Property of the week: Go directly to jail, do not pass go

June 21, 2019
Main Entrance

Built in 1857, this Victorian gothic styled property was originally used as a divisional magistrate and police station. It has been transformed over the years to provide a nine bedroom family house containing the original jail cells and courtroom.

For anyone wanting to experience sleeping in a jail cell, this could be your chance! Three bedrooms, known as the ‘jail cell bedrooms’, can be found at the rear of the house with vaulted brick ceilings. The rooms even include the hatches that were used to give the prisoner’s food and a spiral stone staircase used to bring the inmates into the courtroom.


Jail bedroom
One of three the jail cell bedrooms (via Savills)


Also located on the ground floor is a large kitchen, a second kitchen/ utility area, sitting room, dining room, boiler room, reception room and gym.

There is also a striking entrance hall with a sweeping staircase originally designed to impress people with high ranking and status. This leads up to the remarkable courtroom with a Victorian style vaulted ceiling.


Court room
Victorian style baronial room (via Savills)


It is understood that the property, known as The Old Court, was previously a blooming B&B. This isn’t surprising- even though there is a vast amount of space amounting to 6600 square feet, the home allows for plenty of privacy.

The master bedroom comes complete with a Jacuzzi bath and a large walk-in shower. There are four extra rooms on this floor, some with their own hot tubs. A further two bedrooms can be found on the second floor.


Master bedroom
Master bedroom with Jacuzzi bath (via Savills)


A massive 26ft games room accessed through a glass bridge from the courtroom is also on the first floor along with an alluring spa room located in the tower of the building. The spa contains a sauna and a Whirlpool Jacuzzi bath, perfect for relaxing and self-pampering!


Double garages
Double garage and plenty of street parking (via Savills)


The Old Court has a gated front courtyard with a quiet terrace, pond and waterfall, perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining. There is plenty of street parking and a double garage.


Pond with secluded terrace and waterfall (via Savills)


Miles Shipside, director at Rightmove said: “Style-wise, the Gothic design of the property really sets this place apart and I’m sure it would make a pretty amazing place to host a Halloween party.”


This property is on sale for a guide price of £795,000 via Savills


Image credit: Savills 


Zynab Sandhu