In 2007 "Clockmaker's Cottage" was for sale at £299,000

The Gate House is understood to have been built in the 19th century of traditional brick construction beneath a ‘fish scaled’ tiled roof and with a stunning carved stone façade. This superb example of gothic revival architecture provides a rare opportunity to purchase the former Gate House to the magnificent Hengrave Hall. Listed Grade II as being of specific architectural or historical interest, The Gate House has been subject to restoration and updating and now results in a wonderful and interesting home of great charm and personality with versatile ground floor accommodation. Comprising entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, fitted kitchen, two comfortable bedrooms and bathroom. To the front and rear of The Gate House are delightful gardens providing a pleasant degree of privacy and seclusion.

The accommodation comprises:

Original gothic style oak entrance door to:

Entrance hall with 10’6” ceiling height, a light and airy entrance hall with window to rear, double radiator and cupboard.

Sitting room with 10’6” ceiling height. This charming reception room retains the original arched leaded windows to side. Stone bay window providing delightful views to Hengrave Hall lake. Double radiator.

Dining room This spacious reception room has windows providing pleasant views to gardens and woodland beyond. Traditional cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth. Double radiator, TV point. Shelved storage cupboard.

Kitchen Refitted with matching range of eye level and base storage units providing drawer and cupboard space with worktops. Range of built-in appliances include a Belling four ring electric hob with stainless steel electric oven beneath. Extractor hood. Built-in fridge/freezer. Two ‘magic corner’ cupboards and cupboard concealing the oil fired combination boiler. Window to side.

Side hall Part glazed door to garden. Single radiator.

Bedroom 1 with 10’0” ceiling height. Charming room could easily lend itself for a variety of uses, either as a bedroom or a further reception room, retaining the original stone Gothic-style windows to front. Loft access. Double radiator.

Bedroom 2 Cast iron fireplace standing on a polished granite hearth. Window overlooking rear gardens. Double radiator. Loft access.

Bathroom Refitted with a traditional white suite comprising close-couple WC, pedestal hand wash basin, bath with mains shower over a wooden side panel. Frosted window to rear. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail and light with shaver socket.


The Gate House has one of the finest approaches through a pair of magnificent stone gates with ‘onion finials’. The Gate House enjoys a right of access to an area of shingle situated to the side of the property providing vehicle parking. To the front of The Gate House are flower beds stocked with a variety of flowering plants, shrubs and cottage plants. A shingle pathway leads in turn to the side and rear gardens. The gardens are a charming feature of The Gate House being laid mainly to lawn, bordered and interspersed by numerous mature trees and shrubs whilst providing the occupants with a most pleasant degree of privacy. The gardens are situated adjacent to a small area of woodland belonging to Hengrave Hall. Abutting the rear and side of the property are paved terraces providing pleasant seating areas. There is a brick built outhouse measuring 10’0” x 7’5” of brick construction beneath a slate roof, with plumbing for washing machine, vent for tumble dryer making an ideal utility space.

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