A Rare Find
01 Jun 2022
Absolutely Yorkshire speaks to Andrew Beadnall of Beadnall Copley about a unique opportunity to purchase a stunning property in Boston Spa.
Four Gables on Oak Lane, is a truly stunning example of Arts & Crafts style seven bedroom, five bathroom double fronted and Grade II Listed family home with a separate one bedroom cottage, set within magnificent walled gardens of just over 0.5 acres. Located just off Oaks Lane in the heart of Boston Spa, the property is approached via a gated entrance leading to a sweeping graveled driveway with ample parking for multiple cars.
On the ground floor there is an imposing dining hall with beautiful terracotta tiling, high ceilings and a plethora of period features, a spacious living room with open fire and angular bay window providing lots of natural light, leading onto a second large reception room. On the other side of the house there is a bright and airy kitchen/breakfast room with additional living/breakfast room with additional living area and double doors opening onto the garden, and completing the ground floor accommodation there is a large utility room, separate w/c and small wine cellar.
On the first floor the spacious master bedroom with period fireplace has its own dressing room, which in turn leads onto a luxurious en-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath, whilst there are three further double bedrooms all with en-suite shower rooms and beautiful views over the gardens. Stairs continue up to the second floor, which houses a further three double bedrooms and additional bathroom.
Outside the stunning gardens have been immaculately cared for over the years, with mature trees, flower beds, a vegetable garden with fruit trees, as well as a gazebo, Zen garden and several seating areas, including a lovely south-facing terrace.
At the rear of the house there is a beautifully designed/converted one bedroom garden cottage with open plan kitchen/dining/living area and shower room. A brick built potting shed and glazed garden room are also attached.
The property is in a level walking distance of the village High Street, which supports a first class range of amenities catering for daily needs including a wide range of shops, a superb choice of restaurants, excellent medical centre and popular schools for all age groups. The market town of Wetherby is only a short distance away and due to the position of the property it is considered ideally placed for the commuter due to the close proximity of the A1M.
This truly is a unique opportunity for a buyer to purchase one of Boston Spa’s most fabulous and rarely available family homes. It is on the market for £2,200,000 with Beadnall Copley’s Wetherby office, and Absolutely Yorkshire spoke to find out a little bit more about this special slice of Yorkshire life.
What is the first thing that catches your eye when arriving at the property?
This is a property with the “wow factor”. It has the appearance of a period Manor house usually seen in the Cotswolds. Four Gables has a most imposing style and stands proudly over 3 floors along a private lane amidst glorious, established gardens.
Is it rare for an Arts & Crafts style home like this to come on to the market?
In over 30 years of Beadnall Copley this has to be the finest example of an Arts & Crafts home which has been offered by ourselves. It is very rare for such architectural style properties from this period to come to the market and this is further underlined by the blue plaque at the entry door stating “Four Gables, Built in 1900 by Dr John Henry Whitham, a physician, in the Arts and Crafts style.”
Are there plenty of original period features?
Four Gables, which is Grade II Listed, boasts an amazing array of original features which are indeed a rarity and must be seen to be fully appreciated. The ground floor reception rooms have high ceilings, a plethora of period features and beautiful terracotta tiling.
How stunning is the dining hall?
This truly is one of the main stand out features of Four Gables with an ornate ceiling, imposing archways and a fine return staircase. This undoubtedly looks stunning when dressed for the Christmas season.
What are the other stand out features on the ground floor?
There is a magnificent drawing room with open fire and original surround, angular leaded light bay window with stone mullions, oak flooring and a further ornate ceiling with cornice. In addition there is a separate formal dining room with oak flooring, ornate feature detailing to the ceiling and a full width original panelled wall incorporating display cabinets and storage lockers.
Also on the ground floor there is a bright and airy breakfast kitchen with double doors opening to the garden, large utility room and wine cellar.
What does the master bedroom on the first floor offer?
The spacious master bedroom with period fireplace has its own dressing room in turn leading to a luxurious en-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath.
How would you describe the other bedrooms?
There are three further first floor double bedrooms each with en-suite shower rooms and beautiful views over the gardens. The second floor offers an additional three double bedrooms and further bathroom.
What would we find outside the property?
Stunning, beautiful walled gardens extend to approximately 0.5 acre and have been immaculately cared for over the years with mature trees, flower borders, vegetable garden with fruit trees, gazebo, Zen garden and several interesting seating areas including a lovely south facing terrace. To the rear of the house a brick built potting shed and a charming glazed garden room perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining on long summer nights. Large garaging has been converted into office space / store room.
What could the one bedroom cottage potentially be used for?
The beautifully designed and converted one bedroom garden cottage offers an open-plan living / kitchen dining area and shower room. This provides exquisite self-contained space for staff, family members or visiting guests. For many years this has been a very successful holiday let.
How perfect is the location?
This has to be one of the very finest positions in this hugely popular Spa village situated along a peaceful private lane and is yet only a short walk from Boston Spa High Street providing many fashionable amenities and shops catering for all daily needs. This is a unique opportunity for a buyer to purchase one of the most outstanding family homes in the village.
To book a viewing call Beadnall Copley on 01937 580850 or email email@example.com
As seen in Absolutely Yorkshire Magazine - June 2022 edition