror. There is a sitting room with timbered ceiling. The kitchen/breakfast room is finished with oak fronted units under wooden worktops incorporating a butler sink. There are integrated appliances including dishwasher, fridge and freezer, matching high level cupboards and welsh dresser unit. There is a Rayburn range for cooking and terracotta floor tiling. Off the kitchen is a utility room and cloakroom.
The first floor landing has a beamed ceiling and oak doors to the bedrooms.
The master bedroom has a box bay window with window seat and red brick fireplace with bressumer. From the master bedroom is a large en suite. Bedrooms two and three are good double rooms both having oak beamed ceilings with an oriel bay window in bedroom two. The family bathroom has a four piece suite with roll top bath and walk in shower.
Offers the scope to be used as a suite for a teenager, or nannies accommodation with two large inter-connecting rooms with dormer windows.
Agents Note: Planning permission granted in 2009 for a large ground floor extension creating a large kitchen/breakfast room, separate utility room and additional reception room of large proportions. There is also planning permission for an indoor swimming pool complex.Entrance Hall
18'10" x 10'3"
22'2" x 16'11"
15'9" x 13'
10'8" x 13'
14'2" x 16'11"
En Suite Bathroom
10'3" x 12'7"
13'5" x 13'
13'9" x 13'
20'5" x 9'9"
13'4" max x 9'9" plus alcove